• Unable to halt Europe-bound migrants, Tripoli demands help

    By Ulf Laessing TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Europe cannot halt the deadly traffic of African migrants across the Mediterranean unless it ends a boycott of forces that have seized power in the Libyan capital and helps authorities there cope, the de facto government in Tripoli said. Chaos and civil war…

  • Rohingya Muslims found on boat rescued by Myanmar navy

    By Soe Zeya Tun and Antoni Slodkowski ALAETHAKAW VILLAGE, Myanmar, May 24 (Reuters) - At least eight Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were among some 200 migrants rescued from a trafficking boat by the Myanmar navy on Thursday, according to interviews conducted by Reuters, contradicting official…

  • Saudi king vows to punish those behind suicide attack: agency

    Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Sunday he was "heartbroken" over a suicide bombing at a Shi'ite mosque in the kingdom that killed 21 people, state news agency SPA reported, a conciliatory statement as sectarian strife intensifies in the region. Salman said anyone linked to the attack, claimed…

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  • California farmers agree to cut water use. Enough to stem the drought?

    As drought-stricken Californians came under orders to curb urban water use – up to 36 percent in some communities, thank you very much Gov. Jerry Brown – all eyes turned to farmers. On Friday, the State Water Resources Control Board approved a proposal from riparian water right holders in the…

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  • On the field and online: How the fight against ISIS is a battle on two fronts

    For Islamic State fighters, the battle for dominance continues both on the ground and online: The extremists’ capture of the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra this week came with a Twitter-circulated photo of the group’s black flag flying over the city’s hilltop castle. “A war of words continues, as…

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  • Cleveland officer Michael Brelo not guilty: How policing weighs on justice

    Michael Brelo, a white Cleveland police officer indicted for jumping on a car hood to fire a deadly volley of gunfire at two unarmed motorists in 2012, has been found not guilty by a county judge in Ohio, reiterating the complex dynamics that make it hard to find police officers guilty of crimes…

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  • Senate blocks House bill on NSA surveillance. What happens next?

    The surveillance standoff in Congress continues. The Senate’s continued struggle to find common ground on a critical security issue highlights the fractured and polarizing nature of the debate around government surveillance, even as lawmakers face increasing pressure to find compromise over…

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  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • Key events in Egypt since the 2011 uprising

    CAIRO (AP) — Here are some key events from more than three years of turmoil and transition in Egypt:

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  • Russian labor camp memorial group faces heavy pressure

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian organization that restored a Soviet-era forced-labor camp as a memorial for the victims of political repression said Friday it is facing legal action aimed at pressuring it to fold.

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  • Malaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered a series of graves in at least 17 abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held.

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  • Ethiopians vote in 1st election without former strongman

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians started voting Sunday in national and regional elections in which the ruling party is expected to maintain its iron-clad grip on power.

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  • Burundi president seen as 'divine' hero in rural homeland

    On the streets of Burundi's capital, protesters have spent a month fighting running battles with police, erecting barricades and demanding President Pierre Nkurunziza end his third term bid for power. Here in the lush green farmlands outside the capital, in the rolling hills of Bundanza district,…

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  • The Latest: Glitz and glamor typify unique Monaco Grand Prix

    MONACO (AP) — The Associated Press covers the biggest day in motorsports, from the Monaco Grand Prix to the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600. We start with Formula One:

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  • Ireland 'changed utterly' by gay marriage vote

    Ireland's newspapers said Sunday that the country had dramatically changed and confirmed its emergence from the shadow of the traditionally powerful Catholic Church by voting in favour of gay marriage. Tabloids and broadsheets alike carried colourful pictures of partying "Yes" supporters cheering…

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  • Fighting partly destroys Yemeni-Saudi border crossing: witnesses

    Saudi forces and Yemen's Houthi militia traded heavy artillery fire which blew up part of the main border crossing between the two countries overnight, residents said on Sunday, an escalation of the two-month war. The Haradh border crossing, the largest for passengers and goods between the world's…

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  • Syria says killed 300 insurgents to free besieged soldiers in Idlib‬

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian army air strikes killed at least 300 insurgents and wounded hundreds more during a military operation to free besieged troops at a hospital in northwestern Syria, state television said on Sunday. Dozens of Syrian troops, who had been holed up since April in the Jisr…

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