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BBC exec 'sickened' at phone hacking by UK's Mirror tabloids
LONDON (AP) -- A senior BBC executive said Friday that he felt "invaded and sickened" by the revelation that his phone was hacked repeatedly by staff at Britain's Mirror Group newspapers.... 3/6/2015 4:08 PM

Lakeside communities in Chad live in fear of Boko Haram
N'GOUBOUA, Chad (AP) -- The Boko Haram militants attacked N'gouboua before dawn, marking the first time the Nigerian extremist group had hit a town inside Chad. Crying "Allahu akbar" or God is Great into the pre-dawn darkness, they opened fire indiscriminately and burned scores of mud-brick houses with gasoline, killing at least eight civilians and two security officers.... 3/6/2015 4:04 PM

Frenchman on trial for helping girl, 14, seeking to join IS
PARIS (AP) -- The French girl knew him as "Tony Toxiko" - an Islamic State recruiter who first used Facebook to cajole her into joining him in Syria, then brusquely called to force the issue: Come to me or risk damnation. She was 14.... 3/6/2015 3:51 PM

Pair in alleged Halifax mall murder plot get new court date
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) -- An American woman and a Canadian man accused of plotting to open fire in a Halifax shopping mall will return to court on April 10 to set a date for a preliminary hearing.... 3/6/2015 3:47 PM

IS group erasing history, culture in Syria, Iraq
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group's destruction of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq is part of a systematic campaign to destroy archaeological sites it says promote apostasy.... 3/6/2015 3:47 PM

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 3:42 PM

Dutch investigating old soap for traces of Holocaust victims
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Dutch police have sent two pieces of soap purportedly dating back to World War II for forensic tests to establish if they contain human remains - possibly of Jews murdered in the Holocaust.... 3/6/2015 3:34 PM

UN says it has not received any Ukraine peacekeeping request
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. political chief says Ukraine still hasn't submitted a formal request for a U.N. peacekeeping force to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russian-backed separatists.... 3/6/2015 3:32 PM

Kremlin critic Navalny released after 15 days in custody
MOSCOW (AP) -- Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was released Friday after spending 15 days in custody and vowed that he and his supporters will not be intimidated by the slaying of a top Kremlin critic.... 3/6/2015 3:21 PM

Silence in Egypt over police abuses amid "war on terror"
CAIRO (AP) -- Three men killed in a single day in the Egyptian capital, their deaths united by one common factor: Each was killed by police.... 3/6/2015 3:21 PM

AP PHOTOS: India celebrates spring with festival of colors
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Holi, India's joyful and colorful celebration of the arrival of spring combined with several religious legends, has long ceased to be only a Hindu festival.... 3/6/2015 3:19 PM

'Eurabia' fears rise after terror strikes: Myth or reality?
BERLIN (AP) -- The headlines would suggest Europe is under siege: Thousands of Germans march against the continent's "Islamization." French readers flock to read a novel about a Muslim president who imposes Sharia law on their country. Commentators warn darkly about an encroaching age of "Eurabia" in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.... 3/6/2015 3:15 PM

EU considers sending officers abroad to assess migrant needs
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is weighing whether to send immigration officers abroad to assess the needs of would-be migrants as increasing numbers of people try to reach the EU illegally.... 3/6/2015 3:15 PM

German singer wins ticket to Eurovision, declines to go
BERLIN (AP) -- Andreas Kuemmert got handed what many musicians would consider a dream ticket, winning the popular vote to represent Germany at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.... 3/6/2015 3:04 PM

German court gives man 6-year sentence over PKK role
BERLIN (AP) -- A German court has convicted a man of terrorism charges and sentenced him to six years in prison after finding he ran the finances in Europe of the banned Kurdistan Worker's Party, or PKK.... 3/6/2015 2:57 PM

South African woman accused of kidnapping baby gets bail
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A South African woman who allegedly kidnapped a baby from a hospital and raised her for 17 years was released on bail Friday.... 3/6/2015 2:53 PM

Greek ultra-right lawmaker on trial over TV talk show slap
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A lawmaker from a Nazi-inspired Greek party, who achieved notoriety for assaulting two female left-wing colleagues during a live TV talk show, has gone on trial over the incident.... 3/6/2015 2:51 PM

Imprisoned Ukrainian ready to end hunger strike, lawyers say
MOSCOW (AP) -- Lawyers for a Ukrainian military officer imprisoned in Russia say she's ready to end her nearly three-month hunger strike if she's offered a balanced diet.... 3/6/2015 2:50 PM

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 2:40 PM

Bach: IOC doesn't always agree with host country politics
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The International Olympic Committee does not necessarily condone the political or legal systems in countries that it selects to host the games, IOC President Thomas Bach said.... 3/6/2015 2:29 PM

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