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Peru's ex-president and his wife to be released from prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:58pm

A high court in Peru ruled Thursday that former President Ollanta Humala and his wife must be freed from prison while prosecutors investigate their alleged involvement in multi-million dollar kickback schemes.

Poland criticizes US claim that Polish law glorifies Nazism

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:47pm

Polish officials on Thursday criticized the claim of a U.S. congressman that a new Polish law glorifies Nazi collaborators and denies the Holocaust.

Anger erupts in Spain over lesser sexual assault sentences

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:45pm

Protests erupted across Spain Thursday after a court in the northern city of Pamplona 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.

Brazil's indigenous protest to defend their rights, lands

Eraldo Peres and Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:35pm

As many as 2,000 of Brazil's indigenous people marched Thursday through the capital to protest what they say is an unprecedented governmental assault on their rights and lands.

UN envoy urges action to prevent Gaza escalation

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:30pm

The U.N.'s top Mideast envoy warned Thursday that the Gaza Strip is "about to explode" and declared the world "must do everything possible to prevent another war" between Israel and the Palestinians as well as elsewhere in the Mideast.

UN to begin issuing food vouchers to Venezuelan migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:29pm

The World Food Program will begin distributing vouchers to droves of hungry Venezuelan migrants arriving in neighboring Colombia as part of a program similar to that offered to refugees from war-torn nations like Syria.

Plane carrying Rahul Gandhi loses altitude, lands safely

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:20pm

India's main opposition Congress party on Thursday demanded a probe into what it called "suspicious and faulty" performance of a chartered plane that was flying party leader Rahul Gandhi to southern India.

Hamas buries Hamas engineer slain in Malaysia

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:17pm

Thousands of Palestinians joined a mass funeral on Thursday for a Hamas scientist who was gunned down in Malaysia last week, as Hamas' leader accused Israel of killing him and vowed revenge.

Armenians rally against govt; lawmakers to vote on new PM

Yuras Karmanau and Avet Demourian, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:09pm

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

People in Toronto share hugs, tears after deadly van rampage

Tammy Webber and Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:07pm

Strangers in Canada's largest city shared hugs Thursday, and they shed tears together. And many wondered if diverse and cosmopolitan Toronto will be forever altered by a 25-year-old man's deadly rampage with a van along a crowded sidewalk.

Russia parades Syrian 'witnesses' to disprove gas attack

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:49pm

Russia ratcheted up its efforts Thursday to try to disprove that a Syrian town was hit by a poison gas attack, bringing a group of Syrians, including an 11-year-old boy, to the global chemical weapons watchdog's headquarters to denounce the reports as fake.

Toddler Alfie Evans' parents say they'll work with doctors

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:33pm

The father of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans said Thursday that he would work with doctors to give his son "dignity and comfort," as he called for a truce in a divisive case that has pitted doctors and the British courts against Alfie's parents, Christian groups and the pope.

Israel: 9 teenagers die in flash floods; 1 still missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:06pm

Flash floods killed nine Israeli teenagers who were hiking south of the Dead Sea on Thursday, Israel's rescue service said.

The Latest: US envoy to UN denounces use of 'human shields'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:20pm

The Latest on a meeting at the U.N. Security Council on the Mideast and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local):

The Latest: Hamas buries, vows revenge for slain engineer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:45am

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

The Latest: Israel says 9 teens died in flash floods

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:32am

The Latest on the deadly flash floods in Israel (all times local):

Greece releases 1st of 8 Turkish servicemen seeking asylum

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:29am

Greek authorities have released from custody one of the eight Turkish servicemen who fled to the country in a military helicopter seeking asylum, just after Turkey's failed military coup in 2016.

Official: Israel will strike Tehran if Iran attacks Tel Aviv

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:27am

Israel's defense minister said in an interview published Thursday that his country will strike Tehran if attacked by archenemy Iran, escalating an already tense war of words between the two adversaries.

UK drops alcohol charges against 2 Canadian pilots

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:23am

Prosecutors have dropped charges against two Canadian pilots accused of preparing to fly a commercial aircraft while under the influence of alcohol after their blood samples were mistakenly destroyed at a Scottish prison.