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Alberto Nisman's ex-wife says he was killed
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The ex-wife of a prosecutor whose mysterious death has rocked Argentina says a team of experts she hired has concluded that her former husband was killed.... 3/5/2015 6:34 PM

Insurgent attacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 16 people
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Insurgents unleashed a series of attacks mostly targeting civilian areas in and around the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 16, as Islamic State militants in the country's north set oil wells ablaze in an attempt to slow government forces battling to reclaim territory.... 3/5/2015 6:33 PM

Turkish minister urges fight against extremists in Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Turkey's prime minister says the international community never had a plan to end the intensifying Syrian conflict.... 3/5/2015 6:27 PM

New Macedonia wiretap lawsuits filed against government
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- An opposition politician in Macedonia who ran in the presidential election last year has filed a lawsuit against the government, claiming he was the victim of a major illegal wiretapping operation.... 3/5/2015 6:21 PM

Egypt to offer projects worth $35 billion during conference
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's investment minister says his government hopes to attract up to $35 billion from about 50 projects offered to investors during a much-hailed international economic conference later this month.... 3/5/2015 6:09 PM

NATO, Russia exchange barbs reminiscent of Cold War days
RIGA, Latvia (AP) -- NATO and Russia exchanged heated language reminiscent of Cold War days on Thursday with accusations of sinister geopolitical plotting and human rights abuses flying across an increasingly deep divide.... 3/5/2015 6:03 PM

Balkan blizzard cuts off villages, electricity
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Heavy snow and rainfall left villages in the Balkans without power Thursday, and caused floods, landslides and traffic jams in Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro.... 3/5/2015 6:02 PM

Amid crisis, Venezuelans commemorate Chavez
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Early morning fireworks burst over Venezuela's capital on Thursday for a commemoration of Hugo Chavez on the second anniversary of his death, even as an economic crisis threatens to undo the former president's legacy of lifting many out of poverty.... 3/5/2015 5:59 PM

Boko Haram killing men, tribes linked to Chad, witnesses say
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram militants are rampaging through northeast Nigerian villages and selectively killing men, boys and members of the same tribe as Chadian forces that have dealt major blows to the Nigerian Islamic extremists, witnesses said Thursday.... 3/5/2015 5:58 PM

European Central Bank: Recovery is strengthening
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- The European Central Bank will unleash its 1.1 trillion euro ($1.2 trillion) stimulus program on Monday - and says the prospect is already boosting the eurozone economy.... 3/5/2015 5:44 PM

South Africa to investigate spy allegations
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The South African government said Thursday that it is investigating allegations, posted on a website, that the state ombudsman and opposition figures spied for the U.S.... 3/5/2015 5:44 PM

UK teacher sentenced to 6 years for trying to join IS group
LONDON (AP) -- A teacher whose family helped thwart his plans to travel to Syria to fight alongside the Islamic State group was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday in a case that highlighted the struggles of parents trying to stop their children from being radicalized.... 3/5/2015 5:38 PM

Israel eases restrictions on Gaza vegetable exports
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In a move that could help both Palestinian farmers and pious Jews observing a biblical farming sabbatical, Israel said Thursday that it would ease restrictions on Gaza vegetable exports for the first time since the Islamic militant group Hamas seized power in 2007.... 3/5/2015 5:36 PM

UN: Almost half a million people in Darfur displaced in 2014
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A new report from the U.N. secretary-general says nearly half a million people were displaced in Darfur last year, the highest number in a decade.... 3/5/2015 5:27 PM

When in Paris: Kim Kardashian goes platinum for Fashion Week
PARIS (AP) -- Kim Kardashian made a fashion statement of her own at Balmain's show Thursday, showing off newly platinum locks.... 3/5/2015 5:21 PM

Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment
KURAKHOVE, Ukraine (AP) -- Tears welled up in 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 5:08 PM

Missing persons committee apologizes for remains mix-up
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- A committee charged with uncovering the fate missing Cypriots has apologized to a family for giving them bone fragments that didn't belong to their loved one.... 3/5/2015 4:52 PM

Egypt's el-Sissi replaces interior minister in reshuffle
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi reshuffled his Cabinet on Thursday, replacing the powerful minister in charge of the nation's police along with six other ministers, state television reported.... 3/5/2015 4:50 PM

Burkina Faso allows family to exhume grave of Thomas Sankara
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Burkina Faso's interim government has authorized the exhumation of the supposed grave of assassinated revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara.... 3/5/2015 4:44 PM

Floods kill 42 people in Tanzania, authorities say
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) -- Floods from a heavy 30-minute storm in Tanzania killed at least 42 people in an area close to Lake Victoria in Kahama district, authorities said.... 3/5/2015 4:40 PM

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