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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

A ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting has ended with the names of 12 students and a teacher killed being read aloud, accompanied by the release of white doves. More than 2,000 people attended the event in a park near the suburban Denver high school on Saturday afternoon. Frank DeAngelis, who was the school's principal during the 1999 shooting, said he begins every morning by reciting the victims' names.

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.

Activist: Sudan protest leaders meet with military rulers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 10:27am

A Sudanese activist says leaders of the protest movement are holding talks with the military council.

Attackers raid family party, kill 13 in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 9:23am

Police in eastern Mexico say gunmen broke into a family party and opened fire, killing 13 people and wounding at least four others.

Serbia's "Lady Macbeth" buried near late strongman Milosevic

Darko Vojinovic, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 8:48am

Several dozen supporters attended the funeral Saturday of Mirjana Markovic, the widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic who was dubbed the "Lady Macbeth" of the Balkans because of the huge influence she had on her husband.

German parliament speaker rebuffs far-right party

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 8:24am

The speaker of Germany's parliament says the far-right Alternative for Germany has no legal right to a deputy speaker, a position it has been unable to get other parties' support to fill.

Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire

Angela Charlton and Michel Euler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 8:09am

French yellow vest protesters set fires Saturday along a march through Paris to drive home their message to a government they believe is ignoring the poor: that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem France needs to solve.

The Latest: French protesters demand attention from Macron

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 6:07am

The Latest on the yellow vest protests in France (all times local):

German plane evacuates 15 injured in Madeira bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 5:57am

A German military plane on Saturday evacuated 15 German tourists who survived this week's bus crash on the island of Madeira that claimed 29 lives, Germany's Foreign Ministry said.

UN: 220 killed in battles for Libya's capital last 2 weeks

Rami Musa, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 5:41am

Fighting between rival Libyan forces for control of Tripoli escalated in the past couple of days, a spokesman for the self-styled Libyan National Army said Saturday, as the death toll rose to at least 220, including combatants and civilians, since the LNA declared a major military offensive to take the capital earlier this month.

Young Algerian protester dies of injuries; police accused

Aomar Ouali, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 5:21am

A young Algerian protester has died from head injuries that his family and friends believe were caused by a police beating.

Iraq summit brings together rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 5:16am

A summit organized by Iraq brought together regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran on Saturday as part of a broader effort by Iraqi leaders to fashion the country's image as a friend among neighbors.

Separate militant attacks kill nearly 50 Syrian soldiers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 4:43am

Syrian government forces came under separate attacks from Islamic State militants and al-Qaida-linked insurgents in different parts of the country that killed nearly 50 soldiers and allied fighters, activists and a war monitoring group said Saturday.

France's yellow vests: Who they are, what they want, and why

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 4:31am

France's yellow vest protesters are still a force to be reckoned with as they hold their 23rd straight weekend of demonstrations since the movement started in November. Here's a look at their movement: