• Southeast India heat wave kills about 230 in past 5 weeks

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    HYDERABAD, India (AP) — About 230 people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast Indian states, officials said Saturday. More than 100 people have died in Andhra Pradesh state in the last week, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, the state's top elected official,...

  • UN envoy: IS poised to become 'serious threat' in Libya

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Islamic State extremists can pose "a very serious threat" to divided Libya if rival governments there fail to reach a unity deal quickly, the United Nations envoy to the North African country said Saturday. Bernadino Leon, who is mediating political...

  • Egypt court acquits 17 in protest that saw mother shot dead

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court acquitted 17 people on Saturday over taking part in an unsanctioned demonstration earlier this year in which a young mother was shot to death in downtown Cairo. At least one of those affected by the decision is a witness to the killing of 32-year-old...

  • Congo electoral commission updates voter list

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's national electoral commission has updated the country's electoral list ahead of local and provincial elections later this year, the commission said. Nearly 200,000 voters who had been omitted from 2011 elections were integrated into the new electoral...

  • Pence passes up presidential bid, but future still cloudy

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has decided not to run for president in 2016, but seeking re-election doesn't clear up questions about his future. Pence plans to formally announce his bid for a second term next month. Lingering unhappiness over his handling of the...

  • 6 missing after fire at guesthouse in southern Germany

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — Six people are missing and feared dead after a fire at a guesthouse in southern Germany, police said Saturday. The men were on a company trip with dozens of colleagues when the fire broke out overnight in a converted farmhouse in Schneizlreuth, southeast of Munich. The...

  • Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. It hasn't worked out that way. The economy is thought to have shrunk in the January-March quarter and may barely grow for the...

  • China-Taiwan talks seek to maintain momentum for closer ties

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Negotiators from Taiwan and China met Saturday for talks in an attempt to maintain momentum for the forging of closer ties in the face of a skeptical Taiwanese public. The talks resulted in no firm agreements but underscored Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou's...

  • Cyprus' rival leaders take stroll through divided capital

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders took a stroll together on both sides of the divided capital's medieval center on Saturday to raise the feel-good factor as talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically split island kick into gear. It's the first time that the...

  • Japan pledges climate change aid to Pacific island nations

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan pledged Saturday 55 billion yen ($450 million) in aid to Pacific island nations that are battling rising sea levels and natural calamities as a result of global warming. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the pledge at a two-day meeting with the island nations' leaders...

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