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Jordan hosts international competition of anti-terror squads
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan is hosting a competition of elite anti-terrorism squads from 18 countries, including fellow members of the military coalitions fighting rebels in Yemen and Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.... 4/19/2015 10:35 AM

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CAIRO (AP) -- New Islamic State video purportedly shows killing of captured Ethiopian Christians in Libya.... 4/19/2015 10:34 AM

Indian farmers protest gov't plans to ease land acquisition
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Tens of thousands of flag-waving farmers rallied in India's capital Sunday to protest a government plan to ease rules for obtaining land for industry and development projects.... 4/19/2015 10:22 AM

S. Korean police question dozens after violent ferry protest
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean police say they're questioning dozens of protesters after violence broke out at a rally denouncing the government's handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago.... 4/19/2015 10:13 AM

UN: 90,000 people have fled IS advance in Iraq's Anbar
BAGHDAD (AP) -- More than 90,000 people have fled the Islamic State group's advance in Iraq's western Anbar province, which has set off fierce fighting in and around the provincial capital Ramadi, a United Nations humanitarian agency said Sunday.... 4/19/2015 10:02 AM

2 Indian policemen arrested in killing of Kashmiri youth
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Two Indian policemen have been arrested in the killing of a teenage boy during weekend protests in the disputed region of Kashmir, police said.... 4/19/2015 9:58 AM

Boston Marathon winner who died century ago in WWI honored
VLAMERTINGE, Belgium (AP) -- At the Vlamertinge Military Cemetery in Flanders Fields, the headstone of James Duffy usually stands unnoticed among the solemn rows.... 4/19/2015 9:46 AM

UN report finds Afghan women failed by justice system
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The United Nations says Afghanistan's women are being failed by the country's justice system as most complaints of domestic violence are dealt with by mediation rather than prosecution.... 4/19/2015 9:45 AM

AP Exclusive: Chinese activist more determined after lockup
BEIJING (AP) -- The most prominent of five recently released Chinese women's rights activists feels her dedication to the cause has grown stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation, her girlfriend and her lawyer said.... 4/19/2015 9:41 AM

Kids of Cold War crocs going to Cuba on conservation mission
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Cuba's efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago.... 4/19/2015 9:24 AM

Italy searches for 700 migrants lost at sea north of Libya
ROME (AP) -- Emergency services mounted a major search and rescue operation Sunday north of Libya after a ship containing hundreds of migrants trying to reach Italy capsized in the Mediterranean.... 4/19/2015 9:09 AM

Finns expected to vote for change in recession-hit country
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finns are voting in parliamentary elections that will determine which coalition of parties can lead the country out of a three-year recession.... 4/19/2015 8:43 AM

ROME (AP) -- Reports say migrant ship with some 700 overturns north of Libya, coast guard rescue under way.... 4/19/2015 8:21 AM

Iran Guard rejects inspection of military sites
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Sunday that inspectors would be barred from military sites under any nuclear agreement with world powers.... 4/19/2015 8:02 AM

Austerity's legacy: British election focused on UK economy
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron and his main opponent agree on one thing going into Britain's May 7 election: Voters should choose the next leader based on the health of the economy.... 4/19/2015 7:08 AM

Breakaway Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Turkish Cypriots are electing a new leader for the breakaway north of Cyprus in an unpredictable contest as talks to reunify the ethnically split island are expected to resume next month.... 4/19/2015 6:59 AM

Migrants' protest convoy reaches Mexico City with complaints
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- About 200 participants in a protest convoy of Central American migrants arrived in Mexico's capital Saturday and filed abuse complaints with the government's National Human Rights Commission.... 4/19/2015 12:12 AM

French replica of revolutionary frigate sets sail for Boston
FOURAS, France (AP) -- With champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a painstakingly built replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American revolutionaries set sail Saturday for the U.S. East Coast.... 4/18/2015 9:39 PM

Ex-boxing champ Wilfredo Gomez detained, but no charges
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Former three-time boxing champion Wilfredo Gomez will not face any charges after police detained him Saturday while investigating allegations of domestic violence, authorities said.... 4/18/2015 8:37 PM

Pope hopes Milan world's fair will help environmental effort
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis says Milan's world's fair, which opens on May 1, can inspire decision-makers to help save the "health of the planet that God entrusted to the care of the human race."... 4/18/2015 8:01 PM

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