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Sri Lanka spy chief blamed for failures before Easter attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:07am

A Sri Lankan parliamentary committee that investigated last April's Easter suicide bombings has concluded that the country's spy chief is primarily responsible for the intelligence failure that led to the deaths of 269 people.

UN creates joint observation posts in Yemen's key port city

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 6:02am

The U.N. says four joint observation posts manned by both forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government and the country's Houthi rebels have been established in a key port city.

Greece: Migrant child killed in boat collision

Costas Kantouris and Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 5:48am

A Greek coast guard patrol boat collided with a dinghy carrying migrants to the island of Kos from Turkey on Wednesday, leaving a child dead and another person missing, authorities said.

Former top general gets a shot at forming Israeli government

Joseph Krauss, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 5:13am

Israel's former military chief Benny Gantz is set to receive an official mandate to form the country's next government but has few options after last month's elections left him in a near tie with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The Latest: German leader shocked at truck deaths, vows help

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:49am

The Latest on the death of 39 people in a truck container in southeastern England (all times local):

Japan's Emperor Naruhito hosts tea party for foreign royals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:39am

Japanese Emperor Naruhito is hosting a tea party at his residence for royals from other countries, thanking them for celebrating his enthronement at a palace ceremony the day before.

UN says 1st local polio case found in Zambia since 1995

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:23am

The World Health Organization says Zambia has reported its first local case of polio since 1995, in a 2-year-old boy paralyzed by a virus derived from the vaccine.

Norway downplays terror fears over injury to toddlers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:10am

Norway's domestic security agency says early investigations into the injury of two toddlers in a stroller on an Oslo sidewalk by a man driving a stolen ambulance "doesn't look like a terrorist incident."

Indian troops kill 3 senior Kashmiri militants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:03am

Indian police say government forces have killed a top militant commander and his two associates in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

The Latest: US troops from Syria to leave Iraq in 4 weeks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 3:52am

The Latest on U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper's visit to Baghdad (all times local):

Iraqi defense minister says after meeting US official that American troops leaving Syria will depart Iraq within 4 weeks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 3:36am

Iraqi defense minister says after meeting US official that American troops leaving Syria will depart Iraq within 4 weeks.

A troubled West African border is extremists' latest target

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 3:01am

Islamic extremists have displaced half a million people this year in the border area between Burkina Faso and Mali as they expand their range in West Africa's Sahel region.

Putin aims to boost Moscow's clout with Russia-Africa summit

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:49am

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted dozens of leaders of African nations Wednesday for the first-ever Russia-Africa summit, reflecting Moscow's new push to expand its clout on the continent and saying there is "enormous potential for growth."

39 people found dead in truck container in southeast England

Gregory Katz and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:49am

Police in southeastern England said 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a large cargo truck believed to have come from Bulgaria.

Heavy rain in northeast Spain kills 1 man, 2 missing

Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:44am

Authorities say one man has died and two people are missing following torrential rain in Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia.

UK police say that 39 have been found dead in a truck container in Essex, southeast England

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:39am

UK police say that 39 have been found dead in a truck container in Essex, southeast England.

The Latest: Turkish troops, Syrian rebels take over town

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:31am

The Latest on the situation in Syria following the Turkish invasion earlier this month into the country's northeast (all times local):

Cairo schools close, day after heavy rainfall causes chaos

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:18am

Egypt has closed schools and universities in Cairo and companies saw only skeletal staff show up at work after heavy rains pummeled parts of the country's capital the previous day, causing massive traffic jams and flooding many key roads.

Lebanese media say Israeli drone shot down over village

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 2:02am

Lebanon's state-run news agency says a Lebanese man shot down an Israeli drone with a hunting rifle near the border village of Kfar Kila.