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Iowa family died of gas asphyxiation at Mexican resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:58pm

Autopsies indicate an Iowa couple and their two children died from inhaling toxic gas at a rented condo on Mexico's Caribbean coast, but there was no sign of foul play or suicide, Mexican authorities said Saturday.

The Latest: France mourns police officer slain in attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:15pm

The Latest on the extremist attack in southern France (all times local):

Mexican police find bodies of 15 men crammed into pickup

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:27pm

Police in western Mexico have found the bullet-ridden bodies of 15 men crammed into a pickup truck left on a roadside.

Nigerian police: Boko Haram to free 1 more kidnapped girl

Haruna Umar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:05pm

Islamic extremists who abducted 111 girls last month in Nigeria's northern village of Dapchi are releasing one more girl, Nigeria's police chief said Saturday.

Greece arrests 3 traffickers holding 21 migrants hostage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:58pm

Greek police in the northern city of Thessaloniki say they have arrested three Pakistanis who allegedly held 21 migrants hostage in a warehouse on the outskirts of the city, demanding money to release them.

Poland marks new holiday for Poles who saved Jews in WWII

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:18pm

Polish officials held prayers and ceremonies honoring Poles who gave shelter and aid to Jews during the Holocaust as the country for the first time marked a new national holiday in their memory.

'He fell a hero:" French praise policeman in hostage swap

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:04pm

The French police officer who swapped places with a female supermarket employee being held hostage had already received a lifetime of accolades by the time he walked unarmed into the store under attack by an extremist gunman.

Egypt: Car bomb in Alexandria kills 2 policemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:37pm

A bomb placed under a nearby car exploded Saturday in the coastal city of Alexandria as the city security chief's convoy passed by, killing two policemen and wounding four others, the Interior Ministry said.

Eiffel Tower protest: Marchers back more US gun control

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:21pm

Calls for greater gun control in the U.S. came from across the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday as demonstrators near the Eiffel Tower demanded that U.S. politicians "protect children, not guns!"

Mexican prosecutors arrest 3 ex-officials in killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:03pm

Prosecutors in the northern Mexico border state of Chihuahua have arrested an ex-prosecutor and two other former officials for abuse of authority, accusing them of failing to properly investigate the killings of eight women.

Hundreds gather to leave second pocket in Syria's Ghouta

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:57pm

Hundreds of members of a rebel group and their relatives boarded Saturday 17 buses in preparation to leave eastern Ghouta to opposition-held areas north of the country Saturday as part of an agreement to evacuate the second of three pockets held by opposition fighters east of the capital Damascus, Syria's state media reported.

Thousands of Africans protest Israeli deportation plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:31pm

Thousands of African asylum seekers and their local supporters are protesting against an Israeli plan to deport them.

Turkish army and allies in 'total control' of Syria's Afrin

Lefteris Pitarakis and Mehmet Guzel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:21pm

The Turkish army and Syrian opposition fighters it backs have "total control" of the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria, according to the country's official news agency on Saturday, nearly a week after they captured the main town that carries the same name.

Italy elects parliament speakers, kicks off govt transition

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:11pm

Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni formally resigned Saturday following the election of new parliament speakers, but was immediately asked by the president to stay on while the country's political factions jostle to try to form a new government.

Catalonia's parliament suspends vote on jailed candidate

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:45am

The speaker of Catalonia's parliament suspended a scheduled vote Saturday to elect a jailed separatist leader as the new regional president of the restive northeastern corner of Spain.

Afghanistan: Sticky bomb blast in Kabul kills 1, wounds 13

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:20am

A sticky bomb detonated in the Afghan capital Kabul killing one person and wounding 13 others, officials said Saturday.

Russia says IS-linked militant killed by police in Dagestan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:00am

Russia says a militant affiliated with the Islamic State group has been killed in a battle with police in the country's southern republic of Dagestan.

Turkey's president calls anti-war students "terrorists"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:39am

Turkey's president on Saturday criticized anti-war students at a top university, calling them "terrorists" and promising to oust them from their studies.

Peruvian judge bars ex-president from leaving the country for 18 months during investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:26am

Peruvian judge bars ex-president from leaving the country for 18 months during investigation.