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Nepal's earthquake reflects village exodus of Nepali young
KHADKA TOLE, Nepal (AP) -- Gone, the girl says as she squints into the sun, the air around her shimmering with wind-blown wheat chaff. She points to one house after another nestled in the green hills, most shattered from the massive earthquake that hit Nepal last month.... 5/6/2015 6:09 AM

Australian leader brushes off snub to diplomat's gay partner
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's prime minister has brushed off controversy over his office's treatment of the gay partner of the Australian ambassador to France.... 5/6/2015 5:51 AM

Internet company launched by Kim Dotcom fails to list in NZ
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Internet file-storage company Mega Ltd., launched in 2013 by indicted entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, failed Wednesday in a bid to list on New Zealand's stock market.... 5/6/2015 5:46 AM

Canada's most conservative province elects leftist party
TORONTO (AP) -- Alberta, Canada's most conservative province, elected a left-of-center government, ending a 44-year-old conservative party dynasty,... 5/6/2015 5:03 AM

Kerry trip to Djibouti highlights importance of small nation
DJIBOUTI (AP) -- A sleepy coastal nation in the Horn of Africa, Djibouti was the last French colony to achieve independence. Today, nearly four decades later, the mainly Sunni nation has become a critical part of U.S. foreign policy.... 5/6/2015 5:02 AM

Koala pays late night visit to Australian hospital
SYDNEY (AP) -- Staffers at an Australian hospital's emergency department received a rather unusual late night visitor - a koala.... 5/6/2015 4:55 AM

AP Interview: Uganda's president says he's the one bullied
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- There is so much freedom in Uganda that it's nearly anarchy, the country's president joked, stepping carefully around what's an open secret back home: Yoweri Museveni will run for yet another term next year, and surely he will win.... 5/6/2015 4:43 AM

Venezuelan president's bout with thrown mango inspires game
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Two Venezuelans who emigrated to escape the country's economic woes are drawing laughs with a mobile game mocking President Nicolas Maduro for his decision to give a new home to a woman who threw a mango at him seeking attention for her plea to get housing.... 5/6/2015 4:10 AM

Rio museum opens its doors to Carnival's anonymous artisans
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog" and Henry Moore's "Archer" are among some of the world's most iconic sculptures competing for space at a new museum exhibition where one of Alberto Giacometti's signature figurines appears to stride boldly into the room.... 5/6/2015 4:02 AM

China stocks rebound, other Asian markets fall after US drop
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets were uneven Wednesday as investor sentiment was dented by losses on Wall Street and doubts about Greece's ability to repay debts due to the IMF this month. Chinese markets rebounded from the previous day's sell-off.... 5/6/2015 3:48 AM

Moments from safety, migrants die trying to reach Europe
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- Young men piled over each other, some shimmying up ropes dangling from the towering rescue ship and others falling into the churning sea. Women and children were the last off the stricken dinghy during a chaotic Mediterranean rescue in which at least five migrants were crushed to death and more were feared drowned.... 5/6/2015 3:16 AM

UN: Peacekeepers ambushed in Congo; 2 dead, 13 wounded
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Suspected rebels ambushed a Tanzanian unit of U.N. peacekeepers in eastern Congo on Tuesday, killing two and wounding 13, the spokesman for the secretary-general said in a statement. Four peacekeepers were reported missing.... 5/6/2015 2:38 AM

Obama administration approves first ferry service to Cuba
HAVANA (AP) -- The Obama administration approved the first ferry service in decades between the United States and Cuba on Tuesday, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of millions of dollars in goods that travel between Florida and Havana each year.... 5/6/2015 12:26 AM

Virgin Islands police suspect US man in slaying of parents
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- A 24-year-old Massachusetts man is suspected of fatally stabbing his parents during a family vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands and then fleeing the three-island Caribbean territory, investigators said Tuesday.... 5/6/2015 12:20 AM

Puerto Rico rejects smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes will not be allowed in Puerto Rico, but cannabis derivatives could be consumed in other ways, government officials said Tuesday as they provided more details on the governor's weekend executive order on cannabis use.... 5/5/2015 11:33 PM

Italy's UN mission says 300 migrants rescued off coast
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Italy's U.N. mission says 300 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean sea.... 5/5/2015 11:33 PM

Mexico: 2 workers dead, 10 hurt in Mexico oil rig accident
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- An accident on an oil well-maintenance platform killed two workers and injured 10 off Mexico's coast on Tuesday, company officials reported, blaming the incident on the collapse of one of the rig's legs.... 5/5/2015 11:09 PM

Macedonian opposition chief: PM tried to cover up a killing
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Violent clashes broke out late Tuesday at a demonstration in the Macedonian capital Skopje protesting the 2011 death of a 22-year-old beaten by police during post-election celebrations.... 5/5/2015 10:33 PM

Canadian judge delays bail decision for ex-Gitmo inmate
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- A Canadian judge said Tuesday she needs more time to make a decision on whether a former Guantanamo Bay inmate should be released on bail while he appeals his conviction for war crimes in the United States.... 5/5/2015 10:32 PM

Africa's richest economy surviving on borrowed cash
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Africa's richest economy is borrowing money to pay salaries as it struggles through a "difficult cash crunch" brought on by halved oil prices, Nigeria's finance minister revealed Tuesday.... 5/5/2015 10:12 PM



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