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Rare protests erupt against Hamas' 12-year rule over Gaza

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 1:19pm

Hamas is facing the biggest demonstrations yet against its 12-year rule of the Gaza Strip, with hundreds of Palestinians taking to the streets in recent days to protest the dire living conditions in the blockaded territory.

Israel, US intercept long-range missiles during joint drill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:19pm

Israel and the U.S. have successfully intercepted a series of medium to long-range ballistic missiles in a joint drill.

AP Interview: Yemen's rebels say they won't give up port

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:44am

A senior Houthi rebel leader in Yemen said Tuesday that his group will not give up the key port city of Hodeida, the focus of months of U.N.-brokered talks with the government.

AP Explains: Why southern African cyclone is so shattering

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:21am

The lives of hundreds of thousands of people are at risk after a cyclone ripped into central Mozambique and heavy rains continue to fall. Aid groups report people clinging to rooftops and trees as rivers burst their banks and waters rise. Authorities openly worry that the world has not grasped the severity of the crisis.

Dutch police detain genocide suspect sought by Rwanda

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:11am

Dutch police have detained a Rwandan man suspected of involvement in his country's 1994 genocide.

US, Russia divided on Venezuela after talks in Rome

Karl Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:59am

Russia and the United States remain split on how to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, officials from both powers said Tuesday after talks in Rome.

Third suspect in Brazil school shooting is arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:47am

Brazilian authorities say they've arrested a teenager allegedly involved in planning a school shooting in which eight people and two attackers died.

Mexican president promises not to seek re-election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:07am

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has signed an open letter promising to not seek re-election after his six-year term ends in 2024.

EU eyes June to begin membership talks with North Macedonia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:02am

The European Union's top diplomat says the bloc aims to begin membership talks with North Macedonia in June, after the country lifted the biggest obstacle to joining by changing its name last month.

Ambush north of Baghdad kills 3 Iraqi soldiers, wounds 5

Murtada Faraj, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 8:55am

Iraqi security and hospital officials say three soldiers have been killed and five wounded in an ambush on an army patrol north of Baghdad.

Emergency ascent made in Indian Ocean as Nekton Mission's sub cockpit fills with smoke; 2-person crew is safe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 8:06am

Emergency ascent made in Indian Ocean as Nekton Mission's sub cockpit fills with smoke; 2-person crew is safe.

Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano spews hot rock, ash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:36am

An explosion at the crater of Mexico's Popocatepetl stratovolcano has hurled incandescent rock about 1 ½ mile (2.5 kilometers) down its slopes and sent ash into the night sky near the nation's capital.

Kazakhstan's president to step down after 30 years in power

Vladimir Isachenkov and James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:34am

President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only leader that independent Kazakhstan has ever known, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday after three decades in power, raising uncertainty over the future course of the Central Asian country.

Hungary's Orban to attend meeting on party's possible ouster

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:27am

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will be traveling to Brussels to attend a meeting of the main center-right alliance in the European Parliament, set to discuss the expulsion or suspension of Orban's Fidesz party from the group.

Japanese Olympic Committee head resigns amid bribery scandal

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:19am

Tsunekazu Takeda is stepping down as the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee amid a vote-buying scandal that French investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year's Olympics.

Russian media say Kazakhstan's president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has announced in a TV address that he is stepping down

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:15am

Russian media say Kazakhstan's president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has announced in a TV address that he is stepping down.

Algerian protesters continue to demand Bouteflika stand down

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:09am

Organizers say 2,000 students, doctors, dentists and veterinarians have marched in the Algerian capital to demand that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika step down.

The Latest: Russia defense minister meets with Syria's Assad

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 6:43am

The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

Spokesman: US-backed forces capture group of suspects involved in January bombing that killed 4 Americans in Syrian town

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 6:31am

Spokesman: US-backed forces capture group of suspects involved in January bombing that killed 4 Americans in Syrian town.