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May 6, 2015 - 5:09am
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says a Marshal Islands-flagged cargo vessel seized by Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz will be released within two days, after it pays a fine.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham told reporters Wednesday says the April 28 seizure of MV Maersk Tigris followed a legal complaint by an Iranian private company.

Afkham says that, "based on the information we have acquired, it is likely that the dispute will be settled...

May 6, 2015 - 5:06am
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LONDON (AP) — A closely-watched survey is indicating that economic activity across the 19-country eurozone grew at a steady pace in April, with Spain and Ireland doing particularly well.

Financial information company Markit says Wednesday its purchasing managers index, a broad gauge of business activity, was 53.9 points in April. Though slightly lower than the near-four-year high of 54.0 in March, it remains well above the 50-point threshold that separates growth from...

May 6, 2015 - 5:03am
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PARIS (AP) — France's air accident investigation agency says it will release an interim report about the crash of Germanwings Flight 4525, amid lingering questions about why the co-pilot appeared to intentionally drive the plane into the French Alps.

The agency, known as BEA, will publish the report Wednesday. It announced the release after German newspaper Bild reported what it said were details from the report.

Prosecutors have said that co-pilot...

May 6, 2015 - 5:00am
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian space agency Roscosmos says the cargo ship that failed in its mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station will fall from orbit on Friday.

The Progress was launched on April 28, but entered the wrong orbit and went into an uncontrollable spin. Russian flight controllers were unable to bring it under control.

Roscosmos said Wednesday that some fragments from the spacecraft may hit Earth on Friday. Most of it...

May 6, 2015 - 4:50am
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's saint-making office has officially given its thumbs up for the Rev. Junipero Serra to be declared a saint — four months after Pope Francis announced he would canonize the controversial 18th-century missionary during his upcoming visit to the United States.

Serra is hailed by the Catholic Church as a great evangelizer who established missions across California. Many Native Americans accuse him of forced conversions, enslaving converts and...

May 6, 2015 - 4:44am
4 min 3 sec ago

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police fatally shot a man in northern China who was on his way to Beijing to ask the central government to help house and take care of his sons and elderly mother.

His relatives received approval for the aid three days after the Saturday killing.

Lawyer Xie Yanyi, who is working with Xu Chenhe's family on the case, said Xu, his mother and three sons were on their way to the capital when train station security officers in Harbin...

May 6, 2015 - 4:43am
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is racing to put together a governing coalition with a deadline only hours away.

Netanyahu was holding furious consultations Wednesday with the hawkish Jewish Home Party in order to secure a narrow 61-seat majority in the 120-seat parliament.

If he fails by the end of the day, President Reuven Rivlin must appoint someone else the task of forming a coalition.

After...

May 6, 2015 - 3:44am
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BERLIN (AP) — Germany federal prosecutors say authorities have conducted raids across the country, arresting four people accused of founding a right-wing extremist group to attack mosques and housing for asylum seekers.

Prosecutors said in a statement Wednesday that a SWAT team arrested three men and a woman from the group and that some 250 investigators searched homes in Saxony and four other states.

Prosecutors allege the "Old School Society" group...

May 6, 2015 - 2:57am
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BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it has banned a leftist-terrorist newspaper published by the Turkish extremist group DHKP-C and conducted raids across the country in connection with the ban.

Germany's interior ministry said in a statement Wednesday that it has searched several locations in Berlin and other parts of the country. It did not mention any arrests.

The government said the party that published the Yuruyus newspaper was already...

May 6, 2015 - 2:29am
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MUMBAI, India (AP) — Media reports say a Mumbai court has found Indian movie star Salman Khan guilty of running over five men sleeping on a sidewalk, killing one in a hit-and-run case that has dragged through the courts for more than 10 years.

The Press Trust of India said the court on Wednesday convicted Khan with culpable homicide, saying all charges against him had been proved,

Khan also faces charges of negligent driving and causing grievous harm...

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