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Australia arrests 5 on charges of plotting ANZAC Day attack
SYDNEY (AP) -- Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said.... 4/18/2015 5:09 AM

Gunfights and roadblocks hit Mexican border city; 3 dead
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) -- Gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles broke out Friday in the border city of Reynosa, across from McAllen, Texas, leaving at least three dead, Mexican authorities said.... 4/18/2015 3:57 AM

Colombia's president wants rebels to set deadline for peace
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- President Juan Manual Santos delivered a sharp rebuke to Colombia's largest rebel group Friday, calling on its leaders to set a deadline to reach a peace deal following this week's slaughter of 11 soldiers while they were sleeping.... 4/18/2015 12:51 AM

Report says China building airstrip on reclaimed island
BEIJING (AP) -- China is building an airstrip on an artificially created island in a disputed section of the South China Sea, according to independent analysts, a move the U.S. has warned could raise tensions in the area.... 4/18/2015 12:11 AM

Guatemalan ex-dictator's daughter announces presidential bid
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- The daughter of Efrain Rios Montt, the former dictator facing charges of genocide for massacres committed during his 1982-83 regime, is running for president of Guatemala.... 4/17/2015 11:45 PM

Bahamas R&B singer Johnny Kemp of 'Just Got Paid' fame dies
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Bahamian R&B singer Johnny Kemp, who is best known for the hit song "Just Got Paid," has died in Jamaica. He was 55.... 4/17/2015 11:32 PM

Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years
BEIJING (AP) -- A Beijing court sentenced a veteran Chinese journalist to seven years in prison Friday on charges of leaking a document detailing the Communist Party leadership's resolve to aggressively target civil society and press freedom as a threat to its monopoly on power.... 4/17/2015 11:16 PM

Iran urges UN to try to end Saudi-led bombing in Yemen
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister urged U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday to try to end "the senseless aerial attacks" in Yemen by a Saudi-led coalition and establish a cease-fire.... 4/17/2015 9:56 PM

Amid growing migrant crisis, 20 burn victims rescued at sea
MILAN (AP) -- The unabated flow of migrants fleeing instability in Libya brought a new horror on Friday: The discovery of 20 migrants adrift at sea who had suffered grave burn injuries in a cooking gas explosion before departing Libya, and then were forced onto a smuggler's boat without treatment.... 4/17/2015 8:33 PM

Canada charges 4 British Navy sailors with sex assault
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's military on Friday charged four British Navy sailors with sexual assault causing bodily harm at a Canadian Forces base in Halifax, Nova Scotia.... 4/17/2015 8:25 PM

Garcia Marquez remembered on anniversary of death
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- From hundreds of public readings in Mexico to an exhibit in Bogota displaying the typewriter off which flew the pages of "One Hundred Years of Solitude," fans of Gabriel Garcia Marquez honored the Nobel laureate Friday on the one-year anniversary of his death.... 4/17/2015 8:22 PM

Iraqi officials believe Saddam's top deputy killed
BAGHDAD (AP) -- He was the last member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the "king of clubs" on the U.S. military's deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime fugitives.... 4/17/2015 7:59 PM

US troops arrive in Ukraine for training exercises
MOSCOW (AP) -- About 300 US Army paratroopers on Friday arrived in Ukraine for training exercises with national guard units, a move criticized by Moscow and eastern Ukraine's Russia-backed separatist rebels.... 4/17/2015 7:54 PM

Brazil's Petrobras to release audited financial earnings
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazil's troubled state-owned oil company has said it will reveal its estimate on how much it lost in a sweeping kickback scheme when it releases an audited report of its financial earnings from last year's third and fourth quarters.... 4/17/2015 7:48 PM

Al-Qaida in Yemen takes massive weapons depot from army
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Al-Qaida's Yemen branch routed government forces from a large weapons depot in the country's east on Friday, seizing dozens of tanks, Katyusha rocket launchers and small arms, security officials said, as airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition intensified in the capital, Sanaa, and also in Yemen's second-largest city.... 4/17/2015 7:32 PM

Greece seeks more EU aid to cope with soaring immigration
PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) -- Greece appealed to its European Union partners Friday for more help in policing its sea borders as immigrants increasingly make dangerous journeys to escape war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.... 4/17/2015 7:12 PM

Hezbollah blames Saudi Arabia for spread of extremism
BEIRUT (AP) -- The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group launched his harshest criticism yet of Saudi Arabia on Friday, blaming the kingdom for the spread of extremist ideology in the Muslim world and the killing of civilians in Yemen.... 4/17/2015 6:07 PM

LGBT-rights group urges Guam governor to allow gay marriage
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) -- The nation's largest gay rights organization and Guam's biggest newspaper are blasting the territory's governor for not allowing marriage licenses to be issued to same-sex couples.... 4/17/2015 5:44 PM

UN weather agency scratches 'Isis' from storm name list
BERLIN (AP) -- The United Nations' weather agency has removed "Isis" from a list of future Pacific hurricane names, deeming it inappropriate given that the extremist Islamic State group has used ISIS as an acronym.... 4/17/2015 5:35 PM

After Alps crash, Turkish Air CEO urges pilots to marry
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish Airlines' CEO has one possible solution to avoid another case like last month's Germanwings crash: have pilots get married.... 4/17/2015 5:20 PM

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