Zeina Karam, Associated Press | Posted May 27th - 8:00am
Militants of the Islamic State group on Friday seized a string of villages from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border in rapid advances that forced the evacuation of a hospital and trapped tens of thousands of people amid heavy fighting, Syrian opposition activists and an international medical organization said.
Maggie Michael, Associated Press | Posted May 27th - 7:10am
The search for the EgyptAir plane which crashed last week killing all 66 people on board has narrowed to a 5-kilometer-wide area in the Mediterranean Sea, based on signals from the craft's emergency beacon, Egypt's chief investigator said.
Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press | Posted May 27th - 6:00am
A Cambodian court on Friday convicted three military commandos of beating up two opposition lawmakers outside the parliament last year, and sentenced them to one year each in prison. The legislators' lawyer called the punishment too lenient.
Talks to reunify the ethnically divided island of Cyprus appear to be back on track after its president said he's ready to pick up where things left off following a halt after a perceived attempt to diplomatically upgrade the island's breakaway Turkish Cypriot north.
Rescuers in Thailand searched Friday for a British man who was still missing after a speedboat packed with tourists capsized near the popular resort island of Koh Samui, leaving three women dead, officials said.
Ashwini Bhatia, Associated Press | Posted May 27th - 5:10am
Lobsang Sangay was sworn in for his second term as prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile Friday and said he will make maximum efforts to achieve regional autonomy for Tibet during his five-year term, but will prepare a strategy for the next 50 years if it's unsuccessful.
Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press | Posted May 27th - 5:00am
Climbers on Friday found the body of one of two Indians who went missing near the top of Mount Everest, while a helicopter brought back the body of an Australian woman who died on the mountain. Worsening weather was forcing everyone to descend to safety, with the last missing climber presumed dead.
Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | Posted May 27th - 4:10am
The leaders of the Group of Seven countries expressed concern Friday over China's increasingly assertive activity in the East and South China seas, renewing their warnings against one-sided attempts to change the situation, and stressed the importance of peaceful resolutions.