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May 24, 2015 at 12:23 PM
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.
May 24, 2015 at 11:03 AM
It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Myanmar. For nearly three months, the siblings comforted each...
May 24, 2015 at 11:04 AM
By The Associated Press 11:50 p.m.
May 24, 2015 at 10:53 AM
In a story May 25 about Nigeria's fuel crisis, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the country produces more than 2 billion barrels of oil a day. The correct figure is more than 2 million barrels a day.
May 24, 2015 at 9:53 AM
Separatist rebels in northern Mali said they are holding 19 soldiers from the national army following recent fighting, further aggravating tensions in the region after nearly a month of heightened violence.
May 24, 2015 at 3:56 AM
Stressed out and drenched in oil, the first victims of the Santa Barbara oil spill have to rely on another species to clean them ever so carefully.
May 24, 2015 at 8:43 AM
Thousands of people in Burundi's capital on Sunday attended the funeral of an opposition leader killed in a drive-by shooting.
May 24, 2015 at 7:33 AM
The leader of a Burundi opposition party was killed Saturday by unknown assailants in the nation's capital, Bujumbura, local media reported.
May 24, 2015 at 12:53 AM
Despite Thursday's rainy start Mudbug Madness organizers estimate that as many as 80,000 people could take part in the 4-day event that continues through Sunday.
May 24, 2015 at 5:03 AM
Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered a series of graves in at least 17 abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held.
May 24, 2015 at 4:51 AM
Authorities say they are urging residents who live along or near the Blanco River in Central Texas to evacuate as the water rises there.
May 24, 2015 at 3:33 AM
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.
May 24, 2015 at 2:43 AM
Taliban insurgents attacked police checkpoints Sunday in volatile southern Afghanistan, killing at least 10 officers in the ongoing assault, authorities said.
May 24, 2015 at 12:38 AM
As the Red River swells, Memorial Day plans are changing and people watching the water levels with concern.
May 23, 2015 at 5:28 PM
The secretary of defense welcomed a very special group to the Pentagon Saturday. On this Memorial Day weekend, one of the most secure and closely guarded buildings in the world opens up its doors to the families of those who have lost their lives serving their nation.