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Brother seeks retrial for China ex-police chief facing death

Gillian Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 7:41pm

At first blush, the plight of former Chinese police official Zhao Liping might not win much sympathy.

Australian residents begin evacuating ahead of cyclone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 7:41pm

Thousands of people began evacuating low-lying areas of Australia's tropical northeast on Monday as a powerful cyclone bore down on the coast.

Center-right party tops Bulgaria election; Socialists yield

Veselin Toshkov, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 2:52pm

The center-right GERB party of former Prime Minister Boiko Borisov took the lead in Bulgaria's parliamentary election on Sunday, a pair of exit polls showed, a result that if confirmed by official returns indicates support for the country keeping its European identity.

The Latest: US claims Tabqa dam is not in danger of bursting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 2:35pm

The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):

US-backed forces capture Syrian air base from IS

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 2:35pm

U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces captured a strategically important air base from Islamic State militants in north Syria on Sunday in the first major victory for the group since the U.S. airlifted the forces behind enemy lines four days ago.

Settler leader: Population growth is end of 2-state solution

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 2:14pm

The number of Israeli settlers living in the West Bank has soared by nearly one-quarter over the past five years to over 420,000 people, a prominent settler leader said Sunday, presenting new population figures that he said put to rest the internationally backed idea of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians.

The Latest: Bulgaria's Socialist leader concedes election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 2:06pm

The Latest on Bulgaria's election Sunday: (all times local):

Egypt sentences 56 in migrant boat disaster case to prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 1:34pm

An Egyptian court sentenced 56 defendants Sunday in the case of a boat carrying migrants that capsized off the coastal city of Rosetta in September, killing more than 200 people.

UK: Attacker used WhatsApp, firm must help police get access

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 11:45am

Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday.

6 aid workers killed in South Sudan

Justin Lynch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 11:43am

Six aid workers were ambushed and killed in South Sudan, the deadliest attack on humanitarian workers since the East African nation's civil war began in 2013.

Iran strikes back at US with 'reciprocal' sanctions

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 11:42am

Iran on Sunday sanctioned what it described as 15 American companies, alleging they support terrorism, repression and Israel's occupation of land Palestinians want for a future state, likely in retaliation for sanctions earlier announced by the U.S.

Exit polls show Bulgaria's center-right party leading in results from the country's parliamentary election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 11:10am

Exit polls show Bulgaria's center-right party leading in results from the country's parliamentary election.

Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera

Mohamed Sheikh Nor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 10:10am

An emaciated woman writhes on her hospital bed, weakly waving her bony hand to create a current of air.

Yemenis protest on 2nd anniversary of Saudi intervention

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 9:20am

Tens of thousands of Yemenis protested Sunday in the capital Sanaa against the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen as it marked its second anniversary.

Official: Attacker's encrypted WhatsApp message cannot be accessed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 8:52am

A top British official says London attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service.

Dozens detained seeking answers about Belarus mass arrests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 7:50am

Police in Belarus' capital have arrested demonstrators who were demanding to know the whereabouts of friends and relatives detained in the breakup of a mass protest.

Diaz launches bid to be 1st woman to lead Spain's Socialists

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 7:41am

Susana Diaz, the regional president of Andalusia, has launched her bid to become the first woman to lead Spain's Socialist party.

Family of missing ex-FBI agent files lawsuit against Iran

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 7:12am

The family of a former FBI agent who went missing in Iran a decade ago on an unauthorized CIA assignment has filed a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic, accusing it of using "cold, cynical and false denials" to torture his loved ones.

2 militants killed in Bangladesh raid; death toll now 8

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 6:23am

Two suspected militants were killed Sunday in an ongoing military raid on a building where armed militants were holed up in eastern Bangladesh, police and army officials said. Six people, including two policemen, were killed in explosions near that building a day earlier.