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Iran Revolutionary Guard colonel is shot dead in Tehran

He was shot dead outside his home in Tehran by gunmen on a motorbike.
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In this photo provided by Islamic Republic News Agency, IRNA, family members of Col. Hassan Sayyad Khodaei weep over his body at his car after being shot by two assailants in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, May 22, 2022. Hassan Sayyad Khodaei, a senior member of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, was killed outside his home in Tehran on Sunday by unidentified gunmen on a motorbike, state TV reported. (IRNA via AP)
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Fate of 2,500 Ukrainian POWs from steel plant stirs concern

Polish President Andrzej Duda has traveled to Kyiv to support Ukraine's goal of European Union membership
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A wedding photograph lies among rubble from a Russian strike earlier in the war in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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Taliban enforcing face-cover order for female TV anchors

Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have begun enforcing an order requiring all female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while on-air
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Khatereh Ahmadi a TV anchor wears a face covering as she reads the news on TOLO NEWS, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, May 22, 2022. Afghanistan's Taliban rulers have begun enforcing an order requiring all female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while on-air. The move Sunday is part of a hard-line shift drawing condemnation from rights activists. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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Gangs strangle Haiti's capital as deaths, kidnappings soar

Gangs are fighting each other and seizing territory in Haiti's capital with a new intensity and brutality
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Children rest in a school converted into a shelter after they were forced to leave their homes due to clashes between armed gangs, in the Tabarre neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, April 28, 2022. Gang violence has forced dozens of schools and businesses to close in recent weeks and displaced thousands of families, with many of them seeking temporary shelter in schools and shelters as aid groups note an urgent need for food and items including blankets and mattresses. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)
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Taiwan not included in launch of new Biden Indo-Pacific pact

President Joe Biden is expected to come out with a list of countries that will join an Indo-Pacific trade pact, but Taiwan won’t be among them
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U.S. President Joe Biden, right, disembarks from Air Force One on his arrival at Yokota Air Base, Sunday, May 22, 2022, in Fussa, on the outskirt of Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Pakistan's defiant ex-premier calls for march on Islamabad

Pakistan’s defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Sunday for his supporters to march peacefully on Islamabad on May 25th, to press for fresh elections
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FILE - Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan waves to his supporters during an anti-government rally, in Lahore, Pakistan, April 21, 2022. Khan called on Sunday, May 22, 2022, for his supporters to march peacefully on Islamabad on May 25th, to press for fresh elections. Khan, who served as prime minister for over three and half years, was ousted in a no-confidence vote in parliament by an alliance of all major political parties. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File)
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Key report into Johnson's 'partygate' to be published

A highly-anticipated report into the British government’s “partygate” scandal that could determine Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s political fortunes is set to be published this week after months of delay
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street, in London, Friday May 20, 2022. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
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Israeli Arab lawmaker rejoins coalition days after quitting

An Arab Israeli lawmaker who quit the ruling coalition says she is returning to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s 60-member alliance, ending a political crisis that lasted just a few days
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Austria's president seeks reelection after turbulent term

Austria’s 78-year-old president says he will seek reelection later this year, following a term that has seen him pilot the Alpine country through repeated political upheaval
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FILE - Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, attends press conference in Vienna, Austria, May 11, 2022. Austria's president said Sunday, May 22 that he will seek re-election later this year, following a term that has seen him pilot the Alpine country through repeated political upheaval. Van der Bellen, a liberal politician who once led the Green party, said on Twitter that Austria and Europe face turbulent times “so I would like to continue putting my experience at the service of our country.” (AP Photo/Theresa Wey file)
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Turkey summons US ambassador over warning on police methods

The U.S. ambassador to Ankara has been summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry over a U.S. warning to citizens in Turkey about attending a political rally that referred to police crowd control methods
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Climate to conflict, Davos' post-COVID return has full plate

The much-ballyhooed World Economic Forum in the Swiss Alpine town of Davos gets underway this week after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks on a screen inside a so-called Russian War Crimes House alongside the World Economy Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Sunday, May 22, 2022. An exhibition with pictures documenting suspected Russian war crimes in the Ukrainian war are to be shown in the house. The annual meeting of the World Economy Forum is taking place in Davos from May. 22 until May. 26, 2020.
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Belarusians join war seeking to free Ukraine and themselves

Belarusians are among the foreign fighters who have volunteered to take up arms in Ukraine against Russian forces
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Belarus regiment leader, Vadim Prokopiev, practices at a shooting range near Warsaw, Poland, Friday, May 20, 2022. Belarusians are among the foreign fighters who have volunteered to take up arms in Ukraine against Russian forces. They consider the Ukrainians defending their homeland to be their brethren. And by joining their resistance to Russia's onslaught, they hope to weaken the rule of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and ultimately that of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. (AP Photo/Michal Dyjuk)
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Pakistan police arrest 6 men over 'honor killing' of sisters

