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  • May 01, 2016 | State Pope insists pedophile criminals be 'severely' punished

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is insisting that pedophiles who abuse children be severely punished.

  • May 01, 2016 | State Saudi Binladin Group employees set fire to buses in protest

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Employees at giant construction firm, the Saudi Binladin Group, have set fire to more than seven company buses to protest a reportedly large round of looming layoffs and not being paid their salaries for months.

  • May 01, 2016 | State 3 detained in Bangladesh after stabbing death of Hindu man

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in Bangladesh detained three men Sunday, including the head of an Islamic school, in connection with the stabbing death of a Hindu tailor in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

  • May 01, 2016 | State South Africa: Rescued lions explore new home in sanctuary

    Vaalwater, South Africa (AP) — Lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru and airlifted to South Africa are exploring their new territory of bush grasses and trees after being released into a sanctuary north of Johannesburg.

  • May 01, 2016 | State Militants free 10 Indonesian hostages in south Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf militants have freed 10 Indonesian crewmen who were seized at sea in March in the first of three attacks on tugboats that have sparked a regional maritime security alarm, officials said Sunday.

  • May 01, 2016 | State French far-right father-daughter feud disrupts tradition

    PARIS (AP) — Jean-Marie Le Pen, a founder and the decades-long leader of France's far-right National Front, declared Sunday that his daughter, the party president who has expelled him, will lose next year's presidential race if she fails to unify the party.

  • May 01, 2016 | State Damascus extends cease-fire by 24 hours

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state news agency says the military has extended its cease-fire around Damascus for another 24 hours. Thousands of rebels are fighting pro-government forces in the region.

  • May 01, 2016 | State 3 dead in eastern Ukraine amid Easter armistice violations

    MOSCOW (AP) — Three deaths were reported Sunday in the fighting in eastern Ukraine despite a recently brokered armistice for Orthodox Easter.

  • May 01, 2016 | State Labour Party denies anti-Semitism in its ranks as vote nears

    LONDON (AP) — Senior Labour Party figures are fighting back against charges there is anti-Semitism in the party's ranks ahead of Thursday's vote for a new mayor of London and other posts.

  • May 01, 2016 | State North Korea party congress to show unity around Kim Jong Un

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea is preparing to hold a once-in-a-generation congress of its ruling party that is intended to rally the nation behind leader Kim Jong Un and could provide an important glimpse into Kim's plans for the country's economy and military.

  • May 01, 2016 | State 'Holy Fire,' fireworks: Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — With "Holy Fire," fireworks and solemn Masses, Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2,000 years ago.

  • May 01, 2016 | State Kenya officials: Death toll of collapsed building up to 16

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan rescuers are continuing to search for survivors of a residential building that collapsed Friday as officials said the death toll rose to 16 and 73 people are missing.

  • May 01, 2016 | State UN: Violence in April kills at least 741 Iraqis

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations says at least 741 Iraqis have been killed in April due to ongoing violence, a sharp decline from the previous month.

  • May 01, 2016 | State South Korean president visits Iran to boost ties

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — South Korea's president has arrived in Tehran in the first such high-level visit since the two nations established diplomatic ties in 1962.

  • May 01, 2016 | State Car bomb in southern Turkey kills 2 policemen, 22 wounded

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing two police officers and wounding 22 other people, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency.

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