Worker dies after falling ill at World Cup stadium site

April 30, 2016

World Cup organizers say a worker has died after falling ill on the site of one of the stadiums being constructed for the 2022 tournament in Qatar.…

33 rescued lions arrive in South Africa in airlift

April 30, 2016

The roars of lions filled the cargo section of Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport Saturday evening as 33 lions rescued from South American circuses landed in South Africa where they…

Officials: Collapsed Kenyan building had no occupancy permit

April 30, 2016

A building that collapsed amid heavy rains in Nairobi, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 134, did not have an occupancy permit, officials said Saturday as they…

Cuba finds it hard to dampen afterglow of Obama visit

April 30, 2016

The optimism is making it harder for Cuba’s leaders to portray the U.S. and capitalism as a threat.…

Iraqi protesters pour into Green Zone, storm parliament

April 30, 2016

Anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the Iraqi capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a political crisis that…

Iran’s moderates get most parliament seats after runoff

April 30, 2016

Iranian moderates and reformists who support last year’s landmark nuclear deal have won the largest number of seats in parliament following runoff elections, marking a shift away from hard-liners and…

South Africa: Opposition leader warns president to step down

April 30, 2016

Fiery South African opposition politician Julius Malema told 40,000 cheering supporters that President Jacob Zuma should step down before the army turns on him because of the corruption allegations against…

Aleppo bombed as Syrian army begins ‘calm’ plan elsewhere

April 30, 2016

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime said the lull in fighting was designed to salvage the cease-fire in other parts of the country.…

Gibraltar pushes for airport to be under EU aviation laws

April 30, 2016

Gibraltar’s authorities have joined air-travel industry leaders in calling for the small British territory on Spain’s southwestern tip to be included in the European Union’s laws governing European aviation.…

Fighting rages in Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria

April 30, 2016

The Syrian government launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in Aleppo while rebels shelled government-held parts of the northern city, as a truce in other parts of the country…

Sudanese army transport plane crashes, killing all 5 crew

April 30, 2016

Sudan’s army says a military transport plane has crashed due to a technical failure while landing in the country’s south, killing all five crew members.…

The Latest: Iraq PM says situation in Baghdad under control

April 30, 2016

The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local):…

Israel, Hamas and Egypt form unlikely alliance against Islamic State affiliate

April 30, 2016

Egypt’s Western allies are worried about the government’s ability to stop the militants.…

Japan calls for international help as North Korea stonewalls on abductions

April 30, 2016

North Korea won’t say what happened to 12 Japanese it abducted decades ago.…

Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching

April 30, 2016

Kenya’s president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic…

Leicester soccer team was 5,000-1 longshot, now eyes title

April 30, 2016

Bettors looking for a wager with a fancifully high payoff last summer could have gone into their local betting shop in England and risked a bit of cash on the…

‘Ivory is worthless unless it is on our elephants’: Kenya hosts world’s largest ivory burn

April 30, 2016

The ivory burn is intended as a condemnation of that booming market.…

State of emergency declared in Baghdad as protesters take Iraqi parliament

April 30, 2016

Demonstrators calling for reform broke through security cordons in the capital. Some lawmakers remained trapped inside. Organizers urge protesters not to attack embassies.…

Bangladesh Hindu man hacked to death in latest such attack

April 30, 2016

A Hindu man was hacked to death in central Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, following a spate of similar attacks in the Muslim-majority South Asian nation.…

Protesters loyal to Shiite cleric breach Baghdad’s Green Zone, home to government, embassies

April 30, 2016

Protesters loyal to Shiite cleric breach Baghdad’s Green Zone, home to government, embassies.…

Wrecked helicopter fuselage raised from the sea in Norway

April 30, 2016

Emergency crews pulled the wrecked fuselage of an Airbus EC-225 helicopter out of the sea Saturday off western Norway after a crash that killed all 13 people on board.…

Police detain protesters at party convention in Germany

April 30, 2016

Police have detained about 400 leftists who were protesting against the national convention of the populist Alternative for Germany party in Stuttgart.…

Kenya police: 6-story residential building collapses in rain

April 30, 2016

A six-story residential building in a low income area of the Kenyan capital collapsed Friday night under heavy rain and flooding, killing at least seven people and injuring 121 others,…

Turkish airstrikes target Kurdish rebels overnight

April 30, 2016

The Turkish military says it conducted overnight airstrikes against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq and southeast Turkey.…

IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bombing that killed 21

April 30, 2016

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bombing Saturday east of Baghdad, according to a statement posted on an IS-affiliated website. The attack killed at least 21 people and…

