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Puerto Rico to demolish 16K structures damaged by Maria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 12:13pm

Puerto Rico's government says it plans to demolish 16,000 structures that were heavily damaged by Hurricane Maria nearly two years ago.

Unspeakable grief: 5 members of 1 family killed in Sri Lanka

Shonal Ganguly, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 11:53am

The dark wooden coffins, sitting side by side, attested to one family's unspeakable grief.

Egypt election commission says voters have approved amendments allowing President el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 11:51am

Egypt election commission says voters have approved amendments allowing President el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 .

UN adopts weak resolution on sexual violence in conflict

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 11:13am

Human rights lawyer and activist Amal Clooney is demanding justice for victims of an "epidemic of sexual violence" in conflicts, especially rapes and abuses by Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.

Pakistani policeman assigned to escort polio workers killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 10:42am

Pakistani police say gunmen have killed a policeman assigned to escort polio workers during a three-day nationwide campaign against the crippling disease.

Merkel: Ukraine vote gives leader Zelenskiy 'strong mandate'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 10:33am

Angela Merkel's office says the German chancellor has called Ukraine's president-elect to congratulate him, saying the vote gives him "a strong mandate."

AP Interview: Slovenia leader says EU must counter populism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 10:21am

Slovenia's liberal prime minister, whose government has kept an anti-immigrant party at bay in the small nation, says the European Union needs a new, more efficient leadership to counter populist surge and the mounting influence of Russia and China.

AP Interview: Weber launches EU campaign, backs UK staying

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 10:03am

The leading conservative candidate in next month's European Parliament elections tells The Associated Press that he would like to see Britain stay in the European Union and warned populist parties in Europe that they would have no place in the EU's largest political bloc unless they shared its vision of an "integrated and more ambitious Europe."

33 reported dead in South Africa flooding, mudslides

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 9:51am

South African media report that 33 people are dead from flooding and mudslides in the country's eastern KwaZulu-Natal province.

Zelenskiy wins Ukraine's presidential election with 73%

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 9:33am

Full preliminary results show TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy won Ukraine's presidential election with 73% of the vote.

Authorities: Death toll rises to 30 in Colombia landslide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 9:32am

The death toll in a devastating landslide that flowed over homes in a small community in southwestern Colombia has risen to 30.

Netanyahu calls for new Golan settlement named for Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 9:31am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he wants to name a new settlement in the Golan Heights after President Donald Trump out of gratitude for the White House's recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the territory.

Thai Election Commission to investigate popular politician

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 9:18am

Thailand's state Election Commission has agreed to investigate whether the leader of a popular new political party that ran a strong third in last month's general election may not have been qualified to run as a candidate.

President Trump to pay 3-day state visit to Britain in June

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 9:00am

U.S. President Donald Trump will pay a three-day state visit to Britain as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II in June, Buckingham Palace announced Tuesday — more than two years after Britain extended him an invitation for a pomp-filled ceremonial stay.

Russia's stray polar bear taken back to the wild

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 8:57am

A polar bear which was found roaming around a village in eastern Russia, hundreds of miles away from its usual habitat, has been airlifted back home.

Islamic State group releases photo showing man Sri Lanka says led Easter attackers, asserting its claim on assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 8:56am

Islamic State group releases photo showing man Sri Lanka says led Easter attackers, asserting its claim on assault.

French court rejects call to return its Syria-based citizens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 8:41am

France's most powerful administrative court has refused the demands of Syria-based French women to be repatriated back to French soil with their families.

Berlin businesswoman, feted for driving around world, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 8:35am

Heidi Hetzer, a Berlin businesswoman whose late-in-life decision to drive around the world in an American vintage car won her many fans back home in Germany, has died. She was 81.

Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for terrorism crimes; most Shiites

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 7:44am

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes. It publicly pinned one of the convicted Sunni extremists' bodies and its severed head to a pole as a warning to others.