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Chasing cheese wheels or lugging sacks of wool, UK competitors embrace quirky extreme races

Dairy-loving daredevils threw caution to the wind Monday for one of Britain’s most extreme annual events: Cheese rolling
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Participants pass woolsacks on their shoulder during a relay at the annual Tetbury Woolsack Races in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England, Monday, May 27, 2024. The annual Woolsack Races that takes place in the Wiltshire wool-town of Tetbury. Every year teams of men, women and children carry sacks of British wool, 60-pound (27 kg) for men's races and 35 pounds (16 kg) for women's, up and down the Gumstool Hill with course of 240 yards (220 meters). An official Woolsack Races has been going since 1972, with world records entered in the 'Guinness Book of Records'. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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Officials say an Israeli strike in southern Lebanon wounds several civilians outside a hospital

Health officials say an Israeli strike targeting a motorcycle in southern Lebanon has hit next to a hospital entrance and wounded several civilians who were gathered outside
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7 Pakistani soldiers, 23 militants killed in separate shootouts during raids along the Afghan border

Pakistan's military says seven soldiers and 23 militants have been killed in three separate shootouts in the volatile northwest near Afghanistan, a former stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban
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German military officer convicted of spying for Russia, sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison

A German court has convicted a military officer of espionage for passing internal documents to Russia and offering more
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UK Labour leader Keir Starmer woos undecided voters with a vow to safeguard national security

British opposition leader Keir Starmer has made his first major speech of the U.K. election campaign
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Britain's Labour Party leader Keir Starmer makes his first keynote speech during a visit to Lancing in West Sussex, England, Monday May 27, 2024, as part of the general election campaign trail. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
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At least 2,000 feared dead in Papua New Guinea landslide. These are some challenges rescuers face

The Papua New Guinea government said more than 2,000 people are believed to have been buried alive in a landslide in the South Pacific island nation
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In this image supplied by the International Organization for Migration, villagers search amongst the debris from a landslide in the village of Yambali in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Monday, May 27, 2024. (Mohamud Omer/International Organization for Migration via AP)
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Ukraine's Zelenskyy visits Spain in pursuit of more weapons to fight Russia with

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has arrived in Madrid, where he is expected to sign a bilateral security agreement with Spain
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, left, talks with Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez at the Moncloa palace in Madrid on Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Paul White)
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A bus crashes into vehicles in southern Turkey, leaving 10 dead and 39 injured

A passenger bus has crashed into vehicles on a highway in southern Turkey, killing at least 10 people and leaving 39 others injured
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Emergency rescue teams and police officers work on the aftermath of a multi vehicle crash accident near Mersin, southern Turkey, Sunday, May 26, 2024. A passenger bus has crashed into vehicles on a highway in southern Turkey, killing at least 10 people and leaving 39 others injured. The accident occurred in the province of Mersin late on Sunday, when the bus veered into the opposite lane in heavy rain and crashed into two vehicles. (IHA via AP)
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Spain, Ireland set to formally recognize a Palestinian state

Relations between the European Union and Israel took a nosedive on the eve of the diplomatic recognition of a Palestinian state by EU members Ireland and Spain
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From right, Norway's Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide, Spain's Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares Bueno and Ireland's Foreign Minister Micheal Martin address a media conference prior to talks on the Middle East in Brussels, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
May 27

Iran's acting president addresses new parliament after helicopter crash killing president, others

Iran’s acting President Mohammad Mokhber has addressed the country’s new parliament for the first time since last week’s helicopter crash that killed his predecessor and seven others
May 27
Iran's acting President Mohammad Mokhber, left, leaves the podium after his speech during the opening ceremony of the new parliament term, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, May 27, 2024. Mokhber addressed the country's new parliament Monday in his first public speech since last week's helicopter crash that killed his predecessor and seven others. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
May 27

Protests shut streets in Armenia's capital, roads in other parts to demand the prime minister resign

Protesters demanding the resignation of Armenia’s prime minister have blocked main streets in the capital city and other parts of the country, sporadically clashing with police
May 27
Police detain a protester during a rally against Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Yerevan, Armenia, on Monday, May 27, 2024. Protesters demanding the resignation of Armenia’s prime minister have blocked main streets in the capital city and other parts of the country, sporadically clashing with police. (Hayk Baghdasaryan/Photolure via AP)
May 27

Georgian parliament committee rejects presidential veto of the divisive 'foreign agents' legislation

A Georgian parliament committee has rejected the president’s veto of the “foreign agents” legislation that has sparked massive protests for weeks
May 27
Demonstrators with Georgian national, EU and U.S. flags rally during an opposition protest against the foreign influence bill and celebration of the Independence Day in the center of in Tbilisi, Georgia, Sunday, May 26, 2024. The opposition has denounced the bill as "the Russian law," because Moscow uses similar legislation to crack down on independent news media, nonprofits and activists critical of the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)
May 27

A Georgian parliament committee rejects the president's veto of the "foreign agents" law, setting up an override vote.

