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At the Vatican, Biden seeks common cause with pope on cancer
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden found common cause with Pope Francis on Friday at the Vatican for a global commitment to fund cancer research.... 4/29/2016 5:55 PM

Puerto Rico reports 1st US Zika-related death amid outbreak
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico announced Friday that it has recorded the first Zika-related U.S. death amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the U.S. territory.... 4/29/2016 5:52 PM

Prince Harry gets the queen, Obamas to plug Invictus Games
LONDON (AP) -- It helps to have friends in high places when you're promoting an athletic event.... 4/29/2016 5:46 PM

Pop went the weasel and down went the Large Hadron Collider
GENEVA (AP) -- It's one of the physics world's most complex machines, and it has been immobilized - temporarily - by a weasel.... 4/29/2016 5:42 PM

Thousands march in Yemen to call for cease-fire
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets on Friday to call for an end to the fighting in the country's conflict.... 4/29/2016 5:32 PM

Gov: Puerto Rico braces for lawsuits as major default looms
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor said Friday that the U.S. territory is bracing for multiple lawsuits as a major default looms over a $470 million bond payment.... 4/29/2016 5:21 PM

Iran votes in parliamentary runoff as rare shooting wounds 4
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranians voted Friday in the country's parliamentary runoff elections, a key poll that will decide how much power allies of moderate President Hassan Rouhani will have in the next legislature after the landmark nuclear deal with world powers.... 4/29/2016 5:09 PM

Norway oil-rig helicopter crash kills 13; flying ban issued
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A helicopter carrying Statoil workers from an offshore rig in the North Sea crashed Friday on an island off western Norway, killing all 13 people on board, rescuers said.... 4/29/2016 5:03 PM

Rio Olympic flame visits UN office in Geneva
GENEVA (AP) -- The Olympic flame for the Rio de Janeiro Games came to the United Nations in Geneva on Friday, where officials said a team of refugee athletes will bring a message of hope for refugees around the world.... 4/29/2016 4:57 PM

Portugal wins more time for recovery after rating decision
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portugal and the rest of the eurozone could breathe a sigh of relief Friday after international ratings agency DBRS said it wasn't lowering Portuguese sovereign debt to junk status - a feared move that likely would have sparked a fresh bout of international jitters about the soundness of the shared currency.... 4/29/2016 4:44 PM

The Latest: Norway's king cancels trip to Sweden after crash
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The Latest on the crash of a helicopter on an island off western Norway (all times local):... 4/29/2016 4:36 PM

Statement at trial by Auschwitz death camp guard
DETMOLD, Germany (AP) -- Excerpts from a 22-page typed statement by defendant Reinhold Hanning, a guard at the Auschwitz death camp, which was read out at his trial in Detmold state court on Friday:... 4/29/2016 4:36 PM

UN urges return to full operation of Western Sahara mission
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council called Friday for the urgent return of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara to its full operation, a rebuke to Morocco which expelled most of the mission's civilian staff to protest a comment by the U.N. secretary-general.... 4/29/2016 4:13 PM

Cease-fire in east Ukraine set to begin on Orthodox Easter
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- The international envoy working to bring peace to eastern Ukraine says agreement has been reached to observe a cease-fire with the start of the Orthodox Easter and May Day holidays.... 4/29/2016 4:08 PM

South Sudan forms new coalition government of national unity
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- South Sudan's leaders have formed a transitional coalition government bringing together politicians from the government and the armed opposition who have been at war for two and a half years.... 4/29/2016 4:04 PM

Violence in Syria's Aleppo kills many including worshippers
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Insurgents shelled a government-held area in the contested city of Aleppo, hitting a mosque and killing at least 15 people as they left Friday prayers, while government airstrikes struck rebel-held parts of Syria's largest city - even as the army unilaterally declared a brief truce in other parts of the country.... 4/29/2016 3:56 PM


Report: Small blaze hits Paris building; no injuries
PARIS (AP) -- French radio says a small blaze broke out in a building under renovation near a major Paris train station.... 4/29/2016 3:45 PM

The Latest: MSF says Syria hospital bombing killed 50
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Syria's civil war (all times local):... 4/29/2016 3:41 PM

Norway rescue officials: Search operation after helicopter crash ends, all 13 onboard pres...
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Norway rescue officials: Search operation after helicopter crash ends, all 13 onboard presumed dead.... 4/29/2016 3:34 PM



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