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Calls for UN, Congo to investigate deaths of Swede, American

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:26am

The United Nations and Congo must investigate after three bodies, including those of Swedish and American investigators with the United Nations, were found in central Congo, Sweden's prime minister said Wednesday.

South Africa's Zuma is asked to miss activist's funeral

Stuart Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:13am

President Jacob Zuma said Wednesday he was not attending the funeral of a South African apartheid-era leader after Ahmed Kathrada's family asked him to stay away.

Hungary's education official says supports Soros university

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:10am

Hungary's education secretary says the government supports the work in the country of a university founded by Hungarian-born billionaire philanthropist George Soros, considered an ideological opponent by Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Syrian police: Bus bombing kills 5 in central city of Homs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:04am

The police chief in Syria's central city of Homs says a bomb planted on a taxi van killed at least five people.

Romania: ex-prison chief gets 20 years for detainee deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:04am

A Romanian court has upheld the 20-year sentence of a former prison commander for the deaths of 103 political prisoners while he was in charge of a communist-era labor camp.

France retools anti-extremism efforts after public failures

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:04am

France's attempts to counter the radicalization of its young people are in turmoil, with a group home intended to turn them away from Islamic extremism empty, the head of a highly publicized nonprofit convicted of misuse of public funds, and plans to segregate prison inmates suspected of harboring jihadi ideas abandoned.

French candidate Macron wins new supporter: former PM Valls

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:57am

French centrist presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has won the backing of Socialist former prime minister Manuel Valls, a high-profile yet embarrassing supporter for the independent candidate who tries to distance himself from the traditional political parties.

The Latest: UN chief says Arabs must heal divisions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:55am

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

Indonesia man swallowed by python, villagers and reports say

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:55am

Villagers and news reports say a 25-year-old Indonesian man was swallowed whole by a python on the island of Sulawesi.

Mobs attack Africans in India after a local boy went missing

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:45am

Mobs have repeatedly attacked Africans in a New Delhi suburb in recent days after rumors that a local boy had been kidnapped by Nigerians.

China confirms detention of Taiwanese pro-democracy activist

Christopher Bodeen and Ralph Jennings, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:44am

China's government confirmed Wednesday it is holding a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist and is investigating him on suspicion of "pursuing activities harmful to national security," the latest detention in an ongoing crackdown on civil society.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:44am

A regulation the Obama administration put in place to give online users protection against the sharing of their browsing habits is headed for extinction. Congress has completed action on a bill that abrogates the Federal Communications Commission rule, and President Donald Trump is poised to sign it into law when it reaches his desk.

Somalia's drought once again has thousands on the move

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:23am

Tears fill Sahra Muse's eyes as she stares at her severely malnourished son, his thin arms crossed over his bloated stomach.

Ukrainian president condemns attack on Polish Consulate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:40am

Ukraine's president has condemned an overnight attack on the Polish Consulate in a western city that appeared to involve a shell fired from a grenade launcher.

South Korean ferry saga a tale of government blunders

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:31am

From a botched rescue job to severely wrong death counts, South Korea's government has been blamed for a series of egregious errors in its handling of the 2014 sinking of the Sewol ferry, which killed 304 people in one of the country's worst disasters.

Bizarre stunt at Auschwitz carried out by anti-war activists

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:00am

A Polish prosecutor says that 11 people who slaughtered a sheep at Auschwitz last week, stripped naked and chained themselves together were peace activists protesting wars across the world.

Reports: Kurdish militant dies as bomb explodes prematurely

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:50am

Turkish media reports say a suspected Kurdish militant was killed when a bomb he was preparing inside a car exploded prematurely. A second suspected militant inside the vehicle was wounded.

Expeditions to send huge trash bags to help clean Mt Everest

Binaj Guruacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:45am

Mountaineering expedition organizers in Nepal are sending huge trash bags with climbers on Mount Everest during the spring climbing season to collect trash that then can be winched by helicopters back to the base camp.

Chinese military conducts training drill near Myanmar border

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:00am

China has conducted military exercises near its border with Myanmar, where fighting between the Myanmar army and ethnic rebels has flared in recent months.