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Kerry seeks to ease Arab concerns of Iran deal
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 vowed that any agreement reached would not reduce America's commitment to combating Tehran's destabilizing actions in the Middle East and beyond.... 3/5/2015 3:21 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 3:20 PM

Amid crisis, Venezuelans commemorate Chavez
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Early morning fireworks burst over Venezuela's capital on Thursday for a commemoration of Hugo Chavez on the second anniversary of his death, even as an economic crisis threatens to undo the former president's legacy of lifting many out of poverty.... 3/5/2015 3:11 PM

Thai court sentences 'Red Shirts' to jail for 2009 rioting
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai news reports say 15 members of the "Red Shirt" political movement have been sentenced to four years in prison for rioting that disrupted an important regional conference in 2009.... 3/5/2015 2:48 PM

AP PHOTOS: Murals keep late Venezuela leader ever-present
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Thursday marks the two-year anniversary of the death of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, but his presence remains everywhere in Venezuela.... 3/5/2015 2:48 PM

Family: Canadian pastor has been detained in North Korea
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's government has confirmed that a Canadian pastor has been detained in North Korea, the man's family said Thursday.... 3/5/2015 2:41 PM

Kerry: State Department will move to review Clinton emails
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry says the State Department will move immediately to review emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote on her personal account when held his job.... 3/5/2015 2:35 PM

Russia launches military drills in the southwest
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's military is holding maneuvers of air defense forces in the southwest of the country, the latest in a series of frequent drills amid tensions with the West.... 3/5/2015 2:33 PM

Floods kill 42 people in Tanzania, authorities say
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) -- Tanzanian authorities say floods from a heavy 30-minute storm killed at least 42 people in an area close to Lake Victoria in Kahama district.... 3/5/2015 2:30 PM

Egypt's el-Sissi replaces interior minister in reshuffle
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi reshuffled his Cabinet on Thursday, replacing the powerful minister in charge of the nation's police along with five other ministers, state television reported.... 3/5/2015 2:29 PM

Blizzard cuts off villages, electricity in Bosnia
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- A blizzard which dumped 2.5 meters (8 feet) of snow on mountains around Sarajevo has isolated dozens of Bosnian mountain villages and left them without electricity.... 3/5/2015 2:26 PM

European Central Bank raises eurozone growth forecast
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the eurozone economy is picking up.... 3/5/2015 2:26 PM

Swiss court throws out Pakistan kidnapping insurance claim
BERLIN (AP) -- Switzerland's highest court has thrown out a man's claim to an insurance payout for post-traumatic stress suffered after he was kidnapped by the Taliban while driving through Pakistan.... 3/5/2015 2:21 PM

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 2:19 PM

Former chief of Bolivia police jailed in drug probe
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- A judge has ordered jail for the retired police general who reorganized Bolivia's counter-narcotics force after President Evo Morales expelled U.S. drug agents.... 3/5/2015 2:06 PM

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 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 2:04 PM

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 1:57 PM

Teacher sentenced to 6 years for attempt to join ISIS
LONDON (AP) -- A teacher whose family helped thwart his plans to travel to Syria to fight alongside the Islamic State group was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday in a case that highlighted the struggles of parents trying to stop their children from being radicalized.... 3/5/2015 1:51 PM

Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old English teacher, from a treatment center in the capital on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free.... 3/5/2015 1:50 PM

Activists: Syrian barrel bombs kill at least 18 in Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Government helicopter gunships on Thursday bombed the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, killing at least 18 people and wounding dozens, activists said.... 3/5/2015 1:43 PM



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