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Fall of Mariupol appears at hand; fighters leave steel plant

The fall of Mariupol appears at hand as Ukraine is moving to abandon a sprawling steel plant where its soldiers had held out under relentless bombardment for months, which would make it the biggest city to fall into Russian hands
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Ukrainian women picket in front of the Chinese embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Wives and mothers of the defenders of Mariupol call on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Chinese President Xi Jinping to save Ukrainian fighters from the besieged city of Mariupol amid Russia's war. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
32 minutes ago

Iran inaugurates new drone production line in Tajikistan

Iran says it has inaugurated a production line for manufacturing a new military drone in Tajikistan, a first for both nations
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Mali arrests suspects after announcing foiled coup attempt

Malian authorities say they have arrested suspects after announcing that the ruling junta had foiled a coup attempt supported by an unnamed Western government
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FILE - Col. Assimi Goita meets with a high-level delegation from the West African regional bloc known as ECOWAS, at the Ministry of Defense in Bamako, Mali on Aug. 22, 2020. Malian authorities have arrested suspects Tuesday May, 17, 2022, after an announcement by the ruling junta that it had foiled a coup attempt supported by an unnamed Western government. Security forces thwarted the countercoup against two-time coup leader Col. Assimi Goita, according to a government statement. (AP Photo, File)
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US to ease a few economic sanctions against Venezuela

The United States government is moving to ease a few economic sanctions on Venezuela in a gesture meant to encourage resumed negotiations between the U.S.-backed opposition and the government of President Nicolás Maduro
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures on stage during a May Day rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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Prince Charles in Newfoundland to start Canadian tour

Prince Charles and Camilla have arrived in St. John’s, Newfoundland, to begin a three-day Canadian tour to mark the 70th anniversary of his mother’s ascent to the throne
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Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrive in St. John's to begin a three-day Canadian tour, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Shooting victims remembered, protests, border migrants: World in Photos, May 17

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
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VIDEO: Shooting victims remembered, protests, border migrants: World in Photos, May 17
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Ukrainians fighters leave Mariupol, effectively ceding the city to Russian control

Hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers will be bussed to Russian-controlled territory.
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Buses carrying service members of Ukrainian forces who have surrendered after weeks holed up at Azovstal steel works drive away under escort of the pro-Russian military in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict in Mariupol, Ukraine, May 17, 2022.
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Turkish president in UAE to pay respects, deepening detente

Turkey’s president is visiting the United Arab Emirates to pay respects to the federation’s late ruler, deepening a rapprochement between the countries after a bitter rivalry in the wake of the 2011 Arab uprisings
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, center, walk before a meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Erdogan travelled to Abu Dhabi Tuesday to offer his condolences on the death of the United Arab Emirates' late ruler and meet with the federation's newly ascended president. Erdogan met with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who ascended the presidency following the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. (Turkish Presidency via AP)
2 hours ago

Sweden signs NATO request, Finns to formally endorse move

Sweden and Finland have pushed ahead with their bids to join NATO even as Turkey insists it won’t let the previously nonaligned Nordic countries into the alliance because of their alleged support for Kurdish militants
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Swedish Minister of Foreígn Affairs Ann Linde poses for photographers as she signs Sweden's application for NATO membership at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Stockholm, Tuesday, May 17 2022. Sweden's decision to seek NATO membership follows a similar decision by neighboring Finland, a historic shift for the countries, which have been nonaligned for generations. (Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency via AP)
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Hezbollah, allies lose their majority in Lebanon parliament

Final results in Lebanon's weekend parliamentary elections show that the militant Hezbollah group and its allies have lost the majority of parliament seats they had held since 2018
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Lebanese Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi, center, speaks during a press conference about Sunday's parliamentary elections, at the interior ministry in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 16, 2022. Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group and its allies suffered losses in this weekend's parliamentary elections, with preliminary results Monday showing some of their most vocal opponents picking up more seats and several of their traditional partners routed out of the legislature. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
3 hours ago

