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Debate rages in India on IVF for women over 50

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:50am

To see Manjeet Kaur around her little daughter is to see joy at its purest.

The Latest: Trump omits defense pact in NATO speech

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:50am

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

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:41am

President Donald Trump made no explicit mention of NATO's mutual defense pact on Thursday even as he spoke at a ceremony unveiling a memorial dedicated to it. Trump has so far refused to personally commit to abiding by Article 5, which commits allies to defend any of the 28 members that come under attack. But Press Secretary Sean Spicer says, "It goes without saying" that Trump's presence at the event underscores the White House's "commitments and treaty obligations."

Gaza's Hamas rulers put to death 3 accused of killing member

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:40am

Hamas said Thursday it put to death three men it had accused of killing a senior member of the militant Islamic group that rules Gaza in March.

Officials doubt reported discovery of 4 bodies on Everest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:40am

Nepalese officials cast doubt Thursday on the reported discovery of four bodies at the highest camp on Mount Everest, saying no climbers have been reported missing.

NATO leaders meet under intense Trump pressure on spending

Lorne Cook and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:40am

Meeting fellow NATO leaders for the first time, U.S. President Donald Trump aggressively challenged them Thursday to spend more on their own defense, putting the alliance under exceptional pressure to become tougher, sharper and newly relevant.

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Trump vows to crackdown on leaks, chastises NATO

Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:40am

President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to crack down on leaks that prompted Manchester police to withhold information from the United States about the investigation into this week's bombing. He also chastised NATO leaders for not paying their fair share to protect the long-standing alliance.

British social media celebrity among dead from concert blast

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:40am

It was not just family and friends mourning Martyn Hett this week. Even Mariah Carey was shocked by his death in the Ariana Grande concert bombing.

Victims of the bombing: Parents, children, policewoman

Sylvia Hui and Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:08am

The bombing at a Manchester concert on Monday night claimed the lives of 22 people, many of them teenagers and their parents. They left behind many fond memories for their friends and family.

The Latest: Merkel says German defense spending on track

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:50am

The Latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local):

Brazil president revokes order deploying troops in capital

Eraldo Peres and Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:48am

Brazil's president on Thursday cancelled an order to deploy the military to the streets of the capital after criticism that the move was excessive and merely an effort to hold onto power amid increasing calls for his resignation.

Cyprus leaders still 'far apart' on peace summit: UN envoy

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:47am

The rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus are still "far apart" on holding a final peace summit next month that would aim for an overall deal reunifying the island as a federation, a United Nations envoy said Thursday.

Mexican journalists caught in crossfire of rival cartels

Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:47am

Just as each batch of the weekly newspapers was dropped off at newsstands around Culiacan, men quickly bought them up as they followed the delivery trucks along their routes.

Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:47am

U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France's new president, Emmanuel Macron.

Hungary sees no reason to change law affecting Soros school

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:30am

Hungary's government said Thursday it sees no reason to alter the recently amended education law which could force a university founded by billionaire George Soros to leave the country.

The Latest: Brazil president withdraws troops after clashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:20am

The Latest on Brazil's political crisis (all times local):

4 Kosovars arrested for plotting terror acts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:50am

Kosovo police say they have arrested four ethnic Albanians suspected of preparing terror acts.

The Latest: Romanian police detain 7 migrants near Hungary

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:30am

The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local):

Red Cross says it's stepped up aid across Syrian front lines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:55am

Aid deliveries across front lines in war-torn Syria have significantly stepped up, compared to earlier years of the now 6-year-old conflict, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said in a statement Thursday.