• 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…

  • Cleveland seeks peace, justice in police shootings, history of excessive force

    America is being tested by a series of killings of unarmed African-Americans by white police officers, but nowhere more so than in Cleveland, Ohio. As the city responds, largely peacefully, to Saturday’s not guilty verdict in the voluntary manslaughter case of Officer Michael Brelo, it waits to…

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  • 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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  • Just Look What She Did!

    Walmart Security Cameras Captured The Whole Thing! [30 Photos]

  • Europe's populist shift upends a Polish election

    Poland has been one of the rare success stories in Europe. Over a decade since it joined the European Union, its economy continues to grow and its weight on the world stage with it. Many Poles, unlike peers in other European nations, can say that life has never been better.

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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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  • 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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  • Nishikori off to strong start at French Open

    PARIS (AP) — Japan's fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori got off to a better start than at the 2014 French Open, easing into the second round of the clay-court Grand Slam with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 against French wild card Paul-Henri Mathieu on Sunday.

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  • Fiorentina wins 3-2 at Palermo to qualify for Europa League

    MILAN (AP) — Fiorentina won 3-2 at Palermo to ensure qualification for the Europa League on Sunday after Sampdoria was held 1-1 at Empoli earlier in the penultimate round of the Serie A season.

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  • Polish president concedes defeat after exit poll released

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has conceded defeat in the presidential election, minutes after an exit poll showed him trailing Andrzej Duda, a previously little-known right-wing politician.

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  • Falcao returns to Monaco after disappointing spell at United

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United has decided not to sign Radamel Falcao after his season-long loan spell and says the Colombia striker will return to Monaco.

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  • Conservative Duda beats incumbent in Polish presidential run-off: exit poll

    Warsaw (AFP) - Conservative opposition challenger Andrzej Duda won Poland's cliffhanger presidential run-off on Sunday, trumping centrist incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski, according to an exit poll by the TVP public broadcaster.

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  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: American teen Tiafoe makes Slam debut

    PARIS (AP) — When Frances Tiafoe steps on Court 5 at the French Open for his Grand Slam main-draw debut Monday, he'll be the first 17-year-old American man to play in the clay-court tournament since 1989, when a couple of guys named Pete Sampras and Michael Chang did it.

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  • Walsh Jennings, Ross run AVP Tour winning streak to 8

    KENNER, La. (AP) — Three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh Jennings and silver medalist April Ross won the season-opening New Orleans Open on Sunday to extend their AVP Tour winning streak to eight events.

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