Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press | Updated Mar 20th - 3:51am
Zimbabwe is retrieving and burying bodies Wednesday as Mozambique begins three days of national mourning for victims of Cyclone Idai, one of the most destructive storms southern African has experienced in decades.
A moderately-strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit southwestern Turkey on Wednesday, Turkish authorities said. At least three people sustained minor injuries but there were no reports of any deaths.
New Zealand's deputy prime minister has expressed condolences for Indonesian victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks and thanked its government for its support in a difficult time. Winston Peters is visiting Jakarta for a meeting with other leaders on Indo-Pacific cooperation. Saying "our country changed forever," Peters also vowed the government would not detour from its promises on gun reforms.
Irina Titova, Associated Press | Posted Mar 20th - 3:23am
Gena the crocodile was left in a trash can. Elza the lion was roaming free in the cargo hold of a plane. As Tonya the bear grew up, the chain she wore dug so tightly into her skin that it started to cut through bone.
Elena Becatoros, Associated Press | Posted Mar 20th - 3:03am
In March 2016, European governments breathed a sigh of relief as the European Union reached a deal with Turkey designed to stop hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants heading into the heart of Europe. For many of those who had fled war, hunger and poverty hoping for a bright future on the continent, the deal shattered their dreams.
Dutch voters are casting ballots in regional elections that are seen as passing a midterm judgment on the ruling national coalition of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and could indirectly eliminate his majority in Parliament's upper house.
Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Updated Mar 19th - 11:07pm
Philippine authorities said Wednesday that they have seized methamphetamine concealed in tea wrappers and biscuit cans in their second-largest drug haul this year in a sign of how the problem has persisted despite the president's bloody anti-drug crackdown.
Australia's prime minister says he has asked the Turkish president to withdraw his accusation of an anti-Islam motive behind Australia and New Zealand sending troops to Turkey in the World War I Gallipoli campaign. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was denouncing Islamophobia after an Australian was arrested in the New Zealand mosque shootings. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said "all options are on the table" if Erdogan does not withdraw his comments.