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'New IRA' admits killing N Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 12:49am

An Irish Republican Army splinter group has admitted that one of its "volunteers" killed journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead while reporting on rioting in Londonderry.

Austria: Anti-migration party on defensive over rat poem

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 12:40am

An anti-migration party that serves in Austria's government has called "tasteless" a poem written by a local official that compared migrants with rats and angered Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.

Wit and grit: Algeria's sizeable youth lead fight for change

Thomas Adamson and Nadine Achoui-Lesage, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 12:13am

They're on the peaceful front line of the protest movement that toppled Algeria's longtime ruler, facing down water cannons with attitude, memes — and fearless calls for shampoo.

The Latest: New 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits Philippines

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 12:13am

The Latest on powerful earthquakes in the Philippines (all times local):

U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has hit the central Philippines, day after 6.1 quake in the north

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 12:00am

U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has hit the central Philippines, day after 6.1 quake in the north.

China's Xi urges closer naval ties amid regional tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 11:13pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping is urging closer ties between the world's navies amid tensions over China's rapid expansion of its naval forces.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 2:45 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:41pm

A state of emergency has taken effect giving the Sri Lankan military war-time powers not used since civil war ended in 2009. Police arrested 40 suspects, including the driver of a van allegedly used by suicide bombers involved in deadly Easter bombings and the owner of a house where some of them lived. Police said the death toll from Sunday's attacks rose to 310.

Sri Lanka arrests 40 suspects after bombings, toll up to 310

Krishan Francis and Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:07pm

As a state of emergency took effect Tuesday giving the Sri Lankan military war-time powers, police arrested 40 suspects, including the driver of a van allegedly used by suicide bombers involved in deadly Easter bombings and the owner of a house where some of them lived, officials said.

Migrants anxious after Mexican authorities raid caravan

Sonia PÉrez D., Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:03pm

Central American migrants hoping to reach the U.S. now carry the added anxiety of the pursued after Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds in a surprise raid on a caravan in Mexico's south.

Police say death toll in Sri Lanka bombings rises to 310 and 40 suspects have been arrested as military given new powers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:03pm

Police say death toll in Sri Lanka bombings rises to 310 and 40 suspects have been arrested as military given new powers.

Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

Aung Naing Soe, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 9:26pm

Myanmar's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

Sri Lanka, like world, again sees scourge of suicide bombing

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 9:23pm

The deadly Easter attacks in Sri Lanka are a bloody echo of decades past in the South Asian island nation, when militants inspired by attacks in the Lebanese civil war helped develop the suicide bomb vest.

Myanmar Supreme Court rejects final appeal of 2 jailed Reuters journalists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 9:21pm

Myanmar Supreme Court rejects final appeal of 2 jailed Reuters journalists.

Powerful quake hits Philippines, day after deadly temblor

Bullit Marquez, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 8:31pm

A new powerful earthquake hit the central Philippines on Tuesday, a day after 6.1 quake hit the country's north and killed at least 11 people.

Death toll from Philippine earthquake rises to 11, with 24 people missing, mostly in rubble of a supermarket

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 8:24pm

Death toll from Philippine earthquake rises to 11, with 24 people missing, mostly in rubble of a supermarket.

Helicopter crew found safe on New Zealand island after crash

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 8:07pm

Three crewmen aboard a helicopter that crashed off the New Zealand coast while on a rescue mission were found alive on a remote island Tuesday after they were missing overnight.

Voting underway in 3rd phase of India's national election

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 7:59pm

Indians were voting Tuesday in the third phase of the country's general election, amid campaigning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party and the opposition that has been marred by bitter accusations and acrimony.

North Korea's Kim to meet Putin at crucial diplomatic moment

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 7:04pm

North Korea confirmed Tuesday that leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin in a summit that comes at a crucial moment for tenuous diplomacy meant to rid the North of its nuclear arsenal.

North Korea leader Kim to meet with Putin in Russia

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 4:15pm

North Korea on Tuesday confirmed that leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin. The summit would come at a crucial moment for tenuous diplomacy meant to rid the North of its nuclear arsenal, following a recent North Korean weapons test that likely signals Kim's growing frustration with deadlocked negotiations with Washington.