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Australian party accused of asking US gun lobby for money

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 6:57pm

Australia's prime minister has expressed concern over a media report that an influential minor party asked the U.S. gun lobby for donations to help undermine Australian gun laws.

UN officials: 13 million in Congo need aid in major increase

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 6:13pm

The number of people needing humanitarian aid in Congo has increased dramatically in the past year to 13 million and "hunger and malnutrition have reached the highest level on record," the head of the U.N. children's agency said Monday.

Brazil's president approves commemorations of dictatorship

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 5:26pm

Brazil's president has asked the defense ministry to organize commemorations of the country's two decade-long military dictatorship that began on March 31, 1964.

Chinese student kidnapped in Canadian condo garage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 5:04pm

A Chinese national studying in Canada was shocked multiple times by a man with a stun gun in a violent kidnapping in the underground parking garage of his condominium north of Toronto, authorities said Monday.

Mexico president asks Spain, Pope to apologize for conquest

Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 4:43pm

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday he has asked Spain and the Vatican to apologize for the conquest of the Americas five centuries ago.

Norway opens probe into why cruise ship ventured into storm

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 2:57pm

Norwegian officials have opened an investigation into why a cruise ship carrying more than 1,370 people set sail along the country's often wild western coast despite storm warnings, forcing a major evacuation by helicopter.

Canada takes refugee who sheltered Snowden

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 2:55pm

A Filipino woman who helped shelter former NSA contractor Edward Snowden when he fled to Hong Kong has been granted refugee status in Canada.

French carnival workers riot over Le Mans fairground space

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 2:30pm

Carnival workers have gone on a rampage during a fourth day of protests in the French city of Le Mans over the location designated for an annual fun fair.

Former Afghan hostage being tried on assault against wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 1:57pm

Former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle has gone on trial in Canada on charges that he repeatedly assaulted his wife.

Russia says 3 of its soldiers killed in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 1:53pm

The Russian military says three of its servicemen have been killed in an ambush in Syria.

Sirens wail across southern Israel as Gaza militants launch at least 10 rockets following strike on Hamas chief's office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 1:31pm

Sirens wail across southern Israel as Gaza militants launch at least 10 rockets following strike on Hamas chief's office.

The Latest: Blackouts again hit much of Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 1:01pm

The Latest on Venezuela's political and economic crisis (all times local):

Ex-Brazilian President Temer released from jail after 5 days

Diane Jeantet and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 12:53pm

Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was released from jail on Monday, less than a week after he was arrested in the sprawling Car Wash corruption probe that has ensnared many of the country's top politicians and business leaders.

Judge allows former Brazilian President Temer out of jail, though corruption charges remain

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 12:44pm

Judge allows former Brazilian President Temer out of jail, though corruption charges remain.

Hamas media say Israeli airstrike has destroyed office of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 12:42pm

Hamas media say Israeli airstrike has destroyed office of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh.

Police in Belarus block demonstrators from opposition rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 12:39pm

Police in the capital of Belarus have blocked several hundred opposition demonstrators from holding a rally and detained some of them.

Mexico restarts search for missing, digging for 1970s victim

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 12:31pm

The Mexican government is re-launching its search for the country's 40,000 missing people by resuming a decade-old effort to dig for remains of an activist who disappeared in 1974.

Ukraine denies entry to Italian journalist, says he's biased

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 12:26pm

Ukrainian authorities have denied entry to an Italian journalist, accusing him of an "anti-Ukrainian" bias.

Jordanian suspects appear in court over August attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:47am

Fourteen suspected militants have appeared in a Jordanian court to face charges linked to an attack on security forces last August.