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  • Malaysia finds 139 grave sites in migrant trafficking camps

    25 May 2015 at 11:11am
    An abandoned migrant detention camp used by people-smugglers in a jungle near the Malaysia-Thailand, seen in a photo released by the Royal Malaysian PoliceMalaysian police said Monday they had found 139 grave sites and 28 abandoned detention camps used by people-smugglers and capable of housing hundreds, laying bare the grim extent of the region's migrant crisis. Thailand, meanwhile, deployed a heli...
     
  • Burkina Faso exhumes remains of former president Sankara in murder probe

    25 May 2015 at 11:09am
    The grave of former Burkina Faso president Thomas Sankara is seen in OuagadougouBy Mathieu Bonkoungou OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Authorities in Burkina Faso began exhuming the remains of former president Thomas Sankara on Monday in a bid to establish responsibility for a murder that has dogged the West African nation since 1987....
     
  • Study: Europeans to suffer more ragweed with global warming

    25 May 2015 at 11:08am
    FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2001 file photo, pollen on a ragweed plant in is seen Newark, N.J. A new study says global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century. It?s projected that ragweed pollen levels are likely to quadruple for much of Europe. But why? Warmer temperatures will allow the plants to take root more and carbon dioxide will make them grow more. That?s according to the study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says.
     
  • Opposition leader says Burundi not ready for polls

    25 May 2015 at 11:03am
    Members of the Imbonerakure pro-government youth militia chase after opposition protesters, unhindered by police, in the Kinama district of the capital Bujumbura, in Burundi Monday, May 25, 2015. Protests continued in the capital Monday, with demonstrators saying they will continue until President Pierre Nkurunziza steps down at the end of his second term. (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza)BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) ? Burundi is not ready for parliamentary or presidential elections next month because the government is curtailing freedoms including preventing the opposition from campaigning, a leading opposition candidate said Monday, a...
     
  • United Arab Emirates launches national space agency strategy

    25 May 2015 at 10:59am
    Emirati and other visitors visit the Space Museum during the launch of the UAE Space Agency strategic plan in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, May 25, 2015. The agency on Monday laid out a strategic framework for a newly created space agency that aims to integrate various arms of the Gulf federation's burgeoning space industry. The announcement comes less than three weeks after the Dubai-based team behind a 2020 mission to Mars announced that its probe will circle the planet studying its atmosphere, including changes over time and how surface features such as volcanoes, deserts and canyons affect it. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) ? The United Arab Emirates on Monday laid out a strategic framework for a newly created space agency that aims to integrate various arms of the Gulf federation's burgeoning space industry.
     
  • Tornado kills 10 in Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuna

    25 May 2015 at 10:56am
    MEXICO CITY (AP) ? A tornado raged through the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna early Monday, killing at least 10 people, destroying homes and upending cars and other vehicles.
     
  • Congo soldiers clash with Rwandan rebels in transit camp

    25 May 2015 at 10:50am
    Congolese soldiers from FARDC receive instructions during their offence against the rebels from the FDLR in Kirumba village of Rutshuru territory in eastern Democratic Republic of CongoBy Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese soldiers clashed with Rwandan Hutu rebels being held in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday, wounding at least six, as an agreement to move the rebels from one transit camp to another fell ap...
     
  • New parties to play key role after Spanish local elections

    25 May 2015 at 10:43am
    In this Thursday, July 11, 2013 photo, leading Spanish social activist Ada Colau, who beat the candidate of Catalonia region's long-dominant conservative Convergence and Union party in Sunday's local elections in Spain, is carried out by riot police officers after occupying a bank in Barcelona, Spain. Colau says the fight against evictions, poverty and corruption will be her priority as new mayor of the country's second city, Barcelona. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)MADRID (AP) ? Two new parties have carved out a kingmaker role in many Spanish cities and regions following local elections that dealt a serious blow to the governing conservative Popular Party.
     
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