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India vows swift justice after African student killed

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 7:50pm

India promised swift punishment after a student from Congo was fatally attacked last week in New Delhi, following a demand by several African missions that the government take steps to ensure the safety of Africans living in India.

UN: Food aid reaches 41.9 percent of those besieged in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 6:40pm

Food aid has reached nearly half the civilians trapped in besieged areas of Syria, but much more remains to be done to help the 13.5 million in need across the war-torn nation, according to a United Nations report issued Wednesday.

Recordings put pressure on allies of Brazil's acting leader

Mauricio Savarese and Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 5:30pm

Secretly recorded conversations hit two more key allies of Brazil's acting president Wednesday, leaving the country wondering if there are more taps that could affect the interim government after only 13 days in office.

UN envoy says radically more must be done for Mideast peace

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 5:20pm

Palestinians in Gaza are growing ever more desperate and unless "radically more" is done to address the situation, it is only a matter of time before there is another escalation of violence, the U.N.'s top Mideast envoy told the Security Council on Wednesday.

UN lifts last sanctions on Liberia in sign of support

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 5:01pm

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to lift the last remaining sanctions on Liberia in a sign of support for the government's progress toward peace after two civil wars.

UN health agency gets OK for revamp of emergency response

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 5:00pm

Stung by failures in its response to Ebola, the World Health Organization is revamping how it responds to emergencies to become nimbler, more reactive and more operational in "one of the most profound transformations" ever at the U.N. health agency.

Russia accuses Turkey of supplying Islamic State extremists

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 3:51pm

Russia has accused Turkey of supplying the Islamic State extremist group with components for improvised explosive devices.

UK looks into Italian claims that WWII sub has been found

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:51pm

Britain's Royal Navy says it's looking into claims by an Italian diver that he located the long-lost wreck of the HMS P311 submarine, which was downed off Sardinia during World War II.

UN chief calls for restraint amid Congo political tension

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:21pm

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on politicians in the Congo to place the interests of their country ahead of their own, amid reports of rising political tension in the African nation.

Hamas planning to execute 13 convicted murderers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:11pm

Gaza's Islamic militant Hamas rulers said Wednesday they intend to execute residents convicted of murder even without the needed approval of the Palestinian president.

Belgium questions 4 IS suspects who may have planned attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:01pm

Belgian prosecutors said Wednesday they have questioned four suspected Islamic State group recruiters, who may have planned new attacks in the country.

Judge finds man not find criminally responsible in killing 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:52pm

A Canadian man was found not criminally responsible Wednesday for killing five people in a 2014 stabbing rampage.

Freed Ukrainian pilot gets hero's welcome on return to Kiev

Efrem Lukatsky, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:41pm

During the nearly two years that she was imprisoned in Russia, Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko became a national hero in absentia, lauded for her flinty defiance. On Wednesday she made a celebrated return to the country still embroiled in a fight against Moscow-backed separatists.

Zimbabwe: Thousands march for Mugabe

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:30pm

Thousands gathered in Zimbabwe on Wednesday to support President Robert Mugabe, with speakers calling for him to rule for life.

Obama, Abe heed politics of contrition on Hiroshima visit

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:50pm

Laying bare the complex politics of reconciliation and contrition, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday rejected the idea of visiting Pearl Harbor to reciprocate for President Barack Obama's historic trip to Hiroshima later this week. Obama, for his part, said he would use his time in Hiroshima to honor all those killed in World War II and to push for a world without nuclear weapons.

Cyprus: UN shares blame in kerfuffle that paused peace talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:40pm

Cyprus says the United Nations mishandled a diplomatic kerfuffle involving the leader of the ethnically divided island's breakaway Turkish Cypriots that led to ongoing reunification talks being temporarily put on hold.

Belgian authorities detain 4 suspected IS recruiters, say they may have planned new attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:30pm

Belgian authorities detain 4 suspected IS recruiters, say they may have planned new attacks.

Turkish official: Kurdish rebel car bombing kills 3

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:30pm

A Turkish official says a car bombing by Kurdish rebels against a gendarmerie station near the Syrian border has killed three people.

The Latest: US diplomat overjoyed at Ukraine pilot's release

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:01pm

The Latest on Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko (all times local):