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South African firefighters battle wildfire for a third day
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A wildfire burned for a third day around Cape Town's Table Mountain on Tuesday, injuring a firefighter as it caused an explosion at a lodge, an emergency services spokeswoman said.... 3/3/2015 4:54 PM

Kremlin critic wants international probe into Nemtsov death
PARIS (AP) -- A British investor who made millions in Russia before his lawyer was imprisoned and died is calling for an international investigation into the killing of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.... 3/3/2015 4:51 PM

Mines, bombs slow Iraqi advance on Islamic State-held Tikrit
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi troops and Shiite militias battled the Islamic State group Tuesday on the outskirts of militant-held Tikrit, unable to advance further on Saddam Hussein's hometown as roadside mines and suicide attacks slowed their progress.... 3/3/2015 4:47 PM

WIRELESS SHOW PHOTO GALLERY: Gadget fans in Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Gadget lovers from around the world are in Barcelona to view the latest in handheld and wireless technology.... 3/3/2015 4:44 PM

Norway's Nobel Peace Prize committee replaces chairman
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) -- The Nobel Peace Prize awarding Norwegian Nobel Committee has elected a new chairman to replace Thorbjoern Jagland, whose six-year tenure has been lined with controversies.... 3/3/2015 4:37 PM

UN Security Council OKs sanctions regime for South Sudan
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday creating a system to impose sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan, hoping it will press rival leaders into ending a conflict that has killed tens of thousands.... 3/3/2015 4:31 PM

Russia troubles hinder Ford, GM efforts to recover in Europe
GENEVA (AP) -- Russia's sinking economy is putting up a major hurdle for Ford Motor Co. and General Motors as the U.S. automakers fight to return to profitability in Europe after years of losses.... 3/3/2015 4:56 PM

Yemeni leader proposes Riyadh as venue for talks with rebels
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's president on Tuesday proposed the Saudi capital of 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 4:28 PM

South Sudan rebels: President needs to make more concessions
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- South Sudan's rebels on Tuesday warned that peace talks with the government could fail if the government does not make concessions, especially on the issue of how to share power in a possible unity government.... 3/3/2015 4:28 PM

Hundreds killed as Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Chadian troops have seized a strategically located northeast Nigerian town from Boko Haram, but not before the defeated Islamic extremists killed hundreds of civilians, Chad's military said.... 3/3/2015 4:24 PM

Villarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee
PUCON, Chile (AP) -- One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people.... 3/3/2015 4:57 PM

Church: Canadian pastor missing in North Korea
TORONTO (AP) -- A senior pastor at a Canadian church has been missing in North Korea since late January, officials said Tuesday.... 3/3/2015 4:20 PM

New Delhi gang-rapist: She shouldn't have fought back
NEW DELHI (AP) -- One of the men sentenced to death for raping and killing a woman in a brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus says in a TV documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have been killed.... 3/3/2015 4:19 PM

MH17 next of kin finally view wreckage of downed flight
GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands (AP) -- Relatives of those killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over eastern Ukraine visited a Dutch air base Tuesday to view the wreckage of the plane.... 3/3/2015 4:18 PM

Kenya destroy 15 tons of ivory taken from poachers
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has set fire to 15 tons of elephant tusks during World Wildlife Day to discourage poaching.... 3/3/2015 4:12 PM

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 4:08 PM

Right-wing Israeli activist hurls juice at Arab lawmaker
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A right-wing activist threw a bottle of juice at a contentious Israeli Arab lawmaker and called her a "terrorist" at a political gathering in central Israel.... 3/3/2015 4:03 PM

UN urges Sri Lanka to quickly address mistrust of new gov't
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- A U.N. envoy urged Sri Lanka's new government on Tuesday to address skepticism among ethnic Tamils about its efforts to promote post-war reconciliation, saying there should be more progress in accountability and in human rights issues.... 3/3/2015 4:00 PM

EU condemns Russia over Nemtsov funeral bans
BRUSSELS (AP) -- EU-Russian relations took a further dip on Tuesday when the European Union strongly condemned Moscow for banning Polish and Latvian lawmakers from entering the country to attend the funeral of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.... 3/3/2015 3:50 PM

NKorea denounces UN criticism of its human rights record
BERLIN (AP) -- North Korea's foreign minister on Tuesday denounced criticism of Pyongyang's human rights record, dismissing a U.N. report that concluded crimes against humanity were committed there and telling the top U.N. rights body that the United States is engaged in a "human rights racket."... 3/3/2015 3:42 PM



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