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Slovak PM's condition remains serious but prognosis positive after assassination bid

Slovakia’s defense minister says the country's populist prime minister, Robert Fico, remains in serious condition but now has a positive prognosis, four days after he was shot multiple times in an assassination attempt that sent shockwaves across the d...
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People get well wish notes outside the F. D. Roosevelt University Hospital, where Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, who was shot and injured, is being treated, in Banska Bystrica, central Slovakia, Saturday, May 18, 2024. The man accused of attempting to assassinate Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico made his first court appearance Saturday as the nation's leader remained in serious condition recovering from surgery after surviving multiple gunshots, Slovak state media said. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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Heavy rains set off flash floods in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 47 people

More heavy rains in Afghanistan have triggered flash floods, raising the death toll to 47 in the country’s north following weeks of devastating torrents
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An Afghan man collects his belongings from his damaged home after heavy flooding in Ghor province in western Afghanistan, Saturday, May 18, 2024. Flash floods from heavy seasonal rains in Ghor province killed dozens of people and dozens remain missing, a Taliban official said on Saturday, adding the death toll was based on preliminary reports and might rise. (AP Photo/Omid Haqjoo)
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2 dead and 5 missing after a boat collision on the Danube River in Hungary

Police say two people have died and five are missing following a boat collision on the Danube River in Hungary
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Police say 2 people are dead and 5 are missing in Hungary after a boat collision on the Danube River

Police say 2 people are dead and 5 are missing in Hungary after a boat collision on the Danube River
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An airstrike kills 20 in central Gaza and fighting rages as Israel's leaders air wartime divisions

An Israeli airstrike has killed 20 people in central Gaza, mostly women and children, and fighting raged across the north
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People protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and call for the release of hostages held in the Gaza Strip by the Hamas militant group, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, May 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
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Ukraine and Russia exchange drone attacks while Russia continues its push in the east

Russia says it shot down some 60 drones and several missiles over its territory while Ukraine in turn says it destroyed over 30 Russian drones
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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Emergency Situations Minister Alexander Kurenkov and Natural Resources Minister Alexander Kozlov during their meeting at the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, May 18, 2024. (Alexander Kazakov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
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Gunfire in Congo’s capital as men in military uniform clash with politician's guards

Congo’s army says it has “foiled a coup” early Sunday morning and arrested the perpetrators, including several foreigners, following a shootout between armed men in military uniform and a top politician’s guards left three people dead in the capital, K...
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Gunfire heard in Congo’s capital as men in military uniform clash with a politician’s guards near the president's office

Gunfire heard in Congo’s capital as men in military uniform clash with a politician’s guards near the president's office
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May 19

WikiLeaks founder facing pivotal moment in long fight to stay out of US court

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces what could be his final court hearing in England over whether he should be extradited to the United States to face spying charges
May 19
FILE - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in London, Wednesday May 1, 2019. Assange faces what could be his final court hearing in England over whether he should be extradited to the United States to face spying charges. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
May 19

What happened in the UK's infected blood scandal? Inquiry report will be revealed on Monday

The final report of the U.K.’s infected blood inquiry will be published Monday, six years after it started its work
May 19
Jason Evans, founder of the Factor 8 infected blood campaign group, poses for a photo after an interview with the PA news agency in Coventry, England, Friday March 15, 2024. Jason Evans' first campaign meeting took place when he was aged one - when his father Jonathan Evans, infected with HIV and Hepatitis C after receiving the Factor VIII blood product, took him to meet their MP to seek advice on potential compensation. Mr Evans has few memories of Jonathan, who died when he was just four years old. (Jacob King/PA via AP)
May 19

Companies are trying to attract more smartphone users across Africa

Internet-enabled phones can play a unique role in sub-Saharan Africa, where infrastructure and public services are among the world’s least developed
May 19
Anita Akpeere, who uses her mobile phone to run her business, stands inside her restaurant in Accra, Ghana, Tuesday, April 23, 2024. (AP Photo/ Misper Apawu)
May 19

