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Spain eyes HQ of EU piracy mission amid Brexit planning

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:25am

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.

Suicide bombers kill 6 police, wound 8 troops in Pakistan

Abdul Sattar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:14am

Suicide bombers struck a police vehicle and a security checkpoint in separate attacks Tuesday in the Pakistani city of Quetta, killing six police and wounding eight paramilitary troops, officials said.

Seeking aid abroad, Lebanon uproots Syrian refugees

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:12am

Three years ago, Ahmad Mohsin was forced to relocate his campsite in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley after soldiers raided the community of Syrian refugees where he lived and smashed their belongings. The message was clear, he said: they were not wanted.

Verdict looms into macabre death of Swedish journalist

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:50am

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.

UK judge to hold new hearing over sick toddler Alfie Evans

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:48am

A British judge is set to hear a new appeal Tuesday from the parents of a terminally ill British toddler who want to take him to Italy for treatment — something British courts have ruled is not in the child's interest.

Timeline in case of journalist Kim Wall's death on submarine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:48am

Danish inventor Peter Madsen is on trial for the killing of journalist Kim Wall in his submarine. Madsen denies killing Wall and says she died while he was on deck. However, he has admitted dismembering the 30-year-old woman's body before he "buried her at sea."

Italy's high court refuses to release migrant rescue ship

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:46am

Italy's highest court has rejected a request by a German group to release its migrant rescue boat seized eight months ago by prosecutors investigating allegations that non-governmental organizations colluded with migrant smugglers.

2 Indian troops, 4 rebels killed in Kashmir fighting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:28am

A soldier, a counterinsurgency police official and four rebels were killed in a gunfight Tuesday in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, police said, triggering anti-India protests and clashes.

The Latest: Praise for officer who arrested Canada suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:14am

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

Police say 37 Maoist rebels killed in western India

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:09am

At least 37 Maoist rebels were killed in two gunbattles between troops and insurgents in western India over the last three days, police said Tuesday.

UN says farming should be at heart of Syria reconstruction

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:08am

International efforts to rebuild Syria once the civil war is over should center on agriculture to kick start the economy and quickly improve the livelihoods of the people, a high-level United Nations official said Tuesday.

EU official favors Western Balkans integration into the bloc

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:27am

A senior European Union official said Tuesday that the road to membership in the bloc for Albania and Macedonia would be tough but "worth the effort."

Judge in Toronto orders 25-year-old suspected van driver held on 10 counts of 1st degree murder, 13 of attempted murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:23am

Judge in Toronto orders 25-year-old suspected van driver held on 10 counts of 1st degree murder, 13 of attempted murder.

Partner arrested in killing of Salvadoran journalist

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:13am

Police in El Salvador have arrested the domestic partner of a journalist killed over the weekend.

Suffragist first woman to get statue outside UK Parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:30am

A bronze statue of women's rights campaigner Millicent Fawcett was unveiled Tuesday outside Britain's Parliament — the first woman to be commemorated there alongside statues of 11 men including Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill.

UN prosecutor seeks life term for Karadzic at appeal hearing

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:22am

A U.N. prosecution lawyer urged appeals judges Tuesday to convict former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on a second genocide count and increase his 40-year sentence for overseeing Serb atrocities during the Bosnian war to a life term.

UN peacekeeper in S. Sudan accused of inappropriate touching

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:17am

The United Nations says a Nepalese peacekeeper in South Sudan has been accused of inappropriately touching a teenage girl in exchange for money.

IS commander detained in Lebanon after crossing from Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:15am

Lebanon's police say they have detained a Syrian citizen who was a military commander with the Islamic State group in the central Syrian province of Homs.