Mali: Tuareg rebels take 30 hostages in north

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Separatist Tuareg rebels launched an assault on the northern Mali city of Kidal over the weekend, killing eight soldiers, storming government buildings and taking 30 hostages in a “declaration of war” on the government, officials said...
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Libyan official condemns renegade general’s attack

In this image made from video provided by the Libyan national army via AP Television, Tripoli joint security forces on vehicles with heavy artillery stand guard on the entrance road to the parliament area after troops of Gen. Khalifa Hifter targeted Islamist lawmakers and...
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Renegade Libyan general says parliament suspended

In this image made from video provided by the Libyan national army via AP Television, Tripoli joint security forces on vehicles with heavy artillery stand guard on the entrance road to the parliament area after troops of Gen. Khalifa Hifter targeted Islamist lawmakers and...
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3 face charges in Turkey mine disaster amid anger

Miners close an entrance to their coal mine in Soma, Turkey, Sunday, May 18, 2014. Eighteen people, including company executives, have been detained as Turkish officials investigate the mining disaster that killed 301 people, a domestic news agency reported Sunday.(AP Photo/Depo...
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Renegade Libyan general’s troops attack parliament

In this image made from video provided by the Libyan national army via AP Television, Tripoli joint security forces on vehicles with heavy artillery stand guard on the entrance road to the parliament area after troops of Gen. Khalifa Hifter targeted Islamist lawmakers and...
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Turkey prosecutor: 3 face charges in mine disaster

Miners close an entrance to their coal mine in Soma, Turkey, Sunday, May 18, 2014. Eighteen people, including company executives, have been detained as Turkish officials investigate the mining disaster that killed 301 people, a domestic news agency reported Sunday.(AP Photo/Depo...
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Prosecutor: 3 charged in Turkey mine disaster

Riot police use water cannons and teargas to disperse people who were protesting the Soma mine accident that killed 301 miners, in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Turkey’s Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said Saturday that crews had found more bodies overnight,...
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AP PHOTOS: Balkans hit with record flooding

This image made available by the Serbian police shows the flooded area in Obrenovac, some 30 kilometers (18 miles) southwest of Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, May 18, 2014. In Serbia, more than 20,000 people have been forced from their homes. Officials there fear more flooding later...
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Bosnia flooding triggers landslides, unearth mines

Serbian police officers carry a man from a military helicopter during flood evacuation from Obrenovac, some 30 kilometers (18 miles) southwest of Belgrade Serbia, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Record flooding in the Balkans leaves at least 20 people dead in Serbia and Bosnia and is...
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Swiss voters reject minimum wage, fighter jets

Voters cast their ballots in Bern, Switzerland Sunday May 18, 2014. Swiss voters were casting ballots Sunday on a nationwide referendum to introduce the world’s highest minimum wage of 22 Swiss francs (US $24.70) an hour. Voters also were deciding on three other...