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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.

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

Kosovo prosecutors have requested the house arrest of 16 women repatriated from Syria, saying they are suspected of joining or taking part as foreign fighters there.

Sudanese military invites protesters to talks amid tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 9:11am

Sudan's ruling military council proposed a meeting on Wednesday with the organizers of the protests that toppled President Omar al-Bashir after they suspended talks with the generals over the weekend.

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):

Report: Emirati woman wakes up from coma after 27 years

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

The story of a woman in the United Arab Emirates who woke up from a 27-year-long coma has grabbed international headlines.

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."

Vienna-based advocacy group honors Pakistani journalist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 7:01am

A Vienna-based advocacy group has honored a Pakistani journalist known for his critical reporting on the country's powerful military establishment.

Russia offers Ukrainians in conflict zones quick citizenship

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 6:46am

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday to expedite citizenship applications from Ukrainians who live in parts of Ukraine held by Russia-backed separatists, a move that could hold back a peace process to end years of bloodshed.

Sri Lanka shakes up top security posts after deadly bombings

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 6:44am

Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shake-up after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the president's office said Wednesday.

Yemeni officials say 5,000 migrants detained in Aden

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 6:15am

Yemeni security officials say police have detained at least 5,000 migrants over the last 10 days who were attempting to cross to Saudi Arabia.