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11 endangered wild elephants rescued from mud in Cambodia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 6:22am

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

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.

Belarus activists arrested before planned protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 5:30am

Riot police in the Belarusian capital have raided the office of a human-rights group hours ahead of an attempt by opposition activists to mount a large protest march.

EU leaders mark bloc's 60th anniversary as turning point

Frances D'Emilio and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 5:22am

European Union leaders marked the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty on Saturday as a turning point in their history in the knowledge that Britain will officially trigger divorce proceedings from the bloc next week.

Airstrike on rebel-held Syrian city inflicts casualties

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

Syrian opposition activists say airstrikes have struck the northwestern rebel-held city of Idlib, inflicting casualties.

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.

Congo must help search for missing UN experts: Rights group

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 3:40am

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.

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.

Corroded South Korean ferry loaded onto transport vessel

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:14pm

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.

Suspected suicide bomber dies near Bangladesh airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:16pm

A man detonated a bomb Friday near a police post on a busy road near Dhaka's airport, killing himself but causing no other injuries, according to Bangladeshi police.

The Latest: White House congratulates European Union

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:57pm

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London attacker cheerful, joking on eve of deadly rampage

Paisley Dodds and Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:59pm

Long before his short stints in jail turned into years behind bars, Khalid Masood was known as Adrian Elms, with a reputation for drinking and an unpredictable temper.

The Latest: UK honors lawmaker who tried to save policeman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:30pm

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Aid group fears hundreds of migrants drowned off Libya

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:57pm

Hundreds of migrants may have died off Libya's coast, a Spanish aid organization said Friday, and Turkish media reported that 11 migrants died after a boat sank in the Aegean.

US-backed Syrian fighters reach IS-held dam in north Syria

Bassem Mroue and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:39pm

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters reached a major dam held by the Islamic State group in northern Syria Friday as Syria's U.N. ambassador said hundreds of American personnel are "invading my country," insisting that any effort to liberate the city of Raqqa — the de facto capital of the Islamic State group — should be done in coordination with the Damascus government.

French president denounces rival's claims of dirty tricks

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:28pm

French President Francois Hollande on Friday vigorously denounced suggestions by the conservative presidential hopeful that Hollande is trying to discredit political rivals behind the scenes by using dirty tricks.