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Image of Asia: A sheet-metal shelter before the rains come

May 19, 2015

In this photo by Niranjan Shrestha, people whose home was damaged in an April 25 earthquake construct a temporary shelter out of galvanized sheet metal in Bhaktapur, Nepal. more »»

Steinem, Nobel laureates in North Korea for march across DMZ

May 19, 2015

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A group of female peace activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel laureates arrived in North Korea's capital on Tuesday for a march across the Demilitarized... more »»

Indonesia: We've already given too much to help boat people

May 19, 2015

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has "given more than it should" to help hundreds of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded on boats by human traffickers, its foreign minister said Tuesday... more »»

Trial of Washington Post reporter in Iran to start next week

May 19, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The trial of a Washington Post reporter detained in Iran for nearly 10 months will begin next week, a defense lawyer representing the Iranian-American journalist said Tuesday. more »»

Pope will answer Bosnian mail man's prayer

May 19, 2015

ILICI, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — On June 6, the Pope will answer the prayers of a humble Bosnian mail man and pigeon breede. more »»

Merkel, Hollande commit to global climate protection

May 19, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed their commitment to fighting global warning Tuesday, gathering with others in Berlin to prepare for... more »»

Hewitt still on bail after South African sentence for rape

May 19, 2015

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African judge on Tuesday extended the bail of retired doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt, who intends to appeal his conviction for raping and sexually... more »»

11 Afghan police get year in jail over mob killing of woman

May 19, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan judge on Tuesday sentenced 11 policemen to one year in prison for dereliction of duty during the mob killing of a woman in Kabul who was falsely accused of... more »»

Iraqi troops repel IS attack on Anbar town

May 19, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces and allied Sunni tribesmen repelled an Islamic State attack overnight on a town between two militant-held cities in the western Anbar province, a tribal leader said... more »»

Palestinian patients find help in Israeli hospital

May 19, 2015

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The bedroom of Palestinian siblings Ahmed and Hadeel Hamdan looks like a hospital ward, filled with beeping machines, monitors, solution bags and sterilizing fluids. more »»

Pakistan, Afghanistan sign accord to share intelligence

May 19, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The spy agencies of Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to share intelligence and carry out "coordinated intelligence operations" against militants operating along their porous... more »»

Funding shortfalls for Syrian refugees in 5 host countries

May 19, 2015

Facts and figures about the Syrian refugee crisis:

Number of registered Syrian refugees:

3.9 million (expected to rise to 4.27 million by the end of 2015)

Of those, 1. more »»

Syrian refugees struggle amid aid cuts, lack of labor rights

May 19, 2015

SALHIYEH, Jordan (AP) — A Syrian refugee couple and their baby boy were recently dropped from a U.N. food voucher program and live on $9-a-day jobs on a peach farm in northern Jordan. more »»

From German wineries to Chinese factories, US dollar echoing

May 19, 2015

HONG KONG (AP) — For Americans, there are cheaper vacations in Europe and lower-priced imports. A Chinese factory is selling fewer goods in Europe. A U.S. toymaker's exports are being squeezed. more »»

Chechen wedding scandal, leader's defiance put Putin in bind

May 19, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — The groom is approaching 50, a silver-haired boss in the Chechen strongman's feared police force. more »»

Search for missing in Colombian town hit by flood, avalanche

May 19, 2015

SALGAR, Colombia (AP) — Rescuers searched for more bodies Tuesday and sought to aid the hundreds of survivors of a deadly flood and mudslide triggered by heavy rains that swept through a Colombia... more »»

Flood, mudslide sweep away homes in Colombia, killing 58

May 19, 2015

SALGAR, Colombia (AP) — An avalanche of mud and debris roared through an alpine town in western Colombia before dawn Monday, killing at least 58 people in a flash flood and mudslide triggered by... more »»

Brokers tricking Rohingya children onto trafficking boats

May 19, 2015

SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — The boy was shoved onto the wooden vessel with hundreds of other Rohingya Muslims. more »»

Greek finance minister says bailout deal is very close

May 19, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Monday that he expects an agreement with bailout creditors within the next week, which would save the cash-strapped country from... more »»

Frustration with Latin America's left on the rise

May 18, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's socialist government is struggling to put food on the shelves amid runaway inflation. Brazil's president is facing calls for impeachment. more »»



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