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China lays out firm conditions for improved ties with Japan

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 5:10am

China laid out firm conditions Saturday for improved ties with Japan, telling Tokyo's visiting foreign minister that there could be "no ambiguity or vacillation" in meeting Beijing's demands over historical interpretation, relations with Taiwan and other key matters.

Turkish airstrikes target Kurdish rebels overnight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 4:50am

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

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 4:50am

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 wounded at least 42 others, according to Iraqi police and hospital officials. The IS statement described the attack as a three-ton truck bombing.

Kenya police: 6-story residential building collapses in rain

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 4:00am

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, Kenyan officials said.

Police detain protesters at party convention in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 4:00am

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

Air strikes on Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 3:50am

Two Syrian opposition monitoring groups are reporting government air strikes on insurgent-held neighborhoods of the northern city of Aleppo.

Saudi forces kill 2 militants after failed car-bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 2:10am

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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 1:40am

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

Iran state media: Moderate bloc wins more seats in runoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 1:40am

Iran's moderate-reformist bloc secured more than 30 more seats in parliamentary runoff elections, according to a Saturday report on state TV.

Nairobi police say 7 people confirmed dead in collapse of residential building

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 1:20am

Nairobi police say 7 people confirmed dead in collapse of residential building.

Overturned truck carrying stones kills 14 in China

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:30pm

Chinese authorities say 14 people were killed when a truck carrying stones overturned and dumped its cargo onto a roadside activity center.

China ambassador says North Korean proposal merits study

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:00pm

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.

UN says N. Korea accusations vs US troops 'unsubstantiated'

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:31pm

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."

Kenya police: 6-story residential building collapses in rain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:51pm

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

Parts of India ban daytime cooking as hundreds die of heat

Nirmala George and Indrajit Singh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 6:31pm

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 prevent accidental fires that have killed nearly 80 more people.

North Korea sends another US citizen to prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 4:14pm

North Korea on Friday 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 behind bars this year.

Rising violence kills over 200 in a week in Syria's Aleppo

Albert Aji and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 2:11pm

The Syrian army and rebels unleashed deadly new attacks on each other Friday in Aleppo, with insurgents shelling a mosque during weekly prayers and government airstrikes hitting opposition neighborhoods in escalating bloodshed the U.N. decried as a "monstrous disregard for civilian lives by all parties."

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

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 1:41pm

A helicopter carrying Statoil workers from an offshore rig in the North Sea crashed Friday on an island off western Norway, killing all 13 people on board, rescuers said.

Guatemala declares 24 missing in garbage landslide at dump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 1:30pm

Guatemala City authorities say that 24 people are listed as missing two days after a massive slope of trash collapsed, killing at least four people.