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2 Kashmir civilians killed in protests against Indian rule

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:32am

Two civilians were killed and 28 other people were injured in anti-India protests that erupted Tuesday following a gunbattle between rebels and government forces that killed a rebel in disputed Kashmir, police and witnesses said.

Taiwan democracy activist said to be detained in China

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:30am

People close to a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist say he went missing nine days ago during a visit to the Chinese territory of Macau and appears to be in Chinese custody.

The Latest: French Socialist candidate meets Merkel, Schulz

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:20am

The Latest on France's presidential campaign (all times local):

Cheney blasts Russia's alleged interference in US election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:20am

Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney has criticized Russia's alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election, calling it a hostile act.

Taiwan ex-president Ma found innocent of secrets leak, libel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:02am

Taiwan's China-friendly former President Ma Ying-jeou was found innocent Tuesday of libel and leaking confidential information in a case involving suspected influence peddling by a powerful lawmaker.

'Carlos the Jackal' awaiting verdict in Paris court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:00am

The man known as "Carlos the Jackal," once the world's most-wanted fugitive, has asked a French court to "take the only right decision" before ruling on whether he's guilty of a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade.

Russia general claims US-led coalition hit dam in Syria

Howard Amos, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:53am

A senior Russian general on Tuesday criticized the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants for allegedly targeting infrastructure — including a key dam — in territory held by the extremist group in Syria.

Court cuts sentence of UK marine who killed injured militant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:53am

A British court on Tuesday shortened the sentence of a Royal Marine convicted of killing a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan, meaning he will likely be released from prison within weeks.

The Latest: Paris Chinese community protests police killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:50am

The Latest on Paris clashes after Chinese man killed by police (all times local):

EU commissioner calls on Hungary to comply with asylum rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:40am

The European Union's commissioner for migration is calling on Hungary to comply with the bloc's rules on dealing with asylum seekers.

Slovak parliament to vote on controversial pardons

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:32am

Lawmakers in Slovakia on Tuesday began debating a proposal to annul pardons by former authoritarian Prime Minister Vladimir Meciar that bar investigations into the kidnapping of the son of late President Michal Kovac, Meciar's political archrival.

Paris clashes over police killing of Chinese man; 3 injured

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:32am

Violent clashes in Paris between baton-wielding police and protesters outraged at the police killing of a Chinese man in his home have seen three police officers injured and 35 protesters arrested, authorities said Tuesday.

Amnesty: US-led coalition not protecting Mosul civilians

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:32am

A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths as it battles the Islamic State militants alongside Iraqi ground forces, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

German state warns Gulen followers of Turkish spy efforts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:22am

Officials in the German state of Lower-Saxony are warning followers of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen of Turkish efforts to spy on them.

UN chief urges divided Arab states to come together on Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:10am

The U.N. secretary-general has appealed to Arab nations to set aside differences and help end Syria's six-year-old civil war.

Report: China's man-made S.China Sea islands nearly complete

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:02am

A report from a U.S. think tank says China has nearly completed construction work on three man-made islands in the South China Sea, giving it the ability to deploy combat aircraft and other military assets to the disputed region.

Powerful cyclone slams into Australia's tropical northeast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:52am

A powerful cyclone packing winds of up to 260 kilometers (160 miles) per hour roared across Australia's tropical northeast on Tuesday, uprooting trees, tearing down fences and knocking out power to thousands, officials said.

South Korea finds presumed remains of ferry disaster victims

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:41am

Salvage crews in South Korea on Tuesday found bones and shoes believed to be from missing victims of a 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 people, an official said.

Pakistan launches special anti-polio drive in Islamabad

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:02am

A Pakistani health official says a special anti-polio drive has been launched in Islamabad after traces of the polio virus were found in the city's sewage system.