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At least 20 dead after a ferry sinks in Central African Republic, witnesses say

Witnesses in Central African Republic say that at least 20 people have drowned after a ferry sank in the capital
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A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising

An artisan roastery based in the Finnish capital has introduced a coffee blend that has been developed by artificial intelligence in a trial in which it’s hoped that technology can ease the workload in a sector that traditionally prides itself on manua...
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Kaffa Roastery's founder Svante Hampf shows package of "AI-conic" coffee blend generated by artificial intelligence in Helsinki, Finland, Friday April 19, 2024. Kaffa, an artisan roastery based in the Finnish capital has introduced a coffee blend that has been developed by artificial intelligence in a trial in which it's hoped that technology can ease the workload in a sector that traditionally prides itself on manual work. (AP Photo/Jari Tanner)
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Satellite image analyzed by AP shows damage after Iranian attack on Israeli desert air base

An Iranian attack on an Israeli desert air base last week as part of Tehran’s unprecedented assault on the country damaged a taxiway
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This satellite photo taken by Planet Labs PBC shows a repaired taxiway after Iranian attack on Israel's Nevatim air base Friday, April 19, 2024. An Iranian attack on an Israeli desert air base as part of Tehran's unprecedented assault on the country damaged a taxiway, a satellite image analyzed by The Associated Press on Saturday shows. (Planet Labs PBC via AP)
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The US military will begin plans to withdraw troops from Niger

U.S. officials said that they will begin to withdraw troops from Niger but there is no timeline
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FILE - A U.S. and Niger flag are raised side by side at the base camp for air forces and other personnel supporting the construction of Niger Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, April 16, 2018. The United States is attempting to create a new military agreement with Niger that would allow it to remain in the country, weeks after the junta said its presence was no longer justified, two Western officials told The Associated Press Friday April 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Carley Petesch, File)
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AP Photos: The skies fill with color at a Chinese kite festival

More than 1,000 kites filled the skies of Weifang, an eastern Chinese coastal city that touts itself as the “kite capital of the world,” on Saturday. Locals say there is nothing that can’t sail the skies of Weifang. From dragons to pandas, modern cars to mythical characters from a canonical Chinese novel, kite craftsmen and aficionados showcased their latest art at the Weifang International Kite Festival. Kite-makers say the craftsmanship has evolved over the years, with nylon fabrics becoming more common at the expense of traditional materials such as paper and silk. Modern craftsmanship also means kite-makers are boasting more elaborate, complex and bigger designs, among them a centipede kite measuring 70 meters (230 feet) in length.
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A car-shaped kite prepares to lift at the 41st International Kite Festival in Weifang, Shandong Province of China, Saturday, April 20, 2024. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
April 20

Pakistani province issues flood alert and warns of heavy loss of life due to glacial melting

A Pakistani province is warning of heavy loss of life due to glacial melting
April 20
People pass by a damaged electric pole caused by flooding due to heavy rains near Chaman area, Pakistan, Thursday, April 18 2024. Lightning and heavy rains led to 14 deaths in Pakistan, officials said Wednesday, bringing the death toll from four days of extreme weather to at least 63, as the heaviest downpour in decades flooded villages on the country's southwestern coast. Flash floods have also killed dozens of people in neighboring Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Habib Ullah)
April 20

Iraq investigates a blast at a base of Iran-allied militias that killed 1. US denies involvement

Iraqi authorities say they are investigating an explosion that struck a base belonging to the Popular Mobilization Forces, a coalition of Iran-allied militias, overnight, killing one person and injuring eight
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Indonesian police arrest 8 suspected militants, part of a banned extremist group with al-Qaida links

Indonesian authorities say the country's elite counterterrorism police have arrested eight suspected militants in recent days believed to be part of a new cell linked to Jemaah Islamiyah, an al-Qaida-linked group
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London police apologize after threatening to arrest 'openly Jewish' man near pro-Palestinian protest

London’s police force has been forced to issue two apologies after officers threatened to arrest an “openly Jewish” man if he refused to leave the area around a pro-Palestinian march because his presence risked provoking the demonstrators
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An Israeli airstrike in Gaza's south kills at least 9 Palestinians in Rafah, including 6 children

