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Missing persons committee apologizes for remains mix-up
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- A committee charged with uncovering the fate missing Cypriots has apologized to a family for giving them bone fragments that didn't belong to their loved one.... 3/5/2015 4:52 PM

Egypt's el-Sissi replaces interior minister in reshuffle
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi reshuffled his Cabinet on Thursday, replacing the powerful minister in charge of the nation's police along with six other ministers, state television reported.... 3/5/2015 4:50 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 state ombudsman and opposition figures spied for the U.S.... 3/5/2015 4:49 PM

Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment
KURAKHOVE, Ukraine (AP) -- Tears welled up Vera Pavliy's eyes as she stood outside the bank, looking as if she had just gotten lost. The 76-year-old was stuck behind the battle lines in the east Ukraine town of Kurakhove with no money and no way to get home.... 3/5/2015 4:47 PM

Insurgent attacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 11 people
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Insurgents unleashed a series of attacks mostly targeting civilian areas in and around the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 11 people, as Islamic State militants in the country's north set oil wells ablaze in an attempt to slow government forces battling to reclaim territory.... 3/5/2015 4:46 PM

Burkina Faso allows family to exhume grave of Thomas Sankara
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Burkina Faso's interim government has authorized the exhumation of the supposed grave of assassinated revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara.... 3/5/2015 4:44 PM

Floods kill 42 people in Tanzania, authorities say
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) -- Floods from a heavy 30-minute storm in Tanzania killed at least 42 people in an area close to Lake Victoria in Kahama district, authorities said.... 3/5/2015 4:40 PM

Poland: Stronger Ukraine army can decrease conflict
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Strengthening Ukraine's army and supplying it with weapons could prevent an escalation of the conflict and would serve Europe's interests, a top Polish security official said Thursday.... 3/5/2015 4:35 PM

Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old teacher, from a treatment center on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free.... 3/5/2015 4:34 PM

Thai court sentences 'Red Shirts' to jail for 2009 rioting
BANGKOK (AP) -- A Thai court sentenced 15 members of the "Red Shirt" political movement to four years in prison on Thursday for inciting rioting that disrupted an important regional conference in 2009, news reports said.... 3/5/2015 4:33 PM

Russia launches military drills in the southwest
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's military on Thursday launched maneuvers of air defense forces in the southwest of the country, the latest in a series of frequent drills amid tensions with the West.... 3/5/2015 4:31 PM

Russian policeman gets 15-year sentence for spying for US
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian police officer was convicted Thursday on charges of spying for the United States - using a cache disguised as a rock - and sentenced to 15 years in prison. It was the latest in a host of spy cases amid rising Russia-West tensions over Ukraine.... 3/5/2015 4:28 PM

So late Solange holds up Paris Fashion Week
PARIS (AP) -- Solange Knowles had top fashion editors grumpily peering at their watches at Carven's morning show - sauntering in 30 minutes late Thursday.... 3/5/2015 4:27 PM

Europe swamped with crush of migrants arriving by land, sea
MADRID (AP) -- The European Union is immersed in a full-fledged migration crisis.... 3/5/2015 4:26 PM

EU urges Russia to forget old gas contract with Ukraine
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is concerned that Russia might want to enforce its old gas contract with Ukraine once their current arrangement runs out, saying it could contravene Moscow's peace obligations.... 3/5/2015 4:25 PM

Attack on US envoy part of S.Korea's violent protest history
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death.... 3/5/2015 4:18 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.... 3/5/2015 4:13 PM

UK report: Spy agencies should seek female recruits online
LONDON (AP) -- British lawmakers say the country's intelligence agencies, which inspired James Bond, aren't doing enough to promote real-life Jane Bonds.... 3/5/2015 4:11 PM

Dying wish comes true: Dutch woman with ALS sees Rembrandts
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- A Dutch charity has granted a terminally ill woman's dying wish, wheeling her into Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum on a special bed for a private viewing of an immensely popular exhibition of Rembrandt paintings.... 3/5/2015 4:08 PM

NATO, Russia exchange barbs reminiscent of Cold War days
RIGA, Latvia (AP) -- NATO and Russia are exchanging heated language reminiscent of Cold War days with accusations of sinister geopolitical plotting and human rights abuses flying across an increasingly deep divide.... 3/5/2015 4:04 PM

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