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Buried IED blamed on Boko Haram kills 5 in northeast Nigeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:30am

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 town of Biu.

Extremists attack, kill 5 UN peacekeepers in central Mali

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:20am

The United Nations mission in Mali says at least five Togolese peacekeepers have been killed in an attack by extremists in central Mali.

UK coast guard rescues 20 people in English Channel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:01am

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.

Egypt military court sentences 8 to death

Salma Shukrallah, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:00am

An Egyptian military court sentenced eight alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to death on terrorism charges on Sunday, a security official and the website of state newspaper Al-Ahram said.

Iraqi forces complete buildup around IS-held Fallujah

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:00am

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 said, as the militants attacked a newly-liberated town to the west.

Pakistan: DNA test confirms Taliban head's death

Asif Shahzad, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:50am

A DNA test has confirmed that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike, Pakistan's interior ministry said Sunday, as the family of a driver killed in the strike sought legal action.

UAE media say US businessman gets 15 years prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:10am

A Dubai court has sentenced an American businessman to 15 years in prison after convicting him on theft and fraud charges.

More than 700 feared dead in recent Mediterranean crossings

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:40am

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 European ships saved thousands of others in daring rescue operations.

Israel thanks Russia for returning tank from 1982 war

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:30am

Israel's prime minister has thanked the Russian President for agreeing to return a tank from a battle in the 1982 Lebanon war from which three soldiers are still missing in action.

Syrian rebels counter IS offensive, retake 2 villages

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:20am

Activists say Syrian rebels have retaken two villages from Islamic State militants as they fight to undo gains made by the extremist group in a surprise offensive in Syria's north Friday that displaced over 100,000 people.

Child in critical condition after Paris lightning strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:00am

A child remains in critical condition after a lightning bolt disrupted a birthday party in a Paris park, injuring several.

UK Conservative Party dispute over immigration escalates

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 7:50am

Conservative Party members seeking a British exit from the European Union have launched increasingly personal attacks on Prime Minister David Cameron over his leadership of the campaign to keep Britain within the 28-nation bloc.

US bomb from World War II defused at German airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 7:40am

An American bomb dropped during World War II has been defused at the airport in the northern German city of Hannover in an operation that forced dozens of flights to be diverted.

Spanish court rules not to extradite suspect in art fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 7:30am

A Spanish court has ruled that one of two brothers charged with perpetrating an art swindle valued at $33 million should not be extradited for trial in the United States.

Fire at Ukrainian home for the elderly kills 17, injures 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 6:50am

A fire swept through a private home for the elderly in a Ukrainian village shortly before dawn Sunday, killing 17 people and injuring five others, an emergency official said.

German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 6:30am

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 Verdun, determined to show that, despite the bloodbath of World War I, their countries' improbable friendship is now a source of hope for today's fractured Europe.

Iran parliament chief retains post despite reformist gains

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 5:10am

Iran's long-serving parliament speaker will retain his post despite gains by reformists in elections held earlier this year, the official IRNA news agency reported Sunday.

Erdogan ally wins vote of confidence in Turkish parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 5:00am

Turkey's new government, led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's loyal ally, has easily won a vote of confidence in parliament.

Breakaway Taliban faction expresses support for peace talks

Mirwais Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 4:00am

A breakaway Taliban faction is willing to hold peace talks with the Afghan government but will demand the imposition of Islamic law and the departure of all foreign forces, a senior leader of the group said Sunday.