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Turkish premier to step down, boosting president's position
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's prime minister announced Thursday that he will stand down, giving the country's increasingly authoritarian president free reign to appoint someone less likely to challenge him -a development that could have implications for Turkey's internal conflicts and external relations.... 5/5/2016 6:12 PM

Activists: At least 28 dead in strike on Syria refugee camp
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- An airstrike hit a crowded refugee camp in Syria on Thursday close to the border with Turkey, killing at least 28 people, according to Syrian pro-opposition activists. Images posted on social media said to be of the aftermath of the strike showed at least a dozen tents burned to the ground and bloodied women and children being loaded onto a pickup truck.... 5/5/2016 6:08 PM

Doctors Without Borders pulls out of UN humanitarian summit
PARIS (AP) -- The international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders has pulled out of the first U.N. humanitarian summit, saying the meeting won't address the growing needs caused by war and violence across the world because of its non-binding nature.... 5/5/2016 6:03 PM

Wildfire in Alberta now 85,000 hectares in size
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) -- A massive wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta has grown to 85,000 hectares (210,035 acres) in size and officials would like to move south about 25,000 evacuees who had previously fled north. More than 80,000 people have emptied Fort McMurray in the heart of Canada's oil sands.... 5/5/2016 5:52 PM

Israel discovers new cross-border tunnel from Gaza Strip
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military said it uncovered a new tunnel Thursday stretching from southern Gaza Strip into Israel and built by Palestinian militants seeking to stage attacks in Israel, a discovery that comes amid an escalation in violence between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers.... 5/5/2016 5:47 PM

4 people rescued 6 days after Kenyan building collapse
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Rescuers found four more survivors Thursday in the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed six days ago amid heavy rains in the Kenyan capital, raising hopes that more people might still be alive in a disaster that left 36 dead and dozens missing.... 5/5/2016 5:46 PM

The Latest: Activists say 28 dead in hit on Syrian refugees
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):... 5/5/2016 5:46 PM

UN says nearly half a million children in limbo on asylum
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- UNICEF says nearly half a million refugee children who applied for asylum in Europe last year remain in limbo as the European Union prepares for critical talks on rules governing applications from people seeking protection.... 5/5/2016 5:44 PM

Syrian activists say at least 28 killed in airstrike on refugee camp in northern Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian activists say at least 28 killed in airstrike on refugee camp in northern Syria.... 5/5/2016 5:32 PM

The Latest: 78 refugees rescued off Greece in 2 incidents
ROME (AP) -- The Latest on Europe's response to the wave of migration from the Middle East and elsewhere (all times local):... 5/5/2016 5:26 PM

Iraq routed IS from Ramadi at a high cost: A city destroyed
RAMADI, Iraq (AP) -- This is what victory looks like in the Iraqi city of Ramadi: In the once thriving Haji Ziad Square, not a single structure still stands. Turning in every direction yields a picture of devastation.... 5/5/2016 5:16 PM

Iraq defeated IS in Ramadi at a high cost: A city destroyed
RAMADI, Iraq (AP) -- The dust of thousands of wrecked buildings drifts over the Iraqi city of Ramadi. Once home to around 1 million people, it stands virtually empty.... 5/5/2016 5:14 PM

London could get first Muslim mayor in UK local elections
LONDON (AP) -- Londoners cast votes Thursday in an election that could give the city its first Muslim mayor, while voters elsewhere in Britain were expected to punish the main opposition Labour Party in local and regional polls.... 5/5/2016 5:10 PM

Rainstorm kills 7, injures 65 during Hindu pilgrimage
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A heavy rainstorm Thursday collapsed several tents, sheds and gates at a sprawling Hindu pilgrimage site with hundreds of thousands of devotees in central India, killing at least seven people and injuring 65 others, police said.... 5/5/2016 5:00 PM

Marchers at Auschwitz honor Jews killed in Holocaust
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) -- Several of the thousands of people who on Thursday attended the March of the Living, a yearly remembrance march at Auschwitz-Birkenau, shared their reasons for taking part.... 5/5/2016 4:50 PM

Thousands pay homage to Holocaust victims in Auschwitz march
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) -- Thousands of people from around the world, many draped in Israeli flags, paid homage to the victims of the Holocaust on Thursday with a somber march from the barracks of Auschwitz to nearby Birkenau.... 5/5/2016 4:40 PM

Kenyan official: 4 people rescued after being trapped for 6 days in rubble of collapsed bu...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan official: 4 people rescued after being trapped for 6 days in rubble of collapsed building .... 5/5/2016 4:21 PM

Al-Qaida withdrawing from 2 cities east of Yemen's Aden port
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Al-Qaida militants in Yemen are pulling out of two coastal cities east of the key southern port of Aden following tribal-led negotiations, security officials and witnesses said on Thursday.... 5/5/2016 4:05 PM

Uganda government bans press coverage of protest movement
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Uganda's government on Thursday banned media coverage of a protest movement against the disputed re-election of the country's long-time president.... 5/5/2016 4:03 PM

Saudi raid targeting Islamic State group near Mecca kills 4
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia says a raid targeting suspected Islamic State militants near the holy city of Mecca saw security forces shoot and kill two people while two others blew themselves up with suicide belts.... 5/5/2016 4:03 PM

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