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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:42pm

On his first Memorial Day in office, President Donald Trump is saluting those he calls "real heroes." Trump is honoring the men and women of the U.S. military who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the nation and their families. Trump participated in the annual observance at Arlington National Cemetery, saying those who died are "special, special people."

City clash fuels fear of IS foothold in southern Philippines

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:14pm

Militants who have laid siege to a southern Philippines city had been planning a spate of attacks during the holy month of Ramadan to earn recognition as a regional branch of the Islamic State group, the military said Tuesday.

The Latest: Philippine military says foreign fighters killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 7:50pm

The Latest on militant violence in a southern Philippine city (all times local):

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 7:50pm

Philippine military chief says at least 4 foreign extremists killed, militants planned to burn down southern city.

Colombia pushes back deadline for rebel disarmament

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 7:40pm

Colombia's government is pushing back by 20 days the deadline for leftist rebels to turn over their weapons under a peace deal.

Strong Indonesia earthquake damages buildings, hurts some

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 7:31pm

A strong, shallow earthquake rocked Indonesia's central Sulawesi province Monday evening, injuring at least three people and damaging some buildings and houses.

Bomb kills 13, hurts 24 in Baghdad; IS claims responsibility

Murtada Faraj, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 6:13pm

A car bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad just after midnight Tuesday, killing 13 people and wounding 24, hospital and police officials said.

Ecuadorean president calls WikiLeaks founder a hacker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 5:30pm

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno is calling WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange a hacker.

Venezuela opposition leader Capriles tear-gassed at protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 5:12pm

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles has been tear-gassed during a protest in the capital.

Brazil's federal police worried about new justice minister

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 4:01pm

The union representing Brazil's federal police investigators expressed concerns Monday about how probes into government corruption will be handled by the newly named justice minister, who is a personal friend of President Michel Temer.

Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn face tough questions on live TV

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 4:01pm

Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn faced tough questions and a skeptical audience in a live TV event Monday night ahead of next week's parliamentary elections.

El Salvador Jesuits seek freedom for ex-col. in 1989 murders

Marcos Aleman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 3:41pm

Jesuits in El Salvador asked the government Monday to commute a former military colonel's prison sentence for the 1989 killings of six priests from their order and two female employees.

French president flexes diplomatic muscles in Putin meeting

Sylvie Corbet and John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 3:24pm

Flexing his diplomatic muscles, French President Emmanuel Macron said he had "extremely frank" and "direct" talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday and launched an extraordinary attack on two state-funded Russian media outlets he accused of spreading "lying propaganda" during France's presidential campaign.

Floods drive tens of thousands from homes in Brazil, 6 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:41pm

Heavy rains and flooding have driven tens of thousands of Brazilians from their homes in the country's northeast and caused at least six deaths, authorities said Monday.

Moldova's government orders expulsion of 5 Russian diplomats

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:30pm

Moldova's government is expelling five Russian diplomats from the former Soviet republic.

The Latest: Putin visits new Orthodox Church in Paris

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:04pm

The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to France (all times local):

UN pulls backing for Palestinian women's center over naming

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:56pm

The U.N. has stopped supporting a Palestinian community center in the West Bank that was named for a woman who participated in a deadly 1978 attack in Israel.

In shadow of Mosul fight, Iran establishes Nineveh foothold

Susannah George and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:45pm

While Iraq's conventional military has been slowly clearing the Islamic State group from inside Mosul's complex urban terrain, Iraq's Iran-backed Shiite paramilitary forces have been working their way through less glamorous territory: vast deserts west and south of the city that run along and across Iraq's border with Syria.

Tiger kills female zookeeper at zoo in England

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:24pm

Police said a tiger killed a female zookeeper Monday at Hamerton Zoo Park 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of London.