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Venezuelan president's bout with thrown mango inspires game
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Two Venezuelans who emigrated to escape the country's economic woes are drawing laughs with a mobile game mocking President Nicolas Maduro for his decision to give a new home to a woman who threw a mango at him seeking attention for her plea to get housing.... 5/6/2015 4:10 AM

Canada's most conservative province elects leftist party
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's most conservative province has elected a left-of-center government, ending a 44-year-long conservative party dynasty... 5/6/2015 4:08 AM

Rio museum opens its doors to Carnival's anonymous artisans
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog" and Henry Moore's "Archer" are among some of the world's most iconic sculptures competing for space at a new museum exhibition where one of Alberto Giacometti's signature figurines appears to stride boldly into the room.... 5/6/2015 4:02 AM

China stocks rebound, other Asian markets fall after US drop
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets were uneven Wednesday as investor sentiment was dented by losses on Wall Street and doubts about Greece's ability to repay debts due to the IMF this month. Chinese markets rebounded from the previous day's sell-off.... 5/6/2015 3:48 AM

Internet company launched by Kim Dotcom fails to list in NZ
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Internet file-storage company Mega Ltd., launched in 2013 by indicted entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, has failed in a bid to list on New Zealand's stock market.... 5/6/2015 3:27 AM

Moments from safety, migrants die trying to reach Europe
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- Young men piled over each other, some shimmying up ropes dangling from the towering rescue ship and others falling into the churning sea. Women and children were the last off the stricken dinghy during a chaotic Mediterranean rescue in which at least five migrants were crushed to death and more were feared drowned.... 5/6/2015 3:16 AM

UN: Peacekeepers ambushed in Congo; 2 dead, 13 wounded
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Suspected rebels ambushed a Tanzanian unit of U.N. peacekeepers in eastern Congo on Tuesday, killing two and wounding 13, the spokesman for the secretary-general said in a statement. Four peacekeepers were reported missing.... 5/6/2015 2:38 AM

Obama administration approves first ferry service to Cuba
HAVANA (AP) -- The Obama administration approved the first ferry service in decades between the United States and Cuba on Tuesday, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of millions of dollars in goods that travel between Florida and Havana each year.... 5/6/2015 12:26 AM

Virgin Islands police suspect US man in slaying of parents
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- A 24-year-old Massachusetts man is suspected of fatally stabbing his parents during a family vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands and then fleeing the three-island Caribbean territory, investigators said Tuesday.... 5/6/2015 12:20 AM

Puerto Rico rejects smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes will not be allowed in Puerto Rico, but cannabis derivatives could be consumed in other ways, government officials said Tuesday as they provided more details on the governor's weekend executive order on cannabis use.... 5/5/2015 11:33 PM

Italy's UN mission says 300 migrants rescued off coast
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Italy's U.N. mission says 300 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean sea.... 5/5/2015 11:33 PM

Mexico: 2 workers dead, 10 hurt in Mexico oil rig accident
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- An accident on an oil well-maintenance platform killed two workers and injured 10 off Mexico's coast on Tuesday, company officials reported, blaming the incident on the collapse of one of the rig's legs.... 5/5/2015 11:09 PM

Macedonian opposition chief: PM tried to cover up a killing
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Violent clashes broke out late Tuesday at a demonstration in the Macedonian capital Skopje protesting the 2011 death of a 22-year-old beaten by police during post-election celebrations.... 5/5/2015 10:33 PM

Canadian judge delays bail decision for ex-Gitmo inmate
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- A Canadian judge said Tuesday she needs more time to make a decision on whether a former Guantanamo Bay inmate should be released on bail while he appeals his conviction for war crimes in the United States.... 5/5/2015 10:32 PM

Africa's richest economy surviving on borrowed cash
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Africa's richest economy is borrowing money to pay salaries as it struggles through a "difficult cash crunch" brought on by halved oil prices, Nigeria's finance minister revealed Tuesday.... 5/5/2015 10:12 PM

11 dead after Mali separatists launch central region attack
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Members of a coalition of separatist groups attacked a town in central Mali on Tuesday, killing 11 people and moving violence farther south after a cease-fire was broken last week, a spokesman and the government said.... 5/5/2015 9:38 PM

Ex-Guinea junta leader to chair political party
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- A new political party in Guinea has named as its chairman former strongman Moussa Dadis Camara, who took power by staging a coup and was later shot in the head and went into exile, his lawyer said Tuesday.... 5/5/2015 9:27 PM

Yemen rebels fire into Saudi Arabia, killing at least 3
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Yemen's rebels fired rockets and mortars into Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, killing at least three people and purportedly capturing five soldiers in an attack showing the insurgents' ability to launch assaults despite weeks of Saudi-led airstrikes targeting them.... 5/5/2015 9:06 PM

Saudi king fires protocol chief after photographer slapped
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi King Salman has fired the chief of royal protocol after he was caught on camera slapping a photographer.... 5/5/2015 8:49 PM

Brazil court acquits 3 in 2007 plane crash trial
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A Brazilian court has cleared three people of responsibility for a 2007 jetliner crash that killed 199 people at a Sao Paulo airport.... 5/5/2015 8:27 PM

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