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UK’s re-elected Cameron outlines plans in Queen’s Speech

LONDON (AP) — After his surprise election victory, British Prime Minister David Cameron is laying out plans for a government free of coalition compromises. Cameron says Wednesday’s Queen’s Speech, delivered in Parliament by Queen Elizabeth II, will be a...
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AP Interview: Afghanistan’s first lady breaks taboos

AP Photo/Rahmat Gul KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s first lady has broken numerous conventions in a society that traditionally sequesters women behind closed doors – speaking out on issues such as violence against women, the rule of law and the power of...
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Cheap motorbikes bring opportunity and chaos to Haiti

AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Joseph-Marc Carel knows the danger of ferrying passengers on his small motorbike, sometimes two at a time, as tides of the buzzing vehicles cut through the chaotic Haitian capital. He has a prosthetic leg to prove it....
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Group: Hamas tortured, killed Palestinians in 2014 Gaza war

AP Photo/Khalil Hamra JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading international watchdog on Wednesday accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the Gaza Strip last year, saying some of the actions amount to war crimes. Amnesty...

Gunmen try to kill Libya’s recognized prime minister

CAIRO (AP) — A spokesman for Libya’s internationally recognized government says gunmen tried to assassinate the prime minister on his way to the airport in the eastern city of Tobruk. Arish Said, head of the government’s media department, said that Prime...

UN delays Yemen peace talks scheduled to start Thursday

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has ordered the postponement of a Yemen conference aimed at restoring peace following a request from Yemen’s government and other parties for more time to prepare. The peace talks had been scheduled to start Thursday...

US military begins search flights for stranded Rohingya

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has begun military surveillance flights to help locate stranded Rohingya and Bangladeshi boat people in Southeast Asian seas. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said Tuesday that U.S. Navy P8 aircraft flew over the weekend with...
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AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev LONDON (AP) — Ireland became the first country in the world to approve same-sex marriage by a national referendum, prompting crowds on the streets of Dublin to erupt in joy and cheers last week. In Burundi, refugees fleeing political unrest waited...
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A guide to Greece’s debt crisis and what’s at stake

AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is out of cash to repay debts due as soon as next week. The country and its creditors – other eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund – have been locked in negotiations for months on what...
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Obama urges Senate to renew phone-records program

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging the Senate to renew the government’s power to search Americans’ telephone records, saying public safety demands it. Barring a last-minute compromise when the Senate returns for...