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UN health agency issues 1st strategy to address snake bites

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:20am

The World Health Organization is publishing its first-ever global strategy to tackle the problem of snake bites, aiming to halve the number of people killed and disabled by snakes by 2030.

Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:51am

A senior German diplomat headed Thursday to Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. and increasing pressure from Washington.

Animal rights activists score win at Barcelona zoo

Renata Brito, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:49am

Animal rights activists in Barcelona are celebrating a victory after the Spanish city ordered its municipal zoo to restrict the reproduction of captive animals unless their young are destined to be reintroduced into the wild.

Theresa May hunkers down as premiership enters its end stage

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:14am

British Prime Minister Theresa May was hunkered down with close allies on Thursday as she considered whether to give in to relentless pressure to resign, or fight on to save her Brexit plan and her premiership.

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

A banner emblazoned with the words "Honor to Mussolini" unfurled just steps from the Milan piazza where the fascist dictator's body was hung upside down after his 1945 execution. Fascist slogans and one-armed salutes shouted at protests. The country's right-wing interior minister skipping commemorations for the 74th anniversary of Italy's liberation from Nazi occupation.

'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.

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

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 claims victory in Indian election

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.

2 US warships sail through Taiwan Strait, draw China protest

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 poised for sweep as Indian votes are counted

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

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi party claimed it had won re-election with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the stock market soared 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.