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Thai exec guilty in poaching case, cleared of panther charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:13am

A billionaire construction tycoon has been convicted by a Thai court on charges related to a high-profile poaching case last year but was found not guilty of possessing the carcass of an endangered black panther seen in photos that had sparked the public outcry.

Concern raised over SKorean treatment of Bloomberg reporter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:03am

International journalists' organizations have expressed concern over South Korea's press freedoms after the country's ruling party singled out a Bloomberg reporter over what it claimed was a "borderline treacherous" article insulting President Moon Jae-in, resulting in threats to the reporter's safety.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 2:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 10:46pm

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is imploring the public to speak the names of the 50 people who died in the Christchurch mosque shootings rather than the accused gunman's. She says while the man sought notoriety, she wants to make sure New Zealand gives him nothing, not even his name. The mother of one victim, Hussein Al-Umari, visited a memorial Tuesday and said she considers him a hero.

Recovery of Falklands war helmets helps heal wounds

Almudena Calatrava, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 10:09pm

Jorge Altieri runs his hands over old blood stains on a helmet that saved his life in 1982 when Argentina and Britain went to war over the Falkland Islands.

7 dead, others shot in election-related attack in Bangladesh

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 9:21pm

Gunmen opened fire on two cars returning from a polling station with ballot boxes, killing at least seven people and wounding 15 in part of southeastern Bangladesh known for tribal life and tourism, officials said Tuesday.

Pro-Thaksin candidates adopt his name in Thai election

Tassanee Vejpongsa, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 7:31pm

It's election season in Thailand and a campaign truck is rolling at the crack of dawn through the streets of the northeastern town of Phimai, blaring the slogan "Vote Thaksin, Get Thaksin."

Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique

Andrew Meldrum, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 6:38pm

More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation's president said.

Nicaragua talks on hold as both sides trade accusations

Gabriela Selser, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 3:44pm

Nicaragua's government and opposition accused each other of undermining the latest round of political dialogue Monday, after police arrested more than 100 at a weekend protest.

Cubans complain about US visa restrictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 2:29pm

Cubans have had widespread access to social media for just a few months, and they embraced it on Monday to bombard U.S. diplomats in Havana with complaints about new visa restrictions.

A shimmering night in Dubai as Dior shows its haute couture

Aya Batrawy and Malak Harb, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 2:23pm

Under a large circus-style tent, Dior showcased its latest haute couture collection to a crowd of Mideast-based fashionistas, social media figures, celebrities, buyers, designers and editors Monday night.

Dutch justice minister tells the AP that the suspect in the Utrecht tram attack 'had a criminal record'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 12:33pm

Dutch justice minister tells the AP that the suspect in the Utrecht tram attack 'had a criminal record'

Mali's army says 23 soldiers are killed in attack in village

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 12:29pm

Mali's army says heavily armed men have attacked a camp in central Mali, killing at least 23 soldiers.

Congo president suspends installing senators after violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 12:19pm

Congo's interior minister says the president has suspended installing newly elected senators after weekend protests led to violence that killed at least one person.

Dutch justice minister says the suspect in tram shooting 'was known' to authorities, without elaborating

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 12:19pm

Dutch justice minister says the suspect in tram shooting 'was known' to authorities, without elaborating.

Dutch prime minister says some wounded in the Utrecht tram attack 'are still in critical condition'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 12:14pm

Dutch prime minister says some wounded in the Utrecht tram attack 'are still in critical condition'

Brazil school reopens after deadly shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 11:49am

Teachers and some students returned to a Brazilian school in Sao Paulo Monday, less than a week after two armed men raided it, killing seven people and injuring nine others.

Sri Lanka media rights activists decry new anti-terror laws

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 11:44am

Media rights activists on Monday urged the Sri Lankan government to withdraw proposed anti-terror legislation, calling it is a set of draconian laws aimed at suppressing the media freedom and democratic rights.

Utrecht police chief says suspect in the deadly tram shooting in the Dutch city has been arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 11:33am

Utrecht police chief says suspect in the deadly tram shooting in the Dutch city has been arrested.

Colombia: 1,000 Venezuelan forces crossed border since Feb.

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 11:11am

About 1,000 members of the Venezuelan security forces have fled to Colombia since last month, giving up weapons and uniforms as they abandoned the government of President Nicolas Maduro, Colombian authorities said Monday.