Extremists attack Somalia govt office, minister among 5 dead
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen set off a suicide car bombing and then stormed a government building in Somalia's capital Saturday, killing at least five people including the country's deputy labor minister, police said.
Tens of thousands in southern Africa need help after cyclone
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — A second week has begun of efforts to find and help tens of thousands of people after Cyclone Idai devastated a large swath of Mozambique.
Cruise ship off Norway evacuates passengers by helicopter
HELSINKI (AP) — A cruise ship with engine problems sent a mayday call off Norway's western coast on Saturday, then began evacuating its 1,300 passengers and crew amid stormy seas and high winds in a high-risk helicopter rescue operation.
The Latest: 115 reported dead after attack on Malian village
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The Latest on the Mali village attack (all times local): 5:35 p.m. A group representing ethnic Peulhs in central Mali says the provisional death toll from a morning militia attack has risen to 115.
Italy, China sign accord deepening economic ties
ROME (AP) — Italy signed a memorandum of understanding with China on Saturday supporting Beijing's "Belt and Road" initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and beyond.
The Latest: 100 people evacuated from cruise ship off Norway
HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on the Viking Sky cruise ship, which is having engine problems off the coast of Norway (all times local): 6 p.m.
The Latest: Yellow vest march in Paris ends peacefully
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French yellow vest protests (all times local): 5:45 p.m. A closely watched yellow vest march in Paris has ended peacefully, though police fired tear gas on masked protesters after it dispersed and tensions erupted in other cities.
Anti-Brexit marchers flood into London, demand new vote
LONDON (AP) — Anti-Brexit protesters flooded into central London by the hundreds of thousands on Saturday, demanding that Britain's Conservative-led government hold a new referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union.
US-allied Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in Syria on Saturday after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the militants, marking the end of a brutal self-styled caliphate the group carved out in large parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014.
Thailand's new government could be unstable, short-lived
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's election Sunday is likely to produce a weak, unstable government whether it's a civilian or military-backed party that cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new phase of uncertainty in a country that's a U.S.
Trump, Israeli leader have mutually beneficial relationship
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was glowing as he stepped up to a podium in the backyard of his Jerusalem home to welcome U.S.
The Latest: Somali forces end attack by Islamic extremists
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Latest on an extremist attack in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A Somali police officer says security forces have ended a siege by Islamic militants of a government building in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.
IS loses all territory but its shadowy leader still at large
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has lost all the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria, but its shadowy leader and self-proclaimed "caliph" is still at large.
The Latest: British expats in Spain hold anti-Brexit rally
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Around 100 British expats have rallied in the Spanish capital against Britain leaving the European Union.
Q&A: The end of the Islamic State group's "caliphate"
BEIRUT (AP) — The announcement of victory over the Islamic State group in Syria marks the end of the extremists' self-styled caliphate, a proto-state in which they held millions hostage to their dark and brutal vision.
Timeline of the rise and fall of the Islamic State group
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate."
AP PHOTOS: Romanian youth spin burning tires in Lent ritual
POPLACA, Romania (AP) — Romanian children and youth spin burning tires and light fires in the Transylvanian hills in a ritual that marks the beginning of Orthodox Lent.
Family of slain boy visits Christchurch mosque as it reopens
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A Jordanian prince and the family of a slain 3-year-old boy and were among those who visited a New Zealand mosque Saturday when it reopened for the first time since a terrorist killed dozens of people there.
'My heart fell' says New Zealand surgeon who treated girl, 4
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — As soon as vascular surgeon Adib Khanafer received the call March 15, he started running toward the operating theater at Christchurch Hospital.
Death toll rises to 62 in China chemical plant blast
BEIJING (AP) — A massive explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China with a long record of safety violations has killed at least 62 people and injured hundreds of others, 90 of them seriously.
China stops purchase of Canadian canola seeds
TORONTO (AP) — China has stopped all new purchases of Canadian canola seeds in what some see as retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei.
Indonesian airline wants to cancel Boeing order after crash
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In a blow for Boeing, Indonesia's flag carrier is seeking the cancellation of a multibillion dollar order for 49 of the manufacturer's 737 Max 8 jets, citing a loss of confidence after two crashes within five months.
'Brace ourselves': Cyclone death toll tops 600 in Africa
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — With the flooding easing in parts of cyclone-stricken Mozambique on Friday, fears are rising that the waters could yield up many more bodies.
A look at Russians who became mixed up in Trump probe
MOSCOW (AP) — An investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into an elaborate Russian operation that sought to meddle in the 2016 U.S.
UN chief visits mosque, stresses sanctity of religious sites
NEW YORK (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres went to the first mosque built in New York City on Friday to show solidarity with the Muslim community, urging people everywhere "to reaffirm the sanctity of all places of worship and the safety of all worshippers."