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Dutch prosecutors: No indication yet that suspected Utrecht tram shooter knew any of the victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:38am

Dutch prosecutors: No indication yet that suspected Utrecht tram shooter knew any of the victims.

US-backed force says it's in control of IS Syria encampment

Phjilip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:54am

U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State group announced Tuesday they have taken control over an encampment in an eastern Syrian village where IS militants have been besieged for months, refusing to surrender.

Uganda denies backing Rwandan rebels as tensions grow

Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:31am

Uganda's president is denying support for rebels opposed to Rwanda's government as tensions rise between the two East African neighbors.

Cyclone's death toll into the hundreds in southern Africa

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:43am

Hundreds are dead, many more are missing and thousands are at risk from massive flooding in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi caused by Cyclone Idai and persistent rains.

Dutch prosecutors seek motive for deadly tram shooting

Aleksander Furtula and Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:13am

Dutch police and prosecutors pressed on Tuesday with their investigation into the motive of a suspect who they believe shot and killed three people and injured five more in an attack on a tram in the central city of Utrecht.

Death toll from Indonesia floods, mudslides rises to 89

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:14am

The death toll from flash floods and mudslides triggered by torrential downpours in Indonesia's easternmost province has risen to 89, with dozens of others missing, officials said Tuesday.

Thai exec guilty in poaching case, cleared of panther charge

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

A Thai construction tycoon was convicted Tuesday 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 a public outcry.

Concern raised over SKorean treatment of Bloomberg reporter

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:03am

International journalists' organizations are criticizing South Korea's press freedoms after the country's ruling party singled out a Bloomberg reporter with South Korean nationality over what it claimed was a "borderline traitorous" article insulting President Moon Jae-in, resulting in threats to the reporter's safety.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT

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

Facebook says it received no reports of the video of the Christchurch mosque attacks while it was being livestreamed by the gunman. Chris Sonderby, vice president and deputy general counsel at Facebook, says "no users reported the video during the live broadcast," which was viewed fewer than 200 times.

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.