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Migrants' protest convoy reaches Mexico City with complaints
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- About 200 participants in a protest convoy of Central American migrants arrived in Mexico's capital Saturday and filed abuse complaints with the government's National Human Rights Commission.... 4/19/2015 12:12 AM

French replica of revolutionary frigate sets sail for Boston
FOURAS, France (AP) -- With champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a painstakingly built replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American revolutionaries set sail Saturday for the U.S. East Coast.... 4/18/2015 9:39 PM

Ex-boxing champ Wilfredo Gomez detained, but no charges
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Former three-time boxing champion Wilfredo Gomez will not face any charges after police detained him Saturday while investigating allegations of domestic violence, authorities said.... 4/18/2015 8:37 PM

Pope hopes Milan world's fair will help environmental effort
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis says Milan's world's fair, which opens on May 1, can inspire decision-makers to help save the "health of the planet that God entrusted to the care of the human race."... 4/18/2015 8:01 PM

Spain PM says fraud probe into ex-minister damages his party
MADRID (AP) -- An investigation into an ex-minister and former International Monetary Fund chief over alleged fraud and money laundering is damaging Spain's ruling Popular Party, which faces a general election late this year, the prime minister said Saturday.... 4/18/2015 7:40 PM

Islamic State blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35
FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (AP) -- A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 and wounding 125 in an assault the country's president blamed on the Islamic State group.... 4/18/2015 7:36 PM

Jamaica's government organizes trade mission to Cuba
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- The Jamaican government is organizing a trade mission to Cuba with representatives from 18 private sector companies.... 4/18/2015 7:05 PM

Arrest of Gulf Cartel chief sparks Mexico border gunfights
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Authorities say the arrest of the man who headed the once powerful Gulf Cartel sparked the gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles that left at least three people dead near Mexico's border with the United States.... 4/18/2015 7:03 PM

Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy
ROME (AP) -- Pope Francis on Saturday joined Italy in pressing the European Union to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the Mediterranean during journeys on smugglers' boats to flee war, persecution or poverty.... 4/18/2015 7:02 PM

Yemen militia says it is besieging rebels at strategic base
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Militiamen loyal to Yemen's exiled president besieged an air base Saturday once crucial to the U.S. drone program targeting al-Qaida militants in the country, trying to dislodge the Shiite rebels holding the complex, a spokesman said.... 4/18/2015 5:30 PM

Cyprus passes insolvency laws, clears rescue program hurdle
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Lawmakers in Cyprus on Saturday passed key insolvency laws designed to open the taps for more international bailout cash.... 4/18/2015 4:20 PM

Turin Shroud goes back on display for faithful and curious
TURIN, Italy (AP) -- Turin's archbishop says interest in the Shroud of Turin is so keen that many pilgrims who already saw the burial cloth some believe covered Jesus are returning to see the linen again when it goes back on display starting Sunday.... 4/18/2015 4:20 PM

2 Cuban dissidents up for election in unprecedented vote
HAVANA (AP) -- At least two dissidents made it past a first round of voting and are standing as candidates in municipal elections that will be watched on and off the island Sunday as an unprecedented test of Cuba's single-party system.... 4/18/2015 4:05 PM

Sudan newspaper quotes governor as saying rebels kill 136
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- Sudanese newspapers are quoting a governor as saying that rebels have killed 136 civilians in attacks during the presidential election that ended last week.... 4/18/2015 4:02 PM

Iraqi soldiers enter refinery amid Islamic State attacks
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi soldiers surrounded and entered the country's biggest oil refinery Saturday, which has been besieged for days by Islamic State militants, a senior official said.... 4/18/2015 3:25 PM

South Africa faces crisis over anti-immigrant attacks
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's president on Saturday canceled a foreign trip in order to deal with a wave of attacks on immigrants that have killed at least six people. In the latest violence, mobs attacked shops owned by foreign nationals in a poor area of Johannesburg.... 4/18/2015 3:18 PM

Nepal marks anniversary of deadliest Everest avalanche
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal on Saturday marked the anniversary of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche with a memorial and a government announcement that it will set up a welfare fund for mountaineering and trekking workers in the Himalayan nation.... 4/18/2015 3:08 PM

UN: Assailants attack convoy, kill 2, wound 1 in north Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Two assailants attacked a United Nations convoy of civilian workers in northern Mali, killing two and wounding another, the peacekeeping mission said Saturday.... 4/18/2015 2:26 PM

Bangladesh guardedly welcomes Benetton factory victim pledge
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A Bangladeshi garment industry leader on Saturday guardedly welcomed Italian retailer Benetton's pledge of more than $1 million to victims of a factory collapse that killed over 1,100 people two years ago, saying it had come late but was appreciated.... 4/18/2015 1:59 PM

Egypt runners defy Cairo mayhem as sport's popularity grows
CAIRO (AP) -- Young Egyptians are once again organizing on social media and taking to the streets of Cairo by the hundreds every Friday, not to protest injustice or clash with police, but to enjoy long runs through one of the world's most crowded and chaotic cities.... 4/18/2015 1:58 PM



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