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Morgue reopens as Kim's body reportedly leaves Malaysia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:21am

Malaysian police on Thursday stopped guarding the morgue that has held the body of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's murdered half brother, after a van departed amid reports that his remains would leave the country.

Duterte threatens to humiliate news outlets for drug reports

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:20am

The Philippine president has unleashed an expletive-laden tirade against the country's leading newspaper and TV network and threatened to publicly humiliate the outfits and their owners, whom he accused of distorting stories about his anti-drug crackdown.

Aide to warlord Kony surrenders as US pulls from mission

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:14am

A rebel in charge of communications for warlord Joseph Kony has surrendered to Ugandan forces, the military said Thursday, shortly after the U.S. indicated it was pulling out of the international manhunt for one of Africa's most notorious fugitives.

Kosovars heard proposing bomb on Venice's Rialto bridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:12am

Italian police have arrested three Kosovans in the city of Venice and said one was caught on a phone intercept proposing they bomb the Rialto bridge. A minor was also detained.

German prosecutors charge migrant in slaying of student

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:10am

German prosecutors have charged a young migrant with murder in the rape and killing last year of a university student.

S Korea's Park questioned at court hearing on arrest request

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:02am

South Korea's disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye left court visibly fatigued after a nearly nine-hour hearing by the judge who will decide, perhaps by Friday morning, if she should be arrested over the corruption allegations that have already toppled her from power.

UN secretary-general starts official visit to Iraq

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:02am

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Iraq on Thursday amid a growing humanitarian crisis due to months-long fighting against the Islamic State group in Mosul, as the extremist group claimed responsibility for an overnight suicide attack in Baghdad.

Scholars urge China to let academic return to Australia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:00am

Dozens of scholars in Australia, the U.S., Britain and Hong Kong are urging Beijing to free a Sydney-based academic, warning that its refusal to allow him to return home is raising concerns about the risks of conducting research in China.

Prince Charles joins Romanian folk dance on European tour

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:52am

Britain's Prince Charles joined in a traditional folk dance Thursday during his visit to Romania, Italy and Austria, a trip seen as an effort to reassure European Union nations that Britain remains a close ally.

UK rejects attempt to challenge assisted suicide laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:50am

Britain's High Court has denied a bid by a terminally ill man to challenge the law on assisted suicide, ruling that the issue was already considered in recent years and does not merit further analysis.

Cambodia marks 20 years since deadly grenade attack

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:42am

Hundreds of members of Cambodia's opposition party held a ceremony Thursday marking the 20th anniversary of a grenade attack in the nation's capital that killed 16 people.

China's Xi to meet Trump in Mar-a-Lago on April 6-7

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:42am

President Donald Trump will meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for the first time on April 6-7 at Trump's Florida resort, China's foreign ministry announced Thursday, amid a range of pressing issues from trade, to North Korea and territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Russian long-range bombers used in war games in Tajikistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:42am

The Russian military says its long-range bombers have practiced hitting targets in Tajikistan during joint drills with the Central Asian nation.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:42am

Top members of the Senate intelligence committee are promising to steer clear of politics as they open a hearing on Russian interference in America's presidential election. Ranking Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia says that if the public knew the full extent of the problem, it would be a chilling experience. Warner and committee Chairman Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, are ready for a hearing on disinformation tactics.

Ethiopia extends national state of emergency by 4 months

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:32am

Ethiopian lawmakers on Thursday extended the country's six-month state of emergency for an additional four months. The widely expected move came amid reports of continued violence and anti-government activities in some remote, restive areas.

UNHCR: Number of Syrian refugees tops 5 million mark

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:31am

The number of Syrians who have fled their country after six years of war has surpassed the 5 million mark, the U.N. refugee agency said Thursday.

Germany agrees new rules to combat child marriages

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:30am

Germany's governing parties have agreed on new rules to ensure that most marriages involving under-18s aren't legally recognized in the country.

From poor eyesight to bad teeth, pandas' needs grow with age

Helene Franchineau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:21am

Failing eyesight, poor digestion, bad teeth, limbs no longer so limber: With captive giant pandas living longer than ever, the list of their physical and even emotional needs is growing.

Japan ruling party urges strike ability amid NKorea threat

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:51am

Japan's ruling party urged the government Thursday to consider arming the country with more advanced and offensive capability, such as striking enemy targets with cruise missiles, further loosening the self-defense-only military posture Japan has had since the end of World War II.