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  • UN: Myanmar stability at risk if Rohingya issue not solved
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 5:24 pm
    Stability in Myanmar's most sensitive region can't be achieved unless it addresses the issue of citizenship for minority Rohingya Muslims, the United Nations secretary-general warned its authorities Friday.
  • Chileans moved after dangerous volcanic mudflows detected
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 5:06 pm
    Authorities urged 2,000 people living near the Calbuco volcano to evacuate Friday after potentially devastating mudflows of volcanic debris were detected in a nearby river, the result of two huge eruptions this week that sent ash across large swaths of southern South America.
  • Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 5:00 pm
    Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.
  • Obama defends US intelligence after hostage deaths
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 4:30 pm
    A day after revealing an intelligence failure that cost the lives of two al-Qaida hostages, President Barack Obama on Friday praised the nation's spying operations as the most capable in the world while promising a review aimed at preventing future mistakes.
  • Attorney general bids farewell after 6-year tenure
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 4:30 pm
    Attorney General Eric Holder bid farewell to the Justice Department on Friday after six years, outlining what he said were his major accomplishments and telling staffers they helped produce a "golden age" in the department's history.
  • White House to host tribal youth gathering in July
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 4:18 pm
    The White House is planning what it says will be the first-ever gathering of tribal youth in Washington.
  • 2 nuke launch officers face illegal drug charges
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 4:18 pm
    Two more Air Force nuclear missile launch officers have been charged with illegal drug use in cases stemming from an investigation that led to the disclosure last year of a separate exam-cheating scandal, the Air Force said Friday.
  • Former Polish foreign minister Bartoszewski dies at 93
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 4:18 pm
    Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, a former Auschwitz prisoner and member of Poland's underground World War II resistance who helped save Jews and later served twice as the country's foreign minister, died Friday in Warsaw. He was 93.
  • Aide to Mississippi Sen. Cochran arrested on drug charge
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 3:42 pm
    An aide to Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after federal agents raided his home.
  • Mexico officials investigate case of girl wrongly sent to US
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 3:42 pm
    Prosecutors have launched an investigation of possible criminal conduct in the case of a 14-year-old girl mistakenly sent to the U.S. to live with a woman who claimed to be her mother, authorities said Friday.
  • UN: High civilian toll in Yemen conflict; at least 550 dead
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 3:36 pm
    With combatants fighting in neighborhoods and Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounding Iran-backed rebels from the sky, Yemen's war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than 550 have been killed in the past month, including 115 children, the U.N. said Friday.
  • Angelina Jolie rips world powers on Syria's refugee crisis
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 3:30 pm
    Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with world powers Friday to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. Security Council for being paralyzed by its division over Syria's four-year conflict.
  • Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 3:18 pm
    The United States, Russia and other Arctic countries looked past Ukraine's civil war and other tensions Friday, vowing to cooperate on preventing oil spills near the North Pole and combating climate change in a region warming faster than any other.
  • Romania: robbers trained to steal jewels, cars detained
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 3:06 pm
    Prosecutors detained 14 people Friday who are suspected of belonging to a network of well-dressed robbers who were trained to rob luxury items in Romania and the European Union.
  • No trade breakthrough expected with Japan during Abe visit
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 2:43 pm
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Washington next week comes amid heightened attention in Congress to an Asia-Pacific trade deal that has created a deep rift between President Barack Obama and members of his Democratic Party and whose central feature is liberalized commerce between the U.S. and Japan.
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