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Spain police nab 7 suspects of large Francis Bacon art heist

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 4:50am

Spanish police say they have arrested seven people suspected of involvement in stealing five paintings by the Irish-born painter Francis Bacon worth 25 million euros ($27.8 million).

IS militants fight rebels in north Syria strongholds

Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 4:30am

Islamic State militants entered a Syrian opposition stronghold in the country's north on Saturday, clashing with rebels on the edges of the town as the extremist group built on its most significant advance near the Turkish border in two years, Syrian opposition groups and IS media said.

Ex-NATO chief, PM named as adviser to Ukraine' president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 3:50am

A former NATO Secretary-General and Danish prime minister has been named an adviser to Ukraine's president.

Turkey says 104 IS militants killed in air and land strikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 2:20am

Turkey's state-run news agency says U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and Turkish artillery fire against the Islamic State group in Syria have killed 104 militants.

US military restricts troops after murder in Okinawa

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The U.S. military in Japan is restricting celebrations and off-base alcohol consumption in Okinawa after the arrest of a former Marine suspected of killing a woman on the southern Japanese island.

Gulf Air says Manila-Manama flight hits severe turbulence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 6:20pm

Bahrain's state carrier Gulf Air says severe turbulence on a flight from Manila to Manama caused some crew and passengers to suffer minor injuries.

Brazil police identify 4 of 30-plus men wanted in gang rape

Renata Brito and Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 6:01pm

Police said Friday that they have identified and are searching for four of the more than 30 men suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, a case that has rocked Latin America's largest nation and highlighted its endemic problem of violence against women.

Argentine court sentences ex-dictator for Operation Condor

Debora Rey and Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 5:50pm

Argentina's last dictator and 14 other former military officials were sentenced Friday to prison for human rights crimes committed during the Operation Condor conspiracy to hunt down dissidents across South America and beyond.

Man with reported ties to Montreal Mafia gunned down

Sean Farrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 5:12pm

A man with high-level ties to organized crime in Montreal was shot dead north of the city, Quebec provincial police said Friday.

UN: Syria impedes humanitarian aid to besieged

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 3:50pm

Deliberate interference, most notably by the Syrian government, continues to hinder the delivery of humanitarian aid to the more than half million people trapped in besieged areas by the country's nearly four-year-old civil war, a top United Nations Official said Friday.

Italy navy: 135 saved, 45 bodies retrieved from migrant boat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 3:30pm

The Italian navy says it has saved 135 migrants from a sinking boat and recovered 45 bodies in the Mediterranean.

Argentina court sentences former junta leader Reynaldo Bignone to 20 years in prison for Operation Condor crimes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:40pm

Argentina court sentences former junta leader Reynaldo Bignone to 20 years in prison for Operation Condor crimes.

Savchenko: I could run for president if Ukrainians want it

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:01pm

Nadiya Savchenko, a pilot who returned to a hero's welcome in Ukraine after two years in Russian custody, declared Friday she would run for president if that's what Ukrainians wanted.

Israeli ex-officers issue peace plan, condemn gov't inaction

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:01pm

A group of more than 200 Israeli military and intelligence officers criticized the government for a lack of action in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Friday and issued a detailed plan they say can end the impasse.

Iraqi troops advance on IS-held Fallujah

Ali Abdul-Hassan, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 12:50pm

Iraqi troops pushed toward Fallujah from the south Friday, aiming to completely surround the militant-held city, Iraq's elite counterterrrorism forces said.

Migrant shipwreck survivor says he was under hull, pal died

Gennaro MacEli, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 12:50pm

A Sudanese man who survived the capsizing of a heavily overcrowded smugglers boat off Libya recounted Friday how the vessel tipped over when fellow migrants heard the voice of approaching rescuers and rushed above deck, leaving hundreds of people foundering in the Mediterranean.

Pakistani premier to undergo open heart surgery in London

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 12:10pm

A spokesman says Pakistan's prime minister is due to undergo open heart surgery in London next week.

Report: Rockets fired from Syria hit Turkey, 5 wounded

Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 11:51am

Turkey's state-run news agency says rockets fired from Syria have struck southern Turkey wounding five people.

The Latest: HRW: 165,000 Syrians trapped at Turkish border

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 11:41am

The Latest on the fighting in Syria (all times local):