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Monitor: IS claims to have set up its own Africa province

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 2:43pm

A group that monitors jihadist websites says the Islamic State extremist group is claiming to have established a province in central Africa.

Nigeria tribunal bans high court's chief justice from office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 1:20pm

A tribunal in Nigeria has ordered the country's chief justice removed from the bench and banned him from holding public office for 10 years.

Italy: Gravestone maker accused of hiding drugs at cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 12:53pm

Italian police say officers found more than a kilogram (2.4 pounds) of cocaine allegedly hidden at a Rome cemetery and arrested a 42-year-old gravestone maker.

3 climbers presumed dead after Banff avalanche

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 12:48pm

Outdoor apparel company The North Face said Thursday three members of its Global Athlete Team are presumed dead after an avalanche in Alberta's Banff National Park.

Greece: Anarchist group claims grenade at Russian Consulate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 11:47am

An anarchist group has claimed responsibility for a hand grenade that caused minor damage to the Russian Consulate in Athens.

Peru ponders corruption probe's cost after shocking suicide

Franklin Briceno and Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 11:21am

The suicide of former President Alan Garcia shocked Peruvians and sparked a debate swirling Thursday on television channels and in newspaper columns: What will be the price of the country's painful reckoning with corruption?

Romanian justice minister resigns after losing party support

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:37am

Romania's justice minister says he is resigning after losing the support of the governing Social Democratic Party.

Police official: Investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused Notre Dame Cathedral fire.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:12am

Police official: Investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused Notre Dame Cathedral fire.

Widows, ace guide to climb Everest to honor Sherpas

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:09am

Five years after one of the deadliest disasters on Mount Everest, three people from Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community are preparing an ascent to raise awareness about the Nepalese mountain guides who make it possible for hundreds of foreign climbers to scale the mountain and survive.

Human rights groups highlight rise in Greek minority attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:08am

A report by human rights groups says the number of violent attacks on minorities in Greece increased in 2018, and the authors are expressing concern that divisive campaign rhetoric ahead of European and national elections this year could lead to a further rise.

Ethiopia crash victims' relatives mark 40 days of mourning

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:07am

Dozens of relatives of the 157 people who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash have gathered to end 40 days of mourning according to Ethiopian Orthodox tradition.

Qatari official: Afghan talks postponed indefinitely

Kathy Gannon and Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:06am

A first round of Afghan-to-Afghan peace talks that would have seen Taliban and government officials sit together for the first time were postponed indefinitely Thursday after a falling out over who should attend.

Uganda's top court upholds age law benefiting longtime ruler

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 9:48am

Uganda's top court has upheld a law that removed an age limit for the presidency and cleared the way for President Yoweri Museveni to extend his long rule.

London climate-change protesters to disrupt Heathrow Airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:44am

Environmental protesters who have blocked London roads and bridges for more than three days said Thursday they plan to take their civil disobedience campaign to Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, at the start of the Easter holiday weekend.

Assange friend jailed by Ecuador says case will collapse

Gonzalo Solano and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:39am

A Swedish programmer friendly with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he's confident the allegations that have him jailed in Ecuador lack substance and "will collapse."

Ukraine election: The president vs. guy who plays one on TV

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:35am

Ukraine's presidential runoff Sunday is a battle between a billionaire tycoon who rode anti-Russian protests to the nation's top office five years ago and a comedian who plays a president in a TV sitcom. Improbably, the actor appears poised to win.

Ex-SS guard charged with 5,230 counts of accessory to murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:28am

A former Nazi guard has been charged with 5,230 counts of accessory to murder at the Stutthof concentration camp during the final months of World War II, German prosecutors said Thursday.

Egypt opposition urges "No" vote to extend president's term

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:27am

A coalition of opposition political parties Thursday called on Egyptian voters to reject proposed constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030.

Animal welfare group and Albania quarrel over 3 lions' fate

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:02am

An international animal welfare group was locked in a dispute with the Albanian government Thursday over three lions that were removed from a private zoo but not been taken to their new home in the Netherlands.