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Belarus requires the idle to pay for not working
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Under a new measure in Belarus, people who work less than half the year will have to pay the government for their idleness.... 5/6/2015 4:14 PM

Striking Zimbabwean nurses refuse to work nightshift
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Nurses in Zimbabwe are refusing to work the nightshift in the southern African nation's public hospitals and clinics as part of a nationwide strike over salaries.... 5/6/2015 4:12 PM

Danish premier travels to Wales to support British husband
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Denmark's prime minister will travel to Wales to support her British husband who is running for a seat in Wales, where Britain's Labour party has dominated politics since the 1920s.... 5/6/2015 4:10 PM

US leading effort to assign blame for Syria chlorine attacks
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States is leading an effort to create a way to attribute blame for chlorine attacks in Syria, diplomats say, opening a possible path for action on an issue that has sparked outrage as reports of chemical attacks continue.... 5/6/2015 4:07 PM

Australian leader brushes off snub to diplomat's gay partner
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's prime minister on Wednesday brushed off controversy over his office's treatment of the gay partner of the Australian ambassador to France.... 5/6/2015 4:05 PM

Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown dies at 71 in the Bahamas
LONDON (AP) -- The manager of Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown says he has died in the Bahamas at age 71.... 5/6/2015 3:59 PM

4 UN peacekeepers found in east Congo after 2 killed
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- A spokesman for the U.N. mission in Congo says four missing U.N. peacekeepers have been found following an attack that left two others dead.... 5/6/2015 3:52 PM

Qatar seeks bids for chance to operate its biggest oil field
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Qatar's state-owned oil company says it is soliciting bids from international energy companies for the chance to operate the small Gulf nation's largest oil field.... 5/6/2015 3:42 PM

Yemen Shiite rebels take neighborhood in Aden, occupy palace
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's Shiite rebels and their allies consolidated their hold in another part of the southern port city of Aden on Wednesday after heavy fighting with militiamen loyal to the exiled government and capturing the area's presidential palace, officials said.... 5/6/2015 3:38 PM

Merkel aide denies wrongdoing in German-US spy affair
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's top security official denied any wrongdoing after appearing Thursday before a parliamentary committee over allegations that the country's spy agency acted against national interests in its cooperation with U.S. counterparts.... 5/6/2015 3:36 PM

Kenya Red Cross: 54 killed in cattle raid attacks
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The Kenya Red Cross says 54 people have been killed in Kenya's northern region in fighting that police say was started by a cattle raid.... 5/6/2015 3:34 PM

4 Afghan men sentenced to death over horrifying mob killing
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Four Afghan men were sentenced Wednesday to death by hanging over the filmed mob killing in downtown Kabul of a young woman falsely accused of burning the Quran, a case that horrified the country and showed the dangers women face in the conservative society.... 5/6/2015 3:29 PM

Prominent Iranian human rights activist is detained
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- One of Iran's most prominent human rights activists, Narges Mohammadi, has been arrested by state security forces and detained in Tehran's Evin Prison, her husband said Wednesday.... 5/6/2015 3:27 PM

UN tribunal lifts suspension of worker in French leak
BERLIN (AP) -- A United Nations tribunal has lifted the suspension of a U.N. worker who leaked information to French authorities about an internal investigation into accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic sexually abused some children they were sent to protect.... 5/6/2015 3:21 PM

Migrants rescued after 12 days at sea as UN mulls mission
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- An Italian rescue patrol picked up nearly 100 migrants who reported being at sea for 12 days as U.N. Security Council members mulled a draft resolution authorizing an EU mission to seize the smugglers' boats that are fueling the Mediterranean migrant crisis.... 5/6/2015 3:21 PM

Residents, workers protest in South African cities
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Protesters in South Africa burned tires and piled rocks across the road leading to the Soweto home of the late Nelson Mandela on Wednesday, in a demonstration against electricity bills.... 5/6/2015 3:20 PM

UAE to explore Mars' atmosphere with probe named 'Hope'
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates' planned 2020 mission to Mars will study the planet's atmosphere and be appropriately named "Hope," members of the project team revealed Wednesday.... 5/6/2015 3:18 PM

Danish intelligence chief resigns before gun attack report
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The head of Denmark's intelligence agency has announced his resignation hours before a government report on the police force's handling of two fatal shooting attacks in February.... 5/6/2015 3:12 PM

Canadian gets Dutch burial 70 years after WWII death
BERGEN-OP-ZOOM, Netherlands (AP) -- Canadian Pvt. Albert Laubenstein found his final resting place on Wednesday, 70 years after he was killed during the Allied advance through the Netherlands in the closing months of World War II.... 5/6/2015 2:42 PM

Greece makes IMF payment amid signs of bailout progress
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Cash-strapped Greece managed to make a 200 million-euro ($222 million) repayment to the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday, as its long-stalled bailout negotiations appeared to make some progress.... 5/6/2015 2:40 PM

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