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Russian arrested smuggling drugged orangutan in Indonesia

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

Authorities say they have arrested a Russian tourist who was attempting to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of Indonesia's resort island of Bali.

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 3:40 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 west Australian coast

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

Australia was bracing Sunday to be hit by a second powerful cyclone in two days, as Cyclone Veronica bore down on the country's northwest coast.

The Latest: Ousted Thai party confident of election win

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.

Legendary Israeli Mossad agent Rafi Eitan dies at 92

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 12:07pm

Rafi Eitan, a legendary Israeli Mossad spy who led the capture of Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann, died Saturday. He was 92.

115 reported dead after attack on central Malian village

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 12:06pm

Militia fighters descended on a village in central Mali before dawn Saturday, killing at least 115 people in the latest deadly attack blamed on an ethnic militia, local authorities said.

The Latest: 115 reported dead after attack on Malian village

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 11:45am

The Latest on the Mali village attack (all times local):

US-allied Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

Philip Issa, Andrea Rosa and Maya Alleruzzo, The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 10:12am

U.S.-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in Syria on Saturday after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the militants, marking the end of a brutal self-styled caliphate the group carved out in large parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014.