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Police release video made by gunman before Ottawa attack
TORONTO (AP) -- In a video recorded before his death, the gunman who killed a Canadian soldier and then stormed Parliament said he did it because of Canada's military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq.... 3/6/2015 5:37 PM

Lawmakers urge UK to be more outspoken on Hong Kong
LONDON (AP) -- A British parliamentary committee on Friday urged the U.K. government to be more outspoken in support of democracy in Hong Kong, warning that failing to do so could damage Britain's reputation there.... 3/6/2015 5:35 PM

Danes want Swedish province to join 'Greater Copenhagen'
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Denmark lost the province of Scania to Sweden more than 350 years ago. Now the Danes want it back - at least for marketing purposes.... 3/6/2015 5:27 PM

Pope meets with Chile bishop amid outcry over appointment
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis met Friday with the bishop running a Chilean diocese where there has been unprecedented opposition to the nomination of his successor, accused of covering up for Chile's most notorious pedophile.... 3/6/2015 5:24 PM

SAfrican president's children stable after car accident
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The South African president's spokesman says three of the president's children and their cousin have been in a car accident.... 3/6/2015 5:20 PM

Paraguayan journalist shot to death along Brazil border
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) -- A Paraguayan radio journalist has been shot to death in a Brazilian city bordering a crime-ridden area that is a hotbed for drugs and arms smuggling, officials said on Friday.... 3/6/2015 5:20 PM

Militants attack oil field in central Libya, kill 8
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Militants attacked an oil field in central Libya on Friday, killing eight guards before setting it ablaze in the latest in a spate of attacks on petroleum facilities blamed on a local Islamic State affiliate.... 3/6/2015 5:18 PM

Greeks still hope for change despite government's stumble
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Cleaning ladies who have waged Greece's longest-running anti-austerity protest have camped outside a finance ministry building in Athens for nearly two years with one goal - getting their state-paid jobs back.... 3/6/2015 5:17 PM

Residents: Boko Haram readies for battle in NE Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram fighters are massing at their headquarters in the northeast Nigerian town of Gwoza in preparation for a showdown with multinational forces, residents and an intelligence officer said.... 3/6/2015 5:10 PM

US backs Tunisia's efforts to improve investment appeal
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's new government gave an inaugural performance this week by hosting a U.S.-sponsored conference on investment and entrepreneurship designed to boost international confidence in the struggling new democracy.... 3/6/2015 5:10 PM

Greek ultra-right lawmaker cleared over TV talk show slap
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A lawmaker from a Nazi-inspired Greek party was acquitted Friday of a charge stemming from an attack on two female left-wing colleagues during a live TV talk show.... 3/6/2015 4:58 PM

UK broadcasters say they'll hold election debates without PM
LONDON (AP) -- British broadcasters say they will proceed with a series of televised election debates even though Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will only participate in one.... 3/6/2015 4:54 PM

Mexico finds 2nd mummified body in glacier
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Climbers have found a second mummified body in a glacier on Mexico's tallest peak.... 3/6/2015 4:45 PM

Court postpones hearing in prosecution of Ugandan rebel
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- International Criminal Court judges have postponed a key pretrial hearing for an alleged commander in Ugandan rebel Joseph Kony's notorious Lord's Resistance Army to give prosecutors more time to prepare and possibly broaden the case.... 3/6/2015 4:42 PM

Berlusconi ends community service sentence for tax fraud
MILAN (AP) -- Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi has completed his community service stint on an Alzheimer's ward, part of a tax-fraud sentence.... 3/6/2015 4:39 PM

Kremlin critic Navalny released after 15 days in custody
MOSCOW (AP) -- Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was released Friday after spending 15 days in custody and vowed that he and his supporters will not be intimidated by the slaying of a top Kremlin critic.... 3/6/2015 4:30 PM

French broadcaster rebuked for 'Jewish influence' question
PARIS (AP) -- France's audiovisual watchdog has reprimanded a cable-TV network and its sister radio station over a journalist's question to a guest whether he believed the prime minister was "under Jewish influence."... 3/6/2015 4:20 PM

Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Several thousand people stormed a prison in northeastern India, where they dragged away a man accused of rape and then lynched him, police said Friday.... 3/6/2015 4:19 PM

BBC exec 'sickened' at phone hacking by UK's Mirror tabloids
LONDON (AP) -- A senior BBC executive said Friday that he felt "invaded and sickened" by the revelation that his phone was hacked repeatedly by staff at Britain's Mirror Group newspapers.... 3/6/2015 4:08 PM

Lakeside communities in Chad live in fear of Boko Haram
N'GOUBOUA, Chad (AP) -- The Boko Haram militants attacked N'gouboua before dawn, marking the first time the Nigerian extremist group had hit a town inside Chad. Crying "Allahu akbar" or God is Great into the pre-dawn darkness, they opened fire indiscriminately and burned scores of mud-brick houses with gasoline, killing at least eight civilians and two security officers.... 3/6/2015 4:04 PM

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