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Afghan migrant convicted of killing German medical student

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:04am

An Afghan migrant was convicted Thursday of raping and murdering a 19-year-old medical student and sentenced to life in prison in Germany, in a case that fueled a debate about Europe's handling of migration.

Malaysia police deny prejudice against Kim murder suspects

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:00am

A Malaysian police investigator said Thursday the absence of four North Korean suspects believed to have orchestrated the killing of their leader's half brother didn't cause prejudice against the two women who are on trial.

The Latest: Syrian rebels release 13 prisoners in Ghouta

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:58am

The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

Polish government distances itself from ghetto claim

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:54am

Poland's government distanced itself Thursday from comments made by the prime minister's father, who claimed Jews willingly entered ghettos during the German occupation of Poland to get away from their non-Jewish neighbors.

French ex-leader Sarkozy says he is accused without evidence

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:50am

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has reportedly denied all allegations that he accepted millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

China's Communist Party seeks to control media messages

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:49am

The Chinese Communist Party's move to exert direct control over state broadcasters and regulators of everything from movies and TV to books and radio programs shows the party's drive to use the media for ideological efforts at home and to improve its image overseas, analysts say.

President appoints new government amid slain reporter crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:44am

Slovakia's president has appointed a new government to replace the one that resigned amid a political crisis triggered by the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee.

Terror charges against German-Algerian man over IS links

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:40am

German prosecutors say they've charged a German-Algerian dual national with supporting a terrorist organization over allegations that he aided Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

May to seek stand against Russia at EU summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:34am

British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to unite and condemn Russia as leaders of the bloc's 28 nations meet in Brussels.

2 US tourists die in helicopter crash on Great Barrier Reef

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:30am

A helicopter carrying American tourists crashed at a coral-viewing site on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, killing two passengers from Hawaii and injuring two others from Colorado, police said.

Philippine police kill 13 drug suspects in daylong raids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:16am

A Philippine police official says law enforcers have killed 13 drug suspects and arrested more than 100 suspected dealers and criminals in 24 hours of raids in a province with a record of bloody crackdowns.

UN: Conflict, drought bring 'acute' hunger to 124 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:11am

A U.N.-led report says 124 million people last year suffered such acute hunger that their lives were at risk, up from 108 million in 2016.

13 holiday hikers rescued from snowy Tokyo mountain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:58am

Thirteen holiday hikers, reportedly including Chinese citizens, were rescued Thursday after getting trapped overnight by a late-season snowfall on a Tokyo mountain trail.

Russian media mount boycott of parliament amid sex scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:46am

Russian media outlets say they will stop sending reporters to cover the lower chamber of the Russian parliament after it exonerated an influential lawmaker who has faced multiple allegations of sexual harassment.

18 dead as Thai tour bus loses control, crashes off road

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:04am

A chartered tour bus lost control on a downhill curve in Thailand's northeast and slid off the side of the road, killing at least 18 people and injuring dozens more, reports said.

Palestinian leaders health scares spark succession talk

Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:16am

A series of recent health scares have raised new concerns about octogenarian President Mahmoud Abbas, reviving anxiety about a potentially chaotic, and even bloody, succession battle that is bound to further weaken the Palestinian cause.

Report: Turkmenistan border guards kill 2 Iranian fishermen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 11:23pm

Iran's semi-official ILNA news agency has reported that Turkmenistan border guards opened fire, killing two Iranian fishermen and detaining another two for trespassing.

Pakistani troops foil suicide attack on convoy in southwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 11:02pm

A Pakistani official says security forces have shot and killed a would-be suicide bomber after he opened fire on a security convoy on the outskirts of the southwestern city of Quetta.

Dunford: Afghan combat operations key to safe elections

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:48pm

Afghan security forces have identified key areas of the country that must be secure for elections later this year and have planned a series of military operations to free them from Taliban control, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday.