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  • Italy says 10 migrants die, 5,800 rescued in ongoing mission

    By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - Nearly 5,800 migrants were plucked from boats off the coast of Libya and 10 bodies were recovered in less than 48 hours, Italy's coast guard said, in one of the biggest rescue operations this year. Two weeks after nearly 900 boat people drowned in the worst…

    Reuters
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  • Ten Russian bikers reach German border ahead of WWII rally

    Ten pro-Kremlin Russian bikers, part of a larger group on a controversial World War II victory ride through Europe, reached the German border late Sunday, the Bavarian authorities said. Having been turned back at the Polish and Lithuanian borders the members of the Night Wolves, a fiercely…

    AFP
  • PSG moves 3 points clear of Lyon after 2-0 win at Nantes

    PARIS (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned to spearhead Paris Saint-Germain's attack, but it was Edinson Cavani who set the tone with his fourth goal in four games as PSG won 2-0 at Nantes to move three points clear of Lyon in the French title race on Sunday.

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  • Roma beats Genoa 2-0 to move 2nd as Lazio draws at Atalanta

    MILAN (AP) — Roma overtook Lazio for second spot in Serie A with a 2-0 win over Genoa on Sunday as its city rival drew 1-1 at relegation-threatened Atalanta.

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  • Libya coastguard intercepts 500 migrants

    Libya's coastguard on Sunday intercepted five boats carrying around 500 mostly African migrants trying to reach Europe and brought them back to shore, an official said. We reach Europe or we die," one woman said, asking not to be named. Colonel Reda Issa told AFP that most of the migrants,…

    AFP
  • 5,800 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

    Another 5,800 migrants desperate to reach Europe were rescued this weekend as they tried to cross the Mediterranean on rickety boats, more than 2,150 of them on Sunday, the Italian coastguard said. The number rescued this weekend was one of the highest recorded in recent years, raising fears that…

    AFP
  • Italy: At least 10 migrants found dead in sea off Libya

    ROME (AP) — Italy's Coast Guard and Navy as well as tugs and other commercial vessels joined forces to rescue migrants in at least 16 boats Sunday, saving hundreds of them and recovering 10 bodies off Libya's coast, as smugglers took advantage of calm seas to send packed vessels across the…

    Associated Press
  • Spain premier makes visit to 2 west African countries

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's prime minister has started a two-day trip to two west African countries as Europe faces pressure from jihadis and migrants making perilous sea crossings seeking a better life.

    Associated Press
  • Aguero earns Man City 1-0 win at Spurs in Premier League

    LONDON (AP) — Manchester City responded to officially losing its Premier League title by beating Tottenham 1-0 through Sergio Aguero's goal to cement second place on Sunday.

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  • Amid title joy, Mourinho concerned for dad after surgery

    LONDON (AP) — Jose Mourinho's joy over winning the Premier League was tempered by concerns over his father's health.

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  • Merkel joins survivors, US vets to mark Dachau liberation

    DACHAU, Germany (AP) — It was a shocking, horrifying "beautiful day."

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  • Memorial to slain French Jewish man vandalized

    PARIS (AP) — French authorities say vandals have damaged a memorial plaque honoring a young French Jewish man tortured and killed in 2006.

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  • French National Front leader Le Pen says her father should no longer speak for the party

    Marine Le Pen said on Sunday she no longer wanted her father to speak on behalf of the French far-right National Front party that he founded and she leads, a day before he may be sanctioned by the party for his comments about World War Two. Jean-Marie Le Pen faces a party disciplinary hearing on…

    Reuters
  • France's Le Pen: Send migrants back across Mediterranean

    PARIS (AP) — Far right National Front leader Marine Le Pen says France should send migrants back across the Mediterranean Sea to stop them from taking dangerous boats to European shores.

    Associated Press
  • An elderly Nepali villager, and memories of the 1934 quake

    POKHARIDANDA, Nepal (AP) — He was 9 years old when he felt the earth tremble for the first time. He'd been out in a field, grazing his goats on wild grass below Nepal's snow-covered peaks.

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  • Over 3,400 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

    Over 3,400 migrants were rescued at sea, mainly off Libya, as Europe seeks ways to deal with the flood of people trying to reach its shores following a series of deadly shipwrecks. A total of 3,427 people were picked up during the operation coordinated by the Italian coast guard. While they said…

    AFP
  • Key issues in Britain's election campaign

    Britain votes in a general election on Thursday in which Prime Minister David Cameron could lose power and no one party looks set to win a clear majority. Britain has a budget deficit of some £90 billion (124 billion euros, $130 billion). Cameron's Conservatives originally vowed to eliminate the…

    AFP