UK raises stakes in EU feud with threat to break Brexit deal

The British government says it will pass a law to scrap parts of the trade treaty it signed with the European Union less than two years ago
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a Mark 3 shoulder launch LML (Lightweight Multiple Launcher) missile system, at Thales weapons manufacturer in Belfast, Monday May 16, 2022, during a visit to Northern Ireland. Johnson said there would be “a necessity to act” if the EU doesn't agree to overhaul post-Brexit trade rules that he says are destabilizing Northern Ireland's delicate political balance. Johnson held private talks with the leaders of Northern Ireland's main political parties, urging them to get back to work. (Liam McBurney/Pool via AP)
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Why is Turkey wary of Nordic states' NATO bid?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has thrown a spanner in the works of Sweden and Finland’s historic decisions to seek NATO membership
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives for a welcoming ceremony for his Algerian counterpart, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, May 16, 2022.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
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Israeli PM welcomes expansion of West Bank settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has welcomed a recent decision to expand Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank
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FILE - Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett chairs a cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, Sunday, May 15, 2022. Bennett on Tuesday welcomed a recent decision to expand Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank that the Palestinians and most of the international community view as illegal. (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP, File)
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Italy orders murder trial in case of missing Pakistani teen

A judge in Italy has ordered trial for family members of an 18-year-old Pakistani woman who disappeared last year after refusing an arranged marriage and allegedly was slain
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War Crimes Watch: Targeting schools, Russia bombs the future

The Associated Press and the PBS series “Frontline” have independently verified that Russia has destroyed or damaged at least 56 Ukrainian schools in a manner that indicates a possible war crime
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May 17

Zimbabwe urges sale of stockpile of seized elephant ivory

Zimbabwe is seeking international support to be allowed to sell its stockpile.
May 17
A Zimbabwe National Parks official inspects some of the elephant tusks during a tour of ivory stockpiles, in Harare, Monday, May, 17, 2022. Zimbabwe is seeking international support to be allowed to sell half a billion dollars worth of ivory stockpile, describing the growth of its elephant population as “dangerous” amid dwindling resources for conservation. The Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority on Monday took ambassadors from European Union countries through a tour of the stockpile to press for sales which are banned by CITES, the international body that monitors endangered species. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
May 17

Activists ask top court to void Marcos Jr's presidential win

Human rights activists have asked the Philippine Supreme Court to block Congress from proclaiming Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as the next president, alleging that he lied when he said he had not been convicted of any crime
May 17
FILE - Presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. celebrates as he greets the crowd outside his headquarters in Mandaluyong, Philippines on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Allies of the Philippines' presumptive next president, Marcos Jr., appear set to strongly dominate both chambers of Congress, further alarming activists after the late dictator's son scored an apparent election victory that will restore his family to the seat of power. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
May 17

Pope's recipe to heal his painful knee? A shot of tequila

Doctors have prescribed a wheelchair, cane and physical therapy.
May 17
Pope Francis is helped walking at the end of the canonization mass for ten new saints in St. Peter's Square at The Vatican, Sunday, May 15, 2022. Francis created ten new saints on Sunday, rallying from knee pain that has forced him to use a wheelchair to preside over the first canonization ceremony at the Vatican in over two years. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 17

Censure vote vs Sri Lankan leader fails as crisis simmers

Sri Lanka’s governing party has defeated a move in Parliament to urgently debate a motion that would censure President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for the nation’s worst economic crisis
May 17
Police officers man a barricade at the entrance to the Sri Lankan parliament in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
May 17

Military says shootout kills 2 Pakistani Taliban commanders

Pakistan's military says security forces have killed two local Pakistani Taliban commanders in a shootout in a former militant stronghold in the country's northwest
May 17
May 17

Nigeria’s accountant-general arrested on corruption charges

Nigeria’s financial crimes agency has arrested the country’s accountant-general, accusing him of diverting government funds worth $192.4 million
May 17
May 17

Clashes break out in Tripoli, drive rival Libyan PM away

Clashes in the Libyan capital of Tripoli have forced one of the country’s rival prime ministers to abort his attempt to seat his government there
May 17
FILE - Fathi Bashagha, then Libya's UN-supported government's interior minister, sits during an interview Jan. 6, 2021 in Tripoli, Libya. An attempt by Prime Minister Fathi Bashagha, one of Libya’s rival prime ministers, to seat his government in the capital of Tripoli triggered clashes Tuesday, May 17, 2022, between competing militias, forcing the newly appointed premier to leave the city. The development underscored the fragility of the situation in the war-wracked country. (AP Photo/Hazem Turkia, File)
May 17

