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Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:04am

Ebola vaccinations will begin Monday in the two rural areas of Congo where the latest deadly outbreak was declared this month, the health ministry said Saturday, as the number of confirmed Ebola cases rose to 35, including 10 deaths.

Burkina Faso resumes ties with China after Taiwan break

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:55am

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

US warns Syrian government not to advance on south

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:50am

The United States warned it would take "firm and appropriate measures" to protect a cease-fire in southern Syria if President Bashar Assad's forces move against rebels there.

World War I battle of Belleau Wood was turning point for US

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:45am

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.

North Korea's Kim meets with South's Moon for 2nd time

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:41am

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met for the second time in a month on Saturday to discuss carrying out the peace commitments they reached in their first summit and Kim's potential meeting with President Donald Trump, Moon's office said.

The Latest: Oman airport to open Sunday after storm closure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:39am

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

Albania opposition rallies to demand government resignation

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:38am

Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters held an anti-government protest Saturday calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Edi Rama, whom they accuse of links to organized crime.

Powerful cyclone lashes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:37am

Cyclone Mekunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula early Saturday, drenching arid Oman and Yemen, cutting off power lines and leaving at least five people dead and more than 30 missing, officials said.

Pakistan's army summons former spy chief over book

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:31am

Pakistan's army has summoned a former spy chief over a book he co-authored with his former Indian counterpart.

Spanish rescuers help 94 migrants crossing Mediterranean

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:25am

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 94 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea from African to European shores.

The Latest: North and South Korean leaders meet again

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:21am

The Latest on diplomatic efforts involving the Koreas (all times local):

Seoul: North and South Korean leaders meet again at border village to discuss U.S.-North Korean summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:04am

Seoul: North and South Korean leaders meet again at border village to discuss U.S.-North Korean summit.

Ireland: Anti-abortion group calls vote result 'a tragedy'

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:21am

A leading anti-abortion group said Saturday that Ireland's historic abortion referendum has resulted in a "tragedy of historic proportions" in a statement that all but admits defeat, as two exit polls predict an overwhelming victory for those seeking to overturn the country's strict ban on terminations.

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.

Struggling in parliament, German far right takes to streets

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:01am

A German far-right party that swept into parliament last year on a wave of anti-migrant sentiment is staging a march Sunday through the heart of Berlin to protest against the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel, accusing it of ruining Germany by allowing the mass immigration of refugees.

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.

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.

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.