Hour by hour the death toll from Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombing attacks climbed. The number of bombings and suspects also rose. A government block on most social media added to the confusion about the scope of the coordinated suicide bombings in and around the capital, Colombo.
Al-Qaida in Yemen is vowing to avenge beheadings carried out by Saudi Arabia this week — an indication that some of the 37 Saudis executed on terrorism-related charges were members of the Sunni militant group.
French President Emmanuel Macron is satisfying few of his critics as he tries to quell five months of yellow vest protests with a mix of tax cuts and attempts to bridge the gap between the Paris elite and the rest of the country.
Britain and Ireland are making a new push to restore Northern Ireland's collapsed government, as politicians face mounting criticism of politicians after the killing of a journalist by a banned militant group.
Nearly a week later, even after the cleaners have come through, the blood can still be seen clearly. The statues of Jesus and the saints are still speckled with fragments of shrapnel. The smell of death is everywhere, though the bodies are long gone.
Cyprus police are intensifying a search for the remains of more victims at locations where an army officer, who authorities say admitted to killing five women and two girls, allegedly had dumped their bodies.
Government dysfunction and an intelligence failure that preceded the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka are traced to simmering divisions between the president and prime minister after a weekslong political crisis that crippled the country last year.
Cara Anna, Associated Press | PostedApr 26th - 2:17am
The second powerful cyclone to strike Mozambique in just six weeks ripped off roofs, killed at least one person and dumped heavy rain on Friday as the United Nations warned of "massive flooding" ahead.
Fay Abuelgasim and Noha Elhennawy, Associated Press | PostedApr 26th - 2:01am
Sudan's military, which took over the country after ousting President Omar al-Bashir, said it intends to keep the upper hand during the nation's transition to civilian rule. The announcement was a blow to the protesters who said Friday they will stay on the streets till all their demands are met.
Some mosques in Sri Lanka are holding Friday prayers despite warnings of more attacks after the Easter suicide bombings. Sri Lankan authorities had told Muslims to pray at home rather than attend communal Friday prayers that are the most important of the week. Despite that, hundreds gathered at the Masjidus Salam Jumma mosque to defy the threat posed by Islamic State-claimed militants.
A half-deflated leather football, a box of marbles, a ragged doll and a handful of windup cars and trains line the display cabinets in the Evita Museum like ancient relics. These worn-out toys played a vital role in the rise of Peronism in Argentina, one of the most influential movements in Latin America.