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Egypt says after bus attack, 12 militants killed in Cairo

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 2:53am

Egypt says security forces killed 12 members of a militant group with suspected links to the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in shootouts in Cairo, just hours after a roadside bomb struck a tourist bus near the Giza Pyramids, wounding at least 17.

Afghan official: Gunmen hit Kabul checkpoint, kill 3 police

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 2:31am

An Afghan official says gunmen stormed a checkpoint in Kabul, killing at least three police officers.

At least 3 killed in China building collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 2:01am

At least three people were killed and four others buried in the collapse of a building in southern China on Monday, authorities said.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy is sworn in as Ukrainian president, immediately disbands the Ukrainian parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 1:57am

Volodymyr Zelenskiy is sworn in as Ukrainian president, immediately disbands the Ukrainian parliament.

Italy's Salvini furious as 47 migrants land despite his ban

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 1:38am

Italy's hard-line Interior Minister Matteo Salvini threatened possible legal action Monday after 47 migrants rescued at sea by a humanitarian aid ship landed on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa despite his explicit ban against them.

Ukraine's new leader gets sworn in, dissolves parliament

Nataliya Vasilyeva and Efrem Lukatsky, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 1:29am

Ukrainian TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn in as the country's new president on Monday, promised to stop the war in the country's east against Russian-backed separatists and immediately disbanded parliament, which he has branded as a group only interested in self-enrichment.

TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy is sworn in as Ukraine's new president

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 1:25am

TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy is sworn in as Ukraine's new president.

Sweden requests detention order for WikiLeaks' Assange

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 1:23am

Swedish authorities on Monday issued a request for a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, a Swedish prosecutor said.

Swedish prosecutor calls for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's detention, first step in possible extradition from UK

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 1:15am

Swedish prosecutor calls for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's detention, first step in possible extradition from UK.

Trump warns Iran not to threaten US or it will face 'end'

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 1:02am

President Donald Trump warned Iran early on Monday not to threaten the United States again or it'll face its "official end," shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad overnight.

Is that Dad? 75 years on, D-Day history still being written

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 12:34am

After decades of searching, Andre Gantois had lost hope.

South Korea vows to send aid to North quickly, may send food

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 12:29am

South Korea vowed Monday to move quickly on its plans to provide $8 million worth of humanitarian aid to North Korea while it also considers sending food to the country that says it's suffering its worst drought in decades.

Sudanese general's path to power ran through Darfur

Samy Magdy and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 12:04am

In April 2015, President Omar al-Bashir traveled to the heart of Sudan's conflict-ravaged Darfur region to congratulate one of his hand-picked commanders on a recent victory over rebels.

Palestinians give cool reception to US peace conference

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 11:49pm

The Palestinian prime minister said Monday that any American peace plan that ignores the Palestinian people's political aspirations for an independent state is doomed to fail.

Australia's prime minister set to form majority government

Trevor Marshallsea, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 11:34pm

Prime Minister Scott Morrison looked set on Monday to form a majority government as vote counting from Australia's weekend election allayed fears that his conservative coalition may have to rule in the minority following its shock victory.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 10:41pm

Two influential Shiite figures in Iraq are warning from pulling their country into a war between the United States and Iran, saying it would turn Iraq into a battlefield and inflict much harm. Their comments came few hours after a rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone, landing less than a mile from the sprawling U.S. Embassy.

US ambassador in China makes rare visit to Tibet

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 10:30pm

The U.S. ambassador to China is making a rare visit to Tibet to meet local officials and raise concerns about restrictions on Buddhist practices and the preservation of the Himalayan region's unique culture and language.

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 9:59pm

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

Kashmir group seeks UN probe into torture by India troops

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 9:54pm

A prominent rights group in Indian-controlled Kashmir is advocating for the United Nations to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate what it calls the endemic use of torture by government forces who have faced a decades-long anti-India uprising in the disputed region.