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Prime minister says Australia to have July 2 election

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:31pm

Australia's election campaign will officially start soon with climate change policy and union corruption in the national building industry shaping into key battlegrounds for the July 2 poll.

UN needs $80 million for schools for Palestinian refugees

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:31pm

The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees expressed hope Tuesday that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait will come up with $80 million to ensure that 500,000 boys and girls who are refugees can start the next school year on time in August.

Prime minister says Australia will have an election on July 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:01pm

Prime minister says Australia will have an election on July 2.

US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war

Robert Burns and Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 6:20pm

The combat death of a U.S Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants.

UN chief names choices for top UN environments posts

Edith M. Lederer and Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 6:00pm

The newly-appointed head of the U.N. environment agency said Tuesday he wants to change the organization to relate more to the average person and plans to further engage the private sector to achieve global environmental goals.

Mexico: 3 kidnapped Americans freed in northern border state

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 5:10pm

Three American citizens abducted last month in the northern state of Tamaulipas, across the border from Texas, were rescued by Mexican police in a confrontation in which a suspected kidnapper was killed, authorities said Tuesday.

Mexico City extends traffic cuts into Wednesday over smog

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 5:10pm

Mexico City has extended into Wednesday a pollution alert that requires 40 percent of cars and trucks to keep off the streets.

Venezuela govt says police killed most wanted gang leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 4:00pm

Venezuelan officials say the country's most wanted gang leader has been killed in a shootout with police.

Filipino militants threaten 3 hostages after beheading 1

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:51pm

Muslim militants have threatened to kill three more hostages in their jungle base in the southern Philippines more than a week after beheading a Canadian man when their multi-million dollar ransom demands were not met.

3 Red Cross employees abducted in eastern Congo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:31pm

Three employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross have been abducted in eastern Congo.

Kenya: Police disrupt alleged plot by extremist medics

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:10pm

Kenyan police have disrupted a cell of extremist medics linked to the Islamic State group suspected of plotting a biological attack on Kenya and recruiting university students to join the group in Libya and Syria, Kenya's police chief said Tuesday

Police: Man suspected of fatally shooting girlfriend, two others in Florida has apparently killed himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:00pm

Police: Man suspected of fatally shooting girlfriend, two others in Florida has apparently killed himself.

US defense secretary says Russia is 'nuclear saber-rattling'

Robert Burns and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 12:21pm

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter blasted what the U.S. and its allies see as Russian aggression in Europe, saying Tuesday that Moscow is "going backward in time" with warlike actions that compel an American military buildup on NATO's eastern flank.

Northern Syrian city of Aleppo dragged deeper into violence

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 12:10pm

A maternity hospital in a government-held section of Aleppo was struck by rocket fire Tuesday as battles killed 20 people and dragged the contested city in northern Syria deeper into chaos for a 12th straight day.

Gusty winds in Berlin terrify people in passenger balloon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 12:00pm

Several people were treated for shock after a helium passenger balloon in Berlin was shaken around wildly by gusty winds for several minutes on Tuesday afternoon, but nobody was injured, the city's fire department said.

Israeli sentenced to life over killing of Palestinian teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:50am

A Jerusalem court on Tuesday handed a life sentence to the main attacker in the killing of a Palestinian teenager in 2014 whose death helped spark a chain of events that led to that year's Gaza war.

6-month-old rescued from collapsed building in Kenya

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:32am

A nearly 6-month-old girl was rescued Tuesday from the rubble of a building that collapsed last week, raising hopes for more survivors in the disaster that has left 23 people dead and 93 others missing.

UN experts: Human rights in Flint may have been violated

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:20am

Residents of Flint, Michigan, may have had their human rights violated because of a lack of regular access to safe drinking water over the past two years, U.N. experts said Tuesday.

Italian navy to resume recovery of boat full of migrant dead

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:10am

Improved sea conditions are permitting the Italian navy to resume a complex operation to recover a sunken fishing boat with the bodies of hundreds of migrants inside.