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Haiti bracing for trouble as election panel delivers report
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Haitians are bracing for trouble as an electoral verification commission delivers the results of a monthlong review of last year's contested presidential and legislative elections.... 5/30/2016 12:08 AM

Mexican police mount big hunt for kidnapped soccer player
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) -- Federal and state forces mounted a big search operation Sunday for Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido, who was abducted in the crime-plagued northern border state of Tamaulipas.... 5/29/2016 11:27 PM

Woman fails to save friend in Australian crocodile attack
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- Police say a woman struggled in vain to drag her friend from a crocodile's jaws during a late night swim off a northeast Australian beach.... 5/29/2016 10:59 PM

Brazil's Rousseff says impeachment aimed at corruption probe
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Suspended President Dilma Rousseff said in an interview published Sunday that leaked audio recordings of men backing her impeachment show the effort to oust her is meant to stop a wide-ranging corruption probe that has implicated numerous leading Brazilian politicians and businessmen.... 5/29/2016 10:55 PM

American charged in Paris police car attack amid protests
PARIS (AP) -- A 27-year-old American man has been given preliminary charges of attempted murder in an exceptionally violent attack on police in their patrol car that drew national attention, the Paris prosecutor's office said Sunday.... 5/29/2016 9:41 PM

Gibraltar fears border with Spain could close if UK quits EU
MADRID (AP) -- Gibraltar could find its access to the single European market blocked by a hostile Spanish government if the United Kingdom were to vote to leave the European Union in a referendum next month, the chief minister of the tiny British territory on Spain's southwestern tip said Sunday.... 5/29/2016 9:35 PM

More than 700 feared dead in recent Mediterranean crossings
POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) -- Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as rescue ships saved thousands of others in daring operations.... 5/29/2016 8:15 PM

Saudi Arabia slams Iran's role in Iraq as 'unacceptable'
RIYADH (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Sunday that Iran must stop meddling in Iraq and that the presence of Iranian military units there is "unacceptable."... 5/29/2016 7:39 PM

Mexican state prosecutor confirms armed men seized soccer player Alan Pulido
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican state prosecutor confirms armed men seized soccer player Alan Pulido.... 5/29/2016 7:23 PM

Mexican governor confirms armed men seized soccer player Alan Pulido
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican governor confirms armed men seized soccer player Alan Pulido.... 5/29/2016 7:14 PM

Fighting in central Yemen kills 69
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- At least 69 people have been killed and dozens injured in two days of fighting in central Yemen between rebels and forces loyal to the internationally recognized government, Yemeni security officials said on Sunday.... 5/29/2016 6:28 PM

Turkey president raps US, Russia, Iran for presence in Syria
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's president has criticized the United States, Russia and Iran for their presence in Syria and said their unwillingness to depose Syrian President Bashar Assad was contributing to Syrians' pain.... 5/29/2016 6:02 PM

UAE media say US businessman gets 15 years prison
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A Dubai court sentenced an American businessman to 15 years in prison on Sunday after convicting him on theft and fraud charges.... 5/29/2016 5:54 PM

Israel media: Police recommend indicting Netanyahu's wife
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli media reported Sunday that a police investigation has recommended indicting the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over misuse of state funds and inflated household spending.... 5/29/2016 5:52 PM

Uganda, South Korea leaders sign co-operation agreements
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Uganda and South Korea signed cooperation agreements Sunday that officials here hope will lead to transfer of technology as Uganda tries to implement an ambitious industrialization program.... 5/29/2016 5:51 PM

Pope rules out retiring like his predecessor
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis says he has no intention of quitting the papacy - a possibility opened up by his predecessor Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI.... 5/29/2016 5:39 PM

German nationalist slammed over black soccer player comment
BERLIN (AP) -- A top member of a rising German nationalist party drew sharp criticism Sunday for reportedly saying that many people wouldn't want Jerome Boateng, a key player on Germany's national soccer team whose father was born in Ghana, as their neighbor.... 5/29/2016 4:41 PM

Syrian rebels counter IS offensive, retake 2 villages
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels retook two villages from Islamic State militants Sunday as they fought to undo gains made by the extremist group in a surprise offensive days earlier, activists said.... 5/29/2016 4:34 PM

Buried IED blamed on Boko Haram kills 5 in northeast Nigeria
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The military says a tricycle taxi has triggered a homemade explosive buried near a military checkpoint that killed four civilians and a soldier in Nigeria's northeastern town of Biu.... 5/29/2016 4:29 PM

Extremists attack, kill 5 UN peacekeepers in central Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- The United Nations mission in Mali says at least five Togolese peacekeepers have been killed in an attack by extremists in central Mali.... 5/29/2016 4:14 PM



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