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Hamas says man gunned down in Malaysia was important member

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 6:03am

Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group said Saturday that a man who was gunned down in Malaysia was an important member of the organization, raising suspicions that Israel was behind the brazen killing.

India prescribes death penalty for rape of kids under 12

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 5:54am

India's government on Saturday prescribed the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12 to help combat an increase in violent crime against women.

The Latest: Minister says Malaysia probing Palestinian death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 5:54am

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Myanmar evicts family of officer who testified on entrapment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 5:18am

Myanmar police on Saturday evicted the family of a police officer who had testified a day earlier that he and others were ordered to entrap two Reuters news agency reporters facing charges that could get them up to 14 years in prison, the officer's wife said.

Afghan official says Taliban kill 6 at police checkpoint

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 5:13am

An Afghan official says that at least six local police were killed when a group of Taliban fighters attacked and overran their checkpoint in northern Sari Pul province.

5 killed, multiple missing after boat accident in China

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 5:12am

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV says five people have died and others are missing after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, causing 60 people to fall into the water.

The Latest: EU urges Israel to refrain from lethal force

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 4:58am

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The Latest: Sweden welcomes N. Korea's nuke suspension

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 4:48am

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The Latest: UN envoy encouraged Russia backs Geneva process

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 4:30am

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Syria's Damascus region to see thousands more evacuations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 4:22am

Syrian state media says rebels have started to evacuate three towns in the eastern Qalamoun region in the Damascus countryside.

Red Cross says shooting in Yemen kills staffer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 3:43am

The International Committee of the Red Cross says a staff member has been killed in a shooting in Yemen.

Malaysian police say Palestinian gunned down in Kuala Lumpur

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 1:52am

Malaysian police say a Palestinian man was fatally shot by two assailants on a motorbike as he was heading to a mosque for dawn prayers. Palestinian websites have identified him as a relative of a senior official in the Gaza branch of the Islamic Jihad group.

4 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in Gaza border protest

Fares Akram and Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:42pm

Gunfire from Israeli soldiers across a border fence killed four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, and wounded more than 150 others, health officials said, as several thousand people in blockaded Gaza staged a fourth round of weekly protests on the border with Israel.

6 countries suspend membership in UNASUR regional bloc

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 10:06pm

A South American bloc created a decade ago to counter U.S. influence in the region has temporarily lost half its members after six countries suspended their memberships amid differences over who should lead the group.

Yemen Red Cross: More dying from indirect effects of war

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:35pm

The outgoing head of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Yemen said Friday he believes that more people are dying from indirect effects of the conflict now than from bombing, shelling and ground attacks.

N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

Kim Tong-Hyung and Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:42pm

North Korea announced Saturday it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped well short of suggesting it has any intention of giving up its nuclear weapons or scale back its production of missiles and their related component parts.

Indonesian fishermen rescue Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar

Zik Maulana, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:46pm

Indonesian fishermen rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims stranded off the coast of Aceh on Friday, authorities said, in the latest attempt by members of the persecuted ethnic group to flee Myanmar by sea.

Myanmar policeman testifies arrested reporters were set up

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:14pm

A Myanmar police officer testified Friday that he and several colleagues were ordered to entrap two reporters working for the Reuters news agency, dealing a major blow to the government's case against the journalists.

Palestinians want independent probe of Israeli Gaza killings

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:50pm

The Palestinians said Friday they want the U.N. Human Rights Council to establish a commission to carry out an independent investigation of the Israeli military's killing and wounding of Palestinians during protests in Gaza.