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US-born panda Bao Bao makes first public appearance in China

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:51am

American-born giant panda Bao Bao made her first appearance Friday before the public in southwestern China following her move there from Washington, D.C.

The Latest: London attacker was chatty at hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:41am

The Latest on the attacks in London (all times local):

Car bomb near Somalia presidential palace kills 1, hurts 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:30am

A police official says a car bomb blast near a restaurant and hotel in Somalia's capital has killed at least one person and wounded two others.

Belgian authorities charge man with terror-related attempted murder after high-speed drive down Antwerp shopping street

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:30am

Belgian authorities charge man with terror-related attempted murder after high-speed drive down Antwerp shopping street.

British police reveal more details of Parliament attacker

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:11am

UK police are combing through "massive amounts of computer data" and more than 2,500 items seized in searches across the country as they look for clues about why a British-born man became radicalized and launched a deadly attack on Parliament

Indonesian police arrest militants setting up jihadi camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:11am

Indonesia's counterterrorism squad has arrested four suspected Islamic militants who were trying to establish a jihadist training camp in eastern Indonesia and who likely had links with Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines, police said Friday.

Egypt's Mubarak returns home after years-long detention

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:10am

An Egyptian security official says ousted President Hosni Mubarak is back at home, free following his release from custody after legal proceedings that took years during which the country witnessed major upheavals.

International court orders reparations for Congo attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:10am

The International Criminal Court has awarded symbolic reparations of $250 each to nearly 300 people who lost relatives, property or livestock or suffered psychological harm in a deadly attack on a Congolese village in 2003.

An Egyptian security official says ousted President Hosni Mubarak is back home, free after his release from detention

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:00am

An Egyptian security official says ousted President Hosni Mubarak is back home, free after his release from detention.

Blast rattles Cairo suburb, killing 1; police don't say bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:40am

Egypt's Interior Ministry says a man was killed and three members of his family were injured when a device exploded while he was cleaning up his backyard in a leafy Cairo suburb.

AP Explains: Hong Kong's unusual system to pick its leader

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:30am

Hong Kong is poised to choose a new leader on Sunday when members of a committee dominated by elites favored by Beijing cast their ballots in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests.

Sunken S. Korean ferry set to be loaded on transport vessel

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:30am

Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry toward a transport vessel on Friday after it was successfully raised from waters off the country's southwest coast. The massive attempt to bring the ferry back to shore, nearly three years after it sank, killing 304 people, is being closely watched by a nation that still vividly remembers the horrific accident.

Aid group fears 100s drowned from 3 migrant boats off Libya

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:42am

A Spanish aid organization says it fears hundreds of migrants may have died off the coast of Libya after five bodies were found near two capsized boats while the search for a third vessel reported missing has so far proved futile.

WWII German pilot found in northern Denmark wreck identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:40am

A Danish newspaper says the pilot of a German World War II airplane that crashed into a northern Denmark swamp more than 70 years ago has been identified.

1 killed as large fire rips through Ukraine military arsenal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:40am

A woman has died in an enormous fire at a Ukrainian munitions dump in the country's Kharkiv region near the Russian border.

Father seeks to clear name of Germanwings co-pilot Lubitz

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:30am

The father of the Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his plane in the French Alps, killing everybody on board, is seeking to exonerate his son.

French candidate Macron wins key backer: defense chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:30am

Independent French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has won the backing of the defense minister, which could bolster voter confidence that the 39-year-old is presidential material despite having no party and minimal political experience.

Gambia to set up truth commission and offer reparations

Abdoulie John, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:01am

Gambia will set up a truth and reconciliation commission to look into crimes committed by the former regime, and it will offer to pay reparations to victims, Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambedou announced Thursday night.

London's top counterterror office says the birth name of London attacker Khalid Masood is Adrian Russell Ajao

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:30am

London's top counterterror office says the birth name of London attacker Khalid Masood is Adrian Russell Ajao.