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Iraqi president in Mosul after sinking of ferry killed 94

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 2:51am

Iraq's president has rushed to the northern city of Mosul and is holding meetings with security officials there over the sinking of a ferry in the Tigris River that killed 94 people.

Seoul: North Korea withdrew staff from liaison office

Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Hyung-Jyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 1:44am

North Korea abruptly withdrew its staff from an inter-Korean liaison office in the North on Friday, Seoul officials said.

South Korea says North Korea has withdrawn its staff from an inter-Korean liaison office in North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 1:35am

South Korea says North Korea has withdrawn its staff from an inter-Korean liaison office in North Korea.

Indian forces kills 5 insurgents, 12-year-old boy in Kashmir

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 1:17am

Indian security forces say they have killed five militants and one civilian in gunbattles in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir.

Syria slams Trump statement on Israel sovereignty in Golan

Albert Aji, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 12:59am

Syria slammed President Donald Trump's abrupt declaration that Washington will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, saying Friday the statement was "irresponsible" and a threat to international peace and stability.

Man in north China drives into pedestrians, killing 6

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 12:58am

A man who tried to kill his wife and daughter crashed his car into pedestrians in northern China on Friday, killing six of them, authorities said.

NZ's foreign minister arrives in Turkey for Muslim summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 12:37am

New Zealand's deputy prime minister is attending an emergency session of an umbrella organization of Muslim nations in Turkey after a gunman killed 50 people in two mosques in the South Pacific nation.

Grenade thrown at Russian Consulate in Greece; no injuries

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 12:13am

Assailants suspected of belonging to a left-wing militant group threw a hand grenade at the Russian Consulate in Athens on Friday, causing minor damage and no injuries, Greek authorities said.

2 powerful cyclones spinning toward north Australian coast

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:47pm

Two powerful cyclones are blowing toward Australia's sparsely populated north where around 2,000 people have been evacuated from the east coast of the Northern Territory ahead of strong winds, mountainous waves and flooding rain.

US forces say 2 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:43pm

Two American service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan on Friday, the U.S. and NATO forces said, providing no other details on the combat deaths.

U.S. forces say 2 American service members have been killed during an operation in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:26pm

U.S. forces say 2 American service members have been killed during an operation in Afghanistan.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:41pm

New Zealanders observed the Muslim call to prayer Friday in reflecting on the moment when 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques were slain. The imam of one of the mosques attacked said the gunman's acts had left the country broken-hearted but not broken. Later in the day, a mass funeral was held to bury 26 of the victims at a cemetery where several already have been laid to rest.

New Thai election rules make it hard to trump junta's pick

Grant Peck, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 9:03pm

Thailand heads to the polls Sunday to vote in the country's first general election since the military toppled an elected government in a coup nearly five years ago.

American skier, 20, dies in fall from cliff in Swiss Alps

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:18pm

Police in southwestern Switzerland say a 20-year-old American who was skiing off-piste has died after falling dozens of meters off a rocky cliff.

Nicaragua government, opposition to discuss prisoner release

Gabriela Selser, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:23pm

Nicaragua's government and opposition began negotiating Thursday how to carry out the release of hundreds of political prisoners arrested in the past year of unrest.

Steve Bannon says Europe's populists 'don't need me'

Karl Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:14pm

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon on Thursday predicted a "stunning victory" for populists and nationalists in the European Parliament elections in May and said they can achieve it without his help.

Facing arrest warrant, candidate delays return to Guatemala

Sonia Perez D., Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 1:21pm

Presidential hopeful and former chief prosecutor Thelma Aldana will not immediately return to Guatemala after a warrant was issued for her arrest, she said in interviews with local media Thursday.

Iraqi health official says death toll from river ferry disaster has climbed to 83

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 12:31pm

Iraqi health official says death toll from river ferry disaster has climbed to 83.

UN food agency cites progress in Yemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:46am

The head of the U.N.'s World Food Program says progress has been made in Yemen, months after he accused Houthi rebels of stealing food from the hungry by diverting aid.