Voters offered rides, food in Egypt referendum on el-Sissi
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian pro-government media, business people and activists urged a "yes" vote Sunday on constitutional changes that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030.
The Latest: Ukrainian detainees a top focus of likely leader
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukraine's presidential runoff: (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Volodymyr Zelenskiy says his first job as Ukraine's new president is to secure the release of military prisoners held in separatist eastern Ukraine and in Russia.
Comedian appears headed for landslide victory in Ukraine
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV appeared headed for a landslide victory in Ukraine's real-life presidential election Sunday.
Sudanese protesters suspend talks with military
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The organizers of Sudan's protests said Sunday they have suspended talks with the ruling military council because it has failed to meet their demands for an immediate transfer to a civilian government following the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir.
Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody civil war ended a decade ago.
The Latest: Sudan protesters halt talks with military
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The Latest on Sudan, where protests drove long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir from power earlier this month (all times local): 9 p.m.
The Latest: Social media services blocked in Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 11:45 p.m. A group that monitors internet censorship says Sri Lankan authorities have blocked most social media services in the country following attacks that killed more than 200 people on Easter Sunday.
Pope denounces 'cruel violence' of Sri Lanka Easter attack
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the "cruel violence" of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment on the Christian liturgical calendar by lamenting the bloodshed and political violence afflicting many parts of the world.
Paris Easter Mass honors firefighters who saved Notre Dame
PARIS (AP) — The archbishop of Paris and Catholics from around France and the world honored the firefighters who saved Notre Dame Cathedral, praying Sunday at a special Easter Mass for a swift reconstruction of the beloved monument.
A look at Sri Lanka's troubled recent history marked by war
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A series of blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, blamed on religious extremists, recalled the worst days of the country's 26-year civil war.
Outrage after some French protesters urge police suicides
PARIS (AP) — With French police suicides on the rise, Paris authorities are investigating yellow vest protesters who encouraged police to kill themselves.
Happy birthday: Queen Elizabeth II turns 93 on Easter Sunday
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 93rd birthday, which this year coincides with Easter Sunday. The queen is marking Easter by attending a service with other senior royals at St.
South Sudan opposition seeks 6-month extension on peace deal
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's opposition is calling for a six-month extension to implement next steps in a fragile peace deal as a major deadline approaches next month to form a power-sharing government between the president and his longtime rival.
Israeli election may have dimmed hopes for 2-state solution
JERUSALEM (AP) — Is the two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict dead? After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu coasted to another victory in this month's Israeli election, it sure seems that way.
Frustration grows among migrants in Mexico as support fades
MAPASTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Madison Mendoza, her feet aching and her face burned by the sun, wept as she said she had nothing to feed her 2-year-old son who she'd brought with her on the long trek toward the United States.
Ukraine quiet ahead of presidential election
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian who plays the role of Ukraine's president on television is set to take on the job for real, pushing out the man who currently holds the office, according to public opinion surveys ahead of Sunday's election.
Charity founder resigns after alleged rapes at Africa school
An American woman who established a charity to help vulnerable girls in Liberia has resigned six months after taking a leave of absence in the wake of allegations that a local staffer raped several girls in the charity's care.
New attack on Ebola center in Congo; 1 militia member killed
BUTEMBO, Congo (AP) — Militia members attacked an Ebola treatment center hours after another attack killed a staffer with the World Health Organization, a Congolese official said Saturday.
Egyptians vote on changes that would extend el-Sissi's rule
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians cast their ballots Saturday on the first of three days of voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 and broaden the military's role.
Serbia's "Lady Macbeth" buried near late strongman Milosevic
POZAREVAC, Serbia (AP) — Several dozen supporters attended the funeral Saturday of Mirjana Markovic, the widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic who was dubbed the "Lady Macbeth" of the Balkans because of the huge influence she had on her husband.
Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire
PARIS (AP) — French yellow vest protesters set fires Saturday along a march through Paris to drive home their message to a government they believe is ignoring the poor: that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem France needs to solve.
Police: 'New breed' of terrorists in Northern Ireland
LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland arrested two teenagers Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a young journalist during rioting in the city of Londonderry and warned of a "new breed" of terrorists threatening the peace.
German plane evacuates 15 injured in Madeira bus crash
FUNCHAL, Portugal (AP) — A German military plane on Saturday evacuated 15 German tourists who survived this week's bus crash on the island of Madeira that claimed 29 lives, Germany's Foreign Ministry said.
'I'm going to die': Survivor recounts Mali ethnic massacre
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The sun had yet to rise and Ada Diallo was preparing for morning prayers when gunfire rang out in her village in central Mali.
Climate protesters march in London again; arrests hit 710
LONDON (AP) — London police say more than 710 people have been arrested and some 28 have been charged since climate change protests began earlier this week in the British capital.