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Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead
MOSCOW (AP) -- Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government.... 2/28/2015 7:20 AM

70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alive
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Seventy years have not dulled the memories of survivors of the monthlong Battle of Manila. The mass killings by Japanese forces, the loved ones lost and the desperation are etched in their minds, as is the elation when American forces finally rescued them in the closing months of World War II.... 2/28/2015 7:03 AM

China's latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas
BEIJING (AP) -- Wild giant pandas in China are doing well.... 2/28/2015 6:57 AM

Myanmar journalist arrested for satirical post
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Police in Myanmar have arrested a photojournalist who posted a satirical message on Facebook that mocked a historic battle and the country's leader.... 2/28/2015 6:19 AM

Mexico drug lord captures change but don't lower trafficking
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- It's another big score for the Mexican government, which has been tearing through its list of most-wanted drug lords in recent years.... 2/28/2015 5:55 AM

World's biggest private Harry Potter collection on display
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A young Mexican's fascination with Harry Potter has grown into the world's biggest private collection of toys, books, clothes and other items related to author J.K. Rowling's fantasy hero. Now, other fans have a chance to see it all.... 2/28/2015 5:26 AM

China jails ex-vice governor 17 years on graft charges
BEIJING (AP) -- A former Chinese vice governor known for his appetite for jade and arts was sentenced to 17 years in prison on corruption charges on Saturday, a Chinese court said.... 2/28/2015 3:51 AM

Mexico gillnet ban taking effect to help endangered porpoise
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities will use satellite tracking, drones, three naval bases and a fleet of small patrol boats to enforce a new gillnet fishing ban in the upper Sea of Cortes in a bid to save the critically endangered vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise.... 2/28/2015 3:11 AM

Canadian bus beheader gets more freedoms
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- A man who beheaded a fellow passenger aboard a Greyhound bus in Manitoba seven years ago was granted more freedoms Friday and could eventually be moved into a community group home.... 2/28/2015 1:57 AM

NHL players getting an education about blood clots
TORONTO (AP) -- The doctor told Tomas Fleischmann he might never play hockey again. Blood clots that began in his leg had moved to his lungs and threatened not only his career but his life.... 2/28/2015 1:32 AM

Kurdish fighters rout IS militants from town near Iraq
BEIRUT (AP) -- Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State militants, only days after the group abducted dozens of Christians in the volatile region, Syrian activists and Kurdish officials said.... 2/28/2015 1:17 AM

Ex-Colombia president's allies convicted for spying ring
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's Supreme Court on Friday convicted two close aides of former President Alvaro Uribe for organizing a spying ring that illegally intercepted the communications of some of the conservative leader's top opponents.... 2/28/2015 1:00 AM

FDIC closes Puerto Rico's Doral Bank; Banco Popular steps in
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico regulators shut down Doral Bank on Friday, with Banco Popular taking over most of the operations of what once the U.S. territory's fourth largest bank.... 2/28/2015 12:12 AM

Mexico City former mayor breaks with leftist PRD party
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Former Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said Friday he is splitting with the country's leftist Democratic Revolution Party, or PRD, citing what he described as its increasing closeness to President Enrique Pena Nieto and the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party.... 2/27/2015 11:55 PM

Puerto Rico power company delays debt restructuring plan
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's heavily indebted public power company is asking creditors for more time to present its restructuring plan.... 2/27/2015 11:14 PM

AP NewsAlert
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian police: Opposition figure, ex-deputy PM Boris Nemtsov shot and killed in Moscow.... 2/27/2015 10:22 PM

Don't tell Madonna: the cape is making a comeback
MILAN (AP) -- The cape is making a comeback in Milan this season - even though Madonna may have something to say about that.... 2/27/2015 10:19 PM

Rio homicide division to investigate killings by police
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro's police department said its homicide division will start investigating "resistance killings," or slayings by officers who say that victims died in shootouts while resisting arrest.... 2/27/2015 10:12 PM

Unmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London lad shocks Britain
LONDON (AP) -- The unmasking of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime Minister David Cameron stepping in to defend British spy craft.... 2/27/2015 10:03 PM

Mexico's dolphinariums come under criticism from activists
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Environmental and animal-rights groups in Mexico are training their sights on the growing number of "swim with dolphins" enclosures on the nation's coasts.... 2/27/2015 9:56 PM

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