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Global slavery index says 45.8 million people in servitude

May 31, 2016

LONDON (AP) — About 45.8 million people around the world are trapped in modern slavery, a charity said Tuesday — almost a third more than it estimated two years ago. more »»

The Latest: German firefighter admits refugee home arson

May 31, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

4:05 p.m. more »»

Ex-Miss Turkey gets suspended sentence for insulting Erdogan

May 31, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A court on Tuesday convicted a former Miss Turkey of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan through social media postings and gave her a 14-month suspended sentence, amid... more »»

Wanted Taiwanese fugitive dies in car accident in California

May 31, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — A former tycoon wanted on allegations of embezzlement and fraud in Taiwan has died in a car accident in California, the island's foreign ministry confirmed on Tuesday. more »»

UN: 880 killed in Mediterranean shipwrecks over last week

May 31, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — Survivors' accounts now indicate the dangerous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy claimed at least 880 lives in the last week as unseaworthy, overcrowded smuggling boats... more »»

EU drug agency: Ecstasy is making a comeback among the young

May 31, 2016

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Ecstasy is becoming popular again in the European Union, with online sales and targeted marketing helping to drive the revival among a new generation of users, the EU drug... more »»

UN: Sex transmission of Zika more common than first thought

May 31, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency says sexual transmission of Zika is more common than first though. more »»

Taliban attack buses in north Afghanistan, kill 9, abduct 35

May 31, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban attacked several buses on a road in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday morning, forcing passengers to disembark and killing nine people and abducting at least... more »»

Iraqi forces in Fallujah repel IS attack in city's south

May 31, 2016

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah repelled a four-hour attack by the Islamic State group in the city's south on Tuesday, a day after first moving into the... more »»

Polish justice minister revives Polanski extradition drive

May 31, 2016

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's justice minister on Tuesday revived an effort to have filmmaker Roman Polanski extradited to the U.S. more »»

France braces for more strikes, gas shortage continues

May 31, 2016

PARIS (AP) — France is bracing for new strikes this week and continues to face a gasoline shortage, with six out of height refineries blocked or partially disrupted by protests against a labor law. more »»

Airstrikes kills 23 in Syrian city; Russia says not involved

May 31, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — A wave of late night airstrikes pummeled the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, killing at least 23 people, wounding dozens and trapping several under the rubble of their homes as... more »»

UN health agency trumpets 'plain packaging' for tobacco

May 31, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The UN health agency says "plain packaging" on tobacco products has shown to be an effective complement to health warnings, advertising restrictions, and curbs on misleading... more »»

Gulf economic slowdown sees foreign workers trapped by debts

May 31, 2016

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The economic slowdown gripping countries across the Persian Gulf can be seen in layoffs, slowed construction projects and government cutbacks. more »»

Haiti council starts deliberating on possible election redo

May 31, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's electoral authorities begin deliberating Tuesday whether they should annul results of the disputed presidential election's first round, as recommended by a... more »»

Haiti panel recommends throwing out results of disputed vote

May 31, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A special verification commission on Monday recommended throwing out the disputed results of Haiti's first-round presidential election because it appeared to be... more »»

Air strikes pummel rebel-held city of Idlib

May 31, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — A wave of air strikes on a rebel-held stronghold in northwest Syria Monday night caused mass casualties and sparked fresh clashes. more »»

Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido overpowered kidnappers

May 30, 2016

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — About 24 hours after he was kidnapped, Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido found himself alone with one of his captors and saw his chance. more »»

Nigeria: Security forces kill oil militants, separatists

May 30, 2016

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian security forces clashed with oil militants and Biafran secessionists in separate bloody confrontations Monday that killed at least 20 civilians and two police... more »»

Head of Egypt's journalists union to stand trial

May 30, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday referred the head of Egypt's journalists union and two board members to trial after they were formally charged with spreading false news and harboring... more »»

 
 
 

 

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