Nicole Winfield, Associated Press | Posted May 26th - 1:21pm
More than 4,000 would-be refugees were rescued at sea Thursday in one of the busiest days of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, and at least 20 died trying to reach Europe as Libyan-based smugglers took advantage of calmer seas to send desperate migrants north.
Manuel By By Cruz, Associated Press | Posted May 26th - 1:00pm
A group of indigenous Mexicans kidnapped two lawmakers in the southern state of Chiapas, held them overnight and finally freed them unharmed Thursday after the state congress agreed to replace the mayor of their town.
Angela Charlton and Raphael Satter, Associated Press | Posted May 26th - 12:31pm
Volley after volley of tear gas poisoned the Paris air Thursday, as authorities struggled against nationwide strikes and a groundswell of public anger at a high-stakes government attempt to change the way France views work.
Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press | Posted May 26th - 8:40am
Armed security forces raided the headquarters of Cambodia's main opposition party and surrounded the car of its No. 2 leader Thursday in an apparent attempt to apprehend him, but left empty-handed after not finding him in either place, witnesses and officials said.
Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press | Posted May 26th - 8:30am
Britain gained 333,000 people through immigration in 2015 — a near-historic high that is fanning the debate about newcomers ahead of a vote next month on whether the country should remain in the European Union.
Spanish police say they seized 74 illegally hunted African elephant tusks worth an estimated 200,000 euros ($222,000) and arrested a man who was trying to legalize possession of them so they could be sold.
Munir Ahmed, Associated Press | Posted May 26th - 8:21am
Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was traveling under a false name with fake Pakistani identity documents when he was killed by a U.S. drone strike last week, the foreign affairs adviser to Pakistan's prime minister said Thursday.
Nancy Benac, Associated Press | Posted May 26th - 8:19am
President Barack Obama said Thursday that foreign leaders are "rattled" by Donald Trump and have good reason to feel that way, as he accused the presumptive Republican presidential nominee of ignorance about world affairs.