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Pope names history scholar as new San Diego bishop
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has selected a native Californian and history scholar to serve as bishop of San Diego.... 3/3/2015 3:07 PM

Police: Italian business leader arrested for taking payoff
ROME (AP) -- Italian police have arrested an anti-corruption crusader for allegedly pocketing 100,000 euros ($110,000) he demanded to allow a pastry shop to operate at Palermo's airport.... 3/3/2015 3:07 PM

Al-Jazeera journalist fined $1,120 over Paris drone flight
PARIS (AP) -- A Paris court has fined a journalist for broadcaster Al-Jazeera 1,000 euros ($1,120) for flying a drone without authorization over the French capital while the city was under a high security alert.... 3/3/2015 3:03 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 2:54 PM

Hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot's health stable, Russia says
MOSCOW (AP) -- A top Russian prison official says the jailed Ukrainian military pilot who has been on a hunger strike for nearly three months is in a stable condition.... 3/3/2015 2:54 PM

Portugal's PM says he's 'not perfect' amid tax controversy
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Red-faced Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho has admitted he is "not perfect" after it was revealed he failed to pay his social security contributions during five years, before he came to office.... 3/3/2015 2:54 PM

MH17 next of kin allowed to view wreckage of downed flight
GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands (AP) -- Relatives of people killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over eastern Ukraine last year have visited a Dutch air base to view wreckage of the plane.... 3/3/2015 2:54 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 2:53 PM

Ukraine hikes benchmark interest rate to 30 percent
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's central bank has sharply hiked its benchmark rate to 30 percent, from 19.5 percent, as financial authorities seek to reverse the rapid devaluation of the national currency.... 3/3/2015 2:52 PM

Lawyer: Phone hacking 'rife' at Britain's Mirror tabloids
LONDON (AP) -- A lawyer for phone-hacking victims says the illegal practice was "rife" at tabloids owned by Britain's Trinity Mirror PLC.... 3/3/2015 2:41 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 said in a documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have been killed.... 3/3/2015 2:40 PM

Prominent lawyer fatally shot in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) -- Assailants in Mozambique on Tuesday killed a prominent academic and expert in constitutional law by firing on the car he was riding in along a central thoroughfare in Maputo, the capital, authorities said.... 3/3/2015 2:39 PM

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 2:36 PM

Turkey delivers military aid to Iraq
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says two Turkish cargo planes have delivered military aid to Iraq.... 3/3/2015 2:32 PM

Greece poised for recession as uncertainty takes its toll
LONDON (AP) -- Barely a year after emerging from a savage recession comparable in its intensity to the Great Depression in the U.S., Greece's economy is shrinking again.... 3/3/2015 2:28 PM

Hungary makes nuclear deal with Russia a 30-year secret
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- The details of Hungary's deal with Russia to expand its only nuclear power plant will remain secret for 30 years, after new legislation was approved Tuesday.... 3/3/2015 2:24 PM

Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal charges 2 new suspects
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia's U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal charged two more suspects on Tuesday, risking a confrontation with the country's prime minister, who has warned against adding new defendants.... 3/3/2015 2:20 PM

Egypt unearths 3000-year-old tomb in southern city
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities says American archeologists have discovered a 3000-year-old tomb with beautifully painted walls belonging to a nobleman who guarded the temple of the ancient deity Amun.... 3/3/2015 2:18 PM

Students face off against Myanmar police outside Yangon
LETPADAN, Myanmar (AP) -- Hundreds of student protesters vowed to camp out in the middle of a major road in Myanmar on Tuesday night after police locked arms, forming a human chain to block their march to the country's largest city.... 3/3/2015 2:07 PM

Reports of Maggie Smith's 'Downton' exit may be premature
LONDON (AP) -- Predictions of doom for the Dowager Countess of Grantham may be premature.... 3/3/2015 2:03 PM

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