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Body of slain Hamas engineer returned to Gaza

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:13am

The body of a Hamas scientist who was gunned down in Malaysia last week was returned to the Gaza Strip on Thursday for burial.

Rwandans shocked by discovery of genocide-era mass graves

Ignatius Ssuuna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:09am

Mass graves that authorities say could contain more than 2,000 bodies have been discovered in Rwanda nearly a quarter-century after the country's genocide, and further graves are being sought nearby.

Tense Russia ties, Afghan peace hopes top NATO agenda

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:03am

NATO will hold its last major meeting in its old headquarters, with talks focused on strained ties with Russia, a fresh peace effort in Afghanistan and a new training mission for Iraq.

Egyptian president offers sympathy after heavy rains

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:01am

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has expressed sympathy with people affected by the rare heavy rains over the past two days.

The Latest: Hamas scientist's body back in Gaza for funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:43am

The Latest on developments surrounding the killing of a Palestinian in Malaysia (all times local):

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

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:39am

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.

Anger erupts in Spain over lesser sexual assault sentences

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:35am

Women's rights groups protested Thursday after a court in northern Spain sentenced five men to nine years each in prison for the lesser crime of sexual abuse in what activists saw as a gang rape during the 2016 running of the bulls festival in Pamplona.

Afghan officials: Taliban attack kills at least 7 soldiers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:34am

A Taliban attack on an Afghan army security post in the country's northern Kunduz province has killed at least seven soldiers, a defense spokesman said Thursday.

Kim, Moon summit is only the third between divided Koreas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:25am

The summit Friday between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is only the third time that the leaders of the divided Koreas have met in the 65 years since the end of the Korean War.

Groups protest Romania's plan to get rid of 2,000 bears

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:17am

The government says Romania should reduce the number of brown bears by 2,000 in the next decade to protect the existing bear population.

Official: Israel will strike Tehran if Iran attacks Tel Aviv

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:05am

Israel's defense minister said in an interview carried by an Arabic news site Thursday that his country will strike back if attacked by archenemy Iran.

Serbia bans Croatian defense official in tit-for-tat measure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:54am

Serbia on Thursday banned Croatia's defense minister from entering the country, a tit-for-tat measure against Croatia as tensions mounted between the two Balkan rivals.

Britain, France denounce Russian claim as 'stunt'

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:45am

Britain and France denounced on Thursday as a stunt and an "obscene masquerade" a move by Russia to produce Syrian witnesses who Moscow says were filmed in "staged videos" in the aftermath of a reported chemical weapons attack.

Serb man accused of war crimes in Kosovo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:44am

A Kosovo prosecutor has brought war crime charges against a Serb man for crimes during the 1998-99 war.

German nurse faces 1 more murder charge, total rises to 98

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:37am

German prosecutors have attributed one more murder to a former nurse accused of killing dozens of patients at two hospitals, bringing to 98 the number of slayings he is expected to face trial for later this year.

Cambodia wants Thailand to hand over opposition figure

Sopheng Cheang and Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:24am

Cambodia intends to seek the extradition from Thailand of the head of an anti-government organization who was convicted in absentia on terrorism charges in 2013, the government said Thursday.

Armenian parliament backs holding vote on new PM next week

Yuras Karmanau and Avet Demourian, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:57am

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.

Kim Jong Un walks south to meet his rival: Can they deal?

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:54am

There will be plenty to gawk at Friday when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks south across the world's most heavily armed border and stands face-to-face with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Two men who seemed on the verge of war months ago will take a pleasant walk, plant a commemorative tree, inspect an honor guard and belly-up to a lavish banquet.

Poland criticizes US claim that Polish law glorifies Nazism

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:45am

Poland's government is criticizing the claim of a U.S. congressman that a new Polish law glorifies Nazi collaborators and denies the Holocaust.