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South Korea police accuse 4 of secretly filming hotel guests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 12:47am

South Korean police say they've arrested four people on suspicion of secretly filming about 1,600 guests in hotel rooms and posting or streaming the footage on the internet.

Taiwan leader tours Pacific allies, with Hawaii stopover

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 12:44am

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is visiting her island's diplomatic allies in the Pacific on a tour that will end with a stopover in Hawaii.

Aid group: Migrants held in Libya suffer from malnutrition

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 12:31am

Dozens of migrants are suffering from malnutrition in a detention center in Libya's capital, an international charity said Thursday.

Yemeni spokesman says rebels seek to ignite Hodeida fighting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:47pm

A spokesman for Yemen's internationally recognized government says recent comments by the country's rebels that they won't give up the key port city of Hodeida, the focus of months of U.N.-brokered talks with the government, amounted to a "declaration of war."

Australia moving 2,000 people from powerful cyclone's path

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:46pm

Australia is evacuating about 2,000 people from part of northern Australia ahead of a powerful cyclone expected to hit on Saturday.

New Zealand police say they inadvertently charged mosque terror suspect with murder of person who is still alive

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:29pm

New Zealand police say they inadvertently charged mosque terror suspect with murder of person who is still alive.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:41pm

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand is immediately banning sales of "military-style" semi-automatic and automatic weapons like the weapons used in last Friday's attacks on two Christchurch mosques. Ardern announced the ban Thursday and said it would be followed by legislation to be introduced next month. She said the gunman purchased his weapons legally and enhanced their capacity with products easily bought online.

Report: Myanmar, China failing to stop 'bride' trafficking

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:08pm

Authorities in China and Myanmar are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women, often teenagers, from the conflict-ridden Kachin region for sexual slavery, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.

Sri Lanka averts rift spilling over to UN rights session

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 9:43pm

Sri Lanka's leader has kept his country's political rift from spilling over to a U.N. human rights council meeting this week by abandoning plans to oppose the prime minister's decision to co-sponsor a resolution giving the nation more time to address war crime allegations stemming from its civil war.

New Zealand prime minister announces immediate ban on all assault weapons, "military-style semi-automatic weapons"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 8:14pm

New Zealand prime minister announces immediate ban on all assault weapons, "military-style semi-automatic weapons"

Long Thai crisis morphed coup leader's career into politics

Grant Peck, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 7:29pm

Prayuth Chan-ocha became prime minister in a very Thai way: He led a military coup.

Nicaragua government says it will free all jailed protesters

Gabriela Selser, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 6:35pm

President Daniel Ortega's administration promised Wednesday to free within 90 days all demonstrators arrested in the year since protests erupted against the Nicaraguan government.

Puerto Rico lures tech developers as hurricane season looms

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 1:57pm

In the dark and isolating days after Hurricane Maria, people across Puerto Rico invented new ways to communicate: Elderly couples in need of food or water would raise a flag at their home. Neighbors created amateur security systems, banging on pots for a minute each night to mark the start of a curfew after which any human noise would be considered a call for help.

Bosnia divided over UN ruling on wartime leader Karadzic

Marko Drobnjakovic and Sabina Niksic, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 12:19pm

A U.N. court's decision Wednesday to uphold the genocide and war crimes convictions of ex-Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic and sentence him to life behind bars was applauded by survivors of Bosnia's bloody '90s war — but blasted by the country's Serbs as biased.

The Latest: EU Parliament bloc suspends Hungary's Fidesz

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 12:13pm

The Latest on the dispute between the European Parliament's center-right EPP alliance and its Hungary's Fidesz party (all times local):

Report: Slain Mexican journalist's widow targeted by spyware

Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 12:06pm

The widow of a renowned Mexican journalist murdered two years ago was the target of an attempted spyware attack 10 days after his death, an internet watchdog group reported Wednesday.

Manfred Weber, leader of center-right EPP alliance in European Parliament, says Viktor Orban's Fidesz party suspended

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:53am

Manfred Weber, leader of center-right EPP alliance in European Parliament, says Viktor Orban's Fidesz party suspended .

Greek government safeguards majority with new election rule

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:43am

Lawmakers in Greece have approved a proposal to allow candidates in upcoming European elections to retain their seats in the national parliament — an amendment needed to preserve the government's razor-thin majority.

The Latest: Pompeo visit gives boost to Israel PM

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:29am

The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to the Middle East (all times local):