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Oklahoma state Governor Mary Fallin vetoed legislation that would have effectively outlawed abortion in the state by making it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure, saying the measure vague and would not withstand a legal challenge.
 
At least 60,000 people have died in Syrian government prisons over the past five years from torture or due to dire humanitarian conditions, including a lack of food, a monitor said Saturday.
 
Peru's tight presidential race took a surprise turn Friday when prosecutors confirmed they've opened a preliminary investigation against front-runner Keiko Fujimori and her American husband for money laundering.
 
Turkey's parliament on Friday approved a bill to amend the constitution to strip lawmakers of immunity, a move that paves the way for trials of several pro-Kurdish and other legislators.
 
Democratic Republic of Congo opposition figure Moise Katumbi, President Joseph Kabila's powerful rival who has been charged with undermining state security, has arrived in South Africa for medical treatment, an aide said Saturday.
 
Brazil firefight
A police officer patrols past residents during a police operation at Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, May 20. A heavy firefight between law enforcement and drug trafficking gangs raged for hours in Rio de Janeiro's largest slum, sowing panic among residents. Rocinha is among Rio's so-called pacified slums, with a police presence.
 
The most worrying environmental threats facing the world today range from the rise in diseases transmitted from animals to humans to the increasing accumulation of toxic chemicals in food crops as a result of drought and high temperatures, according to a U.N. report released Friday.
 
A migrant walks on railway tracks at the migrant camp in Idomeni, Greece, Friday, May 20. Thousands of stranded refugees and migrants have camped in Idomeni for months after the border was closed.
 
Turkey OKs law scrapping immunity for MPs
Turkey's parliament on Friday adopted a highly controversial bill that would lift immunity for dozens of pro-Kurdish and other MPs and could see them evicted from parliament, sparking fresh domestic and international concern.
 
Trump helps Christie pay off campaign debt
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, delivered a thank-you gift Thursday to the man who arguably risked the most to endorse him: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
 
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