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With Lee's passing, Mahathir is last of SE Asia's old guards
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Two of Asia's best-known strongmen, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, had much in common - a streak of authoritarianism, little tolerance for dissent and vision that changed the face of their countries.... 3/30/2015 7:52 AM

14 killed in car crash in Egypt's southern Sohag province
SOHAG, Egypt (AP) -- A senior Egyptian security official says 14 people have been killed and seven injured in a car crash involving three vehicles in the southern province of Sohag.... 3/30/2015 7:47 AM

US treasury secretary presses Beijing on technology curbs
BEIJING (AP) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says he is pressing Chinese authorities over proposed curbs on use of foreign security technology during meetings in Beijing.... 3/30/2015 7:43 AM

Flood alerts issued in Kashmir as rivers cross danger mark
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Authorities in Kashmir issued alerts and asked people to move to higher ground Monday after heavy rain flooded several parts of the Himalayan region.... 3/30/2015 7:39 AM

Iran nuclear talks at crunch time
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program are entering a critical phase with differences still remaining just two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.... 3/30/2015 7:31 AM

Former Israeli premier Olmert found guilty in bribery case
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was found guilty Monday of accepting bribes in a retrial of corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.... 3/30/2015 7:22 AM

AP chief: Killing of journalists should be a war crime
HONG KONG (AP) -- The president and CEO of The Associated Press has called for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage.... 3/30/2015 7:07 AM

Asian stocks mostly higher after Yellen rate rise remarks
HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday as investors digested Fed chief Janet Yellen's comments signaling U.S. interest rates were expected to rise sometime this year but when they did they would do so gradually. Chinese stocks soared on hopes for more economic stimulus measures.... 3/30/2015 7:03 AM

Morocco confronts abortion taboo with proposed reform
CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) -- It was just 7 a.m. and Hoda was walking alone to a clinic in the Moroccan coastal city of Agadir. She skipped breakfast: the Senegalese doctor had told her that the abortion would be better done on an empty stomach.... 3/30/2015 6:48 AM

Spain: 3 generations, all named Emma, die in France crash
SANT CUGAT DEL VALLES, Spain (AP) -- From a lush suburban valley near bustling Barcelona, three generations of a well-heeled family set off last week for a fun trip to Manchester, England: 12-year-old Emma Solera Pardo, her mother Emma Pardo Vidal, and grandmother Emma Vidal Bardan.... 3/30/2015 6:32 AM

A look at former Israeli Premier Ehud Olmert's career
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli court has found former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert guilty on charges of fraud and breach of trust in a case involving allegations he accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from an American supporter.... 3/30/2015 6:29 AM

11 killed as bus plunges into gorge in eastern India
PATNA, India (AP) -- Police say at least 11 people were killed when a bus veered off a mountain road and plunged into a gorge in eastern India.... 3/30/2015 6:19 AM


JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert found guilty in retrial on corruption charges.... 3/30/2015 5:41 AM

Evo Morales' party loses La Paz in Bolivian elections
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- President Evo Morales' governing party suffered its most serious setback of nearly a decade in power in local and regional elections Sunday, according to unofficial results.... 3/30/2015 5:18 AM

Australia mandates at least 2 people stay in cockpits
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia on Monday responded to the Germanwings air disaster by mandating that at least two crew members be present at all times in cockpits of larger domestic and international airliners.... 3/30/2015 5:02 AM

Teen libertarian is face of Brazil's young free-market right
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Microphone in hand and standing atop the sound truck, the raspy-voiced protest leader jabbed his finger into the air shouting for the ouster of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, igniting wild cheers from the crowd below him.... 3/30/2015 4:32 AM

China evacuating from Yemen, suspending anti-piracy patrols
BEIJING (AP) -- China is evacuating its citizens from Yemen and suspending anti-piracy patrols in the area amid the growing violence in the Middle Eastern country.... 3/30/2015 3:37 AM

Small tsunami generated in Pacific after earthquake
SYDNEY (AP) -- A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, generating a small tsunami and frightening locals near the epicenter, but prompting no reports of damage or injuries.... 3/30/2015 3:31 AM

Hometown pastor says community stands by co-pilot, family
MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) -- The pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz's hometown said Sunday that the community stands by him and his family, despite the fact that prosecutors blame the 27-year-old co-pilot for causing the plane crash that killed 150 people in southern France.... 3/30/2015 2:25 AM

Arab League unveils joint military force amid Yemen crisis
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) -- A two-day Arab summit ended Sunday with a vow to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen and the formal unveiling of plans to form a joint Arab intervention force, setting the stage for a potentially dangerous clash between U.S.-allied Arab states and Tehran over influence in the region.... 3/30/2015 2:05 AM



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