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AP Top International News at 5:39 p.m. EDT

Irish leaders end deadlock, make deal for new government
DUBLIN (AP) -- Ireland's age-old political enemies struck a historic deal Friday night to create a fragile new government following an inconclusive election and two months of deadlock....

Rising violence kills over 200 in a week in Syria's Aleppo
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The Syrian army and rebels unleashed deadly new attacks on each other Friday in Aleppo, with insurgents shelling a mosque during weekly prayers and government airstrikes hitting opposition neighborhoods in escalating bloodshed the U.N. decried as a "monstrous disregard for civilian lives by all parties."...

North Korea sends another US citizen to prison
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison with hard labor after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year....

Norway oil-rig helicopter crash kills 13; flying ban issued
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A helicopter carrying Statoil workers from an offshore rig in the North Sea crashed Friday on an island off western Norway, killing all 13 people on board, rescuers said....

Prominent detentions of foreigners in North Korea
Prominent detentions of foreigners by North Korea in recent years:...

Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river
MUSLYUMOVO, Russia (AP) -- At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank....

Former SS Auschwitz guard apologizes at trial in Germany
DETMOLD, Germany (AP) -- A 94-year-old former SS sergeant admitted in court Friday that he had served as an Auschwitz death camp guard, apologizing to Nazi Holocaust survivors looking on in a German courtroom that even though he was aware Jews were being gassed and their corpses burned, he did nothing to try to stop it....

Boom! Queen & Harry answer Obamas' Invictus Games challenge
LONDON (AP) -- It helps to have friends in high places when you're promoting an athletic event....

Iran votes in parliamentary runoff as rare shooting wounds 4
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranians voted Friday in the country's parliamentary runoff elections, a key poll that will decide how much power allies of moderate President Hassan Rouhani will have in the next legislature after the landmark nuclear deal with world powers....

Pilgrims trace Jesus' footsteps on Good Friday in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Greek-Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox pilgrims are commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ by following the path in Jerusalem's Old City where, according to tradition, he walked on the way to the cross....

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Europe
Irish leaders end deadlock, make deal for new government

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Mexico arrests 73, breaks up highway blockade

Middle East
Rising violence kills over 200 in a week in Syria's Aleppo