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Pakistan says it has test-fired nuclear-capable missile

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:52am

Pakistan's military says it has successfully test-fired a long-range ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

AP PHOTOS: Fascist legacy endures in Rome's architecture

Andrew Medichini and Beatrice Larco, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:48am

While Germany systematically wiped out traces of Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime after World War II, the legacy of his Axis ally, Benito Mussolini, remains present in Italy even today.

Fascist symbols and rhetoric on rise in Italian EU vote

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:34am

"Honor to Mussolini" read the banner unfurled steps away from the Milan piazza where the Fascist dictator's body was hung upside down in 1945 by partisans after his summary execution. That this was the eve of the 74th anniversary of Italy's liberation from Nazi-fascism was not lost on the leader of the group of soccer hooligans with the banner as he gave the straight-armed fascist salute.

'War is ugly': For French vet, D-Day's lessons are timeless

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 12:44am

There were countless times on D-Day and in the fighting in Normandy that followed when Leon Gautier could have been killed or grievously wounded.

For Gaza grooms, crippling debt overshadows marital bliss

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 11:54pm

Two years ago, Gaza resident Saleh Abu Serdanah took out a small loan in order to get married and start a family. These days, the 31-year-old construction worker is on the run, hiding from police in a tiny rental apartment and unable to repay the money he borrowed.

Dutch, UK polls open, starting 4 days of European elections

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 11:34pm

Dutch and U.K. polls opened Thursday in elections for the European Parliament, starting four days of voting across the 28-nation bloc that pits supporters of deeper integration against populist euroskeptics who want more power for their national governments.

Dutch polls open, setting in motion 4 days of voting in European Union member states to elect the bloc's parliament.

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 11:31pm

Dutch polls open, setting in motion 4 days of voting in European Union member states to elect the bloc's parliament.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:41pm

The National Weather Service says a "violent tornado" has touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri, causing possible fatalities and heavy damage. The service reports that a "confirmed large and destructive tornado" was observed over Jefferson City at 11:43 p.m. Wednesday, moving northeast at 40 mph.

The Latest: Modi's party builds on lead in India vote count

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:14pm

The Latest on India's general elections results (all times local):

Defeated Indonesia candidate to challenge vote at top court

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:06pm

The defeated candidate in Indonesia's presidential election is expected to challenge the result in court Thursday as calm returned to the capital following a 24-hour spasm of apparently orchestrated violence.

Taiwan says 2 US warships sail through Taiwan Strait

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 9:52pm

Two U.S. warships have sailed through the Taiwan Strait in an apparent show of support for the government of the self-ruled island, which China claims as its own.

Modi's party has commanding lead as Indian votes are counted

Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 8:49pm

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party had a commanding lead as votes were counted Thursday after a six-week general election, sending the stock market soaring in anticipation of another five-year term for the Hindu nationalist leader.

6 Brazilian tourists die of carbon monoxide in Chile

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:51pm

Six Brazilian tourists were found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning Wednesday inside an old apartment where they were staying in central Santiago.

UN: ex-German president resigned UN job for health reasons

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:43pm

Former German President Horst Kohler has resigned from his role as the secretary-general's personal envoy for the disputed Western Sahara, citing health reasons, the United Nations said Wednesday.

Group of Yazidi women victims of IS get new life in France

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 1:58pm

France is taking in a new group of Yazidis including women victimized by the Islamic State group and their children.

Mexico morgue left bodies to rot for 2 years before autopsy

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 1:19pm

A morgue in western Mexico was so overcrowded and poorly run that some unidentified bodies were left to rot for two years before being autopsied, a report said Wednesday.

Vigilante attacks on the rise in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 1:12pm

Vigilante attacks in which mobs injure or kill people suspected of wrongdoing are increasing in Mexico, the National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday.

UN demands Britain end rule of Chagos Islands in 6 months

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 12:51pm

The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to demand that Britain end its "colonial administration" of the Chagos Islands, which include the U.S. air base on Diego Garcia, and return them to Mauritius within six months.

AP Was There: American Taliban Fighter in US custody

Burt Herman, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 12:39pm

This story was first published on Dec. 2, 2001, when AP journalist Burt Herman reported on the discovery of American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh in Afghanistan. We are reprinting the story now to mark Lindh's release after nearly two decades in prison.