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Arab coalition 'reconnaissance' troops land in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- With helicopter gunships hovering overhead, at least 20 troops from a Saudi-led Arab coalition came ashore Sunday in the southern port city of Aden on what military officials called a "reconnaissance" mission, as fighting raged between Iranian-backed Shiite rebels and forces loyal to the nation's exiled president.... 5/3/2015 9:56 PM

With rescue near, Boko Haram stoned Nigerian girls to death
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- Even with the crackle of gunfire signaling rescuers were near, the horrors did not end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to death, some girls and women were crushed by an armored car and three died when a land mine exploded as they walked to freedom.... 5/3/2015 9:13 PM

Rebels kill 8 Indian paramilitary soldiers
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Suspected rebels on Sunday ambushed and killed eight Indian paramilitary soldiers in the remote, troubled northeast, police said.... 5/3/2015 9:08 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 8:53 PM

Community leaders: Nigerian troops kill dozens of civilians
JOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Community leaders and residents accused Nigerian troops on Sunday of killing dozens of civilians and razing homes to avenge the deaths of six soldiers.... 5/3/2015 8:43 PM

Athens prison brawl leaves at least 2 dead, 21 injured
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A brawl in an Athens prison wing housing foreigners left at least two inmates dead and 21 others injured on Sunday, many seriously, authorities said.... 5/3/2015 8:36 PM

Israeli Ethiopian protest against racism turns violent
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- Several thousand people from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority protested in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality on Sunday, shutting down a major highway and clashing with police on horseback long into the night.... 5/3/2015 7:57 PM

Congressmen to reconsider separate funding for Iraq factions
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Congress may reconsider a provision in an upcoming bill funding the training of the Iraqi army that would also send weapons directly to Arab Sunnis and Kurds, a congressman visiting Baghdad said Sunday.... 5/3/2015 7:49 PM

Thousands turn out to clean Milan after May Day clashes
ROME (AP) -- Thousands of Milan residents, led by Mayor Giuliano Pisapia, have marched through Italy's financial capital to protest violence that left much of downtown trashed on May Day.... 5/3/2015 7:39 PM

Small group of nationalist Russian bikers enters Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- Police say a small group of nationalist Russian bikers has entered Germany, part of a ride from Moscow that is due to end in Berlin on May 9.... 5/3/2015 6:20 PM

Moldovans call for reforms, probe into missing bank funds
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- Thousands have protested against Moldova's government, saying it has failed to implement reforms to bring the country closer to the European Union.... 5/3/2015 6:16 PM

Italy: At least 10 migrants found dead in sea off Libya
ROME (AP) -- Italy's Coast Guard and Navy as well as tugs and other commercial vessels joined forces to rescue migrants in at least 16 boats Sunday, saving hundreds of them and recovering 10 bodies off Libya's coast, as smugglers took advantage of calm seas to send packed vessels across the Mediterranean.... 5/3/2015 5:25 PM

Spain premier makes visit to 2 west African countries
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's prime minister has started a two-day trip to two west African countries as Europe faces pressure from jihadis and migrants making perilous sea crossings seeking a better life.... 5/3/2015 5:23 PM

German train drivers to start 5-day strike Tuesday
BERLIN (AP) -- A union representing German train drivers has called members out on a five-day strike starting Tuesday, its longest walkout yet in an increasingly bitter dispute with the national railway operator.... 5/3/2015 5:08 PM

France tightens Gulf ties with jet deal, security talks
PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande is seeking to solidify strategic alliances in the Persian Gulf, as he heads to Qatar to sign a 7 billion-euro ($7.8 billion) fighter jet deal and then gets a starring role in a regional summit in Saudi Arabia.... 5/3/2015 4:56 PM

Egypt charges 40 over allegedly being Islamic State members
CAIRO (AP) -- A Nile Delta prosecutor said Sunday he referred 40 people to trial on charges of belonging to the Islamic State group and planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Egypt.... 5/3/2015 4:53 PM

IS group claims Iraq car bomb attack that killed 19
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The 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 4:51 PM

John Kerry tries to pacify Israeli worries over Iran deal
JERUSALEM (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought to pacify Israeli worries over an emerging nuclear deal with Iran in an interview aired Sunday, dismissing some concerns as brought on by "hysteria" over the possible agreement.... 5/3/2015 4:45 PM

British leaders in final push before May 7 election
LONDON (AP) -- With four days to go till Britain's election, leaders of the country's main political parties were using the long weekend to make a final push to win over undecided voters before the vote.... 5/3/2015 4:33 PM

Ashes of ballerina Plisetskaya to be spread over Russia
MOSCOW (AP) -- The ashes of Maya Plisetskaya, the renowned Bolshoi Theater ballerina who died this weekend, will be spread over Russia in accordance with her wishes.... 5/3/2015 4:28 PM



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