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Official: Canada expected to legalize marijuana by July 2018

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:24am

Canadians should be able to smoke marijuana legally by July 1, 2018, a senior government official said Monday.

Kenya says its army killed 31 extremists in Somalia

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:24am

Kenya's military says it has killed 31 al-Shabab extremists in a raid in Baadhade district in southern Somalia, but the Islamic militant group denies it.

6 killed in plane crash near Zimbabwe-Mozambique border

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:14am

A small plane crashed Monday near the border between Zimbabwe and Mozambique, killing all six people on board.

The Latest: London attacker's mother 'saddened and numbed'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:00am

The Latest on London attack investigation (all times local):

Police: 'No evidence' London attacker associated with IS

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:45am

Police have found no evidence that the man who killed four people in London last week was associated with the Islamic State group or al-Qaida, a senior British counterterrorism officer said Monday.

The Latest: Arab ministers adopt resolution on Jerusalem

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:45am

The Latest on the Arab Summit held in Jordan (all times local):

Bangladesh army kills 4 insurgents, ending 4-day standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:30am

The Bangladesh army said on Monday it has killed all four militants believed to have seized a building in an eastern city four days ago with a large cache of ammunition.

UK: Northern Ireland must act soon to save self-government

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:20am

Britain says Northern Ireland is at dire risk of losing self-government if rival parties fail within weeks to resolve key differences.

Maldives government thwarts opposition bid to oust speaker

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:03am

A bid by the opposition to wrest control of the Maldives' Parliament failed Monday after its lawmakers were either evicted or walked out from a vote on ousting the speaker following a dispute over problems with the electronic voting system.

EU denies it proposed banned drugs for Filipino addicts

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:53am

The European Union on Monday denied allegations by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that it proposed solving the country's drug problem by creating treatment clinics where illegal drugs such as methamphetamine or cocaine would be dispensed.

Senior counterterror officer says there is no evidence London attacker was associated with Islamic State or al-Qaida

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:53am

Senior counterterror officer says there is no evidence London attacker was associated with Islamic State or al-Qaida.

Death toll in attack on South Sudan aid workers rises to 7

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:43am

The death toll of an attack on aid workers in South Sudan has risen to seven, with the news that the driver also died.

Foreign labs help Poland probe 2010 president's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:43am

Polish prosecutors investigating the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others said Monday that they are seeking help from foreign laboratories in testing the evidence.

Italian police investigate body found in floating suitcase

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:34am

Italian police are investigating the discovery of a woman's body stuffed in a suitcase that was found floating at a marina in the Adriatic port of Rimini.

South African man, 22, in court for axe murder of his family

Stuart Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:33am

A 22-year-old South African man appeared in court Monday on charges of murdering three members of his family with an axe in their luxury home in Cape Town in January 2015.

Hong Kong police arrest more 2014 democracy protest leaders

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:15am

A day after Hong Kong picked a new Beijing-backed leader, police launched a fresh round of arrests of student leaders and other prominent figures involved with the huge 2014 "Umbrella Movement" pro-democracy protests.

Swiss, Turks open probes over 'Kill Erdogan' protest banner

Jamey Keaten and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:06am

Swiss and Turkish prosecutors announced separate investigations Monday after protesters hoisted a banner in Switzerland's capital showing a gun pointed at an image of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan next to the words, "Kill Erdogan."

Germany: Doctorate recipient who defied Nazis dies at 104

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:05am

Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport, who became Germany's oldest recipient of a doctorate almost 80 years after fleeing the Nazis, has died. She was 104.

7 students, teacher feared dead in Japan avalanche

Junko Ogura CNN  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:00am

Seven high school students and a teacher are feared dead after being caught in an avalanche at a Japanese ski resort Monday, according to local police.