Gaza hospital officials say an Israeli airstrike on a home in the territory's southernmost city of Rafah has killed at least nine people, six of them children
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EDS NOTE: NUDITY - Palestinian medics treat a wounded child in the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip at the Kuwaiti Hospital in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, late Friday, April 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Ismael Abu Dayyah)
April 20

Moscow says 50 Ukrainian drones shot down as attacks spark fires at power stations

Ukraine has launched a barrage of drones across Russia overnight in attacks that appeared to target the country’s energy infrastructure
April 20
Ukrainian Kobza music band members play traditional "bandura" instruments in a passage under the Independence square in central Kyiv, Saturday, April 20, 2024. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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About 1,300 people from Myanmar flee into Thailand after clashes broke out

Officials in Thailand say about 1,300 people have fled from eastern Myanmar into Thailand as fresh fighting erupted at a border town that has recently been captured by ethnic guerillas
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People cross the Moei river as they flee Myawaddy township in Myanmar to Thailand's Mae Sot town in Thailand's Tak province, Saturday, April 20, 2024. About 1,300 people have fled from eastern Myanmar into Thailand, officials said Saturday, as fresh fighting erupted near a border town that has recently been captured by ethnic guerillas. (AP Photo/Warangkana Wanichachewa)
April 20

Mexican police investigate man as possible serial killer after finding bones and saw

Mexico City police say they are investigating a murder suspect as a possible serial killer after bones, a saw, blood and the ID cards of missing women were found at a room he rented
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April 20

As Russia edges toward a possible offensive on Kharkiv, some residents flee

Russia is exploiting air defense shortages in Ukraine's Kharkiv region by targeting civilian infrastructure and communities to drive away residents
April 20
A saleswoman places goods in a refrigerator in a store that runs on a generator after the municipality temporarily cut the power to conserve energy in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Sunday, April 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
April 20

Venice Biennale titled 'Foreigners Everywhere' platforms LGBTQ+, outsider and Indigenous artists

Outsider, queer and Indigenous artists are getting an overdue platform at the 60th Venice Biennale contemporary art exhibition
April 20
CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO JEFFREY INSTEAD OF GEFFREY - U.S. artist Jeffrey Gibson stands outside the U.S. pavilion of the 60th Biennale of Arts exhibition in Venice, Italy, Tuesday, April 16, 2024. The Venice Biennale contemporary art exhibition opens Saturday for its six-month run through Nov. 26. Alongside the main exhibition, 88 national pavilions fan out from the traditional venue in Venice's Giardini, to the Arsenale and other locations scattered throughout the lagoon city. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
April 20

Venezuela’s main opposition bloc agrees on candidate to challenge Maduro in presidential election

Venezuela’s main opposition coalition has agreed to unite behind former diplomat Edmundo González as its challenger to President Nicolás Maduro in this July 28 election
April 20
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a rally marking the 22nd anniversary of the late President Hugo Chavez's return to power after a failed coup attempt, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, April 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Pedro Rances Mattey)
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Haiti's former capital seeks to revive its hey-day as gang violence consumes Port-au-Prince

They call it Okap, home to Haiti’s kings, emancipated slaves and revolutionaries
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Men play dominoes in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
April 19

Panama Papers trial's public portion comes to an unexpectedly speedy end

The public portion of a Panamanian trial of more than two-dozen associates accused of helping some of the world’s richest people hide their wealth has come to an unexpectedly speedy conclusion
April 19
Lawyers and court workers leave the Supreme Court during a recess for the trial of the "Panama Papers" money laundering case in Panama City, Monday, April 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Agustin Herrera)
April 19

Mexican families searching for missing relatives unite to draw attention to their plight

Dozens of women and men have searched a garbage dump and other sites outside Mexico’s capital for missing loved ones without the protection of authorities
April 19
Maria Herrera, center, searches for her disappeared children, two who went missing in Guerrero in 2008 and two who went missing in Veracruz in 2010, in Zumpango, Mexico, Friday, April 19, 2024. Hundreds of collectives searching for missing loved ones fanned out across Mexico on Friday as part of a coordinated effort to raise the profile of efforts that are led by the families of the tens of thousands of missing across Mexico without support from the government. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
April 19

