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Myanmar cracks down on education protest at Yangon pagoda
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Police cracked down on students and other activists opposing Myanmar's new education law on Thursday, charging protesters with batons and dragging them into trucks at a well-known pagoda in the heart of the old capital.... 3/5/2015 10:02 PM

Netanyahu's Iran speech gains tacit support in Saudi Arabia
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fiery speech this week before the U.S. Congress, in which he argued against an emerging nuclear deal with Iran, has received tacit support from an unlikely quarter -- Saudi Arabia.... 3/5/2015 9:57 PM

Suspended Supreme Court judge in Panama sentenced to prison
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- A three-member judicial panel sentenced a suspended Panamanian Supreme Court justice to five years in prison for unjustified enrichment in an unusual case of corruption that captured this Central American nation's attention.... 3/5/2015 9:56 PM

When in Paris: Kim Kardashian and Jared Leto go platinum
PARIS (AP) -- Kim Kardashian made a fashion statement of her own at Balmain's show Thursday, showing off newly platinum locks.... 3/5/2015 9:52 PM

Envelopes with white powder found at Canadian offices
TORONTO (AP) -- Authorities in Quebec launched an investigation after envelopes containing a suspicious white powder were found Thursday in the district offices of four Conservative Canadian cabinet ministers. A government official later said the powder sent to one of the ministers has been deemed harmless.... 3/5/2015 9:50 PM

Amid crisis, Venezuelans remember Chavez 2 years after death
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Early morning fireworks burst over Venezuela's capital Thursday for a commemoration of Hugo Chavez on the second anniversary of his death, even as economic crisis threatens to undo his legacy of lifting many out of poverty.... 3/5/2015 9:49 PM

Iraq says Islamic State militants 'bulldozed' ancient site
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the ancient Nimrud archaeological site near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday using heavy military vehicles, the government said.... 3/5/2015 9:32 PM

NATO, Russia exchange barbs reminiscent of Cold War days
RIGA, Latvia (AP) -- NATO and Russia exchanged heated language reminiscent of Cold War days on Thursday with accusations of sinister geopolitical plotting and human rights abuses flying across an increasingly deep divide.... 3/5/2015 9:01 PM

Syria says it killed military leader of al-Qaida group
BEIRUT (AP) -- The military commander of al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate was killed Thursday in an explosion targeting a meeting of senior militants in northern Syria which also killed and wounded a number of other fighters.... 3/5/2015 8:59 PM

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi ministry: Islamic State militants `bulldoze' Nimrud archaeological site near Mosul.... 3/5/2015 8:50 PM

Oxy pays confidential sum to settle Peru pollution case
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Indigenous communities that sued Occidental Petroleum over contamination in Peru's northern Amazon have reached an out-of-court settlement in which the U.S.-based oil company will pay them an undisclosed sum.... 3/5/2015 8:43 PM

Death toll in east Ukraine mine blast reaches 33
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 33.... 3/5/2015 8:41 PM

PLO calls for ending security coordination with Israel
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A top body in the Palestine Liberation Organization on Thursday called for ending security coordination with Israel - a step that could further escalate tensions.... 3/5/2015 8:37 PM

Ex-wife of Argentine prosecutor says he was killed
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The ex-wife of a prosecutor whose mysterious death has rocked Argentina said Thursday that a team of experts she hired had concluded that her former husband was killed and that his body was moved to the bathroom where he was found dead.... 3/5/2015 8:25 PM

South Africa to investigate spy allegations
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The South African government said Thursday that it is investigating allegations, posted on a website, that the head of the state watchdog agency and opposition figures spied for the U.S.... 3/5/2015 8:12 PM

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 8:10 PM

UN: Almost half a million people in Darfur displaced in 2014
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A new report from the U.N. secretary-general says nearly half a million people were displaced in Darfur last year, the highest number in a decade for the chaotic region of western Sudan.... 3/5/2015 7:58 PM

Egypt to offer projects worth $35 billion during conference
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt plans to offer some 50 projects valued at up to $35 billion at an international investment conference later this month, officials said Thursday, as the country looks to revive an economy battered by four years of unrest.... 3/5/2015 7:55 PM

Boko Haram refugees risk lives to cross lake to Chad camps
BAGA SOLA, 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 7:54 PM

Egypt's el-Sissi replaces interior minister in reshuffle
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Thursday replaced the country's powerful interior minister as part of a Cabinet reshuffle, in what was taken as a sign of growing frustration at the security forces' inability to staunch an increasingly virulent insurgency.... 3/5/2015 7:41 PM

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