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Panama experts to recommend financial system cleanup
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- Panama's government established a committee of independent experts Friday to make recommendations on cleaning up the country's financial system, after leaks of documents from a Panamanian law firm caused an international uproar over offshore accounts.... 4/30/2016 1:29 AM

Parts of India ban daytime cooking as hundreds die of heat
PATNA, India (AP) -- With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials said they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid to prevent accidental fires that have killed nearly 80 more people.... 4/30/2016 12:27 AM

China ambassador says North Korean proposal merits study
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- China's U.N. ambassador says a North Korea proposal under which Pyongyang would halt its nuclear program if the U.S. and South Korea suspend joint military exercises merits consideration.... 4/30/2016 12:16 AM

Kenya police: 6-story residential building collapses in rain
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A six-story residential building in a low income area of the Kenyan capital collapsed Friday under heavy rain and flooding, trapping an unknown number of people in the rubble, Kenyan officials said.... 4/30/2016 12:15 AM

UN proposal demands combatants protect hospitals and doctors
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A proposed U.N. resolution that supporters hope will be adopted next week demands that all parties to conflicts protect medical workers, hospitals and medical facilities against violence and attacks - and face justice if they don't.... 4/29/2016 11:23 PM

Argentina floods swamp soy crop; some must commute by boat
VILLA PARANACITO, Argentina (AP) -- Water levels in the flooded town of Villa Paranacito have risen so much that the best way for residents to commute is by boat.... 4/29/2016 11:21 PM

Gov: Puerto Rico braces for lawsuits as major default looms
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor said Friday that the U.S. territory is bracing for multiple lawsuits as a major default looms over a $470 million bond payment.... 4/29/2016 11:00 PM

Polish firm cuts contracts with 2 stud farms amid turmoil
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A private Polish company said it has ended its contracts with two well-known state-owned stud farms after managers were replaced by the government, highlighting the turmoil surrounding the farms that feature Arabian and other horses.... 4/29/2016 10:13 PM

Top Venezuela beer maker halts production amid shortages
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's largest brewer said it shut down beer production Friday at the last of its four factories due to a shortage of imported supplies.... 4/29/2016 10:05 PM

Pop went the weasel and down went the Large Hadron Collider
GENEVA (AP) -- It's one of the physics world's most complex machines, and it has been immobilized - temporarily - by a weasel.... 4/29/2016 9:39 PM

Mexico arrests 73, breaks up highway blockade
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican police have arrested 73 people after breaking up a protest by taxi drivers that blocked the main highway leading from Mexico City to Acapulco.... 4/29/2016 8:58 PM

Brazil's VP says he will not be a candidate in 2018
SAO PAULO (AP) -- The man in line to become Brazil's next head of state if President Dilma Rousseff is impeached says he won't run for the presidency in 2018 when Rousseff's term comes to an end.... 4/29/2016 8:33 PM

Irish leaders end deadlock, make deal for new government
DUBLIN (AP) -- Ireland's age-old political enemies struck a historic deal Friday night to create a fragile new government following an inconclusive election and two months of deadlock.... 4/29/2016 8:13 PM

Rising violence kills over 200 in a week in Syria's Aleppo
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The Syrian army and rebels unleashed deadly new attacks on each other Friday in Aleppo, with insurgents shelling a mosque during weekly prayers and government airstrikes hitting opposition neighborhoods in escalating bloodshed the U.N. decried as a "monstrous disregard for civilian lives by all parties."... 4/29/2016 8:10 PM

Boom! Queen & Harry answer Obamas' Invictus Games challenge
LONDON (AP) -- It helps to have friends in high places when you're promoting an athletic event.... 4/29/2016 7:43 PM

Romania: police confiscate Byzantine coins from British man
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romanian border police say they have confiscated 71 Byzantine coins from a British citizen traveling from Turkey to Romania.... 4/29/2016 7:36 PM

Norway oil-rig helicopter crash kills 13; flying ban issued
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A helicopter carrying Statoil workers from an offshore rig in the North Sea crashed Friday on an island off western Norway, killing all 13 people on board, rescuers said.... 4/29/2016 7:31 PM

Guatemala declares 24 missing in garbage landslide at dump
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Guatemala City authorities say that 24 people are listed as missing two days after a massive slope of trash collapsed, killing at least four people.... 4/29/2016 7:25 PM

UN urges return to full operation of Western Sahara mission
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council called Friday for the urgent return of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara to its full operation, a rebuke to Morocco which expelled most of the mission's civilian staff to protest a perceived slight by the U.N. secretary-general.... 4/29/2016 6:37 PM

The Latest: Black boxes found in Norwegian helicopter crash
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The Latest on the crash of a helicopter on an island off western Norway (all times local):... 4/29/2016 5:57 PM

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