Brazil great Pele selling awards and memorabilia at auction

May 31, 2016

Pele is in London to promote an auction of his collection of awards and memorabilia.…

Mediterranean Sea disasters leave more than 1,000 dead

May 31, 2016

The treacherous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy claimed the lives of at least 1,083 migrants over the past week — mostly because barely seaworthy smuggling boats foundered and…

Surfer loses leg in shark attack off west Australia

May 31, 2016

A 29-year-old surfer was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday after a shark tore a leg off at an Australian west coast beach, officials said.…

Haiti council starts deliberating possible election redo

May 31, 2016

Haiti’s electoral authorities began deliberating Tuesday whether to annul the disputed presidential election and hold a new vote, as recommended by a special commission that reported finding what appeared to…

Testimony from families of 9/11 victims sought at Guantanamo

May 31, 2016

A prosecutor asked a judge Tuesday to allow public testimony at Guantanamo Bay this fall from some people who had family members killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, saying…

The new president of the Philippines says many slain journalists deserved it

May 31, 2016

“Just because you’re a journalist you are not exempted from assassination,” said incoming president Rodrigo Duterte.…

Ex-Dominican president who helped topple dictator dies at 95

May 31, 2016

A former Dominican president and general who was the last survivor of a group that toppled a brutal dictator died on Tuesday. Antonio Imbert Barrera was 95.…

Western Sahara independence movement leader Abdelaziz dies

May 31, 2016

Mohamed Abdelaziz, the head and co-founder of the Polisario Front independence movement in the Western Sahara, died Tuesday after a long illness, the group said. He was in his late…

Thai authorities remove more tigers from Buddhist temple

May 31, 2016

Wildlife officials have removed more of the 137 tigers kept in a Buddhist temple that operated as an admission-charging zoo and is suspected of illegally trafficking in the animals, Thai…

Brazil police seek indictment of private bank Bradesco’s CEO

May 31, 2016

Brazilian police say they are asking prosecutors to bring tax fraud charges against the CEO of one of the country’s private banks, Bradesco.…

Hamas executes three men in Gaza as a deterrent against rising crime

May 31, 2016

Human rights groups criticize the resumption of capital punishment in the coastal enclave.…

A Palestinian teen killed an Israeli mom. Now their families struggle with why.

May 31, 2016

About 30 Israelis and 200 Palestinians have been killed in the past eight months.…

Death toll for 2016 on migrant sea route to Italy doubles in just a week

May 31, 2016

By one estimate, the central Mediterranean route claims the lives of 1 in 23 asylum seekers who try it.…

Stowaway found aboard Emirates flight from China to Dubai

May 31, 2016

A teenage boy sneaked into the cargo hold of an Emirates passenger plane in China and made it all the way to Dubai before being apprehended, the airline and Chinese…

Canadian Parliament accepts Trudeau’s apology and moves on

May 31, 2016

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not have to deliver any more apologies or face any sanctions for knocking into an opposition lawmaker with his elbow.…

Amid heavy clashes in Fallujah, fears rise for civilians

May 31, 2016

As Iraqi forces pressed an offensive Tuesday to dislodge Islamic State militants from Fallujah, conditions are worsening for tens of thousands of civilians trapped in the city, and a leading…

UK pound slides as polls indicate support for EU exit

May 31, 2016

The British pound fell sharply Tuesday after two opinion polls for The Guardian newspaper indicated support for a British exit from the 28-country European Union in next month’s referendum.…

Naming St Petersburg bridge after Chechen leader angers many

May 31, 2016

About 30,000 people have signed an online petition against naming a new bridge in St. Petersburg after the late Moscow-backed president of Chechnya.…

The Dalai Lama says ‘too many’ refugees are going to Germany

May 31, 2016

A refugee who is famous for advocating humanity’s “oneness,” the spiritual leader wondered whether Germany is being too open.…

African diplomats protest after Egyptian allegedly calls them ‘dogs and slaves’

May 31, 2016

A document describing the purported incident was leaked to the Kenya press.…

Egypt detains leadership of journalists union on charges of harboring fugitives

May 31, 2016

The arrests are the latest escalation in a crackdown on the press.…

Puerto Rico taxi, tourist bus system hit by Uber protest

May 31, 2016

Puerto Rico’s capital is being hit by a protest against the anticipated arrival of ride-booking service Uber.…

UN renews South Sudan sanctions

May 31, 2016

The U.N. Security Council has voted to renew sanctions on a number of individuals allegedly obstructing a peace agreement in South Sudan, where tens of thousands of people have been…

Ex-employee of Israeli PM’s wife wins abuse case against her

May 31, 2016

Israeli media say a former employee of the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won a court case against her alleging mistreatment.…

Egyptian girl dies during female circumcision

May 31, 2016

A 17-year-old girl has died while undergoing female circumcision in Egypt, prompting health authorities to shut down the hospital and refer doctors for prosecution, a senior health official said Tuesday.…

