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The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:41pm

A state of emergency has taken effect giving the Sri Lankan military war-time powers not used since civil war ended in 2009. Police arrested 40 suspects, including the driver of a van allegedly used by suicide bombers involved in deadly Easter bombings and the owner of a house where some of them lived. Police said the death toll from Sunday's attacks rose to 310.

Migrants anxious after Mexican authorities raid caravan

Sonia PÉrez D., Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:03pm

Central American migrants hoping to reach the U.S. now carry the added anxiety of the pursued after Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds in a surprise raid on a caravan in Mexico's south.

Police say death toll in Sri Lanka bombings rises to 310 and 40 suspects have been arrested as military given new powers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:03pm

Police say death toll in Sri Lanka bombings rises to 310 and 40 suspects have been arrested as military given new powers.

Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 9:26pm

Myanmar's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

Sri Lanka, like world, again sees scourge of suicide bombing

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 9:23pm

The deadly Easter attacks in Sri Lanka are a bloody echo of decades past in the South Asian island nation, when militants inspired by attacks in the Lebanese civil war helped develop the suicide bomb vest.

Myanmar Supreme Court rejects final appeal of 2 jailed Reuters journalists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 9:21pm

Myanmar Supreme Court rejects final appeal of 2 jailed Reuters journalists.

Quake in northern Philippines kills 11, leaves 24 missing

Bullit Marquez, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 8:31pm

Rescuers found more bodies overnight in the rubble of a supermarket that crashed down in a powerful earthquake that damaged buildings and an airport in the northern Philippines, raising the death toll to 11, officials said Tuesday.

Death toll from Philippine earthquake rises to 11, with 24 people missing, mostly in rubble of a supermarket

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 8:24pm

Death toll from Philippine earthquake rises to 11, with 24 people missing, mostly in rubble of a supermarket.

3 helicopter crew found safe on New Zealand island day later

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 8:07pm

Three crew members aboard a helicopter that crashed off the New Zealand coast while on route to attempt a medical evacuation from a fishing boat have been found alive on a remote island.

Voting begins in 3rd phase of India's national elections

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 7:59pm

Indians are voting Tuesday in the third phase of the general elections with campaigning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party and the opposition marred by bitter accusations and acrimony.

North Korea's Kim to meet Putin at crucial diplomatic moment

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 7:04pm

North Korea confirmed Tuesday that leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin in a summit that comes at a crucial moment for tenuous diplomacy meant to rid the North of its nuclear arsenal.

North Korea leader Kim to meet with Putin in Russia

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 4:15pm

North Korea on Tuesday confirmed that leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin. The summit would come at a crucial moment for tenuous diplomacy meant to rid the North of its nuclear arsenal, following a recent North Korean weapons test that likely signals Kim's growing frustration with deadlocked negotiations with Washington.

North Korean state media announces leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia, meet with President Vladimir Putin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 4:06pm

North Korean state media announces leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia, meet with President Vladimir Putin.

Mexican police investigated in deadly fall from building

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 3:18pm

Authorities in the northern Mexico state of Nuevo Leon are investigating five law enforcement officers for their alleged involvement in the death of a man who fell from the 14th floor of a building.

Quake sways buildings in Mexico City; some evacuations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 2:27pm

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake in southern Mexico caused tall buildings to sway in the Mexican capital Monday, prompting hundreds of office workers to briefly evacuate along a central avenue. There were no initial reports of damage or injury.

Earthquake sways tall buildings in Mexico City

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 2:20pm

Earthquake sways tall buildings in Mexico City.

German, US military police oversee boy's rescue from shaft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 1:44pm

Police say they have rescued a 17-month-old boy three hours after he fell into a three-meter (nearly 10-foot) shaft in western Germany.

Israel to honor Pittsburgh Jewish leader after deadly attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 12:56pm

Israel has announced it will honor the head of Pittsburgh's Jewish community during next month's Independence Day celebrations, six months after 11 members of the community were killed in a synagogue shooting.

Report: Over 4,300 vacate Syria displaced camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 12:36pm

Syrian state media is reporting that more than 4,300 residents of a remote displaced people's camp near the border with Jordan have returned to government-controlled areas over the last month.