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Iraqi forces push into Fallujah as IS bombings kill 24

May 30, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces started pushing into the city of Fallujah on Monday as a wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in Baghdad and near the Iraqi capital killed at least 24... more »»

NATO urged to show stronger resolve on Russia, boost defense

May 30, 2016

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — NATO's Parliamentary Assembly urged alliance members Monday to stand up to Russia's military assertiveness and to do a better job sharing the burden of collective defense. more »»

Bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef's north

May 30, 2016

SYDNEY (AP) — Mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little... more »»

IS bombings in Baghdad, near Iraqi capital kill at least 24

May 30, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group targeted commercial areas in and around Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 24 people in attacks that came as Iraqi troops... more »»

Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF

May 30, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — China's decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and... more »»

American charged in Paris police car attack amid protests

May 29, 2016

PARIS (AP) — A 27-year-old American man has been given preliminary charges of attempted murder in an exceptionally violent attack on police in their patrol car that drew national attention, the... more »»

Gibraltar fears border with Spain could close if UK quits EU

May 29, 2016

MADRID (AP) — Gibraltar could find its access to the single European market blocked by a hostile Spanish government if the United Kingdom were to vote to leave the European Union in a referendum... more »»

More than 700 feared dead in recent Mediterranean crossings

May 29, 2016

POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) — Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as rescue ships... more »»

Driver's family press charges over US drone hit on Pakistan

May 29, 2016

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — The family of a driver who was killed alongside Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan has filed a case against U.S. more »»

Turkey president raps US, Russia, Iran for presence in Syria

May 29, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president has criticized the United States, Russia and Iran for their presence in Syria and said their unwillingness to depose Syrian President Bashar Assad was... more »»

UAE media say US businessman gets 15 years prison

May 29, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dubai court sentenced an American businessman to 15 years in prison on Sunday after convicting him on theft and fraud charges. more »»

Israel media: Police recommend indicting Netanyahu's wife

May 29, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli media reported Sunday that a police investigation has recommended indicting the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over misuse of state funds and inflated househol... more »»

Pope rules out retiring like his predecessor

May 29, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says he has no intention of quitting the papacy — a possibility opened up by his predecessor Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. more »»

German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun

May 29, 2016

VERDUN, France (AP) — In solemn ceremonies Sunday in the forests of eastern France, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel marked 100 years since the Battle of... more »»

German nationalist slammed over black soccer player comment

May 29, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — A top member of a rising German nationalist party drew sharp criticism Sunday for reportedly saying that many people wouldn't want Jerome Boateng, a key player on Germany's national... more »»

Buried IED blamed on Boko Haram kills 5 in northeast Nigeria

May 29, 2016

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The military says a tricycle taxi has triggered a homemade explosive buried near a military checkpoint that killed four civilians and a soldier in Nigeria's northeastern tow... more »»

Extremists attack, kill 5 UN peacekeepers in central Mali

May 29, 2016

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The United Nations mission in Mali says at least five Togolese peacekeepers have been killed in an attack by extremists in central Mali. more »»

UK coast guard rescues 20 people in English Channel

May 29, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Home Office said Sunday that 20 people including 18 Albanians had been rescued overnight from an inflatable boat that started to take on water in the English Channel. more »»

Verdict expected in landmark trial of ex-Chad dictator

May 29, 2016

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Souleymane Guengueng was among thousands imprisoned in Chad during the 1982-1990 rule of dictator Hissene Habre. more »»

The Latest: Hollande in World War I speech: Protect Europe

May 29, 2016

VERDUN, France (AP) — The Latest on the ceremonies commemorating the Battle of Verdun in World War I (all times local):

5:50 p.m. more »»

Iraqi forces complete buildup around IS-held Fallujah

May 29, 2016

TARIQ CAMP, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's special forces completed a troop buildup around Fallujah on Sunday ahead of an operation to retake the Islamic State-held city west of Baghdad, a military officer... more »»



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