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33 rescued lions arrive in South Africa in airlift
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The roars of lions filled the cargo section of Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport Saturday evening as 33 lions rescued from South American circuses landed in South Africa where they will be released into a bush sanctuary for big cats.... 4/30/2016 9:30 PM

Worker dies after falling ill at World Cup stadium site
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- World Cup organizers say a worker has died after falling ill on the site of one of the stadiums being constructed for the 2022 tournament in Qatar.... 4/30/2016 9:03 PM

Officials: Collapsed Kenyan building had no occupancy permit
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A building that collapsed amid heavy rains in Nairobi, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 134, did not have an occupancy permit, officials said Saturday as they ordered its owner to turn himself in.... 4/30/2016 7:34 PM

South Africa: Opposition leader warns president to step down
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Fiery South African opposition politician Julius Malema told 40,000 cheering supporters that President Jacob Zuma should step down before the army turns on him because of the corruption allegations against him.... 4/30/2016 7:05 PM

Fighting rages in Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Syrian government launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in Aleppo while rebels shelled government-held parts of the northern city, as a truce in other parts of the country appeared to be holding on its first day.... 4/30/2016 6:20 PM

Iraqi protesters pour into Green Zone, storm parliament
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a political crisis that has simmered for months.... 4/30/2016 6:08 PM

Iran's moderates get most parliament seats after runoff
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian moderates and reformists who support last year's landmark nuclear deal have won the largest number of seats in parliament following runoff elections, marking a shift away from hard-liners and boosting moderate President Hassan Rouhani as he looks to secure a second term in office.... 4/30/2016 5:42 PM

The Latest: Iraq PM says situation in Baghdad under control
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local):... 4/30/2016 5:32 PM

Sudanese army transport plane crashes, killing all 5 crew
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- Sudan's army says a military transport plane has crashed due to a technical failure while landing in the country's south, killing all five crew members.... 4/30/2016 5:24 PM

Gibraltar pushes for airport to be under EU aviation laws
GIBRALTAR (AP) -- Gibraltar's authorities have joined air-travel industry leaders in calling for the small British territory on Spain's southwestern tip to be included in the European Union's laws governing European aviation.... 4/30/2016 4:46 PM

Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.... 4/30/2016 4:26 PM

Protests in Germany overshadow anti-Islam party's convention
BERLIN (AP) -- A national convention by a populist German party was overshadowed Saturday by clashes between leftists and police, who temporarily detained more than 400 demonstrators in the southern city of Stuttgart.... 4/30/2016 4:03 PM

Leicester soccer team was 5,000-1 longshot, now eyes title
LONDON (AP) -- Bettors looking for a wager with a fancifully high payoff last summer could have gone into their local betting shop in England and risked a bit of cash on the proposition that Elvis Presley would be found alive and well.... 4/30/2016 3:22 PM

Thousands claim vote rigging by Serbia's ruling populists
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Chanting "Thieves! Thieves!," thousands of opposition supporters protested Saturday in front of Serbia's state electoral commission over what their leaders said was widespread vote rigging by the ruling populists.... 4/30/2016 2:27 PM

Wrecked helicopter fuselage raised from the sea in Norway
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Emergency crews pulled the wrecked fuselage of an Airbus EC-225 helicopter out of the sea Saturday off western Norway after a crash that killed all 13 people on board.... 4/30/2016 2:20 PM

Kenya's president sets fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory in dramatic statement against po...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's president sets fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory in dramatic statement against poaching.... 4/30/2016 1:44 PM

20 Egyptians get life in prison over 2013 storming of jail
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court has sentenced 20 people to life in prison for storming a prison in the Suez Canal city of Port Said in January 2013.... 4/30/2016 1:37 PM

Bangladesh Hindu man hacked to death in latest such attack
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A Hindu man was hacked to death in central Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, following a spate of similar attacks in the Muslim-majority South Asian nation.... 4/30/2016 1:35 PM

Holy fire ceremony in Jerusalem draws thousands
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Thousands of Christians have gathered in Jerusalem for an ancient fire ceremony that celebrates Jesus' resurrection.... 4/30/2016 1:19 PM

China lays out firm conditions for improved ties with Japan
BEIJING (AP) -- China laid out firm conditions Saturday for improved ties with Japan, telling Tokyo's visiting foreign minister that there could be "no ambiguity or vacillation" in meeting Beijing's demands over historical interpretation, relations with Taiwan and other key matters.... 4/30/2016 1:14 PM

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