Australia blocks sale of Ireland-sized chunk of land to private Chinese company

April 30, 2016

The deal would’ve made a little-known Chinese company the largest private landowner in the world.…

Officials: at least 17 dead in Baghdad car bomb targeting civilians in the city’s southeast

April 30, 2016

Officials: at least 17 dead in Baghdad car bomb targeting civilians in the city’s southeast.…

Saudi forces kill 2 militants after failed car-bombing

April 30, 2016

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry says security forces have killed two militants before they were able to detonate a car bomb in the southwestern town of Bisha.…

Don’t drive in these European countries

April 30, 2016

LONDON — Much of Europe might like to present itself to the world as a unified continent, but when it comes to driving, E.U. nations could hardly be more diverse.…

China, Japan foreign ministers meet to smooth tense ties

April 30, 2016

China portrayed the visit Saturday by the Japanese foreign minister as an act of outreach to an angry Beijing, as the two sides try to repair relations bedeviled by disputes…

Overturned truck carrying stones kills 14 in China

April 30, 2016

A roadside activity center in southern China was crushed by stones from an overturned truck, leaving 14 people dead, authorities said Saturday.…

Argentina’s big unions join to protest layoffs, inflation

April 30, 2016

Argentina’s strongest unions brought thousands of people into the streets Friday to protest high inflation and job cuts in the biggest demonstrations against President Mauricio Macri since he took office…

North Korea sends another US citizen to prison

April 30, 2016

North Korea sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison with hard labor after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put…

UN says N. Korea accusations vs US troops ‘unsubstantiated’

April 30, 2016

The American-led U.N. command on Saturday dismissed as unsubstantiated accusations from North Korea that U.S. troops at a border village tried to provoke its frontline troops with “disgusting acts.”…

China ambassador says North Korean proposal merits study

April 30, 2016

China’s U.N. ambassador says a North Korea proposal under which Pyongyang would halt its nuclear program if the U.S. and South Korea suspend joint military exercises merits consideration.…

Parts of India ban daytime cooking as hundreds die of heat

April 30, 2016

With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials said they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid to…

Kenya police: 6-story residential building collapses in rain

April 29, 2016

A six-story residential building in a low income area of the Kenyan capital collapsed Friday under heavy rain and flooding, trapping an unknown number of people in the rubble, Kenyan…

UN proposal demands combatants protect hospitals and doctors

April 29, 2016

A proposed U.N. resolution that supporters hope will be adopted next week demands that all parties to conflicts protect medical workers, hospitals and medical facilities against violence and attacks —…

Argentina floods swamp soy crop; some must commute by boat

April 29, 2016

Water levels in the flooded town of Villa Paranacito have risen so much that the best way for residents to commute is by boat.…

China ambassador says North Korean proposal merits study

April 29, 2016

China’s U.N. ambassador says a North Korea proposal under which Pyongyang would halt its nuclear program if the U.S. and South Korea suspend joint military exercises merits consideration.…

Brazil’s VP says he will not be a candidate in 2018

April 29, 2016

The man in line to become Brazil’s next head of state if President Dilma Rousseff is impeached says he won’t run for the presidency in 2018 when Rousseff’s term comes…

Norway oil-rig helicopter crash kills 13; flying ban issued

April 29, 2016

The Airbus EC225 was carrying Statoil workers from an offshore rig in the North Sea.…

Mexico arrests 73, breaks up highway blockade

April 29, 2016

Mexican police have arrested 73 people after breaking up a protest by taxi drivers that blocked the main highway leading from Mexico City to Acapulco.…

US stocks hit by health care woes but avoid bigger losses

April 29, 2016

U.S. stocks fell Friday as health care and technology companies continued to report weak first-quarter results, but thanks to some late buying, they managed to avoid major losses.…

In Syria’s battered Aleppo, death toll rises as international outrage mounts

April 29, 2016

About 200 died in the past week amid attacks by both sides, a monitoring group said.…

Puerto Rico reports 1st US Zika-related death amid outbreak

April 29, 2016

Puerto Rico announced Friday that it has recorded the first Zika-related U.S. death amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the U.S. territory.…

At the Vatican, Biden seeks common cause with pope on cancer

April 29, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden found common cause with Pope Francis on Friday at the Vatican for a global commitment to fund cancer research.…

UN urges return to full operation of Western Sahara mission

April 29, 2016

The U.N. Security Council called Friday for the urgent return of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara to its full operation, a rebuke to Morocco which expelled…

South African court says embattled president must face corruption case

April 29, 2016

A high court ruled that a decision to drop corruption charges against the South African president was “irrational” and that he must face the charges.…

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