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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.

Rwanda to vet campaign messages of presidential hopefuls

Ignatius Ssuuna, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:21am

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.

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.

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

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:03am

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.

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.

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

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

President Donald Trump says he'll make a final decision next week on whether the U.S. will stay in the Paris climate agreement. Trump made the surprise announcement in a tweet after resisting pressure from European leaders to stay in the agreement.

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 lowers terror threat level to 'severe' as more arrested

Mstyslav Chernov and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 5:33am

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.

Pakistan reopens Afghan border on 'humanitarian grounds'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 5:30am

Pakistan's military says authorities have 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.

Syria army and allied militia press IS, rebels in offensive

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 5:24am

Syrian government-controlled media and a war monitor say Syrian troops and allied militia have pushed back Islamic State group militants and rebel fighters in a wide offensive in the country's southern desert.

Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killed

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 5:12am

One civilian was killed and dozens of others injured Saturday after massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir following the killing of a prominent rebel commander and his associate in a gunbattle with government forces in the disputed region.

The Latest: UK eases terror threat level

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 5:10am

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

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.

S. Korea confirms fishing crew's safety after hijack scare

Tong-Hyung Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 4:01am

South Korea said Saturday that it has confirmed the safety of crew members from a fishing vessel that had lost contact in waters off Somalia, prompting Seoul to dispatch a naval unit over fears that the vessel had been hijacked by pirates.

Afghan official says 18 killed in suicide car bomb attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 3:50am

At least 18 people, mostly civilians, were killed Saturday when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said.