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  • 'Just Got Paid' signer found dead in Jamaica
    Associated Press | April 18, 2015 7:08 am
    Bahamian R&B singer Johnny Kemp has died in Jamaica.
  • Bangladesh guardedly welcomes Benetton factory victim pledge
    Associated Press | April 18, 2015 7:02 am
    A Bangladeshi garment industry leader on Saturday guardedly welcomed Italian retailer Benetton's pledge of more than $1 million to victims of a factory collapse that killed over 1,100 people two years ago, saying it had come late but was appreciated.
  • Egypt runners defy Cairo mayhem as sport's popularity grows
    Associated Press | April 18, 2015 7:00 am
    Young Egyptians are once again organizing on social media and taking to the streets of Cairo by the hundreds every Friday, not to protest injustice or clash with police, but to enjoy long runs through one of the world's most crowded and chaotic cities.
  • Turin Shroud goes back on display for faithful and curious
    Associated Press | April 18, 2015 6:24 am
    Turin's archbishop says interest in the Shroud of Turin is so keen that many pilgrims who already saw the burial cloth some believe covered Jesus are traveling back to the northern Italian city to see it again when it goes back on display starting Sunday.
  • Afghan parliament approves 16 more Cabinet nominees
    Associated Press | April 18, 2015 6:16 am
    Afghanistan's parliament has approved 16 Cabinet nominees after months of delays.
  • Spanish couple arrested in Turkey, accused of jihadist links
    Associated Press | April 18, 2015 6:08 am
    Two Spanish residents have been arrested in Turkey on suspicion of having links to jihadi terrorists and membership in the Islamic State armed group, Spain's Interior Ministry said Saturday.
  • A bear hug: Croat village shelters bears as good neighbors
    Associated Press | April 18, 2015 6:08 am
    Usually in Europe, when bear cubs get used to humans, they cannot survive in the wild. And when they grow too big, they're shot.
  • Pope expresses sadness for Chicago prelate's death
    Associated Press | April 18, 2015 6:08 am
    Pope Francis has expressed sadness for the death of Cardinal Francis George, the retired Chicago archbishop.
  • Australia arrests 5 for alleged IS-inspired terror plot
    Associated Press | April 18, 2015 4:28 am
    Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said.
  • Indian troops fire at Kashmir protesters; teenager killed
    Associated Press | April 18, 2015 4:01 am
    Government forces fired on anti-India protesters Saturday and killed a teenage student on the second day of violent clashes in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, police said. Relatives disputed the official account, saying the boy was killed in custody.
  • Rouhani says Saudis will harvest hatred in Yemen
    Associated Press | April 18, 2015 3:28 am
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani harshly criticized Saudi Arabia Saturday, warning that the Saudi royal family in Riyadh will harvest the hatred it is sowing in Yemen through its airstrike campaign.
  • First WWI gas attack produced new horrors, changed warfare
    Associated Press | April 18, 2015 3:08 am
    As a spring breeze wafted into his trench, commander Georges Lamour of the French 73rd infantry saw something almost surreal drift his way. A yellow-green cloud.
  • Robin Williams the posthumous star of '3 Still Standing'
    Associated Press | April 18, 2015 12:40 am
    Before the late Robin Williams enthralled television audiences on "Mork and Mindy," he already was a star on the 1970s stand-up comedy circuit -- and by the '80s was a leading light for a new stand-up generation.
  • Amid growing migrant crisis, 20 burn victims rescued at sea
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 10:32 pm
    The unabated flow of migrants fleeing instability in Libya brought a new horror on Friday: The discovery of 20 migrants adrift at sea who had suffered grave burn injuries in a cooking gas explosion before departing Libya, and then were forced onto a smuggler's boat without treatment.
  • Gunfights and roadblocks hit Mexican border city; 3 dead
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 9:00 pm
    Gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles broke out Friday in the border city of Reynosa, across from McAllen, Texas, leaving at least three dead, Mexican authorities said.