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2 injured in flurry of bombings in Thailand's south

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 10:44pm

Thai authorities say suspected Muslim insurgents set off small bombs at about two dozen location in the country's deep south, wounding two women.

Thailand wearies of junta rule, election promise still vague

Jerry Harmer and Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 9:54pm

Four years after seizing power, Thailand's junta has a singular success it never hoped for: uniting a politically divided nation in growing dissatisfaction with the thin-skinned rule of the generals.

Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

Scott Smith and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 9:39pm

Venezuelan officials declared socialist leader Nicolas Maduro the easy winner of Sunday's presidential election, while his leading challenger questioned the legitimacy of a vote marred by irregularities and called for a new ballot to prevent a brewing social crisis from exploding.

Britain basks in royal wedding afterglow; grave gets bouquet

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 9:15pm

Unwilling to kiss Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding goodbye just yet, Britain basked Sunday in the scale of the spectacle as major broadcasters kept scenes from the royal nuptials on repeat along with fresh interviews with the bride's dressmaker.

Manila takes non-confrontational stand vs China in sea feud

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 8:50pm

The Philippine government is taking "appropriate diplomatic action" to protect its claims in the South China Sea but did not elaborate or name China in a non-confrontational policy to avoid problems.

Venezuela electoral council says Maduro re-elected in vote marred by opposition boycott, irregularities

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 8:26pm

Venezuela electoral council says Maduro re-elected in vote marred by opposition boycott, irregularities.

Venezuela anti-government candidate Henri Falcon says presidential election marred by irregularities, lacks legitimacy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 7:56pm

Venezuela anti-government candidate Henri Falcon says presidential election marred by irregularities, lacks legitimacy.

In North Korea nuke site closing, spectacle trumps substance

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 7:18pm

Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country's Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a much-touted display of goodwill before leader Kim Jong Un's planned summit with President Donald Trump next month.

Record Everest climber returns, already planning next trip

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 6:54pm

A Sherpa climbing guide who scaled Mount Everest for a record 22nd time last week returned from the mountain on Sunday and said he's already planning his next trip.

Kerry says civil discourse is under threat around the world

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 6:36pm

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday warned that "true civil discourse" is under threat around the world while speaking to graduates at NYU Abu Dhabi, an event that the school blocked journalists from filming.

Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies

Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 6:18pm

At morgues and in church services, tearful Cubans on Sunday mourned loved ones who died in the country's worst air disaster in three decades.

Britain's top diplomat honors Argentines killed in Falklands

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 5:32pm

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has honored Argentine soldiers who fought Britain in the Falkland Islands.

25 African migrants come ashore in Brazil after sea rescue

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 3:22pm

About two dozen African migrants were brought ashore in northeastern Brazil after being rescued at sea by fishermen, Brazilian authorities said Sunday.

Cameroon holiday hit by violence in English-speaking areas

Edwin Kindzeka Moki, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 3:22pm

Cameroon's national day Sunday was marked by violence in its troubled English-speaking region, with two policemen killed, soldiers wounded and a mayor kidnapped by suspected armed separatists.

Palestinian president hospitalized with fever

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 1:24pm

President Mahmoud Abbas was hospitalized with fever Sunday just days after undergoing surgery on his ear, an official said.

Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in Gaza

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 12:57pm

A 20-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition Sunday after publicly setting himself on fire but his motives remain unclear with family believing he was despairing over Gaza's dire living conditions and Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules the territory, alleging personal problems.

Montenegro's president talks of EU aims during inauguration

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 12:50pm

Montenegro's new president has promised to boost democratic freedoms and to fight corruption in the small Balkan nation seeking European Union membership.

Italian populist says he and rival have deal on new premier

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 12:44pm

One of Italy's two main populist leaders said Sunday that he and his rival finally have agreed on who should be the next premier — neither of them -- in what would be the nation's first populist-led government.

Greek police arrest 2 in mob beating of Thessaloniki's mayor

Costas Kantouris, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 12:30pm

Two people have been arrested as suspects in an attack that left the mayor of Greece's second-largest city hospitalized, Thessaloniki police said Sunday.