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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 6:37 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

UN: Israeli actions 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 "Israeli actions," including direct mortar strikes, while sheltering at U.N. locations during last year's Gaza war.... 4/27/2015 6:33 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 month of violence has claimed 1,000 civilian lives.... 4/27/2015 6:31 PM

Building collapses at Saudi university, killing 4 workers
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Civil defense authorities in Saudi Arabia say that four construction workers were killed when a building they were working on collapsed on a university campus.... 4/27/2015 6:15 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

Army rescuer decorated after Greece shipwreck
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's Defense Ministry on Monday awarded the Cross of Excellency to an army sergeant who rescued more than 20 migrants following a deadly shipwreck on the island of Rhodes.... 4/27/2015 6:02 PM

5 TV crew members found dead in Libya
CAIRO (AP) -- Five crew members from a private Libyan TV network were found dead on Monday, eight months after they were abducted in eastern Libya, a government spokesman said.... 4/27/2015 6:02 PM

UN envoy: Parties in Yemen had been 'very close' to deal
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N.'s outgoing special envoy to Yemen said Monday the parties there had been "very close" to reaching a political agreement before the current violence and that the main sticking point had been who would lead the Arab world's poorest country.... 4/27/2015 5:55 PM

Cash handoffs, extortion fuel Mediterranean trafficking
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) -- Fleeing war, persecution and poverty, migrants desperate to reach Europe are paying thousands of dollars apiece to become pawns in a multimillion-dollar trafficking network that stretches from the Sahara to Sweden.... 4/27/2015 5:51 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 5:50 PM

Global effort to help Nepal earthquake victims intensifies
LONDON (AP) -- The desperate effort to save lives in earthquake-ravaged Nepal intensified Monday as aid flights arrived carrying emergency medical teams, search-and-rescue equipment and tarps for shelter.... 4/27/2015 5:25 PM

In post-quake aid rush, Nepal neighbors jockey for position
BEIJING (AP) -- Wedged between the two rising Asian powers of China and India, landlocked Nepal watched rescuers and offers of help pour in from both sides within hours of an earthquake that killed more than 4,000 people.... 4/27/2015 5:01 PM

Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers - Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families' needs. In much of the countryside, it was worse, though how much worse was only beginning to become apparent.... 4/27/2015 5:00 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 project, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box about ways to improve the world.... 4/27/2015 4:55 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 4:53 PM

Uruguay urges ex-Guantanamo detainees to sign for housing
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Uruguay's foreign minister says the government will provide private housing to six ex-Guantanamo detainees only if they sign paperwork agreeing to terms they have so far rejected.... 4/27/2015 4:39 PM

France probes migrant abuse claims linked to 2022 World Cup
PARIS (AP) -- A French prosecutor has opened a preliminary investigation into allegations that construction company Vinci gravely mistreated migrant workers in Qatar as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup.... 4/27/2015 4:38 PM

Australia wants claims against Indonesian judges probed
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia wants corruption allegations against Indonesian judges investigated before their death sentences against two Australian drug traffickers are carried out, the foreign minister said Monday.... 4/27/2015 4:26 PM



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