Understanding the implications of Israel airstrikes on Iranian city

ABC News’ Phil Lipof spoke with former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East, Mick Mulroy, on the airstrikes launched by Israel to Iran.
April 19
VIDEO: Understanding the implications of Israel airstrikes on Iranian city
April 19

North Korea says it tested 'super-large' cruise missile warhead and new anti-aircraft missile

North Korea says it tested a “super-large” cruise missile warhead and a new anti-aircraft missile in a western coastal area as it expands its military capabilities in the face of deepening tensions with the United States and South Korea
April 19
A TV screen shows an image of North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 20, 2024. North Korea said Saturday it tested a "super-large" cruise missile warhead and a new anti-aircraft missile in a western coastal area as it expands military capabilities in the face of deepening tensions with the United States and South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 19

Celebrating the traditional Palestinian embroidery style of Tatreez

Palestinian-American influencer and "tatreez" artist Lina Barkawi discusses how the art form is designed to tell a story about the wearer and their heritage.
April 19
VIDEO: Celebrating the traditional Palestinian embroidery style of Tatreez
April 19

2 mayoral candidates killed in Mexico, bringing the number slain so far to 17

Two mayoral candidates in Mexico have been killed, bringing to 17 the number of contenders slain in the lead-up to the June 2 elections
April 19
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his regularly scheduled morning press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Tuesday, April 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
April 19

What was Israel’s intention with the latest retaliation against Iran?

Retired Lt. Gen. William Troy says Israel's retaliation against Iran sends a message about Israel's capabilities, without escalating hostilities too far.
April 19
VIDEO: Israel retaliates against Iran
April 19

Dominican prosecutors arrest soldier accused of raping a 14-year-old

Dominican authorities have ordered the arrest of a Dominican soldier accused of raping a 14-year-old Haitian girl while searching for immigrants in the country illegally near the upscale resort town of Punta Cana
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Israeli fighter jet launches 3 missiles at Iranian radar site

In a round table, ABC News correspondent Terry Moran breaks down the latest details between Israel and Iran.
April 19
VIDEO: Israeli fighter jet launches 3 missiles at Iranian radar site
April 19

For second time in a week, Russian strike in Ukraine kills and wounds dozens

Friday’s strikes in Dnipro damaged several floors of a residential building as well as the station, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a statement.
April 19
Friday’s strikes in Dnipro damaged several floors of a residential building as well as the station, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a statement.
April 19

Nothing to see here: US, Israel go radio silent on strike against Iran

The Israeli strike on Iranian air defense radar site was limited in scope.
April 19
Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds a press conference at the end of the G7 foreign ministers meeting on Capri Island, Italy, Apr. 19, 2024.
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UN refugee agency tells Cyprus to stick to the law in its efforts at sea to thwart refugee boats

The United Nations agency for refugees says Cypriot efforts at sea to stop numerous Syrian refugee-laden boats departing Lebanon from reaching the European Union-member island nation mustn’t contravene international human rights laws
April 19
FILE - Migrants stand aboard a Cyprus' marine police patrol boat as they are brought to harbour after being rescued from their own vessel off the Mediterranean island nation's southeastern coast, near Protaras, Cyprus, on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. The United Nations agency for refugees says Cypriot efforts at sea to stop numerous Syrian refugee-laden boats departing Lebanon from reaching the European Union-member island nation mustn't contravene international human rights laws. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
April 19

‘It was a clear message’: Senior US official confirms Israel’s strike against Iran

Sources said an Israeli fighter jet reportedly fired three missiles from outside Iranian territory. The United States said it was not involved in the strike.
April 19
VIDEO: ‘It was a clear message’: Senior US official confirms Israel’s strike against Iran
April 19

