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

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 8:24am

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.

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.

Yemenis protest 2nd anniversary of Saudi intervention

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 7:33am

Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on the second anniversary of the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen.

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.

Bulgarians vote in ballot that may tilt nation toward Russia

Veselin Toshkov, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 6:53am

Bulgarians voted Sunday for the third time in four years in an early election that could tilt the European Union's poorest member closer to Russia.

Islamic State warns Syrian dam at risk, evacuates residents

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 6:32am

The Islamic State group ordered residents to evacuate the Syrian city of Raqqa on Sunday following reports that a dam contested by U.S.-backed forces upstream on the Euphrates River could collapse, activists reported.

The Latest: Socialist leader in Bulgaria votes for "change"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 6:32am

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

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.

The Latest: Activists say IS evacuating Raqqa over dam fears

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 5:50am

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

No surprise: Beijing's pick Lam chosen as Hong Kong's leader

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 5:02am

The candidate favored by China's Communist leadership was chosen as Hong Kong's new leader on Sunday, in the first such vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the semiautonomous Chinese city's election system in 2014.

4 dead, 23 wounded in grenade attack in southern Philippines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 4:11am

At least four people were killed and 23 others wounded in a grenade attack in the southern Philippines that appears to be unrelated to terrorism, officials said Sunday.

Pakistan to build fence along disputed Afghan border

Zarar Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 2:50am

Pakistan says it has started building a fence along the Afghan border in areas where it says militants have launched cross-border attacks, a move that could worsen tensions with Afghanistan, which has never accepted the colonial-era frontier.

Hamas closes Gaza crossing with Israel after shadowy killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 2:11am

Gaza's Hamas rulers shut down the territory's main border crossing with Israel Sunday in a rare measure following the mysterious killing of a senior militant.

Medical relief group: Syria hospitals need 'fortification'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 12:10am

A medical relief advocacy groups says over 100 hospitals in Syria were hit by Syrian or Russian airstrikes last year, urging the "fortification" of medical facilities such as by adding reinforced concrete or blast-resistant windows.

In no surprise, Hong Kong election panel picks Carrie Lam, Beijing's favored candidate, to be city's next leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 11:22pm

In no surprise, Hong Kong election panel picks Carrie Lam, Beijing's favored candidate, to be city's next leader.

Hong Kong set to get new leader as anointed by Beijing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 9:43pm

A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites cast ballots Sunday to choose Hong Kong's next leader in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests.

Moroccan premier forms government, ending 5-month crisis

Reda Zaireg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 4:58pm

Morocco's Prime Minister Saadeddine El Othmani succeeded in building a governing coalition Saturday, ending a damaging five-month political deadlock just eight days after taking office.

Greek police nab 2 truck drivers smuggling in 20 migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 2:20pm

Greek police say they have arrested a Turkish truck driver and a Bulgarian truck driver who were carrying a total of 20 migrants near Greece's northeastern land border with Turkey.