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  • Burundi: Catholic bishops withdraw support for elections
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 8:54 am
    Catholic Church leaders said on Thursday they no longer support the Burundi government's decision to hold elections next month amid political unrest over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term. The European Union also said it was suspending its election observer mission here.
  • Carter seeks ways to improve Iraq training, equipping
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 8:36 am
    U.S. military leaders are searching for ways to bolster the Iraqi forces following the Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi earlier this month, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday, highlighting the importance of training and equipping the Sunni tribal militias. It's an effort that has repeatedly failed to take hold amid sectarian tensions in Iraq.
  • Administration asks judge to toss House health care suit
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 8:30 am
    Obama administration attorneys urged a skeptical federal judge on Thursday to throw out a lawsuit by House Republicans over the president's health care law.
  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.87 pct.
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 8:30 am
    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week to their highest level so far this year as new data showed strength in the housing market.
  • Paris doctors strike to protest working hours reform
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 8:18 am
    Thousands of doctors, nurses and other hospital personnel have demonstrated in central Paris to protest planned working-hours changes they say will result in more burnout and worse patient care.
  • Spain investigates Boko Haram leader on terror charges
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 8:12 am
    Spain is opening a probe into Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau on suspicion of terrorism and crimes against humanity, under the legal principle of universal justice, according to a court ruling Thursday.
  • Visa becomes first FIFA sponsor to warn it could jump ship
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 8:12 am
    Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer's global governing body clean up its act, with Visa even warning it is prepared to jump ship.
  • China detains artist who posted humorous photo of president
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 8:07 am
    Authorities have detained an obscure Chinese artist after he posted a humorous portrait of President Xi Jinping online, his wife said Thursday.
  • Army chief: Human error likely not cause of anthrax mistake
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 8:07 am
    Human error probably was not a factor in the Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to numerous U.S. government and commercial laboratories in the U.S. and in South Korea, the Army's top general said Thursday.
  • South Africa's 2010 WCup bid implicated in corruption probe
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 8:00 am
    When South Africa won the right to host Africa's first World Cup, it was seen as a heartwarming reward for Nelson Mandela and a country that had shaken off decades of apartheid.
  • AP Interview: Serb far-right leader to fight extradition
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 8:00 am
    Serbia's far-right leader Vojislav Seselj said Thursday he will launch a legal battle before the Serbian courts to fight any order to return to the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal.
  • Indians scramble for heat relief, but many still must work
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 8:00 am
    Eating onions, lying in the shade and splashing into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool during a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month.
  • Polish police search for man who entered bear enclosure
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 7:48 am
    Polish authorities are searching for a man who tangled with a bear at Warsaw's zoo and escaped, leaving traces of his blood behind.
  • Pending US home sales jump to strongest level in 9 years
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 7:48 am
    Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April at the fastest pace in nearly nine years, evidence that steady job growth is strengthening the real estate market.
  • English resort sees crime fall after mankini clampdown
    Associated Press | May 28, 2015 7:42 am
    It was one small ban for mankinis, one giant step for an English seaside resort town.
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