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11 endangered wild elephants rescued from mud in Cambodia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 7:47am

Eleven endangered wild elephants were rescued in Cambodia on Saturday, four days after getting stuck in a 3-meter-deep mud hole, officials said.

UKIP's only member of British Parliament quits party

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 7:47am

The UK Independence Party is losing its only member of the British Parliament in a blow to the upstart anti-Europe party's future.

Ex-guerrilla leader vows to keep fight for East Timor unity

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 7:47am

A former guerrilla fighter has vowed to keep peace and unity as East Timor's new president, delivering a victory speech after the final tally showed he's on course to win the election.

Third Airbus plane purchased by Iran lands in Tehran

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 7:47am

Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that the third of the 100 planes it purchased from Airbus following a landmark nuclear with world powers has joined its commercial fleet.

US military plane makes emergency landing in Indonesia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 7:33am

An American military plane made an emergency landing at an airport in Indonesia's Aceh province, an Indonesian air force spokesman said Saturday. There were no injuries.

Congo must help search for missing UN experts: Rights group

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 7:33am

Congo's government must cooperate with United Nations efforts to locate experts who have been missing in the violent Kasai region for nearly two weeks, Human Rights Watch said Saturday.

Airstrike on rebel-held parts of Syria kill and wound dozens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 7:33am

Warplanes struck rebel-held parts of Syria Saturday killing and wounding scores of people amid clashes on multiple fronts between government forces and insurgent groups in some of the worst violence to hit the country in weeks, opposition activists said Saturday.

Poles celebrate EU on bloc's 60th anniversary with march

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 7:33am

Thousands of Poles marched through Warsaw on Saturday, waving European Union and Polish flags in a show of support for the troubled European project as leaders in Rome marked the 60th anniversary of its founding treaty.

Roadside bomb kills 3 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

Ashraf Sweillam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 7:33am

Egyptian security officials say a roadside bomb planted by suspected Islamic militants has hit a police armored vehicle in the north of the Sinai peninsula, killing three members of the security forces.

Corroded South Korean ferry loaded onto transport vessel

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 7:22am

Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel Saturday, completing what was seen as the most difficult part of the massive effort to bring the ship back to shore nearly three years after it sank.

Belarus' police arrest protesters at banned demonstration

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 7:22am

Police in the Belarusian capital have begun wide-scale arrests protesters who had gathered for a forbidden demonstration that they hoped would build on a rising wave of defiance of the former Soviet republic's authoritarian government.

EU puts pen to paper on unity pledge during 60th anniversary

Frances D'Emilio and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 7:02am

With Britain already heading out the door, the 27 remaining European Union nations on Saturday sought to keep the bloc moving forward by enshrining a pledge to give member nations more freedom to form partial alliances and set policy when unanimity is out of reach.

Police clash with anti-Christian mob in southern Egypt

Hagag Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 6:32am

Police have used tear gas to disperse an angry mob of Muslims approaching Christian homes in southern Egypt.

Maldives' first democratic leader, ex-strongman sign pact

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 6:13am

The first democratically elected president of the Maldives said Saturday that he has signed an agreement with his one-time archrival and former strongman to try to restore democracy in the archipelago state.

McCain calls for Tillerson to be given team at US State Dept

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 5:00am

U.S. Sen. John McCain is urging President Donald Trump to nominate a team of senior officials at the State Department to back up new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Vehicle attacks: easy success for IS, challenge for police

Dominique Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 5:00am

In the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group became infamous for its spectacular variations on explosive vehicles. For attacks in the West, it has advocated the use of the same tool but suggested a simpler method, encouraging its followers to use regular vehicles to achieve bloodshed.

Former Palestinian prisoner found shot dead in Gaza

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 3:40am

A former Palestinian prisoner whom Israel sent to Gaza after his release has been found shot dead at the entrance of his house in Gaza City.

Recovering sunken ferry to heal or harden South Korea's rift

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:32pm

Days after South Korea's president was removed from office, a ferry was lifted slowly from the waters where it sank three years earlier — a disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, and ignited public fury against Park Geun-hye and became a nationally polarizing issue.

Protests disrupt French Guiana, prompt US travel warning

Pieter Van Maele, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:22pm

Large protests have spread throughout French Guiana, blocking roads to neighboring Brazil and Suriname and prompting the U.S. government to issue a travel warning Friday for the French territory in South America.