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WHO to test Ebola vaccine in Guinea, might stop outbreaks
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says it will soon start large-scale testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Guinea to see how effective it might be in preventing future outbreaks of the dreaded virus.... 3/5/2015 10:21 AM

Spain sees energy deal as EU step to cut Russia dependence
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Spain says that a new agreement to connect its energy networks with Portugal and France is a major step toward breaking Europe's dependence on Russian gas supplies.... 3/5/2015 10:10 AM

Ukraine bans Russian media outlets from official events
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian news agency Tass says that Russian media outlets are no longer granted access to official events in Ukraine.... 3/5/2015 10:02 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 10:00 AM

South African Airways refunds customers after bungle
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- It looked like a steal: $72 for a round-trip business class ticket on South African Airways between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi.... 3/5/2015 9:59 AM

Cyprus group claims responsibility for 2 referee bombings
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- A new group has emerged in Cyprus to claim responsibility for two of five bomb attacks targeting soccer referees in the past year, police said Thursday.... 3/5/2015 9:58 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 9:56 AM

Turkish military jet crashes; 2 pilots killed
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's military says a fighter jet has crashed during a training mission, killing its two pilots.... 3/5/2015 9:51 AM

China stocks fall on growth target cut, Europe up before ECB
HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday after China cut its economic growth target while European shares rose as investors awaited an ECB meeting that may provide more details on its massive stimulus program.... 3/5/2015 9:43 AM

Last Ebola patient to be released in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Authorities in Liberia are preparing to discharge the last Ebola patient in the West African country.... 3/5/2015 9:43 AM

Ex-Ukraine minister arrested in Spain for embezzlement
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police have arrested former Ukraine finance minister Yuri Kolobov, who is accused of embezzling millions of euros in state funds.... 3/5/2015 9:33 AM

Iranian special operatives free diplomat abducted in Yemen
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran said Thursday that a team of special operatives has freed an Iranian diplomat abducted more than 19 months ago in Yemen, a rare acknowledgement by Tehran of an intel operation carried out on foreign soil.... 3/5/2015 9:16 AM

Death toll in east Ukraine mine blast reaches 32
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Officials in a separatist rebel-held city in east Ukraine say the death toll from an accidental explosion at a coal mine has risen to 32.... 3/5/2015 9:12 AM

Attacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 8 people
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say separate attacks in the capital, Baghdad, have killed at least eight people and wounded over a dozen others.... 3/5/2015 9:11 AM

Giving up Flight 370 search would be bitter pill for many
SYDNEY (AP) -- She wakes up every morning and reaches for the smartphone on her nightstand, searching for the same jumble of letters and numbers that have consumed her life for a year: MH370. She scrolls through the news results, hoping for something - anything - that could explain what happened to her husband and the other 238 people on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.... 3/5/2015 9:07 AM

Singapore court fines blogger for comments on gay sex cases
SINGAPORE (AP) -- A Singapore court fined a prominent dissident blogger on Wednesday for questioning the timing of two constitutional challenges to the city-state's ban on gay sex.... 3/5/2015 8:57 AM

Kerry in Saudi Arabia to talk Iran, Yemen instability
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Thursday to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran and explore ways to calm instability in Yemen and other troubled nations in the Middle East.... 3/5/2015 8:44 AM

AP PHOTOS: Pakistan religious schools in spotlight
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) -- Sitting on the ground, the students sway back and forth, deep in thought as they read Islam's holy book, the Quran. Their white skull caps signify that they are students at one of the tens of thousands of religious schools across the country that have become embroiled in a debate about where militancy comes from.... 3/5/2015 8:22 AM

China lowers growth target, promises to open industries
BEIJING (AP) -- China announced 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 8:07 AM

Faucet theft from German spy building causes water leak
BERLIN (AP) -- Police say someone removed faucets from the still-incomplete headquarters of Germany's foreign intelligence service in Berlin, causing a large water leak.... 3/5/2015 8:04 AM

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