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April 26, 2015 - 8:28am
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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels struck targets in several cities — including the capital — as fighting raged on across the country.

They say the strikes early Sunday hit a military base on the outskirts of Sanaa, as well as sites near the presidential palace where weapons were being moved.

In the southern port city of Aden, they say air raids targeted the rebels, known as...

April 26, 2015 - 8:14am
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LONDON (AP) — With Britain's general election fast approaching, almost anything can become political — even Prince William and his wife Kate's choice of private medical care for the upcoming birth of their second child.

Prime Minister David Cameron defended the royal couple's choice of private treatment at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital over public care offered by the National Health Service.

Asked on TV if the royal couple's decision was...

April 26, 2015 - 8:10am
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MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin, who marks 15 years in power this year, has said in a new documentary that Russia had proof that the United States helped separatists in the North Caucasus in the 2000s.

The Rossiya 1 TV channel is airing a two-hour long documentary on Putin on Sunday.

Following a disastrous war in the 1990s, Russia fought Islamic insurgents in Chechnya and neighboring regions in the North Caucasus.

In...

April 26, 2015 - 8:08am
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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria says it is recalling its top diplomats in South Africa because of "ongoing xenophobia targeting foreigners."

A Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement says the attacks that began three weeks ago have killed seven people, destroyed property and "created fear and uncertainty in the minds of African migrants."

It says Nigeria's ambassador in Pretoria, South Africa's capital, and the consul general in Johannesburg, the...

April 26, 2015 - 7:14am
47 min 45 sec ago

BERLIN (AP) — Holocaust survivors and officials have gathered at the memorial site of the former concentration camp Bergen-Belsen in northern Germany to commemorate the liberation of the camp seventy years ago.

The camp was liberated on April 15, 1945 by British soldiers who found some 10,000 dead bodies when they entered the Nazi camp.

German President Joachim Gauck honored the British soldiers as "ambassadors of a democratic culture who were not...

April 26, 2015 - 6:50am
47 min 45 sec ago

BERLIN (AP) — A German rescue organization and the French government say they are sending rescue and relief teams to earthquake-torn Nepal.

International Search and Rescue Germany says a team of 52 relief workers including doctors, experts trained in searching for people buried under rubble and several dog squads will fly to Nepal Sunday. The team will bring with them a mobile medical treatment center.

Spokesman Stefan Heine said the priority was to...

April 26, 2015 - 6:48am
47 min 45 sec ago

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has led prayers in St. Peter's Square for the dead and displaced from the massive earthquake in Nepal and surrounding areas.

Francis called for assistance for the survivors during his weekly Sunday blessing. He said he was praying for the victims, the injured and "all those who are suffering from this calamity," and asked that they have the "support and fraternal solidarity" they need.

On Saturday, the Vatican...

April 26, 2015 - 6:40am
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TOKYO (AP) — Showcasing already close ties and promoting even closer ones are the main goals for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he visits the United States this week.

The weeklong visit begins today and will take Abe from Boston to the Silicon Valley, with ample time for hobnobbing with high-flying businesspeople like the founders of Facebook and Apple, Japanese scholars and celebrities.

No major trade or economic deals are expected....

April 26, 2015 - 6:37am
47 min 45 sec ago

LOME, Togo (AP) — Election officials in Togo are tabulating results one day after a presidential election that appeared to have a weak turnout.

The election pits incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe, who is seeking a third term, against four opposition challengers. Gnassingbe has been in power since 2005 when he succeeded his father, who died after 38 years in office. The family has ruled the West African nation for nearly 50 years.

Some 3.5 million...

April 26, 2015 - 6:29am
47 min 45 sec ago

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has led prayers in St. Peter's Square for the dead and displaced from the massive earthquake in Nepal and surrounding areas.

Francis called for assistance for the survivors during his weekly Sunday blessing. He said he was praying for the victims, the injured and "all those who are suffering from this calamity," and asked that they have the "support and fraternal solidarity" they need.

On Saturday, the Vatican...

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