Filipinos protest Marcos Jr.'s private Australian visit

Members of Australia’s Filipino community have protested outside a Melbourne apartment building where the Philippines’ presumptive next president, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., is reportedly visiting his son
May 17
May 17

German prosecutors seek 5 years for alleged ex-Nazi guard

German prosecutors have sought a five-year prison sentence for a 101-year-old man who is on trial for his alleged role as a Nazi SS guard at a concentration camp during World War II
May 17
File---File photo shows the defendant coming to the continuation of the trial of the Neuruppin Regional Court, May 16, 2022. According to the indictment, the former concentration camp guard, who is now 101 years old, knowingly and willingly assisted in the murder of camp inmates in 3518 cases between 1942 and 1945 at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin. Photo (Fabian Sommer/dpa via AP)
May 17

Finland's Parliament overwhelmingly approves the country's NATO bid

Finland's Parliament overwhelmingly approves the country's NATO bid
May 17
May 17

Schools, offices close in Tehran as sandstorm hits Iran

Schools and government offices have closed in the Iranian capital and elsewhere in the country after yet another sandstorm blanketed Tehran
May 17
A. sandstorm covers the skyline of Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Schools and government offices closed in the Iranian capital on Tuesday and elsewhere in the country after yet another sandstorm blanketed Tehran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
May 17

Spain, Morocco reopen land border crossings as ties improve

The land borders between Spain and Morocco at Spain’s North African enclave cities of Ceuta and Melilla have reopened after being closed for more than two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic and later a diplomatic crisis between the two countries
May 17
FILE - Moroccans, including many who have been in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta since before the border crisis, wait at the border to return voluntarily to their home country, Thursday, May 20, 2021. The land borders between Spain and Morocco at Ceuta and Melilla, Spain’s North African enclave cities, have begun to reopen on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 after being closed for just over two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic and later a diplomatic crisis between the two countries. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
May 17

Eagles of Death Metal band testifies about Bataclan attack

Performers from California rock band Eagles of Death Metal are testifying in a Paris court about the night Islamic State extremists stormed their concert at the Bataclan theater
May 17
Eagles of Death Metal singer Jesse Hughes arrives at the special court room, Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Paris. Performers from rock band Eagles of Death Metal are appearing in a Paris court to testify about the night Islamic State extremists stormed their concert at the Bataclan theater, killing scores of people in France's worst terrorist attack in generations. The band members, singer Jesse Hughes and guitarist Eden Galindo, are among the survivors and witnesses to the Nov. 13, 2015 attacks, and are civil parties to the case. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
May 17

Vatican minister visits Ukraine as pope toes delicate line

The Vatican’s foreign minister is heading to Kyiv this week as the Holy See seeks to balance its concern for Ukrainians with its efforts to keep open a channel of dialogue with Russia
May 17
FILE - Vatican Secretary of State Paul Richard Gallagher speaks during a press conference to present a document on the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato si" (Praise Be) calling on the world to act to stop the human destruction of the planet, at the Vatican's press room, Thursday, June 18, 2020. Gallagher is heading to Kyiv on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 as the Holy See seeks to balance its concern for Ukrainians with its efforts to keep open a channel of dialogue with Russia. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
May 17

Heavy rains trigger floods in northeast India, killing 8

Officials in India say at least 11 people have died in floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in the country's remote northeast region
May 17
People inspect the area of a landslide after heavy rainfall in Dima Hasao district, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, Monday, May 16, 2022. At least eight people have died in floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in India’s northeast region, officials said Tuesday. (Dima Hasao district administration via AP)
May 17

Musk's China ties add potential risks to Twitter purchase

Elon Musk’s ties to China through his role as electric car brand Tesla’s biggest shareholder could add complexity to his bid to buy Twitter
May 17
FILE - In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends the groundbreaking ceremony of the Tesla Shanghai factory in Shanghai, China on Jan. 7, 2019. Musk’s ties to China through his role as electric car brand Tesla’s biggest shareholder could add complexity to his bid to buy Twitter. (Ding Ting/Xinhua via AP, File)
May 17

