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  • Armed group, allied with Mali government, attacks town

    11 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Tuareg rebel group and an official say that another armed group allied with members of Mali's army has attacked a town in the north amid peace talks brokered by Algeria. A statement by the National ...

  • Gunman shouting Allahu akbar in Bosnia storms police station

    11 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian authorities say a man stormed into a police station in a northeastern town shouting "Allahu akbar," killing a policeman and wounding two others. Police spokeswoman Aleksandra Simojlovic told The Associated Press that the attack occurred ...

  • Bosnia police say gunman enters police station shouting 'Allahu akbar,' killing 1, wounding 2

    12 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia police say gunman enters police station shouting 'Allahu akbar,' killing 1, wounding 2.

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Midday' game

    12 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday morning's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "All or Nothing Midday" game were: 02-04-07-08-09-12-13-15-18-20 (two, four, seven, eight, nine, twelve, thirteen, fifteen, eighteen, twenty)

  • Building collapses at Saudi university, killing 4 workers

    12 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Civil defense authorities in Saudi Arabia say that four construction workers were killed when a building they were working on collapsed on a university campus. A civil defense statement says at least four other workers ...

  • 5 TV crew members found dead in Libya

    12 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Five crew members from a private Libyan TV network were found dead on Monday, eight months after they were abducted in eastern Libya, a government spokesman said. Hatem al-Aribi told The Associated Press that the bodies were ...

  • Cash handoffs, extortion fuel Mediterranean trafficking

    12 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Fleeing war, persecution and poverty, migrants desperate to reach Europe are paying thousands of dollars apiece to become pawns in a multimillion-dollar trafficking network that stretches from the Sahara to Sweden. By the thousands, they're handing ...

  • UN envoy: Parties in Yemen had been 'very close' to deal

    13 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.'s outgoing special envoy to Yemen says the parties there had been "very close" to reaching a political agreement before the current violence and that the main sticking point had been who would lead the ...

  • Sicilian court convicts 20 Somalis of migrant-trafficking

    13 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) MILAN (AP) — A court in Sicily has convicted 20 Somalis who had received political asylum in Italy of a role in a vast criminal organization focused on migrant-smuggling. Prosecutors in Catania said Monday that the defendants were part of ...

  • Uruguay urges ex-Guantanamo detainees to sign for housing

    14 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's foreign minister says the government will provide private housing to six ex-Guantanamo detainees only if they sign paperwork agreeing to terms they have so far rejected. Rodolfo Nin Novoa made the statements Monday as four ...

  • UN: Israeli actions killed 44 Palestinians at UN shelters

    14 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. inquiry has found that at least 44 Palestinians were killed and at least 227 injured by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at U.N. locations during last year's Gaza war. Secretary Ban Ki-moon says he deplores ...

  • Memorial held for French Alps crash victims in Barcelona

    14 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A memorial service for the victims who died last month in the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 in the French Alps is being held at Barcelona's landmark Sagrada Familia basilica, with Spanish King Felipe VI and ...

  • Nuclear powers gather at UN to talk disarmament

    14 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Several of the world's nuclear powers are gathering to discuss progress on a landmark treaty on disarmament, with Israel attending for the first time in two decades as an observer, and with intense interest in the ...

  • Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general

    15 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Loretta Lynch has been sworn in as the nation's 83rd attorney general. She was sworn in Monday at a Justice Department ceremony, with Vice President Joe Biden presiding. Lynch replaces Eric Holder, who left the job Friday ...

  • Kenya: Court orders government to register gay rights group

    15 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court has ordered a government agency that regulates non-governmental organizations to recognize and register a human rights group seeking to protect the rights of gay people in the country. The three judges of the ...

  • Hamas-run Gaza court scraps election of Fatah union leader

    15 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Hamas-run court has suspended the results of a rare free union vote in Gaza that ended with a landslide victory by the rival Fatah party. The decision is the latest setback in Palestinian ...

  • Construction on Lake Mead launch ramps to begin in May

    15 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — Construction to extend Lake Mead boat launch ramps will begin mid-May to account for record low water levels. KLAS-TV reports ( ) that the Bureau of Reclamation is projecting Lake Mead's elevation will decline to ...

  • German-Moroccan man charged with training, fighting in Syria

    15 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — German federal prosecutors say they have charged a German-Moroccan dual citizen with membership in a terrorist organization on allegations he went to Syria to train and fight with an al-Qaida linked group. Prosecutors said in a statement ...

  • Report: Journalists face deadliest time 'in recent history'

    15 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new report says the twin threat of extremist groups and the governments that restrict liberties to combat them has led to "the most deadly and dangerous period for journalists in recent history." The New York-based ...

  • Officials say death toll from massive Nepal earthquake has surpassed 4,000

    15 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Officials say death toll from massive Nepal earthquake has surpassed 4,000.

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