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Kremlin critic Navalny released after 15 days in custody
MOSCOW (AP) -- Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny has been released after spending 15 days in custody for handing out leaflets in the subway.... 3/6/2015 9:15 AM

Sri Lanka suspends work on China-backed resort
BEIJING (AP) -- China says Sri Lanka is suspending work on a Chinese-backed resort as part of a reevaluation of the island's ties to Beijing under its new president.... 3/6/2015 9:11 AM

Israel police: Palestinian rams car into people, injures 5
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say a suspected Palestinian motorist has rammed his car into five people near a Jerusalem police station, injuring five, before he was shot and wounded by a security guard.... 3/6/2015 9:00 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police: Palestinian rams car into people near Jerusalem police station, injures 5.... 3/6/2015 8:51 AM

Witness in Russian politician's slaying gets death threats
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Authorities in Ukraine say the sole witness in the killing in Moscow of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has received death threats since returning to her family home in Ukraine.... 3/6/2015 8:50 AM

Security questioned in probe of attack on US envoy to Seoul
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Police on Friday investigated the motive 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 8:44 AM

Al-Qaida's Syria branch confirms death of field commander
BEIRUT (AP) -- Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate is confirming that its top field commander has been killed in an airstrike.... 3/6/2015 8:40 AM

Xi carries on China's tradition of political slogans
BEIJING (AP) -- Political slogans have been a mainstay of Chinese life dating back to Mao Zedong, the founder of the People's Republic.... 3/6/2015 8:40 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 8:25 AM

Items Flight 370 missing left behind full of meaning for kin
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Lee Khim Fatt doesn't sleep in his bed anymore. Instead, he sleeps on the floor next to it. "It doesn't feel the same, doesn't feel right sleeping on the mattress without her beside me," he said.... 3/6/2015 8:23 AM

Iraqi forces push toward Tikrit in battle against IS
BAGHDAD (AP) -- An Iraqi provincial governor says Iraqi forces are pushing their offensive against the Islamic State group and expect to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit soon.... 3/6/2015 8:18 AM

As world moves on, MH370 families find solace in each other
NANJING, China (AP) -- For the past year, Wang Zheng has been avoiding one place: the modest apartment where his parents had been living for more than 20 years in downtown Nanjing until they vanished along with the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.... 3/6/2015 8:10 AM

Higher food prices, typhoon worsen poverty in Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Poverty worsened in the Philippines in the first half of 2014 due to government restrictions on rice imports and the lingering effects of a killer typhoon, an official said Friday.... 3/6/2015 7:48 AM

Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A mob stormed a prison in northeastern India, dragged away and lynched a man accused of rape, police said Friday.... 3/6/2015 7:46 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 7:16 AM

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

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

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

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