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What will get Europe's economy rolling again?
SINTRA, Portugal (AP) -- What's behind Europe's sluggish recovery and high jobless rate? What can central banks and governments do to get things going?... 5/23/2015 1:42 PM

Southeast India heat wave kills about 230 in past 5 weeks
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- About 230 people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast Indian states, officials said Saturday.... 5/23/2015 1:41 PM

UN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flight
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of people from Myanmar and Bangladesh to flee by sea, leaving many still stranded in boats.... 5/23/2015 1:35 PM

UN envoy: IS poised to become 'serious threat' in Libya
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) -- The United Nations envoy on Libya says that Islamic State extremists can "become a very serious threat" in the country within months if rival governments fail to reach a unity deal.... 5/23/2015 1:31 PM

Thousands attend Italian nun's beatification in Kenya
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Nyeri in central Kenya to attend the beatification ceremony of an Italian nun who worked for many years in the East African nation.... 5/23/2015 1:30 PM

6 missing after fire at guesthouse in southern Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- Six people are missing and feared dead after a fire at a guesthouse in southern Germany, police said Saturday.... 5/23/2015 1:23 PM

Congo electoral commission updates voter list
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Congo's national electoral commission says it has updated the country's electoral list to reassure voters ahead of local and provincial elections this year.... 5/23/2015 1:21 PM

Egypt court acquits 17 in protest that saw mother shot dead
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court acquitted 17 people on Saturday over taking part in an unsanctioned demonstration earlier this year that saw a young mother shot to death in downtown Cairo.... 5/23/2015 1:13 PM

Greece will not accept 'humiliating' terms, premier says
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has told leaders of the governing Radical Left Coalition that Greece is ready to accept a "viable and long lasting" deal with its lenders, but not on "humiliating terms."... 5/23/2015 1:10 PM

China-Taiwan talks seek to maintain momentum for closer ties
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Negotiators from Taiwan and China met Saturday for talks in an attempt to maintain momentum for the forging of closer ties in the face of a skeptical Taiwanese public.... 5/23/2015 12:49 PM

Myanmar president signs off on controversial population law
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's president has signed off on a law requiring some mothers to space their children three years apart despite objections by a visiting senior U.S. diplomat and rights activists, who worry it could be used not only to repress women, but also religious and ethnic minorities.... 5/23/2015 12:25 PM

Cyprus' rival leaders take stroll through divided capital
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders took a stroll together on both sides of the divided capital's medieval center on Saturday to raise the feel-good factor as talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically split island kick into gear.... 5/23/2015 12:13 PM

AP Interview: Top UN official says Europe must open borders
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) -- Borders must be "open to Syrians everywhere," including in Europe, to help ease the burden of Middle Eastern countries that have absorbed close to 4 million Syrian refugees, the head of the U.N. refugee agency said Saturday.... 5/23/2015 12:07 PM

Syrian official: Islamic State militants in Palmyra's museum
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Islamic State fighters broke into the museum of the ancient town of Palmyra, though its artifacts have been removed and are safe, a Syrian official said Saturday.... 5/23/2015 12:02 PM

Roadside bomb kills 2, including Afghan district chief
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed two people, including a district administrative chief, in the country's south.... 5/23/2015 11:39 AM

Japan pledges climate change aid to Pacific island nations
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan pledged Saturday 55 billion yen ($450 million) in aid to Pacific island nations that are battling rising sea levels and natural calamities as a result of global warming.... 5/23/2015 11:39 AM

57 dead in China floods, including 2 kids on overloaded bus
BEIJING (AP) -- The death toll in China's latest round of flooding has risen to at least 57, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorized passenger load that plunged into a pond, authorities said Saturday.... 5/23/2015 11:33 AM

Iran says Djibouti turned away aid plane for Yemeni refugees
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian state television is reporting that authorities in Djibouti have turned away aid plane for Yemeni refugees there.... 5/23/2015 11:31 AM

Islamic State group radio claims Saudi mosque suicide attack
CAIRO (AP) -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, warning that more "black days" loom ahead in a direct challenge to the rulers of the Sunni kingdom.... 5/23/2015 10:48 AM

Both sides say Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage
DUBLIN (AP) -- Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued.... 5/23/2015 10:25 AM



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