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Indonesia survey shows massive coral death from cruise ship

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:34am

Indonesia says nearly 19,000 square meters (204,000 square feet) of coral reef was damaged by a foreign cruise ship that ran aground in the pristine waters of Raja Ampat in West Papua province earlier this month.

Indonesia counterterror police kill militant, arrest 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:34am

Indonesian counterterrorism police have fatally shot a suspected Islamic militant and arrested three others near the capital, Jakarta.

Taliban take key Afghan district in south; 9 killed in north

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:22am

The Taliban captured a key district in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Thursday while in the country's north, an officer turned his rifle on sleeping colleagues, killing nine policemen, officials said.

Major raids conducted after London attack; 7 arrested

Frank Griffiths and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:02am

British police conducted major raids and arrested seven people in connection with the attack outside Parliament that left four dead, including the man who mowed down pedestrians on a bridge and fatally stabbed an officer, a senior police official said Thursday.

Pakistan hosts Afghan Taliban leaders to talk peace talks

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:00am

The Taliban say Pakistani officials have hosted a meeting with their leadership to try and press the insurgents into peace talks ahead of a multi-nation meeting in April in Moscow.

20,000 evacuated after fire at military arsenal in Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:52am

Ukrainian officials say around 20,000 people have been evacuated in the Kharkiv region near the border with Russia after a massive fire at a military ammunition depot.

British police say they have searched 6 addresses, made 7 arrests in attack investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:50am

British police say they have searched 6 addresses, made 7 arrests in attack investigation.

British police say they believe attacker acted alone, was 'inspired by international terrorism'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:50am

British police say they believe attacker acted alone, was 'inspired by international terrorism'

Armed groups occupy Central African Republic schools

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:21am

The armed group took over the school little by little. One day when a fighter came to collect and burn the students' desks, teacher Thiernd Ouronfei decided he'd had enough.

Australian found negligent in girlfriend's watercraft death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:20am

A Thai court on Thursday gave a suspended one-year prison sentence to an Australian man whose girlfriend died when their personal watercraft collided at high speed off the southern resort island of Phuket.

As Japan suicides drop, survivor shares story to save others

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:04am

It's not that he wanted to die. Rather, Kazuo Sawato says, he couldn't bear his life anymore. The 31-year-old Japanese office worker ran to the roof's edge and jumped.

South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:53am

A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry emerged from the water on Thursday, nearly three years after it capsized and sank into violent seas off the country's southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the country that continues to search for closure to one of its deadliest disasters ever.

Japan PM accused of giving cash for nationalistic school

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:53am

The head of an ultra-nationalistic Japanese school operator at the center of a land and political scandal testified in parliament Thursday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donated 1 million yen ($9,000) through his wife for an elementary school where she once was honorary principal.

Accused killer of Cambodian political pundit found guilty

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:50am

A Cambodian court on Thursday has sentenced a man to life in prison for killing prominent government critic Kem Ley last year.

Take that! Pyongyang lambastes Trump as too much like Obama

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:31am

North Korea has a criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump he probably wasn't expecting: He's too much like Barack Obama.

The Latest: Work resumes on raising sunken SKorean ferry

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:12am

The latest on the South Korean efforts to raise a sunken ferry (all times local):

How do you lift 6,800-ton ferry from seafloor? Delicately

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:01am

How do you lift a corroded, 6,800-ton ferry lying more than 40 meters (130 feet) undersea, keeping it in one piece? It's a massive, delicate operation.

Philippines: 2 Malaysians rescued from Abu Sayyaf militants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:23pm

Two Malaysian sailors held captive for eight months by Muslim militants were rescued Thursday in the southern Philippines, military officials said.

5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

Jill Lawless, Paisley Dodds and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:23pm

A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the assailant, and 40 others were injured in what Prime Minister Theresa May condemned as a "sick and depraved terrorist attack."