The Latest: NZ deputy leader vows quick work on gun reforms

March 20, 2019

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…

A Syrian mother protected her daughter during war. Her work exposed Assad’s atrocities.

March 20, 2019

The sadness and loss from the conflict in Syria, one of the world’s most devastating humanitarian crises, is felt through Waad al-Kateab’s “For Sama,” an arresting letter to her firstborn daughter.…

Japan urged to stop requiring surgery for altering gender ID

March 20, 2019

Human Rights Watch is urging Japan to drop its requirement that transgender people be sterilized to have their gender changed on official documents…

Philippines seizes drugs in upscale area, arrests 4 Chinese

March 20, 2019

Methamphetamine hidden in tea wrappers and biscuit cans seized in Philippines’ second-largest drug haul this year, a sign of how the problem has persisted despite crackdown and an indication of international trafficking ties…

Cyclone Idai could be the Southern Hemisphere’s deadliest storm

March 20, 2019

Almost a week after the storm made landfall, there are fears the death toll could be in the thousands.…

Cyclone Idai could be the Southern Hemisphere’s deadliest storm

March 20, 2019

Almost a week after the storm made landfall, there are fears the death toll could be in the thousands.…

Italy to join China’s Belt and Road initiative over US worry

March 20, 2019

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte pledged to make Italy the first Group of Seven nation to join China’s Belt and Road initiative, despite objections from the United States and concerns within the governing coalition…

Italy to join China’s Belt and Road initiative over US worry

March 20, 2019

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte pledged to make Italy the first Group of Seven nation to join China’s Belt and Road initiative, despite objections from the United States and concerns within the governing coalition…

Italy to join China’s Belt and Road initiative over US worry

March 20, 2019

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte pledged to make Italy the first Group of Seven nation to join China’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative, despite objections from the United States and concerns within the governing coalition…

Iran’s woes briefly go up in smoke during fire festival

March 20, 2019

Iranians are celebrating the Festival of Fire, a nearly 4,000-year-old Persian tradition that this year offers a brief escape from the country’s economic woes…

Trump warns of tougher sanctions on Venezuela

March 20, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump says the United States could impose harsher sanctions on Venezuela in its campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro…

Guatemala confirms warrant for presidential candidate

March 20, 2019

A court in Guatemala says an arrest warrant has been issued for a former Guatemalan prosecutor who is running for president…

Sterilization and isolation: Report details ‘abusive’ process for transgender legal recognition in Japan

March 20, 2019

“It is definitely a system that is wrecking people’s dignity as a human being.”…

Pro-Thaksin candidates adopt his name in Thai election

March 20, 2019

The name of ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra remains so potent in Thai politics that some candidates have changed their names so his supporters can register their loyalty at the ballot box…

Concern raised over SKorean treatment of Bloomberg reporter

March 20, 2019

Journalists’ organizations are raising concern over press freedom in South Korea after the ruling party singled out a reporter over what it claimed was a “borderline traitorous” article insulting President Moon Jae-in…

Guatemala confirms warrant for presidential candidate

March 20, 2019

A court in Guatemala says an arrest warrant has been issued for a former Guatemalan prosecutor who is running for president…

New report alleges U.S. airstrikes are killing civilians in Somalia 

March 20, 2019

U.S. Africa Command denied the findings, saying it conducted post-strike analyses “using intelligence methods not available to non-military organizations.”…

The Latest: Funeral begins for victims of mosque massacre

March 19, 2019

The first funeral two of 50 victims of last week’s shootings at two mosques in New Zealand has begun…

Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

March 19, 2019

Scientists say smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by about five times…

The first funeral for one of 50 victims of the New Zealand mosque massacre has begun

March 19, 2019

The first funeral for one of 50 victims of the New Zealand mosque massacre has begun…

Nicaragua opposition demands conditions for resuming talks

March 19, 2019

Nicaragua’s opposition says it will not return to talks on the country’s political standoff until the government shows “signs of goodwill” on demands such as the full release of hundreds considered political prisoners…

NZ city scarred by shooting is home to white supremacists

March 19, 2019

Before mosque shootings, Christchurch was the center of New Zealand’s small but persistent white supremacist movement…

Cyclone’s death toll into the hundreds in southern Africa

March 19, 2019

Cyclone’s death toll rises into the hundreds in southern Africa as flood waters trap families…

Why Facebook didn’t block live New Zealand shooting video

March 19, 2019

Facebook says no one flagged New Zealand shooting livestream, underlining tech companies’ challenge policing content…

Retired major charged with crimes during Brazil dictatorship

March 19, 2019

Brazilian prosecutors have charged a retired army major that allegedly led a massacre of dozens of leftist guerrillas during the country’s military dictatorship…

