More than 700 feared dead in recent Mediterranean crossings
POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) -- Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as European ships saved thousands of others in daring rescue operations....
Syria's cease-fire strengthens al-Qaida branch
BEIRUT (AP) -- Al-Qaida's branch in Syria has recruited thousands of fighters, including teenagers, and taken territory from government forces in a successful offensive in the north, illustrating how the cease-fire put in place by Russia and the United States to weaken the militants has in many ways backfired....
Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF
BEIJING (AP) -- China's decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down past sensitivities, and even shame, about the issue....
German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun
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Buried IED blamed on Boko Haram kills 5 in northeast Nigeria
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The military says a tricycle taxi has triggered a homemade explosive buried near a military checkpoint that killed four civilians and a soldier in Nigeria's northeastern town of Biu....
Verdict expected in landmark trial of ex-Chad dictator
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Souleymane Guengueng was among thousands imprisoned in Chad during the 1982-1990 rule of dictator Hissene Habre. When Guengueng, an accountant accused of working with the opposition, was released in 1990 he collected more than 800 accounts of fellow prisoners and vowed to seek justice for their torture and suffering....
German nationalist slammed over black soccer player comment
BERLIN (AP) -- A top member of a rising German nationalist party drew sharp criticism Sunday for reportedly saying that many people wouldn't want Jerome Boateng, a key player on Germany's national soccer team whose father was born in Ghana, as their neighbor....
Extremists attack, kill 5 UN peacekeepers in central Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- The United Nations mission in Mali says at least five Togolese peacekeepers have been killed in an attack by extremists in central Mali....
German rhetoric on Afghan migrants doesn't meet reality
BERLIN (AP) -- The 75 people stuffed onto the small dinghy watched with horror as the water flowed in, eventually covering bags filled with clothes and mementos from the devastated homes they were fleeing. Jawad, a 25-year-old Afghan, prayed as he huddled with his wife, daughter and infant son....
The Pittsburgh Penguins will face off against the San Jose Sharks in a best of seven game series for the National Hockey Leagues coveted championship trophy the Stanley Cup. This will be the Penguins fourth appearance in the finals having won three but the first ever for the Sharks, with Pittsburgh having the home ice advantage due to their better regular season record.
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