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Top US commander says IS actively recruiting in Afghanistan

May 23, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The commander of international forces in Afghanistan said on Saturday that the Islamic State group is actively recruiting in Afghanistan but is not yet operational there. more »»

Fierce gun battle kills 43 in west Mexico cartel territory

May 23, 2015

ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42... more »»

Year-old Thai coup imposes superficial calm but little else

May 23, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Shortly after seizing power in a coup that followed months of debilitating street protests, Gen. more »»

UN envoy: IS poised to become 'serious threat' in Libya

May 23, 2015

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Islamic State extremists can pose "a very serious threat" to divided Libya if rival governments there fail to reach a unity deal quickly, the United Nations envoy t... more »»

Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage, both sides say

May 23, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first... more »»

Countries approve plan for $100M health emergency fund

May 23, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats have approved the creation of a $100 million fund to help the World Health Organization respond rapidly to emergencies.

The Geneva-based U.N. more »»

6 missing after fire at guesthouse in southern Germany

May 23, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Six people are missing and feared dead after a fire at a guesthouse in southern Germany, police said Saturda. more »»

AP Interview: Top UN official says Europe must open borders

May 23, 2015

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Borders must be "open to Syrians everywhere," including in Europe, to help ease the burden of Middle Eastern countries that have absorbed close to 4 million Syrian... more »»

Syrian official: Islamic State militants in Palmyra's museum

May 23, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State fighters broke into the museum of the ancient town of Palmyra, though its artifacts have been removed and are safe, a Syrian official said Saturday. more »»

Both sides say Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage

May 23, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as... more »»

German woman, 65, gives birth to quadruplets

May 23, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical professionals because of her age, RTL television said... more »»

Islamic State group radio claims Saudi mosque suicide attack

May 23, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, warning that more "black days" loom ahead in a direct challenge to the rulers... more »»

Thai year-old coup imposes superficial calm but little else

May 23, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Shortly after seizing power in a coup that followed months of debilitating street protests, Gen. more »»

UN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flight

May 23, 2015

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — U.N. more »»

Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks

May 23, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be... more »»

Boat by boat, how 3,000 stranded migrants reached land

May 23, 2015

More than 3,000 migrants abandoned by human traffickers have been rescued or washed ashore this month in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailan. more »»

AP Interview: Steinem says isolating N. Korea not working

May 23, 2015

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Iconic women's rights activist Gloria Steinem may be in North Korea, but she is as outspoken as eve. more »»

El Salvador hosting beatification of slain Archbishop Romero

May 23, 2015

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Huge crowds are expected at Saturday's ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and... more »»

Fierce gunbattle kills 43 in west Mexico cartel territory

May 23, 2015

ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42... more »»

 
 
 

 

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