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Turkish minister urges fight against extremists in Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The world never had a plan to end the worsening Syrian conflict, Turkey's prime minister said Thursday.... 3/6/2015 12:38 AM

Mexico: Troops kill 4 in gunbattle near border with Texas
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Security officials in the northeast Mexico state of Tamaulipas say they have killed four gunmen in a town near the U.S. border.... 3/6/2015 12:31 AM

Suriname tribes present gov't with forest conservation plan
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Members of indigenous tribes in Suriname presented lawmakers with an ambitious proposal Thursday urging them to conserve roughly half of the sparsely populated country with a sprawling rainforest hinterland.... 3/5/2015 11:02 PM

Ex-wife of Argentine prosecutor says he was killed
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The former wife of a prosecutor whose mysterious death has rocked Argentina said Thursday a team of experts she hired concluded that her former husband was killed and his body moved to the bathroom where he was found dead.... 3/5/2015 10:58 PM

US draft urges UN to condemn use of chlorine in Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States has circulated a draft resolution in the U.N. Security Council that condemns the use of toxic chemicals such as chlorine in Syria without assigning blame, while threatening militarily enforced action in the case of further violations. The council will vote on it Friday morning.... 3/5/2015 10:54 PM

Bolivia minister: Ex-police chief protected traffickers
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- Bolivia's interior minister said Thursday that a retired police general jailed for allegedly enriching himself from the illegal cocaine trade had offered protection to foreign traffickers while in the job.... 3/5/2015 10:43 PM

Myanmar cracks down on education protest at Yangon pagoda
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Police cracked down on students and other activists opposing Myanmar's new education law on Thursday, charging protesters with batons and dragging them into trucks at a well-known pagoda in the heart of the old capital.... 3/5/2015 10:02 PM

Netanyahu's Iran speech gains tacit support in Saudi Arabia
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fiery speech this week before the U.S. Congress, in which he argued against an emerging nuclear deal with Iran, has received tacit support from an unlikely quarter -- Saudi Arabia.... 3/5/2015 9:57 PM

Suspended Supreme Court judge in Panama sentenced to prison
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- A three-member judicial panel sentenced a suspended Panamanian Supreme Court justice to five years in prison for unjustified enrichment in an unusual case of corruption that captured this Central American nation's attention.... 3/5/2015 9:56 PM

When in Paris: Kim Kardashian and Jared Leto go platinum
PARIS (AP) -- Kim Kardashian made a fashion statement of her own at Balmain's show Thursday, showing off newly platinum locks.... 3/5/2015 9:52 PM

Envelopes with white powder found at Canadian offices
TORONTO (AP) -- Authorities in Quebec launched an investigation after envelopes containing a suspicious white powder were found Thursday in the district offices of four Conservative Canadian cabinet ministers. A government official later said the powder sent to one of the ministers has been deemed harmless.... 3/5/2015 9:50 PM

Amid crisis, Venezuelans remember Chavez 2 years after death
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Early morning fireworks burst over Venezuela's capital Thursday for a commemoration of Hugo Chavez on the second anniversary of his death, even as economic crisis threatens to undo his legacy of lifting many out of poverty.... 3/5/2015 9:49 PM

Iraq says Islamic State militants 'bulldozed' ancient site
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the ancient Nimrud archaeological site near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday using heavy military vehicles, the government said.... 3/5/2015 9:32 PM

NATO, Russia exchange barbs reminiscent of Cold War days
RIGA, Latvia (AP) -- NATO and Russia exchanged heated language reminiscent of Cold War days on Thursday with accusations of sinister geopolitical plotting and human rights abuses flying across an increasingly deep divide.... 3/5/2015 9:01 PM

Syria says it killed military leader of al-Qaida group
BEIRUT (AP) -- The military commander of al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate was killed Thursday in an explosion targeting a meeting of senior militants in northern Syria which also killed and wounded a number of other fighters.... 3/5/2015 8:59 PM

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi ministry: Islamic State militants `bulldoze' Nimrud archaeological site near Mosul.... 3/5/2015 8:50 PM

Oxy pays confidential sum to settle Peru pollution case
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Indigenous communities that sued Occidental Petroleum over contamination in Peru's northern Amazon have reached an out-of-court settlement in which the U.S.-based oil company will pay them an undisclosed sum.... 3/5/2015 8:43 PM

Death toll in east Ukraine mine blast reaches 33
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Officials in a separatist rebel-held city in east Ukraine say the death toll from an accidental explosion at a coal mine has risen to 33.... 3/5/2015 8:41 PM

PLO calls for ending security coordination with Israel
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A top body in the Palestine Liberation Organization on Thursday called for ending security coordination with Israel - a step that could further escalate tensions.... 3/5/2015 8:37 PM

South Africa to investigate spy allegations
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The South African government said Thursday that it is investigating allegations, posted on a website, that the head of the state watchdog agency and opposition figures spied for the U.S.... 3/5/2015 8:12 PM



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