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Kazakhstan calls for nuclear free world by 2045
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Kazakhstan is seeking to encourage a wide ranging discussion of the role of religion in fighting extremism and terrorism and it is calling for a nuclear free world by 2045, the 100th anniversary of the United Nations, as the Central Asian nation makes its first bid for a seat on the Security Council.... 5/6/2016 10:32 PM

Kenya closing camps with hundreds of thousands of refugees
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The Kenyan government said Friday it will close two refugee camps, including one of the world's biggest, due to a lack of security and economic challenges as human Rights group condemned the plan.... 5/6/2016 10:26 PM

Canadian convoy begins, hoping to flee wildfire zone
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) -- A massive convoy was under way Friday to move evacuees stranded at oil field camps north of Fort McMurray, Alberta amid a massive wildfire that officials fear could double in size by the end of Saturday.... 5/6/2016 10:15 PM

Former East German first lady Margot Honecker dies in Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Former East German first lady Margot Honecker, who defended the now-vanished Communist country to the end, died Friday in Chile at age 89, a family friend confirmed.... 5/6/2016 9:56 PM

UN envoy warns that Iraq's political crisis helps extremists
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The top U.N. envoy in Iraq strongly urged the country's political leaders and civil society on Friday to work together to resolve the current political deadlock, warning that the ongoing crisis and chaos are only serving the interests of Islamic State extremists.... 5/6/2016 9:54 PM

Turkish journalist sentenced for revealing state secrets
ISTANBUL (AP) -- A Turkish court on Friday sentenced a prominent journalist to more than five years in prison hours after he escaped an attack by a gunman in a trial sharply criticized by international observers.... 5/6/2016 9:45 PM

Former East German first lady Margot Honecker dies in Chile at age 89
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Former East German first lady Margot Honecker dies in Chile at age 89.... 5/6/2016 9:34 PM

Sadiq Khan leads London race, could be 1st Muslim mayor
LONDON (AP) -- Labour Party politician Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver from Pakistan, led London's mayoral race Friday, opening a lead over Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith that left him poised to be the city's first Muslim mayor.... 5/6/2016 9:07 PM

Ethiopia: Activist charged with terrorism over Facebook post
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- A court in Ethiopia has charged a social media activist for inciting violence and other terror-related offenses citing Facebook posts as evidence.... 5/6/2016 9:00 PM

Canadian brewery ships cases of water to wildfire zone
TORONTO (AP) -- One of Canada's largest breweries says it is donating up to 200,000 cans of emergency drinking water to firefighters and evacuees affected by the raging wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta.... 5/6/2016 8:38 PM

Egypt rights lawyer arrested, another detained in Cairo
CAIRO (AP) -- A prominent Egyptian rights lawyer who had raised a legal suit against the president's decision to hand two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia was arrested early on Friday and ordered held in custody for 15 days, pending investigation into a list of allegations, including attempts to overthrow the government.... 5/6/2016 8:27 PM

Colombia arrests alleged big money launderer from Panama
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombian authorities have arrested a prominent Panama businessman they're calling the world's most-wanted money launderer and froze assets belonging to dozens of companies linked to him that were allegedly used to hide millions in illegal drug profits.... 5/6/2016 8:03 PM

Global Fund: $3.8 million fraud, s
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has suspended payments to Nigeria's AIDS agency over evidence that $3.8 million was stolen by its workers and consultants, the Geneva-based agency said Friday.... 5/6/2016 7:50 PM

AP Interview: Rio security head says cuts impact Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro's state security secretary acknowledges that cuts of $550 million to his budget pose a risk to the Olympics when they open in three months.... 5/6/2016 7:38 PM

Turkish leader hits back at Europe on anti-terrorism laws
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had harsh words Friday for Europe, saying his nation won't reform its anti-terrorism legislation just for the sake of getting visa-free travel for its citizens there.... 5/6/2016 7:19 PM

Irish Prime Minister Kenny re-elected after 70-day deadlock
DUBLIN (AP) -- Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny won narrow re-election Friday on his fourth try, ending 70 days of deadlock and forging a novel but fragile minority government containing independent voices.... 5/6/2016 7:03 PM

Russian, Japanese leaders plan peace treaty consultations
MOSCOW (AP) -- A meeting between the leaders of Russia and Japan has ended with no indication of whether significant progress was made toward resolving a territorial dispute that has overshadowed Moscow-Tokyo relations since World War II.... 5/6/2016 6:18 PM

Pakistan anti-graft body seizes currency, gold from official
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- A spokesman for Pakistan's anti-graft body says its officers have seized currency and gold worth 680 million rupees, or $6.4 million, from the residence of top provincial financial official in southwestern Baluchistan province.... 5/6/2016 6:10 PM

Protestant party sees gains in Northern Ireland election
DUBLIN (AP) -- Northern Ireland's major British Protestant party, the Democratic Unionists, appeared on course to retain its leading role in power-sharing Friday as Catholic backing for Irish nationalist parties declined for the first time in decades.... 5/6/2016 5:56 PM

Mortar shells hit pro-army rally in eastern Libya; 3 killed
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- Mortar shells slammed Friday into a rally in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi where hundreds had gathered in support of a military offensive on the Islamic State-held central city of Sirte, killing three people and wounding 20, hospital officials said.... 5/6/2016 5:55 PM

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