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Wild rhino chased into forest after deadly rampage in Nepal
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Forest officers and tamed elephants have chased a wild rhino back to the forest after it killed a woman and injured seven people in a rampage through a city in southern Nepal.... 3/31/2015 1:07 PM

Iraq: Suicide blast hits bus with Iranian pilgrims, kills 10
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A suicide bomber targeted a bus carrying Iranian Shiite pilgrims north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing 10 people, including seven Iranians, according to Iraqi officials.... 3/31/2015 1:01 PM

Iraq premier: Troops in center of Islamic State-held Tikrit
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says that Iraqi forces have reached the center of Tikrit in its push to retake the city from the Islamic State group.... 3/31/2015 12:57 PM

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 12:50 PM

Votes in Poland presidential elections to be hand-counted
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's electoral authorities say that the votes in the May presidential election will be counted by hand and calculator because of a lack of a reliable electronic system.... 3/31/2015 12:48 PM

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 plane crash - issues that could affect the worldwide aviation industry.... 3/31/2015 12:39 PM

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 was carried out by Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab.... 3/31/2015 12:25 PM

Officials: Iran nuke talks to continue in new phase
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue talks in a new phase aimed at reaching a final agreement to control Iran's nuclear ambitions by the end of June, officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday.... 3/31/2015 12:22 PM

AP NewsAlert
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists, state TV say Islamic State fighters kill over 40 people in central Syrian village.... 3/31/2015 12:22 PM

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 bring a "strong reaction" from his country.... 3/31/2015 12:19 PM

Probe finds 1 suspect painting in Dutch royals' collection
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- An investigation into the Dutch royal family's extensive art collection has uncovered one painting that was likely looted during Nazi Germany's World War II occupation of the Netherlands.... 3/31/2015 12:11 PM

EU dairy farmers rally to protest removal of milk quotas
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Dairy farmers hit the streets of Brussels Tuesday to protest the lifting of European Union milk quotas, fearing that the move will flood the market with cheap surplus milk.... 3/31/2015 12:10 PM

South African children's reading project wins Lindgren Prize
HELSINKI (AP) -- The South African alternative education project PRAESA has been awarded this year's Astrid Lindgren Prize for children's literature for innovative ways of encouraging reading and literature among children and youth.... 3/31/2015 12:06 PM

Greece: current phase of reform talks wrap up in Brussels
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Talks between Greece and its creditors over budget reforms the country is proposing to unlock remaining bailout funds have wrapped up for now in Brussels.... 3/31/2015 12:05 PM

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

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

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