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Cambodian police hunt for opposition leader, waylay his car
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Armed security forces raided the headquarters of Cambodia's main opposition party and surrounded the car of its No. 2 leader Thursday in an apparent attempt to apprehend him, but left empty-handed after not finding him in either place, witnesses and officials said.... 5/26/2016 2:39 PM

AP PHOTOS: Israeli transgender contestants ready for finals
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- Contenders in Israel's first transgender pageant have been polishing their moves this week ahead of Friday's competition.... 5/26/2016 2:37 PM

French dock workers throw smoke bombs as protests escalate
LE HAVRE, France (AP) -- French protesters scuffled with police, dock workers set off smoke bombs and union activists disrupted fuel supplies and nuclear plants Thursday in the biggest challenge yet to President Francois Hollande's government as it tries to give employers more flexibility.... 5/26/2016 2:35 PM

Near-record UK immigration figures fuel raging EU debate
LONDON (AP) -- Britain gained 333,000 people through immigration in 2015 - a near-historic high that is fanning the debate about newcomers ahead of a vote next month on whether the country should remain in the European Union.... 5/26/2016 2:25 PM

South African lion _ veteran of 2 escapes _ gets new home
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A South African lion who escaped twice from a national park since last year is being moved to another park where, officials say, there is little chance of a breakout.... 5/26/2016 2:22 PM

Anthony Hopkins overcomes his stage fright in 'The Dresser'
LONDON (AP) -- He's a much-lauded Academy Award-winning performer and his Hannibal Lecter is one of the all-time great movie villains.... 5/26/2016 2:21 PM

Congo and UN campaign kills 23 rebels in North Kivu
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- A Congolese official says at least 23 rebels have been killed in an operation launched in May to combat rebels in the North Kivu province.... 5/26/2016 2:17 PM

The Latest: EU gives Sweden more time on migrant quota
ROME (AP) -- The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):... 5/26/2016 2:15 PM

Spanish police seize 74 elephant tusks in Madrid house
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police say they seized 74 illegally hunted African elephant tusks worth an estimated 200,000 euros ($222,000) and arrested a man who was trying to legalize possession of them so they could be sold.... 5/26/2016 2:12 PM

Dakar biennale fuels new life into Africa's contemporary art
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Videos projected onto massive buildings, pop up art galleries and installations in an old courthouse are features of the Dakar Biennale, Africa's largest contemporary art festival currently enlivening Senegal's capital.... 5/26/2016 2:07 PM

German police probe Britons' 'Hitler salute' at Buchenwald
BERLIN (AP) -- The head of the Buchenwald Memorial site on Thursday blamed growing right-wing populism in Europe for an incident in which members of a British neo-Nazi group appear to have performed a "Hitler salute" at the former concentration camp.... 5/26/2016 2:04 PM

Council of Europe: Detention of lone minors 'unacceptable'
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- It is "unacceptable" for any unaccompanied refugee and migrant children who arrive on the continent to be held in detention centers, one of Europe's top human rights officials said Thursday, calling on European countries to ensure such children can be housed in special facilities and quickly reunited with their families.... 5/26/2016 2:02 PM

UN decries church worship limit in Cyprus' breakaway north
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- A U.N. envoy has expressed "deep concern" over a newly-imposed limit on worship in Orthodox Christian churches inside ethnically divided Cyprus' breakaway Turkish Cypriot north.... 5/26/2016 1:59 PM

EU rescue mission says about 20 corpses identified in Mediterranean in latest sinking of m...
ROME (AP) -- EU rescue mission says about 20 corpses identified in Mediterranean in latest sinking of migrant boat .... 5/26/2016 1:53 PM

Italy coast guard says migrants boat overturns off Libya
ROME (AP) -- A migrant boat overturned off Libya's coast Thursday with an unknown number of passengers on board. At least 88 were rescued by the Italian coast guard, officials said.... 5/26/2016 1:52 PM

Gorbachev barred from visiting Ukraine for Crimea remarks
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Ukrainian intelligence agency SBU says it has barred the last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, from visiting Ukraine for the next five years.... 5/26/2016 1:48 PM

Iraqi PM asks protesters to stay home to aid Fallujah push
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's prime minister appealed on Thursday to Iraqis to postpone the weekly protests due the following day so that security forces can focus on a key military operation aimed at retaking the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group.... 5/26/2016 1:41 PM

The Latest: French police detain 9, scuffle with protesters
LE HAVRE, France (AP) -- The Latest on French labor dispute (all times local):... 5/26/2016 1:41 PM

EU lawmakers seek tougher limits on US data use
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union lawmakers want tougher limits set on the U.S. using information about EU citizens that's exchanged under a new trans-Atlantic data agreement.... 5/26/2016 1:40 PM

Israeli airstrike hits Hamas sites after Gaza rocket attacks
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli aircraft struck two Hamas militant sites in southern Gaza on Thursday in response to rocket fire toward Israel, the Israeli military said.... 5/26/2016 1:37 PM



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