May 23rd, 2010
08:21 PM ET

Bill Clinton's motorcade involved in minor accidents

Two vehicles in a motorcade transporting former President Bill Clinton to an appearance in Connecticut on Sunday afternoon were involved in minor fender-benders, state police said.

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May 23rd, 2010
03:15 PM ET

Thai film grabs top prize at Cannes

The top prize at this year's Cannes Film festival in France - the Palme d'Or - was awarded to Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul for his film, "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives."

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May 23rd, 2010
02:05 PM ET

Poland flooding causes deaths, official says

At least 12 people died and thousands were affected when heavy rains caused three Polish rivers to flood, according to a Polish Defense Ministry spokesman.

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May 23rd, 2010
07:54 AM ET

Pakistan: Indian gunfire killed soldier

A Pakistani soldier was killed as a result of "unprovoked firing" from the Indian side of the disputed region of Kashmir, the Pakistani army said in a statement Sunday.
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May 23rd, 2010
07:45 AM ET

More reported dead in China train derailment

The death toll from a train derailment in eastern China has risen to 19, state media said Sunday.

An additional 71 people were wounded - 11 of them seriously - when landslides caused the locomotive and eight of the train's 17 cars to go off tracks in a mountainous area in Jiangxi Province early Sunday morning, the Xinhua news agency reported. FULL POST

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May 23rd, 2010
07:39 AM ET

Deadly battle between Somali insurgents, government

At least 10 people were killed Sunday when Somali government forces battled with Islamist militants around a Mogadishu market that was the scene of a similar clash last week.

The latest fighting started near the Bakara market about 6:30 a.m. local time. In addition to the fatalities, 30 people were wounded, said Ali Muse, director of Nationlink Ambulance.

Somali forces have been battling Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda proxy in the country. The militants are waging a war against the government in an effort to implement a stricter form of Islamic law, or sharia.

On May 16, the two sides fought in the same area, leading to 20 deaths and 60 injuries, medics said.

Most of those killed were civilians, Muse said.

The horn of Africa nation has not had a stable government since 1991, and fighting between the rebels and government troops has escalated the humanitarian crisis in the famine-ravaged country. The United Nations-backed interim government fights the rebels with the help of African Union peacekeepers.

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May 23rd, 2010
03:18 AM ET

Democratic infighting gives GOP rare victory in Hawaii

Republican Charles Djou took advantage of an intra-party fight among Democrats to snatch a House seat that Democrats had held for 20 years in Hawaii.

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May 23rd, 2010
01:01 AM ET

At least 32 killed in wrong-way crash in China

At least 32 people were killed and 21 people were injured when a truck driving the wrong way on a highway crashed into a bus in northeast China's Liaoning Province early Sunday, state media said.

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