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UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

Fri, 26 May 2017 20:08:58 GMT2017-05-26T20:08:58Z

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- When a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomized by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, the government here dispatched a high-ranking general suspected of war crimes to lead the investigation....

Sri Lankan government says death toll from floods, mudslides has risen to 91; 110 are miss...

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:32:06 GMT2017-05-26T14:32:06Z

BELLANA, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lankan government says death toll from floods, mudslides has risen to 91; 110 are missing....

Mudslides, floods in Sri Lanka kill at least 28; 66 missing

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:23:04 GMT2017-05-26T14:23:04Z

BELLANA, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Floods and torrents of red mud unleashed by monsoon rains have killed at least 28 people in western and southern Sri Lanka and left 66 others missing, as officials warned Friday the situation could get worse....

Duterte warns of 'contamination' by Islamic State group

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:00:19 GMT2017-05-26T12:00:19Z

ILIGAN, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his troops to crush militants who are fighting street battles with government forces in the south, warning Friday that the country is at a grave risk of "contamination" by the Islamic State group....

World stocks dip, oil price stabilizes after big slide

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:09:57 GMT2017-05-26T11:09:57Z

HONG KONG (AP) -- World stock markets mostly weakened Friday as investors watched the G-7 summit of leaders and oil prices stabilized after falling sharply over a production cut deal....

Lady Justice statue removed from Bangladesh court complex

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:02:04 GMT2017-05-26T10:02:04Z

NEW DELHI (AP) -- A statue of Lady Justice was removed from Bangladesh's Supreme Court premises under tight security after Islamist hard-liners pressed for its removal, the sculptor said Friday....

The Latest: Duterte tells troops 'you can arrest any person'

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:59:16 GMT2017-05-26T09:59:16Z

ILIGAN, Philippines (AP) -- The Latest on the siege of a southern Philippine city by militants linked to the Islamic State group (all times local):...

Indonesia arrests 3 suspects in bombings that killed police

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:54:42 GMT2017-05-26T09:54:42Z

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian police arrested three suspected militants Friday for their alleged involvement in twin suicide bombings that killed three people in Jakarta, while the Islamic State group claimed it was responsible for the attack....

US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:43:21 GMT2017-05-26T08:43:21Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese officials have told the U.S. that they've tightened inspections and policing along the border with North Korea as part of U.N. sanctions aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear and missile activities, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said Friday....

Pakistan police fire tear gas, swing batons at farmers rally

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:36:46 GMT2017-05-26T07:36:46Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani police have fired tear gas, wielded batons and clashed with farmers rallying in Islamabad to pressure the government to allocate more funds to agriculture....