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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:04pm

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 whenever it wishes.

South African anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada dies at 87

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:31pm

South African anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada dies at 87.

Red Bull heir enjoys jet-set life 4 years after hit-and-run

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:21pm

The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a drip, drip, drip trail of brake fluid up a street, down an alley, and into the gated estate of one of Thailand's richest families.

Guatemala officials say 3 suspected thieves burned alive

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:10pm

Officials in Guatemala say a crowd in a rural community has burned three men alive who were accused of a killing and robbery, while authorities were able to rescue a fourth burned man.

Rights group: Coalition isn't protecting Mosul civilians

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:24pm

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 militant group alongside Iraqi ground forces, Amnesty International said Tuesday.

Nuclear arms ban talks begin at UN, but US, others boycott

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:22pm

U.N. talks aimed at banning nuclear weapons began Monday, but the United States, Russia, China and other nuclear-armed nations are sitting out a discussion they see as impractical.

Mosul: 112 civilian bodies pulled from site of coalition airstrike

Muwafaq Mohammad, Ghazi Balkiz and Arwa Damon, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:46pm

Over the past three days, 112 bodies have been pulled from the site of a March 17 coalition airstrike in Mosul, senior Iraqi health official Ahmed Dubardani said.

Chile leader visits Haiti as UN prepares for troop pullout

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:01pm

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet traveled to Haiti on Monday for talks with government and U.N. officials weeks before the start of her country's announced withdrawal of military peacekeepers.

Report: Blacks make up 1.2 percent of Mexico's population

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:34pm

A Mexican census report said Monday that 1.38 million Mexicans identify themselves as having African ancestors, equal to about 1.2 percent of the country's population.

Puerto Rico police: 3 people shot dead, set on fire in car

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:34pm

Authorities in Puerto Rico say three people have been shot dead and their bodies set on fire in a remote mountain town.

Global Jewish group celebrates new Central Europe office

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:04pm

The American Jewish Committee, a global Jewish advocacy organization, celebrated the opening of a new Central Europe office on Monday in Warsaw.

Agustina Castro, Fidel and Raul's sister, dies in Cuba at 78

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:24pm

Agustina del Carmen Castro Ruz, the youngest sibling of Fidel and Raul Castro, has died in Cuba. She was 78.

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail

Nataliya Vasilyeva and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:02pm

The wave of nationwide demonstrations that shook Russia's long dormant political scene over the weekend showed a new face of protest: mostly teenage demonstrators driven by accusations of high-level official corruption, glaring amid the nation's painful two-year recession.

Jordan FM: Arab world 'realizes urgency' of tackling crises

Karin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:14pm

Arab leaders "realize the urgency" of tackling long-running regional crises, from war to high unemployment, Jordan's foreign minister said Monday after chairing a meeting of his counterparts from the region.

Family pays tribute to American slain in terror attack

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:56pm

The family of an American slain in last week's terror attack in London expressed gratitude for the kindness of strangers on Monday, offering hope and resolve that some good would result from the tragedy.

AP PHOTOS: Echoes of the past remain despite Belfast changes

Alastair Grant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:45pm

The upbeat Belfast of today looks and feels nothing like the high-security city that once captured world headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Robbery at Cartier shop in Monaco: jewelry found, 4 arrests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:40pm

Monaco's prosecutor and police chief say four people have been arrested and almost all the stolen pieces of jewelry have been found, two days after an armed heist at a luxurious Cartier jewelry shop in Monte Carlo.

EU summons Filipino envoy to explain Duterte tirade

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:30pm

The European Union on Monday summoned a Philippine envoy to explain an expletive-laden tirade by President Rodrigo Duterte, who threatened to hang EU officials for opposing his efforts to re-impose the death penalty.

US-backed fighters pause military action near Syria dam

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:53am

U.S.-backed forces in northern Syria paused military operations near a dam held by the Islamic State group on Monday to allow engineers to fix any problems after conflicting reports about its stability.