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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.

Jerusalem says it will "fix" bigoted fliers found in schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 12:32pm

The Jerusalem municipality says it will "fix" a wave of fliers that have appeared in kindergartens city-wide forbidding entrance to "minorities," using a Hebrew term considered code for Arabs.

Frenchman dies as boat capsizes off Sardinia; partner safe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 11:14am

A Frenchman has died after his sailboat capsized off the coast of the Italian island of Sardinia but his female companion has survived.

Darfur justice could prove elusive despite al-Bashir's fall

Fay Abuelgasim and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 9:23am

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, driven from power and now languishing in a prison where his opponents were once jailed and tortured, is more vulnerable than ever to a decade-old international arrest warrant for war crimes committed in Darfur.

Myanmar Supreme Court to rule on appeal of Reuters reporters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 9:19am

Myanmar's Supreme Court is to rule Tuesday on the appeal of two Reuters journalists who were sentenced to seven years in prison for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

The Latest: UK intercepts total of 36 migrants in Channel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 8:35am

The Latest on the flow of migrants in Europe (all times local):

Children sickened in Pakistan after polio vaccinations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 7:34am

Hundreds of school children in Pakistan were taken to hospitals Monday complaining of nausea and vomiting after being given polio vaccinations, officials said.

Iran announces joint border security force with Pakistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 6:56am

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that a new joint security force with Pakistan will be formed to combat militants based along the two countries' shared border.

After attacks, Sri Lanka president gives military sweeping war-time powers to detain and arrest suspects as of midnight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 6:32am

After attacks, Sri Lanka president gives military sweeping war-time powers to detain and arrest suspects as of midnight.

Sri Lankan military given sweeping powers after bombings

Bharatha Mallawarachi and Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 6:30am

Sri Lanka's president gave the military sweeping police powers starting Tuesday in the wake of the Easter bombings that killed nearly 300 people, while officials disclosed that intelligence agencies had warned weeks ago of the possibility of an attack by the radical Muslim group blamed for the bloodshed.

Turkey: 9 detained in opposition leader's assault at funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 6:29am

Turkey's interior minister says nine people have been detained in the assault of an opposition party leader, who was hit during a soldier's funeral.

Kosovar returnees from Syria eager to leave shelter, go home

Sylejman Kllokoqi, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 6:09am

Kosovo families waited Monday outside a shelter, trying to talk with relatives who have been repatriated from Syria and are eager to get home.

Turnout, ethnic Albanian vote key in North Macedonian polls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 6:09am

North Macedonia is heading for a presidential election runoff with both candidates more or less tied and the outcome potentially determined by an ethnic Albanian candidate eliminated in Sunday's first vote.

UK police say 1,065 climate protesters arrested in last week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 6:09am

British police say more than 1,000 people have been arrested since mass climate change protests began in London one week ago.

AP Photos: Bombings turn Easter into tragedy in Sri Lanka

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 5:59am

Coordinated bombings turned Easter Sunday festivities into a national tragedy in Sri Lanka, killing at least 290 people and wounding more than 500 others. The nine blasts mainly targeted churches and luxury hotels in the country's deadliest violence since its civil war ended a decade ago.

Sri Lanka victims: Citizens of at least 12 countries killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 5:53am

At least 290 people were killed in a series of nine bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

Migrants in Greece turn up at border agents' doorstep

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 5:34am

Greek authorities say dozens of asylum-seekers have turned up at the home address of European border agency employees helping police the border with Turkey.

Austrian prison escapee returns, fed up of life in the sun

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 5:32am

A man who says he fled an Austrian prison over a decade ago has turned himself in to police in Salzburg, telling them he was fed up with living in Spain's Canary Islands.