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UN says violence in Iraq 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 4:27 PM

Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov
MOSCOW (AP) -- Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said "I am not afraid," more than 20,000 people somberly marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition.... 3/1/2015 4:17 PM

Uganda: Victims back leniency for LRA chief but trial awaits
BARLONYO, Uganda (AP) -- This is the horror that Silveria Okweny is willing to forgive:... 3/1/2015 4:04 PM

Sierra Leone's vice president in quarantine for Ebola
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards.... 3/1/2015 3:55 PM

Germany trusts Greece to fulfill bailout terms
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's finance minister says he trusts Greece's current government to fulfill the conditions for the bailout deal, but also made clear the country would not receive any further money if it didn't.... 3/1/2015 3:51 PM

Coalition balks at signing peace accord for northern Mali
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- A coalition of armed opposition groups says it's not ready to sign a peace accord for restive northern Mali.... 3/1/2015 3:47 PM

Syria agrees to UN fact-finding mission in Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- The United Nations envoy to Syria is sending a mission to the contested city of Aleppo to determine the situation on the ground and help ensure that humanitarian aid can reach civilians in need if a local truce is reached, the U.N. said Sunday.... 3/1/2015 3:43 PM

Egypt's president in Saudi Arabia for talks with new king
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi visited Saudi Arabia on Sunday for his first policy meeting with the country's king ahead of a conference aimed at shoring up financial support from wealthy Gulf states for Egypt's battered economy.... 3/1/2015 3:38 PM

Hong Kong arrests 33 in protest against Chinese shoppers
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong police arrested nearly three dozen people Sunday after scuffles broke out at a protest in a border town, in the latest example of heightened tensions over the growing influx of mainland Chinese shoppers in the city.... 3/1/2015 3:38 PM

Emails suggest 'Jihadi John' had suicidal thoughts
LONDON (AP) -- Newly published emails suggest the man who became known as "Jihadi John" had suicidal thoughts before leaving Britain for Syria.... 3/1/2015 3:34 PM

2 detained in German anti-terror raid have been set free
BERLIN (AP) -- German authorities say two people who were detained in connection with an anti-terror raid in the city Bremen have been released.... 3/1/2015 3:24 PM

AP PHOTOS: Migrants flock to EU door at Hungary's border
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 3:20 PM

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 at this year's Geneva International Motor Show. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much - thanks to cheaper gas and limits on battery life.... 3/1/2015 3:17 PM

CCTV video may show missing British girls in Istanbul
ISTANBUL (AP) -- A Turkish television station says it has obtained video showing three missing British teenagers at an Istanbul bus terminal before they boarded a bus to a city near Turkey's border with Syria.... 3/1/2015 2:35 PM

Crowd kills girl suspected to be suicide bomber in Nigeria
BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) -- A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of planning to be a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze Sunday, according to police and witnesses at a northeastern Nigerian market.... 3/1/2015 2:27 PM

Palestinian activist: boycott of Israeli products begins
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Most West Bank shops no longer carry the products of six major Israeli food companies, as a boycott triggered by rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions is taking hold, a boycott leader said Sunday.... 3/1/2015 2:15 PM

Spain's PM denies Greek counterpart's "overthrow" claim
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's prime minister has responded angrily to his Greek counterpart's claim that Spain and Portugal have formed "an axis of forces" trying to overthrow Greece's government.... 3/1/2015 1:59 PM

Estonians vote in parliamentary election amid security fears
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) -- Estonians were voting Sunday for a new parliament in an election dominated by economic issues and security concerns due to Russia's actions in Ukraine.... 3/1/2015 1:43 PM

First Iranian flight arrives in rebel-held capital of Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The first direct flight from Iran to Yemen's capital arrived on Sunday, as the Shiite rebels holding Sanaa formalize ties with the regional Shiite powerhouse.... 3/1/2015 1:39 PM

Afghan avalanches, flooding death toll rises to near 250
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan provincial official says that the death toll from a massive avalanche in a mountainous valley near the capital Kabul rose to 198 as bulldozers and other machinery began clearing roads and rescue teams were able to reach remote villages that have been cut off for almost a week.... 3/1/2015 1:32 PM

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