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Sri Lanka bombing victims were from at least 12 countries

Apr. 23, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — More than 300 people were killed in bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Sri Lankan authorities say at least 31 foreigners died in the attacks. Some details on the victims: ___ SRI LANKA The vast majority of the victims were Sri Lankan, many from the...

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

Apr. 23, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — 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. Although the vaccine only protects about one third of children who are immunized, those who get...

UK's May under fire as Parliament returns from Brexit break

Apr. 23, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faced renewed pressure Tuesday from her restive Conservative Party to resign as lawmakers returned to Parliament — and to Brexit wrangling — after an 11-day Easter break. Britain's European Union exit, long scheduled to take place last month,...

World stocks mixed, oil soars on Iran sanctions fears

Apr. 23, 2019 5:07 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks were mixed on Tuesday ahead of the release of U.S. housing data and more earnings reports. Oil prices soared to their highest level since October on supply fears, after the Trump administration said it would soon impose sanctions on all buyers of Iranian oil. Markets across...

N Ireland: Woman arrested in slaying of journalist McKee

Apr. 23, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Northern Ireland Police Service said Tuesday they have arrested a woman under the Terrorism Act in connection with the slaying of journalist Lyra McKee. The arrest of the 57-year-old under the Terrorism Act came as an Irish Republican Army splinter group admitted that one of its...

New photos mark 1st birthday of Britain's Prince Louis

Apr. 23, 2019 4:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have released new photos of their youngest child Prince Louis to celebrate his first birthday. Prince Louis reached the milestone on Tuesday. The photos, taken by Kate, show him playing in the garden of the family's home in Norfolk, on England's...

The Latest: Woman arrested in killing of N Ireland reporter

Apr. 23, 2019 3:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a journalist in Northern Ireland (all times local): 8:50 a.m. The Northern Ireland Police Service says they have arrested a woman under the Terrorism Act in the slaying of journalist Lyra McKee. The 57-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday under the terrorism act....

Northern Ireland Police Service says it has arrested a woman in the slaying of journalist Lyra McKee

Apr. 23, 2019 3:49 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland Police Service says it has arrested a woman in the slaying of journalist Lyra McKee.

Scottish man gets 42 ½ years in prison in molestation case

Apr. 23, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Scottish man who pleaded guilty to molesting four boys in Pima County in 2014 has been sentenced to 42 1/2 years in prison. The Arizona Daily Star reports that 22-year-old Jordan Kemlo also was sentenced to lifetime probation on Monday. He was convicted last month of five felony...

Sri Lanka bombing victims were from at least 12 countries

Apr. 22, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 290 people were killed in bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Sri Lankan authorities say at least 31 foreigners died in the attacks. Some details on the victims: SRI LANKA: The vast majority of the victims were Sri Lankan, many from the island...