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  • Suicide bombing in north Afghanistan kills 3 Afghan soldiers

    16 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An official says at least three Afghan soldiers have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on an army minibus near their base in northern Balkh province. Munir Ahmad Farhad, spokesman for the provincial governor in ...

  • Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake

    25 minutes ago

    (AP) TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Two survivors — one found shielded under the body of her husband — were pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building on Monday, two days after a powerful quake that killed at least 36. ...

  • Tattoos on the rebound in Cuba after years underground

    37 minutes ago

    (AP) HAVANA (AP) — Bent in concentration beneath the vaulted ceiling of his Old Havana studio, Mauro Coca draws a tropical bird in blue ink down the length of Julivic Marquez's arm. "That's really good," the 21-year-old art student says, and ...

  • Myanmar parliament chairman says nominees for country's next president, 2 vice presidents will be revealed March 17

    57 minutes ago

    (AP) NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar parliament chairman says nominees for country's next president, 2 vice presidents will be revealed March 17.

  • Murder suspect of dismembered Spaniard arrested in Cambodia

    1 hour, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) PNHOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Spanish man who is the prime suspect in the gruesome murder of a fellow Spaniard was arrested in Cambodia, where he is believed to have fled after the victim's dismembered body was recovered piece ...

  • Cambodian police arrest suspect in murder of Spaniard whose body parts were found in Bangkok river

    2 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian police arrest suspect in murder of Spaniard whose body parts were found in Bangkok river.

  • Reports hint Suu Kyi could become Myanmar president

    2 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Two pro-government television channels say that "positive results" could come out of negotiations between Myanmar's military chief and Aung San Suu Kyi on a constitutional clause preventing her from becoming the president. Suu Kyi's National League ...

  • Sanders big campaign plans clash with political realities

    7 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — As he campaigns for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders promises voters a "political revolution" that will fundamentally remake the American economy and its education and health care systems. Increasingly at the center of Hillary Clinton's arguments ...

  • After Rubio stumbles, rivals see opening in New Hampshire

    8 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — Marco Rubio's uneven debate performance just days before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary has emboldened a trio of governors seeking to stem his rise in the Republican race for president. But if Rubio's rivals can slow him ...

  • Cliven Bundy talks grazing contracts at Finicum funeral

    9 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) KANAB, Utah (AP) — Cliven Bundy spoke against grazing contracts Friday during a funeral for an Oregon occupation leader who urged ranchers to disavow their contracts with the government. Supporters and family members of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum gathered Friday in ...

  • Haiti leader departs to make way for interim government

    10 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — President Michel Martelly has made his farewell address to Haiti as he leaves office with no successor yet chosen. In a speech before Parliament, Martelly says his "biggest regret is that the presidential election was postponed." ...

  • Egyptian police kill 4 suspected militants south of Cairo

    11 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Interior Ministry says it has killed four "terrorist elements" in a gunfight after security forces raided a house south of Cairo where they were making explosives. The ministry said Sunday the four were members of the ...

  • German police search homes of suspected extremists

    12 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — German police have searched the homes of two men suspected of being part of an extremist organization. The dpa news agency cited a spokesman for German federal prosecutors confirming the raids Sunday near the western city of ...

  • Hamas kills its own commander for unnamed 'violations'

    12 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas says it has killed one of its own commanders over unnamed "moral and behavioral violations." The Islamic militant group, which has ruled the Gaza Strip since 2007, said in a short Twitter statement ...

  • Spanish village of Lantz celebrates clash between good, evil

    12 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) LANTZ, Spain (AP) — The inhabitants of a northern Spanish mountain village have taken part in an age-old Carnival festival that re-enacts a legendary confrontation between good and evil. Sunday's festivities in Lantz celebrate a long-standing tradition in which the ...

  • Gale warning puts dampener on Cologne Carnival procession

    13 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Organizers are banning horses, large puppets and flags during the main procession at this year's street Carnival in Cologne because of a gale warning. The Carnival committee and city authorities said Sunday that the measures should ensure ...

  • More than 20 Texas town repeal sex offender residency law

    13 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — A broad legal challenge has led more than 20 Texas towns to ease restrictions over the last few months on where sex offenders can live. About 45 Texas towns received letters in November from the nonprofit group ...

  • Red Cross in Gaza closes office due to violent protests

    14 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross says it is temporarily closing its Gaza office after protesters repeatedly tried to storm it. Spokeswoman Suhair Zakkout said the office will operate remotely until "local authorities ...

  • Clinton to detour from New Hampshire, visit Flint, Michigan

    15 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the race for president as Tuesday's New Hampshire primary nears (all times local): 9 a.m. Hillary Clinton is detouring from New Hampshire to Flint, Michigan, for a quick visit. Aides say she was ...

  • Former top Thatcher adviser says she would back deal with EU

    16 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — A former top adviser says the late Margaret Thatcher would have supported the proposed deal outlined this week to keep Britain inside the 28-nation European Union. Longtime Thatcher aide Charles Powell said in a Sunday column that ...

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