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Nigeria's new president pledges fight against Boko Haram
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's new president was sworn in on Friday and pledged to tackle Boko Haram "head on," asserting the fight against the Islamic extremists wouldn't be won until hundreds of schoolgirls abducted last year and other kidnapping victims were brought home alive.... 5/29/2015 9:01 PM

Guatemala: Ex-VP's bank accounts frozen amid graft probe
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- A Guatemalan court froze bank accounts linked to former Vice President Roxana Baldetti, who resigned this month after a corruption scandal reached into her office, the magistrate who made the ruling said Friday.... 5/29/2015 8:59 PM

FIFA scandal reverberating across soccer-crazy South America
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Within hours of the FIFA scandal breaking, Sergio Jadue, the president of Chile's soccer federation, was declaring his innocence even though he wasn't formally accused of anything.... 5/29/2015 8:52 PM

Canada gunman praises Allah in unedited pre-shooting video
TORONTO (AP) -- Footage released Friday of the gunman who killed a soldier at Canada's national war memorial and stormed Parliament before being gunned down shows him asking Allah to praise his actions before last October's attack.... 5/29/2015 8:40 PM

Chinese weaponry spotted on artificial island, US says
SINGAPORE (AP) -- U.S. surveillance detected two large artillery vehicles on one of the artificial islands that China is creating in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said Friday, heightening concerns that Beijing could use the land reclamation projects for military purposes.... 5/29/2015 8:33 PM

No 'miracle' solution at Asian migrant crisis meeting
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand hosted a meeting of 17 countries Friday to address an alarming rise in the number of boat people in Southeast Asian waters.... 5/29/2015 8:32 PM

Officials: Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, kill 19
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Around 20 armed men hijacked two buses in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province, killed 19 passengers and battled with security forces on Friday, a Pakistani official said.... 5/29/2015 8:25 PM

Blatter wins re-election despite FIFA corruption scandal
ZURICH (AP) -- In the end, nothing could stop Sepp Blatter.... 5/29/2015 8:24 PM

THE LATEST: Executive pleads not guilty in FIFA scandal
ZURICH (AP) -- The latest on FIFA developments:... 5/29/2015 8:02 PM

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QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, battle with security forces, 19 passengers killed.... 5/29/2015 7:33 PM

Canada to strip citizenship of dual-national terror convicts
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada can revoke the Canadian citizenship of dual nationals convicted of terrorism or other high crimes under a controversial new law.... 5/29/2015 7:29 PM

UN nuke agency report shows Iran probe essentially stalled
VIENNA (AP) -- Amid accelerated international efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the U.N. atomic agency on Friday reported that work on a key element - an assessment of allegations that Tehran worked on atomic arms - remains essentially stalled.... 5/29/2015 7:29 PM

IS claims suicide bombing on Shiite mosque in Saudi, 4 dead
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque during Friday prayers, killing four people in the second such attack in as many weeks claimed by the Islamic State group.... 5/29/2015 7:13 PM

What lies ahead for FIFA and Sepp Blatter in his 5th term
ZURICH (AP) -- The FIFA election is won and done. Sepp Blatter's problems, however, are far from over.... 5/29/2015 7:10 PM

Russia: Rocket failure was due to vibrations
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian space officials say this month's launch failure of a Proton rocket was due to excessive vibrations in the engine of the rocket's third stage.... 5/29/2015 7:02 PM

No major breakthrough at meeting on Asian boat people crisis
BANGKOK (AP) -- A regional conference called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia ended Friday with no major breakthroughs, as Myanmar criticized those blaming it for fueling the crisis and warned that "finger pointing" would not help.... 5/29/2015 6:42 PM

Cuba removed from US terror list
HAVANA (AP) -- The Obama administration on Friday formally removed Cuba from a U.S. terrorism blacklist, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.... 5/29/2015 6:31 PM

AP Exclusive: UN rights staff fear for jobs amid abuse case
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N.'s mishandling of child sexual abuse claims against French soldiers has human rights staffers fearing for their jobs as they struggle with how to respond to highly sensitive allegations in the future, according to a letter to the world body's human rights chief obtained by The Associated Press.... 5/29/2015 6:10 PM

Experts urge Hungary to probe domestic human trafficking
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- A report by the Council of Europe is urging Hungary to investigate the scale of human trafficking within the country, which it says is on the rise.... 5/29/2015 5:54 PM

Pope praises 'heroism' of parents who decided not to abort
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has praised the "heroism" of parents of gravely ill children who chose not to abort.... 5/29/2015 5:49 PM



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