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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

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 4:17 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

South Africa to investigate spy allegations
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The South African government says it is investigating allegations, posted on a website, that the state ombudsman and opposition figures spied for the U.S.... 3/5/2015 4:06 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

Cameron accused of 'running scared' for refusing TV debate
LONDON (AP) -- Britain is counting down to its general election in just over two months - and the name-calling has begun in earnest.... 3/5/2015 4:01 PM

Mexico court orders trial for alleged Knights Templar leader
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican court has ordered alleged drug lord Servando Gomez to stand trial on drug and organized-crime charges.... 3/5/2015 4:00 PM

Cyprus group claims responsibility for 2 referee bombings
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- A new group has emerged in Cyprus to claim responsibility for two of five bomb attacks targeting soccer referees in the past year, police said Thursday.... 3/5/2015 3:59 PM

Ex-crew recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship
TOKYO (AP) -- A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II said Thursday he recognized photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.... 3/5/2015 3:57 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 3:50 PM

Israel eases restrictions on Gaza vegetable exports
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has eased its restrictions on Gaza vegetable exports, a move that could help both Palestinian farmers and pious Jews.... 3/5/2015 3:48 PM

Family: Canadian pastor has been detained in North Korea
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's government has confirmed that a Canadian pastor has been detained in North Korea, the man's family said Thursday.... 3/5/2015 3:43 PM

EU extends asset freeze on ex-Ukraine leader for a year
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has extended for a year an asset freeze on former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and others in his administration linked to the misuse of state funds.... 3/5/2015 3:40 PM

UN rights chief: discredit IS, give peaceful Muslims courage
BERLIN (AP) -- The United Nations' human rights chief is advocating an effort to discredit the Islamic State group and encourage peaceful Muslims to take a stand against extremist violence.... 3/5/2015 3:36 PM

Rooms going fast at Hungary's village for rent
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Rooms at Hungary's village-for-rent are going fast.... 3/5/2015 3:33 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 in the capital on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free.... 3/5/2015 3:30 PM

Italian prime minister in Moscow to discuss Russia-EU ties
MOSCOW (AP) -- Italy's prime minister visited Moscow on Thursday in a bid to repair ties that have been hurt by Russia-West tensions over Ukraine.... 3/5/2015 3:29 PM

Myanmar cracks down on education protest at Yangon pagoda
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Police cracked down on students and other activists opposing Myanmar's new education law on Thursday, charging protesters with batons and dragging them into trucks at a well-known pagoda in the heart of the old capital.... 3/5/2015 3:27 PM

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