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Iraq holds more than 19,000 on Islamic State, militant links

Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:12am

Iraq has detained or imprisoned at least 19,000 people accused of connections to the Islamic State group or other terror-related offenses, and sentenced more than 3,000 of them to death, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.

US official, Taiwanese president to speak at Taipei event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:07am

A senior U.S. official will speak alongside Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen at an event in Taipei on Wednesday, just days after President Donald Trump signed a new law promoting exchanges between officials from the two sides that has drawn protests from Beijing.

Myanmar president, close Suu Kyi friend, says he's retiring

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:05am

Myanmar's president, a close friend of the country's top leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down.

The Latest: Seoul proposes early talks next week with North

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:00am

The Latest on diplomatic efforts to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):

Israeli military confirms it hit Syrian nuclear site in 2007

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:50pm

The Israeli military confirmed Wednesday it carried out the 2007 airstrike in Syria that destroyed what was believed to be a nuclear reactor, lifting the veil of secrecy over one of its most daring and mysterious operations in recent memory.

China, Philippines discuss joint South China Sea projects

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:48pm

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano was in Beijing on Wednesday for talks on possible joint development projects in the South China Sea amid signs of an easing of tensions in the disputed waterway.

Canadian drug mule says she made cocaine cruise a vacation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:28pm

A Canadian woman told an Australian court on Wednesday that her only role in a plot to smuggle cocaine worth $16 million into Sydney was to make the luxury cruise ship operation look like a vacation.

Myanmar President Htin Kyaw, close friend of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, announces that he is retiring

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:00pm

Myanmar President Htin Kyaw, close friend of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, announces that he is retiring.

North Korean media say diplomacy is strength, not weakness

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:27pm

North Korea's recent moves to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula are evidence of its confidence and national strength, not a sign of weakness, according to its state-run media.

From DMZ to ship at sea, Trump-Kim summit site rumors swirl

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:16pm

With just weeks to go, there's still no official word on where President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will hold their unprecedented summit.

Philippine bus careens into ravine, killing 19, injuring 17

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:52pm

A passenger bus careened off a winding, dirt road and fell into a ravine south of the Philippine capital, killing 19 people and injuring 17 others, police said Wednesday.

Clandestine videos roil Peru ahead of impeachment vote

Franklin Briceno and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:18pm

The revelation of secretly shot videos allegedly showing attempts to buy a lawmaker's political support has roiled Peru's political establishment two days before a scheduled impeachment vote against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and amid a bitter feud between two powerful children of a former leader.

Ex-French president Sarkozy held on Gadhafi financing claims

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 8:22pm

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into custody Tuesday in connection with allegations that he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the regime of late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Obama in New Zealand for meetings, golf, but no public talks

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 7:10pm

Former President Barack Obama arrived Wednesday for a three-day visit to New Zealand, where he will speak with community leaders, meet the prime minister and play golf.

Brazil to vaccinate entire country against yellow fever

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 6:46pm

Brazil's health minister says the country is expanding its campaign to vaccinate people against yellow fever to cover the entire country.

Thousands in Rio demand answers about murder of councilwoman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 6:44pm

Thousands of Brazilians are demanding answers about the assassination of a black councilwoman in Rio de Janeiro.

UN gives strong backing to Lebanon's political independence

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 6:17pm

The U.N. Security Council reaffirmed its strong support Tuesday for Lebanon's political independence following a report by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres who said "crises in the region continue to pose a risk to the stability" of the country.

Bolivia president wants dialogue with Chile over coastline

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 6:00pm

The president of land-locked Bolivia said Tuesday he is prepared to discuss options with neighboring Chile for gaining access to the Pacific, but said that powerful forces in Chile do not want talks.

Assailants cut Mexican students' hair; 13 evacuate drug zone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:17pm

Officials in southern Mexico say assailants stormed into a middle school and cut students' hair by force near the resort of Acapulco.