Taiwan's president condemns California church shooting

Taiwan's president has condemned the shooting at a Taiwanese church in California by a man reportedly driven by hatred of the island while a lawmaker from her ruling party questioned whether Chinese propaganda was a motivating factor in the violence
May 17
People pray during a prayer vigil in Irvine, Calif., Monday, May 16, 2022. The vigil was held to honor victims in Sunday's shooting at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, Calif. Authorities say a Chinese-born gunman was motivated by hatred against Taiwan when he chained shut the doors of the California church and hid firebombs before shooting at a gathering of mainly of elderly Taiwanese parishioners. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 17

From civilian to soldier: Ukrainian army volunteer buried

Volodymyr Losev’s foray into the army was as sudden as it was brief.
May 17
Mourners pay their respects to Volodymyr Losev, 38, during his funeral in Zorya Truda, Odesa region, Ukraine, Monday, May 16, 2022. Volodymyr Losev, a Ukrainian volunteer soldier, was killed May 7 when the military vehicle he was driving ran over a mine in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
May 17

Massacre video reopens wounds for missing Syrians' families

The Siyam family believed for many years that their adult son was being held.
May 17
FILE - Dozens of Syrians wait at the President's Bridge in Damascus for relatives they hope would be among those released from prison May 3, 2022, on the second day of the Muslim Fitr holiday. A newly released video taken in 2013 showed blindfolded men who were thrown into a large pit and shot dead by Syrian agents, who then set the bodies on fire. The video stirs new fears over the fate of tens of thousands who went missing during Syria's long-running conflict and serves as a grim reminder of the war's unpunished massacres, just as similar atrocities take place in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Omar Sanadiki, File)
May 17

Iran state TV says 2 French nationals arrested over protests

Iran’s state TV says two French citizens have been arrested in Iran after meeting with protesting teachers and taking part in an anti-government rally
May 17
May 17

Ukraine mounts effort to rescue last fighters at steel mill

Ukrainian officials say the fighters who have doggedly defended a steel plant in the ruined city of Mariupol have completed their mission, and efforts are underway to rescue the last of those defenders who remain inside
May 17
Ukrainian serviceman Anton checks a building previously used by Russian soldiers as a temporary base in the village of Malaya Rohan, Kharkiv region, east Ukraine, Monday, May 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
May 16

Uyghur county in China has highest prison rate in the world

In oasis towns and villages by the desert in China’s far west Xinjiang region, over 10,000 Uyghurs have vanished – ripped from their families and sentenced to years, even decades in prison on vague, secretive charges
May 16
Uyghur Nursimangul Abdureshid, 34, poses for a photograph during an interview with The Associated Press in Istanbul, Turkey on May 4, 2022. Nearly one in 25 people in a county in the Uyghur heartland of China has been sentenced to prison on terrorism-related charges, in what is the highest known imprisonment rate in the world, an Associated Press review of leaked data shows. Abdureshid's brother, Memetali Abdureshid, who ran a car repair shop, was listed as being sentenced to 15 years and 11 months in prison on charges of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble” and “preparing to carry out terrorist activities." (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
May 16

Ukraine says mission at Mariupol steel mill is complete

Ukrainian officials say the regiment that doggedly defended a steel mill as Ukraine’s last stronghold in the port city of Mariupol has completed its mission
May 16
Ukrainian serviceman Anton pets a cat in a basement previously used by Russian soldiers as a temporary base in the village of Malaya Rohan, Kharkiv region, east Ukraine, Monday, May 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
May 16

Guatemala reappoints criticized attorney general to 2nd term

Guatemala’s president has reappointed to a second term his attorney general, who the U_S_ government says is involved “in significant corruption.”
May 16
Guatemalan Attorney General Consuelo Porras, who is seeking another four year term, delivers her fourth annual report in Guatemala City, Monday, May 16, 2022. President Alejandro Giammattei is expected to choose a new attorney general as Porras' four-year term ends Monday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
May 16