Chinese ambassador promises 'friendship' as 2 Chinese warships dock in Cambodia

Two Chinese warships have docked at a commercial port in Cambodia, in preparation for joint naval exercises between the two countries
May 19
May 19

Saudi Arabia's King Salman, suffering from fever, joint pain, undergoes medical exams

Saudi Arabia’s 88-year-old King Salman will undergo medical checks after suffering from a high temperature and joint pain
May 19
This is a locator map for Saudi Arabia with its capital, Riyadh. (AP Photo)
May 19

US national security adviser, Saudi Arabia's crown prince meet to discuss 'semi-final' security deal

President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan has met with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss what the kingdom described as the “semi-final” version of a wide-ranging security agreement between the countries
May 19
This is a locator map for Saudi Arabia with its capital, Riyadh. (AP Photo)
May 19

As killings surge, Haitians struggle to bury loved ones and find closure in violent capital

Finding closure for loved ones killed by gangs on a relentless rampage through Haiti’s capital and beyond is growing harder day by day in a country where burial rituals are sacred and the dead venerated
May 19
Friends and family accompany the coffin that contain the remains of Jhon-Roselet Joseph, killed by a stray bullet during clashes between police, and gang members who were trying to invade the Solino neighborhood, during a funeral procession in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, May 18, 2024 (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
May 19

Dominicans vote in general elections with eyes on crisis in neighboring Haiti

Voters in the Dominican Republic are casting ballots in general elections likely to reinforce the government’s crackdown on its shared border with crisis-stricken Haiti
May 19
Haitians cross the border into Dajabon, Dominican Republic, Friday, May 17, 2024. As violence and political turmoil grip neighboring Haiti, the Dominican Republic will hold elections Sunday that have been defined by calls for more crackdowns on migrants and finishing a border wall dividing the countries. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
May 18

Elon Musk arrives in Indonesia's Bali to launch Starlink satellite internet service

Elon Musk has arrived in Indonesia’s resort island of Bali to launch Starlink satellite internet service in the world’s largest archipelago nation
May 18
FILE - Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition in Washington, Monday, March 9, 2020. Musk arrived in Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on Sunday, May 19, 2024, to launch Starlink satellite internet service in the world’s largest archipelago nation. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 18

Taiwan's new president inherits a strong foreign policy position but political gridlock at home

He inherits a strong foreign policy position but political gridlock at home.
May 18
FILE - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen delivers a speech during the naming and launching ceremony of domestically-made submarines at CSBC Corp's shipyards in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, Sept. 28, 2023. Taiwan's president-elect Lai Ching-te is set to take office on May 20. Building on the legacy of incumbent president Tsai, Ing-wen means aiming to strike a balance between cultivating Taiwan's unofficial alliance with the United States, and maintaining peace with China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, to be retaken by force if necessary. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)
May 18

Tunisians stage anti-migrant protest as the number of stranded in transit to Europe grows

Hundreds of anti-migrant protestors have marched through the streets of a Tunisian town where many migrants are living while waiting to try and travel by boat to Europe
May 18
Tunisians take part in a protest against the presence of sub-Saharan migrants who have found themselves stranded as the country ramps up its border patrol efforts, in Jebeniana, Tunisia, Saturday, May 18, 2024. Anti-migrant anger is mounting in olive-growing towns along the Tunisian coastline that have emerged as a launchpad for thousands of people hoping to reach Europe by boat. (AP Photo/Houssem Zouari)
May 18

Residents forced out of Canada's oil sands hub by wildfire cleared to return, officials say

Authorities say residents ordered out of Canada’s oil sands hub of Fort McMurray, Alberta due to a nearby wildfire are clear to return home
May 18
Alberta Wildfire incident commander Gavin Hojka gestures to a map of a wildfire in the incident command post in Fort McMurray, Alta., Thursday, May 16, 2024. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 18