Pakistani police arrested six men from the same family on Sunday, accused of murdering two sisters who were from the same village but also had Spanish citizenship
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May 22

Iraqi court postpones smuggling case against Briton, German

An Iraqi court has postponed the trial of two European tourists charged with antiquities smuggling after their lawyers argued more information was needed about the ancient shards found in their possession
May 22
Volker Waldmann, right, and Jim Fitton, center, are handcuffed as they walk to a courtroom in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, May 22, 2022. Waldmann and Fitton, accused of smuggling ancient shards out of Iraq, appeared in a Baghdad court Sunday, telling judges they had not acted with criminal intent and had no idea they might have broken local laws. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
May 22

Bangkok votes for governor in 1st election since 2014 coup

Voters in the Thai capital are electing a new governor in a contest delayed by a military coup that still reflects a divided country with main candidates either supported by the conservative establishment or the liberal opposition
May 22
FILE - Bangkok governor independent candidate Chadchart Sittipunt prays to a Buddhist statue during an election campaign in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 17, 2022. Voters in Bangkok headed to the polls Sunday to elect a new governor, in a contest whose results are likely to be seen as a barometer of the public mood ahead of an approaching general election. A record-high 31 candidates entered the race, but the battle being watched most closely is between two who registered as independents: Asawin Kwanmuang and Chadchart. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
May 22

Israeli court sentences Palestinian jailbreakers to 5 years

An Israeli court has sentenced six Palestinian inmates to five years in prison for tunneling out of their cell last year and escaping from a high-security facility
May 22
May 22

Australia's next prime minister came from humble beginnings

Australia’s Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese is a politician molded by his humble start to life as the only child of a single mother who raised him on a pension in gritty inner-Sydney suburbia
May 22
Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese, right, celebrates with Labor senator at a party event in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, May 22, 2022, after Prime Minister Scott Morrison conceding defeat to Albanese in a federal election. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
May 22

Pope voices hope church in China can operate in freedom

Pope Francis has expressed his spiritual closeness to Catholics in China and voiced hope that the church there operates in “freedom and tranquility
May 22
Pope Francis delivers his blessing as he recites the Regina Coeli noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, May 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 22

Oman drops all remaining coronavirus restrictions

The sultanate of Oman has announced an end to its mask mandate and remaining coronavirus curbs after over two years of pandemic restrictions
May 22
May 22

Pakistani court orders probe into ex-minister's arrest

A court in Pakistan’s capital has ordered an investigation into the controversial arrest of a former human rights minister over a decades-old land dispute
May 22
FILE - Shireen Mazari, center, leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, addresses a news conference with party officials in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. A court in Pakistan's capital has ordered an investigation late Saturday, May 22, 2022, into the controversial arrest of Mazari, a former human rights minister, over a decades old land dispute. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)
May 22

Vatican airs dirty laundry in trial over London property

The Vatican’s sprawling financial trial may not have produced any convictions yet or any new smoking guns
May 22
FILE - The sun sets behind St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The Vatican’s sprawling financial trial may not have produced any convictions yet or any new smoking guns. But recent testimony in May 2022 has provided plenty of insights into how the Vatican operates. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
May 21

Russia's claim of Mariupol's capture fuels concern for POWs

As the West rallies behind Ukraine in its war with Russia, Polish President Andrzej Duda has arrived in Ukraine on an unannounced visit
May 21
The back window of a vehicle standing outside a medical facility bears holes from shrapnel caused by an explosion earlier during the war, in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine on Saturday, May 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
May 21

Explosion near Geneva airport disrupts flights

Flights were disrupted after a large explosion broke out near Geneva airport in Switzerland.
May 21
Flights were disrupted after a large explosion broke out near Geneva airport in Switzerland.
May 21

President Biden hails ties with South Korea

"The Republic of Korea and the United States are standing together as part of a global response,” Biden said his during the first trip to Asia as president.
May 21
"The Republic of Korea and the United States are standing together as part of a global response,” Biden said his during the first trip to Asia as president.
May 21

Daughter: Pakistani police arrested former rights minister

The daughter of Pakistan’s former human rights minister says her mother has been arrested over a decades-old land grabbing allegation
May 21
May 21

