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Trump pushes for Mideast peace, but avoids thorny details

Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:13am

President Donald Trump on Tuesday pushed for elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians, calling on both sides to put aside the "pain and disagreements of the past."

Likely presidential candidate in Egypt ordered detained

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:10am

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention for one day of an opposition leader widely tipped to challenge President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in 2018 elections following a complaint that he publicly made an obscene finger gesture.

Special aide to Brazil's Temer arrested in corruption probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:10am

A special aide to embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer has been arrested in connection with a corruption scandal.

The Latest: Ethiopian candidate picked as next WHO chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:10am

The Latest on the World Health Organization's new chief (all times local):

Angry Venezuela protesters take aim at Chavez statues, home

Fabiola Sanchez and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:52am

Anti-government protesters in Venezuela have settled on a new target for their frustration: Hugo Chavez.

Austria: Syrian war victims' names read in 48-hour session

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:52am

The names of thousands of Syrian war victims are being read out in Vienna, in a 48-hour session meant to commemorate all who die in armed conflict.

Congo opens probe into ex-minister's role in Kasai violence

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:52am

Authorities in Congo said Tuesday they have opened an investigation into whether a former government minister may have played a role in inciting violence in the turbulent Kasai provinces that has killed hundreds in recent months.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 12:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:50am

The chiefs of Italy's police and intelligence forces, along with a British security official, have met to review anti-terrorism measures in light of the Manchester bomb blast, which occurred four days ahead of a G-7 summit in Sicily. Interior Minister Marco Minniti led the huddle Tuesday at his ministry, with a Rome-based British security official among the participants.

The Latest: Trump arrives in Rome after Mideast trip

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:40am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):

President Donald Trump arrives in Rome for visit with Pope Francis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:32am

President Donald Trump arrives in Rome for visit with Pope Francis.

Manchester police chief confirms bombing suspect is 22-year-old Salman Abedi

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:30am

Manchester police chief confirms bombing suspect is 22-year-old Salman Abedi.

Duterte declares martial rule in southern Philippines

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:30am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman says he has declared martial rule in the country's south for 60 days and will cut short a trip to Moscow and return home to deal with an attack by Muslim extremists allied with the Islamic State group who laid siege to a southern city.

Somali suicide bomber kills 4 at Puntland checkpoint

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:30am

A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has blown himself up at a military checkpoint in northern Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing at least four people.

US renews call for Hungary to engage with besieged school

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:20am

The Hungarian government should "engage directly" with a university founded by billionaire George Soros which may have to leave Budapest because of recent amendments to the law on higher education, the United States said Tuesday.

2 UN peacekeepers killed in ambush in northern Mali

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:10am

Authorities say two United Nations peacekeepers from Chad have been killed when their foot patrol was ambushed in the Kidal region of northern Mali.

Philippine president's spokesman says he has declared martial law in the south for 60 days to deal with extremist attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:59am

Philippine president's spokesman says he has declared martial law in the south for 60 days to deal with extremist attack.

2 men in Indonesia caned dozens of times for gay sex

Heri Juanda, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:12am

Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province were publicly caned dozens of times Tuesday for consensual gay sex, a punishment that intensifies an anti-gay backlash in the world's most populous Muslim country and which rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture."

Explosions strike Syria's Damascus and Homs, 4 killed

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:12am

An explosion claimed by the Islamic State group in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday killed at least four people and wounded more than two dozen, Syria's state media and the militant group reported.

Britain's queen, royals hold a moment of silence for Manchester attack victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:10am

Britain's queen, royals hold a moment of silence for Manchester attack victims.