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Race for UN health agency chief down to 2 candidates

Jamey Keaten and Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:20am

The race to lead the World Health Organization was down to two candidates Tuesday after Pakistan's Dr. Sania Nishtar was eliminated in a first round of voting.

The Latest: Pakistani doctor eliminated in WHO leader vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:20am

The Latest on the World Health Organization's new chief (all times local):

2 men in Indonesia caned dozens of times for gay sex

Heri Juanda, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:12am

Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province were publicly caned dozens of times Tuesday for consensual gay sex, a punishment that intensifies an anti-gay backlash in the world's most populous Muslim country and which rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture."

Philippine troops battle IS-linked gunmen in southern city

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:12am

Philippine troops battled heavily armed militants allied with the Islamic State group on Tuesday in an effort to capture a top extremist suspect in a southern city where the gunmen burned houses to sow confusion during the fighting.

Explosions strike Syria's Damascus and Homs, 4 killed

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:12am

An explosion claimed by the Islamic State group in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday killed at least four people and wounded more than two dozen, Syria's state media and the militant group reported.

Britain's queen, royals hold a moment of silence for Manchester attack victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:10am

Britain's queen, royals hold a moment of silence for Manchester attack victims.

Parched Cape Town imposes water restrictions due to drought

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:07am

South Africa's city of Cape Town is urging residents to severely restrict water use because of the area's worst drought in more than a century.

Congo opens probe into ex-minister's role in Kasai violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:00am

Authorities in Congo have opened an investigation into whether a former government minister may have played a role in inciting violence in the turbulent Kasai provinces.

Manchester bombing victim, 8, was "a beautiful little girl"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:50am

The names of the 22 victims killed by a suicide bomber at a Manchester concert on Monday night have not been officially released, but here what's known about them so far:

Poland school honors 87 Jewish girls expelled under Nazis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:49am

A school in Poland is unveiling a plaque commemorating 87 Jewish girls who were expelled in 1939 during the Nazi occupation of the country.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:49am

British police say they have raided two residential areas in Manchester and carried out a controlled explosion at one of them as part of an investigation into Monday's suicide bombing attack at a concert in the city. At one of the scenes, where armed police raided an apartment Tuesday, heavily armed and helmeted police were guarding what neighbor Asghar Ali said was a "very, very quiet" area.

Macedonian court convicts 9 over parliament invasion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:49am

A Macedonian court has convicted nine people of participating in a mob invasion of parliament last month that left more than 100 people injured.

UK blast: Blood, horror as bomber strikes young crowd

Jill Lawless, Rob Harris and John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:30am

For the young crowd of music fans, the Ariana Grande concert was supposed to be a night of high-energy candy pop. But the fun on a school night quickly turned into sheer terror.

Trump pushes for Mideast peace, but avoids thorny details

Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:12am

President Donald Trump on Tuesday pushed for elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians, calling on both sides to put aside the "pain and disagreements of the past."

Czech president pardons convicted contract murderer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:40am

Czech President Milos Zeman has used his power to pardon a man convicted of a double contract murder.

Roger Moore's family says former James Bond star has died after a short battle with cancer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:36am

Roger Moore's family says former James Bond star has died after a short battle with cancer.

The Latest: Trump departs Israel. Next stop: Rome

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:28am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):

Vietnam, Indonesia vessels clash in South China Sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:17am

Indonesia says several Vietnamese fishing vessels escaped its waters following a show of force by Vietnam's coast guard in the South China Sea.

Germany nabs Taliban suspect accused of killing policeman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:17am

German authorities have arrested an Afghan man accused of being a member of the Taliban and participating in the killing of an Afghan police officer.