As ethnic armed group claims to have captured a town in western Myanmar, Muslim Rohingyas flee again

A powerful ethnic armed group fighting Myanmar’s military government in the country’s western state of Rakhine is claiming to have seized a town near the Bangladesh border, marking the latest victory for foes of the country’s military government
May 18
FILE - In this image from a video, Rohingya refugees walk at the Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Feb. 2, 2021. A powerful ethnic armed group fighting Myanmar’s military government in the country’s western state of Rakhine claimed Saturday, May 18, 2024, to have seized a town near the border with Bangladesh, marking the latest in a series of victories for foes of the country’s military government. The state’s Muslim Rohingyas, targets of deadly army-directed violence in 2017, appear to have been the main victims of fighting in the town of Buthidaung. (AP Photo/Shafiqur Rahman, File)
May 18

An ultimatum raises pressure on Netanyahu to make postwar plans for Gaza

Pressure is coming from his own War Cabinet and his country’s closest ally.
May 18
Police use water cannon to disperse demonstrators blocking a road during a protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government, and calling for the release of hostages held in the Gaza Strip by the Hamas militant group, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, May 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
May 18

Militia clashes rock western Libyan town. At least 1 civilian was killed, officials say

Libyan health authorities say clashes between government-allied militias rocked the western town of Zawiya, killing at least one civilian man and wounding 22 others
May 18
This is a locator map for Libya with its capital, Tripoli. (AP Photo)
May 18

Former South Africa leader Zuma promises jobs and free education as he launches party manifesto

Former South African President Jacob Zuma has lamented the high levels of poverty among black South Africans and promised to create jobs and tackle crime as he launched his new political party’s manifesto ahead of the country’s much anticipated elections
May 18
Veteran fighters parade as they wait for former South African President Jacob Zuma to arrive at Orlando stadium in the township of Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, for the launch of his newly formed uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) party's manifesto Saturday, May 18, 2024. Zuma, who has turned his back on the African National Congress (ANC) he once led, will face South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who replaced him as leader of the ANC in the general elections later in May. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
May 18

Israeli War Cabinet member Gantz says he'll quit government unless it adopts new war plan by June 8

Israeli War Cabinet member Gantz says he'll quit government unless it adopts new war plan by June 8
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Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Gonzalez seeks unity in first rally

The presidential candidate of Venezuela’s chief opposition coalition has sought to cultivate a mood of hope and possibility in a large rally that marked the start of a campaign he admittedly never imagined leading
May 18
Supporters attend the campaign launch of Venezuelan presidential candidate Edmundo González Urrutia, in La Victoria, Venezuela, Saturday, May 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 18

Pakistan asks its nationals studying in Kyrgyzstan to stay indoors after mobs attacked foreigners

Pakistan has asked its nationals in Kyrgyzstan to stay indoors after mobs attacked foreigners in the capital Bishkek Friday night over some unknown dispute with migrants
May 18
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Water, water everywhere ... most is now safe to drink in an English village after parasite outbreak

Most residents near a scenic fishing village in southwestern England were told their tap water is safe to drink again after a parasite sickened more than 45 people
May 18
People collect bottled water at Broadsands Car Park in Paignton, England, Friday May 17, 2024. Most residents living near a scenic fishing village in southwestern England where a parasite in the water sickened more than 45 people were told Saturday, May 18, 2024, that they could safely drink the water again. South West Water said it lifted its boil notice for most of the 17,000 homes and businesses around the Brixham area of Devon that had been affected after cryptosporidium, a microscopic parasite that causes diarrhea, was found in the water. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
May 18

Yemen's Houthi rebels launch a missile that strikes an oil tanker in the Red Sea, US military says

Ballistic missile damaged a Panama-flagged, Greek-owned vessel.
May 18
This is a locator map for Yemen with its capital, Sanaa. (AP Photo)
May 18

Member of Israel's War Cabinet says he'll quit the government June 8 unless there's a new war plan

