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Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:52am

Hundreds of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners ended their 40-day fast on Saturday after reaching a compromise with Israel for additional family visits, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

S. Korea responds to reported vessel hijacking off Somalia

Tong-Hyung Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:52am

South Korea's military has dispatched a naval unit in waters off Somalia after pirates reportedly hijacked a South Korean fishing vessel.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 2:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:43am

President Donald Trump will return to Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, but his White House still sits under a cloud of scandal. Trump will spend Saturday at the second day of the G-7 summit in Sicily, bringing to an end a nine-day trip that started in Saudi Arabia and Israel before moving on to Europe. In Washington, though, a newly appointed special counsel is just beginning his investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

South Korean military dispatches naval unit after fishing vessel is presumed to be hijacked in waters off Somalia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:33am

South Korean military dispatches naval unit after fishing vessel is presumed to be hijacked in waters off Somalia .

Interior Ministry says 18 people killed in suicide car bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:30am

Interior Ministry says 18 people killed in suicide car bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan.

Sri Lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:22am

Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides on Saturday rose to 100 with 99 others missing.

Indian army: 6 suspected rebels killed in disputed Kashmir

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:22am

Indian soldiers killed six suspected rebels Saturday along the highly militarized de-facto border that divides the disputed region of Kashmir between India and Pakistan, the army said.

Bombing puts British security officials on back foot again

Paisley Dodds, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:11am

There were plenty of warning signs before Salman Abedi unleashed carnage at Manchester Arena.

AP Investigation: 5 things to know about UN sex abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:21pm

The key findings on AP's investigation into the U.N.'s sexual abuse and exploitation controversy:

UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

Katy Daigle and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:12pm

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.

UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

Katy Daigle and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:12pm

When a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomized by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, the government here dispatched a high-ranking general suspected of war crimes to lead the investigation.

Philippines forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:51pm

Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers fought to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, witnesses said. Civilians waved flags from their windows to show they are not combatants.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:41pm

The Washington Post reports that Russia's ambassador to the U.S. has told his superiors that he and Jared Kushner discussed setting up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin in December. Kushner is Donald Trump's son-in-law and a trusted adviser to the president. The newspaper says Ambassador Sergei Kislyak told his superiors that Kushner proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities for their discussions, apparently to make them difficult to monitor.

Sounds of silence? Trump's body language speaks volumes

Nancy Benac and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:23pm

The alpha-male handshake. The deadpan reaction from NATO leaders. The presidential push to the front of the pack.

UN envoy says electricity cuts endanger lives in Gaza

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:53pm

The U.N.'s Mideast envoy warned on Friday that Palestinians in the Gaza Strip will face a "humanitarian crisis" if their already meager electricity supply is cut further as a result of political infighting.

Panama cuts stays for Colombians, Venezuelans, Nicaraguans

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:50pm

Panama says it's halving the maximum time for tourism visits by people from Colombia, Venezuela and Nicaragua to 90 days.

Indictment: Mexican official stashed $50 million in US

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

A U.S. indictment alleges a former Mexican official stashed $50 million in illicit funds in U.S. properties and bank accounts.

4 cab drivers killed in Mexican tourist destination

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:47pm

Drug violence may be behind the killing of four taxi drivers in the picturesque central Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende, a popular tourism destination that is home to thousands of American retirees, authorities say.

The Latest: Head of world track attends Manchester event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:40pm

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