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Paris clashes over police killing of Chinese man; 3 injured

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:41am

Violent clashes in Paris between baton-wielding police and protesters outraged at the police killing of a Chinese man in his home have seen three police officers injured and 35 protesters arrested, authorities said Tuesday.

Slovak parliament to vote on controversial pardons

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:30am

Lawmakers in Slovakia are debating a proposal to annul pardons by former authoritarian Prime Minister Vladimir Meciar that bar investigations into the kidnapping of the son of late President Michal Kovac, Meciar's political archrival.

2 Kashmir civilians killed in protests against Indian rule

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:20am

Police say two civilians were killed and 18 other people injured in anti-India protests that erupted after a gunbattle between rebels and government forces in disputed Kashmir.

Pakistan launches special anti-polio drive in Islamabad

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:02am

A Pakistani health official says a special anti-polio drive has been launched in Islamabad after traces of the polio virus were found in the city's sewage system.

UN experts urge UAE to free detained human rights advocate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:00am

A group of U.N. experts is calling on the United Arab Emirates to immediately release a leading human rights advocate, saying his arrest was a "direct attack" on the work of rights defenders

Taiwan ex-president Ma found innocent of secrets leak, libel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:00am

Taiwan's China-friendly former President Ma Ying-jeou has been found innocent of libel and leaking confidential information in a case involving suspected influence peddling by a powerful lawmaker.

Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam's body still in the country

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:40am

Malaysia's health minister said Tuesday the body of Kim Jong Nam is still in Malaysia, six weeks after the exiled half brother of North Korea's leader was poisoned in Kuala Lumpur.

UK attacker's wife 'saddened and shocked'; security added

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:40am

The wife of the man who killed four people outside Britain's Parliament last week condemned the attack Tuesday, saying she is "saddened and shocked."

South African anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada dies, 87

Stuart Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:21am

Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail - many of them alongside Nelson Mandela - for working to end South Africa's previous white minority rule, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87 years old.

Amnesty: US-led coalition not protecting Mosul civilians

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:03am

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 militants alongside Iraqi ground forces, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

French candidate's wife faces charges over parliament jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:44am

The wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is facing preliminary charges over well-paid parliamentary jobs that investigators suspect she never performed.

For Turkish president, referendum on power is a big gamble

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:11am

In a slick online video, 22-year-old Turkish student Ali Gul sits in front a drum kit and framed artwork while making tart remarks about Turkey's political leadership. He wraps up by musing that he'll probably get arrested if the video goes viral.

South Korean officials say salvage crews find presumed remains of missing ferry disaster victim

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:40am

South Korean officials say salvage crews find presumed remains of missing ferry disaster victim.

Powerful cyclone slams into Australia's tropical northeast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:22pm

A powerful cyclone slammed into Australia's tropical northeast coast on Tuesday, tearing down fences, snapping trees and knocking out power to tens of thousands of houses, officials said.

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.

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.