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Pope prays with thousands for kidnap victims in Syria, Iraq
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has led tens of thousands of people in prayer in St. Peter's Square for Christians and others who have been kidnapped or are victims of other `'intolerable brutality" in Syria and Iraq.... 3/1/2015 11:40 AM

First Iran flight arrives in rebel-held Yemeni capital
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The first direct flight from Iran to the rebel-held Yemeni capital has arrived, as the country's Shiite rebels formalize ties with the regional Shiite powerhouse.... 3/1/2015 11:29 AM

Hong Kong rally against Chinese shoppers turns chaotic
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong police used pepper spray Sunday to break up scuffles between protesters demonstrating against mainland Chinese shoppers and villagers from a border town.... 3/1/2015 11:02 AM

Israel's Netanyahu heads to Washington for Congress speech
BEN-GURION AIRPORT, Israel (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Washington on Sunday to press his case against an emerging deal on Iran's nuclear program in a contentious address to the U.S. Congress, which he said he is delivering out of concern for Israel's security.... 3/1/2015 11:00 AM

Migrants flock to EU door along Serbia's border with Hungary
ALONG THE SERBIA-HUNGARY BORDER (AP) -- Exhausted, hungry and cold, they have been walking for miles. What little they have is carried in plastic bags. They camp in abandoned homes, followed by stray dogs hoping to snag a morsel.... 3/1/2015 10:48 AM

Thousands to march in Moscow to mourn slain Boris Nemtsov
MOSCOW (AP) -- Thousands are expected to march through central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition.... 3/1/2015 10:42 AM

Estonians vote in parliamentary election amid security fears
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) -- Estonians are voting for a new Parliament in an election dominated by economic issues and security concerns due to Russia's intervention in Ukraine.... 3/1/2015 10:36 AM

Egypt court declares part of election law unconstitutional
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court on Sunday ruled as unconstitutional a clause in the election law that draws voting districts, a verdict that is almost certain to delay parliamentary elections scheduled to start later this month.... 3/1/2015 10:30 AM

India's ruling party forms coalition government in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- India's ruling Hindu nationalist party formed a coalition government in Kashmir on Sunday, marking the first time it will hold a leadership position in the disputed Muslim-majority region.... 3/1/2015 10:26 AM

Small SUVs, pricey sports cars dominate at Geneva auto show
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things this year at the Geneva International Motor Show this year. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much - thanks to cheaper gas and limits on battery life.... 3/1/2015 10:22 AM

Kurdish rebels say Turkey must take steps toward peace
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Kurdish rebels have rejected a call for them to lay down their arms, saying Turkey's government must first take steps to advance democracy and withdraw a controversial security bill being debated in Parliament.... 3/1/2015 10:13 AM

Syria agrees to UN fact-finding mission in Aleppo
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria's state news agency says the government and the U.N. special envoy have agreed to send a fact-finding mission to the contested northern city of Aleppo.... 3/1/2015 9:39 AM

Prince William gets close look at tsunami disaster in Japan
ISHINOMAKI, Japan (AP) -- Britain's Prince William stood atop a hill in northeastern Japan on Sunday, and stretched below him was barren land known as the "Bay of Destruction," which was swept by a tsunami four years ago.... 3/1/2015 9:17 AM

Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said Sunday.... 3/1/2015 9:12 AM

Kearney finishes 3rd to secure 6th overall moguls title
TAZAWAKO, Japan (AP) -- Hannah Kearney of the United States finished third in Sunday's freestyle World Cup dual moguls event to clinch her sixth overall moguls title.... 3/1/2015 9:01 AM

UN: Iraq violence kills at least 1,100 in February
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The U.N. mission to Iraq said Sunday that violence claimed the lives of at least 1,100 Iraqis in February, including more than 600 civilians.... 3/1/2015 8:57 AM

Ukraine's new US-born finance chief enduring baptism by fire
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- War-torn Ukraine is a long way from Wood Dale, Illinois.... 3/1/2015 8:28 AM

No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Flight 370
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including coastal Australians, air and sea travelers and scientists trying to understand ancient changes to the earth's crust.... 3/1/2015 7:17 AM

AP Interview: Greece's repayments to ECB need discussion
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are "in a different league" and will need discussion with Greece's creditors, the country's finance minister said.... 3/1/2015 6:42 AM

Slovenia's Kosir wins 2nd straight World Cup snowboard event
ASAHIKAWA, Japan (AP) -- Zan Kosir of Slovenia won his second straight World Cup parallel slalom snowboard event on Sunday to maintain first place in the overall standings.... 3/1/2015 6:32 AM

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