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Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages
LONDON (AP) -- Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met.... 5/26/2015 3:14 AM

Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas
CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (AP) -- A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant away from its mother. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said.... 5/26/2015 2:55 AM

Taiwan proposes plan to ease South China Sea tensions
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou laid out a plan Tuesday to ease tensions in a vast, resource-rich Asian ocean where China has chafed against its neighbors by expanding islets with landfill to solidify its claims in the region.... 5/26/2015 2:50 AM

Rest home fire in central China kills 38
BEIJING (AP) -- A fire that swept through a rest home in central China killed 38 people and injured six, Chinese authorities said Tuesday.... 5/26/2015 2:40 AM

Corporate maneuver at Samsung strengthens heir's influence
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Two key Samsung companies are merging in a step toward giving the son of the group's ailing chairman control of the theme parks to smartphones conglomerate.... 5/26/2015 2:38 AM

AP PHOTOS: India's Modi shows media savvy in his first year
NEW DELHI (AP) -- As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wraps up his first year on the job, one thing is clear: He understands the power of a good photo.... 5/26/2015 2:22 AM

Malaysia: Human traffickers' camps had 139 suspected graves
WANG KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian authorities say a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as barbed-wire pens likely used to cage migrants, shedding more light on a regional trade that preyed on some of Southeast Asia's most desperate people.... 5/26/2015 2:09 AM

California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought
SYDNEY (AP) -- California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.... 5/26/2015 1:29 AM

California looks Down Under for drought advice
SYDNEY (AP) -- California's longest and sharpest drought on record has its increasingly desperate water stewards looking for solutions in Australia, the world's driest inhabited continent.... 5/26/2015 1:27 AM

Rohingya seek better life in Malaysia, but reality is stark
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia has been a sort of promised land for Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar. The tens of thousands who endured perilous journeys to get here find more work opportunities than in Indonesia and a more Muslim-friendly environment than in Thailand.... 5/26/2015 12:57 AM

Australia rejects Vietnamese refugee claims in 40 minutes
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia secretly held a group of 46 Vietnamese asylum seekers on a warship at sea for almost a month and rejected their refugee claims during interviews that took as little as 40 minutes before returning them all to Vietnam last month, officials said.... 5/26/2015 12:54 AM

Conservative challenger Duda wins Polish presidential vote
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Conservative challenger Andrzej Duda has won Poland's presidential election and ousted the incumbent in a runoff vote, according to official results Monday.... 5/25/2015 11:17 PM

Brazil prison riot leaves 8 dead, officials say
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A prison riot in northeastern Brazil left eight inmates dead after a fight between two gangs quickly escalated, prison officials said.... 5/25/2015 10:59 PM

Unusual wake held for Puerto Rican taxi driver
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rican taxi driver Victor Perez Cardona's final fare was highly unusual: a wreath of flowers for his own funeral.... 5/25/2015 10:32 PM

Russia plans to use prison labor for 2018 World Cup
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian authorities want to use prison labor to drive down the costs of holding the 2018 World Cup.... 5/25/2015 8:51 PM

Hundreds of taxi drivers march in Mexico against Uber
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Hundreds of taxi drivers marched through Mexico City Monday chanting "Uber Out!" and demanding city authorities ban the online ride service.... 5/25/2015 8:27 PM

Fashion's greatest hits, misses on the Cannes red carpet
CANNES, France (AP) -- Cannes' red carpet can be as kind as it is cruel when it comes to fashion.... 5/25/2015 8:23 PM

Egyptian woman arrested over racy music video
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian authorities have arrested a woman who danced in a racy music video that went viral on the internet and referred her to misdemeanor court for "inciting debauchery."... 5/25/2015 7:57 PM

UN chief wants more options for refugees, recalls lost home
DUBLIN (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to the world to find new ways to provide shelter to refugees. People like him.... 5/25/2015 7:53 PM

Burkina Faso exhumes graves for answers about Sankara death
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Nearly 30 years after President Thomas Sankara was killed in a coup as he strived to make his West African country an egalitarian one, his purported grave is being dug up to answer lingering questions about his death.... 5/25/2015 7:45 PM



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