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UK judge holds new hearing over sick toddler Alfie Evans

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:02pm

A British judge heard a new appeal Tuesday from the parents of a terminally ill British toddler who want to take him to Italy for treatment — something British courts have ruled isn't in the child's interest.

Victim of Toronto van incident was a professional, volunteer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:00pm

The first victim publicly identified after a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk and killed 10 people worked at an investment management firm and enjoyed sports and volunteering.

Armenia's political transition unclear after PM's ouster

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:34am

The abrupt resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan after two weeks of protests against his rule has caught the opposition off guard: The protesters had focused on driving out what they consider a corrupt elite, and seem to lack the structure or the political platform to replace it.

Verdict looms into macabre death of Swedish journalist

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:31am

One of the most talked-about and macabre court cases in recent Danish history is set to conclude Wednesday when the verdict is handed down on whether Peter Madsen tortured and murdered a Swedish journalist during a private submarine trip.

Italian police seize weapons from Spain-bound rental car

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:14am

Police in northern Italy found a small arsenal of Kalashnikovs, pistols and ammunition hidden in the trunk of a rental car and arrested the Bosnian man who was driving it.

Israel cancels expulsions of African migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:06am

The Israeli government has acknowledged it cannot expel African migrants against their will and has canceled all pending deportation orders.

EU official favors Western Balkans integration into the bloc

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:00am

A senior European Union official said Tuesday that a summit next month will reaffirm the "European perspective" of the Western Balkans, a region with fresh memories of war and a long history with Russia.

Spain eyes HQ of EU piracy mission amid Brexit planning

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:26am

Spain looks set to take charge of the European Union's anti-piracy operation off Somalia despite a challenge from Italy, as EU countries compete for the spoils from Britain's departure from the bloc next year.

Toronto driver charged with 10 counts of 1st degree murder

Charmaine Noronha and David R. Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:24am

The 25-year-old suspect who plowed a van into a crowded Toronto sidewalk was ordered held Tuesday on 10 counts of murder and 13 of attempted murder as Canadian authorities and the public sought to make sense of one of the deadliest mass killings in the country's modern history.

Egypt sends former anti-graft chief to prison for 5 years

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:20am

An Egyptian military court on Tuesday convicted the country's former anti-graft chief of insulting the armed forces and sentenced him to five years in prison, according to two defense lawyers.

Suicide bombers kill 6 police, wound 8 troops in Pakistan

Abdul Sattar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:14am

Suicide bombers struck a police vehicle and a security checkpoint in separate attacks Tuesday in the Pakistani city of Quetta, killing six police and wounding eight paramilitary troops, officials said.

Seeking aid abroad, Lebanon uproots Syrian refugees

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:12am

Three years ago, Ahmad Mohsin was forced to relocate his campsite in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley after soldiers raided the community of Syrian refugees where he lived and smashed their belongings. The message was clear, he said: they were not wanted.

Timeline in case of journalist Kim Wall's death on submarine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:48am

Danish inventor Peter Madsen is on trial for the killing of journalist Kim Wall in his submarine. Madsen denies killing Wall and says she died while he was on deck. However, he has admitted dismembering the 30-year-old woman's body before he "buried her at sea."

Italy's high court refuses to release migrant rescue ship

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:46am

Italy's highest court has rejected a request by a German group to release its migrant rescue boat seized eight months ago by prosecutors investigating allegations that non-governmental organizations colluded with migrant smugglers.

2 Indian troops, 4 rebels killed in Kashmir fighting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:28am

A soldier, a counterinsurgency police official and four rebels were killed in a gunfight Tuesday in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, police said, triggering anti-India protests and clashes.

Police say 37 Maoist rebels killed in western India

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:09am

At least 37 Maoist rebels were killed in two gunbattles between troops and insurgents in western India over the last three days, police said Tuesday.

UN says farming should be at heart of Syria reconstruction

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:08am

International efforts to rebuild Syria once the civil war is over should center on agriculture to kick start the economy and quickly improve the livelihoods of the people, a high-level United Nations official said Tuesday.

Judge in Toronto orders 25-year-old suspected van driver held on 10 counts of 1st degree murder, 13 of attempted murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:23am

Judge in Toronto orders 25-year-old suspected van driver held on 10 counts of 1st degree murder, 13 of attempted murder.

Partner arrested in killing of Salvadoran journalist

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:13am

Police in El Salvador have arrested the domestic partner of a journalist killed over the weekend.