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Poland breaks with EU, voices empathy with US stance on Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:58am

Polish leaders are planning to defend the U.S. government's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal within the European Union, where the decision has been strongly criticized.

Officials say suicide car bomber kills 2 in Libya's east

Rami Musa, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:56am

Libyan officials say a suicide car bomber has killed at least two security personnel at a checkpoint south of the northeastern town of Ajdabiya.

4 killed in shootout with extremists in Burkina Faso capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:49am

A Burkina Faso official says three extremists and one member of the security forces have been killed during an effort to dismantle an Islamic extremist group's operation in the outskirts of the capital.

5-Star Movement defends premier candidate's resume

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:46am

Italy's 5-Star Movement is defending Giuseppe Conte, tapped to become the country's next premier, against reports accusing him of overstating his affiliations with elite international universities in his resume.

Congo announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:24am

Congo's health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million.

Palestinian plea to ICC could speed up war crime probe

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:18am

The Palestinians on Tuesday asked the International Criminal Court to open an immediate investigation into Israeli practices in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza Strip — setting off a process that they hope will culminate with war crimes accusations against Israeli leaders.

Former Macedonian official jailed over police car purchase

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:53am

A Macedonian court has convicted a former senior interior ministry official of abuse of office and sentenced him to nine years in prison over a police patrol car procurement deal.

Palestinians want international court to investigate Israel

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:24am

Calling it a "historic step" toward justice, the Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an "immediate investigation" into alleged Israeli crimes committed against the Palestinian people.

Duterte to drug suspects: Want to live longer? Stay in jail

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:14am

The Philippine president told drug suspects in a central province Tuesday to look for a way to get arrested and then stay in jail if they want to live longer, in his latest threat in his bloody anti-drug crackdown.

Arrested Saudi activists held incommunicado since last week

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:14am

Saudi Arabia is holding and interrogating at least 10 women's rights activists — seven women and three men — without any access to lawyers, according to people familiar with the arrests. The detentions are seen as a culmination of a steady crackdown on perceived critics of the government.

AP PHOTOS: Thousands join Hong Kong bun-snatching festival

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:48am

Thousands of local residents and tourists flocked to an outlying island in Hong Kong on Tuesday to celebrate a local bun festival despite recording-breaking heat.

Afghan forces accidentally detonate explosives, killing 16

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:48am

At least 16 people were killed Tuesday when Afghan security forces tried to dispose of a container full of explosives found in the southern city of Kandahar, officials said.

Dying Indian nurse: "Take care of our children"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:34am

The nurse, with two young children and a husband working overseas, scrawled the words in blue pen as she lay dying in an Indian hospital isolation ward, sick with a rare and deadly virus.

China wants Australian 'concrete actions' to improve ties

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:26am

China on Tuesday called for "concrete actions" from Australia to improve ties following tensions over Beijing's anger with recent political moves by Canberra.

As summit looms, North Korean media return to angry tone

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:20am

North Korean media stepped up their rhetorical attacks on South Korea and joint military exercises with the United States, warning Tuesday that a budding detente could be in danger.

Thai authorities block Bangkok march on coup anniversary

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:50am

Police in the Thai capital blocked a march Tuesday by pro-democracy activists protesting four years of military rule and detained several of the movement's leaders.

The Latest: Explosion kills 16 in Afghan city of Kandahar

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:45am

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MH370 search director disagrees with pilot ditch theory

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:30am

The director of a seabed hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Tuesday disagreed with a new book's conclusion that the pilot likely flew the plane beyond the search area to deliberately sink it in unexplored depths of the Indian Ocean.

Ex-Romanian president on trial for revolution deaths charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:28am

Former Romanian President Ion Iliescu has appeared at court to face charges of crimes against humanity for his role in the country's bloody anti-communist revolution.