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Rights group wants probe of Thai shooting of migrant worker

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 4:30am

A human rights group is demanding an investigation into the fatal shooting of an ethnic Rohingya man who was among 21 to escape from an immigration detention center in southern Thailand.

Poland's PM, EU leader to discuss ending political crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 4:11am

A senior European Union leader will meet with Poland's prime minister to discuss ways of solving a political crisis in the country that has strained ties with Brussels, the deputy foreign minister said Tuesday.

The Latest: Russia calls for temporary truce near Damascus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 4:10am

The Latest on the violence in Syria a day after deadly attacks claimed by the Islamic State group targeted government strongholds (all times local):

Iraq says clashes with IS outside Fallujah briefly subside

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 4:10am

Iraqi officials say clashes between government forces and the Islamic State group outside the city of Fallujah have briefly subsided.

Obama pushes for better rights in Vietnam after arms deal

Foster Klug and Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 4:10am

President Barack Obama on Tuesday pressed Vietnam to allow greater freedoms for its citizens, arguing that better human rights would improve the communist country's economy, stability and regional power.

Forensic official: EgyptAir 804 human remains suggest blast

Sam Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 4:01am

Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said on Tuesday.

Greek police evacuate hundreds from Idomeni refugee camp

Costas Kantouris, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 4:01am

Greek authorities sent hundreds of police into the country's largest informal refugee camp Tuesday to support the gradual of evacuation of the Idomeni site on the Macedonian border.

China says better US-Vietnam ties must not threaten Beijing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 4:00am

Improved relations between the U.S. and Vietnam must not lead to greater pressure on China or threats to its interests, an official Chinese newspaper said Tuesday.

2 killed in South African protests against eviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 3:30am

South African authorities say two people have died in violent protests by residents opposing plans to evict them from makeshift homes in an area north of Pretoria.

Turkey's Erdogan approves new government formed by ally

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 3:11am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday approved a new government formed by one of his most trusted allies, who has pledged to push through constitutional reforms that would expand the powers of the presidency.

Egyptian forensic official says human remains retrieved from EgyptAir 804 crash site point to an explosion on board

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 3:10am

Egyptian forensic official says human remains retrieved from EgyptAir 804 crash site point to an explosion on board.

Hard-line cleric becomes speaker of Assembly of Expert

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 2:50am

A hard-line Iranian cleric was chosen on Tuesday as speaker of the Assembly of Experts, a clerical body that is mainly tasked with selecting the country's supreme leader.

Turkey's President Erdogan approves new government to be led by Binali Yildirim, his trusted longtime ally

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 2:50am

Turkey's President Erdogan approves new government to be led by Binali Yildirim, his trusted longtime ally.

Indian police say they've killed key Kashmiri rebel leader

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 2:40am

Indian police said Tuesday that they have killed the operations head of a major militant group in the Indian portion of Kashmir in a gunbattle.

WHO says hospital bombing in Syrian coastal city killed 43

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 2:40am

A suicide bomber who targeted a hospital in a Syrian coastal city the previous day killed 43 people, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, as an activist group raised the overall death toll from the day's unprecedented wave of attacks on government strongholds to 154.

Official: Roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan kills 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 1:30am

An Afghan official says at least five civilians were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in southern Kandahar province.

IS attacks undermine Iraqi state in war weary capital

Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 1:20am

Even as Iraq slowly claws back territory from the Islamic State group, faith in the government is crumbling among many, particularly the country's Shiites, angered by political disarray and the continual pounding of the capital, Baghdad, by militants' bombings.

Forensic experts urged to join Indonesian grave exhumations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 1:20am

A human rights group urged Indonesia to involve forensic experts in exhuming mass graves linked to massacres a half-century ago to ensure the preservation of crucial evidence and allow for the identification of bodies.

Mine kills Saudi officer along kingdom's border with Yemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:50am

State media in Saudi Arabia are reporting that a land mine has killed a border guard along the kingdom's frontier with Yemen, where it is leading a coalition battling Shiite rebels.