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US warns Syrian government not to advance on south

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:19am

The United States warned it would take "firm and appropriate measures" to protect a cease-fire in southern Syria if President Bashar Assad's forces move against rebels there.

Irish election official confirms landslide victory for abortion rights advocates as Ireland repeals constitutional ban.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:17am

Irish election official confirms landslide victory for abortion rights advocates as Ireland repeals constitutional ban.

Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:21am

Ebola vaccinations will begin Monday in the two rural areas of Congo where the latest deadly outbreak was declared this month, the health ministry said Saturday, as the number of confirmed Ebola cases rose to 35, including 10 deaths.

Syria says it has named a constitutional committee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:03am

Syria's Foreign Ministry says it has handed to the Russian and Iranian ambassadors in Damascus a list of the members it has named to a committee to review the national constitution.

Hundreds rally on Polish Mother's Day to support disabled

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:31am

Hundreds of people have gathered in Warsaw on Mother's Day in Poland to show solidarity with parents of disabled children staging a sit-in inside parliament.

Detained Iranian-British woman to face 'security charges'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:22am

Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that an Iranian-British woman detained in Tehran is to face trial on "security charges."

Vote points to big win for abortion rights groups in Ireland

Gregory Katz and Renata Brito, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:19am

Abortion rights activists proclaimed victory for Irish women Saturday as referendum results indicated voters in largely Roman Catholic Ireland overwhelmingly backed repealing a 1983 constitutional ban on abortions.

Iran detains professor over insulting Sunni Muslims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:07am

Iran's state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's authorities have detained a university professor over insulting Sunni Muslims.

The Latest: North and South Korean leaders meet again

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:49am

The Latest on diplomatic efforts involving the Koreas (all times local):

Bangladesh detains 100 suspects in anti-drug crackdown

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:43am

Security officials in Bangladesh said they raided an area in the capital on Saturday and detained at least 100 suspects as part of a nationwide anti-drug crackdown, amid accusations that extrajudicial killings have taken place during the drive.

Albania opposition rallies, demands prime minister resign

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:27am

Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters called for the resignation of Prime Minister Edi Rama during an anti-government protest in the capital Saturday, accusing him of links to organized crime.

22 killed in Uganda when speeding bus strikes beer truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:54am

A police spokesman says 22 people are dead after a speeding passenger bus struck a tractor and then a beer truck on its way to Uganda's capital.

Powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:33am

A cyclone more powerful than any previously recorded in southern Oman slammed into the Gulf country and neighboring Yemen on Saturday, deluging a major city with nearly three years' worth of rainfall in single day. The storm killed at least five people while more than 30 remain missing, officials said.

Chinese official: Destroy terrorism 'breeding ground'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:57am

China's top anti-terrorism official has called for closer international cooperation to "destroy the breeding ground of terrorism," along with a ramping-up of already overwhelming counterterrorism measures at home.

Burkina Faso resumes ties with China after Taiwan break

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:55am

The West African Nation of Burkina Faso formally resumed diplomatic ties with China on Saturday after breaking off relations with Taiwan, which now has just 18 diplomatic allies.

World War I battle of Belleau Wood was turning point for US

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:45am

It was the spring of 1918, and the German army was making a final push toward Paris. The only thing in their way was a contingent of Allied troops, including untested U.S. forces near the Marne River in northern France.

The Latest: Oman airport to open Sunday after storm closure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:39am

The Latest on the cyclone battering Oman and Yemen (all times local):

Pakistan's army summons former spy chief over book

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:31am

Pakistan's army has summoned a former spy chief over a book he co-authored with his former Indian counterpart.

Spanish rescuers help 94 migrants crossing Mediterranean

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:25am

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 94 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea from African to European shores.