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Explosion at Indian restaurant in Canada wounds 15 people

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:13am

An explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant where children were present for family parties at a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said.

The Latest: Syrian army warns Daraa rebels of nearing attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:58am

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49 dead after boat capsizes on Congo River tributary

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:54am

Congolese officials say at least 49 people have died after a boat tipped over on the Momboyo River, a tributary of the Congo River in the country's northwest.

Italy's premier-designate Conte leaps into social media

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:45am

Italy's 5-Star Movement has long been at the forefront of using social media to engage its base and promote its "direct democracy" ethos, and its first-ever premier-designate, Giuseppe Conte, has finally caught the bug.

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy on the ropes over party graft case

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:35am

Spanish opposition parties launched a fierce campaign Friday to end the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy after courts ruled that his Popular Party profited from a large kickbacks-for-contracts scheme.

The Latest: Activists welcome Irish returning home to vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:25am

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Iraq to probe voting irregularities in May 12 elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:24am

Iraq's prime minister has ordered the creation of a high-powered commission to look into alleged irregularities in the parliamentary elections held May 12, the first sign that authorities are taking seriously complaints about the vote.

Turkey: 51 suspected IS militants detained in raids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:20am

Turkish police say at least 51 suspected Islamic State militants have been detained in simultaneous raids around Istanbul.

Libya: Car bombing near hotel in Benghazi kills 7

Rami Musa, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:15am

A car bombing on a busy street in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi early on Friday killed at least seven people, including a girl, and wounded 20, a security official said.

Bangladesh PM urges Myanmar to take back Rohingya Muslims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:55am

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday called for international pressure on Myanmar to take back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have sought shelter in her country to escape military-led violence.

Cyclone Mekunu to be 'extremely severe' on landfall in Oman

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:49am

Cyclone Mekunu neared the Arabian Peninsula on Friday as its outer bands dumped heavy rain and bent palm trees in Oman, a sign of the approaching storm's power after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra.

Report: Suspected Israeli strike targets Hezbollah in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:27am

A Syrian war-monitoring group said Friday suspected Israeli strikes hit a military base overnight in central Syria housing Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group alongside other factions allied with the Damascus government.

Rebel, military fighting in Congo's northeast kills 19

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:26am

A Congo military spokesman says 14 rebels and five soldiers have been killed in fighting in the country's northeast.

German prosecutors indict Syrian who fought for IS, others

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:17am

German prosecutors say they are formally charging a 24-year-old Syrian man suspected of fighting for the Islamic State and other extremist groups in his home country.

Decision time in Ireland as voters decide on abortion law

Gregory Katz and Renata Brito, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:09am

It's decision time in Ireland as citizens tackle one of the traditionally Roman Catholic country's most divisive issues — whether to repeal a constitutional amendment that imposes a strict abortion ban.

Israel calls on EU to end funding to pro-boycott groups

Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:09am

Israel called on the European Union on Friday to halt funding to more than a dozen European and Palestinian non-governmental organizations that it says promote boycotts against Israel, saying the financial support violates the EU's stated policy that it opposes boycotts against the Jewish state.

China aircraft carrier pilots complete first night missions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:45am

Chinese navy pilots aboard the country's sole operating aircraft carrier have completed their first nighttime takeoffs and landings, state media reported Friday.

The Latest: S. Korea PM sad that Trump-Kim summit canceled

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:29am

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Turkey: Rapper arrested accused of encouraging drug use

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:22am

Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have arrested a popular rap artist on charges of inciting drug use.