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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 killed two of its advisers near the Iraqi city of Tikrit, where a major offensive is underway against the Islamic State group, but the U.S. said Monday its coalition conducted no airstrikes in the area during the time of the incident.... 3/30/2015 4:06 PM

TSB examining why plane landed so short of Halifax runway
TORONTO (AP) -- A Transportation Safety Board investigator says an Air Canada plane landed so significantly short of the runway in Halifax that it hit a power line and knocked out power at the airport.... 3/30/2015 4:00 PM

Nerves on edge in Nigeria as vote count begins
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's electoral commission began counting votes in hotly contested presidential elections Monday as the United States and Britain warned that the count may be subverted by "deliberate political interference."... 3/30/2015 3:37 PM

Campaign begins for most unpredictable UK election in years
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron paid a courtesy call on Queen Elizabeth II, then launched a most uncourteous attack on his main political rival as campaigning formally began Monday in the most unpredictable U.K. election in decades.... 3/30/2015 3:36 PM

A look at those involved in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen
CAIRO (AP) -- A Saudi-led coalition is targeting Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen in a campaign of airstrikes that began last week. Here's a look at the Sunni Arab countries involved in the fighting so far, as well as others offering material support or backing the operation:... 3/30/2015 3:29 PM

Thai junta chief may force safety reforms in aviation sector
BANGKOK (AP) -- The head of Thailand's ruling junta may use extraordinary constitutional powers to expedite safety improvements in the aviation sector, which is facing international sanctions, the country's transport minister said Monday.... 3/30/2015 3:17 PM

NATO chief seeks closer cooperation with the European Union
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO'S secretary-general wants more joint action with the European Union to face the security challenges coming from Russia and the violent Islamic extremism plaguing some countries in the Middle East and North Africa.... 3/30/2015 3:13 PM

Knox's ex-beau needs time to 'heal' after murder acquittals
ROME (AP) -- Amanda Knox's former Italian boyfriend said Monday he needs to heal wounds inside his heart and soul, now that he and the American have been definitively acquitted of her British roommate's 2007 murder in the Italian town where all three were then students.... 3/30/2015 3:10 PM

Rebel leader: Kiev blocks solution for eastern Ukraine
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- A rebel leader in eastern Ukraine on Monday accused the Kiev government of hampering a political solution for the conflict that has claimed more than 6,000 lives.... 3/30/2015 3:03 PM

Turkish Cypriots halt gas search for peace talks restart
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Hopes of a restart to talks to reunify the small Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus swelled Monday after breakaway Turkish Cypriots said they will halt their own search for gas off Cyprus' coast.... 3/30/2015 2:52 PM

Prosecutors: Co-pilot treated for suicidal tendencies
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) -- The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 that crashed into the French Alps last week had received treatment for suicidal tendencies several years ago, prosecutors said Monday.... 3/30/2015 2:48 PM

France's Senate debates punishing prostitutes' customers
PARIS (AP) -- A French bill which aims to make it illegal to buy sex is being turned upside down by the Senate, led by the conservative opposition.... 3/30/2015 2:46 PM

Muslim family carves chair for Pope Francis' Bosnia visit
ZAVIDOVICI, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Salem Hajdarovac says he didn't sleep for a week when he heard his workshop had been granted the honor of carving a special chair that Pope Francis will sit on during his visit to Bosnia.... 3/30/2015 2:35 PM

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 2:26 PM

Turkish flight diverted to Casablanca in bomb threat hoax
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish Airlines said it diverted an Istanbul-to-Sao Paulo flight with 256 people aboard to Morocco after finding a note with the word "bomb" in the toilet.... 3/30/2015 2:26 PM

New Maldives law strips ex-president of party membership
MALE, Maldives (AP) -- The Maldives' Parliament passed a law on Monday that strips people serving prison sentences of their political party memberships, a rule critics say is designed to oust jailed former President Mohamed Nasheed from politics.... 3/30/2015 2:26 PM

11 people killed when bus falls into gorge in eastern India
PATNA, India (AP) -- A bus driver lost control of his vehicle on a sharp curve on a mountain road in eastern India and plunged into a gorge, killing at least 11 people, police said Monday.... 3/30/2015 2:12 PM

AP Interview: Saudi Arabia seeks to attract non-oil capital
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The deputy governor of Saudi Arabia's investment authority says the country faces challenges attracting foreign investment outside its oil and gas sectors, but that several initiatives in place are helping to change investors' perceptions.... 3/30/2015 2:08 PM

Amnesty calls for release of arrested Congolese activists
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- A rights group called on Congo's government on Monday to release youth activists who were arrested more than two weeks ago in a raid that also briefly swept up an American diplomat.... 3/30/2015 2:06 PM

S. Africa: Opposition accuses president of security meddling
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A South African opposition leader says the country is on a "road to a dictatorship," accusing the president of manipulating state security departments.... 3/30/2015 2:01 PM

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