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UK jury convicts doctor of performing unnecessary surgeries

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 9:00am

A prominent breast surgeon whose victims accused him of playing God with their lives faces a life sentence after a jury convicted him Friday of carrying out unnecessary operations that maimed some of his victims for life.

Tanzania leader fires nearly 10,000 over fake documents

Sylivester Domasa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:55am

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday fired nearly 10,000 civil servants accused of having falsified academic qualifications to get their jobs.

11 dead of mystery illness in Liberia as Ebola is ruled out

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:50am

United Nations officials say at least 11 people have died from a mysterious illness in Liberia, and tests have been negative for the Ebola virus.

The Latest: US calls for new sanctions against North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:50am

The Latest on U.S. efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear program (all times local):

The Latest: Macedonia FM calls for dialogue to solve crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:46am

The Latest on the political crisis in Macedonia (all times local):

Palestinians say dozens wounded at protests for prisoners

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:45am

Dozens of protesters were wounded at West Bank demonstrations in support of hunger-striking prisoners held by Israel, Palestinian health officials said Friday.

Albanian Parliament speaker expected to be elected president

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:45am

The speaker of the Albanian Parliament was expected to be elected as the country's new president Friday in a parliamentary vote.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 10:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:45am

China's foreign minister says the situation on the Korean peninsula "is under great tension and at a critical point." Wang Yi said the international community must stay committed to parallel progress on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and upholding peace and stability. He told reporters ahead of a U.N. Security Council ministerial meeting on North Korea on Friday that "what is crucial today is to resume the talks," even if few players are involved initially.

Chemical weapons team ready to visit Syria if safety assured

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:36am

The chief of the international chemical weapons watchdog said on Friday that he has a team of experts ready and willing to travel to the site of this month's deadly nerve gas incident in Syria if their safety can be assured.

Montenegro lawmakers back NATO membership in historic move

Predrag Milic, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:36am

Montenegro's parliament on Friday supported the Balkan country's membership in NATO in a historic turn toward the West amid protests by Russia and the pro-Russia opposition.

UN Security Council to confer on North Korea nuclear program

Matthew Pennington and Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:36am

Turning to diplomacy after flexing military muscle, the United States will urge the U.N. Security Council on Friday to increase economic pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, leaning on China in particular to turn the screws on its wayward ally.

The Latest: France's Le Pen reaches out to far-left voters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:30am

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Taliban announce spring offensive, vow to build institutions

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:24am

The Afghan Taliban announced the beginning of their spring offensive on Friday, promising to build their political base in the country while focusing military assaults on international coalition and Afghan security forces.

Germany arrests Swiss citizen suspected of espionage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:24am

German authorities arrested a 54-year-old Swiss citizen on suspicion of spying Friday, but declined to say who he allegedly worked for.

Moscow political activist hospitalized after chemical attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:15am

The Moscow leader of the liberal opposition Yabloko party says one of its activists has been hospitalized after an unknown attacker splashed a chemical in her face.

UK police shoot 1, arrest 6 others in counterterror raids

Gregory Katz and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:05am

British police said Friday they had disrupted an active terror plot with raids in London and southeastern England. One woman was shot and seriously wounded as heavily armed counterterrorism officers stormed a house in a residential London street.

Montenegro's lawmakers have ratified NATO membership treaty in 46-0 vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 8:05am

Montenegro's lawmakers have ratified NATO membership treaty in 46-0 vote.

US seeks to further isolate North Korea over nuclear program

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:54am

A U.S. ambassador says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will tell the U.N. Security Council about steps the United States believes are needed to "further isolate" North Korea and "to try to bring it back to its senses" over nuclear issues.

Trekker rescued after 47 days in Nepal celebrates birthday

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:45am

A Taiwanese trekker who was rescued after 47 days on a mountain in Nepal celebrated his 21st birthday at a hospital in the capital on Friday.