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Emirates forges special relationship with el-Sissi's Egypt
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- This small Gulf nation, known for its soaring skyscrapers and mercantile bent, is making itself into the most stalwart ally of the Arab world's biggest country.... 3/6/2015 6:42 AM

Higher food prices, typhoon worsen poverty in Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Officials say poverty worsened in the Philippines in the first half of 2014 due to a rapid rise in food prices and the lingering effects of a killer typhoon... 3/6/2015 6:17 AM

Security questioned in probe of attack on US envoy to Seoul
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Police on Friday investigated the motives of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. ambassador to South Korea as questions turned to whether security was neglected.... 3/6/2015 5:54 AM

Myanmar police crack down on protesters for third day
LETPADAN, Myanmar (AP) -- Police cracked down on student protesters opposing Myanmar's new education law Friday, roughly grabbing demonstrators and loading them onto trucks in the third such clampdown in as many days.... 3/6/2015 5:12 AM

Head of UN Women: No country has reached gender equality
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The head of the U.N. agency promoting equality for women is lamenting that a girl born today will be an 81-year-old grandmother before she has the same chance as a man to be CEO of a company - and she will have to wait until she's 50-years-old to have an equal chance to lead a country.... 3/6/2015 5:12 AM

Russian priest feels closer to God in serenity of Antarctica
KING GEORGE ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) -- Sophrony Kirilov pulls hard on the strings of the heavy Russian bells from inside the world's southernmost Eastern Orthodox church, calling to Mass anybody wanting to pray on this remote Antarctic island.... 3/6/2015 5:04 AM

Knife attack at China train station leaves 9 injured
BEIJING (AP) -- At least two assailants armed with knives attacked people at a train station in southern China on Friday, injuring nine, and police fatally shot one of the suspects, officials said.... 3/6/2015 4:11 AM

Ex-crew recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship
TOKYO (AP) -- A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II said Thursday he recognized photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.... 3/6/2015 4:07 AM

Asia stocks gain after ECB upgrades growth ahead of US jobs
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets were higher on Friday as investor sentiment was boosted by the European Central Bank's growth forecast upgrade and expectations for a solid increase in U.S. employment.... 3/6/2015 3:03 AM

Thai court sentences 'Red Shirts' to jail for 2009 rioting
BANGKOK (AP) -- A Thai court has sentenced 15 members of the "Red Shirt" political movement to four years in prison for inciting rioting that disrupted an important regional conference in 2009, a lawyer said.... 3/6/2015 2:53 AM

Iraq says Islamic State militants 'bulldozed' ancient site
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the renowned archaeological site of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday using heavy military vehicles, the government said.... 3/6/2015 1:59 AM

Amid crisis, Venezuelans remember Chavez 2 years after death
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Early morning fireworks burst over Venezuela's capital Thursday for a commemoration of Hugo Chavez on the second anniversary of his death, even as economic crisis threatens to undo his legacy of lifting many out of poverty.... 3/6/2015 1:19 AM

Turkish minister urges fight against extremists in Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The world never had a plan to end the worsening Syrian conflict, Turkey's prime minister said Thursday.... 3/6/2015 12:38 AM

Mexico: Troops kill 4 in gunbattle near border with Texas
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Security officials in the northeast Mexico state of Tamaulipas say they have killed four gunmen in a town near the U.S. border.... 3/6/2015 12:31 AM

Suriname tribes present gov't with forest conservation plan
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Members of indigenous tribes in Suriname presented lawmakers with an ambitious proposal Thursday urging them to conserve roughly half of the sparsely populated country with a sprawling rainforest hinterland.... 3/5/2015 11:02 PM

Ex-wife of Argentine prosecutor says he was killed
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The former wife of a prosecutor whose mysterious death has rocked Argentina said Thursday a team of experts she hired concluded that her former husband was killed and his body moved to the bathroom where he was found dead.... 3/5/2015 10:58 PM

US draft urges UN to condemn use of chlorine in Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States has circulated a draft resolution in the U.N. Security Council that condemns the use of toxic chemicals such as chlorine in Syria without assigning blame, while threatening militarily enforced action in the case of further violations. The council will vote on it Friday morning.... 3/5/2015 10:54 PM

Bolivia minister: Ex-police chief protected traffickers
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- Bolivia's interior minister said Thursday that a retired police general jailed for allegedly enriching himself from the illegal cocaine trade had offered protection to foreign traffickers while in the job.... 3/5/2015 10:43 PM

Netanyahu's Iran speech gains tacit support in Saudi Arabia
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fiery speech this week before the U.S. Congress, in which he argued against an emerging nuclear deal with Iran, has received tacit support from an unlikely quarter -- Saudi Arabia.... 3/5/2015 9:57 PM

Suspended Supreme Court judge in Panama sentenced to prison
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- A three-member judicial panel sentenced a suspended Panamanian Supreme Court justice to five years in prison for unjustified enrichment in an unusual case of corruption that captured this Central American nation's attention.... 3/5/2015 9:56 PM



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