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The Latest: Russia criticizes US stance on Syrian al-Qaida
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the fighting in Syria (all times local):... 5/27/2016 12:21 PM

Nigeria: Local leaders back militants hitting oil production
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) -- Community leaders and activists in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta voiced support for a new group of violent militants, saying their demands for a greater share of oil wealth match the aspirations of local people.... 5/27/2016 12:18 PM

Iraq's Shiite cleric urges protection for Fallujah residents
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The spiritual leader of Iraq's Shiites has called on Iraqi forces battling to retake the city of Fallujah from Islamic State militants to protect civilians trapped there.... 5/27/2016 12:09 PM

The Latest: UN official says IOM joining world body
GENEVA (AP) -- The Latest on Europe's response to the migrant crisis (all times local):... 5/27/2016 12:07 PM

South Sudan: Army major arrested allegedly smuggling ivory
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- South Sudan authorities arrested an army major and a Chinese oil worker for allegedly trafficking elephant ivory and endangered pangolin meat through the country's Paloich oil fields.... 5/27/2016 12:05 PM

IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics
LONDON (AP) -- Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.... 5/27/2016 12:04 PM

3 Cambodian commandos jailed for attack on legislators
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- A Cambodian court on Friday convicted three military commandos of beating up two opposition lawmakers outside the parliament last year, and sentenced them to one year each in prison. The legislators' lawyer called the punishment too lenient.... 5/27/2016 11:59 AM

Cyprus president ready for peace talks after UN spat over
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Talks to reunify the ethnically divided island of Cyprus appear to be back on track after its president said he's ready to pick up where things left off following a halt after a perceived attempt to diplomatically upgrade the island's breakaway Turkish Cypriot north.... 5/27/2016 11:59 AM

Indian army: 6 rebels, 1 soldier killed in Kashmir fighting
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Six suspected rebels and a soldier have been killed in two separate gunbattles in Indian-controlled Kashmir, the Indian army said Friday.... 5/27/2016 11:54 AM

EU launches effort against 'grey economy' of undeclared work
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is launching an effort to contain the so-called "grey economy" of undeclared and untaxed work.... 5/27/2016 11:53 AM

Turkey upset over images of US soldiers with Kurdish symbols
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey on Friday lashed out at the United States after images surfaced apparently showing U.S. soldiers in Syria wearing the insignia of a Kurdish group opposed by Ankara.... 5/27/2016 11:52 AM

Russian riot police halt wrestling brawl over Rio 2016 spot
MOSCOW (AP) -- Riot police had to be sent in when a scuffle erupted after a Russian wrestling championship bout.... 5/27/2016 11:49 AM

EU committing $645 million to Colombia's peacebuilding
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has committed to provide Colombia with a package of 575 million euros ($645 million) to help the nation recover from a half century of civil war.... 5/27/2016 11:49 AM

NATO: Aegean patrols helping stem migrant tide
ABOARD THE FGS BONN (AP) -- A multinational NATO maritime force deployed to the Aegean to help stop the smuggling of migrants from Turkey to Greece has aided in reducing the flow into Europe, in a large part by helping to bridge historic animosities between the two countries, the flotilla's commander said.... 5/27/2016 11:46 AM

3 foreign tourists dead after boat capsizes in Thailand
KOH SAMUI, Thailand (AP) -- Rescuers in Thailand searched Friday for a British man who was still missing after a speedboat packed with tourists capsized near the popular resort island of Koh Samui, leaving three women dead, officials said.... 5/27/2016 11:34 AM

South Korea leader seeks African support against North Korea
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- South Korea's president on Friday urged African leaders to support international efforts to denuclearize North Korea.... 5/27/2016 11:30 AM

IS grabs territory from Syrian rebels near Turkish border
BEIRUT (AP) -- Militants of the Islamic State group on Friday seized at least six villages from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border in rapid advances that forced the evacuation of a crucial hospital amid heavy fighting in the area, Syrian opposition activists and an international medical organization said.... 5/27/2016 11:27 AM

UN agency reports no Iranian violations of nuclear deal
VIENNA (AP) -- The U.N. nuclear agency has reported no new Iranian violations of a landmark nuclear deal Tehran signed with six world powers that limits its atomic prowess in exchange for sanctions relief.... 5/27/2016 11:23 AM

Lobsang Sangay sworn in as PM of Tibetan government-in-exile
DHARMSALA, India (AP) -- Lobsang Sangay was sworn in for his second term as prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile Friday and said he will make maximum efforts to achieve regional autonomy for Tibet during his five-year term, but will prepare a strategy for the next 50 years if it's unsuccessful.... 5/27/2016 11:02 AM

Savchenko: I could run for president if Ukrainians want it
MOSCOW (AP) -- Nadezhda Savchenko, a pilot who returned to a hero's welcome in Ukraine after two years in Russian custody, declared Friday she would run for president if that's what Ukrainians wanted.... 5/27/2016 11:01 AM

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