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3 dead as Bangladesh government troops raid militants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 10:20am

Two civilians and a policeman were killed in explosions in Bangladesh on Saturday as troops raided a suspected military hideout in the country's east, police said.

Belarus police arrest over 400 protesters; many are beaten

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 9:48am

Police in Belarus cracked down hard Saturday on opposition protesters who tried to hold a forbidden demonstration in the capital — a human rights group said more than 400 people were arrested and many were beaten.

The Latest: Poland: EU declaration renews the bloc's unity

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 9:28am

The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local):

US military plane makes emergency landing in Indonesia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 9:22am

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.

Corroded South Korean ferry loaded onto transport vessel

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 9:17am

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.

Rape reaches 'epic proportions' in South Sudan's civil war

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 8:57am

After months of being raped by her rebel captors in the middle of South Sudan's civil war, the young woman became pregnant. Held in a muddy pit, sometimes chained to other prisoners, she later watched her hair fall out and her weight plummet. But the child was a spark of life.

Airstrikes across rebel-held Syria kill and wound scores

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 8:51am

Warplanes struck rebel-held parts of Syria Saturday hitting a women's prison and a clinic, killing and wounding scores of people, amid clashes on multiple fronts between government forces and insurgent groups in some of the worst violence the country has witnessed in weeks, opposition activists said Saturday.

Dozens arrested in Kyrgyzstan protest over jailed dissident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 8:45am

Supporters of a jailed former lawmaker tried to break through a police cordon outside the national security agency's headquarters in Kyrgyzstan's capital, but police turned them back with flash grenades. Dozens were arrested.

Bulgarian nationalists protest at Turkish border before vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 8:24am

 Bulgarian nationalists kept up their protests at the Turkish border Saturday against Bulgarian citizens living permanently in Turkey who are coming in to vote in Bulgaria's election.

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

Raimundos Oki, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 8:17am

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.