Voting begins in 3rd phase of India’s national elections

April 23, 2019

Voting begins in 3rd phase of India’s national elections…

Seaside Sri Lanka town known for its churches is in mourning

April 23, 2019

Seaside Sri Lankan town known for its churches and tolerance is a town of mourning after Easter attacks…

At least four Americans are among the dead in Sri Lanka bombings, State Department confirms

April 23, 2019

At least 290 people are dead and 500 are injured.…

North Korea’s Kim to meet Putin at crucial diplomatic moment

April 23, 2019

North Korea confirms leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin in a summit that comes at a crucial moment for tenuous diplomacy meant to rid the North of its nuclear arsenal…

Myanmar Supreme Court to rule on appeal of Reuters reporters

April 23, 2019

Myanmar’s Supreme Court is to rule on the appeal of 2 Reuters journalists who were sentenced to 7 years in prison for their reporting on the military’s brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims…

Sri Lanka bombing victims were from at least 12 countries

April 23, 2019

Sri Lanka bombing victims included at least 31 foreigners from at least 12 countries…

Attack give-and-take in four-way Spanish electoral debate

April 22, 2019

Four contenders to become the next Spanish prime minister exchanged heated attacks while slipping in campaign pledges during the first of two televised live debates ahead of Sunday’s general election…

North Korea leader Kim to meet with Putin in Russia

April 22, 2019

North Korean state media says leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia and meet with President Vladimir Putin…

The Latest: Man recalls death of daughter, wife in blast

April 22, 2019

A man whose Australian wife and only child died in a bomb blast in a Sri Lanka church said he walked out ahead of his family moments before the explosion…

Sri Lankan police investigating obscure local Islamist group in Easter Sunday bombings

April 22, 2019

Questions about the government’s failure to act on prior intelligence are growing.…

Sri Lanka victims: Citizens of at least 12 countries killed

April 22, 2019

At least 39 foreign tourists among Sri Lanka fatalities…

Avianca Brasil gives up 18 planes, cancels 1,045 flights

April 22, 2019

Avianca Brasil is canceling more than 1,045 domestic flights this week because it has to return 18 aircraft to leasing agencies…

Sri Lanka military gets special powers after deadly bombings

April 22, 2019

Sri Lanka’s president gave the military sweeping police powers after the Easter bombings that killed nearly 300 people…

Mexican police detain hundreds of Central American migrants

April 22, 2019

Mexican police and immigration agents have detained hundreds of Central American migrants in the largest single raid on a migrant caravan since the groups started moving through Mexico last year…

Mexican police investigated in deadly fall from building

April 22, 2019

Authorities in the northern Mexico state of Nuevo Leon are investigating five law enforcement officers for their alleged involvement in the death of a man who fell from the 14th floor of a building…

Quake sways buildings in Mexico City; some evacuations

April 22, 2019

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake in southern Mexico has caused tall buildings to sway in the Mexican capital, prompting hundreds of office workers to briefly evacuate along a central avenue…

Libyan force slows Tripoli push over concerns for civilians

April 22, 2019

Libyan commander slows down his force’s push on Tripoli, citing concerns for civilians…

Egyptians get food parcels and free rides to keep President Sissi in power longer

April 22, 2019

A three-day referendum on constitutional amendments, including one to extend Sissi’s term, ended Monday.…

Vietnam just observed its highest temperature ever recorded: 110 degrees, in April

April 22, 2019

Temperatures are normally in the 80s at this time of year.…

Sri Lanka’s gantlet of grief: Home after modest home turned into makeshift funeral parlors

April 22, 2019

Grief mingles with fear for a Christian minority that had enjoyed peaceful coexistence for years.…

He promised ‘hugs, not bullets.’ Now Mexico’s AMLO is facing an outcry over soaring violence.

April 22, 2019

A brutal birthday-party massacre has become a problem for Andrés Manuel López Obrador.…

Philippine quake knocks over building; at least 3 dead

April 22, 2019

A strong earthquake killed three people and trapped several others in a collapsed building that housed a supermarket in a northern Philippine province, where an international airport terminal was closed due to damage…

Cyprus lake, mineshaft searched for bodies after 2 found

April 22, 2019

Police investigators in Cyprus have searched a flooded mineshaft and a lake while investigating the slayings of two women whose bodies were found in the abandoned tunnel…

Israel to honor Pittsburgh Jewish leader after deadly attack

April 22, 2019

Israel has announced it will honor the head of the Pittsburgh Jewish community during next month’s Independence Day celebrations…

The Latest: Ukraine’s routed leader vows to reclaim office

April 22, 2019

The outgoing president of Ukraine is telling supporters he plans to try to win the job back in a future election…

Report: Over 4,300 vacate Syria displaced camp

April 22, 2019

Syrian state media is reporting that more than 4,300 residents of a remote displaced people’s camp near the border with Jordan have returned to government-controlled areas over the last month…

