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Libya confirms it rescued 87 migrants in Mediterranean

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 2:34am

Libya's navy has confirmed it rescued 87 Europe-bound migrants, including six women and a child, off the country's Mediterranean coast, following a video released by a German aid group about the disaster.

Cambodian court upholds life sentence for critic's killer

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 2:25am

Cambodia's Supreme Court has upheld a life prison term given to a man convicted of murdering a prominent government critic.

As EU votes, Belgians hope to end national stalemate

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:45am

While all EU member countries go to the polls this week, Belgians on Sunday are also voting in a general election, looking to end months of political limbo sparked after the biggest party in the governing coalition quit over Prime Minister Charles Michel's support for the U.N. migration pact.

The Latest: Oman says it's working to ease US-Iran tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 1:29am

The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local):

Iran's foreign minister in Pakistan amid tensions with US

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 12:33am

Iran's foreign minister was in Pakistan on Friday, a critically timed visit amid a simmering crisis between Tehran and Washington and ahead of next week's emergency Arab League meeting called by Saudi Arabia over regional tensions.

India troops kill Kashmir militant linked to al-Qaida

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:06pm

Government forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed a top militant commander linked to al-Qaida in the disputed region, officials said on Friday.

Boat capsizes on southwest China river, 10 dead, 8 missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:49pm

A boat carrying passengers across a river capsized in southwestern China, killing at least 10 people.

US official urges Pacific nations to keep ties with Taiwan

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:42pm

A top U.S. diplomat for Southeast Asia on Friday urged Pacific island nations not to withdraw diplomatic recognition of Taiwan, warning that Chinese pressure to change Taiwan's international standing threatens to increase the possibility of conflict.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:41pm

President Donald Trump is trying to turn the tables on those who investigated him in the Russia election probe. He is directing the U.S. intelligence community to "quickly and fully cooperate" with Attorney General William Barr's investigation of the origins of the multi-year probe into whether Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with Russia. The move marks an escalation in Trump's efforts to "investigate the investigators."

A woman takes leadership of Paraguay's Maka people

Pedro Servin, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:03pm

For the tiny Maka culture of Paraguay, political authority has passed from father to son for generations even as the band has struggled for survival, its way of life uprooted by war and migration from a vast, isolated countryside to an urban neighborhood near the capital.

Mexican congress approves safeguards for new National Guard

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:03pm

Mexico's Congress approved a series of safeguards Thursday intended to prevent abuses under the country's new militarized police force known as the National Guard.

Brazil military court frees soldiers pending killing trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:26pm

A top Brazilian military court ordered on Thursday that nine soldiers be released while they await trial in an April shooting that killed two people in Rio de Janeiro, an incident that caused national outrage.

German aid group releases video of migrant raft in distress

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:50pm

The German aid group Sea-Watch has released video from its aircraft showing a sinking raft packed with dozens migrants off Libya with some people scattered in the sea.

Exit poll for the Dutch shows fractured European Parliament vote: Labor gets 5 seats, populists get 4 out of 26 total

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:17pm

Exit poll for the Dutch shows fractured European Parliament vote: Labor gets 5 seats, populists get 4 out of 26 total.

Netherlands wants tribunal to try some Islamic State members

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 12:10pm

The Netherlands called Thursday for the establishment of a tribunal to prosecute members of the Islamic State extremist group responsible for "mass atrocity crimes."

Cuba to renovate site known for hosting rally against US

Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:56am

The Cuban government says it is renovating one of the iconic sites of its ideological battle with the United States.

AP Photos: In Mexico, prejudice fades around tattoos

Marco Ugarte, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:49am

Lalo Aguayo still remembers the shock of seeing his uncle leave prison decades ago with a green arm. He was 13 at the time and asked his mother about it.

Malawi's president in the lead for re-election

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:04am

Malawi's President Peter Mutharika has taken a lead in the election with more than 75 percent of votes counted from the Tuesday poll.

EU elections primer: How they work, what could happen

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:43am

European voters started heading to the polls Thursday to choose lawmakers to represent them at the European Parliament for the next five years. In all, 400 million voters in 28 nations will be voting over the next four days. Here's a look at that massive exercise in democracy, a multi-national ballot by the European Union's only democratically elected institution.