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Turkey says it could seize IS stronghold with US

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 6:11am

Turkey's foreign minister suggested his country could carry out joint military operations with the United States to oust the Islamic State group from Syria.

Turkey criticizes German plans recognize Armenian genocide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 6:10am

Turkey has criticized plans by Germany's parliament to recognize the World War I killings of Armenians as genocide.

Chad ex-dictator found guilty, sentence to life for abuses

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 6:10am

Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment for abuses during his time in power, Judge Gberdao Gustave Kam said Monday at the end of the trial that began in July 2015.

Libyan forces advance in push on Islamic State strongholds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 6:00am

Libyan forces loyal to the country's U.N.-brokered government are advancing in a push on two key Islamic State strongholds.

Iraqi forces push into Fallujah as IS bombings kill 24

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 6:00am

Iraqi forces started pushing into the city of Fallujah on Monday as a wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in Baghdad and near the Iraqi capital killed at least 24 people.

Pakistan reports negative polio samples for first time ever

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 5:50am

A Pakistani health official says that for the first time in the country's history, all the previous month's environmental samples for polio have tested negative — a sign of progress in the campaign to eradicate the virus in Pakistan.

Ex-Chadian dictator Hissen Habre found guilty, sentenced to life for abuses during his time in power

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 5:40am

Ex-Chadian dictator Hissen Habre found guilty, sentenced to life for abuses during his time in power.

Uganda to stop security cooperation with North Korea

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 5:30am

Uganda is cutting military ties with North Korea to comply with U.N. sanctions over North Korea's nuclear program, a Ugandan official said Monday following a meeting between President Yoweri Museveni and South Korea's visiting president.

UK charges 2 men with immigration offenses after boat rescue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 5:30am

UK officials say two British men have been charged with immigration offenses after the weekend rescue of 18 Albanians whose small inflatable boat was taking on water in the English Channel.

NATO urged to show stronger resolve on Russia, boost defense

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 5:30am

NATO's Parliamentary Assembly urged alliance members Monday to stand up to Russia's military assertiveness and to do a better job sharing the burden of collective defense.

Afghan official says Taliban attacks killed 12 policemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 5:20am

An Afghan official says a string of Taliban attacks have killed 12 policemen in the increasingly volatile southern Helmand province the previous night.

Turkey rolls back curfew in Kurdish area, assesses damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 5:00am

Turkish authorities on Monday partially lifted a curfew in Kurdish areas in southeast Turkey where military operations against Kurdish rebels have done extensive damage to housing.

Philippine Congress proclaims next president, vice president

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 4:30am

The Philippine Congress on Monday proclaimed crime-busting Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as president-elect and Rep. Leni Robredo as vice president-elect of a country that has been posting high growth rates but remains saddled with poverty, corruption and insurgencies.

As peace talks stall, Syrian opposition negotiator resigns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 4:20am

The Syrian opposition's chief negotiator in the Geneva peace talks has resigned amid no signs of progress in the peace process.

London's Labour Party mayor to join Cameron against Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 4:10am

London's new mayor, a Labour Party member, is joining forces with Prime Minister David Cameron in the campaign to prevent a British exit from the European Union.

The Latest: Iraqi forces start pushing into IS-held Fallujah

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 4:00am

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Hong Kong activist beaten by police sentenced to prison

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

A Hong Kong activist whose beating by police was caught on video was sentenced Monday to five weeks in prison on charges related to the confrontation, stirring outrage among pro-democracy supporters.

Bombing in Pakistan wounds 3, including a Chinese national

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 2:40am

A Pakistani police official says a roadside bombing in the southern port city of Karachi has wounded three people, including a Chinese national.

Cambodian police set to block march by opposition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 1:50am

Police in Cambodia are blocking opposition activists from staging a protest march, as both sides spar over intensifying government pressure on its critics.