Sri Lanka proposes privatizing national airline amid crisis

Sri Lanka’s new prime minister wants to privatize the country’s loss-making national airline as part of reforms aimed at solving the country worst economic crisis in decades
May 16
A Sri Lankan Airlines plane carrying remains of Priyantha Kumara, a Sri Lankan employee who was lynched by a Muslim mob in Sialkot arrives as a security officers guards the area in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dec. 6, 2021. Sri Lanka’s prime minister on Monday proposed to privatize the country’s loss-making national carrier as part of reforms to solve the country worst economic crisis in recent memory. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
May 16

Iraqi merchants struggle on amid series of strong sandstorms

Iraqi merchants say they have no choice but adapt as the latest in an unrelenting series of intense sandstorms swept their country
May 16
People walk on a street during a sandstorm in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
May 16

Mali government says it has thwarted countercoup attempt

Mali's government that is led by a two-time coup leader says it has put down a countercoup attempt that it says was supported by an unnamed Western government
May 16
May 16

Ransomware gang threatens to overthrow Costa Rica government

A ransomware gang that infiltrated some Costa Rican government computer systems has upped its threat
May 16
FILE - Presidential candidate Rodrigo Chaves greets supporters as he arrives to a polling station during a presidential runoff election in San Jose, Costa Rica, April 3, 2022. Chaves, who won the election, declared a state of emergency over a ransomware attack as soon as he was sworn in early May 2022. (AP Photo/Carlos Gonzalez, File)
May 16

Swedish lawmakers debate joining NATO as attitudes change

Sweden's PM said seeking NATO membership represents “a historic change."
May 16
Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson talks during the parliamentary debate on the Swedish application for NATO membership, in Stockholm, Monday, May 16, 2022. Sweden's lawmakers debate about applying for NATO membership, paving the way for a historic expansion of the alliance that could deal a serious blow to Russia. (Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency via AP)
May 16

Mali's government says it has thwarted a countercoup attempt, accusing an unnamed Western government of backing it

Mali's government says it has thwarted a countercoup attempt, accusing an unnamed Western government of backing it
May 16
May 16

Ukraine says more than 260 fighters, some badly hurt, are evacuated from Mariupol steel mill to Russian-controlled areas

Ukraine says more than 260 fighters, some badly hurt, are evacuated from Mariupol steel mill to Russian-controlled areas
May 16
May 16

Rights groups say new Cuba penal code tougher on dissent

Cuba’s parliament has approved a new penal code that officials say modernizes the country’s laws but that human rights groups warn tightens already strict limits on dissent
May 16
FILE - In this July 11, 2021 file photo, plainclothes police detain an anti-government protester during a demonstration over high prices, food shortages and power outages, while some also called for a change in the government, in Havana, Cuba. The Cuban parliament has approved on Monday, May 16, 2022, a new penal code that raises the punishment for certain crimes, but according to activists and analysts, it´s designed to further curtail freedom of expression and silence any future protests. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
May 16

Venezuela opposition faction to hold presidential primaries

The Venezuelan opposition faction backed by the United States says it plans to hold a primary contest next year to choose a presidential candidate for the planned 2024 election
May 16
FILE - Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido poses for a group photo with residents after presenting his unity plan for Venezuelans, in Maiquetia, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. The faction of the Venezuelan opposition backed by the United States says it plans to hold primary contests next year to choose a presidential candidate for the planned 2024 election. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, FIle)
May 16

Violence erupts in Jerusalem following Palestinian funeral

Israeli police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets in trying to disperse crowds of stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators in east Jerusalem
May 16
Mourners carry the coffin of Palestinian, Waleed Shareef, 21, during his funeral at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Monday, May 16, 2022. Shareef died Saturday from a head wound sustained last month after Israeli police fired rubber bullets at stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators during violence at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem's Old City. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
May 16

Coast Guard ends search after rescuing 38 near Puerto Rico

The U.S. Coast Guard says it has suspended the search for potential survivors of a capsized boat after finding 11 bodies and rescuing 38 migrants
May 16
This photo released by the Seventh U.S. Coast Guard District shows people standing on a capsized boat, left, as some of its passengers are pulled up on to a rescue boat, top, in the open waters northwest of Puerto Rico, Thursday, May 12, 2022. Some people have been rescued while others were found dead after the boat carrying suspected migrants capsized. The boat was first spotted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (Seventh U.S. Coast Guard District via AP)
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