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Pope to bishops: Stop ordering faithful around, fight graft

May 18, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has told bishops to strongly denounce corruption and to act more like pastors than "pilots" telling the faithful what to d. more »»

Brokers tricking Rohingya children onto trafficking boats

May 18, 2015

SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — The boy was shoved onto the wooden vessel with hundreds of other Rohingya Muslims. more »»

Turmoil in UK's Labour Party after election loss

May 18, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party is struggling to regain its balance after suffering one of its worst election results in modern times. more »»

EU approves military plan to target traffickers

May 18, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations on Monday approved plans for a naval operation to go after the trafficking networks that send thousands of migrants across the Mediterranean toward Europe... more »»

Nurse convicted of killing 2 UK patients with insulin

May 18, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A medical mystery that began four years ago with unexplained deaths in a British hospital ended Monday when a nurse was convicted of using insulin to murder two patients. more »»

Ordinary people help migrants as Asia struggles with crisis

May 18, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — For hundreds of migrants stranded at sea in sinking boats, the first helping hand came not from governments but from fishermen who towed them to safety. more »»

3 EU nations pledge cooperation on developing 'Euro-drone'

May 18, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — Germany, France and Italy have pledged cooperation to jointly develop a "Euro-drone" for intelligence-gathering and surveillance of the skies. more »»

After coup attempt, Burundi President fire 3 ministers

May 18, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — An official says Burundi's president has fired his defense minister and two other Cabinet ministers after a failed coup attempt. more »»

It's a winner: When tennis and fashion collide in Paris

May 18, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Well before Andre Agassi caused a stir with his stone-washed denim shorts at the French Open, the clay courts at Roland Garros were a sporting catwalk for fashion experimentation. more »»

South Africa: Bob Hewitt gets 6 years in prison for rape

May 18, 2015

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African judge sentenced retired doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt to six years in prison for rape and sexual assault on Monday. more »»

Greece says it needs bailout deal by end of May

May 18, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's cash-strapped government signaled Monday it needs a deal with its bailout lenders by the end of the month to avoid defaulting on its debt, as renewed concern rattle... more »»

Russian troops captured in Ukraine transferred to capital

May 18, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two Russian soldiers captured while fighting in war-torn eastern Ukraine are being transported to the capital, Kiev, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Monday. more »»

Blasts at Kurdish party offices in Turkey injure 6

May 18, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Less than three weeks before Turkey's general election, two separate explosions in buildings housing the local headquarters of a pro-Kurdish political party injured at least... more »»

Islamic State killed hundreds as it took Iraq's Ramadi

May 18, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants likely killed up to 500 Iraqi civilians and soldiers and forced 8,000 people to flee from their homes as they captured the Iraqi city of Ramadi, a provincia... more »»

After truce, Saudi-led coalition resumes airstrikes in Yemen

May 18, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition airstrikes targeting Yemen's Shiite rebels resumed early on Monday in the southern port city of Aden after a five-day truce expired amid talks on the... more »»

Official: Ethiopia detains 200 suspected human smugglers

May 18, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Two hundred suspected human smugglers have been detained as part of the Ethiopian government's efforts to stem the number of citizens trying to illegally migrate to... more »»

11 detained in ambush of Saudi prince's convoy in Paris

May 18, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office says 11 people have been detained in relation to last year's dramatic ambush of a Saudi prince's diplomatic convoy. more »»

Nigerian military: 10 Boko Haram camps destroyed in forest

May 18, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military says it has destroyed 10 Boko Haram camps, killed many militants and captured heavy weaponry in the northeastern Sambisa Forest. more »»

After coup attempt, Burundi deploys army to quell protests

May 18, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Heavily armed soldiers were deployed in Burundi's capital on Monday to quell persistent street protests against the president's bid for a third term, which sparked a cou... more »»

AP PHOTOS: A look from the niqab, worn by some Muslim women

May 18, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Across the Middle East and elsewhere, some conservative Muslim women only look out at the world around them from behind the niqab.

For most, the niqab is a choice. more »»

 
 
 

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