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Prince William gets close look at tsunami disaster in Japan
ISHINOMAKI, Japan (AP) -- Britain's Prince William stood atop a hill Sunday in northeastern Japan, stretched below him barren land known as the "Bay of Destruction," where a tsunami swept ashore four years ago.... 3/1/2015 6:58 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

Myanmar captures 9th rare white elephant
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar says it has found a rare, white elephant in the jungles of the western Ayeyarwaddy region.... 3/1/2015 6:12 AM

Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.... 3/1/2015 5:19 AM

Venezuela to shrink US Embassy staff, require tourist visas
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela will shrink the size of the U.S. Embassy staff, limit the activities of U.S. diplomats and require American citizens to apply for visas if they want to come bask on the beach.... 3/1/2015 4:04 AM

China's manufacturing measure shows contraction for February
BEIJING (AP) -- An index that measures China's manufacturing activity went up slightly in February but still showed contraction amid China's economy slowdown, according to official data released Sunday.... 3/1/2015 3:58 AM

Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say
MOSCOW (AP) -- Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop at nothing to disfigure President Vladimir Putin's image and drive him from power.... 3/1/2015 3:27 AM

Maldives opposition to protest until ex-leader freed
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- An opposition lawmaker in the Maldives said her party will press on with street protests until the government frees a former president and current opposition leader.... 3/1/2015 12:56 AM

Brazil arrests US sect leader wanted on sex charges
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian authorities said Saturday they arrested a self-professed minister put on a U.S. most-wanted list for allegedly molesting two girls in a "Maidens Group" at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota.... 3/1/2015 12:35 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.... 3/1/2015 12:20 AM

Rio Ruckus: IOC, Olympics targeted by environmental protest
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- IOC President Thomas Bach came to Rio de Janeiro to laud the city's progress in getting ready for the 2016 Olympics. On Saturday, he came up against another side of the games - activists bursting into his hotel lobby to protest what they call environmental destruction brought on by the games.... 2/28/2015 11:51 PM

Chile's president meets with ailing teen who asked to die
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Chile's president went to a hospital Saturday to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by going on YouTube to plead for the leader to let doctors euthanize her because she is tired of her struggle with cystic fibrosis.... 2/28/2015 10:33 PM

Femininity gets a rethink during Milan Fashion Week
MILAN (AP) -- Femininity is getting a rethink in Milan.... 2/28/2015 9:57 PM

AP PHOTOS: Antarctica's spectacular glaciers melting faster
CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) -- From the ground of this extreme northern part of Antarctica, a spectacular white and blinding ice seemingly extends forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging below to reshape Earth.... 2/28/2015 9:21 PM

Blasts from women suicide bombers kill 4 in north Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- A witness and a security officer say four people died when two women blew themselves up at a bus stop in a village in northeast Nigeria, the latest in a series of suicide bombings carried out by females and blamed on the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group.... 2/28/2015 9:19 PM

Greek police arrest 2 suspected members of anarchist group
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek police say they have arrested two people allegedly belonging to armed anarchist group Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire.... 2/28/2015 8:32 PM

From Iraq to New York, a busy week for Islamic State group
BEIRUT (AP) -- Little known to the wider world 18 months ago, the Islamic State extremist group has muscled its way into the international spotlight by carving out a self-declared caliphate in the heart of the Mideast, beheading its opponents and foreign journalists, and attracting radicalized youth as far afield as Paris, London and New York.... 2/28/2015 8:19 PM

Nemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics
MOSCOW (AP) -- Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov's killing follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Here is a look at some of the best-known cases.... 2/28/2015 8:14 PM

Police in German city warn of potential extremist threat
BERLIN (AP) -- Police in the German city of Bremen warned Saturday of a potential danger from Islamic extremists there and stepped up security measures.... 2/28/2015 7:39 PM



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