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Algerians set to continue protest for Bouteflika to quit

Hassan Moali, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 4:41am

Organizers in Algeria are predicting huge demonstrations across the country's major cities as protesters step up their demand for the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Sudan summons Egypt's ambassador over border dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 4:29am

Sudan has summoned Egypt's ambassador to protest his country's announcement of an international tender in a disputed border area between the two nations.

Thaksin allies face uphill battle in bid to oust Thai junta

Preeyapa T. Khunsong and Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 4:07am

The political movement that has won every Thai election in nearly two decades is facing its biggest test yet: Squaring off against the allies of the military junta that removed it from power and rewrote the electoral rules with the goal of putting an end to those victories.

'Rise up!' NZ students heal with haka after mosque attacks

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 3:57am

Their voices have thundered across this heartsick city, in parks and at flower memorials and schools. Day after day, the students of Christchurch have gathered, feet smashing the ground in unison as they chant the words of their nation's indigenous people in an outpouring of grief and love and support.

20 detained at protests in Kazakhstan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 3:29am

Media reports say that more two dozen people have been detained in Kazakhstan's capital over a proposed name change.

Hezbollah, US support on Pompeo's agenda in Lebanon

Zeina Karam and Mathew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 3:13am

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Lebanon on Friday amid strong regional condemnation of President Donald Trump's declaration that it's time the U.S. recognized Israel's sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Protesters block Iraq president's pathway over ferry sinking

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

Iraqi residents of the northern city of Mosul, angry over the sinking of a ferry in the Tigris River that killed 95 people, blocked a road where Iraq's presidential convoy was passing on Friday, chanting "no to corruption" and pelting the provincial governor's car with stones in protest.

North Korea abruptly withdraws 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 a liaison office with South Korea on Friday, a development that is likely to put a damper on ties between the countries and further complicate global diplomacy on North Korea's nuclear program.

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 kill 5 insurgents, 11-year-old boy in Kashmir

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

Indian security forces killed five militants and an 11-year-old hostage in three separate clashes in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, police and the army said Friday.

Trump's Golan statement draws strong regional condemnation

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

From Syria to Turkey and beyond, President Donald Trump's abrupt declaration that Washington will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights drew strong condemnation on Friday.

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 calls for solidarity at Muslim summit in Istanbul

Zeynep Bilginsoy and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 12:37am

New Zealand's deputy prime minister said the gunman accused of killing 50 people in two mosques in the South Pacific nation would spend the rest of his life in isolation in prison and called for solidarity to eradicate "hate-filled ideologies."

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.