The New Zealand attack ratchets up pressure on Europe’s anti-immigrant right

March 19, 2019

The alleged gunman’s view of Muslims as “invaders” has deep roots on the continent he visited multiple times. French writer and right-wing provocateur Renaud Camus published a book titled “The Great Replacement,” a phrase that the accused gunman took as the title of his manifesto.…

Italy seizes rescue ship, permits migrants to land in Italy

March 19, 2019

A humanitarian rescue ship carrying 48 migrants has entered the port of Lampedusa, where they are being allowed to disembark despite an earlier refusal by Italy’s hard-line interior minister…

The Latest: Cyclone death toll in Mozambique more than 200

March 19, 2019

Mozambique’s president says more than 200 people are confirmed dead in his country alone after a tropical cyclone roared ashore in the southern African nation over the weekend…

Suspected militants detained in Syria attack that killed four Americans

March 19, 2019

Syrian forces believe suspects are linked to a suicide bombing in January in the city of Manbij.…

‘You will never hear me mention his name’: New Zealand’s Ardern vows to deny accused shooter notoriety

March 19, 2019

Jacinda Ardern seeks to deny a further platform for the suspect in the worst massacre in the country’s modern history.…

‘Everything is destroyed’: Mozambique fears massive human toll from Cyclone Idai

March 19, 2019

A U.N. official said “the world still really hasn’t caught on to how severe this disaster is.” Mozambique’s president confirmed that at least 200 were dead in his country and declared three days of mourning.…

Venezuelans find ways to cope with inflation and hunger

March 19, 2019

Suffering Venezuelans struggle to cope with hyperinflation and hunger amid crushing economic crisis…

Amid relentless protests, Algeria’s president and opposition clash over how soon he should leave

March 19, 2019

The two sides have begun organizing around separate plans for a transition of power.…

UN: Gene editing for human reproduction is ‘irresponsible’

March 19, 2019

Experts: Gene editing for human reproduction is ‘irresponsible’…

AP Interview: Yemen’s rebels say they won’t give up port

March 19, 2019

A senior Houthi rebel leader in Yemen says his group will not give up the key port city of Hodeida, the focus of months of U.N.-brokered talks with the Saudi-backed government…

Israel, US intercept long-range missiles during joint drill

March 19, 2019

Israel and the U.S. have successfully intercepted a series of medium to long-range ballistic missiles in a joint drill…

Pope nixes French cardinal resignation after cover-up

March 19, 2019

Pope Francis has declined to accept the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, following his conviction of failing to report a known predator priest to police…

Iran’s woes briefly go up in smoke during fire festival

March 19, 2019

Iranians are celebrating the Festival of Fire, a nearly 4,000-year-old Persian tradition that this year offers a brief escape from the country’s economic woes…

The Latest: Russia defense minister meets with Syria’s Assad

March 19, 2019

Russia’s defense minister has visited Damascus to deliver a letter from President Vladimir Putin to Syrian President Bashar Assad…

US, Russia divided on Venezuela after talks in Rome

March 19, 2019

The Trump administration’s envoy to Venezuela says the U.S. and Russia remain split on how to resolve the Latin American country’s crisis after talks in Italy…

Egypt tightens restrictions on media, social networks

March 19, 2019

Egypt tightens media restrictions to block websites, social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if deemed a threat to national security…

AP Explains: Why southern African cyclone is so shattering

March 19, 2019

AP Explains: Why southern African cyclone is so shattering, with hundreds of thousands at risk…

‘Shame’: As Bolsonaro visits Trump, some Brazilians tweet their embarrassment

March 19, 2019

The far-right leader is making his first visit to Washington as Brazil’s president. Critics back home made “shame” trend globally.…

British leaders struggle to deliver Brexit after being tripped up by obscure parliamentary rule

March 19, 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May could call in the queen to get things unstuck, but prefers not to.…

Dutch investigators say terrorism was a possible motive in Utrecht tram shooting

March 19, 2019

A letter found in the getaway car indicated that the rampage that killed three people was terror-related.…

Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev to step down after nearly 30 years in power

March 19, 2019

Nursultan Nazarbayev has led the vast Central Asian country since the end of the Soviet era.…

The real reason the Trump administration is constantly losing in court

March 19, 2019

Federal judges have ruled against the Trump administration at least 63 times, often agreeing with plaintiffs that agency decision-making is arbitrary and capricious.…

Analysis: The 400-year-old legal precedent that might break Brexit

March 19, 2019

Britain’s path out of the E.U. is being held up by the events of 1604.…

The 400-year-old legal precedent that might break Brexit

March 19, 2019

Britain’s path out of the E.U. is being held up by the events of 1604.…

Court: Germany must press US over Yemen drone strikes

March 19, 2019

A court in Germany has ruled that the government should seek assurances from the United States that U.S. drone strikes controlled through German territory are in line with international law…

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