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Soldiers launch attacks in besieged Philippine city

Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:52am

Backed by tanks and rocket-firing helicopters, Philippine troops launched "precision attacks" Thursday to clear extremists linked to the Islamic State group from a city that has been under siege since a raid that failed to capture one of Asia's most-wanted militants.

Red Cross says it's stepped up aid across Syrian front lines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:52am

Aid deliveries across front lines in war-torn Syria have significantly stepped up, compared to earlier years of the now 6-year-old conflict, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said in a statement Thursday.

Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:52am

U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France's new president, Emmanuel Macron.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:50am

President Donald Trump's push to get in front of the pack at the NATO summit in Belgium is getting attention. Video footage from the gathering shows Trump putting his right hand on the right arm of Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic and pushing himself ahead as NATO leaders walked inside the alliance's new headquarters in Brussels.

Forces loyal to LNA seize control of Libyan air base

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:50am

A spokesman for the Libyan National Army says forces loyal to the LNA have seized control of an air base in the country's south that had been under control of western militiamen.

Greek ex-premier Lucas Papademos wounded in Athens bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:37am

Greek police say former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has been wounded in an explosion in a car in central Athens.

Official: At least 13 soldiers killed in south Afghanistan

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:37am

At least 13 soldiers were killed and eight others wounded in fighting with Taliban insurgents at several security checkpoints in southern Afghanistan, a government official said Thursday.

Mexican journalists caught in crossfire of rival cartels

Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:37am

Just as each batch of the weekly newspapers was dropped off at newsstands around Culiacan, men quickly bought them up as they followed the delivery trucks along their routes.

The Latest: Trump's push at NATO getting attention online

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:36am

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

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Trump chastises NATO, vows to crackdown on leaks

Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:29am

With long-standing European alliances facing new strain, President Donald Trump chastised NATO member nations for not paying their fair share to protect the long-standing pact and declined to explicitly endorse its mutual defense agreement.

Iraqi forces release videos countering claims of abuse

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:19am

An Iraqi Interior Ministry unit accused of abusing civilian detainees while fighting the Islamic State group in Mosul has released videos it says refutes the allegations reported by Germany's Der Spiegel magazine.

The Latest: Greek police arrest 2 alleged refugee smugglers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:00am

The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local):

Bahrain fines reporter $2,650 for working without press card

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:00am

A Bahrain court has given a journalist working for France 24 and Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya a $2,650 fine for reporting without government accreditation.

Debate rages in India on IVF for women over 50

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:50am

To see Manjeet Kaur around her little daughter is to see joy at its purest.

Debate rages in India on IVF for women over 50

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:50am

To see Manjeet Kaur around her little daughter is to see joy at its purest.

Gaza's Hamas rulers put to death 3 accused of killing member

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:40am

Hamas said Thursday it put to death three men it had accused of killing a senior member of the militant Islamic group that rules Gaza in March.

Officials doubt reported discovery of 4 bodies on Everest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:40am

Nepalese officials cast doubt Thursday on the reported discovery of four bodies at the highest camp on Mount Everest, saying no climbers have been reported missing.

NATO leaders meet under intense Trump pressure on spending

Lorne Cook and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:40am

Meeting fellow NATO leaders for the first time, U.S. President Donald Trump aggressively challenged them Thursday to spend more on their own defense, putting the alliance under exceptional pressure to become tougher, sharper and newly relevant.

British social media celebrity among dead from concert blast

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:40am

It was not just family and friends mourning Martyn Hett this week. Even Mariah Carey was shocked by his death in the Ariana Grande concert bombing.