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Liberia calls for Ebola 'Marshall Plan' to rebuild economies
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Liberia's president on Tuesday called for an international aid plan to help rebuild economies in West Africa once Ebola is under control.... 3/3/2015 11:28 AM

DNA study backs theory of massive steppe migration to Europe
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists say ancient DNA samples indicate massive migration to Europe from the east took place some 4,500 years ago.... 3/3/2015 11:27 AM

Strong quake strikes off west Indonesia; no injuries, damage
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A strong earthquake struck off western Indonesia on Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami warning was issued.... 3/3/2015 11:25 AM

Volcano in southern Chile erupts, thousands evacuated
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A volcano in southern Chile has erupted, prompting officials to evacuate thousands of people in the surrounding area.... 3/3/2015 11:22 AM

Afghan car bomb kills 8, including civilians
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says at least eight people, including civilians and soldiers, were killed when a vehicle packed with explosives was remotely detonated in the country's south.... 3/3/2015 11:18 AM

Philippines suspends oil, gas exploration in disputed waters
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine government has ordered the suspension of all exploration at an offshore oil and gas field because of an ongoing territorial dispute with China, a Filipino-British company said.... 3/3/2015 11:18 AM

BlackBerry to offer 4 new phones, speeds shift to software
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- BlackBerry will launch four new smartphones this year and a new package of cross-platform applications as it continues its "philosophical" shift to making software.... 3/3/2015 11:13 AM

Egypt court suspends legislative election after court ruling
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court suspended the country's upcoming parliamentary elections Tuesday, following an earlier Supreme Constitutional Court ruling deeming laws regulating the vote unconstitutional.... 3/3/2015 11:09 AM

Report: As Ebola wanes, other countries remain vulnerable
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) -- Arriving airline passengers lined up outdoors to have their temperatures checked, the screens in the nighttime darkness like glowing lightning bugs.... 3/3/2015 11:02 AM

Fierce clashes outside Iraq's Tikrit after new offensive
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi troops fought on Tuesday with Islamic State extremists south of the militant-held city of Tikrit but their offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown was slowed by roadside bombs, local officials said.... 3/3/2015 10:59 AM

Afghan avalanches cut off 3 northern districts
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Avalanches have cut off at least three districts in a remote part of northern Afghanistan, the head of a disaster relief agency said Tuesday, a week after nearly 200 people died when snow buried their homes in a valley near the capital Kabul.... 3/3/2015 10:59 AM

Prince William focuses on football and film on China trip
SHANGHAI (AP) -- Britain's Prince William focused his China trip on promoting links between the countries in football and film Tuesday, watching students kick balls around with Premier League-trained coaches before attending a movie premiere.... 3/3/2015 10:57 AM

Russia's currency reserves drop as state finances squeezed
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's finance ministry says the country's foreign currency reserves dropped by almost 10 percent in dollar terms in February after the government sought to fill a hole in the state budget, where revenues have suffered due to low oil prices.... 3/3/2015 10:52 AM

Turkey: Notice on military maneuvers in Aegean was a mistake
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey says a recent notice seeking to reserve a large swath of airspace over the Aegean Sea for military maneuvers was issued by mistake and then canceled.... 3/3/2015 10:51 AM

NKorea: US-South Korea drills 'unprecedentedly provocative'
BERLIN (AP) -- North Korea's foreign minister is telling an international disarmament conference that the current round of U.S.-South Korean military drills is "unprecedentedly provocative."... 3/3/2015 10:43 AM

Kerry working on Iran nuke deal, Netanyahu to criticize it
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) -- Top U.S. and Israeli officials are spending the day focusing on an emerging nuclear deal with Iran, but from opposite corners. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wants to bridge differences with Tehran while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to criticize the pact before Congress.... 3/3/2015 10:40 AM

Yemen's leader suggests Riyadh for dialogue with rebels
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's president on Tuesday offered the Saudi capital Riyadh as a possible venue for the resumption of U.N.-sponsored talks with Shiite rebels who have seized Yemen's own capital Sanaa.... 3/3/2015 10:38 AM

Bus carrying China opera troupe falls off cliff, killing 20
BEIJING (AP) -- A bus carrying an opera troupe fell off a cliff in central China on Tuesday, killing 20 people and injuring 13, state media reported.... 3/3/2015 10:36 AM

New Delhi gang-rapist: She shouldn't have fought back
NEW DELHI (AP) -- One of the men convicted of raping and killing a woman in a brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus said in a TV documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have been killed.... 3/3/2015 10:36 AM

Tapes surface of 'Jihadi John' talking about UK scrutiny
LONDON (AP) -- Audio tapes have surfaced in which a man identified as "Jihadi John" complains about scrutiny from British intelligence services.... 3/3/2015 10:35 AM

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