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Arab leaders: Yemen airstrikes to go on until rebel withdraw
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) -- Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen will continue until Shiite rebels there "withdraw and surrender their weapons," a summit of Arab leaders decided Sunday, as they also agreed in principle to forming a joint military force.... 3/29/2015 11:18 AM

India's upstart anti-graft party shows signs of unraveling
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Just a few weeks ago, the upstart Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man's Party, was seen by many as a breath of fresh air in the chaotic, corruption-tainted world of Indian politics, promising to root out graft and display complete transparency.... 3/29/2015 11:12 AM

Nigerians continue voting after violence, technical hitches
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian officials say voting continued in some areas on Sunday because of technical problems. More than 40 people were killed in election-related violence Saturday, though millions were able to cast ballots in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call.... 3/29/2015 10:55 AM

High turnout as Uzbekistan votes for president
MOSCOW (AP) -- Uzbekistan's election commission says more than 70 percent of eligible voters have already cast their ballots midway through an election certain to be won by longtime leader Islam Karimov.... 3/29/2015 10:50 AM

Scenes of emotion as Singapore mourns Lee Kuan Yew
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Singaporeans turned out in the tens of thousands Sunday to pay final respects to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew. Singapore's prime minister for more than three decades until 1990, Lee died last Monday at age 91. His cortege took a 15-kilometer (9-mile) route through the city-state before a three-hour state funeral. Singaporeans credit Lee's leadership with laying the foundation of the Southeast Asian country's current prosperity, and his death triggered a wave of emotion... 3/29/2015 10:43 AM

Lee Kuan Yew eulogized at funeral as architect of Singapore
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Singaporeans bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday with an elaborate procession and a three-hour state funeral at which his son, the current prime minister, eulogized the statesman and declared that the wealthy city-state he helped build is his monument.... 3/29/2015 10:40 AM

Guinea president reinforces emergency Ebola measures
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- In a renewed effort to eradicate Ebola, Guinea's president announced new restrictions on burials and warned of possible lockdowns in the country's western region.... 3/29/2015 10:35 AM

9 killed in Tunisian anti-terrorism operations
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Tunisians from across the political spectrum marched through the capital Sunday to denounce extremist violence after a deadly museum attack on foreign tourists. Hours ahead of the rally, security forces killed nine terrorist suspects in raids around the country.... 3/29/2015 10:34 AM

Officials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Iran may accept new constraints to its uranium enrichment program at nuclear talks but is pushing back on how long it must accept limits on technology it could use to make nuclear arms, Western officials told The Associated Press on Sunday.... 3/29/2015 10:24 AM

AP NewsAlert
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) -- Egypt's president says leaders at summit have agreed to create a joint Arab military force.... 3/29/2015 10:12 AM

Police investigate threat to BBC boss over Clarkson firing
LONDON (AP) -- British police are investigating a death threat made to the head of the BBC after the broadcaster fired "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson over an assault on a colleague.... 3/29/2015 10:00 AM

Sri Lankan president's youngest brother dies after ax attack
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's youngest brother has died two days after he was attacked with an ax in what authorities said was a personal dispute.... 3/29/2015 9:51 AM

Worshippers pray at historic Holy Land sites on Palm Sunday
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Hundreds of Christians in Jerusalem are marking Palm Sunday, the start of the Holy Week that concludes with Easter.... 3/29/2015 9:36 AM

Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) -- An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing and skidded off the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, and officials said early Sunday that 25 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries.... 3/29/2015 9:32 AM

Charles Dickens' desk to go on permanent display at museum
LONDON (AP) -- They were the best of lines, they were the worst of lines - and the desk where Charles Dickens wrote them has been saved for the British public.... 3/29/2015 9:15 AM

Pope Francis leads Palm Sunday procession ahead of Holy Week
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has walked solemnly through St. Peter's Square in a Palm Sunday procession to usher in Holy Week ahead of Easter.... 3/29/2015 9:11 AM

Egyptian militant group claims Cairo University bombing
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian militant group has claimed responsibility for a bombing Saturday in front of Cairo University that wounded eight people, including four police officers.... 3/29/2015 7:27 AM

Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight
LONDON (AP) -- A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside.... 3/29/2015 6:51 AM

France's far-right breakthrough expected in local elections
PARIS (AP) -- The conservative party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to dominate the final round of France's local elections, give the far-right National Front another electoral breakthrough and deal a new blow to the governing Socialists.... 3/29/2015 6:11 AM

Mariners pitching prospect Sanchez dies 42 days after injury
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez died Saturday night from head injuries he suffered in a boating accident last month, his Venezuelan team announced.... 3/29/2015 4:35 AM

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