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April 26, 2015 - 3:47pm
57 min 50 sec ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says it has launched an airstrike on its border with Syria after spotting militants carrying a bomb.

A military statement Sunday night said it launched the strike after troops saw "a group of armed terrorists" approach the border with an explosive that could target Israeli troops.

April 26, 2015 - 3:10pm
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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Officials in northwestern Pakistan say heavy rains have killed at least 37 people.

Provincial Information Minister Mushtaq Ghani says the storm Sunday also injured over 200 people. The storm included hailstorms and strong winds and saw buildings collapse as it uprooted trees and electric poles.

He says an emergency has been declared at all local hospitals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, where Peshawar is the capital....

April 26, 2015 - 2:43pm
57 min 50 sec ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — A top Palestinian intelligence official has provided first details 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.

The official said Sunday that Nusra Front militants in Syria were not paid for the captives. He says Palestinian intelligence entered Syria twice this month — once to obtain mobile phone footage as proof the hostages...

April 26, 2015 - 2:36pm
57 min 50 sec ago

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.

The group said one of its planes had detected "thick oil" covering the ocean just above where the Russian fishing boat Oleg Naydenov sank on April 14, about 24 kilometers (15 miles) south of the tourist hot-spot of Gran Canaria.

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April 26, 2015 - 1:08pm
57 min 50 sec ago

BCHARRE, Lebanon (AP) — Salma Hayek is visiting her ancestral homeland Lebanon to launch "The Prophet," an animated feature film she co-produced.

The film is a screen adaptation of the book by the same name written nearly a century ago by the famed Lebanese-born poet and philosopher Khalil Gibran, who died in the United States in 1931.

Hayek traveled Sunday to this picturesque mountainous village in the country's north to visit Gibran's museum, which...

April 26, 2015 - 12:51pm
57 min 50 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in southern Russia has sentenced one teenager to 15 days in jail and two young women to 10 days for twerking next to a World War II memorial.

Russia celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Allies' victory in the World War II next month, an emotionally-charged holiday the Kremlin has been using for propaganda purposes.

The sentencing in Novorossiysk district court of a 19-year-old and two women in their 20s comes after prosecutors...

April 26, 2015 - 11:43am
57 min 50 sec ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — The chief Palestinian negotiator is expressing skepticism about peace prospects with the next Israeli government following comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the recent campaign.

In the final days of the campaign, Netanyahu said that he would not allow the establishment of a Palestinian state on his watch, saying that regional turmoil made this impossible.

Speaking to international reporters Sunday,...

April 26, 2015 - 11:41am
57 min 50 sec ago

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Defense Ministry says a military training aircraft has crashed, killing the instructor and a student pilot.

The official Saudi Press Agency quoted the ministry as saying the accident happened Sunday morning and involved a plane affiliated with the King Faisal Air Academy, a military flight school in the capital, Riyadh.

It gave no further details.

Saudi Arabia's air force relies on...

April 26, 2015 - 11:26am
3 hours 37 min ago

PARIS (AP) — French officials say a second man has been detained in an investigation into an alleged plot to attack a church near Paris.

The detention occurred Sunday in Saint-Ouen north of Paris, according to a French security official. The man's DNA was found on a hairbrush in the house of Sid Ahmed Ghlam, the chief suspect in the thwarted attack, the official said. The official wasn't authorized to be publicly named.

The Paris prosecutor's office...

April 26, 2015 - 10:09am
4 hours 7 min ago

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank says net profit fell to 559 million euros ($610 million) in the first quarter as legal penalties ate into stronger revenues from trading stocks and bonds.

Profits were down from 1.103 billion euros in the year-ago quarter.

The bank had to deduct 1.5 billion euros from earnings to account for penalties it has agreed to pay to authorities in the U.S. and Britain to settle investigations into the bank's role in...

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