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May 25, 2015 - 11:49am
28 min 48 sec ago

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is protesting Russia's decision to turn away an ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Conservative lawmaker Karl-Georg Wellmann was denied entry into Russia when he arrived at Moscow airport on Sunday, and returned to Germany on Monday.

Wellmann has been an outspoken critic of Russia's actions in eastern Ukraine, where Russian-backed separatist rebels are fighting government forces.

Germany's Foreign Ministry...

May 25, 2015 - 11:37am
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El-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian army official says extremists have killed a conscript and wounded an officer in clashes in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.

The fighting on Monday near the town of Sheikh Zuweyid pitted troops against Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, militants who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group last year.

The long-restive northern Sinai has seen a spike in attacks targeting security forces since the military...

May 25, 2015 - 11:13am
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DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh has banned a radical Islamist group accused of attacking and killing atheist bloggers and writers.

The Ministry of Home Affairs said Monday that the Ansarullah Bangla Team was banned in response to a request by police because it has threatened and killed bloggers, writers and other activists.

Junior Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said the decision was made under the anti-terrorism law.


May 25, 2015 - 10:59am
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A prison riot in northeastern Brazil left at least seven dead after a fight between two gangs escalated and led to about 70 people, many visiting family members, being held hostage for several hours.

It's not yet clear if all seven killed were inmates.

Prison officials in Bahia state, where the riot took place, say they negotiated an end to the standoff on Monday and all hostages have been released.


May 25, 2015 - 10:41am
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A tornado has hit the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna and officials say at least 10 people are dead.

A spokeswoman for the interior department of the northern state of Coahuila says Monday's twister destroyed houses.

Rosario says 10 people had been confirmed killed so far.

May 25, 2015 - 10:34am
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MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military has launched a massive exercise involving 250 aircraft and other weapons.

The Defense Ministry said in a statement Monday the drills will involve air force and air defense units of the Central, Western and Southern Military Districts totaling 12,000 servicemen. Combat aircraft will deploy to temporary bases and air defense systems will be sent to the Ashuluk and Kapustin Yar shooting ranges in southern Russia for training with live...

May 25, 2015 - 10:20am
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BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — An opposition leader in Burundi says the country is not ready for parliamentary or presidential elections next month because the government is curtailing freedoms including preventing the opposition from campaigning as protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third in office continued in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura.

Agathon Rwasa, who is running as an independent candidate in the June 26 elections, said Monday that Nkurunziza...

May 25, 2015 - 10:00am
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TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Defense Ministry in Tunisia says a Tunisian soldier opened fire on fellow troops in a military barracks today, killing seven people before he was killed.

Ten others were injured in the shooting.

A Defense Ministry spokesman described the shooting as an "isolated act, not a terrorist act."

Tensions remain high in the country's capital after an attack on a museum in March that killed 22 people, mostly...

May 25, 2015 - 9:40am
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KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Hundreds of people have held a candlelight vigil in Nepal's capital to mark one month since the earthquake that killed thousands of people and affected millions.

About 200 people gathered in the heart of Kathmandu on Monday evening to remember the dead.

In the afternoon about 400 people held hands to form a human chain around the site where Dharahara tower once stood. The collapse of the historic tower crushed at least five...

May 25, 2015 - 9:26am
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TOKYO (AP) — There's no word of any damage or injuries from the magnitude-5.5 earthquake that rattled Tokyo and its suburbs today.

It shook buildings and temporarily stopped trains. But the city's daily routine was barely interrupted. Trains resumed running in about ten minutes, after tracks were inspected.

Japan is one of the world's most earthquake-prone nations, and it's also among the best prepared.

Tokyo Electric Power says...

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