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Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 9:59pm

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

Conservatives look set to form gov't after Australia vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 9:13pm

Prime Minister Scott Morrison looks set to form a majority government as counting of votes from Australia's election allays fears his conservative coalition may have to rule in the minority.

Famed Sherpa climber helps Nepal kids reach greater heights

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 8:47pm

Apa Sherpa has stood on top of the world more times than all but one other person. Now he wants to make sure no one feels compelled to follow in his footsteps.

11 people killed in reported gun attack at bar in Brazil

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 4:25pm

A gang of gunmen reportedly attacked a bar in the capital of Brazil's northern Pará state Sunday afternoon, and authorities said 11 people were killed.

Brazilian official confirm "massacre" in the country's north, while news media say 11 slain in attack at bar

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 4:23pm

Brazilian official confirm "massacre" in the country's north, while news media say 11 slain in attack at bar.

4 Americans, 1 Canadian die in small plane crash in Honduras

Freddy Cuevas, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 12:45pm

Four Americans and a Canadian pilot were killed when a small plane went down off the coast of Roatan island in Honduras, officials said Sunday.

Rocket attack hits near US Embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone

Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 12:42pm

A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone Sunday night, landing less than a mile from the sprawling U.S. Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said.

Convicted Russian agent Butina appeals for money

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 11:16am

A Russian gun rights activist serving a U.S. prison sentence for acting as an unregistered foreign agent has released a video asking for money to help pay her legal costs.

Eurovision scolds Madonna for Palestinian flag display

Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 10:28am

Eurovision Song Contest organizers said on Sunday they were taken aback by the display of a Palestinian flag during Madonna's guest appearance, which defied contest rules.

Pro-EU rallies draw tens of thousands before elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 9:54am

Tens of thousands of demonstrators opposed to right-wing populism and nationalism took to the streets Sunday in a number of European cities before May 23-26 elections to the European Parliament.

The Latest: Migrant boats intercepted in English Channel

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 9:27am

The Latest on migration to Europe (all times local):

Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt's Giza Pyramids, wounds 17

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 8:41am

A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Sunday near the Giza Pyramids, wounding at least 17 people including tourists, Egyptian officials said.

EU elections: Weber, in Bulgaria, vows tough migration laws

Veselin Toshkov, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 8:38am

A leading conservative candidate in next week's European Parliament elections has promised Bulgarians tight measures against illegal migration.

Bomb attack on Shiite militiamen kills 7 in eastern Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 8:07am

An Iraqi Shiite paramilitary group says a roadside bomb has hit a bus carrying its fighters in eastern Iraq, killing seven people and wounding 26.

Afghan official: Roadside bomb kills 2 policemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 7:50am

An Afghan official says a gun battle between illegal armed groups has killed at least nine people in the northeastern Takhar province.

The Latest: India's mammoth national election ends

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 7:46am

The Latest on India's general election (all times local):

Egyptian officials say roadside bomb attack wounds 16 people, including tourists, near Giza pyramids

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 7:16am

Egyptian officials say roadside bomb attack wounds 16 people, including tourists, near Giza pyramids .

Egyptian officials say roadside bomb attack wounds 16 people, including tourists, near Giza pyramids

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 7:15am

Egyptian officials say roadside bomb attack wounds 16 people, including tourists, near Giza pyramids.

Saudi diplomat rejects activist's allegation he's a target

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 6:38am

A top Saudi diplomat says the kingdom has no information about an Arab activist living in Norway who says the CIA tipped Norwegian security about a threat against him emanating from Saudi Arabia.