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Police killed in Mississippi, arrests made...Apparent shooting deaths in Switzerland...Cuban leader visits Vatican

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 10, 2015 at 5:40 a.m.



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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Police in Hattiesburg, Mississippi have arrested three people in the shooting deaths of two officers in what started as a routine traffic stop. Two brothers, Curtis and Marvin Banks, are in custody along with a woman authorities say was behind the wheel of the vehicle that was stopped. The dead officers are identified as Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate.

BERLIN (AP) — Police in a small town in northern Switzerland near the German border are trying to piece together an apparent multiple shooting. Officials say several deceased adults were found outside and inside a house after people reported hearing gunshots.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro has visited with Pope Francis at the Vatican today in what's billed as a strictly private get-together. Castro received a warm greeting from the pontiff. Francis played a key role in the breakthrough between Washington and Havana aimed at restoring U.S.-Cuban diplomatic ties. The pope plans to stop in Cuba during his September trip.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Officials say at least some of about 500 members of Myanmar's long-persecuted Rohingya (ROH'-hin-GAH') Muslim community need medical attention after the boats they were in washed ashore in western Indonesia today. The men, women and children arrived on two separate boats. The group have for decades suffered from state-sanctioned discrimination in Myanmar, sparking one of the biggest exoduses of boat people since the Vietnam War -- about 100,000 people.

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels and their allies in the country's splintered armed forces said Sunday they would accept a five-day humanitarian cease-fire to allow aid to reach civilians after more than a month of daily Saudi-led airstrikes. The cease-fire, scheduled to begin Tuesday, would help ease the suffering of civilians in the Arab world's poorest country who increasingly lack food, fuel and medicine since the bombing campaign began March 26. All sides have warned they'll retaliate if the cease-fire is broken.

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