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10 aid workers go missing in war-torn South Sudan, UN says

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:44am

Ten aid workers have gone missing in civil war-torn South Sudan just days after another group of humanitarians was abducted by gunmen, the United Nations said Thursday.

British-Iranian professor held by Iran's Revolutionary Guard

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:41am

A British-Iranian university professor who actively campaigns against military action targeting his homeland has been detained in Iran by the country's hard-line Revolutionary Guard, a semi-official Iranian news agency reported Thursday, becoming the latest dual national held there since the 2015 nuclear deal.

Afghan official says deputy governor killed by Taliban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:39am

An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents have ambushed a government convoy in eastern Logar province, killing the deputy provincial governor and his two bodyguards.

Police nab Gambian migrant accused of Islamic State sympathy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:19am

Police say they have arrested a Gambian asylum seeker who arrived on a migrant boat last year from Libya and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.

China says advanced DF-26 missile deployed but

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:19am

China says its DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missile has been incorporated into its rocket force, boosting its ability to counter opponents on land and at sea.

Palestinians bury Gaza journalist killed by Israeli fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:19am

Hundreds of Palestinians have participated in the funeral of a Gaza journalist who died after being shot by Israeli troops while covering a border protest.

Armenian parliament calls for PM vote for next week

Yuras Karmanau and Avet Demourian, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:13am

The Armenian parliament on Thursday called for an extraordinary session next week to vote for a new prime minister after the country was plunged into a political crisis with the abrupt resignation of its leader.

3rd victim of van attack in Germany dies from injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:13am

German authorities say a third person has died from injuries sustained when a man plowed his van into a crowd in the northwestern city of Muenster.

Report: Iran orders providers to stop hosting Telegram app

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:10am

Iran has ordered network providers to stop hosting the popular social messaging app Telegram, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported Thursday.

EU gets ready to take on fake news

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:02am

The European Union's executive wants online giants like Facebook, Twitter and Google to sign on to a special code of conduct to weed out fake news, which it says has become an increasingly invasive issue during elections.

Cambodia wants Thailand to hand over opposition figure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:00am

A spokesman for the Cambodian government says it intends to seek the extradition from Thailand of the head of a shadowy anti-government organization who was convicted in absentia on terrorism charges in 2013.

Prosecutor demand life in Stockholm truck attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:00am

A Swedish prosecutor on Thursday demanded life in jail for an Uzbek man who has confessed to ramming a stolen truck into a crowd in Stockholm last year, killing five people and injuring 14 others.

Bahrain king commutes 4 death sentences to life in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:59am

Bahrain's king has commuted four death sentences handed down by a military tribunal in the island kingdom, which included three civilians and one soldier.

Alfie Evans' parents to meet doctors in bid to take him home

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:51am

The father of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans said Thursday that he plans to meet doctors to discuss taking his son home from a British hospital.

Death toll from fire at Indonesian oil well rises to 21

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:47am

The death toll from a fire at an unregulated oil well in Indonesia's Aceh province rose to 21 on Thursday following the deaths of three more victims, officials said.

Germany arrests suspected fighter for Afghan Taliban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:15am

German authorities say they have arrested a German-Polish dual citizen accused of fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Migrants to Europe: a 30-minute jet ski ride for 4,000 euros

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:12am

Spanish authorities say they have broken up a Moroccan gang that used powerful jet skis to smuggle migrants across the Strait of Gibraltar in trips that took half an hour and cost 4,000 euros ($4,870).

Kim Jong Un will walk across border for summit with Moon

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:59am

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon-Jae-in will plant a commemorative tree and inspect an honor guard together after Kim walks across the border Friday for their historic summit, Seoul officials said Thursday.

The Latest: Armenian parliament to vote for new leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:37am

The Latest on political developments in Armenia after the country's leader stepped down Monday (all times local):