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Iran parliament confirms election of speaker for 1 year term

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:20am

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

Wanted Taiwanese fugitive dies in car accident in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:10am

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.

Thai school reopens after dormitory fire killed 17 girls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 12:50am

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

17 reportedly killed in India army ammunitions depot fire

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 12:50am

A fire broke out at a major ammunitions depot in western India early Tuesday, causing fatalities, officials said. Local news reports said at least 17 army personnel were killed in the blaze.

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.

Amnesty says 1.2 million Afghans internally displaced by war

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 12:00am

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.

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.

Argentina's Macri to repatriate $1.3 million from Bahamas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 4:40pm

President Mauricio Macri said Monday that he will repatriate $1.3 million in savings from the Bahamas and use the money to buy Argentine treasury bonds because he is confident the struggling economy will recover and thrive.

NATO summit to raise military presence in Poland, region

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 2:10pm

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday that an upcoming "landmark summit" will enhance the alliance's defensive and deterrent presence in Poland and in the region, but decisions as to the number still haven't been finalized.

Yemen rebels launch missile into Saudi Arabia

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 2:01pm

Yemen's Houthi rebels have launched a missile over the border into Saudi Arabia for the first time in weeks in the latest violation of a shaky truce between the insurgents and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government.

Saudi human rights activist sentenced to 8 years in prison

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 2:00pm

A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced a member of an independent human rights organization to eight years in prison in the latest guilty verdict to be issued against the group's members, rights group Amnesty International said.