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Japan's prime minister goes to US to showcase close ties
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in the U.S. on Sunday for a weeklong visit to showcase the success of the alliance built from Tokyo's defeat in World War II, while promoting a political agenda based on still stronger military and economic ties.... 4/26/2015 11:43 PM

Australia says Indonesia gave 72 hours notice of executions
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's foreign minister says Indonesia has given two Australians on death row 72 hours notice of their executions.... 4/26/2015 11:30 PM

Shocks terrify survivors of Nepal quake that killed 2,500
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalis braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors of the massive earthquake that ripped across this Himalayan nation a day earlier, killing more than 2,500 people.... 4/26/2015 11:27 PM

Ex- Guantanamo detainees keep up protest in Uruguay
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Four former Guantanamo Bay prisoners protested for a third day Sunday in front of the U.S. Embassy in Uruguay, saying Washington should provide them with housing and financial support because of their prolonged incarceration.... 4/26/2015 10:30 PM

No time to lose: Global response to Nepal quake gears up
LONDON (AP) -- There is still time to save lives - that's why governments and aid agencies Sunday rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle.... 4/26/2015 10:22 PM

Israel says airstrike on Syrian border targeted militants
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military said Sunday it launched an airstrike on its border with Syria after spotting militants carrying a bomb in the Israeli-held Golan Heights.... 4/26/2015 9:52 PM

Winehouse family criticizes 'misleading' movie about singer
LONDON (AP) -- The family of Amy Winehouse has criticized a documentary about the late singer that is due to have its premiere at next month's Cannes Film Festival.... 4/26/2015 9:49 PM

Mustafa Akinci elected leader of breakaway Turkish Cypriots
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Mustafa Akinci, a veteran politician with a strong track record of reaching out to rival Greek Cypriots, was elected Sunday as leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots in ethnically divided Cyprus, pledging to focus his energy on breaking decades of stalemate and achieving an accord reunifying the small island nation.... 4/26/2015 8:46 PM

Officials say heavy rains kill 37 in northwest Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Heavy rains and strong winds tore through northwest Pakistan on Sunday, uprooting trees, collapsing buildings and killing at least 37 people, officials said.... 4/26/2015 8:11 PM

Putin accuses US of supporting separatists in Russia
MOSCOW (AP) -- In a new documentary, Russian President Vladimir Putin says intercepted calls showed that the U.S. helped separatists in Russia's North Caucasus in the 2000s, underscoring his suspicions of the West.... 4/26/2015 8:01 PM

Official: Palestinian operatives helped free Syria hostages
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A top Palestinian intelligence official provided first details Sunday of the release of two Swedish hostages held in Syria for 17 months, saying the captors drove them to a pre-arranged drop-off point, pushed them out of the car and sped off.... 4/26/2015 7:21 PM

Salma Hayek visits Lebanon to launch film 'The Prophet'
BCHARRE, Lebanon (AP) -- Salma Hayek is in Lebanon, her first visit to her ancestral homeland, to launch "The Prophet," an animated feature film she co-produced.... 4/26/2015 6:45 PM

Greenpeace spots 3-mile oil slick off Spain's Canary Islands
MADRID (AP) -- Greenpeace has called on Spain's government to dedicate more resources to cleaning up an oil spill rising up from a sunken fishing trawler off the Canary Islands after spotting a five-kilometer (3-mile) slick.... 4/26/2015 6:36 PM

Nigeria recalls diplomats from South Africa over attacks
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria is recalling its top diplomats in South Africa because of "ongoing xenophobia targeting foreigners," according to a government statement.... 4/26/2015 6:13 PM

France detains 3 new suspects in thwarted attack probe
PARIS (AP) -- French police have detained three people in an investigation into an alleged plot to attack a church near Paris, authorities said Sunday.... 4/26/2015 5:33 PM

3 young women jailed in Russia for twerking next to monument
MOSCOW (AP) -- A court in southern Russia has sentenced three young women to brief jail terms for making a video showing them twerking next to a World War II memorial.... 4/26/2015 5:29 PM

Israeli military indicts 3 soldiers for looting in Gaza war
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military announced Sunday it indicted three soldiers for allegedly taking money from a building in Gaza during last year's war against Hamas militants.... 4/26/2015 5:13 PM

Fighting rages in Yemen's 3rd-largest city, strikes continue
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Deadly street battles raged in Yemen's third-largest city on Sunday, as airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels struck targets in several cities, security officials said.... 4/26/2015 4:39 PM

Activists: Syrian air raids kill 34 in northwestern town
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government aircraft pounded opposition-held areas in the country's northwest on Sunday, killing at least 34 in one strike on a town near the Turkish border, activists said.... 4/26/2015 4:15 PM

Quake agony revealed quietly on trip from Nepal airport
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Soon after landing at Kathmandu airport, the Thai Airways captain made a bizarre announcement to passengers: Nobody is in the control tower.... 4/26/2015 3:58 PM

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