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Large area of Berlin center evacuated for WWII bomb disposal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:16am

Berlin police are evacuating thousands from a central area of the German capital and shutting down the main train station in preparation for the removal of an unexploded World War II bomb found during recent construction work.

Mahathir's wife urges Malaysia's women to be 'queenmakers'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:06am

The wife of former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad is urging women to support the opposition coalition in next month's general election for a better future.

Dozens suffer minor injuries in Salzburg train accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:23am

Police say dozens of people suffered minor injuries in a train accident in the Austrian city of Salzburg.

Newlywed couple among 7 killed in Pakistan highway accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:52pm

Pakistani police say a road accident on a highway in the south has killed seven members of a family, including a newlywed couple.

Prime minister says Australia will sail in South China Sea

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:32pm

Australia's prime minister said the Australian navy has a "perfect right" to traverse the South China Sea after a media report Friday that the Chinese navy had challenged three Australian warships in the hotly contested waterway.

Plane skids off runway, shutting down Nepal's airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:48pm

Nepal's only international airport remained closed Friday after a passenger plane attempting to take off skidded off the runway.

Argentine women see legal abortion closer than ever

Debora Rey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:26pm

Pushed by a wave of demonstrations by women's groups, the homeland of Pope Francis seems closer than ever to legalizing abortion.

Ahead of summits, North Korea's ruling party calls meeting

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:16pm

North Korea's ruling party was scheduled to convene a meeting of its full Central Committee on Friday to discuss what state media are calling a "new stage" of policies.

Prosecutors again accuse Guatemala president of corruption

Sonia Perez D., Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:56pm

Guatemalan prosecutors and a United Nations' anti-corruption commission again accused President Jimmy Morales of corruption Thursday related to alleged illegal campaign financing while he was secretary general of his party.

UK envoy: Russia and Syria must let inspectors visit Douma

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:52pm

Britain's U.N. ambassador said Thursday the Russians and Syrians must uphold the promises they made to let chemical weapons inspectors visit the site of a suspected poisonous gas attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma — and "it should happen expeditiously."

Water scooter gunmen fire at beach vendor in Mexico's Cancun

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:47pm

Gunmen on water scooters shot at a roving vendor on a beach in Cancun's glittering hotel zone Thursday, an incident believed to be unprecedented for the Caribbean city. Nobody was wounded.

Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 6:39pm

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that his rival, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, isn't asking for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a precondition for abandoning his nuclear weapons. If true, this would seem to remove a major sticking point to a potential nuclear disarmament deal.

Brazil's first black justice considers presidential run

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 5:12pm

Brazil's first black Supreme Court justice said Thursday he is considering a run for president, which could be a significant turn since the widely known retired justice appeals to both supporters and detractors of the current front-runner, jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Tiny African kingdom of Swaziland changes its name

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:03pm

Breathe easy, Switzerland: The tiny African kingdom of Swaziland is changing its name.

Caravan migrants hop freight train in Mexico heading north

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:01pm

The remnants of a caravan of Central American migrants that drew angry tweets from President Donald Trump hopped on the roofs of a freight train Thursday heading for northern Mexico.

Armenian protesters to renew efforts to stop capital traffic

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:54pm

The leader of large protests that have roiled the capital of Armenia for a week is calling on supporters to renew efforts to paralyze traffic.

Syrian rebels give up Damascus area town to government

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:44pm

The Syrian government took control of a town northeast of Damascus on Thursday after rebels evacuated to north Syria — the latest in a string of handovers by rebels to the government.

UN Security Council mourns death of Ivory Coast ambassador

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:25pm

The Security Council bid farewell Thursday to veteran diplomat Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoue, the Ivory Coast's ambassador to the United Nations who died just months after starting a two-year term on the U.N.'s most powerful body.

A look at Miguel Diaz-Canel, the new president of Cuba

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:29pm

A look at Miguel Diaz-Canel, the new president of Cuba: