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Burkina Faso resumes ties with China after Taiwan break

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:18am

The West African Nation of Burkina Faso has formally resumed diplomatic ties with China after breaking off relations with Taiwan, which now has just 18 diplomatic allies.

Africa slowly turning to cremations, though long taboo

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:07am

Wailing women, long speeches, livestock slaughtered for a feast. For many in Africa, funerals are multi-day gatherings and deeply traditional, with elaborate burial rites to emphasize the belief that the dead are not really dead.

The Latest: Cyclone batters eastern Yemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:51am

The Latest on the cyclone battering Oman and Yemen (all times local):

Powerful cyclone lashes Oman, Yemen; 3 dead, 40 missing

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:47am

Cyclone Mekunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula early Saturday, drenching arid Oman and Yemen, cutting off power lines and leaving at least three dead and 40 missing, officials said.

Congo says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:47am

Congo's health ministry says there are now 35 confirmed cases of Ebola in the country's northwest, including 10 deaths confirmed from the often lethal virus.

Ethiopia releasing British national detained in 2014

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:36am

Ethiopia says it is releasing an Ethiopia-born British national detained in Yemen in 2014 under the country's infamous anti-terror law.

Cameroon sentences Anglophone activists on terror charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:25am

A military tribunal in Cameroon has sentenced seven Anglophone activists to prison on terrorism and other charges as the government continues to crack down on protests in the country's English-speaking regions.

World War I battle of Bellau Wood was a turning point for US

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:53am

It was the spring of 1918, and the German army was making a final push toward Paris. The only thing in their way was a contingent of Allied troops, including untested U.S. forces near the Marne River in northern France.

Ireland: Exit polls predict win for repealing abortion ban

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:21am

Official counting began Saturday in Ireland's historic abortion rights referendum, with two exit polls predicting an overwhelming victory for those seeking to end the country's strict ban.

S. Korea relieved about Trump-Kim summit revival efforts

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:29am

South Korea on Saturday expressed cautious relief about the revived talks for a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following a whirlwind 24 hours that saw Trump canceling the highly-anticipated meeting before saying it's potentially back on.

India military says 4 militants killed near Kashmir frontier

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:20am

At least four suspected militants were killed in a gunbattle with government troops Saturday after crossing into the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir from the Pakistani side of the disputed territory, the Indian military said.

Chinese official: Destroy terrorism 'breeding ground'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:53pm

China's top anti-terrorism official has called for closer international cooperation to "destroy the breeding ground of terrorism," along with a ramping-up of already overwhelming counterterrorism measures at home.

Declassified US cables link Uribe to Colombia drug cartels

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:36pm

Newly declassified State Department cables show that when Alvaro Uribe was making his rise to Colombia's presidency in the 1990s, U.S. officials were frequently told he had ties to the nation's then-powerful drug cartels.

Canceled summit raises stakes for China over North Korea

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:17pm

President Donald Trump's abrupt withdrawal from his planned summit with North Korea raises the stakes for China to show that it can steer the North toward easing tensions over its nuclear program. But despite a recent warming in ties, Beijing's influence over its neighbor may be overstated.

Colombia re-arrests Pablo Escobar's hitman for extortion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:41pm

Colombian police have re-arrested a former hit man for the late drug lord Pablo Escobar as part of an investigation into extortion.

2 N. Korean diplomats behind US summit back-and-forth

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:29pm

An aging North Korean nuclear strategist involved in now-dormant disarmament deals. His former interpreter in international negotiations who is now North Korea's highest-ranking female diplomat.

Canadian police seek 2 after bomb wounds 15 at restaurant

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:09pm

Police hunted for two people Friday after an explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant at a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people.

The Latest: Exit polls project Irish repealing abortion ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:41pm

The Latest on the abortion referendum in Ireland (all times local):

2 major exit polls project that Irish voters have decided to repeal strict ban on abortions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:31pm

2 major exit polls project that Irish voters have decided to repeal strict ban on abortions.