A popular centrist member of Israel’s three-man War Cabinet has threatened to resign from the government if it doesn’t adopt a new plan for the war in Gaza in the next three weeks
May 18
Palestinians are storming trucks loaded with humanitarian aid brought in through a new U.S.-built pier, in the central Gaza Strip, Saturday, May 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)
May 18

Georgia's president vetoes media law that has provoked weeks of protests

Georgia’s president has vetoed the so-called “Russian law” targeting media that has sparked weeks of mass protests
May 18
Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili gestures while speaking during an interview with The Associated Press, in Tbilisi, Georgia, Thursday, May 16, 2024. Zourabichvili said Thursday that a "foreign influence" bill passed by parliament that critics call a threat to free speech is "unacceptable." (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
May 18

Georgia's president vetoes the so-called 'Russian law' targeting the media that has sparked weeks of mass protests

Georgia's president vetoes the so-called 'Russian law' targeting the media that has sparked weeks of mass protests
May 18
May 18

Poland invests $2.5 billion into fortifying border with Russia and Belarus

Poland's prime minister says it is investing about $2.5 billion to step up security and deterrence on its border with Russia and its ally Belarus
May 18
May 18

Vietnam nominates its public security minister as new president

Vietnam has nominated its Public Security Minister To Lam as its new president, after his predecessor resigned in the ongoing anti-corruption campaign that has shaken up the country’s political establishment
May 18
May 18

3 Spaniards were among 6 people killed when gunmen opened fire in central Afghanistan, officials say

Taliban and Spanish officials say three Spanish citizens and three Afghans were killed when gunmen opened fire in central Afghanistan
May 18
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Dead or alive? Parents of children gone in Sri Lanka's civil war have spent 15 years seeking answers

It has been 15 years since the end of Sri Lanka's civil war, which pitted government forces against Tamil Tiger separatists
May 18
FILE- Three Tamil teenagers pose with their weapons a week before going for training in a camp in southern India, Nov. 10, 1986. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing, File)wld
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A court in Slovakia says a suspect charged with attempting to assassinate Prime Minister Fico will remain in detention

A court in Slovakia says a suspect charged with attempting to assassinate Prime Minister Fico will remain in detention
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May 18

A Ukrainian mother's mission to save her child: Reporter's notebook

Some say they thought they were safe. They were wrong.
May 18
ABC News' James Longman talks to a Ukrainian mother in Kharkiv.
May 18

Slovakian health minister says Prime Minister Robert Fico's condition is stable but his situation 'remains serious'

Slovakian health minister says Prime Minister Robert Fico's condition is stable but his situation 'remains serious'
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May 18

Ukraine's mobilization law comes into force as new Russian push strains troops

Some fear Russia's new offensive could reach Ukraine’s second-largest city.
May 18
Newly recruited soldiers of the 3rd assault brigade train in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, May 17, 2024. A divisive mobilisation law in Ukraine came into force on Saturday, as Kyiv struggles to boost troop numbers after Russia launched a new offensive. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
May 18

Slovak prime minister still in serious condition as suspect appears in court

The man accused of attempting to assassinate Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has been ordered to remain behind bars
May 18
FILE - Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico speaks during a press conference with Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the Carmelite Monastery in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024. A man charged with attempting to assassinate Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was escorted by police to his home on the morning of Friday, May 17, 2024, with media saying that it was part of a search for evidence. (AP Photo/Denes Erdos, File)
May 18

Climate activists protest by glueing themselves at Munich airport

Six climate activists have broken through a security fence at Munich airport and glued themselves to access routes leading to runways, temporarily shutting down flights
May 18
Climate activists lie on a access road for runways at the Munich airport, Germany, Saturday, May 18, 2024. German officials and local media reported say authorities closed down Munich airport temporarily after six climate activists broke through a security fence and glued themselves to access routes leading to runways. The activists from the group Last Generation were protesting flying, the most polluting form of transportation, said the German news agency dpa on Saturday. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)
May 18

