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  • Burkina Faso exhumes graves for answers about Sankara death
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 12:48 pm
    Nearly 30 years after President Thomas Sankara was killed in a coup as he strived to make his West African country an egalitarian one, his purported grave is being dug up to answer lingering questions about his death.
  • Thousands flock to mass funeral for Saudi attack victims
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 12:24 pm
    Tens of thousands of mourners poured into the streets of eastern Saudi Arabia on Monday to attend a mass funeral for victims of last week's suicide bombing attack at a Shiite mosque that was claimed by the Islamic State group, attendees said.
  • Afghan official: 19 police, 7 soldiers dead in ongoing siege
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 12:08 pm
    Taliban gunmen have surrounded a police compound in the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, a senior police officer said on Monday from inside the compound.
  • Businesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuela
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 11:41 am
    It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. Just not in the country's official currency.
  • Independent candidate rides hatred of politics in Mexico
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 11:32 am
    Mexicans' disgust with corrupt, aloof, high-living politicians has a name, and it's El Bronco. The horseback-riding, boot-clad, tough-talking Jaime Rodriguez lives up to his nickname.
  • Yemeni politicians say UN peace talks indefinitely postponed
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 11:32 am
    A United Nations-sponsored Yemeni peace conference that was to start Thursday in Geneva has been indefinitely postponed, officials said, as battles raged across the country.
  • Elections in Suriname to decide gov't for next 5 years
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 11:20 am
    Suriname's President Desi Bouterse is betting that Monday general elections to choose the South American country's next Parliament will keep him and his party in power for another five years.
  • Spain leader blames austerity, scandals for election result
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 11:08 am
    Spain's prime minister acknowledged Monday he was disappointed with his party's showing in local elections, which he attributed largely to austerity measures his government was compelled to take during Europe's recent debt crisis and a recent string of political scandals.
  • Ireland's first gay marriage possible by July, minister says
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 10:37 am
    Some of Ireland's gay couples planning a civil partnership may receive a surprisingly fast upgrade to marriage.
  • Nigerian senator-elect to fight US extradition, drug charges
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 10:24 am
    Nigeria's federal high court Monday ordered drug agents to release a newly elected senator and suspend its extradition proceedings on 20-year-old drug charges related to the TV hit "Orange is the New Black."
  • South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 10:16 am
    The rhino's rescuers gave her a name: Hope.
  • Sudanese government denies supporting rebels in South Sudan
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 9:45 am
    The Sudanese government denied on Monday it was supporting rebels in South Sudan after it accused Khartoum of supplying arms to the insurgents threatening its oil fields.
  • Opposition leader claims Burundi not ready for polls
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 9:32 am
    Burundi is not ready for parliamentary or presidential elections next month because the government is curtailing freedoms including preventing the opposition from campaigning, a leading opposition candidate said, as protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term continued in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura.
  • German protests Russia's decision to turn away Merkel ally
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 8:52 am
    Germany is protesting Russia's decision to turn away an ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
  • UK leader Cameron outlines who can vote in referendum on EU
    Associated Press | May 25, 2015 8:48 am
    Britain's prime minister on Monday outlined who will be allowed to vote in a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union, opting to exclude most voters from the other 27 EU nations living in the U.K.