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Malta rescues 216 migrants from 2 boats in Mediterranean Sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 3:30am

Maltese authorities say they have rescued 216 migrants aboard two dinghies in distress in the Mediterranean Sea near Malta.

Ramaphosa takes oath as South Africa's president

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 3:29am

Cyril Ramaphosa has been sworn in for a five-year term as South Africa's president.

Police hunt suspect after explosion in French city of Lyon

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 3:24am

French police are hunting a suspect following an explosion that wounded 13 people in a busy pedestrian street Friday in the city of Lyon.

German official cautions on wearing Jewish skullcaps

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 2:56am

The German government's top official against anti-Semitism says he wouldn't advise Jews to wear skullcaps in parts of the country.

The Latest: Slovak far-right could reach European Parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 2:16am

The Latest on the European Parliament elections taking place Saturday (all times local):

Trump arrives in Japan on state visit, will be first world leader to meet new Emperor Naruhito

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 2:03am

Trump arrives in Japan on state visit, will be first world leader to meet new Emperor Naruhito.

The Latest: Trump's sumo trophy will stand nearly 5 feet

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 2:02am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan (all times local):

Heavy flooding in Afghanistan kills 24 people in 2 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 1:18am

Heavy flooding in Afghanistan killed at least 24 people and injured 11 others in the past 48 hours as a new wave of heavy rains swept parts of the country, Afghan officials said Saturday.

Pakistan arrests 6 for collecting funds for militant groups

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 12:53am

Pakistani police say six people have been arrested for allegedly collecting funds for two outlawed militant organizations.

AP Explains: What lies ahead for UK after May's resignation

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 12:42am

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she will step down as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7, starting a process that will lead to a Conservative Party leadership contest and a new British prime minister who will lead the government during the Brexit process. Here are answers to some questions about what this means.

4 countries vote in high-stakes European Parliament election

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 12:20am

Voters in Slovakia, Malta, Latvia and the Czech Republic are casting ballots Saturday in European Parliament elections.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:41pm

President Donald Trump is needling Japan over the U.S.-Japan trade imbalance as he kicks off a state visit to the country. Trump is speaking at a reception with Japanese and American business leaders at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Tokyo after arriving in the country. He says the U.S. and Japan "are hard at work" negotiating a bilateral trade agreement, but is pointing to the gap.

Bolton says N. Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 8:39pm

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Saturday called a series of short-range missile tests by North Korea earlier this month a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and said sanctions must be kept in place.

Taiwan changing name of de-facto embassy in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 8:17pm

Taiwan said Saturday it is changing the name of its de-facto embassy in the U.S. amid the strongest relations between the sides in decades.

Mexican Navy helicopter with 5 aboard crashes near fires

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 7:14pm

A Mexican Navy helicopter with five crew members aboard crashed Friday in a mountainous area while carrying water to help fight forest fires.

Argentines want justice after police car chase leaves 4 dead

Debora Rey, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 5:42pm

Argentines protested police brutality Friday after officers fired shots that led to the deaths of three teenagers and a young man in a car chase.

Malawi peacekeeper awarded UN medal for bravery posthumously

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 4:58pm

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres awarded the United Nations' highest medal for bravery on Friday to a peacekeeper from Malawi who saved a wounded comrade in the Ebola-stricken region of eastern Congo and was then killed by rebel fire.

Official: 29 inmates killed in Venezuelan jail riot

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:39pm

A showdown between armed inmates and guards in an overcrowded cellblock of a Venezuelan jail Friday left at least 29 prisoners dead, an official said.

Islamists in Sudan rally in support of Islamic rule

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:23pm

Thousands of Islamists in Sudan long allied with ousted president Omar al-Bashir's regime are rallying to support military-backed Islamic rule in the face of alleged attempts by protesters to abolish it.