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Major power outage hits Amsterdam, affecting trains, airport
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Trains, trams and planes ground to a temporary halt Friday in and around Amsterdam as a huge power outage hit the Dutch capital and surrounding towns.... 3/27/2015 10:43 AM

A look at the trials that produced flip-flop Knox verdicts
ROME (AP) -- Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, have been convicted, acquitted, and convicted in three different trials over the death of Knox's flat-mate Meredith Kercher. On Wednesday, Italy's high court took up the case for the second time.... 3/27/2015 10:40 AM

Yemen weighs on world shares, data highlights Japan doldrums
TOKYO (AP) -- World shares were lackluster Friday as the conflict in Yemen ripped through the Middle East and Japanese data showed the world's No. 3 economy is still in the doldrums.... 3/27/2015 10:27 AM

Russia denies it's in talks with Argentina on leasing jets
MOSCOW (AP) -- A senior Russian government official says Moscow hasn't held negotiations on leasing a dozen of supersonic bombers to Argentina, but would be willing to consider it.... 3/27/2015 10:24 AM

Turkey approves controversial bill increasing police powers
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's parliament has approved a contentious security bill giving police heightened powers to search, arrest and use firearms.... 3/27/2015 10:23 AM

Nigerian leader urges peaceful vote amid electoral violence
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan urged his nation to vote peacefully and accept the results of Saturday's presidential elections, which analysts say will be the most tightly contested in the history of Africa's richest nation and its largest democracy.... 3/27/2015 10:20 AM

Syria's Assad says 'open' to dialogue with United States
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad says he would be "open" to a dialogue with the United States, but that it must be "based on mutual respect."... 3/27/2015 10:18 AM

Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days, except for religious services, beginning Friday as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola.... 3/27/2015 10:13 AM

About 70 migrants found on berm on Greek-Turkish border
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) -- Greek border police say they have rescued about 70 migrants stranded on a berm on the Greek-Turkish border after they crossed the river dividing the two countries and found the fields on the Greek side flooded following days of heavy rainfall.... 3/27/2015 10:09 AM

Lawyer for Knox's ex-boyfriend makes final court appeal
ROME (AP) -- Lawyers for Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend made a last-ditch appeal to Italy's top criminal court Friday to overturn the pair's murder conviction for the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, saying there were errors of "colossal proportions" in the guilty verdict.... 3/27/2015 10:01 AM

Ukraine seeks resumption of Turkmen gas supplies
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine has said it wants to restore natural gas deliveries from energy-rich Turkmenistan as it tries to reduce reliance on Russia for the fuel.... 3/27/2015 9:51 AM

Thai airlines face scrutiny over safety, bans on new flights
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand is facing bans on new international flights and increased inspections after the International Civil Aviation Organization said there are significant concerns about the country's aviation safety.... 3/27/2015 9:48 AM

Agency: 4,000 fishermen stranded on some Indonesian islands
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- An estimated 4,000 foreign fishermen are stranded on a number of remote islands in eastern Indonesia, including men revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved, an aid group said.... 3/27/2015 9:40 AM

Saudi airstrikes in Yemen target rebel stronghold in north
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi Arabia bombed the northern stronghold of Yemen's Shiite rebels and other key military installations on Friday as a coalition led by the Gulf kingdom carried out airstrikes for a second day.... 3/27/2015 9:26 AM

AP Exclusive: Iran may run centrifuges at fortified site
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press.... 3/27/2015 9:25 AM

Germany hunts for co-pilot motive amid depression reports
BERLIN (AP) -- Police have searched the homes of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in two German cities in search of an explanation for why he may have crashed a passenger plane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board.... 3/27/2015 9:02 AM

Russian military TV station offers job to Jeremy Clarkson
MOSCOW (AP) -- A television station owned by the Russian defense ministry is offering a job to former "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson.... 3/27/2015 8:41 AM

Police say 10 dead in stampede in Bangladesh
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- At least 10 people were killed and dozens more injured Friday in a stampede during a Hindu religious gathering in Bangladesh, police said.... 3/27/2015 7:22 AM

Taliban attacks in Pakistan kill 5 police officers, wound 10
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- The Pakistani Taliban killed five police officers in a rocket attack in country's southwest, authorities and a Taliban spokesman said Friday. Another Taliban attack on a police bus in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi left 10 people wounded.... 3/27/2015 7:20 AM

Brit braves Antarctic waters in Speedos in conservation push
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- During one swim, Lewis Pugh saw his support boat crew screaming at him just before they hauled him from the water as a sea lion bore down on him. During another, the air temperature dropped so far below freezing that a wave broke over the crew and froze solid.... 3/27/2015 6:52 AM



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