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A week of shipwrecks and death in the Mediterranean culminated Sunday with harrowing testimony from migrant survivors who said another 500 people including 40 children had drowned, bringing the number of feared dead to 700.

FDA approves first implant treatment for opioid drug addiction

A tiny implant that will help opioid addicts fight their cravings has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The implants will soon be available in that country, likely next month.

Sanders warns Clinton to pick a true progressive running mate

Bernie Sanders cautioned Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in an interview aired Sunday that she will lose the backing of his many supporters unless she picks a hardline progressive as her running mate.

EgyptAir black boxes impossible to recover before 12 days

Investigators into EgyptAir's plane crash need at least 12 days to recover its black boxes as they await a ship that can retrieve them from the bottom of the Mediterranean, investigation sources said Sunday.

Four UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

At least four UN peacekeepers in Mali were killed in an attack by suspected militants on Sunday, military and police sources said.

New Turkish PM wins parliament confidence vote

Turkey's new government led by a staunch ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan easily passed a confidence vote in the country's parliament Sunday, the speaker announced after the vote.

Paul van Dyk updates fans on health and recovery process

On May 24, world renowned DJ and electronic music producer Paul van Dyk posted an update for his fans on his recovery process.

Pope scolds clergy over their part-time availability

Clergymen should make themselves available to their flocks day and night instead of keeping visiting hours and relaxing once the church doors close, Pope Francis said Sunday.

China firm apologises for racist detergent advert

A Chinese detergent maker has apologised for an advertisement which shows a black man stuffed into a washing machine and transformed into a fair-skinned Asian, just a day after dismissing critics as too sensitive.

Review: Comedian Jo Koy entertaining at The Paramount Special

On May 28, comedian Jo Koy performed a stand-up comedy show at The Paramount in Huntington on Long Island, for a good turnout.

Next Philippine leader seeks early talks with communist rebels

Incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday he would seek an early start to peace talks with communist rebels and free detained guerrilla chieftains when he takes office in end-June.

Review: Close-up magician Richard Jones wins 'Britain's Got Talent' Special

On May 28, close-up magician Richard Jones was announced as the winner of the tenth season of the British reality competition, "Britain's Got Talent."

Thousands flee IS offensive in northern Syria

Thousands of civilians have fled an offensive by the Islamic State group against non-jihadist rebels in northern Syria into territory controlled by a US-backed Kurdish-led alliance, a monitor said on Sunday.

Austrian far-right says 'countless' signs of election fraud

Austria's far-right is probing "countless" cases of fraud in last week's presidential election that saw its candidate lose by a narrow margin, the party chief was quoted as saying Sunday.

Up to 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean this week: UNHCR

Up to 700 migrants are feared to have drowned in deadly shipwrecks off the coast of Libya this week, the UN's refugee agency said Sunday, citing survivor testimony.

Hollande and Merkel mark centenary of Battle of Verdun

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stood shoulder to shoulder Sunday to mark the centenary of Verdun, one of the bloodiest battles of World War I.

Gorilla at Cincinnati Zoo shot dead after boy fell into enclosure

A 400-pound gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo was shot to death by a zoo employee after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure and was dragged around by the gorilla. The boy was injured but is expected to survive.

Op-Ed: US Navy super rail gun – Redefining future fire power

There’s been a lot of hype behind the public unveiling of the US Navy’s rail gun, which has ironically missed a lot of major subjects and strong positives. This is a fundamentally flexible system with multiple ramifications for future wars.

Five Ukrainian soldiers killed, four wounded in separatist east

Five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and four wounded in fresh clashes with pro-Russian separatists in the country's east, the military said Sunday, the army's second deadliest toll this year.

Ambitious plans for a Mars orbiter announced

The multi-billion dollar company Lockheed Martin is planning to construct a space station that will orbit Mars. The platform will first be tested around the Moon.

Britain rescues 19 migrants from inflatable boat in Channel

The British coastguard said it rescued 19 migrants on Sunday from the Channel after their inflatable boat began to take on water."The rhib (rigid-hulled inflatable boat), with 19 people on board was located at 2.

German populist party in race row over Boateng remarks

The right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party found itself under fire Sunday after a leading member made racist remarks about national football team defender Jerome Boateng, forcing its leader to issue an apology.

