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In this Sept. 13, 2016 photo, a Sri Lanka Air Force airman carries the U.N. flag during training for a road patrol at the Institute of Peace Support Operations Training in Kukuleganga, Sri Lanka. Instructors at the training camp said they have taken steps to address the risk of sexual abuse and exploitation since the child sex ring scandal in Haiti. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
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  • In this Sept. 13, 2016 photo, a Sri Lanka Air Force airman carries the U.N. flag during training for a road patrol at the Institute of Peace Support Operations Training in Kukuleganga, Sri Lanka. Instructors at the training camp said they have taken steps to address the risk of sexual abuse and exploitation since the child sex ring scandal in Haiti. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena) World

    UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother’s home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a Haitian teenager by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper. There was no rape, insisted Maj. Gen. Jagath Dias, […]
  • Sri Lankan Buddhist monks and villagers travel in a makeshift raft in a flooded area at Wehangalla village in Kalutara district, Sri Lanka, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as dozens were killed in floods and mudslides and dozens others went missing. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena) World

    Sri Lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing

    AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides on Saturday rose to 100 with 99 others missing. The Disaster Management Center said more than 2,900 people have been displaced. The military used large armored vehicles and boats to transport people to safety. But […]
  • A police officer holds a poster of wanted Filipino Muslim militants known as "Maute " group at a checkpoint set up at the entrance to Iligan city Saturday, May 27, 2017 in southern Philippines. Iligan city is one of the safe havens for the tens of thousands of Marawi residents who have fled their city following the rampage by Muslim militants. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez) World

    Philippine forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

    MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers fought to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, witnesses said. Civilians waved flags from their windows to show they are not combatants. The city of Marawi, home to some 200,000 people, has […]
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    Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killed

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday after government forces in a gunbattle killed a prominent rebel commander and his associate in the disputed region. Rebel leader Sabzar Ahmed Bhat and a fellow militant were killed after troops cordoned off the Tral area overnight following a tip […]
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    Panama cuts stays for Colombians, Venezuelans, Nicaraguans

    PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama says it’s halving the maximum time for tourism visits by people from Colombia, Venezuela and Nicaragua to 90 days. President Juan Carlos Varela’s announcement of the plan Friday comes amid concerns that many visitors have been staying on in Panama after coming as tourists. Panama will also seek to verify […]
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    Indictment: Mexican official stashed $50 million in US

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.S. indictment alleges a former Mexican official stashed $50 million in illicit funds in U.S. properties and bank accounts. The indictment unsealed this week includes a notice of seizure on seven properties in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Houston linked to Jose Manuel Saiz. It charges Saiz, his wife […]
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    Car careens down steps into Berlin subway station, 6 hurt

    BERLIN (AP) — German police say a car has careened down a stairway into a subway station in Berlin after the driver apparently swerved to avoid a cyclist and lost control. Six people are reported injured. The incident happened Friday evening at the Bernauer Strasse station in downtown Berlin. The dpa news agency reported that […]
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    4 cab drivers killed in Mexican tourist destination

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Drug violence may be behind the killing of four taxi drivers in the picturesque central Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende, a popular tourism destination that is home to thousands of American retirees, authorities say. Mayor Ricardo Villarreal said that while the investigation into the slayings was continuing, the bloodshed […]
  • Brazil's President Michel Temer speaks during a cabinet meeting, in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, May 26, 2017. Brazil's president has canceled an order that sent soldiers into the streets of the capital, following criticism that the move was excessive and merely an effort to maintain power amid increasing calls for his resignation. The troops had been deployed late Wednesday following a day of clashes between police and protesters demanding that Temer be ousted amid allegations against him of corruption. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres) World

    Allies of Brazil’s president looking to future amid scandal

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Key leaders in the governing coalition of embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer are now speculating about who might replace him if he is forced from office by a corruption scandal — frank talk that underscores his fragile grasp on power. Brazil’s top prosecutor has opened investigations into the president for […]
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    South Sudan freed UN journalist held 2 years without charge

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan has released a United Nations journalist held for two and a half years without trial, the U.N. announced Friday. George Livio was arrested in August 2014 because of his work and was not charged with any crime. U.N. officials feared he would be accused of treason, which they said […]