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Watchdog warns of humanitarian crisis in Egypt's Sinai

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:38am

A leading international rights group warned Monday of a humanitarian crisis in the northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula amid severe restrictions on the movement of people and goods there due to a massive security operation against Islamic militants.

At least 10 hurt after migrants attacked on Greek island

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:38am

Authorities on the Greek island of Lesbos say at least 10 people were hospitalized and more than 100 detained following a violent protest against migrants who had been camped out at the island's main port for five days.

Spain resumes controversial exhumations near Franco's tomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:26am

Spain's heritage authority says preliminary technical work has resumed on the exhumation of the remains of four Spanish Civil War victims from a complex that pays homage to the late dictator Francisco Franco.

Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 14 troops, policemen

Rahim Faiez and Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:23am

Taliban attacks in western Afghanistan killed 14 soldiers and policemen on Monday as Kabul residents prepared to bury their loved ones slain in a horrific bombing by the Islamic State group that targeted a voter registration center the day before, killing 57.

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam gets 20 years in related case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:13am

A Brussels court on Monday found 2015 Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam and an accomplice guilty of attempted murder over shots fired at police they sought to avoid arrest in a Brussels suburb.

US builds drone base in Niger, crossroads of extremism fight

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:09am

On the scorching edge of the Sahara Desert, the U.S. Air Force is building a base for armed drones, the newest front in America's battle against the growing extremist threat in Africa's vast Sahel region.

EU's Tusk to testify in Poland over president's plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:04am

Top European Union official Donald Tusk said Monday his appearance in a Polish court in a case relating to the 2010 plane crash that killed Poland's president and 95 others is about "important matters."

Yemen detainees in UAE-controlled prison start hunger strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:02am

Dozens of prisoners at a detention center in southern Yemen controlled by the United Arab Emirates say they have started a hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention without charges or trials.

The Latest: Abdeslam, accomplice guilty of attempted murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:57am

The Latest on the trial of Salah Abdeslam and a suspected accomplice in Brussels (all times local):

Census finds increase in Mekong River's Irrawaddy dolphins

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:57am

Cambodia's government and a major conservation group say the number of critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins along a stretch of the Mekong River has increased for the first time in 20 years but the animals still face serious threats.

36 dead, mostly Chinese, in North Korea traffic accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:53am

A traffic accident in North Korea has killed 32 Chinese tourists and four North Koreans, Chinese officials said Monday.

Belgian court convicts Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, accomplice of attempted murder; hands down 20-year sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:51am

Belgian court convicts Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, accomplice of attempted murder; hands down 20-year sentence.

Court says suspect in 2015 Paris attack implicated in Belgian attempted murder case, but has yet to issue a verdict

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:40am

Court says suspect in 2015 Paris attack implicated in Belgian attempted murder case, but has yet to issue a verdict.

Court says the danger emanating from sole surviving suspect in Paris attacks 'remains intact.'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:26am

Court says the danger emanating from sole surviving suspect in Paris attacks 'remains intact.'

2 Palestinians die of wounds sustained in Gaza protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:18am

The Health Ministry in Gaza says two Palestinian youths have died of wounds they sustained in Israeli fire during protests near the Israel-Gaza border.

Yemen officials: Saudi-led airstrike hit wedding, killing 15

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:11am

Yemeni health officials say an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition in the country's north hit a wedding party, killing at least 15 people the previous day.

Sweden's king, Japan's emperor mark 150 years of diplomacy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:03am

Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Japan's Emperor Akihito attended a special exhibit on Swedish natural sciences in Tokyo on Monday to mark 150 years of diplomacy between the countries.

Opposition motion to impeach India's top judge rejected

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:54am

India's vice president on Monday rejected a move by a group of opposition parties to impeach the country's top judge on grounds of misusing his office and bowing to government pressure.

Yemen health officials: Saudi-led coalition bombed a wedding in northern Yemen on Sunday, killing at least 15

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:51am

Yemen health officials: Saudi-led coalition bombed a wedding in northern Yemen on Sunday, killing at least 15.