Iran pilgrims to miss hajj, blames Saudi of 'blocking path to Allah'

Iran said Sunday its pilgrims will miss this year's hajj because Saudi Arabia, custodian of Islam's holiest sites, was raising obstacles and "blocking the path to Allah" for its faithful.Riyadh said Iran's hajj demands were "unacceptable".

Netanyahu's newly expanded coalition already threatened

A key party in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's newly expanded right-wing coalition threatened to bring it down on Sunday over a demand related to the military.

Ukraine blaze kills 17 in elderly care home

Seventeen people died when an unlicenced home for elderly people outside the Ukrainian capital Kiev caught fire in the early hours of Sunday, a fresh tragedy to shake the conflict-riven country.

Avanesyan derails Mosley's planned title fight with points win

Former WBA welterweight champion Shane Mosley could have earned another world title fight if he won his third straight fight against Russian welterweight challenger David Avanesyan Saturday night at the Gila River Arena Glendale, Arizona.

Philippine police kill three more drug suspects

Philippine police have killed three drug suspects in a shootout, officials said Sunday, the latest such deaths after the election of tough anti-crime firebrand Rodrigo Duterte as president.

The never-ending vigil for millions yearning to bury their dead

Nameless migrants laid to rest in unmarked scrubland, murder victims dumped in mass graves, desperate searches for the missing after natural disasters. Around the world, millions of families wait in vain to bury their dead.

The world's longest rail tunnel, in numbers

The world's longest rail tunnel, which runs under the Alps and took 17 years to build, is inaugurated on Wednesday. Here are four key numbers about the project, called the Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT).- 57 -At a length of 57 kilometres (34.

World's longest rail tunnel sees light at end of decades' wait

When Swiss engineer Carl Eduard Gruner came up with the idea to build the world's longest rail tunnel under the Alps in 1947, he predicted the visionary project could be finished by the start of the 21st century.He would turn out to be off by 16 years....

Conservative reelected Iran speaker despite reformist gains

Moderate conservative Ali Larijani retained the speakership of Iran's parliament Sunday despite major gains for reformists in February elections, benefiting from credit gained by his support for last year's nuclear deal.

Boxing: Nietes, Villanueva, Melindo win over Mexican challengers

The long-running boxing rivalry between the Philippines and Mexico has at least three Filipino boxers winning over their Mexican opponents in "Pinoy Pride" 36th series featuring Filipino and Mexican champions and challengers in Bacolod City, Philippines.

Media-savvy Thai monks wage PR war to defend scandal-hit abbot

An embezzlement charge against a powerful Buddhist abbot has unleashed his super-rich temple's PR machine, with Twitter-using Thai monks orchestrating his defence over a scandal that has opened a bitter rupture at the heart of the nation's faith.

Trump or not, 'big data' could be huge in 2016 vote

"Big data" could play a huge role in the 2016 US election, even if Donald Trump doesn't think so.

Venezuelan officials, opposition meet mediators over standoff

Venezuelan officials and opposition foes have held separate secret meetings in the Dominican Republic with a group of ex-world leaders seeking a way out of political crisis, officials said, as an ex-military reserve leader was shot dead.

Illegal entry: Trespassers caught on camera having sex in hot tub

A security camera at a home in Kelowna caught some rare footage for the owners. After all, it's not often you see two perfect strangers sneak into your backyard, climb into your hot tub and have sex.

Hollande, Merkel remember WWI dead 100 years after Verdun battle

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will on Sunday stand shoulder to shoulder on the battlefield of Verdun to remember those killed 100 years ago in one of the bloodiest episodes of World War I.

Opioid addicts will have new implant treatment by end of June

Opioid abuse and addiction has taken a tremendous toll on Americans and our health care resources, but the FDA's approval of a medication-emitting implant may be one answer to solving the problem.

Op-Ed: Head of Libyan State Council allegedly attacked near Abu Grain

The State Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) condemned an alleged attack on its president Abdulrahman Sewehli while visiting Abu Grain, south of Misrata. Abu Grain was recently recaptured from the Islamic State (IS).

Gibraltar leader fears Spain sovereignty push over Brexit

Spain may try to force the issue of joint sovereignty with Britain over Gibraltar in the event of a Brexit, the territory's chief minister said in an interview aired Saturday.

Donnie Nietes keeps title with 5th round TKO win over Garcia

WBO & The Ring Light Flyweight champion Donnie Nietes retained his light flyweight titles with a TKO win in the fifth round of his title fight against Raul Garcia of Mexico Saturday night at the La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City, Philippines.
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