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Charles Dickens' desk to go on permanent display at museum
LONDON (AP) -- They were the best of lines, they were the worst of lines - and the desk where Charles Dickens wrote them has been saved for the British public.... 3/29/2015 9:15 AM

Pope Francis leads Palm Sunday procession ahead of Holy Week
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has walked solemnly through St. Peter's Square in a Palm Sunday procession to usher in Holy Week ahead of Easter.... 3/29/2015 9:11 AM

9 killed in Tunisian anti-terrorism operations
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's Interior Ministry says nine terrorist suspects have been killed in overnight security operations ahead of a national march to denounce extremist violence.... 3/29/2015 9:03 AM

Lee Kuan Yew eulogized at funeral as architect of Singapore
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Singaporeans bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew with an elaborate procession Sunday and a three-hour state funeral where his son, the current prime minister, eulogized the statesman and declared that the wealthy Southeast Asian city state he helped build is his monument.... 3/29/2015 9:00 AM

Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) -- An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing and skidded off the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, and officials said early Sunday that 25 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries.... 3/29/2015 8:49 AM

Officials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The United States and Iran have moved close to agreement on key aspects of a nuclear deal but some problems remain four days ahead of a target date for an initial agreement, officials said Sunday.... 3/29/2015 8:43 AM

Egyptian militant group claims Cairo University bombing
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian militant group has claimed responsibility for a bombing Saturday in front of Cairo University that wounded eight people, including four police officers.... 3/29/2015 7:27 AM

Sri Lankan president's brother dies in axe attack
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's youngest brother has died two days after he was attacked with an axe in what authorities said was a personal dispute.... 3/29/2015 7:25 AM

Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight
LONDON (AP) -- A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside.... 3/29/2015 6:51 AM

France's far-right breakthrough expected in local elections
PARIS (AP) -- The conservative party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to dominate the final round of France's local elections, give the far-right National Front another electoral breakthrough and deal a new blow to the governing Socialists.... 3/29/2015 6:11 AM

Saudi Arabia says strikes push Yemen rebels out of air bases
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A Saudi-led airstrike campaign targeting Shiite rebels who control much of Yemen has pushed them out of contested air bases and destroyed any jet fighter remaining in the Arab world's poorest country, the kingdom has said.... 3/29/2015 5:55 AM

Mariners pitching prospect Sanchez dies 42 days after injury
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez died Saturday night from head injuries he suffered in a boating accident last month, his Venezuelan team announced.... 3/29/2015 4:35 AM

Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour
PARIS (AP) -- The Eiffel Tower went dark briefly to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change.... 3/29/2015 4:31 AM

Winter Olympics inspectors positive after Beijing visit
BEIJING (AP) -- IOC inspectors left Beijing Sunday after offering praise for the Chinese capital's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics that, if successful, would make it the first city to hold both the winter and summer games.... 3/29/2015 1:41 AM

Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation's history.... 3/29/2015 12:13 AM

Australia signs up to negotiations on Chinese-led bank
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia announced on Sunday that it would join negotiations to establish a new a Chinese-led Asian regional bank that has emerged as a potential challenge to United States influence in a part of the world where the Obama administration has tried to forge stronger ties.... 3/28/2015 11:08 PM

Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad whose forces rapidly collapsed after four days of heavy fighting, opposition activists and the extremist group said.... 3/28/2015 9:02 PM

4 killed while trying to recover gasoline after Mexico crash
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- An attempt to take gasoline from a crashed tanker truck led to four deaths and 26 injuries when the vehicle exploded, Mexican officials said Saturday.... 3/28/2015 8:47 PM

Questions and answers about the Arab peacekeeping force
CAIRO (AP) -- Arab League member states have agreed in principle to form a joint inter-Arab military peacekeeping force. While details of how such a force would actually operate remain thin, the agreement is a telling sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots, whether against Islamic militants or spreading Iranian power. Here's a look at some of the questions surrounding the plan:... 3/28/2015 8:43 PM

Afghan court sentences AP journalist's killer to 20 years
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country's attorney general on Saturday.... 3/28/2015 8:39 PM



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