A Georgian parliament committee rejects the president's veto of the "foreign agents" law, setting up an override vote.
May 27
May 27

Poland rolls out plans for fortifications along its border with Russia and Belarus

Defense officials in NATO member Poland have presented a plan to strengthen surveillance and defense along its eastern border with Russia and Russian ally Belarus
May 27
Poland's Defense Minister Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz speaks about a program of strengthening the defense of NATO'S eastern flank in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, May, 27, 2024, during a presentation of a program to upgrade the security of Poland's border with Russia and Belarus, which is also European Union's eastern border. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
May 27

Hungary's five-time Prime Minister Orbán is facing a new serious contender in upcoming EU elections

A rising political newcomer in Hungary is seeking to capitalize on a scandal that rocked the party of the country's long-serving prime minister, Viktor Orbán, and a slumping economy to challenge the leader in upcoming European Union elections and beyond
May 27
Péter Magyar, a rising challenger to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, attends a campaign rally in the rural city of Debrecen, Hungary, on May 5, 2024. Magyar, 43, seized on growing disenchantment with the populist Orbán, building a political movement that in only a matter of weeks looks poised to become Hungary's largest opposition force. (AP Photo/Denes Erdos)
May 27

Incumbent Lithuanian president reelected in landslide win over PM

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has secured a second five-year term as Lithuanian president in a landslide victory over Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė
May 27
Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda, a presidential candidate, speaks to the media after winning the second round of Lithuania's presidential election, in Vilnius, Lithuania, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
May 27

33 Muslims arrested for attacking 2 Christian men in Pakistan

Officials in eastern Pakistan say they have arrested more than 100 Muslim men and charged them with attacking a Christian father and son over allegations they desecrated pages of Islam’s holy book
May 27
May 27

Gains but no triumph for a far-right German party in local elections in an eastern state

The far-right Alternative for Germany made gains but failed to secure outright victories in local elections in an eastern state where the party is strong and its regional leader, one of the party’s best-known figures, was recently convicted of knowingl...
May 27
Julian Vonarb, Lord Mayor of Gera, comes to cast his vote for Thuringia local elections, at a polling station in Gera, germany, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (Heiko Rebsch/dpa via AP)
May 27

US lawmakers visit Taiwan in show of support for new president

A U.S. congressional delegation has met Taiwan’s new leader in a show of support shortly after China held drills around the self-governing island in response to his inauguration speech
May 27
In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, Taiwan President Lai Ching-te, right, shares a light moment with Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas after receiving a cowboy hat in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, May 27, 2024. A U.S. congressional delegation met Taiwan's new leader on Monday in a show of support shortly after China held drills around the self-governing island in response to his inauguration speech. (Taiwan Presidential Office via AP)
May 27

Papua New Guinea government says more than 2,000 people were killed in Friday's landslide

Papua New Guinea government says more than 2,000 people were killed in Friday's landslide
May 27
May 27

A Thai court sentences an opposition lawmaker to 2 years in prison for defaming the monarchy

A Thai court has sentenced a lawmaker from a progressive opposition party to two years in prison after finding her guilty of defaming the monarchy in a speech she made during a protest rally three years ago
May 27
Move Forward Party's Chonthicha Jangrew gives a Thai tradition of the "wai" greeting on her arrival at the Thanyaburi Provincial Court in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, May 27, 2024. The Thai court on Monday sentenced the lawmaker from the progressive opposition party to two years in prison after finding her guilty of defaming the monarchy in a speech she made during a protest rally three years ago. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
May 27

A synthetic drug ravages youth in Sierra Leone. There's little help, and some people are chained

Sierra Leone this year declared a war on the cheap synthetic drug called kush, calling it an epidemic and a national threat
May 27
Kush users rest in a room where they receive care in an unconventional rehabilitation centre in the Bombay community, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday, April 25, 2024. Some youth in the Bombay community are helping Kush addicts stop by rehabilitating them. (AP Photo/ Misper Apawu)
May 27

South Africa's election could bring the biggest political shift since it became a democracy in 1994

South Africans will vote Wednesday to decide whether their country takes its most significant political step since it brought down apartheid and achieved democracy 30 years ago
May 27
An array of election posters from various political parties are displayed on poles in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, May 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
May 27

