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Al-Shabab suspected in killing of Uganda terror prosecutor
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Ugandan police said on Tuesday they are investigating whether the killing of a prosecutor in Kampala late Monday was carried out by Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab.... 3/31/2015 11:53 AM

UN, Red Cross alarmed over Yemen casualties in airstrikes
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The U.N. human rights office and the international Red Cross say they are alarmed by the high civilian causalities in the violence in Yemen, where airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition have been targeting Shiite rebels since last week.... 3/31/2015 11:48 AM

New research says Anne Frank likely died a month earlier
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Teenage Jewish diarist Anne Frank likely died of typhus in a Nazi concentration camp about a month earlier than previously thought, the Amsterdam museum that honors her memory said Tuesday on the 70th anniversary of the officially recognized date of her death.... 3/31/2015 11:47 AM

Transportation strike in Argentina shuts down country
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Many businesses were shuttered and streets were mostly empty Tuesday as the country's transportation unions called a nationwide strike to protest income tax rates and high inflation in the South American country.... 3/31/2015 11:45 AM

Nigerians await final tally in bitter presidential vote
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The second day of vote counting in Nigeria's bitterly contested presidential vote started late on Tuesday and electoral officials hope to announce later in the day who will govern Africa's richest and biggest nation.... 3/31/2015 11:45 AM

Tokyo ward 1st in Japan to recognize same sex marriage
TOKYO (AP) -- Fumino Sugiyama will finally be able to marry his girlfriend of four years. He couldn't before, because same sex marriages weren't recognized in Japan, and he is legally a woman.... 3/31/2015 11:44 AM

Reports: Banned group takes prosecutor hostage in Turkey
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish news agencies say that members of a banned leftist group have taken a chief prosecutor hostage in his office inside a court house in Istanbul.... 3/31/2015 11:32 AM

Turkey: Training, arming Syrian rebels could start in May
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's defense minister says a joint Turkish-U.S. program to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group could begin in May.... 3/31/2015 11:29 AM

EU dairy farmers rally to protest removal of milk quotas
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Dairy farmers have hit the streets of Brussels to protest the lifting of European Union milk quotas amid concerns the move will flood the market with cheap surplus milk.... 3/31/2015 11:17 AM

US forces to hold exercises in Ukraine
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- The United States plans to send soldiers to Ukraine in April for training exercises with units of the country's national guard.... 3/31/2015 11:17 AM

Pakistan officials arrive in Saudi to assess Yemen mission
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Senior Pakistani officials arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to assess whether to take part in Riyadh's coalition battling Shiite rebels in Yemen, as the Pakistani prime minister vowed that any violation of Saudi sovereignty would evoke a "strong reaction" from his country.... 3/31/2015 11:16 AM

Indonesian prosecutors seek up to 18-year term for US couple
BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian prosecutors on Tuesday sought jail sentences of 18 years for an American man and 15 years for his girlfriend if they are found guilty of murdering the woman's mother while vacationing on the resort island of Bali last year.... 3/31/2015 11:15 AM

Euro bailout rebel quits senior German governing party job
BERLIN (AP) -- A prominent opponent of Chancellor Angela Merkel's eurozone bailout policies has announced that he's stepping down as deputy leader of one of Germany's governing parties and giving up his parliamentary seat.... 3/31/2015 11:13 AM

French eye cockpit entry, psychological screening rules
PARIS (AP) -- French aviation investigators said Tuesday they will examine "systemic weaknesses" like cockpit entry rules and psychological screening procedures that could have led to the Germanwings crash, while Lufthansa said its insurers set aside $300 million to deal with possible fallout from the disaster.... 3/31/2015 10:47 AM

Poland says its plans to train Ukrainian army instructors
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's Defense Ministry says it plans to train about 50 Ukrainian army instructors this year, joining a NATO effort to improve Ukraine's defense capabilities as it struggles with a pro-Russia insurgency in its east.... 3/31/2015 10:44 AM

Spain: Police arrest family, say sons were to join jihad
MADRID (AP) -- Police on Tuesday arrested four members of a family, including 16-year-old twin boys who were allegedly about to travel to Syria to become jihadi fighters, the Interior Ministry said.... 3/31/2015 10:42 AM

Iraq: Suicide blast hits bus with Iranian pilgrims, kills 6
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber has targeted a bus with Iranian Shiite pilgrims north of Baghdad, killing six people, including four Iranians.... 3/31/2015 10:41 AM

Thai leader moves to lift martial law, impose absolute power
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's military-installed prime minister said Tuesday he plans to lift martial law 10 months after staging a coup, but will invoke a special security measure that critics say is more draconian.... 3/31/2015 10:35 AM

Eurozone deflation eases, unemployment at near 3-year low
LONDON (AP) -- The 19-country eurozone isn't going to be the driving force of the global economy anytime soon, but it's increasingly evident that its numbers are heading the right way.... 3/31/2015 10:35 AM

Activists: Syria attacks militant-held Idlib, killing 14
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces fired surface-to-surface missiles and conducted airstrikes on the northwestern city of Idlib days after it was seized by Islamic militants, killing more than a dozen people, activists said Tuesday.... 3/31/2015 10:31 AM

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