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Ukraine’s presidential vote pits comedian against incumbent

Opinion surveys ahead of the vote have shown 53-year-old President Petro Poroshenko trailing far behind comic actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy, reflecting public dismay with endemic corruption, a moribund economy and a five-year fight against Russia-backed insurgents in the country's east.

Sri Lanka blasts: Pope condemns Easter attacks as ‘cruel violence’

The blasts, which hospital and police officials said wounded more than 400 people, followed a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago.

The Curse of La Llorona movie promotion with Mexican healers draws fire

A promotion around the movie The Curse of La Llorona using traditional Mexican healers for "spiritual cleansings" before screenings of the horror film is drawing strong criticism from healers and scholars who say the stunts are offensive and demeaning.

Terence Crawford wins by technical knockout when Amir Khan doesn’t go on after low blow

Crawford retained his welterweight title by technical knockout Saturday night when Amir Khan wasn't able to continue after being hit with a low blow in the sixth round.

Donald Trump brushes off Mitt Romney’s criticism, points to loss in 2012

In 2012 Mitt Romney won a slightly greater percentage of the popular vote than Donald Trump in 2016. He's one of the few prominent Republicans to criticize Trump since Trump's election.

Frustration grows among migrants in Mexico as support fades

The outpouring of aid that once greeted Central American migrants as they trekked in caravans through southern Mexico has been drying up.

Scott McCarron opens three-shot lead in PGA Tour Champions event

Scott McCarron birdied the par-5 18th hole Saturday to take a three-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions' Mitsubishi Electric Classic.

La Liga roundup: Barcelona beat Real Sociedad, keep big lead

Days after beating Manchester United to reach the Champions League semifinals, Barcelona turned its focus to the Spanish league and defeated Real Sociedad 2-1.

Former Olympic champion Asbel Kiprop banned for four years for doping

Asbel Kiprop of Kenya was banned for four years for testing positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO after his claim that urine samples might have been tampered with by disreputable doping control officers was rejected.

Bayern Munich extend lead in Bundesliga to four points

Bayern Munich extended their lead in the Bundesliga to four points with a 1-0 win over Werder Bremen on Saturday.

Players boycotting social media over racism receive abuse

Social media companies did not appear to respond on their networks to the players' concerns despite widespread coverage and support from FIFA for the boycott.

Paris: Yellow vest anger mixes with Notre Dame mourning

Security was extra-high in Paris as authorities braced for resurgent yellow vest anger, and Paris police said some 70 people were detained by mid-morning. Multiple protest events are being held around Paris and other cities Saturday for the 23rd weekend of the yellow vest movement.

Fed Cup semifinal: Australia, Belarus level after first day

Australian Ashleigh Barty beat Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-6 (2), 6-3 to level their Fed Cup semifinal at 1-1 after the opening day of singles on hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena

Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls

The Boeing jetliner has been grounded around the world since mid-March after two crashes killed 346 people. Investigators are focusing on anti-stall software that pushed the planes' noses down based on erroneous sensor readings.

Pope Francis cites plight of migrants, children on Good Friday

Francis prayed to Jesus to help "us to see in your cross all the crosses of the world." The pope cited persons starved for food and for love, and those "abandoned" even by their own children or parents.

Malaysia to revive second major China-linked project

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said the Cabinet agreed to reinstate the Bandar Malaysia project, which is expected to cost 140 billion ringgit ($33.8 billion).

Adele, husband Simon Konecki have separated

Adele has been private about her relationship, but confirmed she married Konecki when she won album of the year at the 2017 Grammys in her acceptance speech.

Roman Polanski asks court to restore his film academy membership

Roman Polanski, who won the best director Oscar for The Pianist in 2003, remains a fugitive after pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in 1977 and fleeing the United States the following year. He has been living in Europe since.

Paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren, who inspired The Conjuring series, dies at 92

Lorraine Warren, whose decades of ghost-hunting cases with her late husband inspired horror films like The Conjuring series and The Amityville Horror, died at 92.

Woman’s brutal killing in Bangladesh triggers protests

Tens of thousands of people attended Rafi's funeral prayers in Feni, and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina promised Rafi's family when they met in Dhaka that those responsible would be punished.

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