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Sicilian doc hopes baby who lost mom at sea inspires others

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 3:40pm

A doctor on a tiny island off Sicily is hoping a 9-month-old Nigerian girl, who lost her mom at sea, will change opinions regarding migrants.

Correction: Argentina-Operation Condor story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 3:11pm

In a story May 27 about an Argentina court ruling on human rights crimes related to the Operation Condor conspiracy in South America, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Ronni Moffitt was an aide to former Chilean ambassador Orlando Letelier. She was the aide's wife.

Drug lord 'Chapo' Guzman's lawyers split on extradition case

E. Eduardo Castillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 3:10pm

Jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's fight to stave off extradition to the United States has led to a schism among some of the people he's counting on most: his own lawyers.

Syria rebels attacked by IS militants, government troops

Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 2:30pm

Islamic State militants entered a major Syrian opposition stronghold in the country's north on Saturday, clashing with rebels on the edges of the town as the extremist group builds on its most significant advance near the Turkish border in two years — even as it loses ground elsewhere in the country and in neighboring Iraq.

Niger military kills 10 Boko Haram extremists

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 11:20am

Niger's army has killed at least 10 Boko Haram militants after they tried to attack a military post in the country's southeast near its border with Nigeria.

AP Analysis: Hopes for peace dim with new Taliban leader

Lynne O'Donnell, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 11:10am

Afghanistan's government has offered the new Taliban leader a choice: make peace or face the same fate as his predecessor, killed in a U.S. drone strike last week. But Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada is a hard-liner who has used his religious credentials to justify the Taliban insurgency that has killed or wounded tens of thousands of Afghan civilians as a "holy war" and his succession has inspired little hope for an end to the bloodshed.

Palestinian leader wants time cap for any talks with Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 10:40am

The Palestinian president said Saturday that if an upcoming Paris conference succeeds in relaunching the long-stalled Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, it should also set a time cap and mechanisms to implement their resolutions.

Spain police nab 7 suspects of large Francis Bacon art heist

Harold Heckle, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 10:00am

Seven people suspected of being involved in stealing five paintings by the Irish-born painter Francis Bacon worth more than 25 million euros ($27.8 million) have been arrested, Spanish police said Saturday.

Pakistan arrest 2 officials for helping slain Taliban chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 9:40am

A Pakistani spokesman says federal investigators have arrested two officials involved in issuing Pakistani documents to the slain Taliban chief, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, and his family.

Egypt sentences ex-minister, his 2 sons for corruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 8:50am

Egypt's official news agency says a Cairo Criminal Court has convicted and sentenced former Information Minister Safwat el-Sharif and two of his sons for corruption to between five and 10 years in prison.

West Bank buries wounded Palestinian who was killed in March

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 8:30am

Over a thousand people have attended the West Bank funeral of a Palestinian who was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier while he lay wounded after carrying out a stabbing attack on security forces in March.

UK police probe who killed wild birds in a village pond

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 7:50am

British police have issued a warning after wild birds in a treasured village pond were shot dead, apparently with an air rifle.

Turkey's Erdogan condemns US over Kurdish militia insignia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 7:40am

Turkey's president has pressed ahead with his criticism of the United States over the U.S. troops' wearing the patches of Kurdish forces.

Albania opposition boycotts Parliament, blocks reform bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 7:10am

Albania's main opposition Democratic Party again has decided to boycott Parliament in response to the legislature's suspension of its former leader, Sali Berisha.

German opposition leader attacked with cake over migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 6:30am

A German opposition leader has had a cake shoved in her face at a party meeting — an apparent protest against her position that not all refugees can come to Germany.

Labour Party activist reinstated after anti-Semitism inquiry

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 6:20am

A Labour Party activist who had been suspended while allegations of anti-Semitism were investigated has been cleared.

Turkey: 104 Islamic State militants killed in strikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 6:20am

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and Turkish artillery fire against the Islamic State group in Syria have killed 104 militants, the Turkish military said Saturday.

Ex-NATO chief, PM named as adviser to Ukraine' president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 3:50am

A former NATO Secretary-General and Danish prime minister has been named an adviser to Ukraine's president.

North Korea threatens South's ships after sea border chase

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 10:31pm

North Korea on Saturday threatened to fire at South Korean warships if they cross into its waters, a day after the South's navy fired warning shots to chase away two North Korean ships that briefly crossed a disputed western sea boundary.