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Malaysian police stop guarding morgue that held Kim's body

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:20am

Malaysian police have stopped guarding the morgue that held the body of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's murdered half brother, after a van departed amid reports his remains may soon leave the country.

IS claims responsibility for Baghdad Wednesday attack

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:20am

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an overnight suicide attack Baghdad that left 17 people dead and 48 wounded.

UNHCR: Number of Syrian refugees tops 5 million mark

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:00am

The U.N.'s refugee agency says the number of Syrians who have fled their country after six years of war has topped the 5 million mark.

Japan ruling party urges strike ability amid NKorea threat

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:51am

Japan's ruling party urged the government Thursday to consider arming the country with more advanced and offensive capability, such as striking enemy targets with cruise missiles, further loosening the self-defense-only military posture Japan has had since the end of World War II.

Philippines says China wants to survey seas to its east

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:51am

The Philippines said Thursday that China wants to survey potentially resource-rich seas off the country's northeast coast but Manila will agree only if a Filipino scientist is allowed to observe.

Italy: Police detain 4 suspected of being part of jihad cell

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:50am

Italian police have detained three Kosovars and a minor in Venice on suspicion of being part of a jihadist cell.

Thai prosecutors postpone appearance for Red Bull heir

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:41am

An heir to the Red Bull fortune won another delay Thursday in facing charges over an alleged hit-and-run that killed a police officer almost five years ago.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:41am

The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee says some tactics Russia used to meddle in last year's presidential election would give shivers to anyone who believes in American democracy. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia talked to reporters ahead of a congressional hearing that will address how the Kremlin allegedly uses technology to spread disinformation in the U.S. and Europe.

Dane urges people to report illegal pizza bakers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:40am

Denmark's integration minister is urging people to turn in pizza bakers if they suspect they are employing illegal immigrants.

Ethiopia extends state of emergency by 4 months

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:31am

Ethiopian lawmakers have extended the state of emergency declared six months ago for an additional four months.

China's Xi to meet Trump in Mar-a-Lago on April 6-7

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:11am

Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump will meet for the first time on April 6-7 at the latter's Florida resort, China's foreign ministry announced Thursday.

Police investigate explosion outside courthouse in Saskatoon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:00am

Police in the Canadian city of Saskatoon are investigating the detonation of an improvised explosive device at the provincial courthouse.

Famed lawyer says Trump 'clearly' endorsed Palestinian state

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:00am

Prominent U.S. lawyer Alan Dershowitz says President Trump spoke to him "clearly" about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that would lead to an independent Palestinian state.

Poles face post-Brexit Europe with confusion and fear

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:04am

Poles, who have settled in large numbers in Britain in recent years, expressed confusion and apprehension as Britain formally triggered the process to leave the European Union.

New protests in Paris after police killing of Chinese man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 1:50am

A late-night protest broke out in central Paris over the police killing of a Chinese man in a raid at his home.

Emirati academic gets 10 years in prison over tweets

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 1:42am

An Emirati academic held since August 2015 over his tweets has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, activists and state-run media reported, just days after another activist was detained by authorities in the Western ally nation.

Mosul lays bare the challenge of asymmetric warfare

Dan Perry and Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 1:28am

As the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul drags on, many might ask: Why has it taken the combined militaries of the United States and Iraq backed by an international coalition more than two years to dislodge a relatively small force of militants lacking heavy weaponry?

Cambodia marks 20 years since deadly grenade attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 1:01am

Hundreds of members of Cambodia's opposition party held a remembrance Thursday marking the 20th anniversary of a grenade attack that killed 16 people.

S Korea's Park questioned at court hearing on arrest request

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:01am

South Korea's disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye was being questioned Thursday by a court that will decide if she should be arrested over corruption allegations that have already toppled her from power.