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Sri Lanka's prime minister warns there are more explosives, militants 'out there' after Easter suicide bombings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 7:03am

Sri Lanka's prime minister warns there are more explosives, militants 'out there' after Easter suicide bombings .

UN: Malawi is 1st nation to use malaria vaccine to help kids

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 23rd - 6:57am

The World Health Organization says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunizing children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease.

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The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 23rd - 6:41am

The office of New Zealand's prime minister says she is aware of comments linking Sri Lanka's Easter bombings to the mosque attacks in Christchurch, though it hasn't "seen any intelligence upon which such an assessment might be based." The statement came Tuesday after Sri Lanka's minister of defense made the claim to Parliament, without offering evidence. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's office said it understood "the Sri Lankan investigation into the attack is in its early stages."

President Trump to pay state visit to Britain in June

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 23rd - 6:35am

U.S. President Donald Trump will pay a state visit to Britain in June as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday.

The Latest: Woman arrested in killing of N Ireland reporter

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 23rd - 6:34am

The Latest on the killing of a journalist in Northern Ireland (all times local):

Militants blamed in Sri Lanka attacks had incendiary leader

Jon Gambrell and Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 23rd - 6:23am

The purported leader of an Islamic extremist group blamed for an Easter attack in Sri Lanka that killed over 320 people began posting videos online three years ago calling for non-Muslims to be "eliminated," faith leaders said Tuesday.

Polish teachers' strike shines light on country's divisions

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 23rd - 6:19am

Teachers from across Poland gathered in Warsaw on Tuesday to demand higher wages in a dispute that is emerging as another political fissure in a deeply divided society.

Protective tarps set to be installed over Notre Dame

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 5:57am

The man in charge of the restoration of the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral says he has appointed professional mountain climbers to install temporary tarps over the building to offset potential rain damage.

Sri Lanka, like world, again sees scourge of suicide attacks

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 23rd - 5:43am

The Easter attacks in Sri Lanka are a bloody echo of decades past in the South Asian island nation, when militants inspired by attacks in the Lebanese civil war helped develop the suicide bomb vest.

Buckingham Palace: U.S. President Donald Trump to pay state visit to Britain in June as guest of Queen Elizabeth II

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 5:26am

Buckingham Palace: U.S. President Donald Trump to pay state visit to Britain in June as guest of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Latest: New Zealand: No intel linking Sri Lanka bombings

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 23rd - 5:19am

The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local):

Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

Aung Naing Soe, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 23rd - 4:54am

Myanmar's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

Singapore PM promotes likely successor in Cabinet reshuffle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 4:44am

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has named a deputy in a Cabinet reshuffle, in a possible indication of his successor.

Japan's PM vows to help France in rebuilding Notre Dame

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 4:41am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pledging to help France rebuild the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral.

China's Xi urges closer naval ties amid regional tensions

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 23rd - 4:37am

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged closer ties among the world's navies on Tuesday, amid tensions over China's rapid expansion of its naval forces and forceful assertions of territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Indonesia 'shocked' by Malaysian's acquittal in maid's death

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 23rd - 4:29am

Indonesia's government says it was shocked by Malaysia's acquittal of a woman charged with the death of her Indonesian maid, in case that has sparked public outrage over alleged abuse.

Iranian parliament labels entire US military as terrorist

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 23rd - 4:27am

Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that labels all U.S. military forces as terrorist, state TV reported, a day after Washington ratcheted up pressure on Tehran by announcing that no country would any longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if it continues to buy Iranian oil.

Official in Austria quits over poem comparing migrants, rats

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 23rd - 4:14am

Austria's vice chancellor said Tuesday that a member of his party will resign after penning a poem that compared migrants to rats, drawing widespread criticism and angering Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.

Former French PM Fillon and wife to stand corruption trial

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 4:11am

Investigating judges have ordered that former Prime Minister Francois Fillon and his wife stand trial on corruption charges, a judicial official said on Tuesday.