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Israeli strike on Gaza kills 3 Palestinian militants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:01am

The Israeli military struck a Gaza observation post on Sunday, killing three Palestinian militants after the troops found a bomb planted along the border.

Taliban suicide bombing kills 2 soldiers in Afghanistan

Mirwais Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 5:45am

A suicide car bomber struck Afghan troops outside an army base in the southern Helmand province on Sunday, killing at least two of them in an attack claimed by the Taliban.

Russia says 4 of its soldiers have been killed in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 5:09am

The Russian Defense Ministry says four of its soldiers have been killed in a clash with "terrorists" in northeastern Syria.

New bout of heavy fighting in Yemen kills dozens

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 5:03am

Yemeni officials and witnesses say heavy fighting between pro-government forces and Shiite rebels in recent days has killed more than 150 people.

1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 4:59am

Another person has died in Congo of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities to 12, said the country's health ministry.

The Latest: Spain rescues 366 migrants in Mediterranean

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 4:45am

The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local):

German nationalists plan Berlin march, face counter-protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 4:19am

Supporters of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party are gathering for a march in central Berlin against Chancellor Angela Merkel's government, while opponents are mobilizing for counter-protests.

Abbas doctor says Palestinian leader to stay in hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 3:59am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' doctor said Sunday that the 83-year-old will be staying another day in the hospital, abruptly reversing a previous announcement that he would be discharged and adding to the uncertainty surrounding the Palestinian leader's health.

Austrian leader backs role for EU border agency in Africa

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 2:58am

Austria's chancellor says European border guards should be allowed to go to north Africa to prevent migrants from setting off across the Mediterranean Sea in rickety boats.

Irish turn attention to parliament as abortion ban voted out

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 2:23am

Attention is turning Sunday to Ireland's parliament now that the country's citizens have voted in landslide numbers to remove the abortion ban from its constitution.

AP PHOTOS: German wranglers corral wild stallions

Martin Meissner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 2:11am

A reserve about 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Germany's industrial heartland is home to a herd of wild horses, which are left to their own devices all year — except when wranglers come in late May to catch the young stallions.

Pakistan police kill 6 linked to bomb attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:36am

Police in Pakistan say they have killed six "terrorists" behind a bomb attack in the eastern city of Lahore last year.

The Latest: Trump says Korea talks 'going along very well'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:34am

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

Pakistan to hold parliamentary elections on July 25

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:10am

Pakistan says it will hold parliamentary and provincial assembly elections on July 25.

Seoul: North Korea committed to US summit, denuclearization

Hyung-Jin Kim and Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:32pm

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in the rivals' surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." The Korean leaders' second summit in a month Saturday saw bear hugs and broad smiles, but their quickly arranged meeting appears to highlight a sense of urgency on both sides of the world's most heavily armed border.

Seoul: North Korea committed to US summit, denuclearization

Hyung-Jin Kim and Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:17pm

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in the rivals' surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." The Korean leaders' second summit in a month Saturday saw bear hugs and broad smiles, but their quickly arranged meeting appears to highlight a sense of urgency on both sides of the world's most heavily armed border.

A glance at Colombia's presidential election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:05pm

Colombia's presidential election on May 27 is the first since the government signed a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia leading to the disarmament of some 7,000 fighters. Five candidates are running and if none gets more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two finishers will head to a runoff in June. Here's a glance at who's running and what's at stake:

Japan ex-PM Nakasone, witness to war and success, turns 100

Ken Moritsugu and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:53pm

It is somehow fitting in a country known for longevity that one of Japan's most prominent former leaders has reached 100 years of age.

Powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen; 6 dead, 30 missing

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:49pm

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 six people while more than 30 remain missing, officials said.