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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.

Thai authorities block Bangkok march on coup anniversary

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:08pm

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.

14 police killed in Taliban attacks in eastern Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:04pm

An Afghan official says at least 14 police officers have been killed after Taliban attacked several districts in eastern Ghazni province.

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.

Aide: Palestinian leader making swift recovery in hospital

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:02pm

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is alert and making a swift recovery after being hospitalized with a fever over the weekend and should be released within days, an aide and a hospital doctor said Monday.

Congo Ebola vaccination campaign begins with health workers

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:32pm

Congo began an Ebola vaccination campaign Monday in a northwest provincial capital in a major effort to stem an outbreak that already has spread from rural towns into a city of more than 1 million people.

Ex-London mayor quits UK's Labour amid anti-Semitism scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:21pm

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone resigned from Britain's Labour Party on Monday, two years after he was suspended over allegations of anti-Semitism — an issue that continues to roil the left-of-center party.

Germany foreign minister to meet Pompeo over Iran deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:08pm

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Monday that he will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss Washington's position on the nuclear deal with Iran.

Venezuela's opposition scrambles to regroup after Maduro win

Joshua Goodman and Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:04pm

Venezuela's fractured opposition emerged even more powerless Monday, a day after an election it boycotted propelled socialist President Nicolas Maduro to an easy victory amid a crushing economic crisis.

Paraguay opens embassy in Jerusalem, after US and Guatemala

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:04pm

Paraguay opened its new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, following in the footsteps of the United States and Guatemala.

The Latest: Russia says it downed drone near base in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:55pm

The latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):

Populists' pick to be Italian premier scorns bureaucracy

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:30pm

Giuseppe Conte, a bureaucracy-allergic law professor, is hardly a household name in Italy. Yet the 53-year-old academic is the candidate two rival political leaders have chosen to head what they hope will be the country's first populist government.