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Pregnant woman dies at Haiti hospital amid strike by staff
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- A bleeding pregnant woman dropped dead after failing to get help at Haiti's largest public hospital amid a six-week-old strike by medical staff.... 5/4/2016 9:09 PM

US declares Aleppo cease-fire, Syria says only for 48 hours
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Sporadic violence persisted in Aleppo on Wednesday as U.S. officials announced an agreement had been reached with Russia to extend Syria's fragile cease-fire to the deeply contested northern city. The Syrian military said the truce would last only 48 hours.... 5/4/2016 8:55 PM

Mexico City declares 3rd day of traffic cuts over high smog
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico City is ordering 40 percent of cars and trucks to stay off the streets Thursday, extending for a third day a traffic cutback aimed at lessening pollution.... 5/4/2016 8:50 PM

Germany: 3rd suspect arrested over Sikh temple blast
BERLIN (AP) -- Police say they have arrested a third suspect over an explosion last month at a Sikh temple in the German city of Essen.... 5/4/2016 8:47 PM

Brazil president impeachment recommended in Senate
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A senator selected as a fact-finder by a special Senate commission considering the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff recommended Wednesday that she be put on trial for possible removal from office.... 5/4/2016 8:41 PM

Residents evacuated as fires threaten Canada oil sands town
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) -- A raging wildfire emptied Canada's main oil sands city, destroying entire neighborhoods of Fort McMurray, Alberta, where officials warned Wednesday that all efforts to suppress the fire have failed.... 5/4/2016 8:16 PM

Europe Central Bank to halt production of 500-euro bills
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Production of the 500-euro banknote is being discontinued amid concerns it had become too popular among crooks and money launderers.... 5/4/2016 8:12 PM

Congo buries its king of rumba, world music star Papa Wemba
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Thousands of Congolese attended the funeral Wednesday of Papa Wemba, a musician known around the world as the king of Congolese rumba.... 5/4/2016 7:58 PM

The Latest: UN aid chief describes 'carnage' in Aleppo
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):... 5/4/2016 7:41 PM

Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to US
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The deputy commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they "threaten" the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported Wednesday.... 5/4/2016 7:14 PM

Tensions surface between Turkish president, prime minister
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Long-denied tensions between Turkey's president and prime minister are beginning to surface publicly, leading to speculation from political observers that the country's powerful leader may be considering replacing the premier with a figure more willing to take a backseat role.... 5/4/2016 7:09 PM

The Latest: 16 Syrians detained in Albania
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Latest on Europe's response to the wave of migration from the Middle East and elsewhere (all times local):... 5/4/2016 7:05 PM

Syrian military confirms 48-hour cease-fire in northern city of Aleppo after U.S.-Russian ...
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian military confirms 48-hour cease-fire in northern city of Aleppo after U.S.-Russian agreement.... 5/4/2016 6:52 PM

Kenya: Baby rescued from collapsed building out of danger
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A baby who survived for nearly four days under the debris of a collapsed building is out of danger, a Kenyan hospital official said Wednesday.... 5/4/2016 6:47 PM

Some 59,000 Syrians, a new high, stranded on Jordan border
HADALAT, Jordan (AP) -- The number of Syrian refugees gathered in remote desert areas on the Jordanian border and waiting to enter the kingdom has risen to a new high of 59,000, the commander of Jordan's Border Guard Forces said Wednesday.... 5/4/2016 6:40 PM

Egypt extends suspension of capital gains tax
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt has extended the suspension of a capital gains tax on the stock market until May 2017.... 5/4/2016 6:33 PM

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after mortar fire
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli aircraft struck five Hamas targets in Gaza on Wednesday in response to mortar rounds fired at Israel from the coastal territory run by the Islamic militant group, the military said.... 5/4/2016 6:28 PM

Global gender gap in politics wide, women legislators say
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Encouraging women to enter local politics, setting quotas in parliaments and pushing legislation on gender equality help narrow gender gaps in politics, participants at a conference of women lawmakers said Wednesday.... 5/4/2016 6:08 PM

Egypt's journalists warn of strike if minister stays
CAIRO (AP) -- Hundreds of Egyptian journalists rallied in Cairo on Wednesday in an escalating standoff with police, threatening a possible strike by media workers if demands including the dismissal of the interior minister are not met.... 5/4/2016 5:51 PM

UN-brokered talks resume in Kuwait on ending Yemen war
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- U.N.-brokered talks aimed at ending Yemen's civil war resumed in Kuwait on Wednesday.... 5/4/2016 5:47 PM

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