• 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…

  • Who's to blame for Islamic State advances in Iraq?

    Things are not going well in the fight against the Islamic State group (ISIS) in Iraq. Whose fault that is depends on who’s reading the evidence on the ground – most recently the takeover of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province. Speaking for the Obama administration, Defense Secretary Ashton…

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  • 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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  • Just Look What She Did!

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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Juan's World! Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain.

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  • 'Indignados' top in Barcelona, could govern Madrid

    Spain's "Indignado" protest movement gave its ruling conservative rivals a battering in local elections Sunday, topping the vote for mayor in Barcelona and shattering the ruling party's majority in Madrid. The new political groups, Barcelona En Comu and Ahora Madrid, were formally launched just a…

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  • Clutch final par gives Kirk win at Colonial, denies Spieth

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Chris Kirk made a par-saving 7-foot putt after an errant tee shot at the 18th hole, avoiding a playoff at Colonial and winning by a stroke Sunday for his fourth PGA Tour victory.

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  • Top Asian News at 10:30 p.m. GMT

    KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia (AP) — It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Myanmar. For nearly three months, the siblings comforted each other when rolling waves thrashed their…

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  • “If you are single and over 45, this is addicting”

    No games. Just real women looking for a faithful guy. Click to see pics of local women.

  • Blow to Yemen peace efforts as UN talks postponed

    A United Nations conference designed to help forge peace in war-ravaged Yemen has been postponed, a UN official said Sunday, just four days before it was due to begin. Underlining the difficulty of trying to get the rivals around the negotiating table, exiled Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour…

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  • Ukraine rebels deny internal strife behind commander's slaying

    Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels rushed Sunday to dispel speculation that a bloody internal battle for control of Moscow's money was behind the gangland-style slaying of a top warlord. Prizrak (Ghost) brigade commander Alexei Mozgovoi and at least six others -- including his press secretary and armed…

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  • Dixon loses speed late and fades to 4th in Indianapolis 500

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon had his second Indianapolis 500 victory in sight and a powerful Chevrolet that led him to believe he could park it in victory lane.

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