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Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike has killed two of its advisers in Iraq, though the U.S. says it has only struck militants in its campaign.... 3/30/2015 11:04 AM

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iranian Guard says US drone killed 2 of its advisers in Iraq; US says it only struck militants.... 3/30/2015 11:02 AM

Investigators focus on German co-pilot's mental state
MARSEILLE, France (AP) -- European investigators are focusing on the psychological state of a 27-year-old German co-pilot who prosecutors say deliberately flew a plane carrying 150 people into a mountain, a French police official said Monday.... 3/30/2015 11:01 AM

Turkish Cypriot soccer president: No going back on deal
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- In an effort to do away with decades of isolation, the president of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot soccer association said Monday he's determined to follow through with a decision to join the Cyprus Football Association.... 3/30/2015 10:59 AM

Thousands protest Belgian austerity reforms for second day
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Thousands of demonstrators and trade union activists have protested against the Belgian government's austerity measures for a second day running.... 3/30/2015 10:54 AM

Former Israeli Premier Olmert convicted in corruption case
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.... 3/30/2015 10:49 AM

Malaysia proposes anti-terror laws to curb Islamic militants
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's government has proposed two new anti-terror laws that reintroduce indefinite detention without trial and allow the seizure of passports of anyone suspected of supporting terror acts to curb militant activities in the country.... 3/30/2015 10:47 AM

US treasury secretary presses Beijing on technology curbs
BEIJING (AP) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said he pressed Chinese leaders Monday over proposed curbs on the use of foreign security products by banks and other restrictions on access to China's technology market.... 3/30/2015 10:37 AM

Flood alerts issued in Kashmir as rivers cross danger mark
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Hundreds of Kashmiris in both India and Pakistan moved to higher ground Monday as rain-swollen rivers swamped parts of the disputed Himalayan region placed under an emergency flood alert just six months after some 600 people died in flooding that left the region in shambles.... 3/30/2015 10:35 AM

Blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh's capital
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A blogger was hacked to death by three men in Bangladesh's capital on Monday, and two of the attackers were caught near the scene, police said.... 3/30/2015 10:33 AM

Strong quakes hit off South Pacific nations of Tonga, Samoa
SYDNEY (AP) -- A pair of strong earthquakes struck off the South Pacific nations of Tonga and Samoa on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued.... 3/30/2015 10:24 AM

China evacuating from Yemen, suspending anti-piracy patrols
BEIJING (AP) -- China is evacuating its citizens from Yemen and suspending anti-piracy patrols in the area amid the growing violence in the Middle Eastern country.... 3/30/2015 10:23 AM

UN tribunal says Serb suspect Seselj has to return to court
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal say Serbian far-right leader Vojislav Seselj has breached conditions of his provisional release and must return to the court's cellblock in The Hague.... 3/30/2015 10:22 AM

Police arrest 26 in crackdown on anarchist group
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police say they have arrested 12 people suspected of belonging to an anarchist group with terrorist aims.... 3/30/2015 10:10 AM

Airstrikes shake Yemen's capital as Shiite rebels push south
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A series of airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition shook Yemen's capital, Sanaa, overnight and early Monday morning as dozens of families fled the capital seeking safety.... 3/30/2015 10:02 AM

Rhino rampages in Nepal city, killing 1 and injuring several
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A wild rhino charged into a city in southern Nepal on Monday, killing a woman, injuring several others and chasing panicked people through the main market and a hospital, an official said.... 3/30/2015 9:58 AM

Iran nuclear talks at crunch time
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program entered a critical phase on Monday with differences still remaining less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.... 3/30/2015 9:48 AM

World stocks gain after Yellen signals gradual rise in rates
HONG KONG (AP) -- World stock markets were buoyant Monday as investors cheered Fed chief Janet Yellen's comments signaling that U.S. interest rates would rise only gradually. Chinese stocks soared on hopes for more economic stimulus measures.... 3/30/2015 9:41 AM

Iraq: Twin car bombings in Baghdad kill at least 11
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A pair of car bombings in a Baghdad suburb on Monday killed at least 11 people and wounded dozens, officials said, hours after the arrival of the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, for talks with the Iraqi officials.... 3/30/2015 9:40 AM

Philippines ends major offensive it says killed 139 rebels
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines military chief says a monthlong offensive against hard-line Muslim rebels in the south has ended after 139 insurgents were killed, 12 others were captured and their bomb-making strongholds were seized by troops.... 3/30/2015 9:32 AM

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