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April 22, 2015 - 4:59pm
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CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A Guinea court has sentenced 11 people to life in prison at a trial for those accused of killing eight Ebola health workers and journalists last year.

Judge Mamadou Diop on Tuesday released 15 other suspects, according to state TV. The trial in the town of N'Nzerekore, about 900 kilometers (560 miles) from the capital Conakry, opened about a month ago.

The killings happened when a delegation of health care workers visited the...

April 22, 2015 - 4:32pm
1 week 4 days ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general is urging European leaders to act swiftly to address the growing migrant crisis during their emergency summit Thursday, and he says he will discuss the issue in his audience with Pope Francis next week.

Ban Ki-moon's letter to European Council president Donald Tusk urges European Union leaders to consider the U.N. refugee chief's proposals for a stronger EU search and rescue operation and more legal migration channels....

April 22, 2015 - 2:55pm
1 week 5 days ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey says it is recalling its ambassador to Austria after parties represented in parliament signed a declaration recognizing the massacre of Armenians a century ago as genocide.

A Foreign Ministry statement on Wednesday protested against the move, saying Austria had no right to "accuse the Turkish people of a crime."

It said ambassador Hasan Gogus was being recalled to Ankara for consultations.

Historians...

April 22, 2015 - 2:51pm
1 week 5 days ago

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian government aircraft have been bombing rebel-held areas in the capital's suburbs as well as a northern town and surrounding villages controlled by the Islamic State group today, killing at least 32 people.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says airstrikes in the northern province of Aleppo hit a hospital, killing at least 15 people, including medical staff, women and children, and wounding at least 40. The Britain-based group says...

April 22, 2015 - 2:50pm
1 week 5 days ago

TISDALE, Saskatchewan (AP) — A woman and three children have been killed in a small community in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, and police say the suspect is also dead.

Police said Wednesday they received a call Tuesday that a family from Tisdale hadn't been heard from all day and couldn't be reached. Officers obtained a search warrant for a home and found the bodies of the woman and three children under the age of 9. Police have not said how they died....

April 22, 2015 - 2:05pm
1 week 5 days ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis are celebrating 67 years of independence with fireworks, parties and ceremonies.

Festivities erupted Wednesday night after Israelis earlier in the day paused to remember fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism.

A nighttime ceremony in Jerusalem saw soldiers march and entertainers perform.

Lucy Aharish, a newscaster from Israel's Arab minority, was among those honored who lit ceremonial torches. She...

April 22, 2015 - 1:42pm
1 week 5 days ago

IQUITOS, Peru (AP) — More than three dozen animals rescued from Peruvian circuses and traffickers have a new home in a jungle island sanctuary.

The 39 monkeys, South American coatis and kinkajous — also known as honey bears — were flown from Lima to the northern city of Iquitos over the weekend on a Peruvian air force transport.

From there, the animals were loaded on boats and taken up the Rio Nanay to a private sanctuary at Pilpintuwasi, where they...

April 22, 2015 - 12:32pm
1 week 5 days ago

LONDON (AP) — Police in Britain have released images showing the aftermath of the audacious raid on safety deposit boxes inside London's jewelry district.

Police say the gang gained access by climbing down an elevator shaft. The images released Wednesday show how the gang then drilled through 2 meter-thick (6-foot thick) concrete walls to get to the vault. The burglars then forced open some 70 safety deposit boxes in the heist in Hatton Garden, a street that is home to...

April 22, 2015 - 12:28pm
1 week 5 days ago

LONDON (AP) — Don the Sheepdog might want to learn a new trick: applying the brakes.

The border collie inspired a traffic scare and social media gold after he plunged down a hill and onto a highway in his master's vehicle.

Wednesday's incident near Abington, Scotland, began when farmer Tom Hamilton left Don sitting in his utility vehicle as he inspected lambs. He insists the parking brake was on.

Not strongly enough. The vehicle...

April 22, 2015 - 12:10pm
1 week 5 days ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president has accused Armenia of planning to "insult Turkey" during upcoming ceremonies marking the centenary of the massacre of Armenians.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that Turkey would instead be "discussing peace" when it hosts events commemorating the centennial of the World War I Gallipoli campaign. He rejected accusations that Turkey planned the ceremonies April 23-25 to compete with the April 24 events in Yerevan....

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