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In sharp turn, North Korean media return to angry tone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:26am

North Korean media are stepping up their rhetorical attacks on South Korea and joint military exercises with the United States, warning that a budding detente could be in danger.

Palestinian foreign minister asks ICC to investigate Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:17am

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki has arrived at the International Criminal Court to call on prosecutors there to open an immediate investigation into Israel's settlements in the Palestinian territories.

Yemeni officials: Rebel shelling kills 5 in Marib province

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:13am

Yemeni officials say shells fired by the country's Shiite rebels have killed at least five civilians in the central province of Marib.

Palestinian foreign minister arrives at International Criminal Court to ask for Israeli settlement policy investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:10am

Palestinian foreign minister arrives at International Criminal Court to ask for Israeli settlement policy investigation.

Sweden to distribute brochure in case of crisis or war

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:59am

Sweden will distribute a booklet to some 4.8 million households about what to do in the event of a crisis, including war.

Mayor in Russia's fourth-largest city abruptly resigns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:41am

The mayor of Russia's fourth-largest city has stepped down to protest a government-promoted law which scrapped mayoral elections.

Afghan official: Taliban attacks kill 14 policemen in Ghazni

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:11am

The Taliban launched a wave of attacks in Afghanistan's eastern province of Ghazni, killing at least 14 police officers, including a district police chief and a reserve unit's commander, Afghan officials said Tuesday.

Palestinian leader's health apparently improving in hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:52am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appears to be making a swift recovery in hospital from his latest health troubles.

Thai authorities block Bangkok march on coup anniversary

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:46am

Police in the Thai capital blocked a march Tuesday by pro-democracy activists protesting four years of military rule and calling for elections this year.

Speaker's long tenure embodies Lebanon's political stasis

Bassem Mroue and Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:16am

Lebanon's longtime parliament speaker Nabih Berri often seems like a veteran schoolteacher with a class of unruly students, using threats and jokes and occasional gavel-pounding to keep the assembly in order.

China sentences Tibetan activist to 5 years for separatism

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:03am

A Chinese judge sentenced a Tibetan shopkeeper to five years in prison for inciting separatism, based on his comments in a New York Times documentary in which the man talked about the erosion of his culture and language in the tightly secured region.

Foreign media arrive for North Korea nuke site closing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:58pm

A small group of foreign journalists arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to cover the dismantling of the country's nuclear test site later this week, but without South Korean media initially also scheduled to participate.

Indonesia raises alert for Merapi volcano, sets no-go zone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:46pm

Indonesian authorities raised the alert for the volatile Mount Merapi volcano on the densely populated island of Java and ordered people within 3 kilometers (2 miles) to evacuate.

Gang gunmen wound Mexican official, 7 others in Guadalajara

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:06pm

Authorities in Mexico's second biggest city say gunmen for an organized crime gang tried to kill a state official, wounding him, three police officers and four civilians.

Commission says Nicaraguan government violated human rights

Luis Manuel Galeano, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:52pm

The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega violated human rights through the excessive use of force against street demonstrations, according to the preliminary observations of investigators from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights released Monday.

UN chief urges Lebanon's Hezbollah to halt military action

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:27pm

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly criticized Hezbollah for operating as the most heavily armed militia and a political party in Lebanon and urged the militant group to halt military activities inside and outside the country, including in Syria.

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrives at office of anti-graft body after being summoned for questioning

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:52pm

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrives at office of anti-graft body after being summoned for questioning.

Cuban state media say 23-year-old survivor of Friday's plane crash in Havana has died, raising the death toll to 111

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:07pm

Cuban state media say 23-year-old survivor of Friday's plane crash in Havana has died, raising the death toll to 111.

2 Brazilians arrested in attempt to smuggle African migrants

Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:04pm

A group of African migrants set sail last month on a 1,900-mile (3,000-kilometer) journey across the Atlantic to Brazil, but quickly ran into trouble and were adrift for weeks before fishermen towed them ashore, Brazilian authorities said Monday.