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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.

Afghan migrant convicted of killing German medical student

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:59am

An Afghan migrant to Germany has been found guilty of raping and murdering a 19-year-old medical student and sentenced to life in prison in a case that fueled a debate about the country's immigration policies.

Ghetto claim of Polish leader's father not official position

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

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

The Latest: Russia: 1,000 civilians left Syria rebel enclave

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:56am

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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.

French ex-leader Sarkozy says he is accused without evidence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:30am

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.

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.

China networks merger seen as party bid to control message

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 1:35am

China's merging of its major government-owned broadcast networks under the ruling Communist Party's propaganda arm aims to strengthen the party's control over messaging at a time when Beijing is struggling to sooth concerns about its rising global influence, analysts and state media said Wednesday.

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.

Malaysia police deny prejudice against Kim murder suspects

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 11:52pm

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.

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.

2 US tourists die in helicopter crash on Great Barrier Reef

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

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.

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.

The Latest: Venezuelans revel at Peru president's woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 7:34pm

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IS suicide bomber kills 33 as Afghans celebrate new year

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 7:22pm

An Islamic State group suicide bomber struck on the road to a Shiite shrine in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday, killing at least 33 people as Afghans celebrated the Persian new year, authorities said.

What's next for Peru after president's resignation offer?

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 7:00pm

With Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's resignation signed, the embattled leader's departure seems all but guaranteed.

Iraq holding more than 19,000 because of IS, militant ties

Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 6:44pm

Iraq has detained or imprisoned at least 19,000 people accused of connections to the Islamic State group or other terror-related offenses, and sentenced more than 3,000 of them to death, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.