• Italy coast guard rescues 70 Afghan, Iraqi migrants from crowded boat

    Seventy Afghan and Iraqi migrants were rescued from a packed boat off the southeastern coast of Italy and brought to shore on Sunday, Italy's coast guard said. Italy closed down a specialized naval mission to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean last year, but continues to bear the brunt of the…

  • Women activists cross DMZ to mixed reception on South Korean side

    By James Pearson PAJU, South Korea (Reuters) - A group of international women activists crossed the heavily-fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea on Sunday in what they said was a symbolic act for peace. North and South Korea are still technically at war after the…

  • 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…

  • The girls in the room: women plot a Silicon Valley revolution

    In a classroom of the Immaculate Conception Academy in San Francisco’s Mission District, rows of seated girls in identical plaid-skirted uniforms are plotting to disrupt Silicon Valley itself. For 17-year-old Cynthia Ruiz, those plans take form as Rad Résumé, the application she is developing for…

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  • Indianapolis 500: Scott Dixon heads field going for checkered flag

    33 drivers will take to the two and a half mile oval at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as they have almost every year since 1911, when Ray Harroun captured the very first Indy 500 victory with a top speed of just over 74 miles an hour. New Zealand native Scott Dixon, who won the 2008 Indy 500,…

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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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  • 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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  • Carter says Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after Ramadi

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group's takeover of the provincial capital of Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged, a harsh assessment that raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the…

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  • Iraqi forces 'failed to fight' in Ramadi: Pentagon chief

    Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Sunday that Iraqi forces "failed to fight" in Ramadi, which has fallen to Islamic State militants, adding the troops lacked the will to defend themselves. Carter said the city fell to the militants because Iraqi forces -- despite strength in numbers -- were not…

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  • Spurs in Europa League, beats Everton 1-0

    LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Tottenham qualified for the Europa League after beating Everton 1-0 in the Premier League on Sunday, with Harry Kane scoring the winner with his 21st goal in a breakthrough season.

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  • Federer upset about close encounter with fan at French Open

    PARIS (AP) — For Roger Federer, the menace did not come from the other side of the net.

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  • Darmstadt returns to Bundesliga after 33-year absence

    BERLIN (AP) — Darmstadt will join German second division champion Ingolstadt in the Bundesliga next season after beating St. Pauli 1-0 on the last day of the season Sunday.

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  • Fighting rages on in Yemen, civilians killed by shelling

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting raged on in Yemen on Sunday, with airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition hitting rebel targets in multiple cities, including the capital, while street battles in the city of Taiz killed several civilians including four members of the same family.

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  • Chelsea ends title-winning season with win as Drogba leaves

    LONDON (AP) — Before raising the Premier League trophy, Chelsea's players first lifted striker Didier Drogba — during Sunday's season-ending 3-1 victory over Sunderland.

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