PYONGYANG, North Korea, May 21 (UPI) -- A Chinese fishing vessel and crew seized by North Korea May 10 were released early Tuesday, a Chinese consular official said.
KAMPALA, Uganda, May 21 (UPI) -- Ugandan police closed down the offices of the Daily Monitor after it ran a series of articles about the president making his son successor, journalists said.
KABUL, Afghanistan, May 21 (UPI) -- An explosion in Herat province Tuesday killed seven police officers while at least 23 militants died in clashes in Helmand province, Afghan officials said.
ANKARA, Turkey, May 21 (UPI) -- The death toll in the hot-air balloon in-flight collision in Turkey rose to three, local officials said.
GUATEMALA CITY, May 21 (UPI) -- The Constitutional Court, the highest court in Guatemala, voided the genocide conviction and prison term of former dictator Gen. Efrain Rios Montt.
GAZA, May 21 (UPI) -- Israel has expanded the designated fishing zone off Gaza from 3 to 6 nautical miles in the Mediterranean Sea, the Israeli army said.
HAIFA, Israel, May 21 (UPI) -- An Israeli army patrol vehicle was damaged from gunfire fired across the border from Syria, the army said.
JERUSALEM, May 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lodged a protest over Israel's decision to legalize four West Bank outposts, officials said.
JERUSALEM, May 21 (UPI) -- Israel, at the last minute, postponed the visit of a UNESCO delegation to Jerusalem's Old City, a Foreign Ministry official said.
EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 21 (UPI) -- The Church of Scotland's General Assembly Monday approved a compromise that allows congregations who want to have gay ministers to do so.
LONDON, May 21 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron Monday was able to sidestep a Conservative revolt on gay marriage with help from Labor Party leader Ed Miliband.
PORTSMOUTH, England, May 21 (UPI) -- The Ark Royal, the aircraft carrier that was for many years the flagship of the British navy, left Portsmouth for the last time Monday for a Turkish scrap yard.
QENA, Egypt, May 20 (UPI) -- An Egyptian middle school student was arrested after bringing a machine gun to school Monday and shooting a fellow student in the arm, police said.
TROLLHATTAN, Sweden, May 20 (UPI) -- A Swedish town has agreed to pay a man civil damages after an official said he couldn't have an internship if he wasn't comfortable shaking hands with women.
LONDON, May 20 (UPI) -- British police said they searched parliamentary offices of the House of Commons deputy speaker after allegations he sexually assaulted three men.