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  • UN: High civilian toll in Yemen conflict; at least 550 dead
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 3:33 pm
    With combatants fighting in neighborhoods and Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounding Iran-backed rebels from the sky, Yemen's war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than 550 have been killed in the past month, including 115 children, the U.N. said Friday.
  • Angelina Jolie rips world powers on Syria's refugee crisis
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 3:32 pm
    Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with world powers Friday to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. Security Council for being paralyzed by its division over Syria's four-year conflict.
  • Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 3:16 pm
    The United States, Russia and other Arctic countries looked past Ukraine's civil war and other tensions Friday, vowing to cooperate on preventing oil spills near the North Pole and combating climate change in a region warming faster than any other.
  • Kerry backs Saudi strikes in Yemen as long as Houthis fight
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 3:08 pm
    Secretary of State John Kerry is backing Saudi Arabian airstrikes against Houthi rebels as long as the rebels persist in attacking Yemeni government forces.
  • Romania: robbers trained to steal jewels, cars detained
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 3:08 pm
    Prosecutors detained 14 people Friday who are suspected of belonging to a network of well-dressed robbers who were trained to rob luxury items in Romania and the European Union.
  • Night train kills 14 migrants 'sleeping' on Macedonia tracks
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 2:12 pm
    A group of migrants trying to reach European opportunity via what's billed by smugglers as a "safe" route -- trekking along train tracks through the Balkans -- was hit by an overnight train in a remote river gorge in Macedonia, killing 14.
  • UN envoy on Syria warns that May talks are not negotiations
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 1:56 pm
    The U.N. special envoy on Syria is warning the Security Council that a new series of talks on the conflict that begin next month in Geneva should not be seen as negotiations toward a peace deal.
  • Italy court OKs arrest of suspected smuggler captain, crew
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 1:56 pm
    A judge in Sicily on Friday confirmed the arrest warrants against the suspected captain and crew member of the smuggling boat that capsized in the Mediterranean's worst ever migrant disaster.
  • German Parliament speaker: killings of Armenians genocide
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 1:53 pm
    Germany's parliamentary speaker said Friday that the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks 100 years ago was genocide, and that Germany's own Nazi past makes it important to speak out.
  • Speaker of Canada's Senate, Pierre Claude Nolin, dies at 64
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 1:49 pm
    The Speaker of Canada's Senate, Pierre Claude Nolin, has died after a five-year battle with a rare form of cancer.
  • Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 1:44 pm
    The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks, an event which still stirs bitter feelings as both sides argue over whether to call it genocide.
  • Iraqi general, 3 officers killed in Islamic State ambush
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 1:16 pm
    Fighters from the Islamic State group ambushed an Iraqi army convoy on Friday with a bulldozer packed with explosives, killing the commander of the Iraqi 1st Division and three of his staff officers north of Fallujah, said military officials.
  • 1st round toward final Iran nuke deal ends on positive note
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 12:58 pm
    Diplomats say the first round of Iran nuclear talks aimed at turning a tentative agreement into a final deal has been positive and indicates an agreement can be reached by the June 30 deadline.
  • Italy seeks info from US in drone strike hostage death
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 12:21 pm
    Italy said Friday it wanted more information from the United States about how an Italian aid worker was killed in a U.S. drone strike on the Afghan-Pakistan border as officials sought to explain why it took three months to be told about the "tragic error."
  • Saudi Arabia says IS group behind killing of 2 policemen
    Associated Press | April 24, 2015 12:19 pm
    Two Saudi men operating under orders from members of the extremist Islamic State group in Syria are suspected of being behind the killing of two policemen in the capital Riyadh, the kingdom's Interior Ministry said Friday.