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Protesters scuffle with police officers during a protest against the chief executive election in Hong Kong, Sunday, March 26, 2017. A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites is casting ballots Sunday to choose Hong Kong's next leader in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests. The system has been criticized by pro-democracy activists as a "fake election". The yellow banner reads: "Against Chinese Central Government Anointed."(Apple Daily via AP)
Hong Kong set to get new leader as anointed by BeijingA committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites cast ballots to choose Hong Kong's next leader in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Relatives and friends dig the graves of two civilians killed during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
US acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on MosulAmerican officials say an airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the U.S. military
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Demonstrators stage a sit-in during a protest the day European Union leaders gathered in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of the bloc, in Rome, Saturday, March 25, 2017.  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
The Latest: Madrid protest backs citizens' rights in BrexitScores of Spaniards and British citizens have demonstrated in Madrid to urge lawmakers to protect the rights of citizens during the U.K.'s exit from the European Union
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Antalya, Turkey, Saturday, March 25, 2017. Erdogan on Friday has hit out at the head of Germany's intelligence service for comments suggesting that Berlin was not convinced over U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen's role in Turkey's failed coup. Erdogan accused the BND foreign intelligence chief Bruno Kahl of making the remarks on behalf of Germany's leaders, whom he said backed Gulen's movement.(Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Press Service, Pool Photo via AP)
Erdogan: Turkey might hold referendum on EU membershipTurkey's president said Saturday the country might pursue a Brexit-like referendum on whether to pursue European Union membership and also lashed out at a critical protest in Switzerland
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Armed heist at Cartier shop in Monaco, 1 suspect capturedPolice in Monaco say robbers carried out an armed heist in a luxurious Cartier jewelry boutique in Monte Carlo
The Associated Press9 hours ago
This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows Civil Defense workers putting out a fire in a house following airstrikes hit Maarat al-Nuaman town, in Idlib province, Syria, Saturday, March 25, 2017. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
Airstrikes across rebel-held Syria kill and wound scoresSyrian opposition activists say warplanes struck rebel-held parts of Syria killing and wounding scores of people amid clashes on multiple fronts between government forces and insurgent groups
The Associated Press10 hours ago
People hold up a banner during a 'Unity Vigil' against racism and Islamophobia in reaction to Wednesday's attack, backdropped by the gates of Downing Street in London, Friday March 24, 2017. On Thursday authorities identified a 52-year-old Briton as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record and once was investigated for extremism — but was not currently on a terrorism watch list. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
London attacker had worked in Saudi Arabia teaching EnglishThe British man who killed four people during a London rampage had made three trips to Saudi Arabia: He taught English there twice on a work visa and returned on a visa usually granted to those going on a religious pilgrimage
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday Aug. 21, 2006 file photo, UN troops in armored vehicles drive through the streets of Kinshasa, Congo. Congo's government must cooperate with United Nations efforts to locate experts who have been missing in the violent Kasai region for nearly two weeks, Human Rights Watch said Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/John Bompeng, File)
Congolese militia decapitates more than 40 police: OfficialsCongolese militia decapitates more than 40 policemen in province where deadly violence grows
The Associated Press11 hours ago
A woman, pushed to the ground by Belarus police tries to defends herself as the police detain an activist during an opposition rally in Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, March 25, 2017. A cordon of club-wielding police blocked the demonstrators' movement along Minsk's main avenue near the Academy of Science. Hulking police detention trucks were deployed in the city center. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Belarus police arrest over 400 protesters; many are beatenPolice in Belarus cracked down hard Saturday on opposition protesters who tried to hold a forbidden demonstration in the capital _ a human rights group said more than 400 people were arrested and many were beaten
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Masked gunmen from the Qassam brigade,  the militia wing of Hamas, carry the body of Mazen Faqha, during his funeral in Gaza City, Saturday, March, 25, 2017. The former Palestinian prisoner whom Israel sent to Gaza after his release was found shot dead at the entrance of his house in Gaza City. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
Hamas vows revenge at slain militant's funeral in GazaA former Palestinian prisoner whom Israel sent to Gaza after his release has been found shot dead at the entrance of his house in Gaza City
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Pope Francis arrives in Monza, 30 kilometers north of Milan, Italy, to celebrate a Mass as part of his one-day pastoral visit to Monza and Milan, Italy’s second-largest city, Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Giuseppe Aresu)
Pope visits Milan housing project; urges compassion for poorPope Francis has focused his one-day visit to the wealthy northern Italian city of Milan on those marginalized by society
The Associated Press12 hours ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, speaks with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte after a group photo in the Cortile di Michelangelo during an EU summit in Rome on Saturday, March 25, 2017. EU leaders were gathering in Rome to mark the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty and chart a way ahead following the decision of Britain to leave the 28-nation bloc. In the background the remaining marble right hand of the Colossus of Constantine (312-315 AD).  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
EU puts pen to paper, signs unity pledge on 60th anniversaryWith Britain poised to start divorce proceedings, the 27 remaining European Union nations put pen to paper Saturday in Rome to renew their vows for continued unity in the face of crises that are increasingly testing the bonds between members
The Associated Press12 hours ago


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