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Nigerian governor jailed for corruption on bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:40am

A former Nigerian governor sentenced to five years' jail for corruption has been granted bail to seek medical care after just 20 days in prison.

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:34am

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption that rattled authorities, was jailed for 15 days on Monday by a Moscow court for resisting police orders.

South African man, 22, in court for axe murder of his family

Stuart Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:34am

A 22-year-old South African man appeared in court Monday on charges of murdering three members of his family with an axe in their luxury home in Cape Town in January 2015.

Talks produce no progress in Scottish independence dispute

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:34am

The leaders of Britain and Scotland met for talks Monday, but failed to resolve their differences over a new push for Scottish independence as the U.K. prepares to leave the European Union.

Official: Canada expected to legalize marijuana by July 2018

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:24am

Canadians should be able to smoke marijuana legally by July 1, 2018, a senior government official said Monday.

Kenya says its army killed 31 extremists in Somalia

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:24am

Kenya's military says it has killed 31 al-Shabab extremists in a raid in Baadhade district in southern Somalia, but the Islamic militant group denies it.

6 killed in plane crash near Zimbabwe-Mozambique border

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:14am

A small plane crashed Monday near the border between Zimbabwe and Mozambique, killing all six people on board.

The Latest: London attacker's mother 'saddened and numbed'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:00am

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The Latest: Arab ministers adopt resolution on Jerusalem

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:45am

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Bangladesh army kills 4 insurgents, ending 4-day standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:30am

The Bangladesh army said on Monday it has killed all four militants believed to have seized a building in an eastern city four days ago with a large cache of ammunition.

UK: Northern Ireland must act soon to save self-government

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:20am

Britain says Northern Ireland is at dire risk of losing self-government if rival parties fail within weeks to resolve key differences.

Maldives government thwarts opposition bid to oust speaker

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:03am

A bid by the opposition to wrest control of the Maldives' Parliament failed Monday after its lawmakers were either evicted or walked out from a vote on ousting the speaker following a dispute over problems with the electronic voting system.

EU denies it proposed banned drugs for Filipino addicts

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:53am

The European Union on Monday denied allegations by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that it proposed solving the country's drug problem by creating treatment clinics where illegal drugs such as methamphetamine or cocaine would be dispensed.

Senior counterterror officer says there is no evidence London attacker was associated with Islamic State or al-Qaida

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:53am

Senior counterterror officer says there is no evidence London attacker was associated with Islamic State or al-Qaida.

Death toll in attack on South Sudan aid workers rises to 7

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:43am

The death toll of an attack on aid workers in South Sudan has risen to seven, with the news that the driver also died.

Foreign labs help Poland probe 2010 president's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:43am

Polish prosecutors investigating the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others said Monday that they are seeking help from foreign laboratories in testing the evidence.

Italian police investigate body found in floating suitcase

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:34am

Italian police are investigating the discovery of a woman's body stuffed in a suitcase that was found floating at a marina in the Adriatic port of Rimini.

Hong Kong police arrest more 2014 democracy protest leaders

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:15am

A day after Hong Kong picked a new Beijing-backed leader, police launched a fresh round of arrests of student leaders and other prominent figures involved with the huge 2014 "Umbrella Movement" pro-democracy protests.

Swiss, Turks open probes over 'Kill Erdogan' protest banner

Jamey Keaten and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:06am

Swiss and Turkish prosecutors announced separate investigations Monday after protesters hoisted a banner in Switzerland's capital showing a gun pointed at an image of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan next to the words, "Kill Erdogan."