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  • Correction: Norway-Myanmar-Rohingya story
    Associated Press | May 29, 2015 2:57 am
    In a story May 28 about Nobel Peace Prize winners calling for an end to persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the appeal came at the end of a three-day conference organized by the Norwegian Burma Committee. There were two conferences over the three days, one organized by a coalition of international groups and the other by the Norwegian Burma Committee. The appeal by the Nobel Peace Prize winners was made Tuesday during the conference organized by the international groups, but not announced until they put out a statement Thursday.
  • Turkmenistan considers extending presidential rule
    Associated Press | May 29, 2015 2:53 am
    Legislators in the authoritarian Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan are considering scrapping a rule that prevents people older than 70 from being elected president, a change that would allow the incumbent to serve for life.
  • Rocky road: Britain's troubled ties to European Union
    Associated Press | May 29, 2015 2:49 am
    The British people will get another chance to decide on their European future by the end of 2017 -- marking one more milestone in a long-troubled relationship.
  • 12 Russians injured in lightning strike at ruins on Crete
    Associated Press | May 29, 2015 2:20 am
    Greek authorities say 12 Russian tourists have been injured in a lightning strike at the archaeological site of Knossos, on the southern island of Crete.
  • Malaysia denies entry to second Hong Kong activist
    Associated Press | May 29, 2015 2:20 am
    Malaysian authorities have denied entry to a radical Hong Kong lawmaker at Kuala Lumpur's airport, the second time this week they have barred one of the city's outspoken pro-democracy activists.
  • Anniversary of 1st Everest climb marked as industry frets
    Associated Press | May 29, 2015 2:20 am
    Everest Day, marking the conquest of the world's tallest peak 62 years ago, was marked quietly by officials, people in the mountaineering business and a few climbers Friday, little more than a month after an earthquake-triggered avalanche swept the base camp and killed 19 people.
  • Israel begins honoring long-overlooked Jewish WWII veterans
    Associated Press | May 29, 2015 12:12 am
    As a proud patriot, Brooklyn-born Dan Nadel enlisted in the U.S. army right after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. But there was another force driving him to battle -- his Jewish faith.
  • Civilians biggest losers on Afghan war's new northern front
    Associated Press | May 29, 2015 12:00 am
    When the Taliban descended a month ago on Dam Shakh, a hamlet on the wheat-growing plains of northern Afghanistan's Kunduz province, nobody was prepared.
  • Thailand says agrees to US flights to search for boat people
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 11:44 pm
    Bangkok has agreed to allow the U.S. military to operate flights out of Thailand to search for migrants stuck on boats, a Thai official said Friday.
  • Alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia dies in Quebec
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 10:48 pm
    The second most wanted man on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of Nazi war criminals -- charged earlier this month by Russia with genocide -- has died at age 93, his lawyer said.
  • 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.
  • 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.