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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.

Indonesian police arrest militants setting up jihadi camp

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

Indonesia's counterterrorism squad says it 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.

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.

French president denounces Fillon's claims of dirty tricks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:50am

French President Francois Hollande is vigorously denouncing suggestions by conservative presidential hopeful Francois Fillon that Hollande has a "cabinet noir" to discredit political rivals.

Aid group fears 100s drowned from 3 migrant boats off Libya

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:42am

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

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.

French candidate Macron wins key backer: defense chief

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

Independent French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has won the backing of the defense minister, which could bolster voter confidence that the 39-year-old is presidential material despite having no party and minimal political experience.

British police reveal more details of Parliament attacker

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:01am

Khalid Masood, who attacked Britain's Parliament, killing four people and wounding some 50, was born Adrian Russell Ajao, London's top counterterror officer said Friday.

Gambia to set up truth commission and offer reparations

Abdoulie John, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:01am

Gambia will set up a truth and reconciliation commission to look into crimes committed by the former regime, and it will offer to pay reparations to victims, Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambedou announced Thursday night.

London's top counterterror office says the birth name of London attacker Khalid Masood is Adrian Russell Ajao

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:30am

London's top counterterror office says the birth name of London attacker Khalid Masood is Adrian Russell Ajao.

London counter-terror chief says two more 'significant' arrests made in regard to terror attack in London

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:20am

London counter-terror chief says two more 'significant' arrests made in regard to terror attack in London.

Russia: 6 militants, 6 soldiers killed in Chechen firefight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:42am

Russian authorities say six suspected militants and six soldiers were killed during a firefight in the volatile North Caucasus region.

Photo gallery: New Hong Kong leader, as anointed by Beijing

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:40am

On Sunday morning, a select group of tycoons, business leaders, politicians and trade and industry group representatives will gather in a cavernous exhibition center to vote for the next leader of Hong Kong.

Sydney teenager pleads guilty to plotting terrorist attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:31pm

A Sydney teenager pleaded guilty on Friday to plotting a terrorist attack on an Australian Veteran's Day ceremony last year.

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

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:59pm

South Korean efforts to bring a sunken, 6,800-ton ferry back to land cleared an obstacle on Friday after divers cut off a vehicle ramp that had been dangling from the ship and hindering efforts to raise it.

UN report: Sanctions disrupt humanitarian aid to North Korea

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:35pm

International sanctions on North Korea are taking a serious toll on humanitarian aid activities, according to a United Nations-led report.