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Protesters attack Turkish opposition leader at funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 6:37am

Protesters have attacked the leader of Turkey's main opposition party during the funeral of a soldier who was slain during clashes with Kurdish rebels.

Sri Lankan police spokesman says 207 dead, 450 injured in series of Easter Sunday blasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 6:25am

Sri Lankan police spokesman says 207 dead, 450 injured in series of Easter Sunday blasts.

Sri Lankan authorities impose 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew after series of blasts that killed at least 190

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 5:34am

Sri Lankan authorities impose 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew after series of blasts that killed at least 190.

Sri Lanka's defense minister says seven suspects have been arrested following series of blasts that killed at least 190

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 5:31am

Sri Lanka's defense minister says seven suspects have been arrested following series of blasts that killed at least 190.

Sri Lanka's deputy transport minister says 190 dead in series of Easter Sunday blasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 5:26am

Sri Lanka's deputy transport minister says 190 dead in series of Easter Sunday blasts.

South Sudan opposition seeks 6-month extension on peace deal

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 5:24am

South Sudan's opposition is calling for a six-month extension to implement next steps in a fragile peace deal as a major deadline approaches next month to form a power-sharing government between the president and his longtime rival.

Sri Lanka military spokesman: 2 more blasts in outskirts of capital, hours after 6 blasts rock churches and hotels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 4:05am

Sri Lanka military spokesman: 2 more blasts in outskirts of capital, hours after 6 blasts rock churches and hotels.

Voters offered rides, food in Egypt referendum on el-Sissi

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 1:31am

Egyptian pro-government media, business people and activists urged a "yes" vote Sunday on constitutional changes that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030. Some voters were offered free rides or food parcels to increase turnout in the national referendum.

Polls open in North Macedonia for presidential election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 11:19pm

Polls opened early Sunday in North Macedonia for a presidential election seen as a key test for the government following the country's changing its name to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Greece over the use of the term "Macedonia".

Ukraine's presidential vote pits comedian against incumbent

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 11:13pm

Ukrainians cast ballots Sunday in a presidential runoff where the incumbent was struggling to fend off a strong challenge by a comedian who denounces corruption and plays the role of president in a TV sitcom.

Sudan protesters to name civilian council, pressure military

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 11:11pm

A leading organizer says Sudan's protest movement hopes to "exert more pressure" on the ruling military by announcing the composition of a civilian transitional council Sunday.

Sri Lanka security official says 6 near simultaneous blasts hit 3 churches and 3 hotels frequented by tourists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 11:02pm

Sri Lanka security official says 6 near simultaneous blasts hit 3 churches and 3 hotels frequented by tourists.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 10:41pm

Chinese state media report that a Chinese citizen has died in the Sri Lanka attacks. And Portugal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms that one victim was a Portuguese citizen. The attacks on hotels and churches on Easter Sunday killed at least 190 people.

Frustration grows among migrants in Mexico as support fades

Sonia Perez D., Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 10:03pm

Madison Mendoza, her feet aching and her face burned by the sun, wept as she said she had nothing to feed her 2-year-old son who she'd brought with her on the long trek toward the United States.

UN says attack in central Mali kills peacekeeper from Egypt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 3:28pm

The United Nations secretary-general has condemned an attack on a U.N. convoy in Mali that killed a peacekeeper from Egypt.

Officials: Large fire scorches Peru's capital, killing none

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 12:21pm

Officials in Peru say a massive fire has destroyed several buildings near the center of the capital city, but killed nobody.

Anti-govt protests resume against Serbia's populist leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 11:59am

Several thousand people turned out for an anti-government protest in Belgrade on Saturday, a day after Serbia's populist President Aleksandar Vucic held a mass rally in an apparent bid to counter months of street demonstrations against him.

New bout of heavy fighting in Yemen kills dozens

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 11:51am

Yemeni officials say heavy fighting in Yemen's southern Dhale province between pro-government forces and Shiite rebels has killed more than 85 people.

Small plane crashes in southern Bulgaria, 2 killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 11:22am

Authorities in Bulgaria say a small private plane has crashed in a field in a southern region, killing the pilot and the lone passenger on board.