8 more bodies found in Kashmir tunnel collapse, toll at 9

Officials say rescuers have found the bodies of nine more workers in Indian-controlled Kashmir, taking the death toll to 10 after part of a tunnel collapsed in the Himalayan region
May 21
Rescue workers prepare to retrieve the body of a victim at the site of a collapsed tunnel in Ramban district, south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, May 20, 2022. An official in Indian-controlled Kashmir said Friday that 10 workers were trapped after part of a road tunnel collapsed in the Himalayan region. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
May 21

Australia PM Morrison defends record despite election loss

Scott Morrison says his conservative government had left Australia in a robust condition even as voters punished him for his handling of issues including climate change and the pandemic that helped return the center-left opposition to power
May 21
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison reacts during his address to a Liberal Party function in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, May 21, 2022. Morrison has conceded defeat and has confirmed that he would hand over the leadership of the Liberal Party following his party's loss to Labor in today's federal election. (AP Photo/Nazanin Tabatabaee)
May 21

On Venezuelan roads, old cars prevail, break down everywhere

Venezuela's auto mechanics are increasingly busy these days, trying to coax a little more life out of aging vehicles
May 21
A man tries to cool down his overheating car by pouring water into the radiator, in one of the tunnels of the road that connects La Guaira with Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 19, 2022. Drivers try to coax a little more life out of aging vehicles in a country whose new car market collapsed and where few can afford to trade up for a better used one. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
May 21

German weather service says storm generated 3 tornadoes

Germany's weather service says a storm that swept across parts of Germany generated three tornadoes
May 21
View of a snapped-off tree trunk from severe weather in front of a house facade in Lippstadt, Germany, Friday, May 20, 2022. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)
May 21

Turkey's Erdogan talks to Swedish, Finnish leaders on NATO

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has discussed his objections to Sweden and Finland joining NATO with the two Nordic countries’ leaders
May 21
In this photo made available by the Turkish Presidency, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, May 20, 2022. Erdogan has discussed Turkey's objection to Sweden and Finland's membership in NATO in a telephone call with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Erdogan told Johnson Friday that Ankara wants to ensure that Finland and Sweden will uphold the alliance' values and properly safeguard Turkey's legitimate concerns, according to a statement from Erdogan's office. (Turkish Presidency via AP)
May 21

Australian Labor topples conservatives; PM faces early tests

Australia’s center-left opposition party has toppled the conservative government after almost a decade in power
May 21
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison address a Liberal Party function with his wife Jenny and daughter's Lily and Abbey in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, May 21, 2022. Morrison has conceded defeat and has confirmed that he would hand over the leadership of the Liberal Party following his party's loss to Labor in today's federal election. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
May 21

Fugitive North Macedonian ex-premier gets 9-year sentence

North Macedonia’s fugitive former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski has been handed a 9-year prison sentence for illegally ordering the 2011 demolition a multimillion-dollar complex owned by a former political ally turned opponent
May 21
FILE - Nikola Gruevski, Macedonia's former prime minister, looks on in parliament in the capital, Skopje, Oct. 19, 2018. A court in North Macedonia on Thursday April 21, 2022, convicted the country's fugitive former prime minister, Nikola Gruevski, of using his conservative party's funds to enrich himself and sentenced him in absentia to seven years in prison. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski, File)
May 21

AP PHOTOS: A POW's legacy of Mariupol siege pictures

For nearly three months, Azovstal’s garrison clung on, refusing to be winkled out from the tunnels and bunkers under the ruins of the labyrinthine mill
May 21
In this photo provided by Azov Special Forces Regiment of the Ukrainian National Guard Press Office, Ukrainian soldiers injured during fighting against Russian forces, poses for a photographer inside the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, Ukraine, May 10, 2022. For nearly three months, Azovstal’s garrison clung on, refusing to be winkled out from the tunnels and bunkers under the ruins of the labyrinthine mill. A Ukrainian soldier-photographer documented the events and sent them to the world. Now he is a prisoner of the Russians. His photos are his legacy.(Dmytro Kozatsky/Azov Special Forces Regiment of the Ukrainian National Guard Press Office via AP)
May 21

Albania buys anti-tank Javelin missiles to strengthen army

Albania's  defense minister says the Western Balkan country has purchased anti-tank Javelin missiles to strengthen its defenses
May 21
May 21

Russia cuts off gas exports to Finland in symbolic move

Russia has halted natural gas exports to neighboring Finland
May 21
FILE - Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses a meeting of the leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, May 16, 2022. Finnish state-owned energy company Gasum is saying that natural gas imports from Russia under its supply contract will be halted on Saturday, May 21 after the Finns had refused to pay in Russian rubles, a demand made by President Vladimir Putin after sanctions were levied against his nation over the invasion of Ukraine. (Alexander Nemenov/Pool Photo via AP, file)
May 21

