BAGHDAD, May 20 (UPI) -- Car bombings and shootings, many in predominately Shiite areas in Iraq, killed more than three dozen people, officials said Monday.
MELBOURNE, May 20 (UPI) -- The Rev. Denis Hart, archbishop of Melbourne, told investigators the Catholic Church was too slow to deal with pedophile priests.
PHOENIX, May 20 (UPI) -- The deaths of Ben Harper and Daryl Raetz marked the first time Phoenix lost a firefighter and police officer on the same day, officials said.
ANKARA, Turkey, May 20 (UPI) -- Two hot air balloons collided and one crashed in the Cappadocia region of Turkey Monday, killing a Brazilian tourist and injuring 24 others, officials said.
NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif., May 20 (UPI) -- A 10-year-old girl watching television was killed in a burst of gunshots fired at her family's North Highlands, Calif., home, police said.
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 20 (UPI) -- Tornadoes raced through Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa and Missouri, killing one person, injuring others and destroying dozens of homes, authorities said.
PYONGYANG, North Korea, May 20 (UPI) -- North Korea fired a short-range missile off its east coast Monday, marking the third consecutive day of launches, South Korean officials said.
KABUL, Afghanistan, May 20 (UPI) -- The leader of a northern Afghan provincial council was among 14 people killed in a suicide bombing Monday, officials said.
WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- President Obama meets with Myanmar President Thein Sein at the White House Monday, the daily schedule indicates.
TEL AVIV, Israel, May 20 (UPI) -- Jerusalem will always be the capital of Israel, never the capital of a future Palestinian state, Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid said.
JERUSALEM, May 20 (UPI) -- A UNESCO delegation is visiting Jerusalem to inspect preservation work in the Old City, Israeli officials said.
JERUSALEM, May 20 (UPI) -- Israeli army gunfire didn't kill Mohammed al-Dura in 2000, the 12-year-old Palestinian boy who was the symbol of the second intifada, a report said.
PYONGYANG, North Korea, May 20 (UPI) -- China has asked North Korea to immediately release a Chinese fishing boat and its crew, who have been held since May 5, diplomats said.
NEW DELHI, May 20 (UPI) -- China's official media, in its extensive coverage of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's Indian visit, sought to play down the Asian neighbors' border disputes.
WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- President Obama will address the U.S. secret drone program's legality and his pledge to shut the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, a White House official said.