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At least 1 dead after new cyclone tears into Mozambique

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 2:17am

At least one person is reported dead and homes have been destroyed by a powerful cyclone that struck northern Mozambique and continues to dump rain on the region, with the United Nations warning of "massive flooding."

Cambodian schools shorten hours to cope with heat wave

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 2:13am

Cambodian authorities have ordered a one-hour reduction in the length of school days because of concerns that students and teachers may fall ill from a prolonged heat wave.

Sudan's military seeks to keep upper hand despite protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 26th - 2:01am

Sudan's military, which ousted President Omar al-Bashir after months of protests against his 30-year rule, says it intends to keep the upper hand during the country's transitional period to civilian rule.

Sri Lankan authorities say the suspected leader of the Easter attacks died in the Shangri-La hotel bombing.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 11:16pm

Sri Lankan authorities say the suspected leader of the Easter attacks died in the Shangri-La hotel bombing.

Mayor, 2 others slain on highway in Mexico's Veracruz state

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:43pm

A mayor and two others were shot to death as they were traveling in a municipal vehicle on a highway in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz, authorities said Thursday.

Emperor Akihito saw diplomacy as path to make amends for war

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:43pm

Japan's Emperor Akihito has had a lifetime mission: Make amends for a war fought in his father's name.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:40pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden's entry into the presidential race is sparking a debate over the direction of the modern-day Democratic Party. Biden declared in a video that the "soul of the nation" is in peril if President Donald Trump wins re-election. Some Democrats are asking if this is the time for a 76-year-old white male candidate, though Biden feels he could attract support from white working-class people _ a group that is key to Trump's success.

Argentina's Evita remembered through toys for poor children

Debora Rey, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:09pm

A half-deflated leather football, a box of marbles, a ragged doll and a handful of windup cars and trains line the display cabinets in the Evita Museum like ancient relics. These worn-out toys played a vital role in the rise of Peronism in Argentina, one of the most influential movements in Latin America.

Cuban migrants stage mass escape from center in south Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 9:45pm

At least 1,300 mainly Cuban migrants fled on foot from an immigration detention center on Mexico's southern border Thursday in the largest mass escape in recent memory.

Kim Jong Un leaves Russia after summit with Putin

Iuliia Stashevska, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 8:49pm

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paid his respects at a ceremony honoring the war dead Friday before wrapping up a brief and generally successful visit to the Russian Far East for his first summit with President Vladimir Putin.

Sri Lanka says Easter attack leader died in hotel bombing

Emily Schmall and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 8:23pm

The suspected leader of the militant group Sri Lankan authorities said carried out a series of Easter Sunday bombings died in the blast at the Shangri-La hotel, one of six hotels and churches targeted in the attacks that killed at least 250 people, officials said Friday.

US man claims self-defense in Anguilla hotel worker killing

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 7:52pm

A spokeswoman for a U.S. financial adviser charged with killing a hotel worker while on a family vacation in Anguilla said late Thursday that he acted in self-defense and accused the victim of attacking him.

Prince William says New Zealand gunman failed to spread hate

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 6:34pm

Britain's Prince William on Friday visited the two mosques where a gunman last month killed 50 people and said the white supremacist accused of the massacre had failed in his mission to spread hate.

Mexico's crackdown forces migrants to more dangerous routes

Sonia PÉrez D. and Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 6:28pm

José Vallecillo, a 41-year-old metalworker from Honduras, has a good-paying job welding steel freight containers waiting for him in the northern Mexico city of Monterrey, at a factory where he has worked before and the owner invited him to return.

Cuba challenges US to provide proof of Venezuela charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 2:13pm

Cuba challenged the Trump administration Thursday to back up its allegations that the communist government has embedded troops and intelligence agents throughout the administration of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

6 Turkish journalists sent to jail after losing appeals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 12:53pm

Six former journalists and staff of an opposition newspaper in Turkey have returned to prison to serve their sentences after an appeals court confirmed their conviction on terror charges.

The Latest: Official says 25 missing from Venezuelan boat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 12:30pm

The Latest on the boat that sank in the Caribbean Sea (all times local):

Albania opposition blocks highways in its anti-govt protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 12:16pm

Albanian opposition members have blocked national highways in their latest protest of a government they accuse of being corrupt and linked to organized crime, claims the government denies.

Family says Guatemala candidate arrested in US is innocent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 11:56am

The son of a Guatemalan presidential candidate facing drugs and weapons charges in the U.S. said Thursday his father is innocent and is asking lawmakers in the Central American country for an investigation.