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The Latest: New airstrikes hit rebel parts of Syria's Aleppo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 4:30am

The Latest on developments in Syria's civil war (all times local):

The Latest: Biden calls for global funding for cancer cures

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 4:00am

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After days of carnage, Syrian city of Aleppo mostly calm

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:50am

Syrian opposition activists say the northern city of Aleppo is mostly calm after days of intense shelling and airstrikes that killed dozens.

The Latest: Albania stages exercise to prepare for migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:30am

The Latest on Europe's response to migrants (all times local):

Lavrov: Baltics show no gratitude for Moscow letting them go

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:00am

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the Baltic countries have shown no gratitude to Moscow for letting them "go in peace" after the Soviet Union collapsed.

Islamic State group claims bomb attack on Saudi police

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 2:50am

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in eastern Saudi Arabia that officials say wounded an officer on patrol.

Germany worries migrants will try to reach Europe from Libya

Berlin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 2:30am

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has told reporters the government is concerned that an increasing number of migrants will try to reach Europe this summer by crossing the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy.

North Korea accuses US soldiers of provoking border troops

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 2:20am

North Korea on Friday accused U.S. soldiers of trying to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting" acts and encouraging South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North.

Residents of Iraq's IS-held Fallujah suffer under siege

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 2:00am

Abu Jassim can only afford to provide one meal a day for his seven-member family — usually a stew made of locally grown leafy green vegetables or rice with a small portion of flat bread.

Polls open in key runoff parliamentary election in Iran

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 1:40am

Iran's parliamentary runoff elections got underway Friday, state media reported, a key vote that is expected to decide exactly how much power moderate forces backing President Hassan Rouhani will have in the next legislature.

Russia, China in agreement on North Korea, South China Sea

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 1:30am

Denouncing what they see as outside interference in the South China Sea and Korean Peninsula, the foreign ministers of Russia and China voiced mutual support Friday as they seek to counter the influence of Washington and its allies, particularly in Asia.

Former SS Auschwitz guard to testify at his trial in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 1:20am

A 94-year-old former SS sergeant plans to make his first statement to a German court since his trial opened in February on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder over allegations he served as a guard at the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp.

North Korea sends another US citizen to prison

Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 12:50am

North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year.

Iranian refugee dies after setting himself on fire on Nauru

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 11:50pm

An Iranian refugee who set himself on fire at Australia's immigration detention camp on the Pacific island nation of Nauru died of his injuries on Friday, officials said.

Australian believed to have been kidnapped in Afghanistan

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 11:01pm

An Australian aid worker is believed to have been kidnapped in Afghanistan, Australian officials said on Friday, as her father issued a plea for her safe return.

North Korea sentences an ethnic Korean U.S. citizen to 10 years in jail for espionage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 10:30pm

North Korea sentences an ethnic Korean U.S. citizen to 10 years in jail for espionage.

UK: Jet incident near Heathrow did not involve drone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 8:08pm

A British Airways jet reported to have hit an object as it came in to land at Heathrow Airport this month did not strike a drone as first thought, the British government said Thursday.

Brother takes Colombian politician's place as rebel hostage

Libardo Cardona, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:01pm

When leftist rebels earlier this month freed a former governor held captive more than two years, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed the release as a hopeful sign that the National Liberation Army had finally sworn off kidnapping as peace talks with the group were getting under way.

UN says 9,333 killed since Ukraine conflict began

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:01pm

Nearly 10,000 people have been killed and more than 20,000 injured since the Ukraine conflict began in April 2014, a top U.N. official said Thursday.