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Pakistan approves bill to merge tribal regions with country

Riaz Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:23am

The assembly of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province approved a bill Sunday to merge the tribal regions along the Afghan border with its territory, paving the way to granting equal rights to about 5 million people in the restive area.

1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:15am

Another person has died in Congo of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities to 12, said the country's health ministry.

German nationalists march in Berlin, face counter-protests

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:13am

Supporters of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party marched through central Berlin to protest against Chancellor Angela Merkel's government Sunday, and were kept away from a raft of counter-demonstrations by a heavy police presence.

Poland: Parents, disabled children end parliament protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 9:05am

A group of parents who occupied part of the Polish parliament with their disabled children abandoned their protest of state assistance payments Sunday after more than a month.

Official: Syrian militants dug up graves to find Israelis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:36am

Insurgents excavated graves in a cemetery in a refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus in search of the remains of three Israeli soldiers who have been missing since Israel's invasion of Lebanon 36 years ago, a Syria-based Palestinian official said.

Italy: Populist leader vows to stick by anti-euro candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:25am

The leader of Italy's right-wing League party says he won't give ground in a standoff that is blocking the country's next government from taking office.

Egypt arrests prominent activist, latest in wider crackdown

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:27am

Egyptian security officials say a prominent activist has been detained, the latest in a new wave of arrests since presidential elections earlier this year.

Austrian police arrest 24 in raids on marijuana grow houses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:20am

Austrian police say they have arrested 24 suspects in an investigation of a Serbia-based drug ring that allegedly rented houses in and around Vienna to grow marijuana.

Russia says 4 of its soldiers have been killed in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 7:01am

A clash with "terrorists" in eastern Syria killed four Russian soldiers and wounded others, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday.

Japan ex-PM Nakasone, witness to war and success, turns 100

Ken Moritsugu and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:37am

It is somehow fitting in a country known for longevity that one of Japan's most prominent former leaders has reached 100 years of age.

New bout of heavy fighting in Yemen kills dozens

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:19am

Heavy fighting in Yemen between pro-government forces and Shiite rebels has killed more than 150 people in the last four days, Yemeni officials and witnesses said Sunday.

US Marines' bravery celebrated 100 years after French battle

Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:01am

High-ranking military officials from the U.S., France and Germany have taken part in Memorial Day ceremonies at an American cemetery in northern France to mark the centennial of the battle of Belleau Wood, a turning point in World War I and a key moment in Marine Corps history.

Israeli strike on Gaza kills 3 Palestinian militants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 6:01am

The Israeli military struck a Gaza observation post on Sunday, killing three Palestinian militants after the troops found a bomb planted along the border.

Taliban suicide bombing kills 2 soldiers in Afghanistan

Mirwais Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 5:45am

A suicide car bomber struck Afghan troops outside an army base in the southern Helmand province on Sunday, killing at least two of them in an attack claimed by the Taliban.

The Latest: Spain rescues 366 migrants in Mediterranean

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 4:45am

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Abbas doctor says Palestinian leader to stay in hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 3:59am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' doctor said Sunday that the 83-year-old will be staying another day in the hospital, abruptly reversing a previous announcement that he would be discharged and adding to the uncertainty surrounding the Palestinian leader's health.

Austrian leader backs role for EU border agency in Africa

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 2:58am

Austria's chancellor says European border guards should be allowed to go to north Africa to prevent migrants from setting off across the Mediterranean Sea in rickety boats.

Irish turn attention to parliament as abortion ban voted out

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 2:23am

Attention is turning Sunday to Ireland's parliament now that the country's citizens have voted in landslide numbers to remove the abortion ban from its constitution.

AP PHOTOS: German wranglers corral wild stallions

Martin Meissner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 2:11am

A reserve about 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Germany's industrial heartland is home to a herd of wild horses, which are left to their own devices all year — except when wranglers come in late May to catch the young stallions.