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Anger spreads across Puerto Rico over lack of basic services

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:41pm

Puerto Rico's Senate has ordered government agencies to explain why tens of thousands of people in rural areas remain without power or appropriate shelter as anger grows about the lack of basic services more than seven months after Hurricane Maria.

Greece to investigate claims over UNICEF branch's finances

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:28pm

A Greek prosecutor has ordered an investigation into allegations of financial mismanagement in the local branch of UNICEF.

Italy's 5-Stars would put alliance with Dems to popular vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:16pm

Italy's populist 5-Star Movement says it's open to finding agreement with the Democratic Party on forming a government, but that its members would have to vote on any such alliance.

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Toronto driver charged with 10 counts of 1st degree murder

Charmaine Noronha and David R. Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:10pm

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.

The Latest: Koreans reportedly among Canada van victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:09pm

The Latest on the incident in which a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk, killing and injuring several people (all times local):

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.

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.

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.