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Greek PM says initial deal in bailout talks 'very close'
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's prime minister voiced hope that bailout talks between the cash-strapped country and its international creditors are "very close" to an initial deal, and ruled out early elections if the marathon negotiations fail.... 4/27/2015 11:14 PM

AP Interview: UNESCO chief says Nepal sites 'huge disaster'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- An expert team will assess whether parts of the World Heritage site that were nearly destroyed by this weekend's earthquake can be repaired or even reconstructed, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said Monday.... 4/27/2015 11:09 PM

Niger army pushes Boko Haram fighters from island
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) -- Government officials say Niger's military has total control of the island of Karamga in Lake Chad after an attack by Boko Haram on its positions there.... 4/27/2015 10:00 PM

Building collapses at Saudi university, killing 7 workers
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Seven workers, including an Egyptian engineer, were killed Monday when the roof of a building they were working on collapsed at a university campus in Saudi Arabia, civil defense authorities and a diplomat said.... 4/27/2015 9:50 PM

Gunman shouting Allahu akbar in Bosnia storms police station
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- A gunman stormed into a police station in a northeastern Bosnian town shouting "Allahu akbar" on Monday, killing a policeman and wounding two others, authorities said.... 4/27/2015 8:55 PM

Nuclear powers gather at UN to talk disarmament
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The hard work of reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran is "far from over, and key issues remain unresolved," Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday told a global gathering on nuclear disarmament, where he and Iran's foreign minister were meeting on the sidelines.... 4/27/2015 8:27 PM

Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000; villages plead for aid
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- As the death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine.... 4/27/2015 8:16 PM

Armed group, allied with Mali government, attacks town
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- An armed group allied with Mali's army has attacked a town in the country's north, a Tuareg rebel group and an official said Monday.... 4/27/2015 8:14 PM

Ukraine leader sees country ready for EU entrance in 5 years
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's president said at a high-level summit with European Union officials Monday that his country will be able to meet conditions to apply for EU membership within five years.... 4/27/2015 7:56 PM

Salma Hayek hopes 'The Prophet' inspires new generations
BEIRUT (AP) -- Salma Hayek said on Monday that the animated feature film "The Prophet" she co-produced has been a personal passion project, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box about ways to improve the world.... 4/27/2015 7:52 PM

UN: Israeli military killed 44 Palestinians at UN shelters
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A U.N. inquiry has found that at least 44 Palestinians were killed and at least 227 injured by direct mortar strikes and other "Israeli actions" while sheltering at U.N. locations during last year's Gaza war. The Palestinians said they would give the findings to the International Criminal Court.... 4/27/2015 7:49 PM

Yemen's exiled government declares 3 disaster zones
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's exiled government on Monday declared three areas in the country engulfed in fighting between Shiite rebels, their allies and pro-government forces as "disaster" zones, including the southern port city of Aden, and said that the last month of violence has claimed 1,000 civilian lives.... 4/27/2015 7:44 PM

Kenya: Court orders government to register gay rights group
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan judges on Monday ordered a government agency to register a human rights group representing the country's gay people.... 4/27/2015 7:32 PM

Car bombings in Iraq's capital kill at least 20 civilians
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A series of car bombings targeting busy commercial areas in Iraq's capital killed at least 20 civilians Monday, officials said.... 4/27/2015 7:26 PM

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 on Monday, extending his 25-year rule despite international war crimes charges and multiple insurgencies.... 4/27/2015 7:22 PM

Sicilian court convicts 20 Somalis of migrant-trafficking
MILAN (AP) -- A court in Sicily on Monday convicted 20 Somalis who had received political asylum in Italy of a role in a vast criminal organization focused on migrant-smuggling.... 4/27/2015 7:14 PM

Uruguay urges ex-Guantanamo detainees to sign for housing
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Uruguay's foreign minister said Monday that six former Guantanamo Bay detainees resettled here will be out of a house and off public assistance unless they agree to terms they have so far rejected, the latest in an increasingly public battle over who is financially responsible for the men and for how long.... 4/27/2015 6:45 PM

Polish border guards refuse entry for 10 Russian bikers
TERESPOL, Poland (AP) -- Polish border guards on Monday blocked 10 nationalistic Russian bikers loyal to President Vladimir Putin from entering Poland as part of a ride to commemorate the Red Army's victory over Nazi Germany 70 years ago.... 4/27/2015 6:34 PM

Burundi Red Cross: 6 killed in anti-president protests
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- At least six people have been killed in clashes between police and civilians demonstrating against the Burundian president's bid for a third term, a spokesman for the Burundi Red Cross said on Monday, as hundreds continued to protest in the capital despite a heavy military presence.... 4/27/2015 6:12 PM

AP PHOTOS: Quake in Nepal leaves more than 4,000 dead
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's worst earthquake in more than 80 years has so far claimed more than 4,000 lives, even without a full accounting from vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster. The desperate effort to save lives intensified Monday as aid flights arrived carrying emergency medical teams, search-and-rescue equipment and tarps for shelter.... 4/27/2015 6:10 PM



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