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Hard-line cleric becomes speaker of Assembly of Expert

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 1:50am

A hard-line Iranian cleric has become the speaker of the Assembly of Experts, a clerical body that is mainly tasked with selecting the country's supreme leader.

Obama pushes for better rights in Vietnam after arms deal

Foster Klug and Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 1:50am

President Barack Obama on Tuesday pressed Vietnam to allow greater freedoms for its citizens, arguing that better human rights would improve the communist country's economy, stability and regional power.

Official: Roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan kills 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 1:30am

An Afghan official says at least five civilians were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in southern Kandahar province.

IS attacks undermine Iraqi state in war weary capital

Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 1:20am

Even as Iraq slowly claws back territory from the Islamic State group, faith in the government is crumbling among many, particularly the country's Shiites, angered by political disarray and the continual pounding of the capital, Baghdad, by militants' bombings.

Forensic experts urged to join Indonesian grave exhumations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 1:20am

A human rights group urged Indonesia to involve forensic experts in exhuming mass graves linked to massacres a half-century ago to ensure the preservation of crucial evidence and allow for the identification of bodies.

WHO says hospital bombing in Syrian coastal city killed 43

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 1:11am

The World Health Organization says a suicide attack at a hospital in Syria's coastal city of Jableh the previous day has killed 43 people.

Indian police say they've killed key Kashmiri rebel leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 1:10am

Police say they've killed the operations head of a major militant group in the Indian portion of Kashmir in an overnight gunbattle.

Mine kills Saudi officer along kingdom's border with Yemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:50am

State media in Saudi Arabia are reporting that a land mine has killed a border guard along the kingdom's frontier with Yemen, where it is leading a coalition battling Shiite rebels.

South Korea: Overseas North Korean restaurant workers flee

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:50am

An unspecified number of North Koreans working at a Pyongyang-run restaurant overseas have escaped their workplace and will come to South Korea, South Korean officials said Tuesday.

Reports: Emirati teen convicted for joining IS in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:30am

State media in the UAE are reporting that an Emirati teenager who joined the Islamic State group in Syria and fought there has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Greek authorities begin evacuation of Idomeni refugee camp

Costas Kantouris, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:10am

Greek authorities began an operation at dawn Tuesday to gradually evacuate the country's largest informal refugee camp of Idomeni on the Macedonian border, blocking access to the area and sending in more than 400 riot police.

Mexican journalist Lopez-Doriga to step down from newscast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 10:00pm

One of Mexico's best-known journalists says he will step down from his nightly newscast on the Televisa network in August.

Greek authorities begin operation to gradually evacuate Idomeni refugee camp on Greek-Macedonian border

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 9:30pm

Greek authorities begin operation to gradually evacuate Idomeni refugee camp on Greek-Macedonian border.

Leaders of 4 countries discuss settling Ukraine conflict

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 6:10pm

The Kremlin says that the leaders of Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine have spoken by telephone about ways to settle the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Mexican authorities exhume bodies from unmarked common grave

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 5:00pm

Mexican officials on Monday began exhuming the remains of more than 100 unidentified people buried by authorities in a common grave in the central state of Morelos, state prosecutors said.

4 climbers dead on Everest, 'mountain of extremes'

Phurba Sherpa and Madison Park, CNN  |  Posted  May 23rd - 4:14pm

Danger has long been part of the allure of climbing the world's highest peak and now the 2016 climbing season has claimed its first victims.

Angelina Jolie to teach at London School of Economics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 4:00pm

Oscar-winning actress and activist Angelina Jolie has been appointed a visiting professor at one of Britain's most prestigious universities.

Investigators search wreckage of EgyptAir plane, test DNA

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 2:20pm

A French ship joined the international effort to hunt for the black boxes and other wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804 Monday, searching for clues to what brought the plane down, as Greek and Egyptian authorities diverged on what happened to the plane during the crucial final minutes before it crashed into the Mediterranean, killing all 66 people on board.

Maldives' ex-leader says he's received asylum in Britain

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 1:30pm

The former president of the Maldives said Monday that he's been granted political asylum in Britain where he had traveled for medical treatment on leave from serving a prison sentence in his country.