Chinese premier visits India to boost ties
Sun, 19 May 2013 07:12:52 -0400
NEW DELHI (AP) — Just weeks after a tense border standoff, China's new premier visited India on Sunday on his first foreign trip as the neighboring giants look to speed up efforts to settle a decades-old boundary dispute and boost economic ties.
Iran's Guard warns against post-election turmoil
Sun, 19 May 2013 07:00:46 -0400
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard has warned that his forces will be on watch for possible unrest after next month's presidential election, calling the outcome "unpredictable" and sending the strongest message yet against any attempts to revive street protests, media reported Sunday.
North Korea fires projectile into eastern waters
Sun, 19 May 2013 06:57:58 -0400
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a projectile into waters off its eastern coast Sunday, a day after launching three short-range missiles in the same area, officials said.
Obama to address Morehouse College commencement
Sun, 19 May 2013 06:56:30 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is delivering the commencement address at Morehouse College, the historically black, all-male institution that counts Martin Luther King Jr. among its alumni.
$590M-plus Powerball: 1 winning ticket sold in Fla
Sun, 19 May 2013 06:36:10 -0400
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
Syrian activists: Shelling near Lebanon kills 16
Sun, 19 May 2013 06:33:08 -0400
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The Syrian military on Sunday launched an offensive to retake a strategic rebel-held town near the Lebanese border, a government official said, as activists reported that regime airstrikes and shelling of the town have killed at least 16 people, including opposition fighters.
Karzai seeks Indian military aid amid Pakistan row
Sun, 19 May 2013 06:32:34 -0400
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An aide to Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he will seek military aid from India during a three-day visit this week. Karzai's trip comes during escalating border tension with Pakistan, India's archrival.
UN chief hopes for Syria conference in early June
Sun, 19 May 2013 06:31:56 -0400
MOSCOW (AP) — U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is holding out hope that an international conference to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the Syrian civil war will be held in early June.
Honeybees trained in Croatia to find land mines
Sun, 19 May 2013 06:20:00 -0400
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Mirjana Filipovic is still haunted by the land mine blast that killed her boyfriend and blew off her left leg while on fishing trip nearly a decade ago. It happened in a field that was supposedly de-mined.
Pakistan repeats vote in Karachi despite killing
Sun, 19 May 2013 06:18:46 -0400
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan held a repeat election on Sunday in an upscale area of the southern city of Karachi that was plagued with allegations of vote-rigging, despite the shooting death of a senior member of former cricket star Imran Khan's party.