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Knox's ex-beau after their acquittals: We're still friends
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 1:44 PM

US, UK: Signs of political interference in Nigerian election
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The United States and Britain said Monday there are signs that the vote counting for Nigeria's presidential election may be subverted by "deliberate political interference."... 3/30/2015 1:42 PM

New Maldives law strips ex-president of party membership
MALE, Maldives (AP) -- The Maldives' Parliament has passed a law 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 1:37 PM

Kerry pizza: Savvy restaurateur cashes in on nuke talks
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Whether or not Secretary of State John Kerry succeeds at nuclear talks in Lausanne with Iran, his name will live on in this lakeside Swiss city - as a pizza.... 3/30/2015 1:34 PM

France's Senate debates punishing prostitutes' customers
PARIS (AP) -- A French bill aimed at decriminalizing prostitutes and fining their customers is being turned upside down by the Senate, led by the conservative opposition.... 3/30/2015 1:33 PM

Greece and its creditors still struggle with reform list
BRUSSELS (AP) -- With its next financial deadline looming, Greece is struggling to convince its creditors it has a viable economic reform plan to unlock emergency funds and prevent the country from going bankrupt.... 3/30/2015 1:32 PM

Turkish Cypriots halt gas search for peace talks restart
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Breakaway Turkish Cypriots say they have halted their own search for gas off the east Mediterranean island's coast in the latest sign that suspended reunification talks could restart soon.... 3/30/2015 1:30 PM

Prosecutors: Co-pilot treated for suicidal tendencies
MARSEILLE, France (AP) -- German prosecutors say the co-pilot of the Germanwings passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps had received treatment for suicidal tendencies.... 3/30/2015 1:28 PM

Yemeni rebels shell Aden as Saudi launches more airstrikes
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's Shiite rebels and security forces loyal to the former president launched a fresh offensive Monday against the southern city of Aden, shelling it and battling local militias, but were pushed back by at least two airstrikes on the fifth day of a Saudi-led air campaign, security officials said.... 3/30/2015 1:19 PM

Probe into Ukraine plane disaster eyes Buk missile launchers
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- An international investigation into the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster is officially looking into a scenario that the plane was downed by a missile fired from conflict-ridden eastern Ukraine.... 3/30/2015 1:17 PM

Uzbekistan's leader scores landslide re-election win
MOSCOW (AP) -- Incumbent leader Islam Karimov has won Sunday's presidential election in Uzbekistan in a landslide, as expected, according to preliminary results released Monday.... 3/30/2015 1:11 PM

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, though the U.S. said Monday its coalition conducted no airstrikes against the Islamic State group in the area during that time.... 3/30/2015 1:10 PM

AP president: Killing of journalists should be a war crime
HONG KONG (AP) -- The president and CEO of The Associated Press called on Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage.... 3/30/2015 1:10 PM

Amnesty calls for release of arrested Congolese activists
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- A rights group is calling on Congo's government 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 1:09 PM

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 1:05 PM

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 12:45 PM

Turkish flight diverts to Casablanca due to bomb threat
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish Airlines says it has diverted an Istanbul-to-Sao Paulo flight and is landing in Casablanca, Morocco, after finding a note with the word "bomb" in the toilet.... 3/30/2015 12:40 PM

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 12:39 PM

Muslim family carves chair for Pope Francis Bosnia mass
ZAVIDOVICI, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Salem Hajdarovac didn't sleep for a whole 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 12:37 PM

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 12:32 PM



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