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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

Juan Zamorano and Kathia Martinez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:53am

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.

South Sudan soldiers face trial for deadly hotel rampage

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:53am

South Sudanese soldiers accused of a horrific attack on foreign aid workers during the country's civil war are facing trial almost a year later, with the possibility of a death sentence.

Norwegian troops complete NATO deployment in Lithuania

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:50am

Lithuanian defense officials say the arrival of 200 troops and 60 combat vehicles from Norway has completed a multinational NATO unit of more than 1,000 soldiers in the Baltic nation neighboring Russia.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:42am

The death of former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has brought a muted response from opposition figures. Aurelio Barria, who led the Civil Crusade (Cruzada Civilista) opposition movement, says Noriega's death "ends a period that we should try not to forget so it is not repeated in Panama." Noriega died Monday at age 83.

Japan urges China to do more to pressure North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:40am

Japan has urged China to do more to influence North Korea to help pressure the country to stop its nuclear and missile development.

UN aid chief in Yemen warns of cholera rise without more aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:30am

A senior United Nations official says treatable diseases like cholera could ravage Yemen this year without an increase in aid and an end to the two-year-old civil war.

Nighttime, early morning bombings in Baghdad kill 31

Murtada Faraj, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:14am

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 - 5:02am

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.

Albania authorities stop sale of a bear cub on the internet

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:00am

Albanian environment officials say they have stopped the sale of a 3-month-old bear cub on the internet.

Myanmar soldiers accused in deaths of minority men in north

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:00am

Police in northern Myanmar say they are investigating the deaths of three ethnic Kachin men whose bodies were found in a shallow grave after locals said they were detained by government soldiers.

UK police says tiger who killed zookeeper is unharmed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 5:00am

British police say a tiger that killed a female zookeeper has not been destroyed.

Manchester Victoria rail station reopens after suicide blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 4:51am

The railway station next to Manchester Arena reopened Tuesday, more than a week after an attacker detonated a bomb in a crowd leaving a concert, killing 22 and injuring dozens.

Romanian air traffic controllers stage 4-hour strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 4:41am

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

S. Korea's new leader orders probe of US missile launchers

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 4:41am

Calling it a "very shocking" incident, South Korea's new president on Tuesday demanded an investigation into why his office wasn't told by defense officials about the arrival of several additional launchers for a contentious U.S. missile defense system meant to cope with North Korea's nuclear threat.

Merkel: US relations important, but must also look elsewhere

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 4:40am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her country's relations with the United States are of "outstanding importance" but it must also engage with other key nations going forward.

Bangladesh storm kills 3, destroys hundreds of homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 4:32am

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.

Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue doused with paint _ again

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 4:20am

Danish officials on Tuesday hosed down Copenhagen's famed Little Mermaid after the statue was found doused with red paint.

Egypt sacks local security chief after attack on Christians

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 4:10am

Egypt has fired the security chief of a province south of Cairo where Islamic State militants last week killed 29 Christians traveling to a remote desert monastery.

McCain urges Australia to stick by US despite Trump jitters

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 30th - 3:50am

U.S. Sen. John McCain urged Australia on Tuesday not to abandon its alliance with America despite jitters over President Donald Trump, saying the U.S. needs its allies more than ever to remind it of its principles.