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Pakistan reopens Afghan border on 'humanitarian grounds'

Abdul Sattar, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:27am

Pakistani authorities reopened the main Chaman border crossing at Afghanistan's request after shutting it down earlier this month when the two sides traded fire there, killing 15 people on both sides, the military said Saturday.

The Latest: Hundreds evacuated from theater in London

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:26am

The Latest on the concert bombing in Manchester, England (all times local):

Spain: House fire kills 4, injures 8 in Bilbao

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:05am

Spanish authorities say four people have died when a house caught fire in the northern city of Bilbao.

UK lowers terror threat level to 'severe' as more arrested

Mstyslav Chernov and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:49am

Britain reduced its terrorism threat level a notch, from "critical" to "severe," as authorities said major progress has been made in unravelling the plot behind the Manchester bombing. More arrests are expected.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:48am

A summit of the leaders of the world's wealthiest democracies has ended without a unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris climate deal. The other six powers in the Group of Seven have agreed to stick with their previous commitment to implement that Paris deal to rein in greenhouse gases to fight climate change.

G-7 source: US gets more time for climate pact answer

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:07am

Seven wealthy democracies have reached a deal at their annual summit to give the Trump administration time to say whether the United States plans to stay in the Paris climate agreement, a person familiar with the talks said Saturday.

Syrian army, allied militia press IS, rebels in offensive

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:07am

Syrian troops and allied militia have pushed back Islamic State militants, rebels and U.S-backed opposition fighters in a wide offensive in the country's strategic southern desert, the government-controlled media and a war monitor said Saturday.

Greek, Turkish Cypriots link arms across border for peace

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:56am

Dozens of Greek and Turkish Cypriots have linked arms across a U.N.-controlled buffer zone cutting across ethnically divided Cyprus' capital of Nicosia to voice their support for a reunification agreement.

Philippine forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:45am

Philippine fighter aircraft unleashed rocket fire against militants on Saturday, prompting villagers to hoist white flags to avoid being targeted as the military turned to airstrikes to try to end the siege of a southern city by Islamic State group-allied militants.

Rwanda to vet campaign messages of presidential hopefuls

Ignatius Ssuuna, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:45am

Rwanda's electoral commission has announced it must approve any social media messages of candidates in the August presidential election, a decision that many in the opposition see as an attack on free speech.

Sri Lanka says finding survivors among 99 missing doubtful

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:21am

Sri Lanka's military said Saturday that it is doubtful any missing people will be found alive two days after torrents of mud triggered by heavy rain covered homes in southern and western parts of the country, killing 100 people and leaving 99 others missing.

British Airways cancels all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick until 1700GMT amid IT failure.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:20am

British Airways cancels all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick until 1700GMT amid IT failure.

Over 1,000 pigs perish in feedlot fire in Spain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:10am

Spanish authorities say over a thousand pigs were killed in a fire that destroyed a feedlot in southeastern Spain.

Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 5:50am

Hundreds of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners ended their 40-day fast on the first day of the month-long Muslim holiday of Ramadan, after reaching a compromise with Israel for additional family visits, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

Indonesia deports Australian whose drug saga riveted nation

Firdia Lisnawati, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 5:50am

Indonesia on Saturday deported Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on the tourist island of Bali mesmerized her homeland for more than a decade.

Small plane crashes near Mount Everest; 1 killed, 2 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 5:42am

A small plane carrying only crew members and cargo crashed near Mount Everest on Saturday, killing one of the pilots, Nepalese officials said. The two other crew members were injured.

Islamic State group claims responsibility for attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians that killed 29

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 5:40am

Islamic State group claims responsibility for attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians that killed 29.

Spain saves 73 migrants in 3 boats crossing from Africa

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 5:40am

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 73 migrants from three small boats attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

UK Prime Minister May says Britain's terrorism threat level reduced from critical to severe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 5:00am

UK Prime Minister May says Britain's terrorism threat level reduced from critical to severe.