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Argentina court sentences former junta leader Reynaldo Bignone to 20 years in prison for Operation Condor crimes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:40pm

Argentina court sentences former junta leader Reynaldo Bignone to 20 years in prison for Operation Condor crimes.

Brazil police identify 4 of 30-plus men wanted in gang rape

Renata Brito and Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:51pm

Police said Friday that they have identified and are searching for four of the more than 30 men suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, a case that has rocked Latin America's largest nation and highlighted its endemic problem of violence against women.

Israeli ex-officers issue peace plan, condemn gov't inaction

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:01pm

A group of more than 200 Israeli military and intelligence officers criticized the government for a lack of action in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Friday and issued a detailed plan they say can end the impasse.

Iraqi troops advance on IS-held Fallujah

Ali Abdul-Hassan, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 12:50pm

Iraqi troops pushed toward Fallujah from the south Friday, aiming to completely surround the militant-held city, Iraq's elite counterterrrorism forces said.

Migrant shipwreck survivor says he was under hull, pal died

Gennaro MacEli, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 12:50pm

A Sudanese man who survived the capsizing of a heavily overcrowded smugglers boat off Libya recounted Friday how the vessel tipped over when fellow migrants heard the voice of approaching rescuers and rushed above deck, leaving hundreds of people foundering in the Mediterranean.

Pakistani premier to undergo open heart surgery in London

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 12:10pm

A spokesman says Pakistan's prime minister is due to undergo open heart surgery in London next week.

Gulf Air says Manila-Manama flight hits severe turbulence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 12:10pm

Bahrain's state carrier Gulf Air says severe turbulence on a flight from Manila to Manama caused some crew and passengers to suffer minor injuries.

Report: Rockets fired from Syria hit Turkey, 5 wounded

Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 11:51am

Turkey's state-run news agency says rockets fired from Syria have struck southern Turkey wounding five people.

The Latest: HRW: 165,000 Syrians trapped at Turkish border

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 11:41am

The Latest on the fighting in Syria (all times local):

The Latest: UN chief welcomes Obama's Hiroshima visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 11:41am

The Latest on U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima, Japan (all times local):

IS grabs territory from Syrian rebels near Turkish border

Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 11:20am

Militants of the Islamic State group on Friday seized a string of villages from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border in rapid advances that forced the evacuation of a hospital and trapped tens of thousands of people amid heavy fighting, Syrian opposition activists and an international medical organization said.

Man with reported ties to Montreal Mafia gunned down

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 11:10am

Quebec provincial police say a man with reported high-level ties to organized crime has been shot dead north of Montreal.

Uganda: 5 al-Shabab World Cup bombers given life in jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 10:51am

A judge has given life sentences to five men convicted of carrying out twin bombings which killed 76 people who were watching the 2010 World Cup final in the Ugandan capital Kampala.

Egypt says search for crashed EgyptAir plane narrows

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 10:41am

The search for the EgyptAir plane which crashed last week killing all 66 people on board has narrowed to a 5-kilometer-wide area in the Mediterranean Sea, based on signals from the craft's emergency beacon, Egypt's chief investigator said.

The Latest: IOM eyes closer ties to UN to help migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 10:21am

The Latest on Europe's response to the migrant crisis (all times local):

Macedonian president partially annuls politicians' pardons

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 10:11am

Bowing to domestic and international pressure, Macedonia's president says he is rescinding some of the pardons he issued to politicians accused in a wiretap scandal.

EU imposes more airplane, shipping sanctions on North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 9:40am

The European Union has added several measures to its North Korea sanctions list because of the regime's continued nuclear and missile testing programs.

Turkey upset over images of US soldiers with Kurdish symbols

Suzan Fraser and Lolita Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 9:31am

Turkey on Friday lashed out at the United States after images surfaced apparently showing U.S. soldiers in Syria wearing the insignia of a Kurdish group opposed by Ankara.

Duterte wins Philippine presidency in official count

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 9:00am

Philippine lawmakers completed the official vote count from May 9 elections on Friday and announced that Mayor Rodrigo Duterte won the presidency by an overwhelming margin, while Rep. Leni Robredo triumphed as vice president.