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  • Germanwings co-pilot practiced descents hours before crash
    Associated Press | May 06, 2015 1:29 pm
    The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have practiced sending the jetliner into a deadly descent on another flight, just two hours before he intentionally crashed it into the French Alps, investigators said Wednesday.
  • Israel's Netanyahu completes formation of government
    Associated Press | May 06, 2015 1:26 pm
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has completed the formation of a new coalition government, less than an hour before a midnight deadline.
  • Kerry seeks pause in Yemen war as he arrives in Saudi Arabia
    Associated Press | May 06, 2015 12:44 pm
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought to secure a pause in Yemen's war as he arrived in Saudi Arabia Wednesday to meet with the king and other top officials, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that already has neighboring countries bracing for a mass exodus of refugees. He was to hold further talks Thursday.
  • Migrants rescued after 12 days at sea; EU eyes seizing boats
    Associated Press | May 06, 2015 12:32 pm
    Nearly 100 migrants who reported being at sea for 12 days arrived in Sicily on Wednesday as diplomats mulled a draft U.N. resolution authorizing an EU mission to seize the smugglers' boats that are fueling the Mediterranean migrant crisis.
  • Kerry seeks pause in Yemen war as he arrives in Saudi Arabia
    Associated Press | May 06, 2015 12:28 pm
    Secretary of State John Kerry is in Saudi Arabia, with hopes of arranging a pause in the war in Yemen.
  • Teen survivor tells of panic during deadly migrant rescue
    Associated Press | May 06, 2015 12:17 pm
    Calloused and stained, Baboucar Lowe's hands tell the story of a difficult life, one that nearly ended at 17 when the rubber dinghy he was on deflated within sight of a rescue ship, drowning dozens of migrants trying to reach Europe.
  • Burundian opposition leader arrested as protests continue
    Associated Press | May 06, 2015 11:45 am
    Burundian Police arrested an opposition leader Wednesday after he attended a meeting of foreign ministers from the East African Community who were seeking a solution to the unrest in the country, triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term.
  • Kenya Red Cross: 54 killed in cattle raid attacks
    Associated Press | May 06, 2015 11:41 am
    Fifty-four people have been killed in Kenya's northern region in tribal fighting that police say was started by a cattle raid, the Kenya Red Cross said Wednesday.
  • Danish intelligence chief resigns before gun attack report
    Associated Press | May 06, 2015 11:36 am
    The head of Denmark's intelligence agency announced his resignation on Wednesday, hours before a government report was released criticizing some parts of the police response to the two fatal shooting attacks in Copenhagen in February.
  • Belarus requires the idle to pay for not working
    Associated Press | May 06, 2015 11:36 am
    Under a new measure in Belarus, people who work less than half the year will have to pay the government for their idleness.
  • Yemen Shiite rebels take neighborhood in Aden, occupy palace
    Associated Press | May 06, 2015 11:36 am
    Yemen's Shiite rebels and their allies consolidated their hold in another part of the southern port city of Aden on Wednesday after heavy fighting with militiamen loyal to the exiled government and capturing the area's presidential palace, officials said.
  • Tunisia steps up security at Jewish pilgrimage to Ghriba
    Associated Press | May 06, 2015 11:21 am
    Tunisia says it has increased security for the Jewish pilgrimage to the age-old Ghriba synagogue after the Bardo Museum attack in Tunis that left 22 people dead, mostly foreign tourists.
  • Striking Zimbabwean nurses refuse to work night shift
    Associated Press | May 06, 2015 10:56 am
    Nurses in Zimbabwe are refusing to work the night shift in the southern African nation's public hospitals and clinics in a nationwide strike over salaries.
  • 5 Ukrainian troops killed as cease-fire teeters on brink
    Associated Press | May 06, 2015 10:49 am
    Five Ukrainian government troops battling separatist forces in the east have been killed in one of the worst single days of bloodshed since a cease-fire was declared in February, military officials said Wednesday.
  • Macedonia: 38 police, 1 protester hurt in overnight clashes
    Associated Press | May 06, 2015 10:24 am
    Violent clashes overnight between protesters and police in the Macedonian capital Skopje left 38 officers and one protester injured, while 30 people were detained, authorities said Wednesday.