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Al-Qaida leader tells fighters to prepare for long Syria war

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:12am

The leader of al-Qaida urged his followers and all militants in Syria to unite ranks and prepare for protracted jihad, or holy war, in a recording released Sunday night.

2 suspects dead after author, conservationist shot in Kenya

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:12am

Two suspects were killed by security agencies after the shooting of Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann, Kenya's Internal Security Minister Joseph Nkaissery said Monday.

German FM says Russia's help key to reaching Syria truce

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:02am

Germany's foreign minister says a cease-fire in Syria's civil war can only be achieved with the help of Russia as the only country with "real influence" over the Syrian government.

Egypt sentences 20 to death in police killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:00am

An Egyptian court has upheld death sentences against 20 suspected Islamists convicted of murder in the deaths of 15 people, including 11 police, during an attack on a police station in 2013.

Maoist rebels kill 11 Indian paramilitary soldiers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:00am

Police say Maoist rebels have killed 11 Indian paramilitary soldiers and injured seven others in an attack in central India.

Pakistan army pledges transparency in PM Sharif fraud probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:50am

Pakistan's army is pledging that the corruption probe of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family will be carried out in a "legal and transparent manner."

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:44am

For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has startled world leaders with his unpredictability, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria. He's been embraced by business executives, but not always by his own Republican Party. Trump said in an Oval Office interview with The Associated Press that he questions "the first 100 days" as a meaningful measure.

Germany sees new rise in far-right offenses, hate crimes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:40am

German authorities say that violent crimes with far-right motives rose 14.3 percent last year after a bigger increase in 2015. They also registered another increase in hate crimes.

Swedish police arrest second suspect in truck attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:40am

Swedish police say they have arrested a second person in a truck attack that killed four people and injured 15 others in Stockholm earlier this month.

The Latest: EU parliament president endorses Macron

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:35am

The Latest on the French election (all times local):

Italian journalist home after 2 weeks detention in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:32am

An Italian journalist returned home on Monday after being detained for two weeks in Turkey, apparently because he entered an area near the Syrian border without the necessary permission.

Kashmir students, Indian forces clash as protests continue

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:22am

Anti-India protests on Monday triggered clashes between students and government forces in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as authorities reopened schools after a weeklong suspension of classes.

South African man pleads not guilty in family ax murder

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:22am

A South African man accused of murdering three members of his family with an ax pleaded not guilty on Monday, saying he fought with a laughing attacker during the slaughter at their upscale home.

Thousands at Auschwitz for yearly Holocaust memorial event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:20am

Thousands of people from around the world, many of them young Israelis, have gathered at the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz to pay homage to the millions who perished in the Holocaust.

Albania opposition blocks main roads ahead of June 18 vote

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:02am

Albanian opposition supporters have blocked the country's main road links, demanding that a caretaker Cabinet be allowed to govern until the parliamentary election in June.

Pence cites 'challenging times' to troops in American Samoa

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:02am

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has thanked American service members based in American Samoa, citing "challenging times" for the military in the Asia-Pacific.

Russia vows to get Ukrainian separatists to comply with deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:00am

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has vowed to use Moscow's influence to get Ukraine's separatist rebels to comply with a cease-fire deal.

Elon Musk steps out in Australia with Amber Heard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:50am

Billionaire Elon Musk is getting close with actress Amber Heard.

Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following attack

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:42am

Afghanistan's army chief and defense minister resigned on Monday, following a Taliban attack over the weekend that struck a northern army base, killing more than 100 military and other personnel, officials said.