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Turkey hits Kurdish areas in Iraq's Sinjar, northeast Syria

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:02am

Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes on Tuesday against suspected Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq and in northeastern Syria, the military said, in a bid to prevent militants from smuggling fighters and weapons into Turkey.

Turkish high court rejects opposition bid appeal referendum

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:02am

Turkey's highest administrative court has rejected the main opposition party's bid to appeal the result of the April 16 referendum on boosting the president's powers.

27 people killed in bus-trailer truck collision in Kenya

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:00am

Kenyan police say 27 people have been killed in a collision between a passenger bus and a trailer truck.

17 women dead as fishing boat capsizes in central Senegal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:50am

A Senegalese radio station says 17 women have drowned and at least 40 others are injured after their boat capsized near a village in central Senegal.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:41am

Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a federal shutdown this weekend. Their efforts received a boost when President Donald Trump backed off his demands that money be included to build his wall with Mexico. House Republicans are also vetting proposed changes to their beleaguered health care overhaul that they hope will attract enough votes to eventually push the bill through the House.

UN hosts aid-pledging conference for beleaguered Yemen

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:31am

The U.N. secretary-general is appealing on dozens of countries to boost aid funds for war-torn Yemen, which is considered one of the world's greatest humanitarian crises and faces "the world's largest hunger crisis."

Researchers: Russia-linked hackers targeted Macron campaign

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:31am

Researchers with the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers, adding more details to previous suggestions that the centrist politician was being singled out for electronic eavesdropping by the Kremlin.

German FM: Netanyahu cancellation would be regrettable

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:30am

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says it would be "regrettable" if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancels their meeting in Jerusalem because of his appointment with groups critical of Israel's actions in the West Bank. Gabriel describes that encounter as "completely normal."

France honors police officer killed in Champs-Elysees attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:30am

France's top officials and presidential candidates are attending a national ceremony to honor the police officer killed by an Islamic extremist on the Champs-Elysees.

Spain: Police arrest 8 suspected of ties to Brussels attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:20am

Police in Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia say they have arrested eight suspected members of a jihadi group with ties to the cells that carried out the 2016 suicide bomb attacks in Brussels' airport and subway.

Philippines: Malaysian, 3 Indonesians among slain militants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:10am

Three Indonesians and a Malaysian were among 37 militants killed in a Philippine military assault that captured the southern jungle camp of an extremist band allied with the Islamic State group, the country's military chief of staff said Tuesday.

Iraqi troops capture largest neighborhood in western Mosul

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:00am

Iraqi troops on Tuesday drove out Islamic State militants from the largest neighborhood in the western half of the city of Mosul, a senior military commander said, a major development in the months-long fight to recapture the country's second-largest city.

Far-right contender Le Pen advocates French food

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:41am

French far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen has called for more food to be produced and consumed in the country.

Smartphone app lets user 'walk a mile in a refugee's shoes'

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:31am

The United Nations helped launch a smartphone app Tuesday that allows users to "walk a mile in a refugee's shoes" by simulating the daily struggles of a fictional Rohingya Muslim who was forced to flee her home.

Trump asked to work for release of 2 jailed by Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:31am

A relative and supporters of two Iranian-American citizens imprisoned in Iran are turning to U.S. President Donald Trump and a U.N. panel in efforts to secure their release.

Australian prime minister looking forward to meeting Trump

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:54am

Australia's prime minister said Tuesday he was looking forward to meeting face-to-face soon with President Donald Trump, three months after their heated telephone conversation over an Obama-era refugee deal.

Seoul: North Korea holds drill to mark military anniversary

Eric Talmadge and Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:44am

South Korea's military said Tuesday that North Korea held major live-fire drills in an area around its eastern coastal town of Wonsan as it marked the anniversary of the founding of its military.

Official: Taliban kill 8 policemen in northern province

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:32am

An Afghan official says the Taliban have killed eight policemen and overran three security checkpoints in northern Takhar province.

Kenyan police say 27 people have been killed in collision between bus and trailer truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:02pm

Kenyan police say 27 people have been killed in collision between bus and trailer truck.