Forced to rebuild a life at 12, a Haitian girl joins thousands seeking an escape from gang violence

With thousands of people in Haiti driven from their homes by gang violence, some children find distraction from their harsh lives in arts classes
May 27
FILE - A motorcycle taxi navigates a rocky road, transporting a coffin for a family who lives in the Kenscoff community, in the foothills of the Cha?ne de la Selle mountain range, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, May 14, 2024. Millions across Haiti are struggling to rebuild their lives in a country where thousands have been killed, raped and injured by gangs. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
May 27

A woman could be Mexico's next leader. Millions of others continue in shadows as domestic workers

Some 2.5 million Mexicans — mostly women — are domestic workers, a profession that has come to encapsulate gender and class divisions long permeating Mexico
May 27
Domestic worker Concepcion Alejo lifts a weight at a gym near her home, before heading to work, in Mexico City, Wednesday, April 24, 2024. Alejo is among approximately 2.5 million Mexicans — largely women — who serve as domestic workers in the Latin American nation. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
May 27

Russian POWs get to make phone calls home. Ukrainians don't. A growing movement wants that to change

For hundreds of Russian soldiers taken prisoner, phone calls home can offer a bit of comfort and hope
May 27
Sergei, an injured Russian prisoner of war, sits in a corridor at the detention center in Ukraine's Lviv region, Thursday, April 25, 2024. AP visited the center as part of a small group of journalists on the condition that its exact location be withheld. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
May 26

Papua New Guinea says Friday's landslide buried more than 2,000 people

A Papua New Guinea government official has told the United Nations more than 2,000 people are believed to have been buried alive by a landslide Friday
May 26
In this photo provided by the UNDP Papua New Guinea, villagers carry a coffin during a funeral procession in Yambali village in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Sunday, May 26, 2024. The International Organization for Migration feared Sunday the death toll from a massive landslide is much worse than what authorities initially estimated. (Kafuri Yaro/UNDP Papua New Guinea via AP)
May 26

Nigeria is emerging as a critical mineral hub. The government is cracking down on illegal operations

Nigeria’s government is cracking down on illegal mining, making dozens of arrests of unlicensed miners since April for allegedly stealing the country’s lithium, a critical mineral used in batteries for electric vehicles, smartphones and power systems
May 26
Miners work at an illegal tin mining site in Jos, Nigeria, Wednesday, April 3, 2024. The recent arrests come as Nigeria seeks to regulate mining of critical minerals, curb illegal activity and better benefit from its mineral resources. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
May 26

Cyclone floods coastal villages, blows away thatched roofs and cuts power in Bangladesh and India

A cyclone has flooded coastal villages, blew away thatched roofs and left hundreds of thousands of people without power in southern Bangladesh
May 26
Commuters wait during a traffic jam in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
May 26

China premier agrees on cooperation with Seoul, Tokyo but issues veiled rebuke against their US ties

China’s premier has agreed to revive three-way cooperation with South Korea and Japan in the face of shared challenges but issued a veiled rebuke against the two countries’ expanding security cooperation with the United States
May 26
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, right, shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during a meeting at the Presidential Office in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
May 26

Strong earthquake hits Tonga but no reports of tsunami risk or damage

A strong earthquake has struck the South Pacific Island nation of Tonga but there are no tsunami warnings or immediate reports of damage
May 26
May 26

North Korea plans to launch a rocket soon, likely carrying its second military spy satellite

North Korea has announced plans to launch a rocket apparently carrying its second military spy satellite in the coming days
May 26
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Qiang in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (Daisuke Suzuki/Kyodo News via AP)
May 26

Japan says North Korea has informed it of a plan to launch a satellite by June 3

Japan says North Korea has informed it of a plan to launch a satellite by June 3
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May 26

Rescuers believe no one was hurt when part of a parking garage collapsed at a Dutch hospital

Rescuers who searched deep into the night for casualties after part of a six-story parking garage collapsed at a Dutch hospital say they believe nobody was injured
May 26
May 26

12 injured after turbulence on flight from Doha to Dublin

The flight was traveling from Doha, Qatar, to Dublin when it hit turbulence, authorities said.
May 26
The flight was traveling from Doha, Qatar, to Dublin when it hit turbulence, authorities said.
May 26

Palestinian medics say 22 are killed in an Israeli airstrike on Rafah that hits tents for displaced people

Palestinian medics say 22 are killed in an Israeli airstrike on Rafah that hits tents for displaced people
May 26
May 26

Georgian PM, president criticize each other over media freedom law on Independence Day

