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Congo finds 2 Caucasian bodies in area where UN experts lost

Carley Petesch and Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:54am

Three bodies, including those of a male and female Caucasian, have been found in Congo's Central Kasai province two weeks after two U.N. experts and their colleagues disappeared there, the government said Tuesday.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:43am

The White House is following up its longshot roster of budget cuts with a wish list of $18 billion in reductions, including cuts to medical research, infrastructure and community development grants. Like President Donald Trump's initial 2018 budget proposal, which was panned by both Democrats and Republicans earlier this month, the program has little chance to be enacted.

UK authorities to review suspended sentencing abuse case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:40am

Britain's Crown Prosecution Service says it is considering its options in a case in which a man was spared jail for beating his wife because a judge deemed that she was not a vulnerable person.

German police: Thieves stole huge gold coin with wheelbarrow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:34am

Berlin police say suspects used a wheelbarrow to make off with a 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions.

Amnesty: US-led coalition not protecting Mosul civilians

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:28am

A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions as it helps Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State group, Amnesty International said Tuesday.

3 Kashmir civilians killed in protests against Indian rule

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:13am

Three civilians were killed and 28 other people were injured in anti-India protests that erupted Tuesday following a gunbattle between rebels and government forces that killed a rebel in disputed Kashmir, police and witnesses said.

EU commissioner calls on Hungary to comply with asylum rules

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:13am

Hungary's new legislation allowing for the detention of asylum-seekers in shipping containers at border camps took effect Tuesday, with the European Union's commissioner for migration saying that it needs to comply with the bloc's rules.

The Latest: Central Europe leaders reject migrant plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:05am

The Latest on the flow of migrants and asylum-seekers into Europe (all times local):

Scottish lawmakers to vote on independence referendum call

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:50am

Scotland's parliament is set to vote on a call by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for a referendum on independence within two years.

Scottish lawmakers set to back call for independence vote

Elizabeth Roberts, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:45am

Scottish lawmakers were poised to vote for an independence referendum Tuesday, setting Edinburgh on a collision course with the UK government.

Jailing in Russia of Navalny staff 'attempt to disrupt'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:41am

The jailing of a dozen people working for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was "an obvious attempt to disrupt" his anti-corruption work following major nationwide protests, a spokeswoman for his organization said Tuesday.

Complaints as UK paper focuses on leaders' legs, not policy

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:31am

Britain's Daily Mail tabloid has sparked complaints with a front page photograph focusing on the legs of Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Biggest EU group warns Brexit time to talk too tight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:31am

The European Parliament's biggest group says it will not be possible to negotiate Britain's divorce proceedings and a new relationship at the same time, and warns that the two-year negotiation timeframe will be too short to have a full Brexit resolution.

Kosovo allows Serb premier's visit ahead of election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:20am

Kosovo's foreign minister says Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic can visit the country this week to meet with the ethnic Serb minority there.

Lawyer: Art dealer accepts prized coffin's return to Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:12am

Authorities say a prized 2nd-century B.C. coffin in sculpted marble depicting the 12 labors of Hercules is set to return to Turkey.

Germany nabs Taliban fighter accused of killing US soldiers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:12am

German prosecutors say they've had a 30-year-old Afghan man arrested on suspicion he commanded a Taliban unit responsible for an attack on a convoy that killed 16 American and Afghan soldiers.

Russia general claims US-led coalition hit dam in Syria

Howard Amos, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:06am

A senior Russian general on Tuesday criticized the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants for allegedly targeting Syria's infrastructure — including a key dam — in territory held by the Sunni extremist group.

Colleague: Missing Taiwan activist talked politics on WeChat

Ralph Jennings, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:05am

A Taiwanese pro-democracy activist believed to be in Chinese custody may have attracted the attention of China's security services after he used the social media site WeChat to discuss China-Taiwan relations, a colleague said Tuesday.

S. Korea: bones found near ferry wreckage were from animals

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:54am

Bones found near the wreckage of a South Korean ferry belonged to animals, not missing passengers from the ship's 2014 sinking in which 304 people died, the government announced Tuesday.