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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 4:30 PM

French broadcaster rebuked for 'Jewish influence' question
PARIS (AP) -- France's audiovisual watchdog has reprimanded a cable-TV network and its sister radio station over a journalist's question to a guest whether he believed the prime minister was "under Jewish influence."... 3/6/2015 4:20 PM

Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Several thousand people stormed a prison in northeastern India, where they dragged away a man accused of rape and then lynched him, police said Friday.... 3/6/2015 4:19 PM

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

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

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