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Roadside bomb kills 7 Afghans in eastern province
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A deputy official says a roadside bombing in a remote province in eastern Afghanistan has killed seven people, all members of the same family.... 3/31/2015 5:38 AM

Japan extends sanctions against NKorea for 2 more years
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan plans to extend its sanctions against North Korea for two more years when they expire April 13 after failing to get promised updates on an investigation into kidnappings of Japanese citizens decades ago, the government spokesman said Tuesday.... 3/31/2015 5:33 AM

Solar-powered plane lands in China on round-the-world flight
BEIJING (AP) -- A groundbreaking solar-powered plane successfully flew from Myanmar to central China early Tuesday as part of an historic round-the-world journey promoting renewable energy use.... 3/31/2015 5:26 AM

Japan: Not currently planning to join China-led bank
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan has no plan as of now to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, its government spokesman said Tuesday.... 3/31/2015 5:08 AM

Malaysian fishmonger to hang for killing 2 British students
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- A Malaysian court has sentenced a fishmonger to death for killing two British medical students last year on Borneo island.... 3/31/2015 5:08 AM

21 killed when bus goes off cliff in Peruvian Andes
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Authorities say 21 people were killed and 38 seriously injured when a bus veered off the road and plunged into a ravine in Peru's southeastern Andes Mountains.... 3/31/2015 5:08 AM

China evacuates 571 from Yemen, suspends anti-piracy patrols
BEIJING (AP) -- China said Tuesday that it had evacuated more than 500 of its citizens from Yemen amid the growing violence in the Middle Eastern country.... 3/31/2015 4:28 AM

US treasury secretary presses Beijing on technology curbs
BEIJING (AP) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew pressed Chinese leaders to suspend proposed curbs on foreign security technology and said a Beijing-led regional bank should work in partnership with existing institutions.... 3/31/2015 3:38 AM

Asian stocks gain on economic data, China stimulus hopes
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets climbed Tuesday, boosted by positive economic data from major economies and hopes for stimulus in China.... 3/31/2015 3:17 AM

Mexico double-transplant patient gets US humanitarian pass
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave a 90-day humanitarian pass to a 20-year-old Mexican man seeking a double heart and liver transplant, his mother said Monday.... 3/31/2015 2:40 AM

German co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) -- How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people? That's the question being asked after officials confirmed Monday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz received lengthy psychotherapy before receiving his pilot's license.... 3/31/2015 1:22 AM

Brazil's ex-President Cardoso to defend jailed Venezuelans
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso will form part of a team defending two jailed opposition leaders in Venezuela.... 3/31/2015 1:10 AM

Canada approves extension and expansion of IS mission
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's Parliament has approved a one-year extension of military mission against the Islamic State group that includes airstrikes on targets in Syria.... 3/31/2015 12:54 AM

Cliffhanger in early returns from Nigeria presidential vote
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- In a cliffhanger of an election, early returns Monday night from half the states showed Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari almost even. The U.S. and Britain warned of "disturbing indications" that the tally could be subject to political interference.... 3/31/2015 12:38 AM

New Maldives law strips ex-president of party membership
MALE, Maldives (AP) -- The Maldives' Parliament passed a law Monday that strips people serving prison sentences of their political party memberships, a rule critics say is designed to oust jailed former President Mohamed Nasheed from politics.... 3/31/2015 12:13 AM

Thai junta chief may force safety reforms in aviation sector
BANGKOK (AP) -- The head of Thailand's ruling junta may use extraordinary constitutional powers to expedite safety improvements in the aviation sector, which is facing international sanctions, the country's transport minister said Monday.... 3/31/2015 12:11 AM

Muslim family carves chair for Pope Francis' Bosnia visit
ZAVIDOVICI, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Salem Hajdarovac says he didn't sleep for a week when he heard his workshop had been granted the honor of carving a special chair that Pope Francis will sit on during his visit to Bosnia.... 3/30/2015 10:15 PM

Saudi-led forces strike Yemen rebels, blockade ports
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi-led naval forces imposed a blockade on Yemen's ports as coalition airstrikes on Monday repelled an advance on the southern port city of Aden by Shiite rebels and forces loyal to a former president, in what appeared to be the most intense day of fighting since the air campaign began five days ago.... 3/30/2015 9:35 PM

Mexican growers offer 15 pct in Baja farm strike
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Export-oriented commercial farms in Mexico's Baja California state say they have offered farm workers a 15-percent wage increase to end a two-week-old strike.... 3/30/2015 9:23 PM

Prosecutors probe Moldova ex-president's son for corruption
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors have questioned the son of a former Moldovan president after they searched his home on suspicion of corruption-related charges.... 3/30/2015 9:04 PM



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