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China says Myanmar apologizes for deadly border bombing
BEIJING (AP) -- China's Foreign Ministry says Myanmar has apologized for a cross-border bombing last month in which four Chinese farmers were killed, an incident that injected rare tensions into generally good relations between the neighbors.... 4/2/2015 10:43 AM

Wife of jailed Greek ex-defense minister escapes hospital
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The wife of an imprisoned former Greek defense minister escaped from a psychiatric hospital where she was serving her sentence on the same corruption charges as her husband, police said Thursday.... 4/2/2015 10:35 AM

Future uncertain for Boston bid for 2024 Summer Olympics
LONDON (AP) -- When the U.S. decided to bid for the 2024 Olympics, many experts felt an American city would be an early front-runner in the global race. Now, it's uncertain whether the bid will even make it to a final vote.... 4/2/2015 10:31 AM

IOC releases compensation figures for Bach and members
LONDON (AP) -- In what it described as a vital show of financial transparency, the International Olympic Committee on Thursday disclosed how much its members receive in allowances and per diem payments - including an annual 225,000 euro ($242,000) sum for President Thomas Bach.... 4/2/2015 10:30 AM

Heavy sandstorm whips into Dubai, other Gulf cities
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A major sandstorm has whipped into the Mideast's commercial hub of Dubai and other Gulf cities, reducing visibility, forcing flight diversions and making breathing outside more difficult.... 4/2/2015 10:30 AM

At least 15 dead as gunmen attack university in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Al-Shabab gunmen attacked a college in northeast Kenya early Thursday, targeting Christians and killing at least 15 people and wounding 60 others, witnesses said.... 4/2/2015 10:29 AM

Syrian rebels capture main border crossing with Jordan
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels and fighters from the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front have captured the only functioning border crossing with Jordan and three nearby military posts, prompting government bombing raids on the area, activists said Thursday.... 4/2/2015 10:22 AM

Turkey detains people suspected of links to banned group
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency says police have detained more than 10 people with suspected links to a banned left-wing group.... 4/2/2015 10:20 AM

Germany to examine cockpit doors, health issues after crash
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany is setting up a task force to examine safety issues such as the cockpit door mechanism and medical testing for pilots in the wake of last week's Germanwings crash.... 4/2/2015 10:17 AM

Asia stocks higher on stimulus hopes, European markets tepid
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stocks bounded higher Thursday after weak data from major economies boosted hopes for stimulus and slow-paced Federal Reserve interest rate hikes but European markets were tepid as investors turned attention to the upcoming U.S. jobs report.... 4/2/2015 10:09 AM

Suicide bombing at Afghanistan protest kills 16
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber attacked an anti-corruption demonstration in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing 16 people and wounding up to 60, officials said.... 4/2/2015 10:07 AM

Doctors in Nepal end strike, return to work
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Thousands of doctors in Nepal returned to work Thursday ending a strike after the government bowed to their demands.... 4/2/2015 10:07 AM

Iran sees progress; talks resume after all-night session
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Eyes bleary from lack of sleep, senior diplomats from six countries Iran huddled Thursday in a morning strategy session meant to advance the pace of agonizingly slow nuclear negotiations with Iran. Iran's foreign minister said the sides were close to a preliminary agreement, but not yet there.... 4/2/2015 9:57 AM

Al-Qaida frees 300 inmates from Yemeni jail
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Security officials say al-Qaida militants in Yemen have stormed the center of the coastal city of al-Mukalla and freed about 300 inmates, including scores of militants, and that Shiite rebels have fought their way into the heart of Aden to the west.... 4/2/2015 9:48 AM

Israel arrests female Palestinian lawmaker
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has arrested a Palestinian lawmaker from a left-wing militant group for disobeying an Israeli order restricting her movement in the West Bank.... 4/2/2015 9:27 AM

3 countries investigate fishing slavery exposed by AP
BENJINA, Indonesia (AP) -- Officials from three countries are traveling to remote islands in eastern Indonesia to investigate how thousands of foreign fishermen wound up there as slaves and were forced to catch seafood that could eventually end up being exported to the United States and elsewhere.... 4/2/2015 9:22 AM

Security officials: Sinai attack kills 15 Egyptian troops
CAIRO (AP) -- Islamic militants on Thursday attacked an army checkpoint in the restive north of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 15 soldiers and wounding 19, security officials said.... 4/2/2015 9:16 AM

S. Korean ferry victims' relatives reject compensation plan
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Dozens of relatives of victims of a South Korean ferry sinking that killed more than 300 people a year ago shaved their heads Thursday in protest of what they said were government efforts to settle compensation claims instead of thoroughly investigating responsibility for the disaster.... 4/2/2015 9:15 AM

Russian trawler with 132 crew sinks, at least 54 dead
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian trawler sank in just 15 minutes in icy waters off Russia's Far Eastern coast early Thursday, killing at least 54 crew members, rescue workers said.... 4/2/2015 9:02 AM

Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power
BANGKOK (AP) -- The big topic of conversation in Thailand is martial law. Technically it's gone, but in reality it's still there.... 4/2/2015 8:36 AM



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