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Iranian FM arrives in Baghdad to meet with Iraq officials

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 9:43am

Iranian media are reporting that the country's foreign minister has arrived in Baghdad to meet his Iraqi counterpart and other officials.

New evidence links Colombia army chief to civilian slayings

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 8:33am

New evidence has emerged linking the embattled head of Colombia's army to the alleged cover-up of civilian killings more than a decade ago.

Bolton says N. Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 8:19am

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Saturday called a series of short-range missile tests by North Korea earlier this month a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and said sanctions must be kept in place.

Albinism pageant in Zimbabwe joyfully breaks down prejudice

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 7:32am

Ayanda Sibanda, a model with albinism, has invariably been called "yellow" or "white" by friends and even some relatives. But she hardly recalls anyone referring to her by her actual race.

India's ruling alliance elects Modi as house leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 7:22am

Newly elected lawmakers from India's ruling alliance led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party elected Narendra Modi as their leader on Saturday, paving the way for his second five-year term as prime minister after a thunderous victory in national elections.

Security forces mistakenly kill 6 civilians in Afghanistan

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 7:12am

An Afghan security forces raid against Taliban fighters in eastern Nangarhar province mistakenly killed at least six civilians, including a woman and two children, provincial officials said Saturday.

Thailand's parliament votes in pro-army house speaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 6:38am

A military-aligned candidate won majority support to become Thailand's house speaker on Saturday in the first working session of the country's new House of Representatives, signaling further army dominance in the next government.

The Latest: Italy rescues 54 migrants from Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 6:25am

The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local):

Nepal's record-setting Everest guide returns as a hero

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 6:16am

Family, friends and supporters welcomed a veteran Sherpa guide upon his return to Nepal's capital on Saturday, days after his 24th climb of Mount Everest extended his record.

Sudanese protesters call for strike amid divisions with army

Omar Akour and Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 5:35am

Sudan's protest leaders on Saturday issued a call for a two-day general strike next week in a bid to press the ruling military council to transfer power to a civilian-led authority.

UN court: Russia must free 3 detained Ukraine ships, sailors

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 5:05am

A U.N. maritime tribunal ruled Saturday that Russia must immediately release three Ukrainian naval vessels it captured in November and free the 24 sailors it detained.

UN maritime tribunal rules that Russia must release seized Ukrainian naval ships, free 24 detained sailors

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 4:59am

UN maritime tribunal rules that Russia must release seized Ukrainian naval ships, free 24 detained sailors.

Egypt frees ex-diplomat who called for referendum

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 4:50am

An Egyptian rights lawyer says a former diplomat who called for a referendum on Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government has been released from jail.

UK race to succeed Theresa May heats up with focus on Brexit

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 4:22am

The race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May is heating up, the field of Conservative contenders is quickly growing and the focus is squarely on how to handle Brexit.

Malta rescues 216 migrants from 2 boats in Mediterranean Sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 3:30am

Maltese authorities say they have rescued 216 migrants aboard two dinghies in distress in the Mediterranean Sea near Malta.

Ramaphosa takes oath as South Africa's president

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 3:29am

Cyril Ramaphosa has been sworn in for a five-year term as South Africa's president.

Police hunt suspect after explosion in French city of Lyon

Sylvie Corbet and Nicolas Vaux-Montagny, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 3:24am

French police on Saturday hunted a suspect believed to have deposited a paper bag containing a device that exploded Friday, wounding 13 people on a busy pedestrian street in the city of Lyon.

German official cautions on wearing Jewish skullcaps

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 2:56am

The German government's top official against anti-Semitism says he wouldn't advise Jews to wear skullcaps in parts of the country.

The Latest: Green party gains strength in Irish votes

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 2:16am

The Latest on the European Parliament elections taking place Saturday (all times local):