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  • Sudan declares emergency on border with south
    2012429135030465734_20 2012-04-29 19:15:10 UTC
    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan declared a state of emergency Sunday in areas bordering South Sudan, giving authorities wide powers of arrest a day after they detained three foreigners in a flashpoint town along the frontier. The detentions and st...
  • Gadhafi funding claim weighs on French campaign
    Gadhafi-funding-claim-weighs-on-french-race-cj1d0e1q-x-large 2012-04-29 19:10:50 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday fiercely denied that he was offered campaign funding from late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, as new challenges piled up against him a week ahead of the country's presidential runoff. Sark...
  • Egypt military rulers promise government reshuffle
    255-wpbtp.aust.55 2012-04-29 19:07:12 UTC
    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's ruling military council promised Sunday to reshuffle the Cabinet, hours after the Islamist-dominated parliament suspended sessions to protest the panel's failure to heed repeated calls for the government's dismissal. Parlia...
  • Official says Israeli premier exploring early vote
    Filec5pukc 2012-04-29 19:03:26 UTC
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to decide by next week whether to move up national elections, an Israeli official said Sunday. Parliamentary elections are scheduled for October 2013. but Netanyahu told political allies ...
  • China activists lifted by blind lawyer's escape
    Filedjhq21 2012-04-29 18:38:47 UTC
    BEIJING (AP) — The surprising escape of a blind legal activist from house arrest to the presumed custody of U.S. diplomats is buoying China's embattled dissident community even as the government lashes out, detaining those who helped him and squel...
  • UK Olympic doping ban declared illegal
    Uk-anti-doping-001 2012-04-29 18:37:14 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Britain's last attempt to keep former doping offenders off its Olympic teams has failed, with sports' top court declaring the country's lifetime bans for drug cheats unlawful. A person familiar with the ruling said Sunday the Cour...
  • Wife: Bahrain hunger striker fed against his will
    Mideast_bahrain_.jpeg-0a8b5 2012-04-29 17:47:18 UTC
    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The wife of a jailed Bahraini hunger striker was granted her first visit in two weeks Sunday, then accused authorities of using feeding tubes and other life-saving measures on her husband against his will. In recent weeks...
  • Syrian: Iran arming Syrian army to fight the rebels
    Untitled 2012-04-29 07:46:53 UTC
    Syrian opposition: Some neighboring countries, particularly Iran and Iraq, are arming the Syrian military to continue the fight with the opposition, one of the leaders of the Syrian opposition, who wished to remain anonymous, told Trend on Saturda...
  • Obama releases $147M in aid to Palestinian
    Photo_1335540262964-1-0 2012-04-29 02:04:22 UTC
    JERUSALEM (AP) — American aid officials said Saturday they will restore development programs for Palestinians after President Barack Obama ended a six-month funding freeze that shut down the local Sesame Street and other projects. An official w...
  • Israeli ex-intel chief slams PM's Iran stance
    Trump_-_i_have_determined_that_it_is_time_to_officially_recognize_jerusalem_as_the_capital_of_israel 2012-04-28 23:31:34 UTC
    JERUSALEM (AP) — The former head of Israel's Shin Bet security agency has accused the country's political leaders of exaggerating the effectiveness of a possible military attack on Iran, in a striking indication of Israel's turmoil over how to dea...
  • Syria derides UN chief as peace plan in crisis
    Fileecrynu 2012-04-28 21:47:35 UTC
    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria derided U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon as biased and called his comments "outrageous" Saturday after he blamed the regime for widespread cease-fire violations — the latest sign of trouble for an international peace plan many expect to ...
  • Tear gas used as 25,000 rally for Malaysia reforms
    Untitled 2012-04-28 16:33:24 UTC
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Police unleashed tear gas and chemical-laced water Saturday at thousands of demonstrators who staged one of Malaysia's largest street rallies in years, demanding fair rules for national elections expected soon. Mal...
