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IS captures Iraqi town, purges opponents in Syria's Palmyra

May 22, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group militants searched through the Syrian town of Palmyra for government troops and fighters, using lists of names and informers to track them down and shooting som... more »»

Army removes WWII bomb near London's Wembley Stadium

May 22, 2015

LONDON (AP) — British police say the army has safely removed an unexploded World War II bomb found near London's Wembley Stadium. more »»

Spain: Local election seen as test for new upstart parties

May 22, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Spain could be set for a political upheaval in key local elections this weekend, with strong signs that voters fed up with economic crisis and corruption scandals may punish both th... more »»

Guinea families transport bodies on public buses

May 22, 2015

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls... more »»

Resident says 19 Shiites killed in Saudi suicide attack

May 22, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers were commemorating the 7th century birth of a revered Shiite figure on Friday, the Interior... more »»

Kenya says attack by Somali militants thwarted in Garissa

May 22, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kenyan forces fought suspected al-Shabab members in a village close to the northeastern town where a massacre of college students took place last month, according to the... more »»

US: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisis

May 22, 2015

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Navy ships from two countries scoured Southeast Asian waters Friday for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. more »»

Australia in Europe's Song Contest? In a word, yes.

May 22, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — For the first time in its 60-year history, the Eurovision Song Contest may be won by — Australi. more »»

The Latest on Rohingya: US envoy says address root causes

May 22, 2015

5 p.m. (1030 GMT)

A senior U.S. diplomat says the root causes of the exodus of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims need to be addressed as a way to solve the humanitarian crisis facing Southeast Asia. more »»

South Sudan alleges Khartoum role in new rebel offensive

May 22, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan's military on Friday accused the Sudanese government of aiding a new rebel offensive in the southern country where oil fields are now threatened by fresh... more »»

South Korean court frees Korean Air 'nut rage' executive

May 22, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Friday suspended the prison term of a former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending... more »»

Dutch art sleuth helps German police track down Nazi art

May 22, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch art sleuth best known for identifying works looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis said he helped German police recover two massive bronze horse sculptures... more »»

Ireland votes on gay marriage; Catholic leaders opposed

May 22, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's voters were deciding Friday whether to legalize gay marriage in this once-staunchly Catholic land in what the government's equality minister called "a referendum like no... more »»

UK bomb maker sentenced to life for killing US soldier

May 22, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A British man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for making a roadside bomb that killed a U.S. soldier in Iraq in 2007. more »»

Iraq deputy PM appeals for more help

May 22, 2015

SOUTHERN SHUNE, Jordan (AP) — Iraq's deputy prime minister is appealing for greater international help in fighting the Islamic State group, saying its recent takeover of the key city of Ramadi wa... more »»

Poland presidential vote could bring return to turbulence

May 22, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Presidential candidate Andrzej Duda is a new face in Polish politics, but he may herald a return to an older era when his right-wing party held power. more »»

Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife

May 22, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights... more »»

Merkel warns 'whole lot left' to do on Greece bailout talks

May 22, 2015

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — With Greece facing a potential default in two weeks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday sought to add urgency to the talks between the country and its international... more »»

5 things to know about Ireland's gay marriage referendum

May 22, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's voters decide Friday whether to legalize gay marriage. While 19 other nations and most U.S. states have already done so, Ireland is the first to hold a national vote. more »»

Dunkirk marks 75 years since massive Allied rescue mission

May 22, 2015

DUNKIRK, France (AP) — Veterans and European officials are marking 75 years since a huge operation to evacuate 338,000 troops trapped by advancing Nazi troops from the shores of Dunkirk in... more »»

US readies air patrols in search for Rohingya boat people

May 22, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Attention turned Friday to the seas off Southeast Asia's west coast as naval vessels from Myanmar and Malaysia searched for stranded boat people and the U.S. more »»


Lights, Camera, Take Action on MS Event June 13, 2015

As part of a national program called “Lights, Camera, Take Action on MS,” Madeleine Stowe is coming to Pittsburgh to host an event for people living with MS and their families. more »

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