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Amid crisis, Venezuelans commemorate Chavez
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelans are commemorating Hugo Chavez on the second anniversary of his death even as an economic crisis threatens to undo the former president's legacy of lifting thousands out of poverty.... 3/5/2015 2:35 PM

Kerry: State Department will move to review Clinton emails
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry says the State Department will move immediately to review emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote on her personal account when held his job.... 3/5/2015 2:35 PM

Russia launches military drills in the southwest
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's military is holding maneuvers of air defense forces in the southwest of the country, the latest in a series of frequent drills amid tensions with the West.... 3/5/2015 2:33 PM

Floods kill 42 people in Tanzania, authorities say
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) -- Tanzanian authorities say floods from a heavy 30-minute storm killed at least 42 people in an area close to Lake Victoria in Kahama district.... 3/5/2015 2:30 PM

Egypt's el-Sissi replaces interior minister in reshuffle
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi reshuffled his Cabinet on Thursday, replacing the powerful minister in charge of the nation's police along with five other ministers, state television reported.... 3/5/2015 2:29 PM

Blizzard cuts off villages, electricity in Bosnia
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- A blizzard which dumped 2.5 meters (8 feet) of snow on mountains around Sarajevo has isolated dozens of Bosnian mountain villages and left them without electricity.... 3/5/2015 2:26 PM

European Central Bank raises eurozone growth forecast
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the eurozone economy is picking up.... 3/5/2015 2:26 PM

Swiss court throws out Pakistan kidnapping insurance claim
BERLIN (AP) -- Switzerland's highest court has thrown out a man's claim to an insurance payout for post-traumatic stress suffered after he was kidnapped by the Taliban while driving through Pakistan.... 3/5/2015 2:21 PM

Art, fine wine: Thai auction puts police corruption on view
BANGKOK (AP) -- At a military base outside Bangkok, soldiers stand guard over Buddha statues, showcases of Rolex watches and some very expensive French wine - a $4,000 bottle of Petrus and choice vintages of Dom Perignon.... 3/5/2015 2:19 PM

European stocks firm as ECB's Draghi sounds fairly rosy tone
LONDON (AP) -- European stock markets rose strongly Thursday as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi sounded a fairly positive tone about the 19-country eurozone. Once his press briefing is over, the focus in the markets will turn to Friday's U.S. jobs data.... 3/5/2015 2:07 PM

Former chief of Bolivia police jailed in drug probe
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- A judge has ordered jail for the retired police general who reorganized Bolivia's counter-narcotics force after President Evo Morales expelled U.S. drug agents.... 3/5/2015 2:06 PM

Attack on US envoy part of S.Korea's violent protest history
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death.... 3/5/2015 2:04 PM

Boko Haram refugees risk lives to cross lake to Chad camps
BAGA SOLO, Chad (AP) -- Kellou Abakar knew she was in trouble as the contractions started not long after an Islamic extremist group attacked her town in Nigeria. Her husband was nowhere to be found, and so she pulled her 4-year-old son onto her back and grabbed her two little girls by the hand.... 3/5/2015 1:57 PM

Teacher sentenced to 6 years for attempt to join ISIS
LONDON (AP) -- A teacher whose family helped thwart his plans to travel to Syria to fight alongside the Islamic State group was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday in a case that highlighted the struggles of parents trying to stop their children from being radicalized.... 3/5/2015 1:51 PM

Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old English teacher, from a treatment center in the capital on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free.... 3/5/2015 1:50 PM

Activists: Syrian barrel bombs kill at least 18 in Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Government helicopter gunships on Thursday bombed the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, killing at least 18 people and wounding dozens, activists said.... 3/5/2015 1:43 PM

Poland's lawmakers to go through military training
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's Parliament speaker says that the lawmakers will be given a chance to go through military training because "turbulent times" require it.... 3/5/2015 1:43 PM

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- European Central Bank raises its eurozone growth forecast for 2015 to 1.5 pct from 1 pct.... 3/5/2015 1:39 PM

Ex-crew recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship
TOKYO (AP) -- A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II said Thursday he recognized photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.... 3/5/2015 1:38 PM

South African Airways refunds customers after bungle
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- It looked like a steal: $72 for a round-trip business class ticket on South African Airways between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi.... 3/5/2015 1:33 PM

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