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Blast kills 8 children collecting scrap metal in Sudan

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 3:19am

Sudanese officials say eight children have been killed in an explosion near a military facility where they were searching for scrap metal to resell.

More passengers lifted off Norway cruise ship before towing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 2:53am

Rescue workers are evacuating more passengers from a cruise ship that had engine problems in bad weather off Norway's western coast while authorities prepare to tow the vessel to a nearby port.

Kurds to rally in Turkey ahead of key local elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 2:01am

Supporters of a pro-Kurdish party in Turkey are planning to rally for local elections that will test the Turkish president's popularity.

Russian arrested smuggling drugged orangutan in Indonesia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 1:00am

Indonesian authorities have arrested a Russian tourist who was attempting to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of the resort island of Bali, a conservation official said Sunday.

Driver working with NBC News killed in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 12:44am

A driver working with NBC News reporters in Syria was killed Saturday by an explosive device in eastern Syria, where several media outlets are covering the liberation of the last sliver of territory held by the Islamic State group.

Venezuelan power struggle creates diplomatic duel abroad

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 11:03pm

When Lorena Delgado approached the Venezuelan consulate in Colombia's capital on a recent afternoon hoping to extend the life of her expiring passport, she found the metal gates to the languishing building shuttered.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 10:40pm

Justice Department officials are considering just how much of the special counsel's report on Russia's election interference will be revealed to Congress and the public. Attorney General William Barr received Robert Mueller's report on Friday and is expected to release a summary of key findings sometime Sunday. Democratic lawmakers are renewing their calls for getting the entire report as well as evidence gathered by investigators.

Another cyclone bears down on northwest Australian coast

Trevor Marshallsea, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 9:15pm

Residents of Australia's northwest coast were bracing for a torrid night of fierce winds and heavy rain on Sunday as the country's second major cyclone of the weekend slowly wound toward land.

The Latest: Thai junta leader plays golf after voting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 8:15pm

The Latest on Thailand's general election (all times local):

Thais vote in long-delayed poll pitting junta versus critics

Stephen Wright and Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 7:07pm

Nearly five years after a coup, Thailand was voting Sunday in a long-delayed election that sets a military-backed party against the populist political force the generals overthrew.

Voting is underway in Thailand's first election since its military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 7:04pm

Voting is underway in Thailand's first election since its military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup.

Cyprus arrests Turkish Kurd terror suspect wanted by Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 2:56pm

Cyprus' government spokesman says authorities have arrested a Turkish Kurd against whom Germany has launched criminal proceedings for "terrorist activities."

Rally in Barcelona against new Spanish far-right party

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 2:29pm

Several hundred people have marched in Barcelona to protest the emergence of a far-right party in Spain ahead of next month's national elections.

Thousands rally against leaders in Serbia, Montenegro

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 2:23pm

Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia against populist President Aleksandar Vucic after political tensions soared last weekend when protesters burst into the state TV building angry over the station's reporting that they view as biased.

Magnitude 6.1 quake rattles nerves in southwestern Colombia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 2:08pm

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck in Colombia shook buildings and frightened residents, but does not appear to have caused any damage.

Venezuela lays out accusations against Guaido's top aide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 1:59pm

Venezuela's government is laying out accusations against a jailed top aide to opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Pompeo tours Lebanese historical sites in ancient city

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 1:09pm

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan spent much of the second and last day of their visit to Lebanon touring historical churches and a centuries-old citadel in this coastal city Saturday.

Mexican officials pick up 21 lost migrants south of Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 12:23pm

Mexican immigration authorities say 21 migrants have been rescued in the northeastern state of Coahuila after wandering near the U.S. border for seven days.

1 killed, 1 injured in Austrian avalanche

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 12:15pm

Authorities say one person was killed and a second seriously injured after getting caught in an avalanche in Austria.