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South Africa: Rescued lions explore new home in sanctuary
Vaalwater, South Africa (AP) -- Lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru and airlifted to South Africa scratched their manes on trees and explored their new territory in the African bush after being released into a sanctuary north of Johannesburg Sunday.... 5/1/2016 5:20 PM

Kenya officials: Death toll of collapsed building up to 20
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan rescuers continued searching for survivors Sunday of a residential building in a low income area that collapsed Friday, as officials said the death toll has risen to 20 and 73 people remain missing.... 5/1/2016 5:08 PM

French far-right father-daughter feud disrupts tradition
PARIS (AP) -- Jean-Marie Le Pen, a founder and the decades-long leader of France's far-right National Front, declared Sunday that his daughter, the party president who has expelled him, will lose next year's presidential race if she fails to unify the party.... 5/1/2016 5:07 PM

Saudi police capture man wanted for bombing, assassination
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says police have arrested a man wanted in connection with a number of terrorist acts, including a suicide bombing that targeted a mosque inside a special forces compound, killing 15 people last year.... 5/1/2016 5:07 PM

Slovakia's premier leaves hospital after heart surgery
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) -- Slovakia's prime minister has been discharged from a clinic in the capital following heart surgery.... 5/1/2016 5:03 PM

Labour Party denies anti-Semitism in its ranks as vote nears
LONDON (AP) -- Senior Labour Party figures including leader Jeremy Corbyn are fighting back against charges there is anti-Semitism in the party's ranks before Thursday's vote for a new mayor of London and other posts.... 5/1/2016 5:00 PM

Yemen security chief in Aden survives suicide attack, 5 dead
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's security directorate in Aden says a suicide bomber attacked the security chief's motorcade in the southern port city, killing five of his bodyguards.... 5/1/2016 4:34 PM

Iraqis end demonstration in Baghdad's Green Zone
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Anti-government protesters temporarily ended their mass demonstration in Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday and began an orderly withdrawal a day after tearing down walls around the government district and invading parliament.... 5/1/2016 4:29 PM

Egypt police block workers' assembly, labor activist says
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian police prevented hundreds of workers from holding a meeting in Cairo to commemorate International Workers' Day, an independent Egyptian trade union leader said.... 5/1/2016 4:15 PM

Qatar bank says some leaked customer data may be accurate
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Qatar's largest bank acknowledged Sunday that some personal customer data that was leaked online may be authentic, and said it has hired an outside expert to review potential vulnerabilities to its computer systems.... 5/1/2016 4:08 PM

Poland blocks entry to 7 bikers with pro-Kremlin group
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish border police say they have prevented seven members of a pro-Kremlin motorcycle club from entering Poland.... 5/1/2016 4:01 PM

The Latest: Iraqis announce disbanding of Green Zone protest
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Latest on Iraq's political crisis (all times local):... 5/1/2016 4:01 PM

Calm returns to much of Syria as government extends truce
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's military extended a unilateral cease-fire around the capital for another 24 hours on Sunday, as relative calm set in across much of the country after days of heavy fighting concentrated in the northern city of Aleppo.... 5/1/2016 3:39 PM

Followers of Iraqi Shiite cleric announce disbanding of protests in Baghdad's Green Zone
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Followers of Iraqi Shiite cleric announce disbanding of protests in Baghdad's Green Zone.... 5/1/2016 3:37 PM

Somalia: 11 soldiers killed as extremists retake town
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A Somali military official says fighters from Islamic extremist rebels recaptured a town in southern Somalia, killing at least 11 Somali government soldiers.... 5/1/2016 3:32 PM

Grenade explodes during drunken argument in Russia; 1 killed
MOSCOW (AP) -- Local police say a grenade explosion during a drunken argument in Russia's north has killed one person and wounded four others.... 5/1/2016 3:15 PM

Car bomb in southern Turkey kills 2 policemen, 22 wounded
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing two police officers and wounding 22 other people, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency.... 5/1/2016 3:03 PM

Frenchman flies more than a mile on a hoverboard
PARIS (AP) -- A Frenchman has flown more than 2 kilometers (over a mile) on a hoverboard in an apparent new world record.... 5/1/2016 2:46 PM

Neighbors deny rescue of quake-buried man in Ecuador
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Ecuadorean news media say relatives, neighbors and a nurse are denying reports that a 72-year-old man had been buried in his quake-damaged house for two weeks before being rescued.... 5/1/2016 2:26 PM

Nationalist party declares Islam doesn't belong to Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- Members of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party have backed a political program that says Islam doesn't belong to Germany and supports a ban against minarets, muezzin calls and headscarves for women and girls in school.... 5/1/2016 1:53 PM



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