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The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:41pm

A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for "the safest country in the world" have been buried before hundreds of mourners, the first funerals for victims of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand. The funerals of 44-year-old Khalid Mustafa and 15-year-old Hamza Mustafa came five days after a white supremacist methodically gunned down 50 worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch _ a massacre that he broadcast live on Facebook.

Press groups condemn killing of Honduras journalist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 8:55pm

Press groups are condemning the weekend slaying of a Honduran television journalist.

Guatemala confirms warrant for presidential candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 6:00pm

A Guatemalan court said Tuesday that an arrest warrant has been issued for a former Guatemalan prosecutor who is running for president.

Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 5:34pm

Smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by nearly five times, according to the biggest-ever study to examine the impact of pot on psychotic disorder rates.

The first funeral for one of 50 victims of the New Zealand mosque massacre has begun

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 5:31pm

The first funeral for one of 50 victims of the New Zealand mosque massacre has begun.

Nicaragua opposition demands conditions for resuming talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:59pm

Opposition delegates to talks on resolving Nicaragua's political standoff said Tuesday they will not return to the table until the government shows "signs of goodwill" on demands such as the full release of hundreds considered political prisoners.

Mexican government apologizes in deaths of 2 students

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:44pm

Mexico's government has formally apologized to the families of two university students who were shot to death by soldiers in 2010.

Dutch police say they have arrested another man on suspicion of involvement in the deadly shooting on an Utrecht tram

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:44pm

Dutch police say they have arrested another man on suspicion of involvement in the deadly shooting on an Utrecht tram.

Israeli army kills Palestinian suspected of West Bank attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:43pm

Israel's army says troops have killed a Palestinian suspected of carrying out a weekend stabbing and shooting attack that left two Israelis dead near a West Bank settlement.

Retired major charged with crimes during Brazil dictatorship

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:30pm

Brazilian prosecutors have charged a retired army major who allegedly led a massacre of dozens of leftist guerrillas during the country's military dictatorship.

Italy seizes rescue ship, permits migrants to land in Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:14pm

A humanitarian rescue ship carrying 48 migrants entered the port of Lampedusa, where they were being allowed to disembark Tuesday evening despite an earlier refusal by Italy's hard-line interior minister.

The Latest: UN allocates $20 million to aid cyclone victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:09pm

The latest on tropical cyclone (all times local):

Mozambique president: More than 200 people dead in his country alone after tropical cyclone; 3 days mourning declared

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:03pm

Mozambique president: More than 200 people dead in his country alone after tropical cyclone; 3 days mourning declared.

Trump warns of tougher sanctions on Venezuela

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:21pm

U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the United States could impose harsher sanctions on Venezuela in its campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

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.

Gaza parrot gets treatment from Israeli animal rights group

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:43pm

An ailing parrot in the blockaded Gaza Strip received treatment Tuesday from an Israeli animal rights group after its Palestinian owner appealed for help via Facebook.

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.