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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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:20am

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

The Latest: French Muslim leader urges big vote for Macron

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:10am

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

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.

Death toll from migrant boat sinking in Aegean rises to 16

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:51am

A migrant boat sank overnight in the eastern Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey, leaving at least 16 people dead, including two children, Greek authorities said Monday. Two women from it were rescued and several other people are believed to be missing.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:51am

Violent crimes in Germany with far-right motives rose 14.3 percent last year after a bigger increase in 2015, and the country also saw another increase in hate crimes, authorities said Monday.

Maoist rebels kill 12 Indian paramilitary soldiers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:42am

Maoist rebels killed at least 12 Indian paramilitary soldiers and injured six others in an attack Monday in their stronghold in central India, police said.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:42am

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.

Kashmir students, Indian forces clash as protests continue

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:40am

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

Romanian political leader loses bid to get sentence quashed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:40am

A Romanian court has rejected an appeal by the ruling party's leader to quash his sentence for vote rigging during a 2012 referendum, striking a blow to his ambition to become prime minister.

Swedish police arrest 2nd suspect in Stockholm truck attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:40am

Swedish police have arrested a second person in the April 7 truck attack that killed four people and injured 15 others in Stockholm.

The Latest: Migrant boat sinks in Aegean Sea, 16 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:30am

The Latest on the influx of refugees and migrants to Europe (all times local):

2 suspects dead after author, conservationist shot in Kenya

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

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.

Bavarian leader Seehofer reverses course, seeks new term

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:20am

Horst Seehofer, the leader of one of Germany's governing parties and Chancellor Angela Merkel's most prominent domestic critic during the migrant crisis, says he plans to stay on beyond 2018 — reversing previous statements that he would step down.

Greece: Death toll from migrant boat sinking reaches 16, with 9 bodies recovered in Greece, 7 in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:20am

Greece: Death toll from migrant boat sinking reaches 16, with 9 bodies recovered in Greece, 7 in Turkey .

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.