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The Latest: Oman's police: Cyclone kills 12-year-old girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:51pm

The Latest on Cyclone Mekunu that is headed for the coast of Oman (all times local):

Colombia's presidential election spawns fear, division

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:37pm

In a ramshackle house with smog-stained walls in Colombia's capital, the fears and divisions arising from the country's first presidential election since the signing of a historic peace accord are palpable.

UN says issues 'narrowed' over Greece-Macedonia name dispute

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:25pm

The U.N. mediator trying to resolve a 25-year-old dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the former Yugoslav republic's name said Friday the issues "have been narrowed" and both sides are determined to reach an agreement.

Colombia re-arrests Pablo Escobar's hitman for extortion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:23pm

Colombian police have re-arrested a former hit man for the late drug lord Pablo Escobar as part of an investigation into extortion.

Newcomer struggles to give Italy 1st populist government

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:19pm

The law professor tapped to try to form Italy's first populist government spent a second day in talks Friday, a possible indication the political novice was finding tough going in assembling a Cabinet that could keep rival forces together in a coalition.

Police operation in Paris to arrest garbage collectors

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:51am

Two garbage collectors were arrested Friday after they stole a waste truck in order to discharge it in front of French President Emmanuel Macron's party headquarters, Paris police said.

2 French secret agents suspected of treason, handed charges

Angela Charlton and Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:38am

Two retired members of the French secret services suspected of being double agents for an unnamed foreign power have been handed preliminary charges along with a suspected accomplice, French authorities said Friday.

Libya: Car bombing near hotel in Benghazi kills 7

Rami Musa, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:30am

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.

Gaza officials: 86 hurt by Israeli fire in border protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:12am

Gaza's Health Ministry says dozens of Palestinians were hurt along the border with Israel.

Monitor: Suspected Israeli strike targets Hezbollah in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:39am

A Syrian war-monitoring group said Friday that suspected Israeli strikes hit a military base overnight in central Syria housing fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah and others from factions allied with the Damascus government.

Hezbollah calls on Lebanon to reject US sanctions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:38am

The leader of Lebanon's Iranian-backed Hezbollah group called on the Lebanese state Friday to stand up for citizens being slapped with sanctions by the United States, saying they are harming people.

Cuba plane crash toll rises to 112 with death of survivor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:33am

The Cuban Health Ministry said Friday the toll from the crash of a passenger jet in Cuba has risen to 112 after another survivor of the catastrophe died.

Bulgarian customs seize 191kg of heroin bound for Belgium

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:18am

Bulgarian customs officials say they have seized 191 kilograms (420 pounds) of heroin found in a truck entering Bulgaria from Turkey.

Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:53am

A day after international prosecutors said they had unequivocal evidence of Russian involvement in the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine nearly four years ago, the Netherlands and Australia on Friday announced they were holding Moscow legally responsible for its role in the missile attack.

Human rights body calls on Nicaragua to protect students

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:53am

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has called on the Nicaraguan government to protect 13 university students who have been outspoken in leading protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega during the past month.

Explosion at Indian restaurant in Canada wounds 15 people

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:49am

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: Putin denies Russia responsible for MH17 downing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:15am

The Latest on the international reaction to a report on the downing of MH17 in 2014 (all times local):

The Latest: Syrian army warns Daraa rebels of nearing attack

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

The Latest on the situation in Syria (all times local):

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.