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Police: Cruise ship off western Norway issues mayday call in heavy winds, 1,300 passengers are being evacuated

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 10:07am

Police: Cruise ship off western Norway issues mayday call in heavy winds, 1,300 passengers are being evacuated.

Kazakh capital changes name to honor longtime leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 8:33am

Kazakhstan has renamed its capital to Nur-Sultan, in honor of the country's longtime leader who resigned this week.

Trump, Israeli leader have mutually beneficial relationship

Matthew Lee and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 8:29am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was glowing as he stepped up to a podium in the backyard of his Jerusalem home to welcome U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to a holiday dinner.

The Latest: 'Still have work to do' says US after IS fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 6:49am

The Latest on the battle against the Islamic State group in Syria (all times local):

The Latest: Somali forces end attack by Islamic extremists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 4:32am

The Latest on an extremist attack in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu (all times local):

Extremists attack Somalia govt office, minister among 5 dead

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 2:52am

Gunmen set off a suicide car bombing and then stormed a government building in Somalia's capital Saturday, killing at least five people including the country's deputy labor minister, police said. It was the latest attack by Islamic extremists in the troubled Horn of Africa nation.

Explosion heard in Somali capital Mogadishu, scene of many deadly attacks by Islamic extremists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 2:47am

Explosion heard in Somali capital Mogadishu, scene of many deadly attacks by Islamic extremists.

Timeline of the rise and fall of the Islamic State group

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 2:07am

The Islamic State group erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate."

AP PHOTOS: Romanian youth spin burning tires in Lent ritual

Vadim Ghirda, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 1:49am

Romanian children and youth spin burning tires and light fires in the Transylvanian hills in a ritual that marks the beginning of Orthodox Lent.

Tens of thousands in southern Africa need help after cyclone

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 1:39am

A second week has begun of efforts to find and help tens of thousands of people after Cyclone Idai devastated parts of southern Africa.

Timeline: Key events since Thailand's last general election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 1:31am

Thailand will hold its first general election Sunday since the military ousted the elected government in a coup nearly five years ago.

Twin bombing at Afghan ceremony kills 4, including official

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 1:17am

A twin bombing at a public ceremony in southern Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least four people, including a provincial official, and wounded more than 30, officials said.

US-backed Syrian force says it has liberated last area held by the Islamic State group in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 12:21am

US-backed Syrian force says it has liberated last area held by the Islamic State group in Syria.

Pakistan showcases military even as tensions with India ease

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 11:51pm

Pakistan celebrated its national day on Saturday with a military parade showcasing its missiles, tanks and aircraft, even as the prime minister and his Indian counterpart exchanged goodwill messages in a sign of easing tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 12:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 10:41pm

Attorney General William Barr is reviewing the special counsel's report on the Russia investigation at the Justice Department. That's according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday. Barr received the final report on the Russia investigation Friday afternoon and said he could notify Congress of the "principal findings" as soon as Saturday.

Thailand's new government could be unstable, short-lived

Stephen Wright, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 9:33pm

Thailand's election Sunday is likely to produce a weak, unstable government whether it's a civilian or military-backed party that cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new phase of uncertainty in a country that's a U.S. ally in Southeast Asia and one of the world's top tourist destinations.

Mexico accounts for final 'ghost' prisoners at penal colony

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 8:39pm

As they closed down the last island penal colony in the hemisphere after more than a century, Mexican authorities faced a conundrum: they had lost track of 16 inmates registered at the Islas Marias prison.

Local officials say 26 killed, 28 injured in China bus fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 6:44pm

A fire on a tour bus traveling along a highway in central China has left 26 people dead and as many as 30 injured, local authorities reported Saturday.

Local authorities report 26 killed, 28 injured after tour bus catches fire on highway in central China's Hunan province

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 6:24pm

Local authorities report 26 killed, 28 injured after tour bus catches fire on highway in central China's Hunan province.