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Ex-crew recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship
TOKYO (AP) -- A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II said Thursday he recognized photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.... 3/5/2015 11:50 AM

Indonesia rejects Australia offer of swap to stop executions
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Indonesian officials said Thursday they will reject an Australian offer to swap prisoners as part of a last-ditch attempt to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers expected to face a firing squad within days.... 3/5/2015 11:40 AM

WHO to begin large-scale testing of Ebola vaccine in Guinea
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization will start large-scale testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Guinea on Saturday to see how effective it might be in preventing future outbreaks of the deadly virus.... 3/5/2015 11:35 AM

Russian NGO ousted from Gulag prison camp museum
MOSCOW (AP) -- An independent Russian organization says it has been ousted from the Gulag prison camp museum that it has run from 1992.... 3/5/2015 11:35 AM

European Central Bank faces questions on stimulus, Greece
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- The European Central Bank will face questions on the details of its bond-buying stimulus program when it holds a policy meeting and press conference Thursday.... 3/5/2015 11:32 AM

Boko Haram refugees risk lives to cross lake to Chad camps
BAGA SOLO, Chad (AP) -- Kellou Abakar knew she was in trouble as the contractions started not long after an Islamic extremist group attacked her town in Nigeria. Her husband was nowhere to be found, and so she pulled her 4-year-old son onto her back and grabbed her two little girls by the hand.... 3/5/2015 11:28 AM

India says it will act against BBC for airing banned film
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's home minister said Thursday that the government would act against the British Broadcasting Corporation after it ignored a court order and aired a documentary about a fatal gang rape in which one of the attackers blames the victim.... 3/5/2015 11:24 AM

Poland asks US for IT data vital in eavesdropping probe
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A prosecutor says that Poland has asked U.S. authorities to release data from an IT company's cloud that could be vital for the ongoing probe into a government eavesdropping scandal.... 3/5/2015 11:22 AM

Myanmar cracks down on education protest at Yangon pagoda
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Police have cracked down on students and other activists opposing Myanmar's new education law, charging protesters with batons and dragging them into trucks at a landmark pagoda in the heart of the old capital, Yangon.... 3/5/2015 11:09 AM

Activists: Syrian barrel bombs kill at least 10 in Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say government helicopter gunships have dropped bombs on the Syrian city of Aleppo, killing at least 10 people and wounding many others.... 3/5/2015 11:07 AM

Czechs honor 8 killed in shooting in southeastern town
PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech Republic is honoring the victims of last week's deadly shooting attack in a small town restaurant.... 3/5/2015 11:07 AM

UK report: Spy agencies should seek female recruits online
LONDON (AP) -- British lawmakers say the country's intelligence agencies, which inspired James Bond, are not doing enough to promote real-life Jane Bonds.... 3/5/2015 10:59 AM

Art, fine wine: Thai auction puts police corruption on view
BANGKOK (AP) -- At a military base outside Bangkok, soldiers stand guard over Buddha statues, showcases of Rolex watches and some very expensive French wine - a $4,000 bottle of Petrus and choice vintages of Dom Perignon.... 3/5/2015 10:59 AM

Libya says 11 oil fields non-operational after IS attacks
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libya's state-run oil corporation has declared 11 oil fields in the country non-operational after attacks by suspected Islamic State militants, opting for a force majeure clause that exempts the state from contractual obligations.... 3/5/2015 10:54 AM

Attack on US envoy part of S.Korea's violent protest history
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is only the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death.... 3/5/2015 10:53 AM

North Korea plans to attend University Games in South Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea plans to send a team to this year's University Games in South Korea, organizers said Thursday.... 3/5/2015 10:45 AM

Singapore sentences 2 Germans to caning for vandalism
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Singapore on Thursday sentenced two German men to three strokes of a rattan cane and nine months in prison after they were found guilty of vandalizing a public train carriage, according to court documents.... 3/5/2015 10:39 AM

Last Ebola patient to be released in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Authorities in Liberia are preparing Thursday to discharge the last Ebola patient in the West African country.... 3/5/2015 10:36 AM

UK's Cameron declines to take part in one-to-one debate
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron is refusing to take part in a head-to-head debate with the opposition leader Ed Miliband before the campaign for the general election.... 3/5/2015 10:34 AM

China lowers growth target, promises to open industries
BEIJING (AP) -- China set a lower economic growth target for this year and promised to open more industries to foreign investors as it tries to make its slowing, state-dominated economy more productive.... 3/5/2015 10:30 AM

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