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American charged with 4 murders on trial in Czech Republic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 3:20am

An American man charged with murder over the killing of four of his relatives has gone on trial in the Czech Republic.

4 Bangladeshi men convicted of terror financing in Singapore

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 3:10am

Four Bangladeshi workers held on suspicion of planning attacks linked to the Islamic State group in their own country were convicted of financing terrorism by a court in Singapore on Tuesday.

Activists say at least 23 died in overnight Syria airstrikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 3:10am

Syrian activists have raised the death toll from the late night airstrikes on the northwestern city of Idlib, saying at least 23 people were killed.

Iraqi forces in Fallujah repel IS attack in city's south

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:40am

Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah repelled a four-hour attack by the Islamic State group in the city's south on Tuesday, a day after first moving into the southern edges of the militant-held city with the help of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes.

Iran parliament confirms election of speaker for 1 year term

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:30am

Iran's parliament on Tuesday confirmed the re-election of its long-serving parliament speaker for another year.

Thai school reopens after dormitory fire killed 17 girls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:20am

A school in northern Thailand where 17 girls were killed in a dormitory fire last week has reopened, but only about a third of the students returned because some families remain wary of safety, a volunteer at the school said Tuesday.

Freed pilot Savchenko sworn in as Ukrainian lawmaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:20am

Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who spent two years in Russian custody before she was released last week, was sworn in as a lawmaker in the national parliament on Tuesday.

Amnesty says 1.2 million Afghans internally displaced by war

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 2:20am

Amnesty International said Tuesday that more than 1.2 million Afghans have been forced to flee their homes due to violence in the past three years and urged the Kabul government and the international community to tackle the country's growing crisis of refugees internally displaced by war.

Wanted Taiwanese fugitive dies in car accident in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:50am

A former tycoon wanted on allegations of embezzlement and fraud in Taiwan has died in a car accident in California, the island's foreign ministry confirmed on Tuesday. He had been hiding for years in the United States.

New Zealand political parties team up ahead of 2017 election

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 12:20am

New Zealand's second- and third-largest political parties announced Tuesday that they are teaming up to try and stop the dominant National Party from winning a fourth straight election.

After decades, 32 Australians' remains return from Malaysia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 10:50pm

The bodies of 32 Australian service personnel and their dependents, many of them killed during the Vietnam War, were handed over by Malaysian soldiers to their Australian counterparts Tuesday. Australian officials say it's among the biggest single repatriations in the nation's history.

Elite Iraqi forces push into Fallujah, expect fierce battle

Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 10:33pm

Elite Iraqi special forces began their push Monday into Fallujah, expecting to encounter the stiffest resistance yet in the campaign to free territory from the Islamic State group.

South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed

Foster Klug and Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 10:01pm

A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, according to South Korea's military, the latest in a string of high-profile failures that somewhat tempers recent worries that Pyongyang was pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland.

Police raid drug-infested 'Bronx' in Colombia's capital

Libardo Cardona, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 9:40pm

The streets of Colombia's largest open-air drug market look like a war zone following a police sweep through one of Bogota's most dangerous neighborhoods.

Guatemala gets new attorney general after resignation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 7:50pm

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has named a new attorney general after the previous chief prosecutor resigned due to threats.

Premier says return to Fort McMurray delayed for some

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 7:10pm

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says concerns about environmental contamination will delay the return of up to 2,000 evacuees hoping to move back to their homes in fire-damaged Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray until as late as September.

Air strikes pummel rebel-held city of Idlib

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 7:00pm

A wave of air strikes on a rebel-held stronghold in northwest Syria Monday night caused mass casualties and sparked fresh clashes. The flare up in violence came a day after the opposition's chief negotiator resigned in frustration over the stalled Geneva peace talks with the government of Bashar Assad.

South Korea military says North Korea missile launch likely fails, latest in string of high-profile failures

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 6:40pm

South Korea military says North Korea missile launch likely fails, latest in string of high-profile failures.

A Haiti commission is recommending throwing out the disputed results of last year's first-round presidential election and holdin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 6:01pm

A Haiti commission is recommending throwing out the disputed results of last year's first-round presidential election and holding a new vote.