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Former Palestinian prisoner found shot dead in Gaza

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 1:50am

A former Palestinian prisoner who Israel sent to Gaza after his release has been found shot dead at the entrance of his house in Gaza City.

Recovering sunken ferry to heal or harden South Korea's rift

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:32pm

Days after South Korea's president was removed from office, a ferry was lifted slowly from the waters where it sank three years earlier — a disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, and ignited public fury against Park Geun-hye and became a nationally polarizing issue.

Protests disrupt French Guiana, prompt US travel warning

Pieter Van Maele, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:22pm

Large protests have spread throughout French Guiana, blocking roads to neighboring Brazil and Suriname and prompting the U.S. government to issue a travel warning Friday for the French territory in South America.

Corroded South Korean ferry loaded onto transport vessel

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:14pm

Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel Saturday, completing what was seen as the most difficult part of the massive effort to bring the ship back to shore.

Suspected suicide bomber dies near Bangladesh airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:16pm

A man detonated a bomb Friday near a police post on a busy road near Dhaka's airport, killing himself but causing no other injuries, according to Bangladeshi police.

The Latest: White House congratulates European Union

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:57pm

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London attacker cheerful, joking on eve of deadly rampage

Paisley Dodds and Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:59pm

Long before his short stints in jail turned into years behind bars, Khalid Masood was known as Adrian Elms, with a reputation for drinking and an unpredictable temper.

The Latest: UK honors lawmaker who tried to save policeman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:30pm

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Aid group fears hundreds of migrants drowned off Libya

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:57pm

Hundreds of migrants may have died off Libya's coast, a Spanish aid organization said Friday, and Turkish media reported that 11 migrants died after a boat sank in the Aegean.

US-backed Syrian fighters reach IS-held dam in north Syria

Bassem Mroue and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:39pm

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters reached a major dam held by the Islamic State group in northern Syria Friday as Syria's U.N. ambassador said hundreds of American personnel are "invading my country," insisting that any effort to liberate the city of Raqqa — the de facto capital of the Islamic State group — should be done in coordination with the Damascus government.

French president denounces rival's claims of dirty tricks

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:28pm

French President Francois Hollande on Friday vigorously denounced suggestions by the conservative presidential hopeful that Hollande is trying to discredit political rivals behind the scenes by using dirty tricks.

French president denounces rival's claims of dirty tricks

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:09pm

French President Francois Hollande on Friday vigorously denounced suggestions by the conservative presidential hopeful that Hollande is trying to discredit political rivals behind the scenes by using dirty tricks.

Luxembourg leader urges Trump to value EU relations more

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:09pm

The leader of European Union founding nation Luxembourg warned U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday that if he turns a cold shoulder on the EU it will be "a lose-lose situation" for both sides of the Atlantic.

UN warns that destroying cultural heritage may be war crime

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:09pm

The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Friday condemning the unlawful destruction of cultural heritage and warning the Islamic State extremist group, al-Qaida and other combatants that such attacks may constitute war crimes.

Blast rattles Cairo suburb, killing 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:26pm

Egypt's Interior Ministry said a man was killed and three members of his family were injured on Friday when a device exploded while he was cleaning up his backyard in a Cairo suburb.

Colombia official says Venezuela raid may be tied to crisis

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:12pm

A Colombian official said a four-day incursion into the country by Venezuelan troops may have been linked to Colombia's call for elections in the troubled, neighboring south American nation.

Egypt's Mubarak free, acquitted after years-long detention

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:59am

Far from the cameras that followed him closely over six years of legal wrangling, Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak quietly returned home to his family on Friday after winning acquittals and release from a Cairo hospital where he has been detained for years.

London attack: Muslim group raises $25,000 for victims in 48 hours

James Griffiths, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:56am

A crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the victims of Wednesday's terror attack in London has met its goal twice-over in under two days.

Naked group stages disruption by notorious Auschwitz gate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:46am

A group of 11 people took off their clothes, killed a sheep and chained themselves together by the main gate of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz before being detained by police, officials said Friday.