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Professor at American University killed in Emirates accident
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- An American professor at a university in the United Arab Emirates was one of two people killed when their bicycles were hit by a car in the city of Sharjah, north of Dubai.... 3/3/2015 12:02 PM

South Sudan rebels: President needs to make more concessions
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- A spokesman for South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar says peace talks are deadlocked over how to share power and that the only way forward is for the president to make concessions.... 3/3/2015 11:59 AM

Correction: BC-EU-Italy-Milan-Fashion-Week-Watch story
MILAN (AP) -- In a story March 2 about Milan Fashion Week, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the last name of Kiton vice president Maria Giovanna Paone. The correct spelling is Paone, not Paono.... 3/3/2015 11:55 AM

Automakers vow not to give up on weak-selling electrics
GENEVA (AP) -- Top automakers are vowing to press ahead with weak-selling electric vehicles and zero-emissions technology - even as they unveil powerful, expensive luxury cars aimed at a growing global automarket.... 3/3/2015 11:50 AM

Indian envoy in Pakistan for rare visit praises talks
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- India's foreign secretary said during a rare visit to Pakistan that the two sides agreed to work together to narrow their differences but that he'd also raised concerns about cross-border terrorism including the 2008 attack on Mumbai.... 3/3/2015 11:48 AM

Indonesia nearly ready to execute 9 foreign drug smugglers
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia is nearly ready to execute by firing squad nine foreigners and an Indonesian condemned for drug smuggling as diplomatic squabbles persist over the executions.... 3/3/2015 11:47 AM

Budget carrier flydubai posts profit of $68M for 2014
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates' budget carrier flydubai, in its fifth year of operation, has turned a profit of $68 million out of total revenue of $1.2 billion last year.... 3/3/2015 11:45 AM

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 11:40 AM

Strong quake strikes off west Indonesia; no injuries, damage
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A strong earthquake struck off western Indonesia on Tuesday, causing some residents to panic, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued.... 3/3/2015 11:34 AM

Liberia calls for Ebola 'Marshall Plan' to rebuild economies
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Liberia's president on Tuesday called for an international aid plan to help rebuild economies in West Africa once Ebola is under control.... 3/3/2015 11:28 AM

DNA study backs theory of massive steppe migration to Europe
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists say ancient DNA samples indicate massive migration to Europe from the east took place some 4,500 years ago.... 3/3/2015 11:27 AM

Volcano in southern Chile erupts, thousands evacuated
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A volcano in southern Chile has erupted, prompting officials to evacuate thousands of people in the surrounding area.... 3/3/2015 11:22 AM

Afghan car bomb kills 8, including civilians
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says at least eight people, including civilians and soldiers, were killed when a vehicle packed with explosives was remotely detonated in the country's south.... 3/3/2015 11:18 AM

Philippines suspends oil, gas exploration in disputed waters
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine government has ordered the suspension of all exploration at an offshore oil and gas field because of an ongoing territorial dispute with China, a Filipino-British company said.... 3/3/2015 11:18 AM

BlackBerry to offer 4 new phones, speeds shift to software
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- BlackBerry will launch four new smartphones this year and a new package of cross-platform applications as it continues its "philosophical" shift to making software.... 3/3/2015 11:13 AM

Egypt court suspends legislative election after court ruling
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court suspended the country's upcoming parliamentary elections Tuesday, following an earlier Supreme Constitutional Court ruling deeming laws regulating the vote unconstitutional.... 3/3/2015 11:09 AM

Report: As Ebola wanes, other countries remain vulnerable
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) -- Arriving airline passengers lined up outdoors to have their temperatures checked, the screens in the nighttime darkness like glowing lightning bugs.... 3/3/2015 11:02 AM

Fierce clashes outside Iraq's Tikrit after new offensive
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi troops fought on Tuesday with Islamic State extremists south of the militant-held city of Tikrit but their offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown was slowed by roadside bombs, local officials said.... 3/3/2015 10:59 AM

Afghan avalanches cut off 3 northern districts
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Avalanches have cut off at least three districts in a remote part of northern Afghanistan, the head of a disaster relief agency said Tuesday, a week after nearly 200 people died when snow buried their homes in a valley near the capital Kabul.... 3/3/2015 10:59 AM

Prince William focuses on football and film on China trip
SHANGHAI (AP) -- Britain's Prince William focused his China trip on promoting links between the countries in football and film Tuesday, watching students kick balls around with Premier League-trained coaches before attending a movie premiere.... 3/3/2015 10:57 AM

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