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Knox's ex-beau after their acquittals: We're still friends
ROME (AP) -- Amanda Knox's former Italian boyfriend said Monday he needs to heal wounds inside his heart and soul, now that he and the American have been definitively acquitted of her British roommate's 2007 murder in the Italian town where all three were then students.... 3/30/2015 12:58 PM

Iran nuclear talks at crunch time
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program entered a critical phase on Monday with differences still remaining less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.... 3/30/2015 12:45 PM

Greece and its creditors still struggle with reform list
BRUSSELS (AP) -- With its next financial deadline looming, Greece is struggling to convince its creditors it has a viable economic reform plan to unlock emergency funds and prevent the country from going bankrupt.... 3/30/2015 12:43 PM

AP president: Killing of journalists should be a war crime
HONG KONG (AP) -- The president and CEO of The Associated Press called on Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage.... 3/30/2015 12:42 PM

Turkish flight diverts to Casablanca due to bomb threat
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish Airlines says it has diverted an Istanbul-to-Sao Paulo flight and is landing in Casablanca, Morocco, after finding a note with the word "bomb" in the toilet.... 3/30/2015 12:40 PM

Blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh's capital
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A blogger was hacked to death by three men in Bangladesh's capital on Monday, and two of the attackers were caught near the scene, police said.... 3/30/2015 12:39 PM

Muslim family carves chair for Pope Francis Bosnia mass
ZAVIDOVICI, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Salem Hajdarovac didn't sleep for a whole week when he heard his workshop had been granted the honor of carving a special chair that Pope Francis will sit on during his visit to Bosnia.... 3/30/2015 12:37 PM

US, UK: Signs of political interference in Nigerian election
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The United States and Britain say there are signs that the final count for Nigeria's presidential election is being subverted by "deliberate political interference."... 3/30/2015 12:36 PM

Rhino rampages in Nepal city, killing 1 and injuring several
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A wild rhino charged into a city in southern Nepal on Monday, killing a woman, injuring several others and chasing panicked people through the main market and a hospital, an official said.... 3/30/2015 12:32 PM

US treasury secretary presses Beijing on technology curbs
BEIJING (AP) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew pressed Chinese leaders on Monday to suspend proposed curbs on foreign security technology and said a Beijing-led regional bank should work in partnership with existing institutions, an American official said.... 3/30/2015 12:29 PM

Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike has killed two of its advisers in Iraq, though the U.S. said Monday it has only struck militants in its campaign against the Islamic State group.... 3/30/2015 12:28 PM


ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- US, UK say disturbing signs of "political interference" in count in Nigerian presidential vote.... 3/30/2015 12:26 PM

Uzbekistan's leader scores landslide re-election win
MOSCOW (AP) -- Incumbent leader Islam Karimov has won a Sunday's presidential election in Uzbekistan in a landslide, as expected, according to preliminary results released Monday.... 3/30/2015 12:24 PM

UN tribunal says Serb suspect Seselj has to return to court
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal ruled Monday that Serbian far-right leader Vojislav Seselj has breached conditions of his provisional release and must return to the court's cellblock in The Hague.... 3/30/2015 12:19 PM

Campaign begins for most unpredictable UK election in years
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron paid a courtesy call on Queen Elizabeth II, then launched a most uncourteous attack on his main political rival, as campaigning formally began Monday in the most unpredictable U.K. election in decades.... 3/30/2015 12:14 PM

Flood alerts issued in Kashmir as rivers cross danger mark
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Hundreds of Kashmiris in both India and Pakistan moved to higher ground Monday as rain-swollen rivers swamped parts of the disputed Himalayan region placed under an emergency flood alert just six months after some 600 people died in flooding that left the region in shambles.... 3/30/2015 12:13 PM

Philippine troops end offensive they say killed 139 rebels
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A monthlong Philippine offensive against hard-line Muslim rebels ended Monday after 139 insurgents were killed, 12 others were captured and bomb-making strongholds were seized by troops, the military chief said.... 3/30/2015 12:12 PM

Malaysia proposes anti-terror laws to curb Islamic militants
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's government Monday proposed two new laws that would reintroduce indefinite detention without trial and allow the seizure of passports of anyone suspected of supporting terror acts in an attempt to curb militant activities.... 3/30/2015 12:05 PM

Tunisian museum reopens after deadly attack against tourists
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's National Bardo Museum is open to the public again for the first time since extremist gunmen opened fire on foreign tourists earlier this month, killing 22 people in the country's worst attack on civilians in 13 years.... 3/30/2015 12:01 PM

Global stocks get European economy and Yellen boost
LONDON (AP) -- Global stock markets started the week strongly Monday following strong European economic figures and as investors cheered an indication from U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen that U.S. interest rates would rise only gradually. Chinese stocks soared Monday on hopes of more economic stimulus.... 3/30/2015 11:57 AM



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