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Exit polls show center-right party leading in Bulgaria

Veselin Toshkov, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 1:34pm

The center-right GERB party of former Prime Minister Boiko Borisov took the lead in Bulgaria's parliamentary election on Sunday, a pair of exit polls showed, a result that if confirmed by official returns indicates support for the country keeping its European identity.

Egypt sentences 56 in migrant boat disaster case to prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 1:34pm

An Egyptian court sentenced 56 defendants Sunday in the case of a boat carrying migrants that capsized off the coastal city of Rosetta in September, killing more than 200 people.

Settler leader: Population growth is end of 2-state solution

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 1:14pm

The number of Israeli settlers living in the West Bank has soared by nearly one-quarter over the past five years to over 420,000 people, a prominent settler leader said Sunday, presenting new population figures that he said put to rest the internationally backed idea of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians.

The Latest: Ex-PM says party is ready to form Bulgaria gov't

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 1:11pm

The Latest on Bulgaria's election Sunday: (all times local):

UK: Attacker used WhatsApp, firm must help police get access

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 11:45am

Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday.

US-backed forces battling for IS-held air base in Syria

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 11:45am

U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces began their assault on an Islamic State-held air base in northern Syria on Sunday, activists said, as reports circulated that residents were evacuating the nearby city of Raqqa, the militants' de facto capital.

6 aid workers killed in South Sudan

Justin Lynch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 11:43am

Six aid workers were ambushed and killed in South Sudan, the deadliest attack on humanitarian workers since the East African nation's civil war began in 2013.

The Latest: Syrian Kurdish forces battle IS over air base

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 11:10am

The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):

Exit polls show Bulgaria's center-right party leading in results from the country's parliamentary election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 11:10am

Exit polls show Bulgaria's center-right party leading in results from the country's parliamentary election.

Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera

Mohamed Sheikh Nor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 10:10am

An emaciated woman writhes on her hospital bed, weakly waving her bony hand to create a current of air.

Yemenis protest on 2nd anniversary of Saudi intervention

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 9:20am

Tens of thousands of Yemenis protested Sunday in the capital Sanaa against the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen as it marked its second anniversary.

Official: Attacker's encrypted WhatsApp message cannot be accessed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 8:52am

A top British official says London attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service.

Dozens detained seeking answers about Belarus mass arrests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 7:50am

Police in Belarus' capital have arrested demonstrators who were demanding to know the whereabouts of friends and relatives detained in the breakup of a mass protest.

Diaz launches bid to be 1st woman to lead Spain's Socialists

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 7:41am

Susana Diaz, the regional president of Andalusia, has launched her bid to become the first woman to lead Spain's Socialist party.

Family of missing ex-FBI agent files lawsuit against Iran

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 7:12am

The family of a former FBI agent who went missing in Iran a decade ago on an unauthorized CIA assignment has filed a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic, accusing it of using "cold, cynical and false denials" to torture his loved ones.

2 militants killed in Bangladesh raid; death toll now 8

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 6:23am

Two suspected militants were killed Sunday in an ongoing military raid on a building where armed militants were holed up in eastern Bangladesh, police and army officials said. Six people, including two policemen, were killed in explosions near that building a day earlier.

No surprise: Beijing's pick Lam chosen as Hong Kong's leader

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 5:02am

The candidate favored by China's Communist leadership was chosen as Hong Kong's new leader on Sunday, in the first such vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the semiautonomous Chinese city's election system in 2014.

4 dead, 23 wounded in grenade attack in southern Philippines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 4:11am

At least four people were killed and 23 others wounded in a grenade attack in the southern Philippines that appears to be unrelated to terrorism, officials said Sunday.

Pakistan to build fence along disputed Afghan border

Zarar Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 2:50am

Pakistan says it has started building a fence along the Afghan border in areas where it says militants have launched cross-border attacks, a move that could worsen tensions with Afghanistan, which has never accepted the colonial-era frontier.