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The Latest: UN sends helicopter to aid to Zimbabwe areas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 4:47am

The Latest on the efforts to recover from Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi (all times local):

Thousands rally in Russia's North Caucasus against land deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 4:30am

Some 10,000 people are rallying in Russia's North Caucasus to protest a land swap deal with a neighboring region.

Syrians protest Trump's decision on Golan Heights

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 4:21am

Syria's state news agency says thousands of Syrians have gathered in the streets of different cities to protest President Donald Trump's formal recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights.

Pakistani court grants bail to ex-PM for medical treatment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 4:03am

Pakistan's supreme court has granted six weeks' bail to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for medical treatment at a domestic hospital.

Cyclone relief operations press into Mozambique remote areas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 3:45am

Relief operations are pressing into remote areas to find survivors of the cyclone that ripped into central Mozambique, while trucks carrying aid attempt to travel a badly damaged road to the hard-hit city of Beira.

The Latest: Israeli forces arrest 3 at West Bank campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 3:34am

The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local):

Lebanese president to meet Putin in Moscow

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 3:29am

Lebanese President Michel Aoun is to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin to help get Syrian refugees back home.

The Latest: Spain busts trafficking gang in northern Africa

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 3:15am

The Latest on migrants trying to get to Europe (all times local):

EU official backs key role for Kabul in talks with Taliban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 3:01am

The European Union's top diplomat has expressed support for U.S.-led efforts to resolve Afghanistan's 17-year war but stressed that the Afghan government should have a leading role in the process.

Myanmar Supreme Court hears appeal of jailed journalists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 2:59am

Lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison for their reporting on Myanmar's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims have appealed their conviction to the country's Supreme Court.

Australian reporters charged over Pell gag order violations

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 2:41am

Some of Australia's highest-profile journalists face possible prison sentences and large media organizations could be fined after being ordered to appear in court next month for allegedly breaching a gag order on reporting about Cardinal George Pell's convictions on charges of sexually molesting two choirboys.

Attack on US-backed Syrian fighters kills 7 in northern town

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:54am

An official with the U.S.-backed force in Syria says gunmen have attacked one of their checkpoints in the northern town on Manbij, killing seven fighters.

Turkey: 3 women, 1 infant die as migrant boat sinks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:36am

Turkish authorities say three women and an infant have died after a fiberglass boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off the Turkish coast.

CORRECTS: Ride-hailing service Uber acquires Mideast competitor Careem for $3.1B in largest tech sale in the region.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:03am

CORRECTS: Ride-hailing service Uber acquires Mideast competitor Careem for $3.1B in largest tech sale in the region. (Corrects APNewsAlert that misspelled the name of the Mideast company)

Gaza tense after Israel, Hamas exchange heavy fire overnight

Aron Heller and Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 12:59am

The Gaza border region was quiet but tense on Tuesday morning after a night of heavy fire as Israeli aircraft bombed targets across the Gaza Strip and Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel in what threatened to escalate into a major conflict, just two weeks before the Israeli election.

Election observers say Thai vote count was flawed

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 12:21am

A group of international observers criticized vote counting in Thailand's first election since a 2014 military coup, saying Tuesday that the "tabulation and consolidation of ballots were deeply flawed" though it had no reason to believe the issues affected overall results.

Trial begins against Turkish employee of US Consulate

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 12:13am

A Turkish employee of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul appeared in court Tuesday charged with espionage and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government in a case that further frayed ties between the two NATO allies.

Australian party accused of asking US gun lobby for money

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 6:57pm

Australia's prime minister on Tuesday accused an influential minor political party of trying to "sell Australia's gun laws to the highest bidders" by asking the U.S. gun lobby for donations.

Prince Charles, Camilla tour Old Havana on royal visit

Michael Weissenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 6:14pm

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla began their first full day in Cuba Monday with a visit to Old Havana, touring churches, shops and cafes in the narrow cobblestoned streets of the historic center before other events around the capital city.