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Mexico charges 4 detectives with holding foreigners

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 3:21pm

A judge in Mexico has ordered two federal detectives and two ex-detectives to stand trial on charges of kidnaping for extortion for allegedly holding 15 South American women briefly to demand a bribe for not reporting them to immigration authorities.

UN says 9,333 killed since Ukraine conflict began

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 3:01pm

The U.N. says nearly 10,000 people have been killed and more than 20,000 injured since the Ukraine conflict begin in April 2014.

The Latest: UN says many starve in 'senseless' Syria war

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 3:01pm

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

Biden presses Iraq to not let political chaos upend gains

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:52pm

Vice President Joe Biden pressed Iraq on Thursday not to let its crippling political crisis upend hard-fought gains against the Islamic State group as he returned to the country that's come to symbolize America's relentless struggles in the Middle East.

Rescuers search for missing in deadly Guatemala trash slide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:51pm

Hundreds of rescuers picked through a Guatemalan garbage dump Thursday looking for bodies or possible survivors a day after a massive slope of trash collapsed, killing at least four people.

Israelis, Palestinians differ on shooting after teens killed

Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 2:11pm

Palestinian siblings gunned down at a West Bank checkpoint after approaching Israeli troops — with knives, according to Israel — were needlessly killed and could have been subdued without deadly force, their parents, witnesses and an Israeli lawmaker said Thursday.

South Korea: Suspected midrange North Korean missiles fail

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:51pm

North Korea attempted unsuccessfully to launch two suspected powerful intermediate-range missiles on Thursday, South Korean defense officials said, bringing the number of apparent failures in recent weeks to three.

Casualties mount from bombardment in Syria's largest city

Sarah El Deeb and Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:42pm

Airstrikes and artillery killed more than 60 people in the past 24 hours in Aleppo, including dozens at a hospital in a rebel-held neighborhood, as Syria's largest city was turned once again into a major battleground in the civil war, officials said Thursday.

Egypt tries to divert eyes to citizen who died in London

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 1:30pm

Under scrutiny in Europe over its handling of investigations into the torture death of an Italian student in Cairo, Egyptian authorities sought to deflect attention Thursday toward the fate of a British-Egyptian man who died in a London fire.

Police: 80 people arrested in Ontario in child porn probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 12:40pm

Ontario police say they have arrested 80 people as part of a sweeping investigation into internet child pornography in the province.

Italy, Austria make deal to avoid Brenner Pass closure

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 12:11pm

Italy and Austria have reached a deal to avoid closing the heavily trafficked Brenner Pass, an important conduit for tourists and goods transiting Europe, Italy's interior minister said Thursday.

UK police charge 3 with terrorism offenses in Birmingham

Paisley Dodds and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 12:11pm

British police on Thursday charged two men and a woman from Birmingham with terrorism-related offenses in a probe that began after the deadly extremist attacks on Paris and Brussels.

Ecuadorean jetliner skids off runway landing in heavy rain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 12:01pm

A plane with 93 people on board has skidded off a runway while landing during heavy rain at an airport in southern Ecuador.

UN votes to wrap up Ivory Coast peacekeeping mission in 2017

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 11:51am

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to wrap up its 12-year peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast next year, a sign of confidence in the West African nation's progress to peace after years of political turmoil and thousands of deaths.

Afghan prosecutor shot dead in western Herat province

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 11:10am

An Afghan official says the chief prosecutor for Herat province has been shot and killed by unknown gunmen in western Afghanistan.

Africa's longest-serving leader extends rule in Eq Guinea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 11:00am

Africa's longest-serving leader is extending his rule further as election officials say the president of Equatorial Guinea has won another term.

Nigeria condemns attacks blamed on herders, vows crackdown

Hilary Uguru and Haruna Umar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 10:51am

The Fulani herdsmen community in southeastern Nigeria on Thursday blamed "criminals and mercenaries" for an attack this week that left 20 dead and prompted vows from the government to crack down on violence between herders and farmers.

British officials deny reports of security breach

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

British officials have admitted that a computer system used to screen for extremists crashed briefly but deny newspaper claims that national security was compromised.

Fighting erupts in Turkish parliament over contentious bill

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 10:30am

Turkish lawmakers on Thursday fought and threw punches at each other as they debated a contentious ruling-party proposal to strip themselves of immunity from prosecution — a move that could pave the way for the trial of pro-Kurdish legislators on terrorism-related charges. Five people were hurt in the fighting, a news agency reported.