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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.

Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies

Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 2:26pm

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.

NYU Abu Dhabi blocks journalists from filming John Kerry

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 1:56pm

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.

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.

Activists occupy 9 vacant Berlin buildings in rent protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 11:52am

Berlin police say activists protesting rising rents and gentrification in the German capital have occupied nine vacant buildings.

Spain may block jailed separatists from Catalan government

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 10:18am

Spain's government says it is studying the "viability" of the proposal by Catalonia's separatist leader to name former lawmakers who are in jail or fugitives from justice to his new Cabinet.

Turkey's Erdogan seeks expatriate support for re-election

Amer Cohadzic and Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 10:12am

Turkey's president addressed thousands of expatriate Turks in Bosnia's capital Sunday to shore up support before his country's snap presidential and parliamentary elections next month.

Pope Francis to invest 14 new cardinals in June

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 9:46am

Pope Francis on Sunday revealed his latest picks to be cardinals in the Catholic Church, including his chief aide for helping the poor in Rome and prelates based in Iraq and Pakistan, where Christians are a vulnerable minority.

Reports: IS fighters vacating outskirts of Syria's capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 9:43am

A cease-fire between Syrian government forces and Islamic State militants in the southern neighborhoods of Damascus has held for 24 hours amid reports that some of the fighters were permitted to leave, a Syrian war monitoring group said Sunday.

Taiwan 'angry' over not being invited to WHO assembly

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 8:52am

Taiwan's health minister says the island feels "very angry" that it was not invited to the World Health Organization assembly in Geneva.

Spanish boats pick up 162 migrants crossing Mediterranean

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 8:39am

Spain's maritime rescue service says it picked up 162 migrants who were attempting to make the perilous trip across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe this weekend.

Spanish police arrest 12 from alleged hash smuggling ring

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 8:34am

Spanish authorities say they have broken up an alleged drug ring that smuggled hashish from Morocco to Europe.

Malaysia ex-leader seeks police protection amid graft probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 8:12am

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is under investigation for a massive corruption scandal, has sought police protection over concern about his family's safety, Malaysia's national news agency reported Sunday.

Record Everest climber returns, already planning next trip

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 7:04am

A veteran Sherpa 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.