World
May 4

Heavy flooding in Afghanistan kills at least 37 people

Heavy rains brought severe flooding to nine provinces around Afghanistan in recent days, killing at least 37 people, some of them children, officials said Tuesday.
World
May 4

Norway sentences woman for supporting IS by being homemaker

A 30-year-old Norwegian woman who was repatriated by Norway from a refugee camp in Syria because her son was sick was sentenced Tuesday to 3 1/2 years in prison by an Oslo court for participating in the Islamic State group.
World
May 4

Egypt court upholds seizure of ship that blocked Suez Canal

An Egyptian court Tuesday rejected an appeal by the owner of a massive container ship of the court-ordered seizure of the vessel over a financial dispute.
World
May 4

Lebanon request satellite images for site of Beirut blast

The judge investigating last year's massive explosion at Beirut's port on Tuesday requested that countries with satellites stationed over Lebanon provide authorities with images that could help their investigation, the state news agency reported.
World
May 4

Mother searches for son believed killed by Colombia soldiers

Doris Tejada last heard from her son on New Year's Eve 2007. Óscar Alexander had left her home in central Colombia to travel to a city on the border with Venezuela to earn money selling clothes to help his family after losing his job as a surveyor's assistant.
Business
May 4

Food of the future? EU nations put mealworms on the menu

Dried yellow mealworms could soon be hitting supermarket shelves and restaurants across Europe.
World
May 4

Dutch teen 'pedophile hunters' convicted in fatal beating

A Dutch court convicted five teens Tuesday for their involvement in the fatal beating of a 73-year-old man in what they described as a "pedophile hunt."
Business
May 4

Researchers: Climate pledges see world closing on Paris goal

Recent pledges by the United States and other nations could help cap global warming at 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) by the end of the century, but only if efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions to "net zero" by 2050 succeed, scientists said Tuesday.
World
May 4

Vatican No. 2 intervenes to shed light on Swiss Guard deaths

The Vatican secretary of state has intervened personally to shed light on one of the most sensational Vatican scandals of recent times: The 1998 murder of the Swiss Guard commander and his wife, purportedly by a disgruntled younger Swiss Guardsman who then took his own life.
World
May 4
People gather for information at a vaccination center as shortage of COVID-19 vaccine continues in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, May 4, 2021. COVID-19 infec

'Horrible' weeks ahead as India's virus catastrophe worsens

COVID-19 infections and deaths are mounting with alarming speed in India with no end in sight to the crisis and a top expert warning that the coming weeks in the country of nearly 1.4 billion people will be "horrible."
Variety
May 4

Wine that went to space for sale with $1 million price tag

The wine is out of this world. The price is appropriately stratospheric.
World
May 4

EU delivers vaccine jabs to Balkans after China and Russia

The European Union started delivering EU-funded coronavirus vaccines Tuesday to the Balkans, a region that wants to join the 27-nation bloc but where China and Russia have already been supplying the much-needed shots and making political gains.
Business
May 4

UK-India trade deal includes COVID-19 vaccine investment

Britain has announced 1 billion pounds ($1.4 billion) of new trade and investment with India, including a deal with the Serum Institute of India to aid in the development of vaccines against COVID-19 and other diseases.
World
May 4

Iranian authorities break up mixed-gender party, arrest 16

Iranian police arrested 16 men and women at a mixed-gender party in the northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Tuesday.
Business
May 4

EU regulators start review of China's Sinovac vaccine

The European Union's drug regulator announced Tuesday that it has started a rolling review of China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine to assess its effectiveness and safety, a first step toward possible approval for use in the 27-nation bloc.
Sports
May 4

South Korea: North Koreans pull out of World Cup qualifying

South Korean officials say North Korea has told soccer's Asian governing body it will not participate in World Cup qualifiers next month because of coronavirus concerns.
World
May 4

Slovakia's new government wins mandatory confidence vote

The new Slovakian government formed after a secret deal to buy Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine triggered a political crisis won a mandatory confidence vote in Parliament on Tuesday.
Video
May 4

Mexico City overpass collapse kills at least 23

An elevated section of the Mexico City metro collapsed and sent a subway car plunging toward a busy boulevard late Monday, killing at least 23 people and injuring about 70, city officials said.
World
May 4

Deaths at sea highlight failings in Europe migration policy

As the waves pounded the gray rubber boat carrying more than 100 Africans hoping to reach Europe from Libya, those aboard dialed the number for migrants in distress frantically. In the series of calls to the Alarm Phone hotline, passengers explained that the dinghy had run out of fuel while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea and was quickly filling up with water and panic.
World
May 4
FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo, Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr. gestures during a senate hearing in Manila, Philip

Philippine diplomat apologizes for profanity toward China

The Philippines' foreign secretary apologized Tuesday after tweeting an obscene phrase demanding China get out of Philippine-claimed territory in the South China Sea in an outburst that annoyed the Philippine president.