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UK report: Spy agencies should seek female recruits online
LONDON (AP) -- British lawmakers say the country's intelligence agencies, which inspired James Bond, are not doing enough to promote real-life Jane Bonds.... 3/5/2015 10:59 AM

Art, fine wine: Thai auction puts police corruption on view
BANGKOK (AP) -- At a military base outside Bangkok, soldiers stand guard over Buddha statues, showcases of Rolex watches and some very expensive French wine - a $4,000 bottle of Petrus and choice vintages of Dom Perignon.... 3/5/2015 10:59 AM

Ex-crew recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship
TOKYO (AP) -- A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II says he recognizes photos taken of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.... 3/5/2015 10:59 AM

Libya says 11 oil fields non-operational after IS attacks
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libya's state-run oil corporation has declared 11 oil fields in the country non-operational after attacks by suspected Islamic State militants, opting for a force majeure clause that exempts the state from contractual obligations.... 3/5/2015 10:54 AM

Attack on US envoy part of S.Korea's violent protest history
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is only the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death.... 3/5/2015 10:53 AM

North Korea plans to attend University Games in South Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea plans to send a team to this year's University Games in South Korea, organizers said Thursday.... 3/5/2015 10:45 AM

India says it will act against BBC for airing banned film
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's home minister says the government will act against the British Broadcasting Corporation for ignoring a court order and airing a documentary about a fatal New Delhi gang rape in which one of the attackers blames the victim.... 3/5/2015 10:43 AM

Singapore sentences 2 Germans to caning for vandalism
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Singapore on Thursday sentenced two German men to three strokes of a rattan cane and nine months in prison after they were found guilty of vandalizing a public train carriage, according to court documents.... 3/5/2015 10:39 AM

Last Ebola patient to be released in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Authorities in Liberia are preparing Thursday to discharge the last Ebola patient in the West African country.... 3/5/2015 10:36 AM

UK's Cameron declines to take part in one-to-one debate
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron is refusing to take part in a head-to-head debate with the opposition leader Ed Miliband before the campaign for the general election.... 3/5/2015 10:34 AM

China lowers growth target, promises to open industries
BEIJING (AP) -- China set a lower economic growth target for this year and promised to open more industries to foreign investors as it tries to make its slowing, state-dominated economy more productive.... 3/5/2015 10:30 AM

WHO to test Ebola vaccine in Guinea, might stop outbreaks
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says it will soon start large-scale testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Guinea to see how effective it might be in preventing future outbreaks of the dreaded virus.... 3/5/2015 10:21 AM

Spain sees energy deal as EU step to cut Russia dependence
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Spain says that a new agreement to connect its energy networks with Portugal and France is a major step toward breaking Europe's dependence on Russian gas supplies.... 3/5/2015 10:10 AM

Ukraine bans Russian media outlets from official events
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian news agency Tass says that Russian media outlets are no longer granted access to official events in Ukraine.... 3/5/2015 10:02 AM

South African Airways refunds customers after bungle
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- It looked like a steal: $72 for a round-trip business class ticket on South African Airways between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi.... 3/5/2015 9:59 AM

Cyprus group claims responsibility for 2 referee bombings
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- A new group has emerged in Cyprus to claim responsibility for two of five bomb attacks targeting soccer referees in the past year, police said Thursday.... 3/5/2015 9:58 AM

Turkish military jet crashes; 2 pilots killed
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's military says a fighter jet has crashed during a training mission, killing its two pilots.... 3/5/2015 9:51 AM

China stocks fall on growth target cut, Europe up before ECB
HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday after China cut its economic growth target while European shares rose as investors awaited an ECB meeting that may provide more details on its massive stimulus program.... 3/5/2015 9:43 AM

Ex-Ukraine minister arrested in Spain for embezzlement
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police have arrested former Ukraine finance minister Yuri Kolobov, who is accused of embezzling millions of euros in state funds.... 3/5/2015 9:33 AM

Iranian special operatives free diplomat abducted in Yemen
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran said Thursday that a team of special operatives has freed an Iranian diplomat abducted more than 19 months ago in Yemen, a rare acknowledgement by Tehran of an intel operation carried out on foreign soil.... 3/5/2015 9:16 AM

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