Parts of northern India scorched by extreme heat with New Delhi on high alert

On Friday, parts of New Delhi reported up to 116 degrees Fahrenheit.
May 18
A woman walks under an umbrella as protection from severe heat in New Delhi, India, Saturday, May 18, 2024. Swathes of northwest India sweltered under scorching temperatures on Saturday, with the capital New Delhi under a severe weather alert as extreme temperatures strike parts of the country. (AP Photo)
May 18

Radio Caroline, the pirate radio station broadcasting from sea, turns 60 years old

"When you tell people it is factual, you say, no, that surely didn't happen.”
May 18
Caroline Stuck on the Goodwin Sands. Caroline runs aground and being battered in the North Sea in 1991.
May 18

Flash floods due to unusually heavy rains kill at least 50 people in Afghanistan

Taliban officials say flash floods from heavy seasonal rains have killed at least 68 people in Afghanistan, adding the death toll was based on preliminary reports
May 18
Damaged houses are seen after heavy flooding in Ghor province in western Afghanistan Saturday, May 18, 2024. Flash floods from heavy seasonal rains in Ghor province in western Afghanistan killed dozens of people and dozens remain missing, a Taliban official said on Saturday, adding the death toll was based on preliminary reports and might rise. (AP Photo/Omid Haqjoo)
May 18

Malaysia minister says terror suspect who killed 2 police officers acted on his own

Malaysia says the man who attacked a police station and killed two officers is believed to have acted on his own despite suspected links to the Jemaah Islamiyah extremist group
May 18
A police forensic member takes a picture outside of a police station where a man has stormed in Ulu Tiram, Johor state, Malaysia, Friday, May 17, 2024. National police chief Razarudin Husain said the attack appeared to have been planned and could have been an attempt to take firearms. (AP Photo)
May 18

It was once a center of Islamic learning. Now Mali's historic city of Djenné mourns lack of visitors

Mali’s historic city of Djenné was once a center of Islamic learning, known for its sprawling mud-brick mosque that has been on the UNESCO World Heritage in Danger list since 2016
May 18
FILE- The world's largest mud-brick building, the Great Mosque of Djenne, Mali, awaits its annual replastering, Friday, May 10, 2024. The Mosque — the world's largest mud-brick building — used to draw tens of thousands of tourists every year to central Mali. Now it's threatened by conflict between Islamic rebels, government forces and other groups. (AP Photo/Moustapha Diallo, File)
May 17

Protesters rally in Peru against decree classifying seven gender identities as “mental illness”

Sexual diversity activists have protested in Peru’s capital in front of the health ministry to demand that the government repeal a decree that characterizes seven gender identities, including transgenderism, as “mental illnesses.”
May 17
Wearing a Transgender flag as a cape, a member of the LGBTQ+ community joins in a protest against a decree following a decision by the Ministry of Health classifying transgenders as mentally ill, in Lima, Peru, Friday, May 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
May 17

As Japan's yakuza weakens, police focus shifts to unorganized crime hired via social media

Police in Japan who were busy tracking thousands of yakuza members just a few years ago have set their eyes on a new threat: unorganized and loosely connected groups they believe are behind a series of crimes once dominated by yakuza
May 17
A plastic sheet covers the site where the dead bodies of an older couple were found in Nasu town, Tochigi prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, April 16, 2024. The Tokyo metropolitan police are currently investigating six suspects in their 20s and 30s, most of them without connections to one another, who are believed to have been hired on social media to kill, transport and burn the bodies. (Kyodo News via AP)
May 17

Argentine president begins unusual visit to Spain, snubbing officials and courting the far-right

Even before kicking off a three-day visit to Madrid, Argentina’s libertarian President Javier Milei has stirred controversy, accusing the socialist government of bringing “poverty and death” to Spain and weighing in on corruption allegations against th...
May 17
Argentina's President Javier Milei gestures as he presents his book "El camino del libertario" in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)