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Suicide bomber blows himself up during Damascus attack
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian soldiers battled a small group of insurgents, including a suicide bomber, who attacked a Syrian military logistics and supply facility in the capital Monday, militants and activists said.... 5/4/2015 3:44 PM

British comedian, activist Russell Brand backs Labour Party
LONDON (AP) -- British comedian-turned-political activist Russell Brand has changed his mind and is no longer urging people not to vote in Thursday's general election - now he wants them to vote for Labour.... 5/4/2015 3:41 PM

26 wild horses shot dead in southern Greece; motive unclear
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- More than two dozen wild horses have been killed with shotguns on a remote mountainside in southern Greece, but the motive for the attack remains unclear, police said Monday.... 5/4/2015 3:37 PM

EU, German heads at funeral of former Polish FM Bartoszewski
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, the former Auschwitz prisoner who helped save Jews from the Holocaust and later became Poland's foreign minister, was a joyful person who inspired deep respect, top European officials said in eulogies Monday at his state funeral in Warsaw.... 5/4/2015 3:35 PM

Burundi Red Cross: 3 killed in clashes with security forces
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- A spokesman for the Burundi Red Cross says at least three people have been killed in violent clashes with the security forces as street demonstrations persist over the president's third term bid.... 5/4/2015 3:35 PM

Taliban attack in remote Afghan province kills 16 policemen
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says Taliban attacks on police checkpoints in a remote northwestern province have killed at least 16 policemen.... 5/4/2015 3:24 PM

US gives $45 million to help Kenya with refugee crisis
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions so dire that some people are even fleeing to Somalia.... 5/4/2015 3:24 PM

Polish doctors perform rare throat-area transplant
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish surgeons say they have successfully performed a rare and extensive transplant of the throat area.... 5/4/2015 3:24 PM

Britain's new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's newborn princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana - seen as a tribute to Prince William's parents and grandmother.... 5/4/2015 3:15 PM

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan official says Taliban attack on checkpoints in remote northwest has killed 16 policemen.... 5/4/2015 3:11 PM

Discussing police, Iran president pushes against hard-liners
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Ahead of summer in Iran, when hard-liners want to want women in the Islamic Republic to be veiled and covered to their standards, the country's president is taking a stand against police enforcing morality rules.... 5/4/2015 2:54 PM

France's far-right party mulls political fate of patriarch
PARIS (AP) -- The man who for nearly four decades built France's far-right National Front into a political force may be on the fast track to disgrace.... 5/4/2015 2:50 PM

Turkey says it stopped over 200 migrants heading to Greece
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey says it has stopped over 200 migrants from reaching EU-member Greece in recent days.... 5/4/2015 2:49 PM

South Sudan ratifies Convention on the Rights of the Child
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- South Sudan has ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child, an international human rights treaty meant to protect children's rights to health, education and freedom from discrimination.... 5/4/2015 2:47 PM

Everest climbing season likely over in Nepal
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Sherpas in Nepal have refused to rebuild a climbing route on Mount Everest that was destroyed by an earthquake-triggered avalanche more than a week ago, a decision likely to end this year's climbing season.... 5/4/2015 2:47 PM

In Egypt, militants attack security forces' base in Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian officials say suspected Islamic militants have attacked a security forces' base in northern Sinai, near the border with Gaza. There was no immediate word on casualties.... 5/4/2015 2:45 PM

Nepal: We will need huge foreign support for reconstruction
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's government will need immense international support as the Himalayan nation begins turning its attention toward reconstruction in the coming weeks, in the wake of the devastating April earthquake, a top official said Monday.... 5/4/2015 2:44 PM

Centenarian survives Nepal quake, worries he's testing fate
BIDUR, Nepal (AP) -- It was an unlikely escape. By his own account, he should have died. But when the humble hut of stacked grey stones collapsed onto Funchu Tamang, who believes himself to be 101 years old, his daughter-in-law quickly pulled him from the wreckage.... 5/4/2015 2:42 PM

30 people arrested in renewed soccer violence in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Thirty people were arrested and five police vans damaged during a second night of violence in Knurow, southern Poland, following the death of a soccer fan hit by a rubber bullet fired by police.... 5/4/2015 2:42 PM

South African man in court over wife's murder
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A South African man has been charged with his wife's murder, police said on Monday, days after local media reported that the touching eulogy he delivered at her funeral was plagiarized.... 5/4/2015 2:30 PM

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