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  • Australia to bring home bodies of 25 who died in Vietnam War
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 7:28 pm
    Australia announced Monday that it will repatriate the remains of up to 25 Australian soldiers killed about 50 years ago during the Vietnam War.
  • Greece's leftist leaders reject call to miss debt payment
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 5:12 pm
    Greece will continue paying its debts, after its ruling Radical Left Coalition narrowly rejected a call by party hardliners to miss its next International Monetary Fund loan payment.
  • Polish president concedes defeat after exit poll released
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 3:21 pm
    Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat in the county's presidential election Sunday after an exit poll showed him trailing Andrzej Duda, a previously little-known right-wing politician.
  • New parties shake Spain's political system in local vote
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 3:09 pm
    Voters punished Spain's mainstream political parties in local elections Sunday as many people switched their allegiance to new parties that campaigned on a promise of change amid chafing austerity policies, high unemployment and political corruption scandals.
  • Hezbollah vows to expand involvement in Syria's civil war
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 12:48 pm
    The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said Sunday that the region is facing "unprecedented danger" from extremist groups and vowed his fighters will expand their involvement in Syria's civil war in support of government forces.
  • Gay couples awake to new Ireland, hope to wed by Christmas
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 11:52 am
    Gay couples of Ireland woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn, with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads.
  • Ex-Pakistani PM: Son's kidnappers want militants released
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 10:28 am
    The captors of a former Pakistani prime minister's son demanded the release of several al-Qaida prisoners in exchange for his release, the former premier said Sunday.
  • Ethiopians vote, ruling party expected to keep grip on power
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 10:28 am
    Ethiopians voted Sunday in national and regional elections in which the ruling party is expected to maintain its iron-clad grip on power.
  • Official: Syrian army preparing for counterattack on IS
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 8:43 am
    A Syrian official says the army is deploying troops in areas near the ancient town of Palmyra (pahl-MEER'-uh) in apparent preparation for a counterattack to retake the city from the Islamic State group.
  • Dutch prime minister thanks American liberators
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 8:21 am
    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte paid tribute Sunday at a Memorial Day ceremony to U.S. troops who fought and died liberating the Netherlands from Nazi occupation in World War II, while NATO's supreme commander said the fight to defend freedom continues to this day.
  • Official: Syrian army preparing for counterattack on IS
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 8:16 am
    The Syrian army is deploying troops in areas near the ancient town of Palmyra in apparent preparation for a counterattack to retake it from the Islamic State group, an official said.
  • Iraqi lawmaker slams US criticism of Iraqi military
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 7:43 am
    An Iraqi lawmaker says U.S. military commanders are pointing fingers for their own failure to properly support the Iraqi military in the fight against the Islamic State group.
  • Thousands attend funeral of killed Burundi opposition figure
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 7:12 am
    Thousands of people in Burundi's capital on Sunday attended the funeral of an opposition leader killed in a drive-by shooting.
  • AP PHOTOS: Safe on land, migrants eager to phone home
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 7:08 am
    The Asian migrants and asylum seekers wanted to go to Malaysia, where family, friends and, in some cases, menial jobs awaited them.
  • Russians celebrate the saints who gave them their alphabet
    Associated Press | May 24, 2015 6:57 am
    Thousands of Russians have filled Red Square to join the patriarch of Russia's Orthodox Church in celebrating Slavic literature and the two ninth-century monks considered to be the creators of the Cyrillic alphabet.