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Bodies of American, Swedish U.N. experts found in Congo

UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017, 3:35 P.M.

In this Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, file photo, U.N. troops are seen on patrol in the city of Kinshasa, Congo. Congo’s government says the bodies of two Caucasians and a Congolese have been found in the Central Kasai region where two U.N. experts and their colleagues recently disappeared. (John Bompengo / Associated Press)
The bodies of an American and a Swedish investigator with the United Nations and their Congolese interpreter have been found in Congo’s Central Kasai province, authorities said Tuesday, more than two weeks after they disappeared while looking into recent violence there.

‘Carlos the Jackal’ sentenced to life for 1974 attack

TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017, 8:58 A.M.

This courtroom sketch dated Tuesday, March 28, 2017, shows Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez known as “Carlos the Jackal” during his trial at a Paris courthouse, France. (Eliza Parmentier / Associated Press)
A French court on Tuesday convicted the man known as “Carlos the Jackal,” once the world’s most-wanted fugitive, of a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade and sentenced him to life in prison for the third time.

Scottish lawmakers back independence referendum call

UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017, 7:57 P.M.

Scottish Independence supporters hold flags and banners outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh ahead of the vote by Members of the Scottish Parliament to hold a second Scottish independence referendum Tuesday March 28, 2017. (Andrew Milligan / Associated Press)
Scottish lawmakers voted Tuesday to seek a new referendum on independence, presenting the British government with an unwelcome distraction as it prepares to push the European Union exit button.

U.S. denies loosening rules for avoiding civilian casualties

UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017, 4:40 P.M.

An Iraqi man inspects a minibus damaged in a car bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Iraqi officials say bombings in and around Baghdad have killed and wounded tens of people. (Karim Kadim / Associated Press)
A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions as it helps Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State group, Amnesty International said Tuesday.

South African anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada dies at 87

MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017, 11:22 P.M.

In this Dec. 15, 2013, file photo, anti-apartheid activist and close friend of Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, speaks during the funeral service for the former South African president in Qunu, South Africa. Kathrada died Tuesday, March 28, 2017, after a short illness at the age of 87. (Odd Andersen / Associated Press)
Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail – many of them alongside Nelson Mandela – for acts of sabotage against South Africa’s previous white minority government, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87 years old.

At annual US-Israel event, a new warmth but old differences

MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017, 4:10 P.M.

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., waves to the crowd before he speaks at the 2017 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington Monday. (Jose Luis Magana / AP)
Israeli leaders hoping President Donald Trump would be a rubber stamp for the Jewish state are hearing plenty of reassuring rhetoric at this week’s annual gathering for the “unbreakable” alliance. Missing from the agenda: Concrete steps advancing the Israeli government’s top priorities.

UK said to brace for EU backlash as May readies Brexit notice

MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017, 4:02 P.M.

Remain supporters take part in one of their regular 3-times weekly vigils against Brexit opposite the gates of Downing Street in London Monday. Prime Minister Theresa May plans to trigger Article 50 of the EU treaty on upcoming Wednesday. (Matt Dunham / AP)
Theresa May’s government is increasingly concerned the European Union will seek to punish the U.K. for leaving the bloc, amid claims the prime minister hasn’t done enough to charm her counterparts as she prepares to start Brexit.

Korean prosecutors seek to arrest Park on graft allegations

MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017, 3:51 P.M.

A protester wearing a mask of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye attends a rally calling for her arrest in Seoul, South Korea. Prosecutors said Monday that they want a court to issue a warrant to arrest former President Park on corruption allegations. (Ahn Young-joon / AP)
South Korean prosecutors sought to arrest former President Park Geun-hye over allegations that she abused her powers and colluded with her longtime friend and former aides to get bribes from the nation’s top businesses.

U.S.-backed fighters to pause military action near Syria dam

UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017, 3:59 P.M.

This still image taken from drone footage posted online Monday, March. 27, 2017, by the Aamaq News Agency, a media arm of the Islamic State group, shows the Tabqa Dam, in Raqqa, Syria. (Uncredited / Associated Press)
U.S.-backed forces in northern Syria said Monday they will pause military operations near a major dam held by the Islamic State group in order to allow engineers to fix any problems after conflicting reports about its stability.

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail

UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017, 7:13 P.M.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gestures while speaking in court in Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 27, 2017. (Denis Tyrin / Associated Press)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption that rattled authorities, was jailed for 15 days on Monday by a Moscow court for resisting police orders.

Avalanche kills 7 students, instructor in Japan

MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017, 8:20 A.M.

An avalanche killed seven Japanese high school students and an instructor Monday during a mountaineering field trip at a ski resort north of Tokyo, authorities said.

Settler leader: Population growth is end of 2-state solution

MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017

In this Jan. 22, 2017 photo, the Israeli settlement of Maaleh Adumim looms over Arab Bedouin shacks in the West Bank. Yaakov Katz, a prominent West Bank settler, said Sunday, that the number of Israelis living in the West Bank has soared by nearly one quarter over the past five years to over 420,000 people. Katz says the rapid growth means the internationally backed idea of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians is now impossible. (Mahmoud Illean / Associated Press)
The number of Israeli settlers living in the West Bank has soared by nearly one-quarter over the past five years to over 420,000 people, a prominent settler leader said Sunday, presenting new population figures that he said put to rest the internationally backed idea of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians.

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