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A man sells banners of former General and Nigerian President elect, Muhammadu Buhari, and Vice President elect Yemi Osibajo, outside Eagle Square, a day ahead of the Presidential Inauguration of Buhari, in Abuja,  Nigeria, Thursday, May 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Muhammadu Buhari takes over Nigeria in crisis

Muhammadu Buhari takes over a nation in crisis Friday with an Islamic uprising that has made 1.5 million people homeless and coffers emptied by massive corruption. Similar crises confronted him when he ruled briefly as a military dictator in the 1980s. The 72-year-old says a similar prescription more judiciously imposed ...

In this Tuesday, May 19, 2015 photo, British Jewish World War II veteran Norman Cohen who landed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day with the British 2nd Army as a radio operator under the command of General Miles Dempsey, poses for a photo at his home in Jerusalem.  Cohen is among a dwindling population of Jewish war veterans who battled the Nazis before immigrating to Israel - a group that until recently received little recognition in the Jewish state. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israel begins honoring long-overlooked Jewish WWII veterans

As a proud patriot, Brooklyn-born Dan Nadel enlisted in the U.S. army right after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. But there was another force driving him to battle — his Jewish faith. "What Hitler was doing to the Jews, I knew he had to be killed and stopped," the ...

In this Thursday, May 21, 2015 photo, an Afghan refugee woman walks near her tent in a makeshift camp on the outskirts of Kunduz province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. When the Taliban descended a month ago on Dam Shakh, a hamlet on the wheat-growing plains of northern Afghanistan’s Kunduz province, nobody was prepared. By the time they were beaten back from the provincial capital of Kunduz, more than 100,000 people were forced from their homes and total of 204 war-wounded were admitted to Kunduz’s only trauma hospital, run by French NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres in less than a month. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Civilians biggest losers on Afghan war's new northern front

When the Taliban descended a month ago on Dam Shakh, a hamlet on the wheat-growing plains of northern Afghanistan's Kunduz province, nobody was prepared. "They turned up suddenly and took us completely by surprise," said resident Ghulam Sakhi of the night of April 24 when hundreds of Taliban militants launched ...

Htin Linn, the head of the Myanmar delegation, speaks at the "Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean" regarding the Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrant crisis at a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, May 29, 2015. In the past month, more than 3,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar and impoverished Bangladeshis hoping to find jobs have landed on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, drawing international attention to a crisis in Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Myanmar warns against 'finger pointing' at migrant meeting

Regional talks to deal with the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia began Friday with a defensive Myanmar official criticizing those who blame his country for causing the crisis, saying "finger pointing" would not help. Htin Linn, the acting director of Myanmar's Foreign Affairs Ministry, spoke after several ...

India's heat wave tests water supply; death toll over 1,800

Dizzying temperatures killed hundreds more Indians over the past day, causing water shortages in thousands of villages and driving the death toll from a weeks-long heat wave to at least 1,826 by Friday. Meteorological officials called the heat wave "severe" and warned that it would continue for at least two ...

In this picture taken on Sunday, April 19, 2015,  a women enters the four-story building known as the "troll factory"  in St. Petersburg, Russia. The “troll factory” is where hundreds of young Russians work around the clock writing blogs and posting comments on the Internet staunchly supporting President Vladimir Putin and attacking the West. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Russia steps up propaganda push with online "Kremlin trolls"

Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines of an information war, say those who have been inside. Known as "Kremlin trolls," the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the clock, flooding the Internet with propaganda aimed ...

