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Ferry sinks in Tigris near Iraq's Mosul, killing 40

BAGHDAD — A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year sank in the Tigris river near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing at least 40 people, an official said. Col.
New populist star emerges from Dutch local elections

New populist star emerges from Dutch local elections

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Netherlands woke up Thursday to a new star of right-wing populism, as the party of a Latin-quoting, philosophy-reading lawmaker surged past anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders — and all other politicians — in important loc
National Guard called in after petrochemicals facility fire

National Guard called in after petrochemicals facility fire

HOUSTON — National Guard troops have been called in and residents were told to stay inside after elevated levels of benzene were detected early Thursday near a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility that caught fire this week.
Floods, destruction from cyclone continue in Mozambique

Floods, destruction from cyclone continue in Mozambique

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe — A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, the death, damage and flooding continues in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in the region's re
After mosque attacks, New Zealand bans 'military-style' guns

After mosque attacks, New Zealand bans 'military-style' guns

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a ban of "military-style" semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used in the shootings at Christchurch mosques last week.
South Sudan spends millions on cars, homes instead of peace

South Sudan spends millions on cars, homes instead of peace

JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan's committee overseeing the fragile transition from civil war has approved almost $185 million in spending on vehicles, food and home renovations while the country's peace deal suffers from an alleged lack of funds, acc
Police say immigrant suspect killed for drugs

Police say immigrant suspect killed for drugs

RENO, Nev. — A detective says a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders told police he robbed and killed his elderly victims during a 10-day rampage in January because he needed money to buy methamphetamine.
Venezuelan forces detain key aide to opposition leader

Venezuelan forces detain key aide to opposition leader

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan security forces detained a key aide to opposition leader Juan Guaido in a raid on his home early Thursday, an opposition lawmaker said.
Florida man poised for guilty plea proceeding in New York

Florida man poised for guilty plea proceeding in New York

NEW YORK — A Florida man who authorities say sent pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump is expected to plead guilty Thursday. Cesar Sayoc is scheduled to enter the plea in Manhattan federal court.
Dutch suspect in tram shooting to face terrorism charge

Dutch suspect in tram shooting to face terrorism charge

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The main suspect in a deadly tram shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht will be charged with offences including multiple murder or manslaughter with a terrorist intent, prosecutors said Thursday.