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Negotiator: Iran agrees to 'managed access' to nuclear sites
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has agreed to grant United Nations inspectors "managed access" to military sites as part of a future deal over its contested nuclear program, a negotiator said Sunday, apparently contradicting earlier comments by the nation's supreme leader.

Mass graves of suspected migrants found in Malaysia
Police in Thailand found dozens of shallow graves at abandoned human-trafficking camps in the jungle earlier this monthMalaysia said Sunday it had found mass graves feared to contain the bodies of Bangladeshi and Rohingya migrants at the centre of a regional human-trafficking crisis. Home Minister Zahid Hamidi was quoted by The Star newspaper's website as saying the graves were found near detention camps run by people-traffickers. Police in neighbouring Thailand in early May found secret human-trafficking jungle camps on their side of the border and dozens of shallow graves.

Greeks back government's red lines, but want to keep euro
A protest march to the German embassy in Athens on May 23, 2015Cash-strapped Greeks remain supportive of the leftist government's tough negotiating style, according to a new poll published Sunday, but hope for a deal with creditors that will keep the euro in their wallets. The poll conducted in May by Public Issue for the pro-government newspaper Avgi, shows 54 percent backing the Syriza-led government's handling of the negotiations despite the tension with Greece's international lenders. The Syriza-led government is locked in talks with the European Union, European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund to release a blocked final 7.2-billion-euro ($7.9 billon) tranche of its 240-billion-euro bailout.

Mass graves of suspected trafficking victims found in Malaysia
By Praveen Menon and Trinna Leong KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Mass graves and suspected human-trafficking detention camps have been discovered by Malaysian police in towns and villages bordering Thailand, the country's home minister said on Sunday. Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said officials are determining whether the graves were of human-trafficking victims, but did not say how many dead bodies were discovered. "This is still under investigation," he told reporters on the sidelines of an event in Kuala Lumpur.

60th birthday for Cannes' Palme d'Or top film trophy
A person poses for a photograph with a box containing the Palme d'Or award, which will be presented on Sunday, at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 23, 2015. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)CANNES, France (AP) — As the Palme d'Or sits in its cushioned box awaiting Sunday's Cannes winner, the film festival's top prize might be taking stock of its own lifetime of achievements — on this, its 60th birthday.

Cannes closes with jury deciding Palme d'Or prize
Australian actress Cate Blanchett (L) poses with US director Todd Haynes and US actress Rooney Mara as they arrive for the screening of the film "Carol" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, on May 17, 2015After nearly two weeks of stirring, sleek and thought-provoking movies -- and a couple of duds -- the Cannes Film Festival ends Sunday with an awards night to declare the winner of its coveted Palme d'Or. US directing duo the Coen brothers head a jury of top actors and filmmakers that will decide which of the 19 competition entries will walk away with the 20,000-euro ($24,000) gold-and-crystal trophy. Two runner-up films will also get prizes, along with awards for best director, actor, actress and screenplay.

British PM Cameron says to freeze government ministers' pay for 5 years
Britain's Prime Minister Cameron gestures as he speaks at a news conference after the Eastern Partnership Summit in RigaBritish government ministers will have their pay frozen for another five years as the government tries to reduce the budget deficit, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday. Cabinet ministers receive 134,565 British pound ($208,000) a year, including their parliamentary salary. Cameron's Conservatives, who won a surprise majority in this month's election, have pledged to find 25 billion pounds ($39 billion) of spending cuts over the next two years as they seek to turn a 5 percent budget deficit into a surplus by 2018/19.

Pope says Romero was killed out of hatred for his faith
Pope Francis delivers his speech as he celebrates a mass of Pentecost in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged pilgrims filling St. Peter's Square on Pentecost Sunday to take "the heroic examples" of a slain El Salvadoran bishop and an Italian nun who worked in Kenya who were beatified this weekend.

Local elections in Spain test upstart parties' voter appeal
A woman waits as a man votes in a cubicle at a polling station, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Spain could be set for a political upheaval in key local elections on May 24, with strong signs that voters fed up with economic crisis and corruption scandals may punish both the ruling conservative Popular Party and the leading opposition Socialists. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)MADRID (AP) — Voters began casting ballots Sunday across much of Spain in local elections that could see two upstart parties end nearly four decades of dominance by the ruling conservative Popular Party and its rival, the center-left Socialists.

After bruising safety crisis, U.S. car watchdog shows its bite
NHTSA Deputy Administrator Friedman testifies on Takata defective airbags at Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committee hearing in WashingtonThe U.S. auto safety watchdog, long criticized as toothless and slow, is showing both bark and bite under its new boss - a testimony to his credentials as a safety expert and a hardening of the administration's policy after a wave of deadly defects. Having taken the helm of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in January, Mark Rosekind has wasted no time in forcing reluctant companies into recalling millions of defective vehicles. In doing so, he has shown greater willingness than some of his predecessors to use the government’s full legal powers over the industry, some for the first time. In the past week alone, the agency announced the biggest recall in history, involving nearly 34 million vehicles with potentially deadly Takata Corp air bags.

Halep into 2nd round, Federer begins 62nd successive major
Simona Halep of Romania, pictured, seeded three, gets play underway on the main Philippe Chatrier court against Evgeniya Rodina, the world number 91 from Russia who has never won a main draw match in ParisSimona Halep, the 2014 runner-up, reached the French Open second round on Sunday as 2009 champion Roger Federer prepared to start his 62nd consecutive Grand Slam event. Third seed Halep saw off Russian world number 91 Evgeniya Rodina 7-5, 6-4 and next faces either Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia or America's Lauren Davis. "It's not easy to start a new tournament but I am happy to be back in Paris where I have so many great memories from last year," said the 23-year-old Romanian who was broken three times and committed 26 unforced errors.

Saudi forces and Yemen's Houthis trade heavy fire, border crossing hit
Houthi rebels transport part of a Saudi fighter jet found in Bani Harith district north of Yemen's capital SanaaSaudi forces and Yemen's Houthi militia traded heavy artillery fire which destroyed part of the main border crossing between the two countries overnight, residents said on Sunday, an escalation of the two-month war. The Haradh border crossing, the largest for people and goods between the world's top oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, and its impoverished neighbor, was evacuated amid shelling which razed its departure lounge and passport section, witnesses said. Saudi Arabia has led an Arab coalition bombing the Houthis and backing southern Yemeni fighters opposing the group and loyal to the exiled government in Saudi Arabia headed by President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Local media: Burundi opposition figure shot dead in capital
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The leader of a Burundi opposition party was killed Saturday by unknown assailants in the nation's capital, Bujumbura, local media reported.

Cannes celebrities protected by seagull-deterrent falcons
CANNES, France (AP) — As Mary J. Blige walked outside with her entourage and Mads Mikklesen sipped his chilled glass of wine, the VIP guests of Cannes' Grand Hyatt Martinez appeared blissfully unaware of the dangers circling above their heads.

Burundi opposition figures go into hiding following killing
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Many of Burundi's opposition figures have gone into hiding after the killing of an opposition leader, said an opposition politician Sunday.

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