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Sri Lanka's health minister says local militant group is behind Easter Sunday attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 2:44am

Sri Lanka's health minister says local militant group is behind Easter Sunday attacks.

US tells Afghan president Qatar talks best chance for peace

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 1:44am

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called the Afghan president to express disappointment over the indefinite postponement of talks with the Taliban and to condemn the insurgent's latest "spring offensive."

Comic Zelenskiy wins Ukraine presidential vote in landslide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 1:39am

With nearly all the votes counted in Ukraine, TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy is projected to win the country's presidential runoff vote in a landslide.

Sudan tensions escalate after talks with military break down

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 12:03am

Tensions are rising in Sudan after talks broke down between protesters and the country's military rulers who earlier in April ousted President Omar al-Bashir after months of street protests against his rule.

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 11:34pm

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 4:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 10:41pm

Two Australian citizens died and another two were injured in the Sri Lankan bomb blasts. Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the two Australians killed were from the same family and lived in Sri Lanka. Most of the 290 dead were Sri Lankan but the government has confirmed at least 27 foreigners among the dead. The United States, India, Britain, China, Japan and Portugal have confirmed fatalities.

Police say the death toll from the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka has increased to 290

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 9:44pm

Police say the death toll from the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka has increased to 290.

Investigator: 7 suicide attackers behind 6 Sri Lanka blasts

Bharatha Mallawarachi and Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 8:57pm

The coordinated Easter Sunday bombings that ripped through Sri Lankan churches and luxury hotels were carried out by seven suicide bombers, a government investigator said Monday.

Police say investigation into Sri Lanka bombings will examine reports of possible intelligence failures

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 8:52pm

Police say investigation into Sri Lanka bombings will examine reports of possible intelligence failures.

North Macedonia police say 58 migrants found in stopped van

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 3:31pm

Police say officers patrolling a main highway in North Macedonia found 58 migrants packed into a van and detained three men on suspicion of smuggling migrants.

Northern Ireland police free 2 men held in reporter's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 3:23pm

Two teenagers who were arrested in the shooting death of a 29-year-old journalist in Northern Ireland have been released from police custody without being charged.

British, Nigerian nationals shot dead in central Nigeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 2:37pm

Police and the British High Commission say a British woman and a Nigerian citizen have been shot dead in north-central Nigeria.

The Latest: Runoff vote inevitable in North Macedonia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 2:15pm

The Latest on the presidential election in North Macedonia (all times local):

Malian army camp reported attacked near Mauritania border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 1:55pm

Armed men on motorcycles have attacked a Malian army camp and killed an unknown number of people near Mali's border with Mauritania.

The Latest: Sudan protesters halt talks with military

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 1:11pm

The Latest on Sudan, where protests drove long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir from power earlier this month (all times local):

Arab League pledges $100M per month to Palestinian Authority

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 12:19pm

The Arab League has pledged $100 million per month to the Palestinian Authority to make up for funds withheld by Israel because of payments made to the families of Palestinian attackers and prisoners.

An exit poll from Ukraine's presidential election shows comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy winning with 73% of the vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 11:05am

An exit poll from Ukraine's presidential election shows comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy winning with 73% of the vote.

Iran's top leader picks new Revolutionary Guard chief

Amir Vahdat, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 10:05am

Iran's supreme leader on Sunday appointed a new chief of the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard, picking a general with a history of threatening the U.S. just days after America designated the paramilitary force a terrorist organization.

Islamic State group says it's behind attack in Saudi Arabia

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

The Islamic State group says it was behind an attack the previous day on a Saudi security building in the town of Zulfi in which all four gunmen were killed and three security officers were wounded.