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Tony Blair says defeating IS requires 'proper ground war'
LONDON (AP) -- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says the Islamic State group will be defeated only with a ground war involving Western troops.... 5/24/2016 12:04 PM

Irish church eyes 2018 papal visit, reconciliation gesture
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The archbishop of Dublin is hoping Pope Francis will visit Northern Ireland as well as Dublin to mark the next edition of the Catholic Church's big family rally.... 5/24/2016 12:02 PM

US biochemical engineer wins $1.2 million technology prize
HELSINKI (AP) -- American biochemical engineer Frances Arnold has won this year's euro 1 million ($1.2 million) Millennium Technology Prize for discoveries in "directed evolution," which has helped sustainable development and clean technology become available in many areas of industry.... 5/24/2016 11:57 AM

Coach: High jump champ Chicherova notified of doping retest
MOSCOW (AP) -- The coach of 2012 Olympic high jump champion Anna Chicherova says the Russian athlete is suspected of doping at the 2008 Beijing Games.... 5/24/2016 11:48 AM

British pound up as markets see lower risk of EU exit
LONDON (AP) -- The British pound posted strong gains Tuesday as market expectations waned somewhat of a British exit from the European Union, so-called Brexit.... 5/24/2016 11:42 AM

Death toll rises in bombing of Syria government strongholds
BEIRUT (AP) -- A suicide bomber who targeted a hospital in a Syrian coastal city the previous day killed 43 people, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, as an activist group raised the overall death toll from the day's unprecedented wave of attacks on government strongholds to 161.... 5/24/2016 11:39 AM

Iraq says clashes with IS outside Fallujah briefly subside
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Clashes between Iraqi government forces and the Islamic State group outside the city of Fallujah briefly subsided on Tuesday, the second day of a large-scale military operation to drive militants out of their key stronghold west of Baghdad.... 5/24/2016 11:36 AM

Forensic official: EgyptAir 804 human remains suggest blast
CAIRO (AP) -- Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said on Tuesday.... 5/24/2016 11:35 AM

Model admits taking vehicle of British millionaire shot dead
MADRID (AP) -- A Slovakian model on trial in the fatal shooting of her millionaire British ex-boyfriend has testified she fled the scene in his vehicle because she was scared after he threatened her and was shot in a struggle over a pistol.... 5/24/2016 11:31 AM

Police help Lisbon port move cargo amid dock workers' strike
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Riot police have held back striking Lisbon dock workers while port operators remove ship containers stranded for several weeks by the walkout over pay and labor rights.... 5/24/2016 11:30 AM

Apple boss Tim Cook: Apps are future of TV
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday that apps are the future of television and that the company wants to help change the entertainment industry.... 5/24/2016 11:29 AM

Lebanese man calls TV, says he killed to avenge son's death
BEIRUT (AP) -- The father of a Lebanese soldier abducted and slain by militants two years ago has phoned a local TV to say he killed a relative of the man he holds responsible for his son's death.... 5/24/2016 11:23 AM

India successfully tests small space shuttle
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India has successfully tested its first small space shuttle as part of its efforts to make low-cost reusable spacecraft.... 5/24/2016 11:11 AM

Obama's Hiroshima trip parachutes him into history disputes
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- By visiting Hiroshima, Barack Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key U.S. allies and trading partners over World War II. In Tokyo's decades-long tug-of-war over history with its neighbors China and South Korea, it's the American president who could end up losing.... 5/24/2016 11:07 AM

The Latest: McCain, Kerry say Obama trip proves Vietnam ties
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) -- The Latest on U.S. President Barack Obama's first visit to Vietnam (all times local):... 5/24/2016 11:04 AM

Ten of thousands protest Belgian social, economic policies
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Ten of thousands of demonstrators have marched through the center of Brussels to protest the center-right government's social and economic policies, which trade unions say cut deep into the foundations of Belgium's welfare state.... 5/24/2016 11:04 AM

Correction: Turkey-Humanitarian Summit story
GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) -- In a story May 20 about the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of War Child's chief executive. He is Rob Williams, not Rob O'Daly.... 5/24/2016 11:03 AM

Obama pushes for better rights in Vietnam after arms deal
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday pressed Vietnam to allow greater freedoms for its citizens, arguing that better human rights would improve the communist country's economy, stability and regional power.... 5/24/2016 11:02 AM

Turkey's Erdogan approves new government led by ally
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday approved a new government formed by one of his most trusted allies, who immediately asserted his intention to institute constitutional reforms that would expand the powers of the presidency.... 5/24/2016 10:44 AM

Greek police evacuate hundreds from Idomeni refugee camp
IDOMENI, Greece (AP) -- Greek authorities sent hundreds of police into the country's largest informal refugee camp Tuesday to support the gradual evacuation of the Idomeni site on the Macedonian border.... 5/24/2016 10:37 AM

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