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Mediterranean Sea disasters leave more than 1,000 dead

May 31, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The treacherous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy claimed the lives of at least 1,083 migrants over the past week — mostly because barely seaworthy smuggling boats... more »»

 
 
 
South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed

May 31, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, the U.S. more »»

Amid heavy clashes in Fallujah, fears rise for civilians

May 31, 2016

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) — As Iraqi forces pressed an offensive Tuesday to dislodge Islamic State militants from Fallujah, conditions are worsening for tens of thousands of civilians trapped in the... more »»

EU office estimates almost $1 billion in graft last year

May 31, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's anti-fraud office said that almost $1 billion of the bloc's budget was lost to graft and irregularities last year. more »»

Amnesty says 1.2 million Afghans internally displaced by war

May 31, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Amnesty International said Tuesday that more than 1. more »»

Stowaway found aboard Emirates flight from China to Dubai

May 31, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A teenage boy sneaked into the cargo hold of an Emirates passenger plane in China and made it all the way to Dubai before being apprehended, the airline and... more »»

US warns summer's Europe-bound Americans about terror risks

May 31, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is warning Americans visiting Europe this summer about the potential for terrorist attacks. more »»

Mediterranean Sea disasters swallow up over 1,000 migrants

May 31, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The treacherous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy has claimed the lives of over 1,030 migrants in the last week, mostly as barely seaworthy smuggling boats foundered an... more »»

Man on trial in London Tube stabbing for 'Syrian brothers'

May 31, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Prosecutors say a mentally ill taxi driver attacked passengers at a London subway station with a knife in revenge for Western airstrikes on Syria. more »»

Heavy rain drenches swaths of France, disrupts French Open

May 31, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Heavy rain drenched parts of France on Tuesday, prompting flood warnings near the English Channel, causing more delays at the French Open and soaking tourists in Paris. more »»

NATO chief says Warsaw summit comes at 'critical time'

May 31, 2016

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A NATO summit set for Warsaw in July comes at a "critical time" as the alliance deals with Russian assertiveness and the threat of terrorism amid other challenges,... more »»

Turkey concerned over Germany's stance on Armenian killings

May 31, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday expressed concerns to German Chancellor Angela Merkel over plans in Germany's parliament to recognize the World War I... more »»

Denmark plans to delist transgender identity as mental issue

May 31, 2016

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark is preparing to change the law so that being transgender will no longer be considered a mental disorder. more »»

The Latest: Paris to create center to take in migrants

May 31, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

5:20 p.m. more »»

OAS chief moves against Venezuela

May 31, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Organization Of American States on Tuesday called for an emergency meeting of regional governments to evaluate Venezuela's respect for democracy, a move that... more »»

Kennedy relatives visit South Africa to mark anniversary

May 31, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In 1966, someone tossed a garland around Robert F. Kennedy's neck after he arrived at the Johannesburg airport at the height of white minority rule in South Africa. more »»

Thai authorities remove more tigers from Buddhist temple

May 31, 2016

BANGKOK (AP) — Wildlife officials have removed more of the 137 tigers kept in a Buddhist temple that operated as an admission-charging zoo and is suspected of illegally trafficking in the animals... more »»

Airstrikes kill 23 in Syria, Russia denies involvement

May 31, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — A wave of late night airstrikes pummeled the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, killing at least 23 people, wounding dozens and trapping several under the rubble of their homes,... more »»

German NGO Cap Anamur founder Rupert Neudeck dies at 77

May 31, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Rupert Neudeck, the co-founder of Germany-based humanitarian aid group Cap Anamur, which helped to rescue more than 10,000 Vietnamese "boat people," has died, the organization said. more »»

Heavy clashes as Iraqi forces push into IS-held Fallujah

May 31, 2016

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah repelled a four-hour counterattack by the Islamic State group on Tuesday, a day after entering the southern part of the... more »»

Global slavery index says 45.8 million people in servitude

May 31, 2016

LONDON (AP) — About 45.8 million people around the world are trapped in modern slavery, a charity said Tuesday — almost a third more than it estimated two years ago. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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