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Swiss rail route blocked by landslide after heavy rain
BERLIN (AP) -- A major railway route in Switzerland has been blocked by a landslide following persistent rain that has swollen rivers in much of the Alpine country.... 5/3/2015 2:26 PM

Nepal shuts airport to big jets; more bodies found
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport Sunday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.N. officials said the overall logistics situation was improving.... 5/3/2015 2:25 PM

Greece lauds German president's call for possible redress
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A top Greek lawmaker has welcomed German President Joachim Gauck's call for his country to consider World War II redress to Greece as a gesture "of historical significance."... 5/3/2015 2:22 PM

Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority rallies against racism
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Several thousand people, mostly from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority, are protesting in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality.... 5/3/2015 2:10 PM

Italy: At least 10 migrants found dead in sea off Libya
ROME (AP) -- The Italian Coast Guard says the bodies of at least 10 migrants have been recovered at sea in three separate rescue operations off Libya's coast.... 5/3/2015 2:07 PM

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ROME (AP) -- Italy's Coast Guard: at least 10 migrants found dead in sea off Libya.... 5/3/2015 2:02 PM

Officials: Arab coalition 'reconnaissance' troops in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- At least 20 troops from a Saudi-led Arab coalition, including Yemeni expatriates in shorts, landed Sunday in Yemen's southern coastal city of Aden on a "reconnaissance" mission amid a fierce offensive by Shiite rebels and their allies there, Yemeni military officials said.... 5/3/2015 1:57 PM

Nigeria: Freed women and girls get food, medical care
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- Hundreds of girls and women, many bewildered and traumatized, are being registered, fed and given medical care in their first day out of Nigeria's war zone.... 5/3/2015 1:52 PM

Should Britain stay in the EU? Question hovers in election
LONDON (AP) -- Ian Robinson, co-owner of a small investment firm in London, is watching Britain's general election this Thursday with unease.... 5/3/2015 1:43 PM

Merkel joins survivors, US vets to mark Dachau liberation
DACHAU, Germany (AP) -- It was a shocking, horrifying "beautiful day."... 5/3/2015 12:48 PM

1 man dead, 14 police hurt in football rioting in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A man died after being hit by a rubber bullet and 14 police officers were injured in clashes that erupted Saturday during a Polish league football match in the south of the country.... 5/3/2015 12:26 PM

Alice, Charlotte, Diana? Guessing game for royal baby's name
LONDON (AP) -- Princess Charlotte has a certain ring to it. Or how about Princess Alice?... 5/3/2015 12:23 PM

Afghanistan: Taliban offensive forces thousands from homes
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Fierce fighting between government forces and Taliban insurgents in northern Afghanistan has forced thousands of people to flee their homes, officials said Sunday.... 5/3/2015 12:07 PM

Rescuers find 3 survivors in Nepal days after quake
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Rescuers have found three survivors in a mountainous village in Nepal, several days since the earthquake, an official said Sunday.... 5/3/2015 12:03 PM

IS group claims Iraq car bomb attack that killed 19
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility Sunday for a late-night car bomb attack in the heart of Baghdad that killed at least 19 people, saying it was targeting a Shiite militia.... 5/3/2015 11:49 AM

French defense chief urges soldiers to admit African abuse
PARIS (AP) -- France's defense minister wants any soldiers involved in alleged sexual abuse of boys in Central African Republic to come forward to limit the damage to the military's image.... 5/3/2015 11:47 AM

Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights
BEIJING (AP) -- A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.... 5/3/2015 11:43 AM

France's Le Pen: Send migrants back across Mediterranean
PARIS (AP) -- Far right National Front leader Marine Le Pen says France should send migrants back across the Mediterranean Sea to stop them from taking dangerous boats to European shores.... 5/3/2015 11:34 AM

Rights group: Evidence cluster bombs used in Yemen
CAIRO (AP) -- Human Rights Watch says a Saudi-led coalition may have used cluster bombs in its airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen.... 5/3/2015 11:20 AM


SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen officials say at least 20 Arab coalition troops land in Aden on `reconnaissance' mission.... 5/3/2015 11:09 AM



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