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  • Thai official warns of 'alarming level' of boat people
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 9:24 pm
    Thailand's Foreign Minister said Friday that the upsurge of boat people in Southeast Asia has reached an "alarming level," and called for governments in the region to address the root causes of the crisis -- a reference to the swelling number of refugees who have fled persecution in Myanmar.
  • Biblical soap opera enjoying ungodly success in Brazil
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 9:04 pm
    The actress agonizes on her deathbed, her hair and makeup impeccable, as the hunky male lead clutches her hand. Tears pour down his face while her eyelids flutter to a final close.
  • Volcano erupts on southern Japanese island
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 8:36 pm
    A volcano erupted on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, spewing black clouds of ash and rock towering into the sky and prompting authorities to tell residents to evacuate the island.
  • Ex-Guatemala vice president's properties raided amid scandal
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 8:17 pm
    Authorities in Guatemala have raided properties linked to former Vice President Roxana Baldetti, who resigned amid a customs corruption scandal that implicated her former private secretary.
  • Volcano erupts on southern Japanese island
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 8:01 pm
    A volcano is erupting on a small island in southern Japan, and authorities have ordered residents to evacuate the island.
  • Alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia dies in Quebec
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 4:40 pm
    Vladimir Katriuk, the man who held the No. 2 spot on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most wanted Nazi war criminals, has died, his lawyer said Thursday. He was 93.
  • 2 ex-Guantanamo detainees to tie knot with Uruguayan women
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 3:36 pm
    Two former Guantanamo Bay detainees are planning to tie the knot with women from their adopted home of Uruguay.
  • 2 car bombs kill 10 people in Iraq
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 3:08 pm
    Authorities in Iraq say two separate car bombs inside parking lot of two hotels have killed 10 people in the capital Baghdad.
  • Shocking ads ignite debate about abortion ban in Chile
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 2:53 pm
    The video shows a woman climbing a stairwell, her belly visibly pregnant, as she offers suggestions: Make sure there are no security cameras. Be careful not to look down or you might regret it.
  • 200,000 shark fins seized at Ecuadorean port
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 2:32 pm
    Police in the Ecuadorean port city of Manta say they have seized about 200,000 shark fins destined to be illegally exported to Asia where they would fetch up to $1.5 million.
  • South Africa's 2010 World Cup bid implicated in corruption probe
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 1:40 pm
    The allegations of corruption in international soccer are casting a new light on the decision to make South Africa the host of the continent's first World Cup five years ago.
  • Russia classifies military casualties in peacetime
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 1:28 pm
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to make losses of Russian troops in peacetime a secret.
  • Photographer gets 3-year prison term in L'Oreal heiress case
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 1:20 pm
    A French court has handed a famed photographer a three-year prison sentence on charges of swindling millions of euros from France's richest woman, L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, by taking advantage of her weak mental state.
  • Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:44 pm
    In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes.
  • Cameron begins tour of EU states to build support for reform
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 12:40 pm
    British Prime Minister David Cameron met with the leaders of the Netherlands and France on Thursday, as Cameron began a whirlwind visit to four European capitals, pressing his case that the U.K. needs to renegotiate its relationship with the European Union.