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Drug trade's lowest rung: Peru's cocaine backpackers

May 7, 2015

HUANTA, Peru (AP) — The lung-searing ascents into the Andean highlands aren't what worry the untold hundreds of young men who hump backpacks loaded with drugs out of the remote, lawless valley... more »»

Canada's Conservatives worried after Alberta election

May 7, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — A meeting of Canada's federal Conservative party was described as being like a "morgue" on Wednesday, a day after Alberta, Canada's most conservative province, elected a... more »»

Yemen's UN ambassador calls for ground forces to intervene

May 6, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Yemen's ambassador to the United Nations is asking the international community to quickly intervene with ground forces to save the country from Houthi rebels who have been... more »»

Israel's Netanyahu completes formation of government

May 6, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu completed the formation of a new coalition late Wednesday, putting him at the helm of a hard-line government that appears to be set on a... more »»

Germanwings co-pilot practiced descents hours before crash

May 6, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have practiced sending the jetliner into a deadly descent on another flight, just two hours before he intentionally crashed it into... more »»

Kerry seeks pause in Yemen war as he arrives in Saudi Arabia

May 6, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.. more »»

Migrants rescued after 12 days at sea; EU eyes seizing boats

May 6, 2015

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Nearly 100 migrants who reported being at sea for 12 days arrived in Sicily on Wednesday as diplomats mulled a draft U.N. more »»

Teen survivor tells of panic during deadly migrant rescue

May 6, 2015

NICOLOSI, Sicily (AP) — Calloused and stained, Baboucar Lowe's hands tell the story of a difficult life, one that nearly ended at 17 when the rubber dinghy he was on deflated within sight of a... more »»

Burundian opposition leader arrested as protests continue

May 6, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundian Police arrested an opposition leader Wednesday after he attended a meeting of foreign ministers from the East African Community who were seeking a solution to... more »»

3,000 Nigerians escaping Boko Haram deported from Niger

May 6, 2015

GAIDAM, Nigeria (AP) — Niger troops have deported more than 3,000 Nigerian fishermen and refugees escaping Boko Haram, forcing them to undertake a brutal three-day trek in which at least a dozen... more »»

Kenya Red Cross: 54 killed in cattle raid attacks

May 6, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fifty-four people have been killed in Kenya's northern region in tribal fighting that police say was started by a cattle raid, the Kenya Red Cross said Wednesday. more »»

Germanwings co-pilot tested descents hours before crash

May 6, 2015

PARIS (AP) — A co-pilot who purposely crashed a Germanwings A320 plane into the French Alps appeared to have rehearsed sending the jet into a deadly descent on another flight just two hours... more »»

Israel's Netanyahu reportedly close to forming coalition

May 6, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — With the clock ticking toward a midnight deadline, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday inched closer toward a deal to form a new government as he rushed to wor... more »»

Iran says it will release seized Maersk ship after fine paid

May 6, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A Marshal Islands-flagged cargo vessel seized by Iranian forces as it traversed the Strait of Hormuz last month likely will be released in two days after a fine is paid, Iran'... more »»

Greece makes IMF payment amid signs of bailout progress

May 6, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Cash-strapped Greece scraped together a 200 million-euro ($222 million) repayment to the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday amid signs its long-stalled bailout... more »»

4 Afghan men sentenced to death over horrifying mob killing

May 6, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Four Afghan men were sentenced Wednesday to death by hanging over the filmed mob killing in downtown Kabul of a young woman falsely accused of burning the Quran, a case... more »»

Migrants rescued after 12 days at sea as UN mulls mission

May 6, 2015

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — An Italian rescue patrol picked up nearly 100 migrants who reported being at sea for 12 days as U.N. more »»

Canadian gets Dutch burial 70 years after WWII death

May 6, 2015

BERGEN-OP-ZOOM, Netherlands (AP) — Canadian Pvt. more »»

5 paintings missing since WWII returning to Germany

May 6, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers. more »»

Germany: 4 arrests in alleged plot to attack Islamic targets

May 6, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities conducted raids across the country on Wednesday, seizing explosives and arresting four people accused of founding a right-wing extremist group to attack mosques... more »»

 
 
 

 

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