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German police confirm 6 killed in Alpine guesthouse fire
BERLIN (AP) -- Police in Germany say they have recovered the bodies of six people killed in a fire at a guesthouse in the Alps.... 5/24/2015 10:06 AM

'Bold' Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide
DUBLIN (AP) -- They hugged, they cheered, they cried at the news.... 5/24/2015 10:03 AM

Syrian helicopter crashes; activists say militants downed it
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Syrian military helicopter crashed Sunday at the northern air base of Kweiras, killing all its crew, state TV said, as an activist group said it was shot down by Islamic State militants.... 5/24/2015 9:59 AM

Women's walk across Koreas' DMZ denied; they cross by bus
DORASAN STATION, South Korea (AP) -- Female activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea on Sunday, but were allowed to cross by bus and complete what one of them called a landmark event.... 5/24/2015 9:39 AM

All eyes on Coen brothers as Cannes readies for Palme d'Or
CANNES, France (AP) -- Just what film directors Joel and Ethan Coen are thinking is a question that has long bedeviled moviegoers. Now they have the Cannes Film Festival on pins and needles, too.... 5/24/2015 9:38 AM

Negotiator: Iran agrees to 'managed access' to nuclear sites
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- An Iranian nuclear negotiator says his team has agreed to grant U.N. inspectors "managed access" to military sites as part of a deal over its contested program, apparently contradicting earlier comments by the nation's supreme leader.... 5/24/2015 9:29 AM

Video purports to show kidnapped Chinese tourist in Pakistan
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) -- A militant video purports to show a Chinese tourist kidnapped by the Taliban in Pakistan a year ago asking for his government to help him be released.... 5/24/2015 9:14 AM

Malaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered a series of graves in more than a dozen abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand, where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held.... 5/24/2015 9:06 AM

Official: Israel thanked US for blocking nuclear document
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A senior Israeli official says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked the U.S. for blocking a global document at the United Nations aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, a rare bright spot amid strained relations between the two countries.... 5/24/2015 8:53 AM

Poles vote in cliffhanger presidential election runoff
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poles were voting Sunday in the final round of a cliffhanger presidential election race between the conservative incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski and an even more conservative challenger.... 5/24/2015 8:25 AM

At Cannes, Michel Franco's 'Chronic' looks death in the face
CANNES, France (AP) -- Death is something we'd all like to avoid. But director Michel Franco thinks a reluctance to look at the end of life is unhealthy.... 5/24/2015 8:21 AM

Saudi Arabia says suicide bomber was Islamic State operative
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia has confirmed that Friday's suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in the east of the country that killed 21 was carried out by an Islamic State militant, backing up an earlier claim by the group.... 5/24/2015 8:08 AM

Local elections in Spain test upstart parties' voter appeal
MADRID (AP) -- Local elections in much of Spain could see two upstart parties end nearly four decades of dominance by the conservative Popular Party and the center-left Socialists.... 5/24/2015 7:39 AM

Ethiopians vote in 1st election without former strongman
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Ethiopians voted Sunday in national and regional elections, the country's first since the 2012 death of its longtime leader, but the ruling party is expected to maintain its iron-clad grip on power.... 5/24/2015 7:35 AM

Israeli police say Palestinian stabs teens on Jewish holiday
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say a 19-year-old Palestinian man stabbed two Israeli teenagers as they walked to a holy site on a Jewish festival.... 5/24/2015 6:40 AM

52 dead in China floods, including 2 kids on overloaded bus
BEIJING (AP) -- The death toll in China's latest round of flooding has risen to at least 52, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorized passenger load that plunged into a pond, authorities said.... 5/24/2015 6:28 AM

At least 10 Afghan police officers killed in Taliban assault
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban insurgents attacked police checkpoints Sunday in volatile southern Afghanistan, killing at least 10 officers in the ongoing assault, authorities said.... 5/24/2015 6:03 AM

China readies national carbon market to fight climate change
BEIJING (AP) -- At first, the numbers and company names flashing on a big board in Beijing's financial district suggest a booming market.... 5/24/2015 5:39 AM

Thousands evacuated in Nepal after landslide blocks river
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Thousands of people fled villages and towns along a mountain river in northwest Nepal on Sunday after it was blocked by a landslide that could burst and cause flash floods, officials said.... 5/24/2015 4:31 AM

Putin signs Russian law to shut 'undesirable' organizations
MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law Saturday giving prosecutors the power to declare foreign and international organizations "undesirable" in Russia and shut them down.... 5/24/2015 4:18 AM

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