FILE - In this April 25, 2012 file photo, Vladimir Katriuk stands at his honeybee farm in Ormstown, Quebec. The second most wanted man on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of Nazi war criminals — charged earlier this month by Russia with genocide — has died at age 93, his lawyer said. Katriuk passed away last week after a long illness, Orest Rudzik said Thursday, May 28, 2015. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

Alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia dies in Quebec

The second most wanted man on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of Nazi war criminals — charged earlier this month by Russia with genocide — has died at age 93, his lawyer said. Vladimir Katriuk passed away last week after a long illness, Orest Rudzik said Thursday. News of Katriuk's ...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2006, file photo, Anders Kompass, the U.N. High Commission for Human Rights representative in Guatemala, speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Guatemala City. The U.N.’s poor handling of child sex abuse claims against French soldiers has human rights staffers in the field fearing for their jobs as they struggle with how to respond to highly sensitive allegations in the future, according to a letter to the world body’s human rights chief obtained by The Associated Press. The letter dated May 8 from U.N. human rights field staffers is an angry response to last month’s suspension of colleague Kompass for telling French authorities, a decision that the U.N. Dispute Tribunal reversed this month. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)

AP Exclusive: UN rights staff fear for jobs amid abuse case

The U.N.'s poor handling of child sexual abuse claims against French soldiers has human rights staffers fearing for their jobs as they struggle with how to respond to highly sensitive allegations in the future, according to a letter to the world body's human rights chief obtained by The Associated Press. ...

Opening remarks are made at the "Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean" regarding the Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrant crisis at a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, May 29, 2015. In the past month, more than 3,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar and impoverished Bangladeshis hoping to find jobs have landed on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, drawing international attention to a crisis in Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Thai official warns of 'alarming level' of boat people

Thailand's Foreign Minister said Friday that the upsurge of boat people in Southeast Asia has reached an "alarming level," and called for governments in the region to address the root causes of the crisis — a reference to the swelling number of refugees who have fled persecution in Myanmar. Speaking ...

2 car bombs kill 10 people in Iraq

Authorities in Iraq say two separate car bombs inside parking lot of two hotels have killed 10 people in the capital Baghdad. Police officials say a car bomb exploded in the parking lot of Babil Hotel late Thursday, killing six people and wounding 14 others. About one minute later, a ...

A man stands next to a graffiti during an anti-austerity rally outside the Ministry of Employment in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Greece says it aims to clinch a deal with its creditors by Sunday, a development that would allow it to receive the desperately needed final installment of its international bailout plan and prevent a default. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

Greece could use 'Zambia' option as progress on deal unclear

Greece and rescue lenders remained at odds over whether the two sides are close to a breakthrough in negotiations, as the International Monetary Fund confirmed Thursday that Athens had the right to ask for "bundled" repayments next month. "Countries do have the option of bundling when they have a series ...

Russia classifies military casualties in peacetime

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to make losses of Russian troops in peacetime a secret. The decree published on the official government website and signed by Putin on Thursday makes it a state secret to divulge information about peacetime losses of Russian troops in "special operations." The ...

FILE- In this May 6, 2015 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. U.S. military leaders are looking for ways to improve and speed up the program to train and equip Iraqi forces, including options to better prepare Sunni tribes to join the fight, Carter said Thursday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

US to "fine tune" Iraq strategy in light of Ramadi debacle

Pentagon leaders are trying to "fine tune" U.S. strategy for ousting the Islamic State group from Iraq, focusing on faster and better training and arming of Sunni tribes whose combat role is central to reversing the extremists' advances, senior U.S. officials said Thursday. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking to reporters ...

In this photo released on May 20, 2015, provided by the Kurdish fighters of the People's Protection Units (YPG), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Kurdish fighters of the YPG, flash victory signs as they sit on their pickup on their way to battle against the Islamic State, near Kezwan mountain, northeast Syria. In contrast to the failures of the Iraqi army, in Syria Kurdish fighters are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast in recent days, under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes. (The Kurdish fighters of the People's Protection Units via AP)

Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants

In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes. As the Kurds close in on Tel Abyad, a major commercial center ...

FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks at the opening ceremony of the FIFA congress in Zuerich, Switzerland, Thursday, May 28, 2015. The FIFA congress with the president's election is scheduled for Friday, May 29, 2015 in Zurich. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)

Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal

As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body. "We, or I, cannot monitor everyone all of the time," Blatter said in his first public remarks on the crisis that ...

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