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Cypriot referee blows whistle on alleged match-fixing
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Football in the sun-drenched Mediterranean island of Cyprus is riddled with match-fixing by referees, an operation designed to line the pockets of soccer officials and politicians, according to a senior Cypriot referee.... 3/3/2015 12:42 PM

Global stocks limp after Nasdaq milestone, China in focus
TOKYO (AP) -- Global stock markets were lackluster Tuesday despite a milestone for the Nasdaq, as investors looked ahead to the release of China's growth target.... 3/3/2015 12:41 PM

Automakers vow not to give up on weak-selling electrics
GENEVA (AP) -- Top automakers are vowing not to give up on weak-selling electric vehicles - even as they unveil an array of powerful luxury cars with conventional engines aimed at a growing global automarket.... 3/3/2015 12:36 PM

Mourners view body of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov
MOSCOW (AP) -- One by one, thousands of mourners and dignitaries filed past the white-lined coffin of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday, many offering flowers as they paid their last respects to one of the most prominent figures of Russia's beleaguered opposition.... 3/3/2015 12:34 PM

Tapes surface of 'Jihadi John' talking about UK scrutiny
LONDON (AP) -- Audio tapes in which the man identified as "Jihadi John" complains about scrutiny from British intelligence services have been broadcast in Britain.... 3/3/2015 12:28 PM

Villarica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A volcano in southern Chile erupted early Tuesday, spewing heavy smoke and lava and prompting officials to evacuate thousands of people in the surrounding area.... 3/3/2015 12:21 PM

New Delhi gang-rapist: She shouldn't have fought back
NEW DELHI (AP) -- One of the men convicted of raping and killing a woman in a brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus said in a TV documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have been killed.... 3/3/2015 12:20 PM

Yemen's leader suggests Riyadh for dialogue with rebels
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's president on Tuesday offered the Saudi capital Riyadh as a possible venue for the resumption of U.N.-sponsored talks with Shiite rebels who have seized Yemen's own capital Sanaa.... 3/3/2015 12:12 PM

Hungary makes nuclear deal with Russia a 30-year secret
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungary has approved legislation making secret for 30 years key details of a contract with Russia to expand its only nuclear power plant.... 3/3/2015 12:06 PM

Professor at American University killed in Emirates accident
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- An American professor at a university in the United Arab Emirates was one of two people killed when their bicycles were hit by a car in the city of Sharjah, north of Dubai.... 3/3/2015 12:02 PM

South Sudan rebels: President needs to make more concessions
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- A spokesman for South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar says peace talks are deadlocked over how to share power and that the only way forward is for the president to make concessions.... 3/3/2015 11:59 AM

Correction: BC-EU-Italy-Milan-Fashion-Week-Watch story
MILAN (AP) -- In a story March 2 about Milan Fashion Week, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the last name of Kiton vice president Maria Giovanna Paone. The correct spelling is Paone, not Paono.... 3/3/2015 11:55 AM

Indian envoy in Pakistan for rare visit praises talks
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- India's foreign secretary said during a rare visit to Pakistan that the two sides agreed to work together to narrow their differences but that he'd also raised concerns about cross-border terrorism including the 2008 attack on Mumbai.... 3/3/2015 11:48 AM

Indonesia nearly ready to execute 9 foreign drug smugglers
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia is nearly ready to execute by firing squad nine foreigners and an Indonesian condemned for drug smuggling as diplomatic squabbles persist over the executions.... 3/3/2015 11:47 AM

Budget carrier flydubai posts profit of $68M for 2014
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates' budget carrier flydubai, in its fifth year of operation, has turned a profit of $68 million out of total revenue of $1.2 billion last year.... 3/3/2015 11:45 AM

Kerry working on Iran nuke deal, Netanyahu to criticize it
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) -- Senior U.S. and Iranian officials kicked off the second day of the latest round of nuclear negotiations here on Tuesday as Israel's leader prepared to deliver a speech to Congress denouncing a potential deal as dangerous to the Jewish state and the world.... 3/3/2015 11:40 AM

Strong quake strikes off west Indonesia; no injuries, damage
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A strong earthquake struck off western Indonesia on Tuesday, causing some residents to panic, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued.... 3/3/2015 11:34 AM

Liberia calls for Ebola 'Marshall Plan' to rebuild economies
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Liberia's president on Tuesday called for an international aid plan to help rebuild economies in West Africa once Ebola is under control.... 3/3/2015 11:28 AM

DNA study backs theory of massive steppe migration to Europe
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists say ancient DNA samples indicate massive migration to Europe from the east took place some 4,500 years ago.... 3/3/2015 11:27 AM

Volcano in southern Chile erupts, thousands evacuated
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A volcano in southern Chile has erupted, prompting officials to evacuate thousands of people in the surrounding area.... 3/3/2015 11:22 AM

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