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The Latest: FBI says it's aiding Sri Lanka investigation

Apr. 22, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 1:42 a.m. The FBI says it's providing assistance in the investigation into the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka. An FBI spokeswoman confirmed the aid on Monday but did not elaborate on what specific help was...

Britain's Prince Louis a baby no more, turning 1 on Tuesday

Apr. 22, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The youngest child of Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, is about to celebrate his first birthday. Prince Louis will mark the milestone on Tuesday. He is fifth in line to the throne, behind his grandfather, Prince Charles, his father, Prince William, his brother, Prince George, and...

Sri Lanka military gets special powers after deadly bombings

Apr. 22, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president gave the military sweeping police powers starting Tuesday in the wake of the Easter bombings that killed nearly 300 people, while officials disclosed that intelligence agencies had warned weeks ago of the possibility of an attack by the radical Muslim group...

Sri Lanka victims: Citizens of at least 12 countries killed

Apr. 22, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 290 people were killed in a series of nine bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Sri Lankan authorities say at least 30 foreigners died in the attacks. A look at some of the countries whose citizens were among the victims: SRI LANKA: The vast...

The Latest: UK intercepts total of 36 migrants in Channel

Apr. 22, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants in Europe (all times local): 6:15 p.m. British officials have intercepted a total of 36 migrants trying to cross the English Channel in small boats. The Coastguard and the Border Force said the migrants were stopped in three separate incidents...

Notre Dame fire was a warning bell. But will Europe listen?

Apr. 22, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It's a thin line where the patina of age on Europe's countless monuments gives way to the onset of neglect. Like with so many loved ones, all is assumed to be fine, until suddenly it's not. In the wake of the fire last week that gutted Notre Dame, questions are being raised about the state of...

UK police say 1,065 climate protesters arrested in last week

Apr. 22, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police say more than 1,000 people have been arrested since mass climate change protests began in London one week ago. Police said Monday the arrest total stands at 1,065 since Extinction Rebellion set out to paralyze parts of central London to emphasize the need for sharp reductions...

Harry and Meghan's royal baby: Questions asked and answered

Apr. 22, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The time is drawing near for the impending birth of the first child for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. The couple is keeping many details about Meghan's pregnancy and birth plan private and say they don't know the baby's gender yet. Here are some key points about...

Northern Ireland police free 2 men held in reporter's death

Apr. 21, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two teenagers who were arrested in the shooting death of a 29-year-old journalist in Northern Ireland have been released from police custody without being charged. Police let the 18- and 19-year-old men go Sunday night and appealed to anyone with information about whoever killed Lyra McKee to...

Liverpool returns to top spot; Everton humiliates Man United

Apr. 21, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Before returning to the top of the Premier League, Liverpool got to savor a Manchester United humiliation. Now, unusually, Liverpool needs a swift recovery by its great rival after United's despair at being routed 4-0 by Everton on Sunday. Liverpool's hopes of ending a 29-year English title...