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Prize-winning Chihuahua puppy stolen in Britain

LONDON (AP) -- British police are appealing for help finding five stolen dogs, including a Chihuahua puppy that recently won a major prize at the prestigious Crufts competition....

Cost of fighting warming 'modest,' says UN panel

BERLIN (AP) -- The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change said Sunday....

Pope poses for 'selfies' after Palm Sunday homily

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he continued to stray from the script by hopping off his popemobile to pose for "selfies" with young people and also sipping tea passed to him from the crowd....

'Running priest' in Philippines campaigns for poor

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- As the band of protesters approached a red stoplight, a cry went up from the priest leading them: "Run! Run! Run!"...

Macedonia president seeks second term in election

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonia's president is seeking a second term in the Balkan country's fifth election since gaining independence following the breakup of the former Yugoslavia in 1991....

Peru state a violent 'mini-dictatorship'

CHIMBOTE, Peru (AP) -- One by one, the senior officials from the capital took the microphone and apologized to an auditorium packed with angry people who had long been living in fear. The officials admitted they had failed to prevent a political murder foretold by its victim. Their integrity was in doubt....

For Europe, balancing act on new Russian penalties

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is working to convince a reluctant Europe of the need to punish Russia more severely for its meddling in Ukraine while at the same time warning Moscow to step back or take more financial hits....

Pakistan judge dismisses 9 month old's murder case

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A Pakistani judge dismissed an attempted murder charge Saturday that police lodged against a 9-month-old boy, ending a bizarre case that drew new criticism to the country's troubled criminal justice system....

AP photographer captured humanity amid chaos

HOEXTER, Germany (AP) -- Hundreds of mourners packed a church in central Germany on Saturday to remember Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan last week after a life spent between the chaos of war and the serenity of her rural birthplace....

Hezbollah develops new tactics in Syrian civil war

BEIRUT (AP) -- The commandos infiltrated Syrian rebel-held territory near the Lebanese border, watching rebel fighters come and go from a two-story villa before slipping inside to plant a powerful bomb. The next morning, they detonated it as three rebel explosive experts and four assistants met inside, turning the villa to rubble in seconds....

UN climate report balances science and politics

BERLIN (AP) -- After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to help governments, industries and regular people take action to stop global warming from reaching dangerous levels....

Waiting for water: Myanmar villages left behind

DALA, Myanmar (AP) -- Every afternoon, the long lines start to form, hundreds of men, women and children waiting to dip their plastic buckets into the lotus-filled reservoir just outside Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon. It's their only source of clean drinking water, they say, and during the dry season, April and May, there is only so much to go around.  ...

Iran rejects naming new UN envoy after US refusal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran rejected naming a new diplomat Saturday to represent it at the United Nations, with one lawmaker urging the Islamic Republic to stand up to "bullying" from the U.S., which has rejected granting its pick a visa....

Fliers' thoughts, from 'no fear' to 'it's scarier'

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- The Indonesian mother of three had flown without her kids before, but this was the first time she gave her eldest a to-do list in case something happened on the flight she and her husband were taking....

Fliers' thoughts, from 'no fear' to 'it's scarier'

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- The Indonesian mother of three had flown without her kids before, but this was the first time she gave her eldest a to-do list in case something happened on the flight she and her husband were taking....

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