The US attempts a new military deal with Niger in a last ditch effort to stay

Two Western officials have told The Associated Press that the United States is trying to create a new military agreement with Niger that would allow it to remain in the country, weeks after the junta said its presence was no longer justified
April 19
In this photo released by The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, shows officials burning seized drugs in Niamey, Niger, Monday, June 26, 2023. Drug seizures soared in the West African Sahel region according to figures released Friday April 19, 2024 in a new U.N. report, indicating the conflict-ridden region is becoming an influential route for drug trafficking. In 2022, 1,466 kilograms, [3,232 pounds], of cocaine were seized in Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso and Niger compared to an average of 13 kilograms [28.7 pounds] between 2013 and 2020 , said the report from the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. (UNODC via AP)
April 19

NATO secretary-general says some allies have air defense systems they could give to Ukraine

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is pressing the allies to give more Patriot missile batteries and other equipment to Ukraine
April 19
Ukrainian servicemen pass the scene of a building damaged by Russian attack in Dnipro, Ukraine, Friday, April 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Andriy Andriyenko)
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Northern Ireland prosecutor says UK soldiers involved in Bloody Sunday won't face perjury charges

Prosecutors say 15 former British soldiers won’t face charges for perjury at an inquiry into Bloody Sunday, one of the deadliest days of the decades-long Northern Ireland conflict
April 19
FILE - Haze from smoke bombs released by British troops in the bogside district of Londonderry, Northern Ireland, on Feb. 1972. Fifteen British soldiers who allegedly lied to an inquiry into Bloody Sunday, one of the deadliest days of the decades-long Northern Ireland conflict, will not face perjury charges, prosecutors said Friday, April 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Michel Laurent, File)
April 19

Hungary's Orbán launches EU election campaign with pledge to 'occupy Brussels'

Hungary's prime minister has portrayed Europe as a continent teetering on the edge of armed conflict in a speech opening his party’s campaign for European Union elections
April 19
Hungarian Prime Minister and Chairman of Fidesz party Viktor Orban addresses a rally launching the campaign of the party for the European Parliamentary and the local elections in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, April 19, 2024. The inscription reads The peace only! The Fidesz only! Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Friday painted a grim picture of a continent teetering on the edge of armed conflict in a speech opening his party's campaign for European Union elections. He called for a changing of the guard among the bloc's leaders. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)
April 19

Hackers claim Belarus fertilizer plant infiltrated to demand political prisoner release

A Belarusian hacker activist group claims to have infiltrated computers at the country’s largest fertilizer plant to pressure the government to release political prisoners
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International headlines from ABC News

Catch up on the developing stories from around the globe making headlines.
April 19
Catch up on the developing stories from around the globe making headlines.
April 19

Mexico's president is getting a little sloppy in the rush to finish projects before his term ends

Mexico's president is in a rush to finish the big projects he promised before his term ends in September, and experts say officials are getting a bit sloppy amid all the haste
April 19
FILE - Rogelio Jiménez Pons, director of Fonatur, points to photos of a planned train through the Yucatan Peninsula, during an interview in Mexico City, March 18, 2019. Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is in a rush to finish the big legislative and building projects he promised before his term ends in September 2024, chief among the projects are railway lines, like the Mayan Train. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
April 19

A former Russian tycoon who once led separatist region launches a hunger strike in Azerbaijan jail

Family members say a former Russian tycoon jailed in Azerbaijan on charges stemming from his time as a top separatist figure in the Karabakh region has gone on a hunger strike
April 19
FILE - In this photo taken from video released by State Security Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, Ruben Vardanyan, the former head of Nagorno-Karabakh's separatist government, center, is escorted by Azerbaijani security service agents in Baku, Azerbaijan. Vardanyan, a former Russian tycoon jailed in Azerbaijan on charges stemming from his time as a top separatist figure in the Karabakh region has gone on a hunger strike, his family said Friday April 19, 2024. (State Security Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan via AP, File)
April 19

Croatia's top court rules President Milanović cannot be prime minister because of campaign

Croatia’s Constitutional Court has banned President Zoran Milanović from becoming prime minister in case his center-left party manages to garner a majority after this week’s highly contested parliamentary election
April 19
Croatia's President Zoran Milanovic addresses the media outside a polling station after casting his vote in Zagreb, Croatia, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Croatia is voting in a parliamentary election after a campaign that centred on a bitter rivalry between the president and prime minister of the small European Union and NATO member. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
April 19

