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Saudi Arabia says 4 gunmen killed in attempted attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 8:20am

Saudi Arabia says four gunmen were killed and three security officers were wounded in an attack on a security building north of the capital, Riyadh.

Moroccans protest prison sentences of anti-poverty activists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 8:19am

Thousands of demonstrators in Morocco are condemning prison sentences given to the leader of the Hirak Rif anti-poverty movement and dozens of other activists.

Islamic State claims Kabul attack that killed 7

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 8:04am

The Islamic State group's Afghanistan affiliate has claimed a suicide attack in the capital that killed seven people.

Bahrain's king reinstates citizenship of 551 people convicted amid crackdown on dissent in island kingdom

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 7:57am

Bahrain's king reinstates citizenship of 551 people convicted amid crackdown on dissent in island kingdom.

Protesters punch Turkish opposition leader at funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 6:37am

Protesters assaulted the leader of Turkey's main opposition party during a funeral held Sunday for a soldier who was slain during clashes with Kurdish rebels. The politician was not hurt, party officials said.

Outrage after some French protesters urge police suicides

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 6:29am

With French police suicides on the rise, Paris authorities are investigating yellow vest protesters who encouraged police to kill themselves.

Sri Lankan authorities impose 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew after series of blasts that killed at least 190

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 5:34am

Sri Lankan authorities impose 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew after series of blasts that killed at least 190.

Sri Lanka's defense minister says seven suspects have been arrested following series of blasts that killed at least 190

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 5:31am

Sri Lanka's defense minister says seven suspects have been arrested following series of blasts that killed at least 190.

Sri Lanka's deputy transport minister says 190 dead in series of Easter Sunday blasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 5:26am

Sri Lanka's deputy transport minister says 190 dead in series of Easter Sunday blasts.

South Sudan opposition seeks 6-month extension on peace deal

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 5:24am

South Sudan's opposition is calling for a six-month extension to implement next steps in a fragile peace deal as a major deadline approaches next month to form a power-sharing government between the president and his longtime rival.

Sri Lanka military spokesman: 2 more blasts in outskirts of capital, hours after 6 blasts rock churches and hotels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 4:05am

Sri Lanka military spokesman: 2 more blasts in outskirts of capital, hours after 6 blasts rock churches and hotels.

Voters offered rides, food in Egypt referendum on el-Sissi

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 1:31am

Egyptian pro-government media, business people and activists urged a "yes" vote Sunday on constitutional changes that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030. Some voters were offered free rides or food parcels to increase turnout in the national referendum.

Polls open in North Macedonia for presidential election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 11:19pm

Polls opened early Sunday in North Macedonia for a presidential election seen as a key test for the government following the country's changing its name to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Greece over the use of the term "Macedonia".

Ukraine's presidential vote pits comedian against incumbent

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 11:13pm

Ukrainians cast ballots Sunday in a presidential runoff which had the incumbent struggling to fend off a strong challenge by a comedian who denounces corruption and plays the role of president in a TV sitcom.

Sudanese to name civilian council in bid to pressure army

Fay Abuelgasim and Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 11:11pm

Sudanese protest organizers say they will announce a civilian transitional council on Sunday in a bid to "exert more pressure" on the military to hand over power following the overthrow of long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir earlier this month.

Sri Lanka security official says 6 near simultaneous blasts hit 3 churches and 3 hotels frequented by tourists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 11:02pm

Sri Lanka security official says 6 near simultaneous blasts hit 3 churches and 3 hotels frequented by tourists.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 10:45 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 10:41pm

Sri Lanka's foreign ministry says the nationalities of 11 foreigners killed in the Easter Sunday blasts have been verified. They include three Indians, one Portuguese national, two Turkish nationals, three British nationals and two holding U.S. and British nationalities. The statement also says nine foreigners are reported missing.

Frustration grows among migrants in Mexico as support fades

Sonia Perez D., Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 10:03pm

Madison Mendoza, her feet aching and her face burned by the sun, wept as she said she had nothing to feed her 2-year-old son who she'd brought with her on the long trek toward the United States.

UN says attack in central Mali kills peacekeeper from Egypt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 3:28pm

The United Nations secretary-general has condemned an attack on a U.N. convoy in Mali that killed a peacekeeper from Egypt.