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Nurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign starts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 5:05am

Congo's health minister says a nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the rural northwestern town where the outbreak began, as the country begins a vaccination campaign.

4 charged in Greece over attack on Thessaloniki mayor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 5:04am

Greek authorities have charged four men over a weekend mob attack on the 75-year-old mayor of the country's second-largest city, carried out in an apparent venting of nationalist sentiment.

Medical teams sent to south India amid deadly virus outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 5:00am

Officials say a deadly virus has killed at least three people in southern India, and medical teams have been dispatched to the area amid reports that up to six other people could have died from the disease and others are badly ill.

Sri Lanka storms, landslides kill 5, leave 1,000 displaced

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 5:00am

Heavy rain and lightning strikes across Sri Lanka have left at least five people dead and displaced more than 1,000.

Defiant new Catalan leader wants jailed separatists in gov't

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:54am

Catalonia's newly elected president is showing no sign of backing down from the region's political standoff with Spanish authorities, insisting he wants jailed former lawmakers to join his pro-independence Catalan government.

2 men arrested 30 years after German teen death in N Ireland

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:48am

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested two men in the death of a German backpacker 30 years ago, after much-publicized appeals on the anniversary of the teenager's death yielded a break in one of the region's most notorious unsolved murders.

Paraguay opens embassy in Jerusalem, after US and Guatemala

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:47am

Paraguay opened its new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, following in the footsteps of the United States and Guatemala.

Poland's Walesa visits disabled protesters in parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:41am

Former Polish president and anti-communist leader Lech Walesa met Monday with disabled people and their parents who have been staging a sit-in in the parliament for over a month, offering them his solidarity and strongly denouncing the country's populist government.

Syrian government resumes anti-IS offensive in Damascus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:52am

Syrian government forces on Monday resumed their offensive against the Islamic State group in the south of Damascus, after evacuating a group of civilians from the area, Syrian state TV reported.

Afghan official: Taliban kill 5 workers clearing land mines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:43am

An Afghan official says the Taliban killed at least five members of a demining team in southern Kandahar province.

Detained Iranian-British woman learns of new charges in Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:42am

The husband of an Iranian-British woman detained in Tehran says she now faces a new charge of "spreading propaganda against the regime."

Verdict to be delivered in family ax murder trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:40am

A South African man accused of murdering three members of his family with an ax arrived in court on Monday morning to hear the verdict in his case.

4 years after coup, Thailand wearies of junta rule

Jerry Harmer and Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:29am

Four years after seizing power, Thailand's junta has a singular success it never hoped for: uniting a politically divided nation in growing dissatisfaction with the thin-skinned rule of the generals.

Police question Thai politicians who criticized junta

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:14am

Supporters of eight prominent Thai politicians who criticized the country's ruling junta shouted "Fight, fight" as the group arrived Monday at a Bangkok police station for questioning.

Inquiry begins into London's Grenfell Tower blaze

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:14am

An inquiry into last year's devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in west London is set to begin with two weeks of tributes to the 71 people who died.

Abbas, 83-year-old Palestinian leader, still in hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:34am

The Palestinian president's condition has seen a "clear improvement" after he was taken to hospital with a fever, an Arab lawmaker in Israel's parliament with close ties to Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday.

In North Korea nuke site closing, spectacle trumps substance

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:22am

Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country's Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a much-touted display of goodwill before leader Kim Jong Un's planned summit with President Donald Trump next month.

Moon enters talks with Trump with driver's seat at stake

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:18am

For a few months, everything seemed to be clicking for South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he pieced together crucial nuclear negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea following a year of intense animosity.

Maduro wins Venezuela election challengers call illegitimate

Joshua Goodman and Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 1:00am

Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run to prevent a national social crisis from exploding.