Nigeria leader: Boko Haram is 'al-Qaida operation'

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AP Photo/Paul White PARIS (AP) — Nigeria’s president says Boko Haram, which is holding more than 200 girls captive, is “acting clearly as an al-Qaida operation” and is no longer a local problem. President Goodluck Jonathan joined ...Read More >>

Thousands flee, 20 die in record Balkan floods

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AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic MAGLAJ, Bosnia (AP) — Packed into buses, boats and helicopters, carrying nothing but a handful of belongings, tens of thousands fled their homes Saturday in Bosnia and Serbia, seeking to escape the worst flooding ...Read More >>

Turkish search ends as last missing miners found

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AP Photo/Emrah Gurel SAVASTEPE, Turkey (AP) — Turkish rescue workers have completed their search in Turkey’s worst mining disaster after retrieving the bodies of the last two missing miners, the nation’s energy minister said Saturday. Taner Yildiz ...Read More >>

Lao defense chief, 4 others killed in plane crash

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AP Photo BANGKOK (AP) — A plane carrying senior Lao government officials crashed Saturday in a forested area of the Southeast Asian country, killing the defense minister and at least four other people, officials said. About 20 ...Read More >>

After huge win, next Indian PM begins victory lap

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AP Photo/Altaf Qadri NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of people welcomed India’s next prime minister in the capital on Saturday after he led his party to a resounding election victory, with Narendra Modi flashing a victory sign ...Read More >>

Eastern Ukrainians rap Kiev in talks

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AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Lawmakers and officials from eastern Ukraine on Saturday poured criticism on the fledging central government, accusing it of ignoring the grievances of the regions which have been overrun by pro-Russia ...Read More >>

Portugal ends bailout constraints; pain won't end

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AP Photo/Francisco Seco LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is emerging from the painful economic constraints imposed by a three-year bailout that saved the country from collapse, but EU officials are warning that tough controls must continue to ...Read More >>

Vietnam's PM calls for end to anti-China protests

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AP Photo/Hau Dinh HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s prime minister ordered an end Saturday to all “illegal protests” in the country after a week of violent demonstrations against China’s deployment of an oil rig in a disputed ...Read More >>

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