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April 6, 2015 - 12:48pm
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — He was a soccer player with a fighting spirit, a talented keyboard player with "golden fingers" who was intent on succeeding in life, his guardian said. But Bryson Mwakuleghwa, a 21-year-old student at Garissa University College in Kenya, never had the chance to make his dreams happen.

Mwakuleghwa was among 148 people who were killed in an attack by Islamic militants Thursday on the college in Garissa, near the border with Somalia, where the al-...

April 6, 2015 - 12:33pm
1 week 4 days ago

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish news agency is reporting that the country plans to build six watchtowers along its border with Kaliningrad, a move that comes after Moscow said it will place state-of-the-art Iskander missiles in the Russia exclave.

The Polish news agency PAP on Monday cited a spokeswoman for border guards, Miroslawa Aleksandrowicz, as saying that six such towers would be built along the 200-kilometer (125-mile) border between Poland and Kaliningrad....

April 6, 2015 - 11:40am
1 week 4 days ago

MADRID (AP) — Nineteen former leaders from Latin America and Spain are pressuring Venezuela to release opposition politicians who have been detained.

In a statement released by the foundation of former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, the leaders called for the politicians' immediate release and for groups like the Organization of American States and the United Nations to craft "an alternative solution that respects constitutional principles and international...

April 6, 2015 - 11:35am
1 week 4 days ago

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A well-known mountaineer from India has been found dead in the Andes.

Malli Mastan Babu had been missing since March 23 in the mountains on the border between Chile and Argentina.

The 40-year-old's death was confirmed by an official at India's embassy in Santiago over the weekend. It was first announced on a Facebook page created to provide information about rescue efforts.

The mountaineer had achieved the...

April 6, 2015 - 10:52am
1 week 4 days ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least five people have died in heavy flooding in the northern province of Baghlan.

Jawed Basharat, spokesman for the provincial police chief, says the flooding hit three different districts on Monday, including Puli Khamri, the provincial capital.

He says none people were injured and around 400 houses were damaged.

Basharat says police and residents are trying to rescue people...

April 6, 2015 - 10:51am
1 week 4 days ago

JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli government minister says taking military action against Iran's nuclear program is still an option — despite last week's framework deal between world powers and the Islamic Republic.

Yuval Steinitz, Israel's minister for strategic affairs, told reporters Monday that the military option is still "on the table."

Israel's government has harshly criticized last week's framework deal, which offers Iran relief from economic...

April 6, 2015 - 9:38am
1 week 4 days ago

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says a policeman was killed and three were wounded during a raid in an eastern, predominantly Shiite town.

A statement from the Interior Ministry on Monday says the security forces searched several homes in the town of al-Awamiya on suspicion they were being "used by terrorist elements" and confiscated weapons and ammunition.

During the raid, which took place on Sunday afternoon, security forces encountered...

April 6, 2015 - 8:55am
1 week 4 days ago

TRAUNSTEIN, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of riders in a Bavarian town have braved heavy snow for a traditional Easter Monday procession, taking their horses to a local church to receive blessings.

Traunstein's Easter horseback parade, the Georgiritt, dates back to at least the 18th century. Some 400 horses, led by riders in traditional local costume, process to a church in nearby Ettendorf where both riders and horses are blessed.

Along with the...

April 6, 2015 - 8:37am
1 week 4 days ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister says he will protect the people living in territories retaken from the Islamic State group from any retribution or rights violations.

Speaking in the northern city of Irbil on Monday, Haider al-Abadi pledged that the "properties and rights" of local residents would be respected in areas where Islamic State militants have been driven out.

Volunteer Shiite militiamen, known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, have...

April 6, 2015 - 8:14am
1 week 4 days ago

ISTANBUL (AP) — A spokesman for Turkey's president says that a prosecutor has ordered Internet providers to block social networking sites, including Twitter and YouTube.

The request stems from postings of photos that show militant Marxists pointing a gun at a prosecutor who died last week in a shootout between police and the Marxists who were holding him hostage. Government officials have blasted Turkish media for posting the images.

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