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Myanmar police chase down students in 3rd protest crackdown
LETPADAN, Myanmar (AP) -- Police chased down student protesters and dragged them onto trucks Friday in Myanmar's third such crackdown on public demonstrations in as many days.... 3/6/2015 10:06 AM

Tajik opposition figure shot dead in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says a Tajik businessman and opposition figure has been shot dead in Istanbul.... 3/6/2015 9:53 AM

Security questioned in probe of attack on US envoy to Seoul
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Police on Friday investigated the motive of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, as questions turned to whether security was neglected.... 3/6/2015 9:53 AM

Nepal's airport to remain closed at least another day
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's only international airport will remain closed at least another day as crews attempt to remove the Turkish Airlines jet that skidded off the surface and blocked the runway.... 3/6/2015 9:51 AM

Iraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient site
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit within hours, a day after the extremists reportedly "bulldozed" a famed archaeological site in the area.... 3/6/2015 9:51 AM

Caution before US jobs report tempers gains in global stocks
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- European stocks traded cautiously ahead of a U.S. jobs report Friday that could influence when the Federal Reserve raises interest rates this year. Asian markets were mostly higher after being buoyed by positive news about the global economy.... 3/6/2015 9:42 AM

Suspected Palestinian attacker injures 5 in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A suspected Palestinian motorist rammed his car into a group of people near an Israeli police station in east Jerusalem on Friday, injuring five before being shot and wounded by guards, the police said.... 3/6/2015 9:40 AM

Man dies in landslide in Bosnia as bad weather hits Balkans
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- A man has died in a landslide in Bosnia, which has been hit by a wave of bad weather that also closed down roads, flooded villages and disturbed power supplies throughout the Balkan region.... 3/6/2015 9:32 AM

Kremlin critic Navalny released after 15 days in custody
MOSCOW (AP) -- Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny has been released after spending 15 days in custody for handing out leaflets in the subway.... 3/6/2015 9:15 AM

Sri Lanka suspends work on China-backed resort
BEIJING (AP) -- China says Sri Lanka is suspending work on a Chinese-backed resort as part of a reevaluation of the island's ties to Beijing under its new president.... 3/6/2015 9:11 AM


JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police: Palestinian rams car into people near Jerusalem police station, injures 5.... 3/6/2015 8:51 AM

Witness in Russian politician's slaying gets death threats
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Authorities in Ukraine say the sole witness in the killing in Moscow of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has received death threats since returning to her family home in Ukraine.... 3/6/2015 8:50 AM

Al-Qaida's Syria branch confirms death of field commander
BEIRUT (AP) -- Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate is confirming that its top field commander has been killed in an airstrike.... 3/6/2015 8:40 AM

Xi carries on China's tradition of political slogans
BEIJING (AP) -- Political slogans have been a mainstay of Chinese life dating back to Mao Zedong, the founder of the People's Republic.... 3/6/2015 8:40 AM

Knife attack at China train station leaves 9 injured
BEIJING (AP) -- At least two assailants armed with knives attacked people at a train station in southern China on Friday, injuring nine, and police fatally shot one of the suspects, officials said.... 3/6/2015 8:25 AM

Items Flight 370 missing left behind full of meaning for kin
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Lee Khim Fatt doesn't sleep in his bed anymore. Instead, he sleeps on the floor next to it. "It doesn't feel the same, doesn't feel right sleeping on the mattress without her beside me," he said.... 3/6/2015 8:23 AM

As world moves on, MH370 families find solace in each other
NANJING, China (AP) -- For the past year, Wang Zheng has been avoiding one place: the modest apartment where his parents had been living for more than 20 years in downtown Nanjing until they vanished along with the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.... 3/6/2015 8:10 AM

Higher food prices, typhoon worsen poverty in Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Poverty worsened in the Philippines in the first half of 2014 due to government restrictions on rice imports and the lingering effects of a killer typhoon, an official said Friday.... 3/6/2015 7:48 AM

Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A mob stormed a prison in northeastern India, dragged away and lynched a man accused of rape, police said Friday.... 3/6/2015 7:46 AM

Emirates forges special relationship with el-Sissi's Egypt
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- This small Gulf nation, known for its soaring skyscrapers and mercantile bent, is making itself into the most stalwart ally of the Arab world's biggest country.... 3/6/2015 6:42 AM



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