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Yemeni rebels shell Aden as Saudi launches more airstrikes
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's Shiite rebels and security forces loyal to the former president launched a fresh offensive Monday against the southern city of Aden, shelling it and battling local militias, but were pushed back by at least two airstrikes on the fifth day of a Saudi-led air campaign, security officials said.... 3/30/2015 1:19 PM

Probe into Ukraine plane disaster eyes Buk missile launchers
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- An international investigation into the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster is officially looking into a scenario that the plane was downed by a missile fired from conflict-ridden eastern Ukraine.... 3/30/2015 1:17 PM

Uzbekistan's leader scores landslide re-election win
MOSCOW (AP) -- Incumbent leader Islam Karimov has won Sunday's presidential election in Uzbekistan in a landslide, as expected, according to preliminary results released Monday.... 3/30/2015 1:11 PM

Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike killed two of its advisers near the Iraqi city of Tikrit, though the U.S. said Monday its coalition conducted no airstrikes against the Islamic State group in the area during that time.... 3/30/2015 1:10 PM

AP president: Killing of journalists should be a war crime
HONG KONG (AP) -- The president and CEO of The Associated Press called on Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage.... 3/30/2015 1:10 PM

Amnesty calls for release of arrested Congolese activists
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- A rights group is calling on Congo's government to release youth activists who were arrested more than two weeks ago in a raid that also briefly swept up an American diplomat.... 3/30/2015 1:09 PM

Turkish Cypriot soccer president: No going back on deal
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- In an effort to do away with decades of isolation, the president of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot soccer association said Monday he's determined to follow through with a decision to join the Cyprus Football Association.... 3/30/2015 1:05 PM

Knox's ex-beau after their acquittals: We're still friends
ROME (AP) -- Amanda Knox's former Italian boyfriend said Monday he needs to heal wounds inside his heart and soul, now that he and the American have been definitively acquitted of her British roommate's 2007 murder in the Italian town where all three were then students.... 3/30/2015 12:58 PM

Iran nuclear talks at crunch time
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program entered a critical phase on Monday with differences still remaining less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.... 3/30/2015 12:45 PM

Greece and its creditors still struggle with reform list
BRUSSELS (AP) -- With its next financial deadline looming, Greece is struggling to convince its creditors it has a viable economic reform plan to unlock emergency funds and prevent the country from going bankrupt.... 3/30/2015 12:43 PM

Turkish flight diverts to Casablanca due to bomb threat
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish Airlines says it has diverted an Istanbul-to-Sao Paulo flight and is landing in Casablanca, Morocco, after finding a note with the word "bomb" in the toilet.... 3/30/2015 12:40 PM

Blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh's capital
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A blogger was hacked to death by three men in Bangladesh's capital on Monday, and two of the attackers were caught near the scene, police said.... 3/30/2015 12:39 PM

Muslim family carves chair for Pope Francis Bosnia mass
ZAVIDOVICI, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Salem Hajdarovac didn't sleep for a whole week when he heard his workshop had been granted the honor of carving a special chair that Pope Francis will sit on during his visit to Bosnia.... 3/30/2015 12:37 PM

US, UK: Signs of political interference in Nigerian election
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The United States and Britain say there are signs that the final count for Nigeria's presidential election is being subverted by "deliberate political interference."... 3/30/2015 12:36 PM

Rhino rampages in Nepal city, killing 1 and injuring several
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A wild rhino charged into a city in southern Nepal on Monday, killing a woman, injuring several others and chasing panicked people through the main market and a hospital, an official said.... 3/30/2015 12:32 PM

US treasury secretary presses Beijing on technology curbs
BEIJING (AP) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew pressed Chinese leaders on Monday to suspend proposed curbs on foreign security technology and said a Beijing-led regional bank should work in partnership with existing institutions, an American official said.... 3/30/2015 12:29 PM

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- US, UK say disturbing signs of "political interference" in count in Nigerian presidential vote.... 3/30/2015 12:26 PM

UN tribunal says Serb suspect Seselj has to return to court
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal ruled Monday that Serbian far-right leader Vojislav Seselj has breached conditions of his provisional release and must return to the court's cellblock in The Hague.... 3/30/2015 12:19 PM

Campaign begins for most unpredictable UK election in years
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron paid a courtesy call on Queen Elizabeth II, then launched a most uncourteous attack on his main political rival, as campaigning formally began Monday in the most unpredictable U.K. election in decades.... 3/30/2015 12:14 PM

Flood alerts issued in Kashmir as rivers cross danger mark
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Hundreds of Kashmiris in both India and Pakistan moved to higher ground Monday as rain-swollen rivers swamped parts of the disputed Himalayan region placed under an emergency flood alert just six months after some 600 people died in flooding that left the region in shambles.... 3/30/2015 12:13 PM

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