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Russia's new Armata tank makes debut in parade rehearsal
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's new Armata tank appeared in public for the first time Monday, rumbling down a broad Moscow avenue on its way to Red Square for the final rehearsal of the Victory Day parade.... 5/4/2015 6:53 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 6:41 PM

Berlin police make city's largest-ever cocaine seizure
BERLIN (AP) -- Berlin police on Monday found more than 386 kilograms (850 pounds) of cocaine inside banana boxes at a discount grocery chain in what authorities say is the largest-ever seizure of the drug in the German capital. No arrests have been made.... 5/4/2015 6:35 PM

Egypt's deposed autocrat Mubarak turns 87, waves to fans
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's deposed longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak celebrated his 87th birthday Monday by waving to some 100 supporters gathered outside of the military hospital where he is being held in Cairo.... 5/4/2015 6:33 PM

Canada seeks stay of bail against former Gitmo inmate
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's government said Monday it is seeking an emergency stay of a Canadian judge's decision to give a former Guantanamo Bay inmate bail while he appeals his conviction in a Washington court for war crimes.... 5/4/2015 6:31 PM

Israeli foreign minister steps down to join opposition
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's foreign minister dealt a blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's effort to build a coalition by announcing Monday he is stepping down and that his secular, nationalist party is joining the opposition.... 5/4/2015 6:25 PM

French president visits Qatar, deepening ties to Gulf
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande, seeking to strengthen political and business ties with the energy-rich Gulf states, held talks with the ruler of Qatar on Monday at the start of a two-nation trip that includes a visit to neighboring Saudi Arabia.... 5/4/2015 6:17 PM

Greece to lobby EU, ECB for swift loan payout
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's cash-strapped government said Monday it was seeking the swift release of delayed bailout money to keep up with its debt payments, following weekend progress in negotiations with creditors.... 5/4/2015 6:06 PM

Israel veterans group alleges Israeli misconduct in Gaza war
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli group that collects testimonies from combat soldiers published accounts Monday from last year's Gaza war alleging indiscriminate fire killed Palestinian civilians.... 5/4/2015 6:06 PM

Jihadists destroy proposed world heritage site in Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Jihadists have destroyed a mausoleum in central Mali that had been submitted as a U.N. World Heritage site, leaving behind a warning that they will come after all those who don't follow their strict version of Islam, a witness said Monday.... 5/4/2015 5:59 PM

Rio environmental official takes dip in polluted bay
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro's state environment secretary has taken a dip in the sewage- and trash-filled waters of the Guanabara Bay, the site where the 2016 Olympic sailing events are to take place.... 5/4/2015 5:55 PM

A name for Britain's new princess: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
LONDON (AP) -- It's a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.... 5/4/2015 5:53 PM

Rights group: 64 civilians killed in Syria coalition strike
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Syrian rights group reported Monday that the death toll of civilians purportedly killed in airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition on a village controlled by the Islamic State group in Syria has risen to 64, including 31 children, as the U.S. military said it is assessing whether to launch a formal investigation into the claim.... 5/4/2015 5:41 PM

In China, Taiwan party leader calls for more global access
BEIJING (AP) -- The head of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party called for more chances for the island to participate in international organizations after a meeting Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose government views the territory as a renegade province.... 5/4/2015 5:37 PM

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 facility in the capital Monday, militants and activists said.... 5/4/2015 5:34 PM

Texas looks to German experience for Astrodome plans
BRAND, Germany (AP) -- It rose on a former Soviet airfield south of Berlin, a towering hangar bigger than a dozen football fields where ambitious entrepreneurs planned to revive Germany's zeppelin industry. That dream died in 2002 when funding ran out, but the building was reborn as a massive popular tropical theme park, complete with a rainforest, a beach, waterslides and more than 850 hotel beds.... 5/4/2015 5:29 PM

Italian ships rescue nearly 6,800 migrants; baby born at sea
ROME (AP) -- Italian rescue ships brought migrants by the thousands to the country's southern ports, including a baby born aboard a navy vessel, as crowded shelters in Sicily and on the mainland struggled Monday to find room for them.... 5/4/2015 5:28 PM

Burundi Red Cross: 3 killed in clashes with security forces
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- At least three people have been killed in Burundi on Monday in violent clashes with the security forces, said the Red Cross, as street demonstrations persist over the president's third term bid.... 5/4/2015 5:27 PM

Polish doctors perform rare throat-area transplant
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish surgeons said Monday they have successfully performed a rare and extensive transplant of the throat area.... 5/4/2015 5:05 PM

UN confirms Ban will visit Moscow for WW2 Victory Day
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. confirms that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will go to Moscow to attend Victory Day events this weekend.... 5/4/2015 5:00 PM

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