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Mining company's stock dives as Brazil sues in dam tragedy
LONDON (AP) -- Shares in miner BHP Billiton tumbled after Brazil's federal prosecutor launched a $43 billion civil suit for a dam break that killed 19 people and caused the worst environmental disaster in the country's history.... 5/4/2016 1:45 PM

Group: 13 more Peuhls killed in latest attacks in Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Local community leaders in central Mali say pro-government fighters have killed more than a dozen members of an ethnic group accused of links to Islamic extremism.... 5/4/2016 1:44 PM

The Latest: Aid official: Syria fighting cuts off more areas
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):... 5/4/2016 1:31 PM

The Latest: 4 European nations reject EU asylum overhaul
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Latest on Europe's response to the wave of migration from the Middle East and elsewhere (all times local):... 5/4/2016 1:29 PM

Airbus advises rotor checks of Norway helicopter crash model
HELSINKI (AP) -- Airbus Helicopters, the manufacturer of the EC-225LP helicopter that crashed in western Norway last week, killing all 13 people on board, has sent an advisory to all customers using the same Airbus model to inspect the suspension bars and fittings of the main rotor, which came loose from the aircraft just before it crashed on a tiny island, the company.... 5/4/2016 1:20 PM

Tensions surface between Turkish president, prime minister
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Long-denied tensions between Turkey's president and prime minister are beginning to surface publicly, leading to speculation from political observers that the country's powerful leader may be considering replacing the premier with a figure more willing to take a backseat role.... 5/4/2016 1:12 PM

Independent Algerian paper faces closure threat
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Independent Algerian newspaper El Khabar is facing likely closure after the government cracked down on its ad revenue and challenged its pending sale in court.... 5/4/2016 1:10 PM

Turkish president says IS is in for heavy losses
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the Islamic State group will suffer heavy losses if it continues attacking Turkey.... 5/4/2016 1:08 PM

Severe turbulence injures 32 on Etihad flight to Indonesia
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Thirty-one passengers and a crew member aboard an Etihad Airways flight were injured Wednesday when their plane ran into sudden turbulence as it prepared to land in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.... 5/4/2016 1:02 PM

Residents evacuated as fires threaten Canada oil sands town
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) -- A fire that forced the evacuation of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, destroyed 80 percent of the homes in one neighborhood and extensively damaged property in a number of others, and officials warned it could get worse Wednesday.... 5/4/2016 12:55 PM

Egyptian riot police cordon off journalists' union in Cairo
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian riot police cordoned off the headquarters of the journalists' union and limited access to the building on Wednesday in an escalating standoff following a raid on the premises and the arrest of two journalists.... 5/4/2016 12:52 PM

The fireman's pole is history _ at least in Vienna
VIENNA (AP) -- The fireman's pole is history - at least in Vienna.... 5/4/2016 12:50 PM

Malta PM makes lightening visit to Libya
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) -- Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has become the first head of government to visit Libya since the formation of a Libyan unity government following a United Nations-brokered agreement.... 5/4/2016 12:42 PM

Coalition vows to build up further against Islamic State
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- An international coalition leading the military campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq agreed Wednesday to accelerate their contributions but did not publicly specify what those would be. The group also called on Iraqi leaders to reconcile political differences.... 5/4/2016 12:36 PM

European court OKs crackdown on e-cigarettes, packaging
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's top court dealt a blow to the tobacco industry Wednesday by approving sweeping new rules that will require plain cigarette packs, ban menthol cigarettes and regulate the growing electronic cigarette market.... 5/4/2016 12:35 PM

NATO alliance gets new supreme commander
CASTEAU, Belgium (AP) -- NATO has a new supreme allied commander, the former top American general in Korea who has said the Western alliance must stand up to Russia and give Ukraine weapons to defend itself.... 5/4/2016 12:28 PM

Global stocks dented by growth concerns ahead of US data
LONDON (AP) -- Global stock markets fell Wednesday as investors worried about global growth in the run-up to a series of U.S. indicators that will provide further insights into the state of the world's largest economy.... 5/4/2016 12:06 PM

Greece rules out "what if" austerity measures sought by IMF
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece will not approve contingency savings measures that the International Monetary Fund is demanding in case the country does not meet budget targets set out by bailout lenders, an official said Wednesday.... 5/4/2016 12:02 PM

Syrian state media say rebel shelling kills 3 in Aleppo
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Three people were killed on Wednesday in renewed shelling by Syrian rebels of government-held areas in the deeply contested northern city of Aleppo, state media and opposition activists said.... 5/4/2016 11:58 AM

EU moves on granting visa-free travel to Turkish citizens
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's executive Commission is recommending that Turkish citizens be allowed to travel to Europe without visas on short vacations and business trips, a major step toward fulfilling a key part of an agreement with Turkey to deal with the migrant crisis.... 5/4/2016 11:35 AM

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