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Strong earthquake shakes Indonesia's Sulawesi island

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:43am

A strong, shallow earthquake rocked Indonesia's central Sulawesi province Monday evening. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties, and no tsunami warning.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:41am

President Donald Trump is expressing his nation's "boundless and undying" gratitude to Americans who have fallen in battle and to the families they left behind. Trump hailed heroes in Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery. Among those he singled out: the family of his homeland security secretary, John Kelly. Kelly lost a son in Iraq, another son is preparing for his fifth deployment and his won-in-law is a wounded warrior.

South African ruling party backs scandal-tainted president

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:32am

A leader of South Africa's ruling party says calls for the resignation of scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma benefit opposition efforts to dislodge the party that has led the country since the end of white minority rule in 1994.

Police, air ambulance called as English zoo is evacuated

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:20am

Visitors at an English zoo have been evacuated after police and an air ambulance were called to deal with an incident.

Strong winds, thunderstorms hit Moscow, killing 11 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:16am

Thunderstorms and strong winds buffeted Moscow and its surrounding areas on Monday, killing 11 people and injuring dozens, Russian officials said.

The Latest: Macron attacks Russian media outlets

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:10am

The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to France (all times local):

Merkel warns against "simple answers" after Trump meetings

David Rising and Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:05am

Chancellor Angela Merkel cautioned Monday against seeking "simple answers" to complex global issues, a day after suggesting that Europe's relationship with the U.S. had shifted significantly following NATO and G-7 meetings with President Donald Trump that produced disappointing results.

In Syria, more airstrikes hit IS de facto capital of Raqqa

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:38am

More airstrikes and artillery shelling on Monday hit the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State group, as U.S.-backed fighters pushed closer to the extremists' stronghold, activists said.

South Africa's 'lion whisperer' gets up close with big cats

Renee Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:38am

The male lion brushes through the tall grass and strides into a clearing in a South African wildlife sanctuary. A man beckons the big cat with purring sounds. The lion, Bayetsi, responds with a gentle growl and caresses Kevin Richardson, popularly known as the "lion whisperer," with its mane.

Putin rejects allegations of Russian interference with France's presidential campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:38am

Putin rejects allegations of Russian interference with France's presidential campaign.

Serbia adopts Remembrance Day for domestic violence victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:24am

Serbia has introduced a Remembrance Day for women killed by their husbands or partners as part of efforts to curb domestic violence in the conservative Balkan country.

French leader Macron says he will be "constantly vigilant" about LGBT rights in Russia's Chechnya region

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:20am

French leader Macron says he will be "constantly vigilant" about LGBT rights in Russia's Chechnya region.

Macron, after talks with Putin, says any use of chemical weapons in Syria will lead to "reprisals" from France

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:20am

Macron, after talks with Putin, says any use of chemical weapons in Syria will lead to "reprisals" from France.

Strong, shallow earthquake shakes Sulawesi in Indonesia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 9:05am

Strong, shallow earthquake shakes Sulawesi in Indonesia.

Iraq paramilitaries reach Iraq's border with Syria

Sinan Salaheddin and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:53am

Iraq's mostly Iran-backed Shiite paramilitary forces reached the border with Syria on Monday after securing a string of small villages west of Mosul, according to a spokesman for the group.

UN pulls backing for Palestinian women's center over naming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:40am

The U.N. says it has stopped supporting a Palestinian community center in the West Bank that was named for a woman who participated in a deadly 1978 attack in Israel.

Gunmen kill district governor, son in eastern Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:40am

Gunmen have killed a district governor and his son in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province.

Nepal celebrates anniversary of Mount Everest conquest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:14am

Nepal's mountaineering community celebrated the first conquest of Mount Everest 64 years ago on Monday, as well as this year's climbing season, during which hundreds scaled the world's highest peak.

Philippine authorities seize 605 kilos of meth from China

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 7:42am

Philippine authorities said Monday that they have seized 605 kilograms (1,334 pounds) of high-grade methamphetamine shipped from China following a tip from the Chinese government.