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  • France unveils plan to stop youths joining jihad

    PARIS (AP) — France wants to deter youths from joining the ranks of Islamist militants in Syria's civil war, and is planning a series of tough-love measures that answer the pleas of parents and seek to protect the nation from battle-hardened returnees. The measures announced Wednesday include...

  • Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. In a statement posted on its website, the organization said more than 240 cases of the virus have been recorded in Guinea and Liberia. Most of those cases are in...

  • Bahrain moves to deport Shiite cleric

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's Interior Ministry said Wednesday that the Gulf state has decided to deport a leading Shiite cleric born in the country in a move likely to exacerbate tensions between the government and the Shiite-led opposition. The cleric being deported, Hussein al-Najati,...

  • Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers approach

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch, British and Danish jets scrambled Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bombers approached their airspace over the North Sea. The Dutch ministry identified the planes as two Russian TU-95 Bears and said it had launched two F-16s from Volkel air force base to...

  • Poland holds 1st big security exercise in decades

    JASCE, Poland (AP) — In imaginary emergency drills, Polish security forces evacuated the Interior Ministry and rescued foreigners supposedly injured in a cross-border helicopter crash as part of Poland's first nationwide security exercises for decades. Responding to reports of a helicopter...

  • Amsterdam may ban pot shops in Red Light district

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Amsterdam has won court permission to ban marijuana cafes in its famous Red Light district, stepping up a crackdown on the city's freewheeling lifestyle. Marijuana is technically illegal in the Netherlands, but possession of small amounts is not prosecuted and it is sold...

  • Shakespeare's Globe taking 'Hamlet' to 200 nations

    LONDON (AP) — Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world. It's fitting they were first staged at a playhouse called the Globe. Now the modern-day Shakespeare's Globe theater in London is...

  • Yemen examines DNA of slain al-Qaida militants

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president on Wednesday said that the death toll of this week's military campaign against al-Qaida has reached over 60 suspected militants, including several of the group's leaders. Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's remarks aired on state TV came as a high ranking security...

  • Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue

    Violence erupted late Tuesday in a main tourist area of Rio de Janeiro following the killing of a popular local figure near where 2016 Olympic swimming events are expected to take place. (April 23) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Rio De Janeiro - April 23, 2014 1. Various of...

  • Kosovo lawmakers clear way for EU war crimes court

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Lawmakers in Kosovo cleared the way Wednesday for the creation of a European Union-backed court that will investigate crimes committed by ethnic Albanian rebels during the country's 1998-99 war of independence from Serbia. The move, in an 89-22 vote, follows years of...

  • Ukraine making plans to pull troops from Crimea

    Ukraine's government says it is drawing up plans to withdraw its troops from Crimea, where Russia is steadily taking formal control as its armed forces seize military installations across the peninsula.



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