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Coffins of Easter Sunday bomb blast victims lay at a mass burial ground in Katuwapitiya village in Negombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shake-up after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the president's office said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
April 25, 2019 - 1:16 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka has banned drones and unmanned aircraft as authorities continue controlled detonations of suspicious items four days after a series of suicide bombing attacks killed more than 350 people in and around the capital of Colombo. Sri Lanka's civil aviation authority...
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April 25, 2019 - 1:12 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The chairman of Poland's conservative ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has called the LGBT rights movement a foreign import that threatens the Polish nation. Kaczynski, Poland's most important politician, also said "everyone must accept Christianity" and that questioning the...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows John William King. The white supremacist on Texas death row who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history faces execution for the infamous dragging death nearly 21 years ago of James Byrd Jr., a black man from East Texas. King is scheduled to receive lethal injection Wednesday evening, April 24, 2019. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 12:33 am
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was executed Wednesday in Texas for the dragging death of a black man. John William King, who was white, received a lethal injection for the slaying nearly 21 years ago of James Byrd Jr...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives to meet with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un in Vladivostok, Russia, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Putin and Kim are set to have one-on-one meeting at the Far Eastern State University on the Russky Island across a bridge from Vladivostok. The meeting will be followed by broader talks involving officials from both sides. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
April 25, 2019 - 12:31 am
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 2:20 p.m. President Vladimir Putin has opened his talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying that Russia would like to help support efforts to...
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Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei, right, explains the 5G network system to Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, left, as Mahathir visits to Huawei Executive Briefing Center in Beijing, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Mahathir is in Beijing to attend the Belt and Road Forum which start on this weekend. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 25, 2019 - 12:27 am
BEIJING (AP) — Security is tight and traffic snarled in the Chinese capital as world leaders gather for a conference on Beijing's sweeping "Belt-and-Road" infrastructure initiative. The meeting starting Thursday brings together leaders or envoys from three dozen countries including Malaysia,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2015 file photo, Michael Madsen arrives at the Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Prosecutors have charged Madsen with two misdemeanor counts of drunken driving after the actor drove his SUV into a pole on March 24, 2019. Madsen has not entered a plea, and is scheduled to appear in court May 20. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
April 24, 2019 - 11:46 pm
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday charged Michael Madsen with two misdemeanor counts of drunken driving after the actor drove his SUV into a pole last month. Madsen, 61, has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol within 10 years of another DUI offense and driving with...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows John William King. The white supremacist on Texas death row who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history faces execution for the infamous dragging death nearly 21 years ago of James Byrd Jr., a black man from East Texas. King is scheduled to receive lethal injection Wednesday evening, April 24, 2019. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 11:43 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was executed Wednesday in Texas for the dragging death of a black man. John William King, who was white, received lethal injection for the slaying nearly 21 years ago of James Byrd Jr.,...
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People wait for the Dawn Service ceremony at the Anzac Cove beach, the site of World War I landing of the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) on April 25, 1915, in Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey, early Thursday, April 25, 2019. As dawn broke, families of soldiers, leaders and visitors gathered near former battlefields, honouring thousands of Australians and New Zealanders who fought in the Gallipoli campaign of World War I on the ill-fated British-led invasion. The doomed Allied offensive to secure a naval route from the Mediterranean to Istanbul through the Dardanelles, and take the Ottomans out of the war, resulted in over 130,000 deaths on both sides.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
April 24, 2019 - 11:34 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Thursday played down any potential link between the arrest of a suspected Islamic State group member in Turkey and a World War I battle commemoration attended by hundreds of Australians and New Zealanders at the Gallipoli peninsula. A Syrian...
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In this Wednesday, April 24, 2019, photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, is welcomed by Russian officials on his arrival in Vladivostok, Russia. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 11:09 pm
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Vladivostok for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Thursday's summit reflects Russia's effort to position itself as an essential player in the North Korean nuclear standoff. Kim's first trip to Russia comes about...
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In this Wednesday, April 24, 2019, photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, is welcomed by Russian officials on his arrival in Vladivostok, Russia. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 10:56 pm
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Vladivostok for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Thursday's summit reflects Russia's effort to position itself as an essential player in the North Korean nuclear standoff. Kim's first trip to Russia comes about...
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