The president and prime minister of Georgia have lashed out at each other at a ceremony marking the country’s independence day
May 26
A demonstrator waves Georgian and Ukrainian national flags during an opposition protest against foreign influence bill and to celebrate the Independence Day, in the center of in Tbilisi, Georgia, Sunday, May 26, 2024. The opposition has denounced the bill as "the Russian law," because Moscow uses similar legislation to crack down on independent news media, nonprofits and activists critical of the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)
May 26

Putin arrives in Uzbekistan on the 3rd foreign trip of his new term

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in the capital of Uzbekistan where he is to hold talks with President Shavkay Mirziyoyev
May 26
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin greet Russian and Uzbek diplomates during their meeting at an International airport outside Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
May 26

Paris' traffic-clogged Champs-Elysees turned into a mass picnic blanket for an unusual meal

The French capital’s most famous street has been transformed into a massive picnic blanket
May 26
People eat their lunches as part of a giant picnic on the Champs-Elysées, in front of the Arc de Triomphe, organized by the Comité Champs-?lysées, Sunday, May 26, 2024 in Paris. (AP Photo/Aurelien Morissard)
May 26

South Africa's main opposition party rallies support as it concludes election campaign

South Africa’s main opposition party Democratic Alliance has made its final call to South Africans to help it unseat the ruling African National Congress
May 26
Supporters of the main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party attend a final election rally in Benoni, South Africa, Sunday, May 26, 2024. South Africa's four main political parties began the final weekend of campaigning Saturday before a possibly pivotal election that could bring the country's most important change in three decades. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
May 26

Armenians throng center of the capital to demand the prime minister's resignation

Tens of thousands of demonstrators protested in the center of the capital.
May 26
Police block a government building as protesters with an Armenian national flag rally against Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Yerevan, Armenia, Sunday, May 26, 2024. Tens of thousands of demonstrators have held a protest in the center of the capital of Armenia, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan after Armenia agreed to hand over control of several border villages to Azerbaijan. (Stepan Poghosyan/Photolure via AP)
May 26

Saudi Arabia appoints first ambassador to Syria since 2012

Saudi Arabia has announced the appointment of its first ambassador to Syria since severing ties with Damascus 12 years ago, marking an ongoing thawing in relations since the war-torn country was readmitted to the Arab League over a year ago
May 26
May 26

4 people killed and over 30 injured after a bus and a cargo train collide in Peru

Police in Peru say four people are dead and more than 30 are injured after a passenger bus and a cargo train collided
May 26
In this handout photo provided by the Peru's Highway Police, rescue workers attend to a bus that collided with a cargo train in La Oroya, Peru, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (Peru's Highway Police, via AP)
May 26

12 people injured after Qatar Airways plane hits turbulence on way to Dublin

The flight was traveling from Doha to Dublin when it hit turbulence.
May 26
FILE - A Qatar airways plane lands at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, as the sun rises on Sept. 25, 2023. Twelve people were injured when a Qatar Airways plane flying from Doha to Dublin on Sunday May 26, 2024 hit turbulence, airport authorities said. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
May 26

Macron begins the first state visit to Germany by a French president in 24 years

President Emmanuel Macron has started the first state visit to Germany by a French head of state in 24 years
May 26
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, right, and French President Emmanuel at the end of a press conference at Bellevue Place in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
May 26

EU foreign chief says Israel must respect UN court, control settler violence

The U.N. top court's ruled Israel must end its offensive in Rafah.
May 26
Norway's Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide shows a document which will be handed to Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority Mohammed Mustafa prior to a meeting for talks on the Middle East in Brussels, Sunday, May 26, 2024. Norway on Sunday handed over papers to the Palestinian prime minister to officially give it diplomatic recognition as a state in a largely symbolic move that has infuriated Israel. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
May 26

Rocket sirens sound in Tel Aviv for the first time in months. Hamas says it fired a barrage from Gaza

Rocket sirens sound in Tel Aviv for the first time in months. Hamas says it fired a barrage from Gaza
May 26
May 26

Death toll in Kharkiv attack rises to 14; Zelenskyy warns of Russian troop movements

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned that Russia is preparing to intensify its offensive along Ukraine’s northern border as the death toll rose to 14 in an aerial bomb attack on a large construction supplies store in the city of Kharkiv
May 26
Military medics give first aid to a wounded Ukrainian soldier at a medical stabilisation point near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Friday, May 24, 2024. (Iryna Rybakova via AP)
May 26

Aid group says over 100 people killed in 2 weeks of fighting in a Sudanese city

An international aid group says more than two weeks of fighting between Sudan’s military and a notorious paramilitary group over a major city in the western Darfur region killed at least 123 people
May 26
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