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Egypt's Mubarak returns home after years-long detention

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:22am

Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak returned home on Friday, free following his release from custody after legal proceedings that took years since his 2011 ouster — years during which the country witnessed major upheavals and rights activists saw their hopes scuttled that the autocrat would face justice for the deaths of hundreds who defied his rule.

The Latest: Polish premier to sign declaration at EU summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:20am

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Kosovo experts find remains of 5 missing since 1998-9 war

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:20am

Kosovo authorities say they have discovered the remains of five people killed during the 1998-99 war.

The Latest: Witness describes attempts to save officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:20am

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Aid group fears hundreds of migrants drowned off Libya

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:00am

A Spanish aid organization said Friday that it feared that hundreds of migrants may have died Libya's coast after five bodies were found near two capsized boats while the search for a third vessel reported missing has so far proved futile.

The Latest: New round of Syria peace talks starts in Geneva

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:00am

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French president denounces Fillon's claims of dirty tricks

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:51am

French President Francois Hollande on Friday vigorously denounced suggestions by the conservative presidential hopeful that he is trying to discredit political rivals behind the scenes by using dirty tricks.

US-born panda Bao Bao makes first public appearance in China

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:51am

American-born giant panda Bao Bao made her first appearance Friday before the public in southwestern China following her move there from Washington, D.C.

Car bomb near Somalia presidential palace kills 1, hurts 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:30am

A police official says a car bomb blast near a restaurant and hotel in Somalia's capital has killed at least one person and wounded two others.

Belgian authorities charge man with terror-related attempted murder after high-speed drive down Antwerp shopping street

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:30am

Belgian authorities charge man with terror-related attempted murder after high-speed drive down Antwerp shopping street.

British police reveal more details of Parliament attacker

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:11am

UK police are combing through "massive amounts of computer data" and more than 2,500 items seized in searches across the country as they look for clues about why a British-born man became radicalized and launched a deadly attack on Parliament

Indonesian police arrest militants setting up jihadi camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:11am

Indonesia's counterterrorism squad has arrested four suspected Islamic militants who were trying to establish a jihadist training camp in eastern Indonesia and who likely had links with Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines, police said Friday.

An Egyptian security official says ousted President Hosni Mubarak is back home, free after his release from detention

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:00am

An Egyptian security official says ousted President Hosni Mubarak is back home, free after his release from detention.

Blast rattles Cairo suburb, killing 1; police don't say bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:40am

Egypt's Interior Ministry says a man was killed and three members of his family were injured when a device exploded while he was cleaning up his backyard in a leafy Cairo suburb.

AP Explains: Hong Kong's unusual system to pick its leader

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:30am

Hong Kong is poised to choose a new leader on Sunday when members of a committee dominated by elites favored by Beijing cast their ballots in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests.

Sunken S. Korean ferry set to be loaded on transport vessel

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:30am

Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry toward a transport vessel on Friday after it was successfully raised from waters off the country's southwest coast. The massive attempt to bring the ferry back to shore, nearly three years after it sank, killing 304 people, is being closely watched by a nation that still vividly remembers the horrific accident.

WWII German pilot found in northern Denmark wreck identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:40am

A Danish newspaper says the pilot of a German World War II airplane that crashed into a northern Denmark swamp more than 70 years ago has been identified.

1 killed as large fire rips through Ukraine military arsenal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:40am

A woman has died in an enormous fire at a Ukrainian munitions dump in the country's Kharkiv region near the Russian border.

Father seeks to clear name of Germanwings co-pilot Lubitz

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:30am

The father of the Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his plane in the French Alps, killing everybody on board, is seeking to exonerate his son.