After winning Ukraine’s presidency, actor who played the part on TV faces reality 

April 22, 2019

The politically untested Zelensky faces enormous challenges in a country weighed down by war with Russian-backed separatists and endemic corruption.…

Sri Lanka blames local Islamist extremist group for Easter bombings that killed 290; U.S. offers FBI assistance in probe

April 22, 2019

Authorities say the \National Thowheed Jamaath group may have had foreign help.…

Sri Lanka is all too familiar with suicide bombing

April 22, 2019

Sri Lankans did not invent suicide bombing, but this deadly method of attack was a gruesome staple of the country for decades.…

U.S. to impose sanctions on allies in drive to push Iranian oil sales to zero

April 22, 2019

The secretary of state said the Trump administration will not grant waiver extensions that would allow countries to keep buying oil.…

Mexico sees homicides rise by 9.7% in first quarter

April 22, 2019

Mexico sees homicides rise by 9.7% in first quarter; president says murder rate is “stabilizing”…

Polish church condemns beating of Jewish effigy in Poland

April 22, 2019

The World Jewish Congress voices ‘disgust and outrage’ following that effigy made to look like a stereotypical Jew was hanged and burned in a Polish town as part of an Easter ritual…

US voices disappointment at delay in Afghan talks

April 22, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Afghanistan’s president over the weekend to express Washington’s disappointment over the indefinite postponement of Afghan talks with the Taliban…

Myanmar Supreme Court to rule on appeal of Reuters reporters

April 22, 2019

Myanmar’s Supreme Court is to rule Tuesday on the appeal of two Reuters journalists who were sentenced to seven years in prison for their reporting on the military’s brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims…

Powerful earthquake shakes Philippines, killing 5 north of Manila

April 22, 2019

Manila residents described it as the strongest quake in years, and Clark International Airport, about 50 miles northwest of Manila on the main island of Luzon, had to be closed after part of its ceiling caved in.…

Christianity under attack? Sri Lanka church bombings stoke far-right anger in the West.

April 22, 2019

The theme of Christianity under attack has been a recurring one for many activists in the United States and Europe.…

Iran announces joint border security force with Pakistan

April 22, 2019

Iran’s president says a new joint security force will be formed with Pakistan to combat militants based along the two countries’ shared border…

The Latest: Austrian leader slams anti-migrant poem

April 22, 2019

Austria’s leader is demanding that an anti-migration party which serves as his junior coalition partner distance itself from a poem that compared migrants with rats.…

In Venezuela, women sell hair as another way to get by

April 22, 2019

More Venezuelan women in poor areas are selling their hair, as demands of daily survival force them to abandon self-care associated with a country known globally for success in beauty pageants…

Stocks open broadly lower, but energy sector gains with oil

April 22, 2019

The price of crude oil surged Monday after the U.S. moved to further block Iranian oil exports.…

Comic who vowed to unite Ukraine wins votes in east and west

April 22, 2019

Political mandates don’t get much more powerful than the one Ukrainian voters gave comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy…

Sri Lanka’s bloody Easter puts spotlight on a new terror threat

April 22, 2019

Experts suspect the deadly series of bombings can’t just be the work of “local” actors.…

For Christians in Sri Lanka, violence is at once old and new

April 22, 2019

The Christian minority faces violence and discrimination in Sri Lanka, but attacks on this scale are without precedent.…

Kremlin rejects Mueller report, calling it inconclusive, harmful to U.S.-Russia ties

April 22, 2019

The report “still does not present any conclusive evidence of alleged interference” by Russia in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a Kremlin spokesman said.…

After attacks, Sri Lanka president gives military sweeping war-time powers to detain and arrest suspects as of midnight

April 22, 2019

After attacks, Sri Lanka president gives military sweeping war-time powers to detain and arrest suspects as of midnight…

Turkey: 9 detained in opposition leader’s assault at funeral

April 22, 2019

Turkey’s interior minister says nine people have been detained in the assault of an opposition party leader, who was hit during a soldier’s funeral…

Migrants in Greece turn up at border agents’ doorstep

April 22, 2019

Greek authorities say dozens of asylum-seekers have turned up at the front door of European border agency, or Frontex, employees helping police Greece’s northeastern border with Turkey…

Sri Lanka timeline: How eight explosions wrought devastation on Easter Sunday

April 22, 2019

Across Sri Lanka on Sunday morning, travelers and worshipers awoke to celebrate a holy resurrection. Then the explosions began.…

Incendiary devices thrown at Turkish consulate in Zurich

April 22, 2019

Swiss police say two incendiary devices have been thrown at the Turkish consulate general in Zurich and three youths have been arrested…

China criticizes US effort to reduce Iran oil sales

April 22, 2019

China criticizes Washington’s decision to tell other governments to stop buying Iranian oil or face sanctions…

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