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April 14, 2015 - 10:50am
1 week 4 days ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is "condemning" Pope Francis for describing the slaughter of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks as "the first genocide of the 20th century" and for urging the international community to recognize it as such.

Turkey denies the killings that began 100 years ago were genocide and contends those who died were victims of civil war and unrest. Turkey also insists the death toll has been...

April 14, 2015 - 10:17am
1 week 4 days ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has approved an arms embargo on leaders of Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels and their key supporters, ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son.

The vote Tuesday was 14-0, with Russia abstaining.

The resolution is aimed at ending the Houthis military campaign against supporters of Yemen's embattled president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, and the rebels' attempt to take over the strategic Mideast country....

April 14, 2015 - 10:17am
1 week 4 days ago

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Court of Justice has opened public hearings in two longstanding border disputes between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Tuesday's opening session at the court in The Hague, Netherlands, heard Costa Rica's claim that Nicaraguan canal-cleaning works carried out in the border area were an attempt to claim territory.

Costa Rican ambassador Edgar Ugalde Alvarez said that "the work was undertaken with precise...

April 14, 2015 - 10:05am
1 week 4 days ago

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Violent clashes have erupted for a second day in Guinea's capital between security forces and opposition party protesters, say witnesses.

The renewed violence Tuesday came a day after one young man died from a gunshot wound blamed on police.

Diallo Hamza said he and others tried to bring Souleymane Bah to the hospital but he died before he was treated.

Authorities arrested 16 people in connection with...

April 14, 2015 - 10:01am
1 week 4 days ago

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations' refugee agency is asking Kenya to reconsider its demand that it close a vast camp for Somali refugees within three months and send the inhabitants home.

Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto made the demand Saturday. The government says the Dadaab camp has become a recruitment center for extremist group al-Shabab, whose gunmen on April 2 killed 148 people at Kenya's Garissa College University.

U.N. High Commissioner...

April 14, 2015 - 9:54am
1 week 4 days ago

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada will send 200 military trainers to Ukraine, joining the U.S. and Britain in an effort to shore up the eastern European country's battered forces.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Defense Minister Jason Kenney announced the move Tuesday.

The troops will join U.S. and British soldiers early this summer, and the mission will last until March 31, 2017.

Harper says Canada's military contribution...

April 14, 2015 - 9:34am
1 week 4 days ago

ARNHEM, Netherlands (AP) — Beware! Chimp Tushi at the Dutch Burgers' Zoo is a real drone-buster.

When the zoo sent a drone over the chimpanzee enclosure for a better look at how their 14 apes live, the response was swift.

With the unfamiliar intruder coming close to them, 23-year-old female Tushi waited in a tree, gritted her teeth and with two whacks from a long branch, downed the drone. No sweat.

Zoo spokesman Bas Lukkenaar...

April 14, 2015 - 9:32am
1 week 4 days ago

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A government spokesman in Somalia says ten people have been killed in an assault on a government office complex. The spokesman says seven attackers also died.

Police say they've now secured the complex.

The attack began when a suicide car bomber struck at the gate of the complex.

It's the latest attack by suspected Islamic extremists of al-Shabab. They've carried out a series of attacks in the capital on...

April 14, 2015 - 9:23am
1 week 5 days ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israeli health inspectors spotted a mail truck crossing into Israel from the West Bank, something didn't smell right.

Further examination discovered the source of their suspicion — cheese.

The agriculture ministry says the truck contained 300 kilograms (661 pounds) of cheese stuffed into cans, bottles and other unsanitary containers.

The driver, a Palestinian in his 40s from east Jerusalem, was arrested in...

April 14, 2015 - 9:17am
1 week 5 days ago

TOKYO (AP) — News reports say an Asiana Airlines plane skidded off a runway after landing in western Japan and about 20 passengers received minor injuries.

Japanese public broadcaster NHK said the accident Tuesday forced the closure of Hiroshima airport.

It said the Airbus 320 plane was carrying 74 passengers and seven crewmembers from Seoul, South Korea. It said they were evacuated using escape chutes, and no was seriously injured....

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