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Commission says Nicaraguan government violated human rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:15pm

Investigators from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights say that the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega violated human rights through the excessive use of force against street demonstrations.

Survey: Japanese female journalists report sexual misconduct

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:58am

A survey of women working for Japanese newspapers and TV networks has found 150 cases of alleged sexual misconduct reported by 35 women, about one-third of it involving lawmakers, government officials and law enforcers, a researcher said Monday.

Iranian media say 15 die after eating wild mushrooms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:54am

Iranian media say at least 15 people have died and more than 1,000 have been poisoned after eating wild mushrooms in recent weeks.

Ex-London mayor quits UK's Labour amid anti-Semitism scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:40am

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has resigned from Britain's Labour Party, which had suspended him over allegations of anti-Semitism.

Palestinian crowd pelts US vehicle with eggs

Caron Creighton, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:32am

A small crowd of Palestinian protesters in the West Bank on Monday pelted an American diplomatic vehicle with eggs to protest the recent move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

Serbia on EU course despite calls for Russia shift, PM says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:32am

Serbia's prime minister said Monday the Balkan country's goal is to join the European Union despite calls by the defense minister for an apparent shift in course toward Russia.

Aide: Palestinian leader making swift recovery in hospital

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:24am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is alert and making a swift recovery after being hospitalized with a fever over the weekend and should be released within days, a top aide said Monday.

Palace shares family portrait and other royal wedding photos

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:18am

Kensington Palace has released three official wedding photographs taken of Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle shortly after their wedding.

Detained Iranian-British woman learns of new charges in Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:14am

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

Nurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign starts

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:22am

A nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the rural northwestern town where the outbreak began, as the country Monday begins a vaccination campaign in three health zones affected by the deadly outbreak, Congo's health minister said.

Burundi votes to allow president to extend time in power

Eloge Willy Kaneza, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:10am

A majority of Burundi's voters agreed to amend the constitution in changes that could prolong the rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza until 2034, the country's electoral commission announced Monday.

Grenfell Tower survivors weep as inquiry begins in London

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:52am

Survivors of a devastating high-rise fire in London wept Monday as relatives paid tribute to some of the 72 victims at the opening of an inquiry into Britain's deadliest blaze in decades.

Funeral for Polish WWII hero held in Warsaw

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:48am

A funeral with military honors was held in Poland's capital Monday for a World War II hero and resistance fighter who took part in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.

International outcry grows over disputed Venezuela vote

Joshua Goodman and Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:16am

A growing roster of nations condemned Venezuela's presidential election Monday and threatened to ramp up diplomatic and economic pressure on President Nicolas Maduro's already embattled government.

Bahrain strips 9 of citizenship amid wide crackdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:14am

A court in the Arab Gulf state of Bahrain has revoked the nationality of nine people and sentenced them to between three and 15 years in jail, amid a yearslong crackdown on dissent.

South African man, 23, found guilty of ax murders of family

Fazlur Phillips and Krista Mahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:50am

A South African man has been found guilty of murdering three members of his immediate family on Monday, more than three years after the gruesome attack in an upscale housing estate that shocked the nation.

South African man,23, found guilty of ax murder of parents and brother

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:20am

South African man,23, found guilty of ax murder of parents and brother.

4 charged in Greece over attack on Thessaloniki mayor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:05am

Greek authorities charged four men Monday 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.

Macedonia's prime minister cleared on bribery charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:02am

A criminal court in Skopje has cleared Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on bribery charges dating back to when he was mayor of the southern town of Strumica.