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UN official praises 'welcome developments' from North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:01am

The U.N.'s high representative for disarmament affairs is praising North Korea's decision to suspend its nuclear and ballistic missile tests and dismantle its nuclear sites as "welcome developments."

Yemen detainees in UAE-controlled prison start hunger strike

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:58am

Dozens of prisoners at a detention center in southern Yemen controlled by the United Arab Emirates said Monday they have started a hunger strike to protest their indefinite detentions without charges or trials.

Census finds increase in Mekong River's Irrawaddy dolphins

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:52am

The number of critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins along a stretch of the Mekong River has increased for the first time in 20 years but the animals still face serious threats, Cambodia's government and a major conservation group said Monday.

Prosecutor: Danish submarine inventor could kill again

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:50am

The prosecution in the murder trial of a Danish inventor accused of torturing and killing a Swedish journalist during a private submarine trip says there is "a risk that he that can commit the same kind of crime again."

Syrian troops press push against IS in southern Damascus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:48am

Syrian state media say government forces and their allies are pressing an offensive against members of the Islamic State group in southern Damascus.

US builds drone base in Niger, crossroads of extremism fight

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:48am

On the scorching edge of the Sahara Desert, the U.S. Air Force is building a base for armed drones, the newest front in America's battle against the growing extremist threat in Africa's vast Sahel region.

Saudi-led airstrike at Yemen wedding killed at least 20

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:45am

An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition hit a wedding party in northern Yemen, killing at least 20 people, health officials said Monday, as harrowing images emerged on social media of the bombing the previous day.

Hamburg police: We may have found body of missing Scotsman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:41am

Hamburg police say they believe they've found the body of a 29-year-old Scotsman who went missing in February after celebrating his brother's bachelor party with a group of friends.

Watchdog warns of humanitarian crisis in Egypt's Sinai

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:38am

A leading international rights group warned Monday of a humanitarian crisis in the northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula amid severe restrictions on the movement of people and goods there due to a massive security operation against Islamic militants.

At least 10 hurt after migrants attacked on Greek island

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:38am

Authorities on the Greek island of Lesbos say at least 10 people were hospitalized and more than 100 detained following a violent protest against migrants who had been camped out at the island's main port for five days.

Radovan Karadzic launches appeal against convictions

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:33am

Lawyers for former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic argued Monday that appeals judges should overturn his multiple convictions and 40-year sentence for masterminding Serb atrocities throughout the Bosnian war because of a string of legal and procedural errors, and that he should be given a new trial.

Spain resumes controversial exhumations near Franco's tomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:26am

Spain's heritage authority says preliminary technical work has resumed on the exhumation of the remains of four Spanish Civil War victims from a complex that pays homage to the late dictator Francisco Franco.

Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 14 troops, policemen

Rahim Faiez and Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:23am

Taliban attacks in western Afghanistan killed 14 soldiers and policemen on Monday as Kabul residents prepared to bury their loved ones slain in a horrific bombing by the Islamic State group that targeted a voter registration center the day before, killing 57.

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam gets 20 years in related case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:13am

A Brussels court on Monday found 2015 Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam and an accomplice guilty of attempted murder over shots fired at police they sought to avoid arrest in a Brussels suburb.

EU's Tusk to testify in Poland over president's plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:04am

Top European Union official Donald Tusk said Monday his appearance in a Polish court in a case relating to the 2010 plane crash that killed Poland's president and 95 others is about "important matters."

The Latest: Abdeslam, accomplice guilty of attempted murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:57am

The Latest on the trial of Salah Abdeslam and a suspected accomplice in Brussels (all times local):

36 dead, mostly Chinese, in North Korea traffic accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:53am

A traffic accident in North Korea has killed 32 Chinese tourists and four North Koreans, Chinese officials said Monday.

Belgian court convicts Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, accomplice of attempted murder; hands down 20-year sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:51am

Belgian court convicts Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, accomplice of attempted murder; hands down 20-year sentence.

Court says suspect in 2015 Paris attack implicated in Belgian attempted murder case, but has yet to issue a verdict

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:40am

Court says suspect in 2015 Paris attack implicated in Belgian attempted murder case, but has yet to issue a verdict.