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Morocco confronts abortion taboo with proposed reform
CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) -- It was just 7 a.m. and Hoda was walking alone to a clinic in the Moroccan coastal city of Agadir. She skipped breakfast: the Senegalese doctor had told her that the abortion would be better done on an empty stomach.... 3/30/2015 6:48 AM

Flood alerts issued in Kashmir as rivers cross danger mark
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Authorities in Kashmir issued alerts Monday and asked people to move to higher ground after heavy rain flooded several parts of the Himalayan region.... 3/30/2015 6:44 AM

Former Israeli premier Olmert found guilty in bribery case
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was found guilty Monday of accepting bribes in a retrial of corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.... 3/30/2015 6:34 AM

Spain: 3 generations, all named Emma, die in France crash
SANT CUGAT DEL VALLES, Spain (AP) -- From a lush suburban valley near bustling Barcelona, three generations of a well-heeled family set off last week for a fun trip to Manchester, England: 12-year-old Emma Solera Pardo, her mother Emma Pardo Vidal, and grandmother Emma Vidal Bardan.... 3/30/2015 6:32 AM

A look at former Israeli Premier Ehud Olmert's career
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli court has found former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert guilty on charges of fraud and breach of trust in a case involving allegations he accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from an American supporter.... 3/30/2015 6:29 AM

11 killed as bus plunges into gorge in eastern India
PATNA, India (AP) -- Police say at least 11 people were killed when a bus veered off a mountain road and plunged into a gorge in eastern India.... 3/30/2015 6:19 AM


JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert found guilty in retrial on corruption charges.... 3/30/2015 5:41 AM

Evo Morales' party loses La Paz in Bolivian elections
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- President Evo Morales' governing party suffered its most serious setback of nearly a decade in power in local and regional elections Sunday, according to unofficial results.... 3/30/2015 5:18 AM

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 5:02 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

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



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