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Police in China fatally shoot man seeking aid for family
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese police fatally shot a man in northern China who was on his way to Beijing to ask the central government to help house and take care of his sons and elderly mother, police and a lawyer said Wednesday.... 5/6/2015 9:30 AM

Mixed signals emerge for eurozone economy
LONDON (AP) -- Following a solid start to the year, signs emerged Wednesday that the 19-country eurozone economy is losing some traction.... 5/6/2015 9:30 AM

Report: 2.2 million Iraqis displaced by Islamic State
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Norwegian humanitarian group says a record 38 million people have been internally displaced in their countries worldwide, with 2.2 million Iraqis alone forced to flee from their homes in 2014 after the Islamic State group overrun their areas.... 5/6/2015 9:29 AM

Bollywood star Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years
MUMBAI, India (AP) -- One of India's biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, was sentenced to five years in jail Wednesday on charges of running over five men sleeping on a sidewalk and killing one in a hit-and-run case that has dragged for more than 12 years.... 5/6/2015 9:26 AM

Greece makes IMF payment, another looms
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece is making a 200 million euro ($222 million) repayment to the International Monetary Fund, though another, larger one looms next week that it will struggle to manage.... 5/6/2015 9:22 AM

AP Interview: Uganda's president says he's the one bullied
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- There is so much freedom in Uganda that it's nearly anarchy, the country's president joked, stepping carefully around what's an open secret back home: Yoweri Museveni will run for yet another term next year, and surely he will win.... 5/6/2015 9:22 AM

Turkish election board rejects complaint against Erdogan
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's electoral board has rejected a complaint by the main pro-Kurdish party accusing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of violating rules that require him to be impartial.... 5/6/2015 9:21 AM

Engineers inspecting quake-damaged homes in Nepal's capital
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- More than a thousand engineers are checking damaged houses in Nepal's capital and advising people about whether they are safe.... 5/6/2015 9:19 AM

2nd Uber office in China under investigation
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese police have visited Uber offices in a second city in a widening investigation into the company's operations in China.... 5/6/2015 9:14 AM

Migrants' journey doesn't end at Europe's borders
CALAIS, France (AP) -- After crossing seas and continents to reach Europe's outermost borders, desperate migrants don't stop there. They forge onward - including some 2,000 people from Afghanistan, Syria, Eritrea, Sudan and beyond currently camped out amid brush and dunes in the French port of Calais.... 5/6/2015 9:14 AM

Iran to release seized Maersk vessel after it pays fine
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran says a Marshal Islands-flagged cargo vessel seized by Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz will be released within two days, after it pays a fine.... 5/6/2015 9:09 AM

French investigators to release report on Germanwings crash
PARIS (AP) -- France's air accident investigation agency says it will release an interim report about the crash of Germanwings Flight 4525, amid lingering questions about why the co-pilot appeared to intentionally drive the plane into the French Alps.... 5/6/2015 9:03 AM

Russia's failed cargo spacecraft to fall from orbit Friday
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian space agency Roscosmos says the cargo ship that failed in its mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station will fall from orbit on Friday.... 5/6/2015 9:00 AM

BMW profits rise on SUVs, strong sales in UK, US
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- German luxury carmaker BMW increased its profits in the first quarter thanks to strong demand for its expensive SUVs and higher sales in the U.S. and Britain as well as in a recovering European market.... 5/6/2015 8:53 AM

A bit late, Vatican officially approves Junipero sainthood
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican's saint-making office has officially given its thumbs up for the Rev. Junipero Serra to be declared a saint - four months after Pope Francis announced he would canonize the controversial 18th-century missionary during his upcoming visit to the United States.... 5/6/2015 8:50 AM

Germany: 4 arrests in alleged plot to attack Islamic targets
BERLIN (AP) -- German authorities conducted raids across the country on Wednesday, seizing explosives and arresting four people accused of founding a right-wing extremist group to attack mosques and housing for asylum seekers.... 5/6/2015 8:47 AM

Nigerian troops who fled Boko Haram now have them on the run
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- A year ago, a dozen Nigerian troops fighting about 200 Boko Haram militants in the town of Chibok exhausted their ammunition and ran, leaving the road open for the abduction of nearly 300 girls.... 5/6/2015 8:45 AM

Israel's Netanyahu races to form narrow coalition government
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is racing to put together a governing coalition with a deadline only hours away.... 5/6/2015 8:43 AM

For most, N. Korean online shopping not just a click away
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Online shopping has arrived in North Korea, though it's as isolated from the rest of the world as the country itself, and the vast majority of North Koreans lack the technology to use it.... 5/6/2015 8:39 AM

Afghan judge sentences 4 to death in mob killing of woman
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan court on Wednesday convicted and sentenced four men to death for their role in the brutal mob killing of a woman in Kabul in March - a slaying that shocked the nation and spurred calls for authorities to ensure women's rights to equality and protection from violence.... 5/6/2015 8:20 AM

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