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Israel: Mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners ends

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:11am

Hundreds of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners ended their 40-day fast on Saturday after reaching a compromise for better conditions, Israel's prison service said.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:41pm

President Donald Trump will return to Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, but his White House still sits under a cloud of scandal. Trump will spend Saturday at the second day of the G-7 summit in Sicily, bringing to an end a nine-day trip that started in Saudi Arabia and Israel before moving on to Europe. In Washington, though, a newly appointed special counsel is just beginning his investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

AP Investigation: 5 things to know about UN sex abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:21pm

The key findings on AP's investigation into the U.N.'s sexual abuse and exploitation controversy:

UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

Katy Daigle and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:12pm

The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother's home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a Haitian teenager by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper.

UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

Katy Daigle and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:12pm

When a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomized by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, the government here dispatched a high-ranking general suspected of war crimes to lead the investigation.

Sri Lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:10pm

Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides on Saturday rose to 100 with 99 others missing.

Philippines forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:51pm

Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers fought to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, witnesses said. Civilians waved flags from their windows to show they are not combatants.

Indian army: 4 suspected rebels killed in disputed Kashmir

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:22pm

Indian soldiers killed six suspected rebels Saturday along the highly militarized de-facto border that divides the disputed region of Kashmir between India and Pakistan, the army said.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:41pm

The Washington Post reports that Russia's ambassador to the U.S. has told his superiors that he and Jared Kushner discussed setting up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin in December. Kushner is Donald Trump's son-in-law and a trusted adviser to the president. The newspaper says Ambassador Sergei Kislyak told his superiors that Kushner proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities for their discussions, apparently to make them difficult to monitor.

Sounds of silence? Trump's body language speaks volumes

Nancy Benac and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:23pm

The alpha-male handshake. The deadpan reaction from NATO leaders. The presidential push to the front of the pack.

UN envoy says electricity cuts endanger lives in Gaza

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:53pm

The U.N.'s Mideast envoy warned on Friday that Palestinians in the Gaza Strip will face a "humanitarian crisis" if their already meager electricity supply is cut further as a result of political infighting.

Panama cuts stays for Colombians, Venezuelans, Nicaraguans

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:50pm

Panama says it's halving the maximum time for tourism visits by people from Colombia, Venezuela and Nicaragua to 90 days.

Indictment: Mexican official stashed $50 million in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:30pm

A U.S. indictment alleges a former Mexican official stashed $50 million in illicit funds in U.S. properties and bank accounts.

4 cab drivers killed in Mexican tourist destination

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:47pm

Drug violence may be behind the killing of four taxi drivers in the picturesque central Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende, a popular tourism destination that is home to thousands of American retirees, authorities say.

The Latest: Head of world track attends Manchester event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:40pm

The Latest on the concert bombing in England (all times local):

Allies of Brazil's president looking to future amid scandal

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:38pm

Key leaders in the governing coalition of embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer are now speculating about who might replace him if he is forced from office by a corruption scandal — frank talk that underscores his fragile grasp on power.

UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

Katy Daigle and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:38pm

When a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomized by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, the government here dispatched a high-ranking general suspected of war crimes to lead the investigation.

UK Labour leader links terror to wars as campaign resumes

Gregory Katz and Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:29pm

Four days after a suicide bombing plunged Britain into mourning, political campaigning for a general election in two weeks resumed Friday with the main opposition leader linking acts of terrorism at home to foreign wars like the one in Libya.

Health Ministry: 28 killed in Libya militia fighting

Rami Musa, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:08pm

The spokesman for the Libyan health ministry says a total of 28 people have been killed and over 130 wounded in intense fighting between militias in the capital, Tripoli.