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Syrian woman in wheelchair tells UN disabled are invisible

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 4:36pm

A 20-year-old Syrian woman with cerebral palsy says hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities already "were forgotten in times of peace" — and they "remain invisible" in her country's long war, struggling to survive.

Guatemala nixes presidential bid of politician nabbed in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 4:24pm

Guatemala's electoral court has annulled the candidacy of a presidential hopeful arrested in the U.S. last week and accused of ties to Mexico's Sinaloa cartel.

Indigenous Brazilians gather to protest outside Congress

Renato Domingues and Anna Jean Kaiser, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 11:33am

More than 1,000 indigenous Brazilians gathered outside Congress on Wednesday for an annual three-day campout to protest what they see as rollbacks of indigenous rights under President Jair Bolsonaro.

Italy requests EU plan against migrant wave from Libya

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 11:16am

Italy's government has written to the European Union asking it to prepare a plan of action to address the risk of a new wave of migrants escaping from the armed conflict in Libya.

London climate protesters say they will end their blockades

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 10:33am

Climate change protesters who have brought parts of central London to a standstill for days say they will lift their blockades.

In Mexico, migrants turn to 'The Beast' after highway raids

Mark Stevenson and Sonia Perez D., Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 9:53am

The train known as "The Beast" is once again rumbling through the night loaded with people headed toward the U.S. border after a raid on a migrant caravan threatened to end the practice of massive highway marches through Mexico

US WWII bomb detonated in Germany, causing widespread damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 9:24am

The controlled detonation of an American World War II bomb in the southern German city of Regensburg has still caused widespread damage to nearby houses.

Kosovo women returned from Syria face house arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 9:17am

Nearly 20 women repatriated from Syria were ordered put under house arrest after prosecutors said they are suspected of joining or taking part in the conflict there as foreign militants.

Sudan military says 3 members of ruling council resign

Fay Abuelgasim and Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 9:11am

Sudan's ruling military council said three of its members resigned Wednesday amid heightened tensions with the organizers of protests that toppled President Omar al-Bashir after three decades in power.

Doctors at Ebola epicenter in Congo threaten strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 9:01am

Doctors at the epicenter of Congo's Ebola crisis are threatening to go on strike indefinitely if health workers are attacked again.

French court Oks ending treatment of man in vegetative state

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

France's highest administrative court has ruled that doctors can stop feeding and hydrating a man who is hospitalized in a vegetative state despite his parents' objections.

Fire guts shanties in Bangladesh Rohingya refugee camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 8:09am

A fire in a sprawling Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh on Wednesday destroyed more than two dozen huts and a mosque, an official said.

German woman, parents-in-law indicted for aiding IS

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 7:54am

German prosecutors say they've indicted a 21-year-old woman on suspicion of membership in the Islamic State group and of keeping three Yazidis as slaves in Syria.

Kenyan court finds UK man guilty of possessing explosives

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 7:53am

A Kenyan court has found British national Jermaine Grant guilty of possessing bomb-making materials.

UN: No screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 7:44am

The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1.

Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine detained in his house

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 7:44am

A lawyer for Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine says the singer has been detained in his house on the outskirts of the capital, Kampala.

The Latest: Russian official calls for Libya cease-fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 7:13am

The Latest on developments in Libya, where armed groups are battling for control of the capital, Tripoli (all times local):

Emirati woman wakes up from stupor after 27 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 7:03am

A woman from the United Arab Emirates whose apparent awakening from a 27-year-long stupor has grabbed international headlines is a rare but not unique case, one of the German doctors who treated her says.

UN rights chief condemns 'shocking' Saudi mass executions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 7:02am

The U.N.'s human rights chief is calling Saudi Arabia's mass execution of 37 men, including three who were sentenced as minors, "shocking" and "abhorrent."