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Al-Qaida frees 300 inmates from Yemeni jail
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Security officials say al-Qaida militants in Yemen have stormed the center of the coastal city of al-Mukalla and freed about 300 inmates, including scores of militants, and that Shiite rebels have fought their way into the heart of Aden to the west.... 4/2/2015 9:48 AM

Doctors in Nepal end strike, return to work
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Thousands of doctors in Nepal have returned to work ending a strike after the government bowed to their demands.... 4/2/2015 9:35 AM

Israel arrests female Palestinian lawmaker
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has arrested a Palestinian lawmaker from a left-wing militant group for disobeying an Israeli order restricting her movement in the West Bank.... 4/2/2015 9:27 AM

Gunmen attack university in northeastern Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a college campus in northeast Kenya early Thursday, opening fire in dormitories and killing at least 15 people and wounding 29 others, witnesses said. The attack bore the hallmarks of a Somali Islamic extremist group.... 4/2/2015 9:26 AM

3 countries investigate fishing slavery exposed by AP
BENJINA, Indonesia (AP) -- Officials from three countries are traveling to remote islands in eastern Indonesia to investigate how thousands of foreign fishermen wound up there as slaves and were forced to catch seafood that could eventually end up being exported to the United States and elsewhere.... 4/2/2015 9:22 AM

Security officials: Sinai attack kills 15 Egyptian troops
CAIRO (AP) -- Islamic militants on Thursday attacked an army checkpoint in the restive north of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 15 soldiers and wounding 19, security officials said.... 4/2/2015 9:16 AM

S. Korean ferry victims' relatives reject compensation plan
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Dozens of relatives of victims of a South Korean ferry sinking that killed more than 300 people a year ago shaved their heads Thursday in protest of what they said were government efforts to settle compensation claims instead of thoroughly investigating responsibility for the disaster.... 4/2/2015 9:15 AM

Investigators find cellphones amid German crash debris
SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) -- Investigators have found cellphones amid the debris of the German jet crash in the French Alps, but the phones have not yet produced any clues about what happened.... 4/2/2015 9:14 AM

Russian trawler with 132 crew sinks, at least 54 dead
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian trawler sank in just 15 minutes in icy waters off Russia's Far Eastern coast early Thursday, killing at least 54 crew members, rescue workers said.... 4/2/2015 9:02 AM

Syrian rebels capture main border crossing with Jordan
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels and fighters from the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front have captured the only functioning border crossing with Jordan and three nearby military posts, prompting government bombing raids on the area, activists said Thursday.... 4/2/2015 8:58 AM

Afghan official: Suicide bombing in east kills 16
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber attacked an anti-corruption demonstration in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing 16 people and wounding 40, an official said.... 4/2/2015 8:45 AM

Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power
BANGKOK (AP) -- The big topic of conversation in Thailand is martial law. Technically it's gone, but in reality it's still there.... 4/2/2015 8:36 AM

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan official: Suicide bombing in eastern city kills 16, wounds 40.... 4/2/2015 8:21 AM

Iran sees progress; talks to resume after all-night session
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister says his country and six others have made "significant progress" at marathon all-night nuclear talk sessions meant to reach a preliminary understanding on the curbs Tehran must accept on atomic activities in exchange for a lifting of sanctions.... 4/2/2015 8:20 AM

AP PHOTOS: Time slowly washing away Iran's public bathhouses
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's historic bathhouses, where patrons are rinsed and massaged beneath graceful archways and tiled walls, may soon disappear as interest in them wanes.... 4/2/2015 8:17 AM

Suspected Kashmiri rebels kill 1 Indian policeman
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Suspected Kashmiri rebels on Thursday shot and killed one Indian policeman and wounded two army soldiers and one civilian in a fierce gunbattle in the Himalayan territory, officials said.... 4/2/2015 7:38 AM

Wife of imprisoned Greek ex-defense minister flees hospital
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Authorities say the wife of an imprisoned former Greek defense minister has escaped from a psychiatric hospital, where she was serving her sentence on the same corruption charges as her husband.... 4/2/2015 7:00 AM

AP Poll: Russia anti-gay views on rise; teachers face brunt
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Alevtina is one of several teachers who lost their jobs in St. Petersburg after being outed by an anti-gay activist. While most resigned quietly, the 27-year-old music teacher decided to fight her dismissal in court - an unusual step in Russia where gays have faced increasing pressure in recent years.... 4/2/2015 6:45 AM

Super typhoon weakens after entering Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A super typhoon blamed for the deaths of at least four people on islands in the western Pacific Ocean has weakened after reaching Philippine waters and is expected to further lose strength as it approaches the country's northeastern coast, officials said Thursday.... 4/2/2015 6:44 AM

Asia stocks gain as weak global data raises stimulus hopes
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets bounded higher Thursday after weak data from major economies boosted hopes for stimulus and a slow pace for U.S. interest rate hikes.... 4/2/2015 6:34 AM

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