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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 »»

The Latest: German firefighter admits refugee home arson

May 31, 2016

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

4:05 p.m. more »»

Ex-Miss Turkey gets suspended sentence for insulting Erdogan

May 31, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A court on Tuesday convicted a former Miss Turkey of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan through social media postings and gave her a 14-month suspended sentence, amid... more »»

Wanted Taiwanese fugitive dies in car accident in California

May 31, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — A former tycoon wanted on allegations of embezzlement and fraud in Taiwan has died in a car accident in California, the island's foreign ministry confirmed on Tuesday. more »»

UN: 880 killed in Mediterranean shipwrecks over last week

May 31, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — Survivors' accounts now indicate the dangerous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy claimed at least 880 lives in the last week as unseaworthy, overcrowded smuggling boats... more »»

EU drug agency: Ecstasy is making a comeback among the young

May 31, 2016

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Ecstasy is becoming popular again in the European Union, with online sales and targeted marketing helping to drive the revival among a new generation of users, the EU drug... more »»

UN: Sex transmission of Zika more common than first thought

May 31, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency says sexual transmission of Zika is more common than first though. more »»

Taliban attack buses in north Afghanistan, kill 9, abduct 35

May 31, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban attacked several buses on a road in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday morning, forcing passengers to disembark and killing nine people and abducting at least... more »»

Iraqi forces in Fallujah repel IS attack in city's south

May 31, 2016

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah repelled a four-hour attack by the Islamic State group in the city's south on Tuesday, a day after first moving into the... more »»

Polish justice minister revives Polanski extradition drive

May 31, 2016

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's justice minister on Tuesday revived an effort to have filmmaker Roman Polanski extradited to the U.S. more »»

France braces for more strikes, gas shortage continues

May 31, 2016

PARIS (AP) — France is bracing for new strikes this week and continues to face a gasoline shortage, with six out of height refineries blocked or partially disrupted by protests against a labor law. more »»

Airstrikes kills 23 in Syrian city; Russia says not involved

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 as... more »»

UN health agency trumpets 'plain packaging' for tobacco

May 31, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The UN health agency says "plain packaging" on tobacco products has shown to be an effective complement to health warnings, advertising restrictions, and curbs on misleading... more »»

 
 
 

 

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