Israel strikes back at Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken focuses on de-escalation after the latest retaliation from Israel toward Iran.
April 19
VIDEO: Israel strikes back at Iran
April 19

For second time in a week, Russian strike in Ukraine kills and wounds dozens

Far more Russian strikes are getting through as Ukraine runs low on air defense.
April 19
Ukrainian rescuers work in the courtyard of a residential building damaged as a result of a missile attack in Dnipro on April 19, 2024, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Russian strikes against Ukraine on April 19, 2024 killed at least eight people, including two children, as Kyiv said it shot down a Russian strategic bomber for the first time. (Photo by Anatolii Stepanov / AFP) (Photo by ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP via Getty Images)
April 19

Apple pulls WhatsApp and Threads from App Store on Beijing's orders

Apple says it has removed Meta’s WhatsApp messaging app and its Threads social media app from the App Store in China on Beijing’s orders
April 19
FILE - The Meta logo is seen at the Vivatech show in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 14, 2023. European Union regulators opened investigations into Apple, Google and Meta on Monday March 25, 2024 in the first cases under a sweeping new law designed to stop Big Tech companies from cornering digital markets that took effect earlier this month. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
April 19

Italian court drops charges against migrant rescue ship crews and ends long-running legal battle

An Italian court has dismissed a long-running case against migrant rescue ship crews of three humanitarian organizations
April 19
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The West African Sahel is becoming a drug smuggling corridor, UN warns, as seizures skyrocket

A UN report says drug seizures have soared in the West African Sahel region in recent years, indicating the conflict-ridden region is becoming an influential hotspot for trafficking
April 19
In this photo released by The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, shows officials burning seized drugs in Niamey, Niger, Monday, June 26, 2023. Drug seizures soared in the West African Sahel region according to figures released Friday April 19, 2024 in a new U.N. report, indicating the conflict-ridden region is becoming an influential route for drug trafficking. In 2022, 1,466 kilograms, [3,232 pounds], of cocaine were seized in Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso and Niger compared to an average of 13 kilograms [28.7 pounds] between 2013 and 2020 , said the report from the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. (UNODC via AP)
April 19

Police in Paris detain a man wearing fake explosives vest at Iran's Consulate

Paris authorities say a man wearing a fake explosive vest and making threats has been detained outside the Iranian Consulate in Paris
April 19
Elite police officers from the BRI (Brigade de recherche et d'intervention) or Research and Intervention Brigade, leave after an operation near the Iranian consulate, Friday, April 19, 2024 in Paris. Paris police said they are carrying out an operation at the Iranian consulate after a witness reported seeing a man outside carrying a grenade and an explosives vest. (AP Photo/Thomas Padilla)
April 19

A Nigerian chess champion plays the royal game for 60 hours — a new global chess record

A Nigerian chess champion and child education advocate has played chess nonstop for 60 hours
April 19
Tunde Onakoya, center, Nigerian chess champion and child education advocate, plays a chess game in Times Square, Friday, April 19, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
April 19

US envoy to UN visits Nagasaki A-bomb museum, pays tribute to victims

The American envoy to the United Nations has called for countries armed with atomic weapons to pursue nuclear disarmament as she visited the atomic bomb museum in Nagasaki, Japan
April 19
U.S. Ambassador to United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield, left, and Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, right, prepare to talk during a meeting Friday, April 19, 2024, at prime minister's office in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)
April 19

Blinken declines to confirm reports Israel warned of drone attack, but says US not involved in any offensive operations

Blinken declines to confirm reports Israel warned of drone attack, but says US not involved in any offensive operations
April 19
April 19

Italian Foreign Minister says U.S. told G7 foreign ministers that Israel warned it about drone strike on Iran

Italian Foreign Minister says U.S. told G7 foreign ministers that Israel warned it about drone strike on Iran
April 19
April 19

Israel gave US last-minute warning about drone attack on Iran, Italian foreign minister says at G7

The United States told the Group of Seven foreign ministers that it received “last minute” information from Israel about a drone action in Iran, Italy’s foreign minister said
April 19
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets the journalists during a press conference at the G7 Foreign Ministers meeting on Capri Island, Italy, Friday, April 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)