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April 27, 2015 - 7:43am
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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say Saudi-led airstrikes have targeted Shiite rebels across the country and struck a weapons depot in the capital, rocking nearby residential areas.

The officials say Monday's airstrikes in Sanaa hit Fag Atan mountain, where at least 38 people were killed when similar air raids last week flattened nearby homes, burying residents under the rubble. Officials have said the depot was used for storing ballistic missiles....

April 27, 2015 - 7:30am
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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police have arrested 15 people suspected of trafficking more than 200 migrants from Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan toward the European Union.

The police said Monday the alleged criminal group smuggled migrants over the border from Bulgaria and crossed them through Serbia aiming to reach Hungary, an EU member. Each migrant was charged 1,000 euros ($1,084) for the trip.

Serbia and the rest of the Balkans have become one...

April 27, 2015 - 7:25am
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Recent attacks on immigrants and their businesses in some parts of South Africa revealed anger over limited economic opportunities and a degree of intolerance, but they also gave rise to charity and solidarity.

Gift of the Givers, a South African aid group inspired by a Muslim Sufi group from Turkey, established a camp on the grounds of an Anglican church in Johannesburg for foreigners, most from other African countries, who sought shelter from the...

April 27, 2015 - 7:21am
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a car bombing in a busy commercial area in the capital has killed at least seven civilians.

A police officer says the Monday afternoon attack took place in Baghdad's southwestern neighborhood of Bayaa. The explosives-laden car was parked near a real estate office in an area where dozens of people gather every day.

The police officer says least 16 other people were wounded.

A medical official...

April 27, 2015 - 7:14am
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LONDON (AP) — Emergency aid flights are set to land shortly in Nepal to try to locate and rescue earthquake victims as governments and agencies promise more help.

The Asian Development Bank announced a $3 million grant to Nepal Monday to help provide desperately needed tents, medicine, food and water.

Spain's government planned to send a chartered jet to Nepal loaded with tons of donated aid from the government and charities, including material to...

April 27, 2015 - 7:13am
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is set to tighten its ban on food imports from Europe by restricting re-exports of fruit and vegetables through European countries.

The deputy head of Russia's agricultural regulator, Yulia Shvabauskene, says Russia has already stopped re-exports through Bulgaria because it suspects companies there of using false documents to get around Russia's import ban, marking European produce as coming from countries unaffected by the ban.

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April 27, 2015 - 7:09am
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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Officials say the death toll from severe weather in northwestern Pakistan has risen to 45.

Mushtaq Ghani, the information minister for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, provided the latest toll Monday, saying several hundred people had been hospitalized.

The storm late Sunday brought heavy rains and winds of up to 120 kph (75 mph), causing hundreds of homes to collapse, uprooting trees and downing electric poles. Meteorological...

April 27, 2015 - 6:31am
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president has accepted the resignation of her prime minister because of a bribery scandal.

Prime Minster Lee Wan Koo offered to quit last week, two months after taking the country's No. 2 post. He was at the heart of a corruption scandal involving a dead businessman and other high-profile figures.

Businessman Sung Wan-jong said before committing suicide this month that he gave 30 million won ($27,390) to Lee in...

April 27, 2015 - 6:24am
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LONDON (AP) — Tennis fans going to Wimbledon this year can leave their selfie sticks at home.

The Grand Slam tennis tournament has become the latest sports event to ban the use of the devices, with organizers calling them a "nuisance."

The All England Club says the decision was made so that selfie sticks don't "interfere with spectators' enjoyment" during the June 29-July 12 championships.

Selfie sticks are common sights at...

April 27, 2015 - 6:07am
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An opinion poll shows a majority of Greeks are dissatisfied with the new government's performance, and half want it to compromise with its European creditors if current tortuous bailout negotiations reach an impasse.

The poll, carried out by ALCO for the Proto Thema Sunday newspaper, found 52 percent were not satisfied with the government's performance since its Jan. 25 election win, compared to 39 percent who were. If creditors don't accept Greece'...

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