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Top officials say US must confront Russia for arming Taliban

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:53am

The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:42am

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.

Philippine troops kill militants, seize jungle camp in south

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:32am

The Philippine military says troops backed by aircraft have captured a jungle camp belonging to an extremist band allied with the Islamic State group and killed several militants in the country' south.

Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following attack

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:27am

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.

Police stop 12-year-old boy from driving across Australia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:19am

Outback police have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was almost a third of his way toward driving solo across Australia.

Putin criticizes opponents' corruption fight in Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:15am

Russian President Vladimir Putin has tacitly criticized a popular opposition leader whose efforts to expose official corruption fueled nationwide protests last month.

South African man pleads not guilty in family ax murders

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:03am

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.

Italian journalist home after 2 weeks detention in Turkey

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:03am

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.

Maoist rebels kill at least 24 Indian paramilitary soldiers

Indrajit Singh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:54am

Maoist rebels killed at least 24 Indian paramilitary soldiers and injured six others in their stronghold in central India on Monday in one of the worst attacks on the country's security forces in recent years, police said.

Thousands at Auschwitz for yearly Holocaust memorial event

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:54am

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

Venezuela's unrest claims 21st victim as new protests loom

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:53am

Weeks of political unrest have claimed another victim as Venezuela's opposition prepares for another mass protest.

Egypt sentences 20 to death in police killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:44am

An Egyptian court on Monday 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.

1 killed, many hurt in grenade explosion at school in Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:40am

Police in the Russian republic of Dagestan say at least one person has been killed and 11 injured in a live grenade accident at a high school.

Russian foreign minister: No proof of persecution of gay men

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:34am

Moscow wants to protect human rights but has no reason to believe reports about the persecution of gay men in Chechnya, Russian officials said on Monday.

Family: Iran rejects detained British-Iranian woman's appeal

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:34am

A British-Iranian woman detained in Iran while on a trip with her toddler daughter has exhausted all chance of having her five-year prison sentence overturned in court, her family said Monday.

Emirati in Islamic State group gets 10-year prison sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:30am

An Emirati previously convicted of being a member of the extremist Islamic State group has had his sentence increased from one year in prison to a 10-year sentence.

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

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:30am

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

EU Commission throws weight behind Macron in French election

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:03am

The European Union's head office has thrown its weight behind Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential runoff against Marine Le Pen, arguing it is a choice between the defense of the EU or those seeking its destruction.

Police say Maoist rebels have killed at least 24 paramilitary soldiers in an attack in central India

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:03am

Police say Maoist rebels have killed at least 24 paramilitary soldiers in an attack in central India.