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Australia mandates at least 2 people stay in cockpits
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia on Monday responded to the Germanwings air disaster by mandating that at least two crew members be present at all times in cockpits of larger domestic and international airliners.... 3/30/2015 4:43 AM

Teen libertarian is face of Brazil's young free-market right
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Microphone in hand and standing atop the sound truck, the raspy-voiced protest leader jabbed his finger into the air shouting for the ouster of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, igniting wild cheers from the crowd below him.... 3/30/2015 4:32 AM

Evo Morales' party loses La Paz in Bolivian elections
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- President Evo Morales' governing party has suffered serious setbacks in local and regional elections in Bolivia, with unofficial results showing it losing the capital of La Paz and several key governorships.... 3/30/2015 4:08 AM

China evacuating from Yemen, suspending anti-piracy patrols
BEIJING (AP) -- China is evacuating its citizens from Yemen and suspending anti-piracy patrols in the area amid the growing violence in the Middle Eastern country.... 3/30/2015 3:37 AM

Small tsunami generated in Pacific after earthquake
SYDNEY (AP) -- A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, generating a small tsunami and frightening locals near the epicenter, but prompting no reports of damage or injuries.... 3/30/2015 3:31 AM

Asian stocks mostly higher after Yellen rate rise remarks
HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian markets were mostly higher Monday as investors digested Fed chief Janet Yellen's comments signaling U.S. interest rates were expected to rise sometime this year but when they did they would do so gradually.... 3/30/2015 3:23 AM

Hometown pastor says community stands by co-pilot, family
MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) -- The pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz's hometown said Sunday that the community stands by him and his family, despite the fact that prosecutors blame the 27-year-old co-pilot for causing the plane crash that killed 150 people in southern France.... 3/30/2015 2:25 AM

Officials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Iran is considering demands for further cuts to its uranium enrichment program but is pushing back on how long it must limit technology it could use to make atomic arms, Western officials involved in the nuclear talks said Sunday.... 3/30/2015 2:10 AM

Arab League unveils joint military force amid Yemen crisis
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) -- A two-day Arab summit ended Sunday with a vow to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen and the formal unveiling of plans to form a joint Arab intervention force, setting the stage for a potentially dangerous clash between U.S.-allied Arab states and Tehran over influence in the region.... 3/30/2015 2:05 AM

Air Canada plane makes hard landing short of Halifax runway
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) -- An Air Canada plane made a hard landing short of the runway at the Halifax airport during a snowstorm, crashing into a bank of antennas and shearing off its main landing gear, nose cone, and an engine as it skidded on its belly, officials said. The airline said Sunday that 25 people were taken to hospitals for observation and treatment of minor injuries.... 3/29/2015 10:56 PM

French conservatives win key local voting, gov't left loses
PARIS (AP) -- Former President Nicolas Sarkozy blasted the "lies, denial and impotence" of France's governing Socialists after estimates showed his conservative party and their allies chalked up wins across France in Sunday's local elections that saw the left lose nearly half of its councils. The far-right National Front edged forward in its bid to create an army of grassroots support, but fell short of its dream to capture its first council.... 3/29/2015 8:59 PM

Leading suspect in Tunisia museum attack killed
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisian security forces decimated the leadership of a Tunisian jihadi group linked to al-Qaida's North African branch, including the man identified as the "operational chief" of the attack this month on the National Bardo Museum that killed 22 people, mostly foreign tourists, the interior minister said Sunday.... 3/29/2015 8:27 PM

Nigerians vote Sunday despite violence, technical hitches
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram fighters attacked poll stations in northeast Nigeria and a governor demanded elections be canceled in an oil-rich southern state Sunday as the count started for a presidential election too close to call.... 3/29/2015 7:41 PM

Saudi response to Swedish criticism tests Europe's reach
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Sweden's foreign minister is hardly the first diplomat to raise concerns about Saudi Arabia's human rights record, but when she used the word "dictatorship" in a speech last month she crossed a red line for the kingdom at a time of intense regional turmoil, igniting a diplomatic crisis.... 3/29/2015 7:26 PM

Uzbekistan's election sees turnout at 91 percent
MOSCOW (AP) -- Uzbekistan's election commission said 91 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in Sunday's presidential election, where victory by longtime authoritarian leader Islam Karimov is a foregone conclusion.... 3/29/2015 5:31 PM

3 West African countries increase fight to end Ebola
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex.... 3/29/2015 5:31 PM

Islamic State group beheads 8 Shiites in Syria's Hama
BEIRUT (AP) -- A new video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men said to be Shiite Muslims. The video posted on social media said the men were beheaded in the central Syrian province of Hama.... 3/29/2015 5:19 PM

UN warns emergency fund for Palestinians in Syria near empty
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Just four percent of emergency work in Syria for Palestinians has been funded so far this year, threatening the viability of a cash assistance program that UNRWA spokesman Christopher Gunness described on Sunday as a "lifeline" for refugees.... 3/29/2015 4:38 PM

Britain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine
LONDON (AP) -- Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC.... 3/29/2015 4:09 PM

Israel installs solar panels at parliament to save energy
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has installed solar panels on the roof of its parliament building, creating what it calls the largest solar field of any national assembly in the world.... 3/29/2015 3:51 PM



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