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Korean Air jet has apparent engine fire at Tokyo airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 10:30pm

Firefighters battled an apparent engine fire Friday on a Korean Air jet on the tarmac at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. All the passengers and crew were evacuated unharmed, Japanese media reported.

Australian party leader says some Trump views 'barking mad'

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 10:21pm

Australia's opposition leader on Friday described some of the presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's views as "barking mad," breaking a longstanding Australian convention of avoiding taking sides in U.S. political contests.

Briton, German dead in boat capsize in Thailand

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 10:00pm

Navy divers and other rescuers searched Friday for two foreigners still missing after a speedboat packed with tourists capsized near the popular island resort of Koh Samui that left a British and a German woman dead, officials said.

S. Korean navy fires warning shots to repel N. Korean boats

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:30pm

South Korea's navy on Friday fired warning shots to chase away two North Korean ships after they briefly crossed a disputed western sea boundary, Seoul defense officials said.

Elderly elephant named in petition drive dies in Tokyo zoo

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:30pm

An elephant that set off a petition drive to move her out of her concrete pen in a small zoo in Japan died Thursday at age 69.

Obama ready to face historic, haunted ground of Hiroshima

Nancy Benac and Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:00pm

Convinced that the time for this moment is right at last, President Barack Obama on Friday will become the first American president to confront the historic and haunted ground of Hiroshima.

Brazil police hunt for more than 30 suspects in gang rape

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:30pm

Brazilian police say they are hunting for more than 30 men suspected of participating in the gang rape of a 16-year-old over the weekend. The attackers posted pictures and videos of the assault on the unconscious teenager on Twitter.

Group of Seven leaders say extremism, terrorist attacks, refugee flows threaten world order

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:51pm

Group of Seven leaders say extremism, terrorist attacks, refugee flows threaten world order.

Panama initiates process to seek extradition of ex-president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:00pm

Panama's top court has initiated a process to seek the extradition of former President Ricardo Martinelli from the United States on charges related to illegal wiretaps against dozens of opponents while in office.

Colombia blames rebels for disappearance of journalists

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:32pm

Colombia's government on Thursday blamed the country's second-largest rebel group for the disappearance of three journalists in a lawless border region.

New US ambassador to Mexico arrives to take up post

Peter Orsi, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:30pm

Roberta Jacobson arrived to assume her new role as the United States ambassador to Mexico on Thursday, coming at a time when immigration and Mexican trade have been heated themes in the U.S. presidential campaign.

Hero of Canada parliament attack tackles protester in Dublin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:40pm

A Canadian diplomat who became a national hero when he shot a jihadi gunman inside the Ottawa parliament has tussled with a protester at a military ceremony in Dublin.

UN committee denies credentials to press freedom group

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:31pm

A United Nations committee voted Thursday to deny consultative status to the Committee to Protect Journalists, effectively keeping the press freedom group from accessing U.N. bodies and processes.

More than 4,000 migrants rescued in single day

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:21pm

More than 4,000 would-be refugees were rescued at sea Thursday in one of the busiest days of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, and at least 20 died trying to reach Europe as Libyan-based smugglers took advantage of calmer seas to send desperate migrants north.

Mexico: Townspeople kidnap lawmakers to seek mayor's ouster

Manuel By By Cruz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:00pm

A group of indigenous Mexicans kidnapped two lawmakers in the southern state of Chiapas, held them overnight and finally freed them unharmed Thursday after the state congress agreed to replace the mayor of their town.

Clashes, oil blockades over France's economic future

Angela Charlton and Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:31pm

Volley after volley of tear gas poisoned the Paris air Thursday, as authorities struggled against nationwide strikes and a groundswell of public anger at a high-stakes government attempt to change the way France views work.

The Latest: Afghan, Sudanese migrants clash in Calais camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:31pm

The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):

Congo police fire tear gas at opposition demonstrators

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:31am

Police in Congo's capital have fired tear gas to break up an opposition march, while one person died and dozens were injured in chaos surrounding similar marches around the country.

Iraq honors policeman who stopped would-be suicide bomber

Karim Kadim, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:01am

Iraq has honored a police officer who stopped a would-be suicide bomber at a checkpoint in a northern Baghdad neighborhood this week.