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Sudan's leading opposition party rejects strike call

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 7:22am

A leading Sudanese opposition party says it is refusing a call by protest leaders for a two-day general strike, in a sign of divisions within the pro-democracy movement that is challenging military rule in Sudan.

Pakistan's PM calls Indian counterpart on election victory

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 7:05am

Pakistan's prime minister has spoken to his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, congratulating him on his party's winning a second mandate.

Explosions in Nepal's capital leave 3 dead, 5 wounded

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 6:52am

Two explosions killed three people and wounded at least five more in different parts of Nepal's capital on Sunday, with police suspecting that an outlawed communist group was responsible.

Iraqi court sentences 3 French members of IS to death

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 6:17am

A Baghdad court Sunday sentenced to death three French citizens for being members of the Islamic State group, an Iraqi judicial official said. The verdict raised fresh questions about the legal treatment of thousands of foreign nationals formerly with the extremist group.

Pakistan: Pashtun group attacks security post, wounding 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 5:33am

Pakistani military says supporters of a local, minority Pashtun group attacked a security post in the country's northwest near the Afghan border, wounding five soldiers.

Prisoners end hunger strike for Kurdish leader in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 5:22am

A Kurdish politician has announced the end of a hunger strike by prisoners demanding improved conditions for Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned leader of an outlawed Kurdish rebel group.

Thousands in Hong Kong commemorate 1989 Tiananmen protests

Katie Tam, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 5:01am

More than 2,000 people marched in Hong Kong on Sunday to mark 30 years since a pro-democracy protest in Beijing's Tiananmen Square ended in bloodshed.

Syrian troops regain control of village they lost to rebels

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 4:18am

Syrian government forces regained control of a northwestern village on Sunday, just days after losing it to militants, state media and an opposition war monitoring group said.

Israeli president shocked by German skullcap warning

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 4:15am

Israel's president said Sunday he is shocked by a German official's comment that he wouldn't advise Jews to wear skullcaps in parts of the country, which is drawing mixed reactions at home.

2 Libyan reporters taken by commander Hifter's forces freed

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 3:52am

The U.N. mission in Libya says two local TV reporters detained by forces loyal to a commander who is on the offensive to capture the country's capital, Tripoli, have been released after three weeks in captivity.

Michael Gove enters Conservative race to succeed Theresa May

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 3:39am

British Environment Secretary Michael Gove has entered the crowded race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, who is stepping down as Conservative Party leader on June 7.

The Latest: Iraq to try help end crisis between US and Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 2:20am

The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local):

Magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru

Franklin Briceno, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 2:20am

A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas but causing only one reported death.

USGS reports earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 8 strikes north-central Peru

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 2:12am

USGS reports earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 8 strikes north-central Peru.

Lithuania presidential hopefuls: tone down Russia rhetoric

Liudas Dapkus, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 12:56am

Lithuanians are choosing a new president in a runoff vote between two candidates who both say they want to maintain a strict tone toward neighboring Russia while easing sometimes harsh rhetoric.

EU elections primer: How they work, what could happen

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 12:51am

European voters are choosing lawmakers to represent them at the European Parliament for the next five years. In all, 400 million voters in 28 nations have had the right to vote over the past four days. Here's a look at that massive exercise in democracy, a multi-national ballot by the European Union's only democratically elected institution.

Countries to watch as divided Europe chooses its parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 12:37am

As voters in all 28 European Union countries elect a new shared parliament , here are some key races to watch in the battle to fill the 751 seats in the European Parliament:

Iraq offers to mediate in crisis between its allies Iran, US

Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 12:21am

Iraq offered Sunday to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions and as Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers steadily unravels.

Ireland votes by large margin to liberalize divorce laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 12:19am

Irish voters have overwhelmingly endorsed a plan to liberalize the country's constitution to make it easier for couples to divorce, election officials said Sunday.