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UN peacekeepers come under fire in north Mali near Timbuktu
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Armed separatist fighters fired upon U.N. peacekeeping vehicles near Timbuktu in northern Mali on Tuesday, U.N. officials said, marking a further setback for the country's fragile peace process.... 4/28/2015 8:12 PM

Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Fire engulfed a large sector of woods in the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant Tuesday. The fire was the worst in the area for more than two decades, Ukraine's prime minister said.... 4/28/2015 8:01 PM

Philippine woman drug convict execution delayed
CILICAP, Indonesia (AP) -- A woman Philippine convict - one of nine people due to face a firing squad - has won a stay of execution, Indonesia's attorney general said Wednesday.... 4/28/2015 7:58 PM

Moderate earthquake rattles southern Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A moderate earthquake shook the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.... 4/28/2015 7:56 PM

Algerian army kills 6 Islamic militants in ambush
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algeria's defense ministry says the country's army has killed six armed Islamic militants in the Hendu area, 120 kilometers east of the capital Algiers.... 4/28/2015 7:22 PM

Iran seizes cargo ship after firing warning shots
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Iranian forces fired warning shots across the bridge of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz, boarded the ship and directed it toward the Iranian mainland, a Pentagon official said Tuesday.... 4/28/2015 7:13 PM

Russia cancels registration of opposition leader's party
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian officials have cancelled the registration of the political party led by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption activist who is one of President Vladimir Putin's most adamant critics.... 4/28/2015 7:11 PM

Sudan's president warns South Sudan over rebels
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says South Sudan is supporting and hosting Sudanese rebels inside its territory, and has warned Juba to disarm them or face repercussions.... 4/28/2015 7:09 PM

Madeleine McCann's parents win Portuguese libel case
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- The parents of missing British girl Madeleine McCann have won 500,000 euros ($549,000) in a libel action against a former Portuguese detective who published a book alleging they were involved in their daughter's disappearance, according to a Lisbon court ruling published Tuesday.... 4/28/2015 7:05 PM

Iraqi Kurds arrest alleged IS cell behind US mission attack
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Kurdish authorities announced Tuesday the arrest of an alleged Islamic State group cell that they said was responsible for the deadly bomb attack two weeks ago next to the U.S. consulate in northern Iraq.... 4/28/2015 6:59 PM

Liberians appeal to international community on trafficking
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Protesters gathered Tuesday in front of the U.S. Embassy in Liberia's capital, asking the American government to put pressure on Liberian officials to bring back some 60 Liberian young women allegedly trafficked into Lebanon between 2011 and 2012.... 4/28/2015 6:57 PM

Hopes for Greek deal rise as prime minister, EU see progress
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Hopes for a deal on Greece's bailout rose on Tuesday after the prime minister said he expected an agreement could be reached within two weeks and the European Union reported a pick-up in the negotiations.... 4/28/2015 6:56 PM

Spain: 152 passengers on burning ferry evacuate in lifeboats
MADRID (AP) -- A ferry heading from the Mediterranean island city of Palma de Mallorca to the southern coastal city of Valencia caught fire at sea Tuesday, forcing 152 passengers to abandon the ship in lifeboats and injuring four crew members, Spanish officials said.... 4/28/2015 6:43 PM

Sri Lanka's Parliament clips presidential powers
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka's Parliament on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to clip the extensive powers of the president, making him answerable to Parliament, in the biggest moderation of the system introduced 37 years ago.... 4/28/2015 6:37 PM

UN Security Council extends mission in Western Sahara
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A small U.N. peacekeeping force in Western Sahara has been extended for another year but without the human rights monitoring mandate that residents have long demanded. The territory held by Morocco is called Africa's last remnant of a colonial past.... 4/28/2015 6:33 PM

West Bank universities call off elections
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Two West Bank universities have called off upcoming student elections after President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party was trounced by the Islamic militant group Hamas in a separate university vote last week.... 4/28/2015 6:03 PM

Ukraine says rebels firing rocket launchers again
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Separatist rebels in the east of Ukraine have resumed the use of rocket launchers that should have been withdrawn under a February peace deal, Ukrainian military officials said Tuesday.... 4/28/2015 5:52 PM

Choppers ferry injured in Nepal; new mudslide hits village
GORKHA, Nepal (AP) -- Helicopters crisscrossed the mountains above a remote district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,600 people, ferrying the injured and delivering emergency supplies. Officials said 250 villagers were feared missing in a new mudslide.... 4/28/2015 5:52 PM

Saudi Arabia foils US Embassy attack, arrests 93 suspects
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the arrest of 93 suspects with ties to the Islamic State group who it says were planning multi-pronged attacks on the U.S. Embassy, security forces and residential compounds where foreigners live.... 4/28/2015 5:44 PM

Swedish top court allows Assange to appeal detention order
HELSINKI (AP) -- Sweden's highest court decided Tuesday to allow Julian Assange to appeal a detention order against the WikiLeaks founder over allegations of sex crimes.... 4/28/2015 5:37 PM

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