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UN chief urges divided Arab states to come together on Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:10am

The U.N. secretary-general has appealed to Arab nations to set aside differences and help end Syria's six-year-old civil war.

Report: China's man-made S.China Sea islands nearly complete

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:02am

A report from a U.S. think tank says China has nearly completed construction work on three man-made islands in the South China Sea, giving it the ability to deploy combat aircraft and other military assets to the disputed region.

2 Kashmir civilians killed in protests against Indian rule

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:02am

Two civilians were killed and 18 other people were injured in anti-India protests that erupted Tuesday following a gunbattle between rebels and government forces in disputed Kashmir, police and witnesses said.

Court cuts sentence of UK marine who killed injured militant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:00am

A British court has shortened the sentence of a Royal Marine convicted of killing a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan.

Powerful cyclone slams into Australia's tropical northeast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:52am

A powerful cyclone packing winds of up to 260 kilometers (160 miles) per hour roared across Australia's tropical northeast on Tuesday, uprooting trees, tearing down fences and knocking out power to thousands, officials said.

Russia criticizes US-led coalition over bombing of Syria dam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:52am

A senior Russian general has criticized the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants for allegedly targeting infrastructure — including a key dam — in territory held by the extremist group in Syria.

Complaints as UK's Daily Mail focuses on legs, not policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:50am

Britain's Daily Mail newspaper has sparked complaints with a front page photograph focusing on the legs of Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

The Latest: China summons French envoy over man's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:50am

The Latest on Paris clashes after Chinese man killed by police (all times local):

South Korea finds presumed remains of ferry disaster victims

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:41am

Salvage crews in South Korea on Tuesday found bones and shoes believed to be from missing victims of a 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 people, an official said.

Slovak parliament to vote on controversial pardons

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:30am

Lawmakers in Slovakia are debating a proposal to annul pardons by former authoritarian Prime Minister Vladimir Meciar that bar investigations into the kidnapping of the son of late President Michal Kovac, Meciar's political archrival.

Pakistan launches special anti-polio drive in Islamabad

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:02am

A Pakistani health official says a special anti-polio drive has been launched in Islamabad after traces of the polio virus were found in the city's sewage system.

UN experts urge UAE to free detained human rights advocate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:00am

A group of U.N. experts is calling on the United Arab Emirates to immediately release a leading human rights advocate, saying his arrest was a "direct attack" on the work of rights defenders

Taiwan ex-president Ma found innocent of secrets leak, libel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:00am

Taiwan's China-friendly former President Ma Ying-jeou has been found innocent of libel and leaking confidential information in a case involving suspected influence peddling by a powerful lawmaker.

Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam's body still in the country

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:40am

Malaysia's health minister said Tuesday the body of Kim Jong Nam is still in Malaysia, six weeks after the exiled half brother of North Korea's leader was poisoned in Kuala Lumpur.

UK attacker's wife 'saddened and shocked'; security added

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:40am

The wife of the man who killed four people outside Britain's Parliament last week condemned the attack Tuesday, saying she is "saddened and shocked."

South African anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada dies, 87

Stuart Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:21am

Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail - many of them alongside Nelson Mandela - for working to end South Africa's previous white minority rule, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87 years old.

Amnesty: US-led coalition not protecting Mosul civilians

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:03am

A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths as it battles the Islamic State militants alongside Iraqi ground forces, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

French candidate's wife faces charges over parliament jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:44am

The wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is facing preliminary charges over well-paid parliamentary jobs that investigators suspect she never performed.

For Turkish president, referendum on power is a big gamble

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:11am

In a slick online video, 22-year-old Turkish student Ali Gul sits in front a drum kit and framed artwork while making tart remarks about Turkey's political leadership. He wraps up by musing that he'll probably get arrested if the video goes viral.