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Polish priest shows beheading video to high school class
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest has been criticized in Poland for showing high school students in a religion class the uncensored video of Egyptian Christians being beheaded by Islamic State militants.... 4/1/2015 2:54 PM

Nepal doctors stay away from work to support colleague
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Thousands of doctors in Nepal stayed away from work at clinics and hospitals Wednesday to support a colleague who has been on a hunger strike for 10 days demanding reforms in medical education and services.... 4/1/2015 2:50 PM

Lufthansa CEO at crash site: 'Long, long time' to understand
SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) -- Lufthansa's chief executive said Wednesday it will take "a long, long time" to understand what led to a deadly crash in the French Alps last week - but refused to say exactly what the airline knew about the mental health of the co-pilot suspected of deliberately destroying the plane.... 4/1/2015 2:49 PM

Thailand lifts martial 10 months after coup
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's king has approved a request from the country's junta to lift martial law.... 4/1/2015 2:44 PM

Nepal says climbers returning to climb Mount Everest
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Mountaineers are returning to Mount Everest as the climbing industry recovers from last year's deadly disaster on the world's highest peak, a Nepalese official said Wednesday.... 4/1/2015 2:44 PM

Turkey vows to track down all involved in courthouse attack
ISTANBUL (AP) -- As thousands mourned a slain prosecutor, Turkey's prime minister pledged Wednesday to track down accomplices to the two assailants who had kidnapped the official, saying they were making phone calls abroad during the hostage standoff.... 4/1/2015 2:42 PM

Nemtsov suspects tells court he was pressured to confess
MOSCOW (AP) -- A man charged with the killing of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov on Wednesday told the court he was beaten and pressured to confess.... 4/1/2015 2:42 PM

Romanian court limits movements of ex-Moldova leader's son
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A Romanian court has ruled that the son of a former Moldovan president be banned from leaving Bucharest during an investigation into whether he took bribes.... 4/1/2015 2:37 PM

IS enters Palestinian camp in Damascus; Jordan closes border
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Islamic State militants infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Wednesday, marking the deepest foray yet by the extremist group into the capital, seat of President Bashar Assad's power, Syrian opposition activists and Palestinian officials said.... 4/1/2015 2:33 PM

Serb far-right leader defiantly burns Croatian flag
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbian prosecutors have filed charges against a far-right leader for burning a Croatian flag while defying orders to return to the U.N. war crimes tribunal.... 4/1/2015 2:29 PM

Rebels in eastern Ukraine pay pension in Russian rubles
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Russia-backed rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine have started paying pensions in Russian rubles.... 4/1/2015 2:26 PM

Greek pensioners hold anti-government rallies
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Holding up walking sticks and chanting anti-government slogans, thousands of pensioners have joined protest rallies around Greece to demand that the country's new left-wing government end cuts to their monthly payments.... 4/1/2015 2:24 PM

British couple win a million in lottery for 2nd time
LONDON (AP) -- A couple from northern England has defied the odds - again - by winning a million pounds ($1.5 million) in the lottery for a second time.... 4/1/2015 2:21 PM

A history of the Islamic State group as Iraq retakes Tikrit
CAIRO (AP) -- The extremist Islamic State group, which controls a third of both Iraq and Syria in its self-declared caliphate, found itself driven out of the city of Tikrit on Wednesday by an allied Iraqi force backed by U.S.-led airstrikes.... 4/1/2015 2:21 PM

Italy, Vatican make financial pact, as Holy See cleans house
ROME (AP) -- Italy and the Holy See signed an accord Wednesday to cooperate on fiscal matters, as the Vatican works to improve transparency after a string of financial scandals.... 4/1/2015 2:16 PM

Ex-husband of Canadian diplomat says their son killed in US
TORONTO (AP) -- The ex-husband of a Canadian diplomat said Wednesday that one of their sons has been killed and another has been arrested in a Miami drug deal gone bad.... 4/1/2015 2:12 PM

Iraq declares victory over Islamic State group in Tikrit
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq declared a "magnificent victory" Wednesday over the Islamic State group in Tikrit, a key step in driving the militants out of their biggest strongholds.... 4/1/2015 2:03 PM

Surveys show China manufacturing weak in March
BEIJING (AP) -- China's manufacturing was lackluster in March and industrial employers shed more jobs, two surveys showed Wednesday, adding to pressure on Beijing to shore up weakening growth in the world's second-largest economy.... 4/1/2015 1:51 PM

Gloomy China, Japan data add to pressure for stimulus
BEIJING (AP) -- China and Japan reported gloomy industrial data Wednesday, adding to pressure on leaders of the world's second- and third-largest economies to launch new stimulus.... 4/1/2015 1:42 PM

'Spicy' scent of a Burger King store entices cologne buyers
TOKYO (AP) -- The whiff of a Whopper made hundreds of customers hungry for a Burger King special Wednesday - "Flame Grilled" cologne.... 4/1/2015 1:32 PM



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