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Beijing tightens hospital oversight following man's death
BEIJING (AP) -- China's government health care regulator on Thursday ordered hospitals not to outsource medical services or promote false advertising amid a public outcry over the death of a young man who received expensive but ineffective treatments for a rare form of cancer.... 5/5/2016 12:24 PM

Turkish prime minister announces decision to step down
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his resignation on Thursday, paving the way for the country's president to pursue a tighter grip on power.... 5/5/2016 12:22 PM

Pakistan arrests 13 for strangling, burning girl for 'honor'
ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani police say they have arrested 13 members of a local tribal council who strangled a local girl and set her body on fire for helping one of her friends elope.... 5/5/2016 12:19 PM

South Africa: Buildings at 17 schools burned in protests
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African authorities say buildings at 17 schools in a provincial area were set on fire during several days of violence by residents who oppose an administration plan for their area.... 5/5/2016 12:19 PM

Israel discovers cross-border tunnel from Gaza
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military discovered a tunnel Thursday stretching from the southern Gaza Strip into Israel, built by Palestinian militants to carry out attacks on Israel, the military said.... 5/5/2016 12:11 PM

Zimbabweans hunt for US cash as shortages bite
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Severe shortages of U.S. dollars that are used as local currency in Zimbabwe have forced many residents into cash hunter-gatherers.... 5/5/2016 12:06 PM

Myanmar anti-Muslim activist arrested for post about Suu Kyi
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A head of a Buddhist nationalist group says a prominent anti-Muslim activist has been arrested for posting a provocative statement on Facebook about Myanmar's army commander and the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.... 5/5/2016 12:02 PM

British newspaper to close only 9 weeks after its start
LONDON (AP) -- The New Day newspaper is shutting down after only nine weeks after its circulation failed to meet expectations.... 5/5/2016 12:02 PM

Kenya: Woman found alive after 6 days in collapsed building
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A woman has been found alive after six days in a collapsed building and rescuers are working to free her, a Kenyan government official said Thursday.... 5/5/2016 11:59 AM

Uganda government bans press coverage of protest movement
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Uganda's government is banning media coverage of a protest movement against the disputed re-election of the country's long-time president.... 5/5/2016 11:54 AM

Spanish town entertained by escaped hippopotamus
MADRID (AP) -- Officials say a hippopotamus that escaped from a visiting circus caused some traffic chaos and not a little diversion when he strolled easily along a street in the southwestern town of Palos de la Frontera.... 5/5/2016 11:49 AM

Former Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Maurice Sinet dies at 87
PARIS (AP) -- Maurice Sinet, a former cartoonist for French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo who often created controversy with his blunt views, has died. He was 87.... 5/5/2016 11:45 AM

Turkish prime minister says he will step down at May 22 party congress
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish prime minister says he will step down at May 22 party congress .... 5/5/2016 11:40 AM

Uncertainty over vote on EU membership weighs on UK economy
LONDON (AP) -- Uncertainty over Britain's looming vote on whether to remain in the European Union is weighing on the nation's economy, with another key indicator showing Thursday that growth is close to stagnating.... 5/5/2016 11:36 AM

Some howl over Alibaba's place in anti-counterfeiting group
SHANGHAI (AP) -- The prospect of sitting in a Hyatt Regency ballroom in Florida and listening to Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, deliver the keynote for the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition's conference this month did not sit well with Michael Kors' general counsel. In fact, Ma's imminent speech - and the IACC's April decision to welcome Alibaba as a new member - so incensed the U.S. luxury brand that it severed its... 5/5/2016 11:36 AM

Opera: offstage drama rivets Romania, costs minister his job
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A compelling drama at Romania's national opera has been drawing huge audiences for weeks. But it's not a production of "The Marriage of Figaro" or "The Barber of Seville" that's grabbing the limelight, it's an offstage dispute between two international ballet stars and Romanian musicians that has already cost a government minister his job.... 5/5/2016 11:29 AM

UK votes in local elections expected to deal blow to Labour
LONDON (AP) -- Britons voted Thursday in local and regional elections that will choose a new mayor for London - and are expected to deal a blow to Britain's main opposition Labour Party.... 5/5/2016 11:22 AM

Dozens of billboards honoring Stalin put up in Russian city
MOSCOW (AP) -- Billboards honoring Soviet dictator Josef Stalin have appeared across Russia's third-largest city ahead of Monday's celebration of victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.... 5/5/2016 11:22 AM

Italy: Don't want to take migrants? Then you pay
ROME (AP) -- A top aide to Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says Rome supports a proposal by the European Union's executive to fine nations for refusing migrants they were supposed to accept.... 5/5/2016 11:13 AM

Pressure mounts on Polish government to save WWII museum
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's conservative government is coming under growing pressure to permit the opening next year of a major new museum on World War II - an ambitious project with an international approach that the country's nationalistic new leaders dislike.... 5/5/2016 11:12 AM



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