• Buddhists in Myanmar deny boat people are Rohingya

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Several hundred protesters in Myanmar's main city denied Wednesday that boat people arriving on Southeast Asian shores are Rohingya Muslims, a religious minority the government and many others in the predominantly Buddhist nation say does not exist. About 30...

  • Child sex abuse: France is working with C. African Republic

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — The French president's office says judicial authorities in France and Central African Republic are cooperating to investigate allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers. Following a meeting Wednesday in Paris between French President Francois Hollande and...

  • Reform training sought for Singapore teen over blog, video

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Prosecutors in Singapore say they are seeking reform training for a teenager who is refusing probation and who again made public the video and blog posts a court deemed offensive earlier this month. The court on May 12 found Amos Yee, 16, had offended Christians in a...

  • Video exposes divisions among Iran officials on nuke talks

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians have been captivated by a video circulating on social media this week that shows a hard-line lawmaker trading barbs with the country's foreign minister over the ongoing nuclear negotiations with world powers. The video, which surfaced Monday, shows Foreign...

  • UN: Fewer hungry people in the world despite wars, poverty

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ROME (AP) — The number of hungry people around the world has dropped to 795 million from over a billion a quarter-century ago despite natural disasters, ongoing conflicts and poverty, the three U.N. food agencies said Wednesday. Countries in East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean...

  • Danish prime minister calls June 18 parliamentary election

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Social Democratic Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Wednesday announced that parliamentary elections will be held on June 18. She said the minority government, whose term ends in September, would not resign before the election but that it was...

  • Figures of French Resistance inducted into Paris Pantheon

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — France is honoring four people who resisted the Nazis during World War II by inducting them into Paris' Pantheon mausoleum, in a rare and highly symbolic ceremony aimed at uniting the French against extremism and anti-Semitism. Though the names were designated last year,...

  • China fines chemical company $12M for polluting, jails staff

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — A court in eastern China fined a manufacturer of weed killer 75 million yuan ($12 million) and imprisoned employees of the company and its contractors for discharging wastewater that severely polluted streams. The fine levied by the Longyou county court on Jinfanda...

  • Better than ever, LeBron leads Cavaliers into NBA Finals

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Escorted by family members and friends, LeBron James walked out of Quicken Loans Arena cradling his sleepy youngest son with his left arm while clutching an expensive bottle of champagne in his right hand. It was time for one James to go to bed, the other to have a...

  • Panthers host 100 youth football moms to discuss safety

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are planning to host football moms to show them how to keep their aspiring players safe on the field, and to get some personal experience in what it's like to be in the game. The team is hosting a Heads Up Football "Moms' Safety Clinic" on...

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