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Nicaragua releases some student protesters to lower tensions

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

Nicaraguan authorities released some student protesters arrested during anti-government demonstrations over the past week as President Daniel Ortega sought to lower tensions Tuesday.

Online post suggests rampage suspect may have resented women

Charmaine Noronha and David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:14pm

The suspect in the deadly van attack in Toronto posted a chilling Facebook message just minutes before plowing into a crowded city sidewalk, authorities said Tuesday, raising the possibility that he may have nursed grudges against women — a possible echo of a 1989 massacre of 14 women that remains one of Canada's most traumatic acts of violence.

Canada van victims include people from Jordan, South Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:12pm

A woman who worked at an investment management firm and enjoyed sports and volunteering was among the 10 people killed when a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk.

Activist group publishes database of Syria chemical attacks

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:08pm

An activist group on Tuesday published a database of information on suspected chemical attacks in Syria , adding to a growing collection of videos and images documenting alleged war crimes during the seven-year conflict.

Anger spreads across Puerto Rico over lack of basic services

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:02pm

Puerto Rico's Senate has ordered government agencies to explain why tens of thousands of people in rural areas remain without power or appropriate shelter as anger grows about the lack of basic services more than seven months after hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Official: Mexican reporter Valdez killed because of his work

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:24pm

Mexico's national security commissioner says respected journalist Javier Valdez was killed last year because of his work.

The Latest: Police officer says most victims of attack women

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:12pm

The Latest on the incident in which a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk, killing and injuring several people (all times local):

Toronto van attack suspect was student, ex-military recruit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:48pm

Details have begun to emerge about Alek Minassian, who was charged Tuesday with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 of attempted murder for driving a van into a crowded sidewalk in Toronto. Here is a look at the 25-year-old suspect in one of the worst mass killings in Canada's modern history.

UK judge rejects bid to take sick toddler Alfie Evans abroad

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:30pm

A British judge on Tuesday said the parents of a terminally ill toddler cannot take him to Italy for treatment, a course of action U.K. courts have said would be futile and wrong.

Israel cancels expulsions of African migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:30pm

The Israeli government acknowledged Tuesday it cannot expel African migrants against their will and has canceled all pending deportation orders.

Toronto police say driver in deadly van attack posted 'cryptic' Facebook message minutes before incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:20pm

Toronto police say driver in deadly van attack posted 'cryptic' Facebook message minutes before incident.

EU official favors Western Balkans integration into the bloc

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:51pm

A senior European Union official said Tuesday that a summit next month will reaffirm the "European perspective" of the Western Balkans, a region with fresh memories of war and a long history with Russia.

Greece to investigate claims over UNICEF branch's finances

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:28pm

A Greek prosecutor has ordered an investigation into allegations of financial mismanagement in the local branch of UNICEF.

Italy's 5-Stars would put alliance with Dems to popular vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:16pm

Italy's populist 5-Star Movement says it's open to finding agreement with the Democratic Party on forming a government, but that its members would have to vote on any such alliance.

Armenia's political transition unclear after PM's ouster

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:34am

The abrupt resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan after two weeks of protests against his rule has caught the opposition off guard: The protesters had focused on driving out what they consider a corrupt elite, and seem to lack the structure or the political platform to replace it.

Verdict looms into macabre death of Swedish journalist

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:31am

One of the most talked-about and macabre court cases in recent Danish history is set to conclude Wednesday when the verdict is handed down on whether Peter Madsen tortured and murdered a Swedish journalist during a private submarine trip.

Italian police seize weapons from Spain-bound rental car

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:14am

Police in northern Italy found a small arsenal of Kalashnikovs, pistols and ammunition hidden in the trunk of a rental car and arrested the Bosnian man who was driving it.

Spain eyes HQ of EU piracy mission amid Brexit planning

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:26am

Spain looks set to take charge of the European Union's anti-piracy operation off Somalia despite a challenge from Italy, as EU countries compete for the spoils from Britain's departure from the bloc next year.

Egypt sends former anti-graft chief to prison for 5 years

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:20am

An Egyptian military court on Tuesday convicted the country's former anti-graft chief of insulting the armed forces and sentenced him to five years in prison, according to two defense lawyers.