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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 2:17 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

Former Israeli Premier Olmert convicted in corruption case
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.... 3/30/2015 2:00 PM

Turkish flight diverts to Casablanca due to bomb threat
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish Airlines said it diverted an Istanbul-to-Sao Paulo flight to Casablanca, Morocco, Monday after finding a note with the word "bomb" in the toilet. The communications office at Mohammed V Airport in Casablanca confirmed that the flight had landed there.... 3/30/2015 1:58 PM

Iran nuclear talks at crunch time, differences remain
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program entered a critical phase on Monday with substantial differences still remaining less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.... 3/30/2015 1:58 PM

Rebel leader: Kiev blocks solution for eastern Ukraine
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- A rebel leader in eastern Ukraine has accused the Kiev government of blocking a political solution for the conflict that has claimed more than 6,000 lives.... 3/30/2015 1:48 PM

Prosecutors: Co-pilot treated for suicidal tendencies
MARSEILLE, France (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 1:46 PM

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

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



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