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Myanmar cracks down on education protest at Yangon pagoda
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Police have cracked down on students and other activists opposing Myanmar's new education law, charging protesters with batons and dragging them into trucks at a landmark pagoda in the heart of the old capital, Yangon.... 3/5/2015 11:09 AM

Activists: Syrian barrel bombs kill at least 10 in Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say government helicopter gunships have dropped bombs on the Syrian city of Aleppo, killing at least 10 people and wounding many others.... 3/5/2015 11:07 AM

Czechs honor 8 killed in shooting in southeastern town
PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech Republic is honoring the victims of last week's deadly shooting attack in a small town restaurant.... 3/5/2015 11:07 AM

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

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