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Canada's largest school board stops booking new US travel

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:25pm

Canada's largest school board will no longer book any trips to the U.S. because of fears students might have trouble at the border due to travel restrictions enacted by President Donald Trump.

Erdogan calls for fair, transparent elections in Bulgaria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:15pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized on Thursday what he described as "pressure" on ethnic Turks in Bulgaria ahead of elections in the country.

UN condemns North Korea tests which contribute to nukes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:15pm

The Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch and engine test as "grave" violations of U.N. sanctions that contribute to development of its nuclear weapons delivery systems.

UN chief accuses South Sudan's government of ignoring famine

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:47pm

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres accused South Sudan's government on Thursday of refusing to express "any meaningful concern" about the plight of 100,000 people suffering from famine, 7.5 million in need of humanitarian aid and thousands more fleeing fighting.

The Latest: Man, 75, dies of wounds from London attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:40pm

The latest on the attack outside Britain's Parliament (all times local):

Italian court: No rape happened since woman didn't scream

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:29pm

Italy's justice minister has reportedly asked officials to look into a case in which a court acquitted a man of raping a woman because she didn't scream.

British ex-con, 52, carried out Westminster attack

Paisley Dodds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:15pm

The 52-year-old Briton identified as the Westminster Bridge attacker had a raft of convictions — including assault, weapons possession and public order offenses — spanning two decades, London police said.

Mexican journalist shot dead in northern state of Chihuahua

Peter Orsi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:05pm

A Mexican reporter was gunned down in the northern state of Chihuahua on Thursday, becoming the third journalist to be killed this month in one of the most dangerous countries for media workers.

Ex-Russian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev; Ukraine blames Russia

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:28pm

A former Russian lawmaker who became a vociferous critic of Moscow following his recent move to Ukraine was shot and killed Thursday in Kiev, prompting harsh words between the two neighboring countries.

British woman faces treason-related charges in Rwanda

Ignatius Ssuuna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:12pm

A pregnant British mother of two appeared in a Rwandan court for the first time Thursday since being arrested more than a month ago on treason-related charges.

Somali leader urges help to avert famine

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:49pm

Somalia's president said Thursday that almost half his country's people are facing acute food shortages and about 15 percent are facing famine, and he urged the world to help.

Palestinians: Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:36pm

The Palestinian Health Ministry says Israeli troops killed a 17-year-old Palestinian and wounded another three when soldiers opened fire on their car in the West Bank.

Russian police warn over opposition leader's protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:27pm

Police in Moscow have issued a warning to people intending to take part in an anti-Kremlin march organized by opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

The Latest: Erdogan considers reviewing ties with the EU

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:17pm

The Latest on the diplomatic spat between some European countries and Turkey (all times local):

29 inmates tunnel out of northern Mexico prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:17pm

A group of 29 inmates have tunneled their way out of a prison in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas, authorities said Thursday.

Syrian troops besiege Islamic State stronghold

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:07pm

Syrian government forces are besieging the last Islamic State stronghold in the northern province of Aleppo, weeks after launching an offensive to retake the entire province, state media and an opposition monitoring group reported Thursday.

AP Interview: US pilot describes challenges of bombing IS

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:50pm

The crowded skies over Islamic State-held territory have complicated U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the extremists, though military planners are working to keep fliers safe, an American pilot involved in the bombing campaign has told The Associated Press.

Portugal quizzes Moroccan IS suspect extradited from Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:10pm

Portuguese investigators said Thursday they were preparing to question a 63-year-old Moroccan man extradited from Germany who is suspected of providing financing and recruitment assistance to the Islamic State group.

Car tries to ram Antwerp shopping area; security tightened

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:43am

Belgian authorities tightened security Thursday in the port city of Antwerp after a Frenchman drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area, forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way.