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Nigeria's Biafra separatist backers mark 50 years after war

Lekan Oyekanmi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:45am

Members of Nigeria's Biafran separatist movement on Tuesday marked 50 years after civil war saw more than one million people die trying to create a state for the Igbo people.

Germany detains Syrian teen allegedly planning Berlin attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:45am

German authorities detained a 17-year-old Syrian outside Berlin on Tuesday on suspicion that he was planning a suicide attack in the German capital, officials said.

Cyprus president rebukes UN envoy for gas search comment

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:45am

The president of Cyprus on Tuesday rebuked a United Nations envoy for speaking of a possible crisis over the ethnically divided country's search for offshore oil and gas, calling the remark "unacceptable" and a "threat" amid faltering reunification talks.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:45am

A top White House communications staffer has resigned as President Donald Trump considers a major staff overhaul. The departure of Michael Dubke, Trump's communications director, comes as aides say Trump has grown increasingly frustrated by allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and revelations of possible ties between his campaign and Moscow. Dubke's last day has not been determined.

Romanian air traffic controllers stage 4-hour strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:14am

Romanian air traffic controllers staged a four-hour strike on Tuesday to demand better working conditions, leading to some cancellations and delays.

Nighttime, early morning bombings in Baghdad kill 31

Murtada Faraj, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:14am

A massive bombing by the Islamic State group outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad and a rush hour car bomb in another downtown area killed at least 31 people on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said.

Thai police arrest British journalist for possessing armor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:14am

Thai police arrested a British journalist at a Bangkok airport on Tuesday and charged him with arms possession for attempting to carry protective gear onto a flight to war-torn Iraq.

Macedonia lawmakers set to back new government

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

Lawmakers in Macedonia have begun a debate to confirm cabinet posts in a future center-left government and end a six-month political stalemate.

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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

Juan Zamorano and Kathia Martinez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:09am

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted by an American invasion in 1989, died late Monday at age 83.

German governor is ill, prompting change to Merkel's Cabinet

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:04am

A popular German state governor announced Tuesday that he is stepping down after being diagnosed with cancer, prompting a change to Chancellor Angela Merkel's federal Cabinet less than four months before a national election.

Gentiloni backs Merkel: Europe must forge its own future

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 7:00am

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni says he shares German Chancellor Angela Merkel's sentiment that Europeans must take their future into their own hands.

South Indian court orders 4 week stay on cow slaughter rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:54am

A court in southern India on Tuesday ordered a four-week stay on the federal government's decision to ban the sale of cows and buffaloes for slaughter.

Tens of thousands still marooned in Sri Lanka floods

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:54am

Tens of thousands of people marooned by severe flooding and mudslides in Sri Lanka remained in relief camps Tuesday, as aid teams bolstered by Indian navy divers and doctors pushed forward with rescue efforts.

Burundi youth militia compares opposition to lice in video

Ignatius Ssuuna, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:54am

Burundi human rights activists expressed outrage Tuesday over an online video that shows pro-government youth militia members teaching young students songs comparing the opposition to lice.

South Africa strips citizenship from activist's killer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:54am

South Africa has renounced the citizenship of the man who killed anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani in 1993.

Bangladesh storm kills 3, destroys thousands of homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:44am

A tropical storm lashed southern Bangladesh on Tuesday, killing at least three people and destroying thousands of poorly built homes in some remote islands in the Bay of Bengal, officials said.

Japan urges China to do more to pressure North Korea

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:44am

Japan on Tuesday urged China to exert greater pressure on North Korea to stop its nuclear and missile development, saying Beijing's role in getting Pyongyang to abandon those efforts was "crucially important."

UN farm agency: South Sudan can avoid famine with help

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:44am

The U.N.'s food and agriculture agency says South Sudan could avoid a new famine next year if farmers receive more food, seeds and livestock this rainy season.

Egypt removes local security chief after Christians attacked

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 6:32am

Egypt removed the security chief of a province south of Cairo where Islamic State militants last week killed 29 Christians traveling to a remote monastery in the desert, an acknowledgment of the lapses by authorities in dealing with the attack.