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Fire at Ukrainian home for the elderly kills 17, injures 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 4:40am

Ukraine's emergency services say a pre-dawn fire has swept through a private home for the elderly, killing 17 people and injuring five others.

UN: 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 4:21am

Over 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried desperately to reach Europe in unseaworthy smuggling boats, the U.N. refugee agency said Sunday.

Breakaway Taliban faction expresses support for peace talks

Mirwais Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 4:00am

A breakaway Taliban faction is willing to hold peace talks with the Afghan government but will demand the imposition of Islamic law and the departure of all foreign forces, a senior leader of the group said Sunday.

The Latest: Europeans mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 4:00am

The Latest on the ceremonies commemorating the Battle of Verdun in World War I (all times local):

German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 3:40am

France's president and Germany's chancellor want their countries' improbable friendship to be a source of hope for today's fractured Europe as they commemorate the centenary of the longest battle of World War I.

Iran parliament chief retains post despite reformist gains

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 3:20am

Iran's long-serving parliament speaker will retain his post despite gains by reformists in elections held earlier this year, the official IRNA news agency reported Sunday.

UN refugee agency: Over 700 migrants feared dead in 3 Mediterranean shipwrecks in south of Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 2:50am

UN refugee agency: Over 700 migrants feared dead in 3 Mediterranean shipwrecks in south of Italy.

Nepal honors 9 Sherpas who paved way for Everest climbers

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 2:50am

Nepal celebrated Everest Day on Sunday by honoring nine Sherpa guides who fixed ropes and dug the route to the summit so hundreds of climbers could scale the world's highest mountain this month, following two years of disasters.

Fiji pulls some peacekeepers from Egypt amid security fears

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 1:50am

Fiji said Sunday it's bringing home about 65 of the 300-plus peacekeepers it has stationed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and has closed remote bases there as the security situation deteriorates.

UK Conservative Party dispute over immigration escalates

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 1:30am

Senior Conservative Party members in Britain have intensified their attacks on Prime Minister David Cameron with an open letter accusing him of misleading the public over immigration.

Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF

Louise Watt, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 11:40pm

China's decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down past sensitivities, and even shame, about the issue.

Ex-presidents meet with Venezuela government, oppo

Jorge Rueda, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 6:00pm

A group of former presidents has held secret meetings in the Dominican Republic with Venezuelan officials and government opponents in an attempt to mediate the South American nation's political standoff.

Sicilian doc hopes baby who lost mom at sea inspires others

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 3:40pm

A doctor on a tiny island off Sicily is hoping a 9-month-old Nigerian girl, who lost her mom at sea, will change opinions regarding migrants.

Correction: Argentina-Operation Condor story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 3:11pm

In a story May 27 about an Argentina court ruling on human rights crimes related to the Operation Condor conspiracy in South America, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Ronni Moffitt was an aide to former Chilean ambassador Orlando Letelier. She was the aide's wife.

Drug lord 'Chapo' Guzman's lawyers split on extradition case

E. Eduardo Castillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 3:10pm

Jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's fight to stave off extradition to the United States has led to a schism among some of the people he's counting on most: his own lawyers.

Syria rebels attacked by IS militants, government troops

Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 2:30pm

Islamic State militants entered a major Syrian opposition stronghold in the country's north on Saturday, clashing with rebels on the edges of the town as the extremist group builds on its most significant advance near the Turkish border in two years — even as it loses ground elsewhere in the country and in neighboring Iraq.

Niger military kills 10 Boko Haram extremists

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 11:20am

Niger's army has killed at least 10 Boko Haram militants after they tried to attack a military post in the country's southeast near its border with Nigeria.

AP Analysis: Hopes for peace dim with new Taliban leader

Lynne O'Donnell, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 11:10am

Afghanistan's government has offered the new Taliban leader a choice: make peace or face the same fate as his predecessor, killed in a U.S. drone strike last week. But Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada is a hard-liner who has used his religious credentials to justify the Taliban insurgency that has killed or wounded tens of thousands of Afghan civilians as a "holy war" and his succession has inspired little hope for an end to the bloodshed.

Palestinian leader wants time cap for any talks with Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 10:40am

The Palestinian president said Saturday that if an upcoming Paris conference succeeds in relaunching the long-stalled Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, it should also set a time cap and mechanisms to implement their resolutions.