• This undated image made available Monday, May 30, 2016 by the Italian Navy Marina Militare shows migrants being rescued at sea. Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as rescue ships saved thousands of others in daring operations. (Italian Navy via AP)

    UN: 880 killed in Mediterranean shipwrecks over last week

    GENEVA (AP) — The treacherous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy has claimed the lives of over 1,030 migrants in the last week, mostly as barely seaworthy smuggling boats foundered and sank despite calm seas and sunny skies, a migration agency said Tuesday, citing new accounts from survivors.

  • In this photo taken Sunday, May 29, 2016 migrants attend to disembark from the Italian Navy Vega vessel, in Reggio Calabria, southern Italy, after being rescued in the Mediterranean Sea off the coasts of Libya. Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as rescue ships saved thousands of others in daring operations. (AP Photo/Adriana Sapone)

    The Latest: IOM updates death toll to 1,000 over last week

    GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Europe’s migration crisis (all times local):

  • This is a  Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016  file photo of health workers as they get ready to spray insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmits the Zika virus under the bleachers of the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro,  which will be used for the Archery competition in the 2016 summer games. With the opening ceremony just over two months away, Olympic leaders have plenty of challenges to discuss this week when they meet for the last time before gathering in Rio de Janeiro on the eve of South America’s first games. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

    Rio problems, doping issues, refugee athletes on IOC agenda

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro just over two months away, Olympic leaders have plenty of troubling issues to deal with this week.

  • Congresswoman Leni Robredo is proclaimed Philippine Vice-president-elect by Senate President Franklin Drilon, second from left, and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, third from right, during a ceremony Monday, May 30, 2016 at the Lower House in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Robredo won over her closest rival Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., the son of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos who ruled the country for 20 years. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Philippine Congress proclaims next president, vice president

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Congress on Monday proclaimed crime-busting Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as president-elect and Rep. Leni Robredo as vice president-elect of a country that has been posting high growth rates but remains saddled with poverty, corruption and insurgencies.

  • In this Monday, May 2, 2016 photo, Tom Alligood, a veteran and certified nursing assistant, speaks during an interview at the Dorn Veterans Administration Hospital in Columbia, S.C., Alligood knows all about the bad press suggesting the nation isn’t properly caring for its veterans. The nurse assistant and former Army tanker says he’s where he needs to be, working at a Veterans Administration hospital in South Carolina. He says it saved him. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

    Military veteran finds a mission nursing fellow vets at VA

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nursing assistant Tom Alligood wears camouflage scrubs during his emergency room shifts at the Dorn VA hospital because he says it helps other veteran patients realize they’ve “walked over the same dirt,” the 62-year-old former Army tanker says.

  • In this April 1, 2016 photo, a worker swipe the "Beijing Connect" old person's card for a customer at a steamed bread store in a supermarket in Beijing. When people over 80 in Beijing take a bus, see a doctor or spend money, their activities are digitally tracked by the government, as part of an effort to improve services for the country’s rapidly growing elderly population. The data amassed with each swipe of the multi-purpose "Beijing Connect" old person’s card goes into a massive database of the elderly in the capital. City authorities hope the information will enable them to better cope with their burgeoning population of over-60s, which already stands at 3 million. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    Beijing tracks the elderly as they take buses, go shopping

    BEIJING (AP) — These days, when people over 80 in Beijing take a bus, see a doctor or spend money, their activities are digitally tracked by the government, as part of an effort to improve services for the country’s rapidly growing elderly population.

  • Albuquerque’s homeless won’t be target of reverse drug sting

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say they will no longer set up reverse drug stings involving the homeless.

  • In this photo taken Friday, April 22, 2016 resident Mouaz Abdullah Ibrahim of Iraq poses for a photo after an interview with The Associated Press at a refugee shelter in Berlin, Germany. Ibrahim fled Baiji last year amid fierce fighting between government forces and Islamic State extremists. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    German rhetoric on Afghan migrants doesn’t meet reality

    BERLIN (AP) — The 75 people stuffed onto the small dinghy watched with horror as the water flowed in, eventually covering bags filled with clothes and mementos from the devastated homes they were fleeing. Jawad, a 25-year-old Afghan, prayed as he huddled with his wife, daughter and infant son.

  • In this May 25, 2016 file photo made available by the Italian Navy, people try to jump in the water right before their boat overturns off the Libyan coast. Over 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried desperately to reach Europe in unseaworthy smuggling boats, the U.N. refugee agency said Sunday, May 29, 2016. (Italian navy via AP Photo, file)

    UN: 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

    POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) — Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as European ships saved thousands of others in daring rescue operations.

  • In this Sunday, April 24, 2016 photo, Dr. Liu Jiaen, center, watches his staff member work on a laboratory dish during an infertility treatment through in vitro fertilization (IVF) for a patient at a hospital in Beijing. China’s decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down past sensitivities, and even shame, about the issue. The rise in IVF points to the deferred dreams of many parents who long wanted a second child, but were prevented by a strict population control policy in place for more than 30 years. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down past sensitivities, and even shame, about the issue.