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  • Iran says number of foreign tourists surges

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top tourism official says the number of foreigners visiting the country has jumped dramatically over the 12-month period ending in March, with 35 percent more tourists compared to the same period a year earlier. Masoud ...

  • Hungary not investigating US corruption claims

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary says it has no plans to investigate corruption allegations, which have resulted in entry bans issued by the U.S. to several Hungarians, including unnamed government officials. Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said Saturday that Hungary "is ...

  • UK police to help Thailand murder investigation

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — London's police force says Scotland Yard detectives will travel to Thailand to help with the investigation into the killing of two British tourists. Police said in a statement Saturday that officers would work with Thai police "in ...

  • 3 Egyptian troops killed in border tunnel collapse

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — At least three Egyptian troops died when a smuggling tunnel on the border with the Gaza Strip collapsed on them as they were investigating it on Saturday, a military official said. Rescuers recovered the bodies of ...

  • Sudan could be arming S. Sudan rebels, says report

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Sudan's government plans to increase military assistance to rebels in South Sudan, which could prolong the south's civil war and return the region to a wider conflict, according to a leaked document. Sudan will provide tanks ...

  • Sweden underwater activity search continues

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's military continues to investigate reports of "foreign underwater activity" in the Stockholm archipelago using high-tech equipped naval vessels, aircraft and home guard forces. Chief of operations Jonas Wikstrom says the information "from a credible source" ...

  • 9 more bodies push Nepal blizzard death toll to 38

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A rescue helicopter spotted nine more bodies Saturday on a trekking trail in northern Nepal, bringing the death toll to 38 from this week's series of snow storms and avalanches in the worst hiking disaster in ...

  • Turkish prosecutors drop corruption probe

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish prosecutors dropped a bribery and corruption investigation that forced four government ministers to step down earlier in the year, drawing criticism on Saturday from an international graft watchdog which said the case should have been ...

  • Endangered northern white rhino dies in Africa

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech zoo says a 34-year-old northern white rhinoceros has died in Kenya, further reducing the world's dwindling population of the critically endangered animal. Suni was born at the zoo in Dvur Kralove in June 1980. The ...

  • 22 killed by rebels in eastern Congo

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A Congo official says that 22 people were killed in an attack in eastern Congo believed to be by Ugandan rebels. Governor of North Kivu Province Julien Paluku told The Associated Press on Saturday that 22 ...

  • Soldiers' rights activist jailed in Russia

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian rights group says an activist who investigated the deaths and disappearances of Russian soldiers in Ukraine has been jailed. Ten Russian troops were captured in August in eastern Ukraine amid fighting between pro-Moscow separatists and ...

  • Berlin governing party chooses new mayor

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Members of Berlin's main governing party have chosen the city's development minister to be its new mayor after the charismatic and long-serving incumbent announced his resignation. The center-left Social Democrats said Saturday that Michael Mueller won 59.1 ...

  • AP Top Business News At 9:17 a.m. EDT

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) What's next after wild week for stocks? Here's what's been happening in markets this month Container ship towed away from Canadian coast Ebola causing some people to change travel plans As debt mounts, Caesars in talks with lenders US stocks ...

  • What to know about federally run Indian schools

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government finances 183 schools and dormitories for Native American children on or near reservations in 23 states. The schools are some of the nation's lowest performing. An effort is underway to improve them. Five ...

  • AP Top Business News At 8:41 a.m. EDT

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) Container ship towed away from Canadian coast Ebola causing some people to change travel plans As debt mounts, Caesars in talks with lenders US stocks end dramatic week with rally Fear-gauge flashes wild week on Wall Street Rules vary about ...

  • 2 Egyptian troops killed in border tunnel collapse

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A military official in Egypt says at least two troops have been killed in the collapse of a smuggling tunnel that runs along the border with the Gaza Strip. The official said the troops had discovered ...

  • Shiite rebels battle al-Qaida militants in Yemen

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security officials in Yemen say at least eight people were killed as clashes raged between al-Qaida militants and Shiite rebels who are fighting for the control of a city in the country's central heartland. The officials ...

  • Polish official: alleged spies worked for Russia

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A lawmaker says that a high-ranking Polish army officer and a civilian put under arrest in Poland on espionage charges worked for the Russian military intelligence. The two men were detained for questioning on Wednesday and ...

  • More bodies spotted on Nepal trekking trail

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A rescue helicopter spotted nine more bodies Saturday on a trekking trail in northern Nepal, bringing the death toll to 38 from this week's series of snow storms and avalanches in the worst hiking disaster in ...

  • Iraq lawmakers approve nominees for interior, defense ministers amid Islamic State group fight

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq lawmakers approve nominees for interior, defense ministers amid Islamic State group fight.

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