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In this April 5, 2018 photo, a man removes rubble from his house that was damaged during fighting between U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters and Islamic State militants, in Raqqa, Syria. Amnesty International and Airwars, a London-based watchdog group, said Thursday, April 25, 2019, that the U.S.-led coalition killed more than 1,600 civilians in the northern Syria city of Raqqa during months of bombardment that liberated it from the Islamic State group. They said the toll came after the “most comprehensive investigation into civilian deaths in a modern conflict.” (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
April 25, 2019 - 1:26 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition killed more than 1,600 civilians in the northern Syria city of Raqqa during months of bombardment that liberated it from the Islamic State group, far more than the number announced earlier by the U.S.-led coalition, Amnesty International and a London-based...
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Father Niroshan Perera places a cross during the funeral service of Dhami Brandy, 13, who was killed during Easter Sunday's bomb blast at St. Sebastian Church, in Negombo, Sri Lanka Thursday, April 25, 2019. The U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka warned Thursday that places of worship could be targeted for militant attacks over the coming weekend, as police searched for more suspects in the Islamic State-claimed Easter suicide bombings that killed over 350 people. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
April 25, 2019 - 1:25 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Thursday lowered the death toll from the Easter suicide bombings by nearly one-third, to 253, as authorities hunted urgently for a least five more suspects and braced for the possibility of more attacks in the coming days. In rolling back the number of dead...
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In this April 5, 2018 photo, a man removes rubble from his house that was damaged during fighting between U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters and Islamic State militants, in Raqqa, Syria. Amnesty International and Airwars, a London-based watchdog group, said Thursday, April 25, 2019, that the U.S.-led coalition killed more than 1,600 civilians in the northern Syria city of Raqqa during months of bombardment that liberated it from the Islamic State group. They said the toll came after the “most comprehensive investigation into civilian deaths in a modern conflict.” (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
April 25, 2019 - 1:09 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition killed more than 1,600 civilians in the northern Syria city of Raqqa during months of bombardment that liberated it from the Islamic State group, far more than the number announced earlier by the U.S.-led coalition, Amnesty International and a London-based...
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Honduran migrants Sandra Montoya, her husband Jose Vallecillo and their daughter Brittany rest on the railroad track before a freight train leaves Arriaga, Chiapas state, Mexico, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The train known as “The Beast” is once again rumbling through the night loaded with people headed toward the U.S. border after a raid on a migrant caravan threatened to end the practice of massive highway marches through Mexico. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
April 25, 2019 - 1:07 pm
ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — José Vallecillo, a 41-year-old metalworker from Las Manos, Honduras, has a good-paying job welding steel freight containers waiting for him in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, at a factory where he's worked before and the owner invited him to return. But getting there...
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Cypriot investigators and police officers search a flooded mineshaft where two female bodies were found, outside of Mitsero village, near the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, April 22, 2019. Police on the east Mediterranean island nation, along with the help of the fire service, are conducting the search Monday in the wake of last week's discovery of the bodies in the abandoned mineshaft and the disappearance of the six year-old daughter of one of the victims. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
April 25, 2019 - 12:41 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on the slayings of Filipino women in Cyprus: (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Two law enforcement officials in Cyprus say a double-homicide suspect told investigators he killed seven people, five women and two girls. A police official said Thursday that the suspect, a...
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April 25, 2019 - 12:26 pm
BEACH PARK, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a chemical leak in a north suburban Chicago community (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Authorities say 37 people have been hospitalized due to an ammonia leak in a Chicago suburb. Lake County Sheriff's spokesman Christopher Covelli says three law enforcement...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, former Penn State President Graham Spanier departs after his sentencing hearing at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. A federal judge will consider ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier's argument that his conviction should be thrown out, a week before he's due to report to jail. The hearing Thursday, April 25, 2019, concerns Spanier's argument he was wrongly convicted in Pennsylvania state court for mishandling a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky under a version of the law that wasn't in place at that time. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 25, 2019 - 12:05 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State President Graham Spanier is asking a federal magistrate judge to overturn his conviction, less than a week before he is scheduled to start serving two months in jail. Spanier was in a Scranton, Pennsylvania, courthouse Thursday as his lawyers argued it...
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Cypriot special Rescue Forces loaded a special camera inside a flooded mineshaft where two female bodies were found, outside of Mitsero village near capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, April 22, 2019. Police on the east Mediterranean island nation, along with the help of the fire service, are conducting the search Monday in the wake of last week's discovery of the bodies in the abandoned mineshaft and the disappearance of the six year-old daughter of one of the victims. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
April 25, 2019 - 11:44 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A police investigation into the slayings of two Filipino women whose bodies were found in an abandoned mineshaft in Cyprus widened Thursday after investigators connected a military officer detained as a suspect to a third woman from the Philippines who vanished 16 months ago...
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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe takes a question during an interview with the Associated Press at his office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Wickremesinghe has acknowledged to The Associated Press that minority Ahmadi Muslims who are refugees from Pakistan have faced attacks since the Easter bombings. He said Thursday that security forces were trying to help the Ahmadis. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
April 25, 2019 - 11:42 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's prime minister said Thursday that suspects linked to the coordinated Easter Sunday bomb attacks remain at large and could have access to explosives. Some of the suspects "may go out for a suicide attack," Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in an interview...
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Ahmadi Muslim refugees eat a meal at a community center that they took refuge in Pasyala, north east of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims from Pakistan who sought refuge in Sri Lanka now huddle together in fear following attacks and harassment after the Easter bombings. They are just some of the Muslims scared the Islamic State-claimed assault will bring both government and mob retaliation. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
April 25, 2019 - 11:11 am
PASYALA, Sri Lanka (AP) — After fleeing their homes in Pakistan over militant attacks and government persecution, hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims felt they finally found peace in Sri Lanka as they sought resettlement across the world. Then came the Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, many...
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