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Key issues in UK election campaign

LONDON (AP) -- Three issues - the economy, the National Health Service and immigration - have dominated the British election. Here's where the candidates stand on the things that matter to voters:...

Some key terms in Britain election campaign

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's unpredictable election is steeped in the rich - and sometimes confusing - lexicon of parliamentary democracy. Some key terms:...

A look at leading figures in the tight British election

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's general election is on Thursday, and polls suggest the race between Labour and the Conservatives is too close to call. Here's a look at the leading figures in the campaign:...

Drug trade's lowest rung: Peru's cocaine backpackers

HUANTA, Peru (AP) -- The lung-searing ascents into the Andean highlands aren't what worry the untold hundreds of young men who hump backpacks loaded with drugs out of the remote, lawless valley that produces about 60 percent of Peru's cocaine....

Yemen's UN ambassador calls for ground forces to intervene

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Yemen's ambassador to the United Nations is asking the international community to quickly intervene with ground forces to save the country from Houthi rebels who have been targeted by Saudi-led airstrikes for weeks....

Teen survivor tells of panic during deadly migrant rescue

NICOLOSI, Sicily (AP) -- Calloused and stained, Baboucar Lowe's hands tell the story of a difficult life, one that nearly ended at 17 when the rubber dinghy he was on deflated within sight of a rescue ship, drowning dozens of migrants trying to reach Europe....

Kenya Red Cross: 54 killed in cattle raid attacks

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Fifty-four people have been killed in Kenya's northern region in tribal fighting that police say was started by a cattle raid, the Kenya Red Cross said Wednesday....

Report: 2.2 million Iraqis displaced by Islamic State group

BEIRUT (AP) -- Conflicts and violence worldwide displaced a record 38 million people in 2014, with 2.2 million Iraqis alone forced to flee the Islamic State group, a Norwegian humanitarian group report released Wednesday revealed....

Kerry seeks pause in Yemen war as he arrives in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought to secure a pause in Yemen's war as he arrived in Saudi Arabia Wednesday to meet with the king and other top officials, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that already has neighboring countries bracing for a mass exodus of refugees. He was to hold further talks Thursday....

Bollywood star Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years

MUMBAI, India (AP) -- One of India's biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, was sentenced to five years in jail Wednesday on charges of running over five men sleeping on a sidewalk and killing one in a hit-and-run case that has dragged for more than 12 years....