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Sudan's al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, according to official results announced Monday, extending his 25-year rule despite international war crimes charges and multiple insurgencies.... 4/27/2015 10:56 AM

Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers - Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families' needs. In much of the countryside, it was worse, though how much worse was only beginning to become apparent.... 4/27/2015 10:54 AM

Australia wants claims against Indonesian judges probed
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia wants corruption allegations against Indonesian judges investigated before their death sentences against two Australian drug traffickers are carried out, the foreign minister said Monday.... 4/27/2015 10:52 AM

Firebrand, survivor face off in UK's wildest election race
BRADFORD, England (AP) -- Naz Shah is running for Parliament, but she is hardly a typical British politician. She grew up in poverty in a Pakistani-immigrant family, fled a teenage forced marriage and campaigned to free her mother, imprisoned for murder after poisoning an abusive partner.... 4/27/2015 10:50 AM

Head of Iran's Guard lashes out over Saudi 'treachery'
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Monday accused Saudi Arabia of treachery against the Islamic world and compared the kingdom to Israel, the official IRNA news agency reported.... 4/27/2015 10:48 AM

Expats try phones, social apps to connect to quake-hit Nepal
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- After the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his Baltimore home, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and family back in Mahat's home country.... 4/27/2015 10:40 AM

South Korea's prime minister steps down over bribery scandal
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's president has accepted the resignation of her prime minister because of a bribery scandal.... 4/27/2015 10:31 AM

Leave your selfie sticks at home, say Wimbledon organizers
LONDON (AP) -- Tennis fans going to Wimbledon this year can leave their selfie sticks at home.... 4/27/2015 10:24 AM

Poll: Most Greeks dissatisfied with government performance
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- An opinion poll shows a majority of Greeks are dissatisfied with the new government's performance, and half want it to compromise with its European creditors if current tortuous bailout negotiations reach an impasse.... 4/27/2015 10:13 AM

Israel advances plans for new construction in east Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has given the final go-ahead for new construction in a Jewish area of east Jerusalem - the area of the city the Palestinians demand as the capital of a future state.... 4/27/2015 10:06 AM

Russian bikers try to enter Poland on WWII memorial ride
TERESPOL, Poland (AP) -- Russian bikers belonging to a group loyal to President Vladimir Putin have approached the border of Poland from Belarus but it is not yet clear if they will make it through.... 4/27/2015 10:03 AM

Deutsche Bank to streamline operations to improve profit
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Deutsche Bank says its reorganization will mean spinning off its Postbank branches in Germany through a share offering, closing offices in some countries, and eliminating less profitable business at its investment banking division... 4/27/2015 9:55 AM

Malaysia: ASEAN to avoid confronting China in S. China Sea
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's leader said Monday that Southeast Asian countries will avoid direct confrontation with China but push for a quick conclusion to a binding code of conduct to govern behavior in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.... 4/27/2015 9:23 AM

China up, Europe down after Wall Street gains
BEIJING (AP) -- China's stock benchmark rose Monday while ones in Japan and Europe fell as investors looked ahead to Apple results and this week's U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.... 4/27/2015 9:14 AM

Burundi protests persist over president's third term bid
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Streets protests hit Burundi on Monday as anger swelled over the ruling party's decision to nominate President Pierre Nkurunziza for a third term, which many say is unconstitutional.... 4/27/2015 9:10 AM

Syrian insurgents capture military base in northwest
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic insurgents overran a military base at a converted brick factory in northwestern Syria on Monday, carting off tanks and other weapons in the latest blow to President Bashar Assad's forces in the region, activists said.... 4/27/2015 9:06 AM

Modern tragedy: Quake-ravaged Nepal tower a site for selfies
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Social media is a chronicle of life, and sometimes death. So it should be no surprise that a site of great human and cultural loss in Nepal's devastating earthquake is now barraged with the clicking of smartphones.... 4/27/2015 8:42 AM

Spain: PM says economy on track to grow 2.9 pct this year
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's prime minister says the country's economy is on track to grow 2.9 percent this year and expand an additional 2.9 percent in 2016.... 4/27/2015 8:03 AM

Old companies thrive in brand-loyal Japan adapting to times
KYOTO, Japan (AP) -- Successful businesses shine for a few years, then nimbler competitors outwit them in a constant cycle that spans being feted to forgotten in less than a generation. But Japan has something different: thousands of companies that have prospered for centuries.... 4/27/2015 7:31 AM

US vets come to Vietnam to confront past, and find a home
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) -- When Richard Parker left Vietnam in 1970, he planned to leave his memories of napalm attacks firmly in the past. Instead, as time marched on, they haunted him.... 4/27/2015 7:10 AM



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