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  • Strong quake rocks Papua New Guinea, local tsunami possible
    Associated Press | May 04, 2015 7:18 pm
    A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, and officials warned that a local tsunami was possible.
  • Metro trains crash in Mexico City, injuring 12
    Associated Press | May 04, 2015 7:18 pm
    Two metro trains carrying passengers crashed in Mexico City on Monday, leaving at least 12 people injured, authorities said.
  • SurveyMonkey CEO died of head trauma in exercise accident
    Associated Press | May 04, 2015 6:00 pm
    SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg died of severe head trauma in an exercise accident in the Mexican resort town of Punta Mita, a Mexican state official said Monday.
  • APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs chairman
    Associated Press | May 04, 2015 5:54 pm
    President Barack Obama will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-14, U.S. officials said Monday.
  • Coca production in Colombia jumped 39 pct in 2014
    Associated Press | May 04, 2015 5:12 pm
    Cultivation of the leaf used to make cocaine skyrocketed last year in Colombia, according to a new White House report that's likely to pressure authorities here to preserve a threatened U.S. aerial eradication program at the heart of the drug war.
  • Republicans working to get Iran legislation moving again
    Associated Press | May 04, 2015 3:54 pm
    Senate Republicans labored Monday to salvage bipartisan legislation granting lawmakers the right to review or even reject any agreement the Obama administration makes to ease sanctions on Iran in exchange for concessions on nuclear research and development.
  • Brazil weighs investigating ex-leader Silva
    Associated Press | May 04, 2015 3:30 pm
    Federal prosecutors in Brazil confirmed Monday that they are weighing whether to open a full investigation into former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's alleged overseas lobbying efforts for the scandal-plagued construction firm Odebrecht, the nation's biggest builder.
  • Clinton agrees to testify on Benghazi, emails this month
    Associated Press | May 04, 2015 3:06 pm
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is willing to testify once on Capitol Hill later this month about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and her email practices during her tenure as secretary of state, her attorney told lawmakers in a letter Monday.
  • Former US leader Clinton praises Liberia progress on Ebola
    Associated Press | May 04, 2015 2:49 pm
    Former President Bill Clinton said Monday he was pleased to see Liberia's progress in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease, and urged residents of the West African nation to support those who survived.
  • Nigeria's military: Battling tribal militia, not civilians
    Associated Press | May 04, 2015 2:06 pm
    Nigeria's military is battling a dangerous tribal militia that could grow into a terrorist group in central Nigeria and denies accusations its troops have killed dozens of civilians, the Defense Ministry spokesman said Monday.
  • Rocket-propelled grenade forced down Mexican helicopter
    Associated Press | May 04, 2015 2:00 pm
    A drug cartel that unleashed a wave of attacks in the western Mexican state of Jalisco used a rocket-propelled grenade to force down a military helicopter, a security official said Monday.
  • Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended from French far-right party
    Associated Press | May 04, 2015 1:25 pm
    French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was suspended Monday from the National Front party he built into a political force over four decades after a series of controversial remarks about Jews and Nazis put him on the fast track to disgrace.
  • Rio environmental official takes dip in polluted bay
    Associated Press | May 04, 2015 1:01 pm
    A Brazilian state environmental secretary has plunged into the polluted waters of Guanabara Bay as part of a televised stunt meant to assuage worries about health risks faced by sailors competing in the 2016 Olympics.
  • Supreme Court rejects inmate's appeal for sex-change surgery
    Associated Press | May 04, 2015 1:00 pm
    A nearly two-decade legal fight by a convicted murderer in Massachusetts to get taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery ended in failure Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her final appeal.
  • Airstrikes hit Yemen airports as Saudis ponder cease-fire
    Associated Press | May 04, 2015 12:30 pm
    Heavy Saudi-led airstrikes targeted several airports Monday across Yemen even as the kingdom's foreign minister said officials were considering a cease-fire to allow aid into the Arab world's poorest country, while Senegal announced it would be contributing troops to back the Saudi-led coalition.
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