North Korean state media offers support for ‘wise politician’ Donald Trump

May 31, 2016

“Isn’t this fortunate from North Korea’s perspective?”…

Muslim families should not use birth control, says Turkey’s Erdogan

May 31, 2016

“No Muslim family can have such an approach,” he said.…

German NGO Cap Anamur founder Rupert Neudeck dies at 77

May 31, 2016

Rupert Neudeck, the co-founder of Germany-based humanitarian aid group Cap Anamur, which helped to rescue more than 10,000 Vietnamese “boat people,” has died, the organization said. He was 77.…

Albanian mayor quits over past criminal conviction

May 31, 2016

An Albanian mayor has resigned over his conviction for a brawl in the early 1990s. He’s believed to be the first casualty of a five-month-old law barring people with criminal…

17 killed in fire at Indian army ammunitions depot

May 31, 2016

A fire broke out at a major ammunition depot in western India on Tuesday, killing at least 17 army personnel, the Defense Ministry said.…

Ex-Miss Turkey gets suspended sentence for insulting Erdogan

May 31, 2016

A court on Tuesday convicted a former Miss Turkey of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan through social media postings and gave her a 14-month suspended sentence, amid deepening concerns that…

The Latest: German firefighter admits refugee home arson

May 31, 2016

The Latest on Europe’s migration crisis (all times local):…

Another dead baby becomes the latest heartbreaking symbol of the Mediterranean refugee crisis

May 31, 2016

The number of fatalities in the Mediterranean has almost doubled within only one week.…

Almost all of Israel’s 32 women in parliament have been sexually harassed or assaulted

May 31, 2016

A survey gave female Israeli lawmakers a chance to speak publicly about the treatment of women not just in their country but in their workplace.…

Airstrikes kill dozens near a hospital in Syria as violence escalates

May 31, 2016

A three-month cease-fire is in jeopardy as airstrikes resume and progress stalls on the delivery of vital humanitarian aid.…

Bangladesh sentences 6 militants to death for robbery deaths

May 31, 2016

A court in Bangladesh’s capital on Tuesday sentenced to death six militants from a pair of banned Islamist groups for the killing of seven people during a bank robbery last…

Spain: Model convicted of killing Briton gets 15 1/2 years

May 31, 2016

A Spanish court sentenced a Slovakian model to 15 ½ years in prison after she was found guilty of murder for shooting her British millionaire ex-boyfriend at his home near…

Kenya protests dogs, slaves reference by Egyptian diplomat

May 31, 2016

A Kenyan diplomat has written to the dean of the Africa Diplomatic Corps to protest what she terms as uncivilized, undiplomatic, irresponsible, degrading and insulting behavior by an Egyptian diplomat…

Taliban attack buses in north Afghanistan, kill 9, abduct 35

May 31, 2016

The Taliban attacked several buses on a road in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday morning, forcing passengers to disembark and killing nine people and abducting at least 35, officials said.…

Number of displaced in Afghanistan doubled since 2013 to 1.2 million, report says

May 31, 2016

Amnesty International said funds are needed to care for the displaced fleeing the fighting.…

Correction: Egypt story

May 31, 2016

In a story May 30 about the referral to trial of the head of Egypt’s Journalists union and two of its board members, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the…

Heavy rains drench swaths of France, disrupt French Open

May 31, 2016

Heavy rain is drenching parts of France, with flood warnings near the English Channel, canceled matches at the French Open and soggy tourists in Paris.…

Roadside bombs kills 6 soldiers in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

May 31, 2016

Egyptian security and hospital officials say a roadside bomb has struck a military armored vehicle in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, killing six soldiers.…

Kuwait sentences 3 royal family members for insulting judges

May 31, 2016

A Kuwait criminal court has sentenced three members of the royal family to five-year prison terms each for insulting judges.…

In Afghanistan, the Taliban isn’t the only group battling for land

May 31, 2016

Afghan officials try to set up formal property registries to head off feuds over property.…

Wanted Taiwanese fugitive dies in car accident in California

May 31, 2016

A former tycoon wanted on allegations of embezzlement and fraud in Taiwan has died in a car accident in California, the island’s foreign ministry confirmed on Tuesday. He had been…

Iran parliament confirms election of speaker for 1 year term

May 31, 2016

Iran’s parliament has confirmed the re-election of its long-serving parliament speaker for another year.…

Net profit down 19 pct at scandal-hit VW in 1st quarter

May 31, 2016

Volkswagen saw net profit fall 19 percent in the first quarter as it struggled to deal with a scandal over cars equipped to cheat on diesel emissions tests.…

Freed pilot Savchenko sworn in as Ukrainian lawmaker

May 31, 2016

Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who spent two years in Russian custody before she was released last week, has been sworn in as a lawmaker in the national parliament.…

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