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Mudslide, floods in Sri Lanka kill 25; 42 missing

Bharatha Mallawarachi and Eranga Jayawardena, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:16am

Floods and torrents of red mud unleashed by monsoon rains have killed at least 25 people in western and southern Sri Lanka, with another 42 people missing as officials warned Friday the situation could get worse.

US service member dies in northern Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:16am

The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq says a U.S. service member has died in northern Syria.

Duterte warns of 'contamination' by Islamic State group

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:06am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his troops to crush militants who are fighting street battles with government forces in the south, warning Friday that the country is at a grave risk of "contamination" by the Islamic State group.

British lab to help Poland probe 2010 president's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:06am

Polish prosecutors who are investigating the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others have sent samples from the plane for laboratory tests in Britain to help them determine whether an explosion caused the disaster.

US-led coalition airstrikes in eastern Syrian town kill 35

Bassem Mroue and Dominique Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:02am

A fresh wave of airstrikes in eastern Syria killed at least 35 civilians including women and children, state media and an observer group reported Friday, and the U.N. human rights chief said civilians are increasingly paying the price of escalating airstrikes against the Islamic State group in the country.

The Latest: Trump praises Gianforte's 'Great win in Montana'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:00am

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

UN envoy calls off Cyprus talks, no deal on peace summit

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:56am

A United Nations envoy called off talks with the rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus on Friday after failing to find "common ground" on convening a final summit to aim for an overall reunification deal, but the U.N. said the years-long peace process had not collapsed.

AP PHOTOS: Bavarians crown finger wrestling champion

Matthias Schrader, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:47am

Georg Schoettl's workout routine is intense, but it involves just one finger. That — plus a high tolerance for pain — is all he needs to compete in the unique sport of "Fingerhakeln," or finger wrestling.

Indonesia arrests 3 suspects in bombings that killed police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:47am

Indonesian police arrested three suspected militants Friday for their alleged involvement in twin suicide bombings that killed three people in Jakarta, while the Islamic State group claimed it was responsible for the attack.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:47am

Comments by President Trump on Germany's trade surplus with the United States are getting attention as leaders of seven wealthy democracies gather for difficult talks on trade and climate change. Germany's Der Spiegel reported that Trump told European Union leaders that Germans are "bad, very bad" on trade. White House economic adviser Gary Cohn says Trump doesn't have a problem Germany, but does have a problem with German trade.

How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed in UN system

Katy Daigle and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:45am

The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother's home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a Haitian teenager by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper.

UK opposition leader links terrorism to foreign wars

Rob Harris and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:10am

British police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing made a new arrest Friday while continuing to search addresses associated with the attacker who killed 22 people.

The Latest: UK opposition leader links wars abroad to terror

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:00am

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

Syrian state media, monitoring group: Airstrikes by US-led coalition have killed 35 civilians in country's east

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:30am

Syrian state media, monitoring group: Airstrikes by US-led coalition have killed 35 civilians in country's east.

South African opposition leader barred entry to Zambia

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:30am

The leader of South Africa's main opposition party on Friday sharply criticized Zambian officials who denied him entry to their country as he tried to show support for a jailed opposition leader.

Egyptian state TV says 23 people were killed and 25 wounded in the attack on a bus with Coptic Christians south of Cairo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:20am

Egyptian state TV says 23 people were killed and 25 wounded in the attack on a bus with Coptic Christians south of Cairo.

Egypt state news agency: Gunmen fire on a bus with Coptic Christians south of Cairo, killing and wounding at least 10

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:10am

Egypt state news agency: Gunmen fire on a bus with Coptic Christians south of Cairo, killing and wounding at least 10.

Lady Justice statue removed from Bangladesh court complex

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:03am

A statue of Lady Justice was removed from Bangladesh's Supreme Court premises under tight security after Islamist hard-liners pressed for its removal, the sculptor said Friday.

Rights group says Chechen officials humiliated gay detainees

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:03am

High-level officials in Russia's Chechnya humiliated inmates during visits to detention facilities where gay people were allegedly held and tortured, Human Rights Watch said in a new report Friday.