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Activists say Islamic State releases 19 Syrian Christians
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group released at least 19 Christians on Sunday who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria last week, activists and a local leader said.... 3/1/2015 5:23 PM

AP Essay: 'Jihadi John' won't have the same impact unmasked
LONDON (AP) -- As "Jihadi John," he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in the name of Islamic State and its self-declared caliphate.... 3/1/2015 5:16 PM

Palestinian city plan to move forward after water deal
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The builder of the first planned Palestinian city in the West Bank says Israel has agreed to connect Rawabi to its water grid, ending months of costly delays.... 3/1/2015 5:14 PM

Disabled punk rockers to compete in Eurovision Song Contest
HELSINKI (AP) -- Four punk rockers with learning disabilities will compete for Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest semifinal after winning the Nordic country's national qualifying contest.... 3/1/2015 5:09 PM

15 artworks stolen from Chinese museum south of Paris
PARIS (AP) -- French cultural officials say 15 pieces of art have been stolen from a Chinese museum south of Paris, including a replica crown of the King of Siam given to France's emperor in the mid-19th century.... 3/1/2015 5:07 PM

Germany trusts Greece to fulfill bailout terms
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's finance minister said Sunday that he trusts Greece's current government to fulfill the conditions for the bailout deal, but also made clear the country would not receive any further money if it didn't.... 3/1/2015 4:46 PM

No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Flight 370
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including coastal Australians, air and sea travelers and scientists trying to understand ancient changes to the earth's crust.... 3/1/2015 4:39 PM

Emails suggest 'Jihadi John' had suicidal thoughts
LONDON (AP) -- Newly published emails suggest the man who became known as "Jihadi John" had suicidal thoughts before leaving Britain for Syria.... 3/1/2015 4:39 PM

New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.... 3/1/2015 4:39 PM

UN says violence in Iraq kills at least 1,100 in February
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The U.N. mission to Iraq said Sunday that violence claimed the lives of at least 1,100 Iraqis in February, including more than 600 civilians.... 3/1/2015 4:27 PM

Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov
MOSCOW (AP) -- Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said "I am not afraid," more than 20,000 people somberly marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition.... 3/1/2015 4:17 PM

Uganda: Victims back leniency for LRA chief but trial awaits
BARLONYO, Uganda (AP) -- This is the horror that Silveria Okweny is willing to forgive:... 3/1/2015 4:04 PM

Sierra Leone's vice president in quarantine for Ebola
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards.... 3/1/2015 3:55 PM

Coalition balks at signing peace accord for northern Mali
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- A coalition of armed opposition groups says it's not ready to sign a peace accord for restive northern Mali.... 3/1/2015 3:47 PM

Syria agrees to UN fact-finding mission in Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- The United Nations envoy to Syria is sending a mission to the contested city of Aleppo to determine the situation on the ground and help ensure that humanitarian aid can reach civilians in need if a local truce is reached, the U.N. said Sunday.... 3/1/2015 3:43 PM

Egypt's president in Saudi Arabia for talks with new king
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi visited Saudi Arabia on Sunday for his first policy meeting with the country's king ahead of a conference aimed at shoring up financial support from wealthy Gulf states for Egypt's battered economy.... 3/1/2015 3:38 PM

Hong Kong arrests 33 in protest against Chinese shoppers
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong police arrested nearly three dozen people Sunday after scuffles broke out at a protest in a border town, in the latest example of heightened tensions over the growing influx of mainland Chinese shoppers in the city.... 3/1/2015 3:38 PM

2 detained in German anti-terror raid have been set free
BERLIN (AP) -- German authorities say two people who were detained in connection with an anti-terror raid in the city Bremen have been released.... 3/1/2015 3:24 PM

AP PHOTOS: Migrants flock to EU door at Hungary's border
ALONG THE SERBIA-HUNGARY BORDER (AP) -- Exhausted, hungry and cold, they have been walking for miles. What little they have is carried in plastic bags. They camp in abandoned homes, followed by stray dogs hoping to snag a morsel.... 3/1/2015 3:20 PM

Small SUVs, pricey sports cars dominate at Geneva auto show
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things at this year's Geneva International Motor Show. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much - thanks to cheaper gas and limits on battery life.... 3/1/2015 3:17 PM



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