Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for April 23, 2015.
U.S. drone strike killed American, Italian al Qaeda hostages
President Obama has issued an apology it was revealed that a U.S. drone strike targeting an al Qaeda compound in Pakistan in January killed an American and an Italian who had been held hostage for years.
[Read more from Reuters]
Lynch confirmed as U.S. attorney general
After a lengthy confirmation delay, the U.S. Senate today approved Loretta E. Lynch to be the new attorney general – the first African-American woman to hold the position.
[Read more from the New York Times]
Petraeus gets probation, fine for classified leak
Gen. David Petraeus, who oversaw U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and was the former director of the CIA, has been sentenced to serve two years of probation and pay a $100,000 fine for sharing classified information with his biographer and lover, Paula Broadwell.
[Read more from CNN]