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Official: Palestinian operatives helped free Syria hostages
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A top Palestinian intelligence official provided first details Sunday of the release of two Swedish hostages held in Syria for 17 months, saying the captors drove them to a pre-arranged drop-off point, pushed them out of the car and sped off.... 4/26/2015 7:21 PM

Officials say heavy rains kill 37 in northwest Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Officials in northwestern Pakistan say heavy rains have killed at least 37 people.... 4/26/2015 7:10 PM

Salma Hayek visits Lebanon to launch film 'The Prophet'
BCHARRE, Lebanon (AP) -- Salma Hayek is in Lebanon, her first visit to her ancestral homeland, to launch "The Prophet," an animated feature film she co-produced.... 4/26/2015 6:45 PM

Greenpeace spots 3-mile oil slick off Spain's Canary Islands
MADRID (AP) -- Greenpeace has called on Spain's government to dedicate more resources to cleaning up an oil spill rising up from a sunken fishing trawler off the Canary Islands after spotting a five-kilometer (3-mile) slick.... 4/26/2015 6:36 PM

No time to lose: Global response to Nepal quake gears up
LONDON (AP) -- There is still time to save lives - that's why governments and aid agencies Sunday rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle.... 4/26/2015 6:25 PM

Nigeria recalls diplomats from South Africa over attacks
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria is recalling its top diplomats in South Africa because of "ongoing xenophobia targeting foreigners," according to a government statement.... 4/26/2015 6:13 PM

Mustafa Akinci elected leader of breakaway Turkish Cypriots
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Mustafa Akinci, a veteran politician with a strong track record of reaching out to rival Greek Cypriots, was elected Sunday as leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots in ethnically divided Cyprus.... 4/26/2015 5:51 PM

France detains 3 new suspects in thwarted attack probe
PARIS (AP) -- French police have detained three people in an investigation into an alleged plot to attack a church near Paris, authorities said Sunday.... 4/26/2015 5:33 PM

3 young women jailed in Russia for twerking next to monument
MOSCOW (AP) -- A court in southern Russia has sentenced three young women to brief jail terms for making a video showing them twerking next to a World War II memorial.... 4/26/2015 5:29 PM

Aftershocks terrify survivors of quake that killed 2,500
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the devastation wrought a day earlier by a massive earthquake that ripped across this Himalayan nation and killed more than 2,500 people.... 4/26/2015 5:24 PM

Israeli military indicts 3 soldiers for looting in Gaza war
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military announced Sunday it indicted three soldiers for allegedly taking money from a building in Gaza during last year's war against Hamas militants.... 4/26/2015 5:13 PM

Fighting rages in Yemen's 3rd-largest city, strikes continue
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Deadly street battles raged in Yemen's third-largest city on Sunday, as airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels struck targets in several cities, security officials said.... 4/26/2015 4:39 PM

Activists: Syrian air raids kill 34 in northwestern town
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government aircraft pounded opposition-held areas in the country's northwest on Sunday, killing at least 34 in one strike on a town near the Turkish border, activists said.... 4/26/2015 4:15 PM

Quake agony revealed quietly on trip from Nepal airport
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Soon after landing at Kathmandu airport, the Thai Airways captain made a bizarre announcement to passengers: Nobody is in the control tower.... 4/26/2015 3:58 PM

Saudi Arabia: Military training aircraft crashes, killing 2
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's Defense Ministry says a military training aircraft has crashed, killing the instructor and a student pilot.... 4/26/2015 3:42 PM

Mountaineers, guides stream from Everest after avalanche
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Mountaineers, guides and porters streamed from Mount Everest base camp on Sunday in the wake of a deadly earthquake-triggered avalanche that obliterated parts of the rocky village of nylon tents. Some warned that dozens of people may still be missing.... 4/26/2015 3:36 PM

Protests after Burundi leader is nominated for a third term
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Hundreds of people in Burundi protested in the capital Sunday after the country's ruling party nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third term.... 4/26/2015 3:36 PM

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Death toll from Nepal earthquake tops 2,500.... 4/26/2015 3:26 PM

French leader visits gas chamber to honor Nazi camp victims
PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande urged vigilance against resurgent anti-Semitism and racism, as he visited a former gas chamber Sunday to honor Jews, Gypsies and French resistance fighters who died in the only Nazi concentration camp on French soil.... 4/26/2015 3:12 PM

Togo counts votes as president seeks third term
LOME, Togo (AP) -- Togo's election officials on Sunday added up results from a presidential vote that had the lowest turnout of any election conducted in the past decade.... 4/26/2015 3:06 PM

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