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Russia parades Syrian 'witnesses' to disprove gas attack

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:59am

Russian diplomats brought alleged "witnesses" from Syria, including an 11-year-old child, to the headquarters of the global chemical weapons watchdog in the Netherlands to disprove allegations of a chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government.

Romanian president blasts PM's "secret" Israel trip

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:59am

Romania's president has slammed the country's prime minister for embarking on a visit to Israel without his authorization.

Grief on display at memorial to Canada van attack victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:51am

A makeshift memorial has become a gathering point for mourners grieving for people killed when a van driver plowed into pedestrians on a crowded Toronto sidewalk.

UK prosecutors drop charges against 2 Canadian pilots

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:51am

Prosecutors have dropped charges against two Canadian pilots accused of preparing to fly a commercial aircraft while under the influence of alcohol after their blood samples were mistakenly destroyed at a Scottish prison.

The Latest: Palestinian UN envoy slams Israel over Gaza

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:37am

The Latest on a meeting at the U.N. Security Council on the Mideast and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local):

Italy reports 'positive' talks on 5-Star-Democratic alliance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:19am

Italy reported the first glimpse of progress on forming a possible government after inconclusive March 4 elections, with the latest round of exploratory talks between the populist 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democrats yielding a "positive outcome."

UN envoy urges action to prevent Gaza escalation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:19am

The U.N.'s top Mideast envoy says the Gaza Strip is "a powder keg" and declared that the world "must do everything possible to prevent another war" between Israel and the Palestinians and elsewhere in the Mideast.

Tense Russia ties, Afghan peace hopes top NATO agenda

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:03am

NATO will hold its last major meeting in its old headquarters on Friday, with talks focused on strained ties with Russia, a fresh peace effort in Afghanistan and a new training mission for Iraq.

Israeli police: Hikers injured, missing after flash floods

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:52am

Israeli police say several young people are missing and others have been injured after a group of hikers was caught in flash floods south of the Dead Sea.

Body of slain Hamas engineer returned to Gaza

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:47am

The body of a Hamas scientist who was gunned down in Malaysia last week was returned to the Gaza Strip on Thursday for burial.

Police find 5 bodies in Mexican resort city of Cancun

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:47am

Mexican prosecutors say they are investigating the identity of five men whose bodies were stuffed into a car in the resort city of Cancun.

Rwandans shocked by discovery of genocide-era mass graves

Ignatius Ssuuna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:09am

Mass graves that authorities say could contain more than 2,000 bodies have been discovered in Rwanda nearly a quarter-century after the country's genocide, and further graves are being sought nearby.

Egyptian president offers sympathy after heavy rains

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:01am

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has expressed sympathy with people affected by the rare heavy rains over the past two days.

The Latest: Hamas scientist's body back in Gaza for funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:43am

The Latest on developments surrounding the killing of a Palestinian in Malaysia (all times local):

Alfie Evans' parents to meet doctors in bid to take him home

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:39am

The father of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans said Thursday that he plans to meet doctors to discuss taking his son home from a British hospital.

Anger erupts in Spain over lesser sexual assault sentences

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:35am

Women's rights groups protested Thursday after a court in northern Spain sentenced five men to nine years each in prison for the lesser crime of sexual abuse in what activists saw as a gang rape during the 2016 running of the bulls festival in Pamplona.

Afghan officials: Taliban attack kills at least 7 soldiers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:34am

A Taliban attack on an Afghan army security post in the country's northern Kunduz province has killed at least seven soldiers, a defense spokesman said Thursday.

Kim, Moon summit is only the third between divided Koreas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:25am

The summit Friday between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is only the third time that the leaders of the divided Koreas have met in the 65 years since the end of the Korean War.

Groups protest Romania's plan to get rid of 2,000 bears

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:17am

The government says Romania should reduce the number of brown bears by 2,000 in the next decade to protect the existing bear population.