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Reports: Palestinian president hospitalized with fever

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 11:29am

President Mahmoud Abbas was hospitalized with fever Sunday just days after undergoing surgery on his ear, an official said.

NYU Abu Dhabi blocks journalists from filming John Kerry

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 11:17am

NYU Abu Dhabi, the branch of the famed New York university, blocked journalists on Sunday night from filming a graduation address by former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Greek police arrest 2 in mob beating of Thessaloniki's mayor

Costas Kantouris, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 10:43am

Police in Greece's second-largest city say they have arrested two people as suspects in an attack that left the mayor of Thessaloniki hospitalized.

Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in Gaza

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 10:40am

A 20-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition after publicly setting himself of fire in the Gaza Strip.

Spain may block jailed separatists from Catalan government

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 10:18am

Spain's government says it is studying the "viability" of the proposal by Catalonia's separatist leader to name former lawmakers who are in jail or fugitives from justice to his new Cabinet.

Turkey's Erdogan seeks expatriate support for re-election

Amer Cohadzic and Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 10:12am

Turkey's president addressed thousands of expatriate Turks in Bosnia's capital Sunday to shore up support before his country's snap presidential and parliamentary elections next month.

Pope Francis to invest 14 new cardinals in June

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 9:46am

Pope Francis on Sunday revealed his latest picks to be cardinals in the Catholic Church, including his chief aide for helping the poor in Rome and prelates based in Iraq and Pakistan, where Christians are a vulnerable minority.

Reports: IS fighters vacating outskirts of Syria's capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 9:43am

A cease-fire between Syrian government forces and Islamic State militants in the southern neighborhoods of Damascus has held for 24 hours amid reports that some of the fighters were permitted to leave, a Syrian war monitoring group said Sunday.

Taiwan 'angry' over not being invited to WHO assembly

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 8:52am

Taiwan's health minister says the island feels "very angry" that it was not invited to the World Health Organization assembly in Geneva.

Spanish boats pick up 162 migrants crossing Mediterranean

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 8:39am

Spain's maritime rescue service says it picked up 162 migrants who were attempting to make the perilous trip across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe this weekend.

Spanish police arrest 12 from alleged hash smuggling ring

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 8:34am

Spanish authorities say they have broken up an alleged drug ring that smuggled hashish from Morocco to Europe.

Malaysia ex-leader seeks police protection amid graft probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 8:12am

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is under investigation for a massive corruption scandal, has sought police protection over concern about his family's safety, Malaysia's national news agency reported Sunday.

Record Everest climber returns, already planning next trip

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 7:04am

A veteran Sherpa guide who scaled Mount Everest for a record 22nd time last week returned from the mountain on Sunday and said he's already planning his next trip.

Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 7:04am

Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine Monday in Mbandaka, the northwestern city of 1.2 million where the deadly disease has infected some residents, Congo's health minister announced.

Sudan protests Egyptian serial about terrorists

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 5:07am

Sudan has summoned Egypt's ambassador to complain about a TV series that it says portrays Egyptian terrorists living in the neighboring country.

Maoist rebels detonate bomb in east India; 6 police killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 3:48am

At least six police officials were killed and another was critically injured on Sunday when Maoist rebels targeted their vehicle with a bomb in eastern India, police said.

Insect ambassadors: Honeybees buzz on Berlin cathedral

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 3:38am

On the roof of Berlin's cathedral, bees are buzzing.

Taiwan president, pressed by Beijing, pledges more security

Ralph Jennings, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 10:55pm

Taiwan's president said Sunday her government will step up security measures to respond to military threats from China.

Cuba: 110 died in plane crash, 3 survivors 'critical'

Andrea Rodriguez and Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 6:49pm

The only three survivors of Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades were clinging to life Saturday, a day after their passenger jet crashed in a fireball in Havana's rural outskirts with 113 people on board.