Australian prime minister concedes his government's election defeat

Australian prime minister concedes his government's election defeat
May 21
May 21

Palestinian teen shot in Israeli raid in occupied West Bank

The Palestinian Health Ministry says Israeli troops have shot and killed a 17-year-old Palestinian militant during a raid in the occupied West Bank
May 21
A Palestinian demonstrator hurls back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli forces during a protest against the West Bank Jewish settlements, in the West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum, Friday, May 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
May 21

Lava spews from Mount Etna

As volcanic activity continues on Mount Etna, authorities in Italy have raised alerts to a “yellow” level. Footage shows lava spewing from the volcano.
May 21
VIDEO:  Lava spews from Mount Etna
May 21

U.S., other APEC delegates walk out on Russian speaker

Delegates from the United States and four other nations have staged a walkout when a representative from Russia began his opening remarks at a meeting of trade ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group in the Thai capital
May 21
Russia’s Minister for Economic Development Maxim Reshetnikov attends a meeting of trade ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group in Bangkok, Thailand Saturday, May 21, 2022. Delegates from the United States and four other nations staged a walkout Saturday when the representative from Russia began his opening remarks at the meeting, officials said. (Kyodo News via AP)
May 20

Russia claims to have taken full control of Mariupol

Russia claims to have captured Mariupol in what would be its biggest victory yet in its war with Ukraine
May 20
A crew of self-propelled artillery vehicles 'Gvozdika' ('Carnation') of Donetsk People's Republic militia prepare to fire towards Ukrainian army position, near the town of Yasynuvataya, outside Donetsk, in territory under the government of the Donetsk People's Republic, eastern Ukraine, Friday, May 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)
May 20

First lady Jill Biden visits Panama on Latin America tour

U.S. first lady Jill Biden has arrived in Panama, her second stop on a three-country Latin America visit before the United States hosts the Summit of the Americas next month in Los Angeles
May 20
First lady Jill Biden waves as she arrives in Panama City, Panama, Friday, May 20, 2022. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
May 20

Peruvian town finally buries the victims of massacre

Scene of one of the worst massacres of Peru’s internal conflict in the last two decades of the 20th century, the town of Accomarca is closing a chapter that’s been open for more than 35 years
May 20
Photos and flowers sit on the coffins of people who were killed during the Maoist-inspired insurgency at the cemetery during their burial after authorities recently identified and returned the remains to families in Accomarca, Peru, Friday, May 20, 2022. Peruvian authorities identified a group of 80 remains found in this community and another one nearby as men, women and children who were killed between 1980 and 2000 by both members of the Shining Path militant group and army soldiers. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
May 20

Tornado hits western German city; dozens injured

Police in Germany say 43 people have been injured, 10 seriously, after a tornado struck the western city of Paderborn
May 20
A damaged car is seen after a storm in Paderborn, Germany, Friday, May 20, 2022. (Lino Mirgeler/dpa via AP)
May 20

US doubles its military aid to Ukraine

The Senate passed a $40 billion package to send supplies and weapons to help Ukraine in its war with Russia.
May 20
VIDEO: US doubles its military aid to Ukraine
May 20

3 Italians, 1 Togolese abducted in southern Mali, says mayor

A mayor in southern Mali says armed men have kidnapped an Italian missionary family from their home along with their Togolese domestic worker
May 20
May 20

Syria says Israel has carried out new attack near Damascus

Syrian official media say Israel has carried out a new attack near the capital Friday night
May 20
May 20

Dane sentenced to die in Nigeria for killing wife, daughter

A Nigerian court has sentenced a Danish man to death after finding he killed his wife, a Nigerian, and three-year-old daughter in 2018 at their residence in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital
May 20
May 20

Russia says it has full control of the Black Sea port of Mariupol after a nearly 3-month siege, its biggest victory yet

Russia says it has full control of the Black Sea port of Mariupol after a nearly 3-month siege, its biggest victory yet
May 20
May 20

Russia's top military official says the massive Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol has been "completely liberated"

Russia's top military official says the massive Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol has been "completely liberated"
May 20
May 20

US lawmakers urge binding vote on Puerto Rico status

A group of mostly Democratic congress members is proposing a binding plebiscite to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a state or gain some sort of independence
May 20
FILE - The Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 29, 2015. A group of Democratic congress members, including the House majority leader, on Thursday, May 19, 2022, proposed a binding plebiscite to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a state or gain some sort of independence. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)