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A suspected U.S.-led coalition airstrike on a northern Syrian village killed seven members of the same family, activists said Saturday.
 
International concerns are mounting over the economic and political crisis in Venezuela, where the military on Saturday wrapped up two days of exercises ordered by embattled President Nicolas Maduro.
 
Turkey's experienced transport minister Binali Yildirim, a steadfast ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was Sunday named ruling party chief and was set to be also appointed as prime minister in moves further consolidating the Turkish strongman's grip on power.
 
Grammy award-winner Caetano Veloso added his voice to a growing numbers of artists and musicians rejecting Brazil's interim government, holding a concert in a building occupied by protesters.
 
Bolivia on Saturday braved criticism from Christian churches to enact a gender identity law allowing transsexual and transgender people to change their name, sex and photo on official and private documents.
 
A Florida neighborhood watchman has sold for US$250,000 the gun he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, auctioneers said.
 
Alberta officials on Saturday lifted mandatory evacuation orders in some areas north of Fort McMurray, where a raging wildfire has forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people and the closure of oil sands operations.
 
The Church of Scotland voted Saturday to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages, following years of deliberation.
 
Protests go south in Chile
A detained woman shouts anti-government slogans at riot police, during a protest turned violent near Congress, where President Michelle Bachelet was presenting the state-of-the-nation report, in Valparaiso, Chile, Saturday, May 21.
 
Obama departs on trip to Vietnam, Japan
Barack Obama departed Saturday on a trip to Vietnam and Japan that will include the first visit to Hiroshima, site of the world's first nuclear attack, by a sitting US president.
 
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