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People cool themselves in a stream to beat the heat as temperatures reached 38 Celsius (100F) during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, Monday, May 29, 2017, in Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
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  • People cool themselves in a stream to beat the heat as temperatures reached 38 Celsius (100F) during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, Monday, May 29, 2017, in Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash) World

    Heatwave grips many areas of Pakistan amid long power cuts

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has been hit by a heatwave amid lengthy power cuts in many parts of the country. The state-run Meteorological Department says daily highs on Monday reached 53 degrees Celsius — about 127 Fahrenheit — in the southwestern town of Turbat, breaking a nearly 10-year-old record. Its forecast on Tuesday says the […]
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    Polish, Afghan forces free 11 hostages from the Taliban

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish and Afghan special forces, backed by U.S. air power, freed 11 people who had been taken hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Poland’s Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said on Tuesday. The hostages included two solders, four police officers and five civilians, all of them Afghan nationals who had […]
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    Zimbabwe tobacco is booming, but farmers growing it are not

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Farmer Simon Kahari recently sold tobacco worth more than $6,000 at an auction in Zimbabwe, a small fortune reflecting the golden leaf’s resurgence in this southern African country. Yet because of Zimbabwe’s dire economic problems he ended up sleeping in an auction house toilet that night, hungry and wondering if and […]
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    Albania authorities stop sale of a bear cub on the internet

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian environment officials say they have stopped the sale of a 3-month-old bear cub on the internet. Environment Ministry spokeswoman Ana Kekezi said Tuesday that a shepherd found the bear stuck in rocks at Shen Meri village, 35 kilometers (20 miles) east of the capital. She says the shepherd, who put […]
  • In this Wednesday Feb. 5, 2014 photo, a FACA (Central African Armed Forces) officer jumps on the lifeless body of a suspected Muslim Seleka militiaman moments after Central African Republic Interim President Catherine Samba-Panza addressed the troops in Bangui, Central African Republic. A sweeping United Nations report has identified hundreds of human rights violations in Central African Republic that may amount to war crimes. The Tuesday may 30, 2017, report comes amid growing fears that the country terrorized by multiple armed groups is once again slipping into the sectarian bloodshed that left thousands dead between late 2013 and 2015.  (AP Photo/Jerome Delay-File) World

    UN report shows hundreds of Central African Republic abuses

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A sweeping new United Nations report identifies hundreds of human rights violations in Central African Republic since 2003 that may amount to war crimes, including massacres, gang rapes and entire villages burned to the ground. Tuesday’s report comes amid growing fears that the country terrorized by multiple armed groups is once […]
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    Migrant dinghy catches fire at sea, forcing dramatic rescue

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese and Spanish rescue services have saved 34 migrants who leaped into the sea after their inflatable craft caught fire in the Mediterranean. Video shot by a Portuguese Air Force plane shows the migrants wearing orange life vests jumping from the black dinghy after flames erupted near the craft’s outboard motor. […]
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    Governor of German state quits after cancer diagnosis

    BERLIN (AP) — The governor of Germany’s northeastern Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania state, whose popularity helped the center-left Social Democrats win a regional election last year, says he’s stepping down for health reasons. The 67-year-old Erwin Sellering said Tuesday he has been diagnosed with lymph cancer that needs immediate treatment. Sellering proposed as his replacement Manuela Schwesig, […]
  • People light candles as they hold a minute's silence in St Ann's Square to mark the passing of exactly a week since the Manchester Arena concert blast, in Manchester, England, Monday May 29, 2017. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP) World

    Manchester Victoria rail station reopens after suicide blast

    LONDON (AP) — Manchester Victoria rail station has re-opened more than a week after an attacker detonated a bomb in a crowd leaving a concert, killing 22 and injuring dozens. Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and Transport Secretary Chris Grayling were among those to lay wreaths Tuesday at the station, which also suffered damage from the […]
  • U.S. Sen. John McCain has a discussion after delivering a speech at the invitation of the United States Studies Centre in Sydney, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. In February, the Republican senator leaped to Australia's defense after President Donald Trump got into a heated discussion with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over an Obama-era agreement on the resettlement of refugees. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) World

    McCain urges Australia to stick by US despite Trump jitters

    SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain urged Australia on Tuesday not to abandon its alliance with America despite jitters over President Donald Trump, saying the U.S. needs its allies more than ever to remind it of its principles. The Republican senator, in Australia for talks on security in the Asia-Pacific region, acknowledged that America […]
  • Passengers stand at a British Airways check-in desk after the airport suffered an IT systems failure, at London''s Gatwick Airport, Saturday, May 27, 2017. British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports Saturday as a global IT failure caused severe disruption for travelers on a busy holiday weekend. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP) World

    Shares in British Airways’ parent company tumble

    LONDON (AP) — Shares in British Airways’ parent company have tumbled after a catastrophic IT failure stranded thousands of passengers during a holiday weekend. Shares in the International Airlines Group dropped about 3 percent in the first day of trading Tuesday after a weekend that saw hundreds of flights cancelled. Shares in IAG, which is […]