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Azerbaijan starts trial of 6 alleged Islamic State militants
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) -- A trial of six Azerbaijani citizens accused of fighting alongside the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq has begun in Azerbaijan's capital.... 3/30/2015 8:08 PM

Red Cross truck attacked in Mali; 1 dead, 1 wounded
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Armed men attacked a Red Cross truck on Monday, partially setting it on fire and killing the driver and wounding a passenger, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.... 3/30/2015 7:58 PM

Officials examining why plane landed short of Halifax runway
TORONTO (AP) -- An Air Canada passenger plane landed so significantly short of the runway in Halifax that it hit a power line and knocked out power at the airport, the lead investigator said Monday.... 3/30/2015 7:49 PM

Prosecutors probe Moldova ex-president's son for corruption
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors say they have searched the home of the son of a former Moldovan president on suspicion of corruption-related charges.... 3/30/2015 7:46 PM

Saudi Arabia, Egypt show discord over Syria
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt and Saudi Arabia are cooperating militarily to thwart a power grab in Yemen by Shiite rebels, but the agreement on how to deal with the region's complex and intertwined conflicts may stop there. The two countries' diverging interests were evident at the Arab summit over the weekend, particularly over the crises in Syria and Libya.... 3/30/2015 7:34 PM

Iran nuclear talks near deadline; differences remain
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program reached a critical phase Monday with diplomats struggling to overcome substantial differences just a day before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.... 3/30/2015 7:27 PM

Saudi-led forces strike Yemen rebels, blockade ports
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi-led naval forces imposed a blockade on Yemen's ports as coalition airstrikes on Monday repelled an advance on the southern port city of Aden by Shiite rebels and forces loyal to a former president, in what appeared to be the most intense day of fighting since the air campaign began five days ago.... 3/30/2015 7:25 PM

Palestinians, Israeli Arabs mark 'Land Day'
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Palestinians and Arab citizens of Israel have marked "Land Day," an annual day of protest against what they say are discriminatory land policies by Israel.... 3/30/2015 6:37 PM

Wartime land mines kill 5 Iranian border guards, shepherd
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's state TV says two land mines left over from the 1980s Iraq-Iran war have killed five Iranian border guards and a female shepherd near the Iraqi border.... 3/30/2015 6:21 PM

Guinea shuts border with Sierra Leone in effort to end Ebola
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Guinea closed its border with Sierra Leone on Monday as part of new efforts to stamp out Ebola, an official said.... 3/30/2015 6:18 PM

Evo Morales' party loses La Paz in Bolivian elections
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- President Evo Morales' governing party suffered its most serious setback of nearly a decade in power in local and regional elections Sunday, according to unofficial results.... 3/30/2015 6:16 PM

UK judge: Suspect in Litvinenko death can testify at inquiry
LONDON (AP) -- One of the main suspects in the poisoning of ex-Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko can testify by video link at an inquiry into the death, the judge in charge said Monday.... 3/30/2015 5:54 PM

Report: Iran journalist defects while covering nuclear talks
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran has confirmed that an Iranian journalist defected while covering nuclear negotiations underway in Switzerland between Tehran and world powers on the country's controversial atomic program.... 3/30/2015 5:49 PM

AP Interview: Saudi Arabia seeks to attract non-oil capital
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia has undertaken several initiatives to attract foreign capital outside of its oil and gas sector, the deputy governor of the kingdom's investment authority said Monday.... 3/30/2015 5:17 PM

Teen libertarian is face of Brazil's young free-market right
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Microphone in hand and standing atop the sound truck, the raspy-voiced protest leader jabbed his finger into the air shouting for the ouster of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, igniting wild cheers from the crowd below him.... 3/30/2015 5:17 PM

Ferry operator Stena Line tests running ship on methanol
HELSINKI (AP) -- Swedish ferry operator Stena Line says it has converted one of its ships to enable it to run on methanol, testing the potential of the environmentally friendly fuel for the shipping industry.... 3/30/2015 5:07 PM

Pakistani, Saudi armies hold joint military exercise
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The Pakistani military says it is holding a joint military exercise with Saudi Arabia.... 3/30/2015 5:00 PM

Tunisian museum reopens after deadly attack against tourists
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's National Bardo Museum reopened to the public Monday again for the first time since extremist gunmen opened fire on foreign tourists earlier this month, killing 22 people in the country's worst attack on civilians in 13 years.... 3/30/2015 4:51 PM

Prince William starts work as helicopter ambulance pilot
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Prince William has started his new job - working as air ambulance helicopter pilot.... 3/30/2015 4:46 PM

S. Africa: Opposition accuses president of security meddling
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African President Jacob Zuma is putting the country on a "road directly to dictatorship," said an opposition leader who on Monday accused the president of manipulating state security.... 3/30/2015 4:41 PM



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