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QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, battle with security forces, 19 passengers killed.... 5/29/2015 7:33 PM

Canada to strip citizenship of dual-national terror convicts
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada can revoke the Canadian citizenship of dual nationals convicted of terrorism or other high crimes under a controversial new law.... 5/29/2015 7:29 PM

UN nuke agency report shows Iran probe essentially stalled
VIENNA (AP) -- Amid accelerated international efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the U.N. atomic agency on Friday reported that work on a key element - an assessment of allegations that Tehran worked on atomic arms - remains essentially stalled.... 5/29/2015 7:29 PM

IS claims suicide bombing on Shiite mosque in Saudi, 4 dead
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque during Friday prayers, killing four people in the second such attack in as many weeks claimed by the Islamic State group.... 5/29/2015 7:13 PM

What lies ahead for FIFA and Sepp Blatter in his 5th term
ZURICH (AP) -- The FIFA election is won and done. Sepp Blatter's problems, however, are far from over.... 5/29/2015 7:10 PM

Russia: Rocket failure was due to vibrations
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian space officials say this month's launch failure of a Proton rocket was due to excessive vibrations in the engine of the rocket's third stage.... 5/29/2015 7:02 PM

THE LATEST: South American nations voted against Blatter
ZURICH (AP) -- The latest on FIFA developments:... 5/29/2015 7:01 PM

No 'miracle' solution at Asian migrant crisis meeting
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand hosted a meeting of 17 countries Friday to address an alarming rise in the number of boat people in Southeast Asian waters.... 5/29/2015 6:43 PM

No major breakthrough at meeting on Asian boat people crisis
BANGKOK (AP) -- A regional conference called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia ended Friday with no major breakthroughs, as Myanmar criticized those blaming it for fueling the crisis and warned that "finger pointing" would not help.... 5/29/2015 6:42 PM

Cuba removed from US terror list
HAVANA (AP) -- The Obama administration on Friday formally removed Cuba from a U.S. terrorism blacklist, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.... 5/29/2015 6:31 PM

Chinese weaponry spotted on artificial island, US says
SINGAPORE (AP) -- U.S. surveillance detected two large artillery vehicles on one of the artificial islands that China is creating in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said Friday, heightening concerns that Beijing could use the land reclamation projects for military purposes.... 5/29/2015 6:22 PM

AP Exclusive: UN rights staff fear for jobs amid abuse case
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N.'s mishandling of child sexual abuse claims against French soldiers has human rights staffers fearing for their jobs as they struggle with how to respond to highly sensitive allegations in the future, according to a letter to the world body's human rights chief obtained by The Associated Press.... 5/29/2015 6:10 PM

Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president
ZURICH (AP) -- Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption.... 5/29/2015 5:55 PM

Experts urge Hungary to probe domestic human trafficking
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- A report by the Council of Europe is urging Hungary to investigate the scale of human trafficking within the country, which it says is on the rise.... 5/29/2015 5:54 PM

Pope praises 'heroism' of parents who decided not to abort
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has praised the "heroism" of parents of gravely ill children who chose not to abort.... 5/29/2015 5:49 PM

Croatian war vets end protest after PM promises to meet them
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- A dramatic two-day protest by over 100 Croatian war veterans ended Friday after Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic promised he would meet with them and hear their demands for more rights.... 5/29/2015 5:46 PM

Gravely ill Russian opposition figure won't be sent abroad
MOSCOW (AP) -- The prominent Russian opposition figure who is being treated at a Moscow hospital after the sudden onset of a mysterious illness won't be taken abroad for care.... 5/29/2015 5:43 PM

A look at FIFA President Sepp Blatter
ZURICH (AP) -- Sepp Blatter, the president of soccer's governing body who was re-elected Friday for a fifth term:... 5/29/2015 5:24 PM

Croatia passes law compensating rape victims from 1990s war
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Croatian lawmakers on Friday passed a bill that compensates the victims of rape during the country's war for independence more than twenty years ago - a move hailed as a late but important step in healing the wounds of the 1991-95 conflict.... 5/29/2015 4:55 PM

Syrian militants advance after seizing government stronghold
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say militants led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria are advancing in the northwestern province of Idlib after capturing a government stronghold.... 5/29/2015 4:31 PM



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