  • Gunmen kill 2 guards in attack on Afghan governor
    B10e94ac3da140c98d73a42564bd8a90-c19b805ad89f429a950907354a2352a6-1 2012-04-28 16:28:54 UTC
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Two Taliban militants hiding handguns in their shoes infiltrated a government compound in southern Afghanistan on Saturday in an attempt to assassinate a provincial governor, setting off a fierce gunbattle that left tw...
  • Iraq leaders call for solution to political crisis
    Iraq_leaders_2011 2012-04-28 16:05:50 UTC
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Leaders from nearly all of Iraq's top political blocs called Saturday for a solution to a crisis pitting the Shiite-led government against Sunnis and Kurds, saying the dispute threatens the country's national interests. The state...
  • Syria accuses UN chief of encouraging 'terrorists'
    Untitled 2012-04-28 15:47:12 UTC
    BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian state-run newspaper accused U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday of encouraging "terrorist" rebel attacks by focusing his criticism on the government, while other government media reported that the navy foiled an i...
  • US raises hope of sale of new fighters to Taiwan
    F-16cd 2012-04-28 04:33:50 UTC
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The administration of President Barack Obama is raising the possibility that it could sell new jet fighter aircraft to Taiwan to help redress the island's air power deficit with China. If the move goes through, it would in...
  • US officials: Core al-Qaida 'essentially gone'
    Cp24_416_al_qaida_120427 2012-04-28 04:20:54 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaida that carried out the Sept. 11 attacks is essentially gone but its affiliates remain a threat to America, U.S. counterterrorist officials say. Core al-Qa...
  • New photo shows work at NKorea nuclear test site
    Germany_for_the_removal_of_all_us_nuclear_warheads_stationed_on_its_soil 2012-04-28 04:15:58 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — New satellite imagery appears to show a train of mining carts and other preparations under way at North Korea's nuclear test site but no indication of when a detonation might take place. Early this month, South Korean intellig...
  • Suicide bombing in Syrian capital kills 10
    Untitled 2012-04-28 04:10:06 UTC
    BEIRUT (AP) — Two weeks into a cease-fire agreement, there still was no peace in Syria: Security agents in Damascus collected the remains of 10 people killed in a suicide bombing. Activists reported troops firing on protesters. Video showed a crow...
  • Study: Most victims knew Ala. twisters were coming
    4f9a6357d4142.image 2012-04-27 16:03:24 UTC
    ATLANTA (AP) — Most of the victims of last year's epic tornado outbreak in Alabama had at least one thing in common: They knew the storm was coming. A year after the onslaught of dozens of twisters killed at least 250 people in Alabama and more...
  • Man arrested after armed siege in central London
    800_london_hostage_police_ap_120427 2012-04-27 15:50:19 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Police say they've arrested the suspect at the center of a three-hour siege which shut down part a busy part of central London. The capital's Metropolitan Police say the 49-year-old man is now in police custody and that searches o...
  • Israeli leaders speak up about Syria
    C6d2eeed-00d8-4447-87f5-dc4b50ea733c 2012-04-27 07:12:23 UTC
    ERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli officials have become increasingly outspoken in their belief that Syria's President Bashar Assad should relinquish power after a 13-month uprising that has killed thousands of his citizens — a surprising turnaround that ris...
  • Activists: Blind Chinese lawyer flees house arrest
    Untitled 2012-04-27 07:04:49 UTC
    BEIJING (AP) — A blind legal activist who is a key figure in China's rights movement escaped the house arrest he had lived under for a year and a half, fleeing to an undisclosed location and angering captors who then turned on his family, rights c...
  • US to remove 9,000 Marines from Okinawa
    Us_marines_in_okinawa 2012-04-27 06:20:15 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — About 9,000 U.S. Marines stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa will be moved to the U.S. territory of Guam and other locations in the Asia-Pacific, including Hawaii, under a U.S.-Japan agreement announced Thursday. The m...
  • Daimler Q1 net rises 20 percent, Mercedes slips
    Deimler 2012-04-27 06:13:47 UTC
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Daimler AG says net profit rose 20 percent to €1.42 billion ($1.88 billion) in the first quarter despite a slip in earnings at its key Mercedes luxury car business. Revenues rose 9 percent to €27.01 billion. ...