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Germany hunts for co-pilot motive amid depression reports
BERLIN (AP) -- Police have searched the homes of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in two German cities in search of an explanation for why he may have crashed a passenger plane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board.... 3/27/2015 9:02 AM

Saudi airstrikes in Yemen target rebel stronghold in north
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Airstrikes and explosions are rocking Yemen's capital of Sanaa and key military installations held by the country's Shiite rebels, as a bombing campaign launched by Saudi Arabia and its allies stretched into its second day.... 3/27/2015 8:47 AM

Russian military TV station offers job to Jeremy Clarkson
MOSCOW (AP) -- A television station owned by the Russian defense ministry is offering a job to former "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson.... 3/27/2015 8:41 AM

Agency: 4,000 fishermen stranded on some Indonesian islands
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- An estimated 4,000 foreign fishermen are stranded on a number of remote islands in eastern Indonesia, including men revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved, an aid group said.... 3/27/2015 8:12 AM

AP Exclusive: Iran may run centrifuges at fortified site
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press.... 3/27/2015 7:56 AM

Police say 10 dead in stampede in Bangladesh
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- At least 10 people were killed and dozens more injured Friday in a stampede during a Hindu religious gathering in Bangladesh, police said.... 3/27/2015 7:22 AM

Taliban attacks in Pakistan kill 5 police officers, wound 10
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- The Pakistani Taliban killed five police officers in a rocket attack in country's southwest, authorities and a Taliban spokesman said Friday. Another Taliban attack on a police bus in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi left 10 people wounded.... 3/27/2015 7:20 AM

Brit braves Antarctic waters in Speedos in conservation push
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- During one swim, Lewis Pugh saw his support boat crew screaming at him just before they hauled him from the water as a sea lion bore down on him. During another, the air temperature dropped so far below freezing that a wave broke over the crew and froze solid.... 3/27/2015 6:52 AM

Thai junta leader: I'll fight forced labor in fish industry
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets.... 3/27/2015 6:45 AM

Iraqi Sunni tribe wages costly battle against IS group
DULUIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- The consequences of the al-Jabouri tribe's decision to ally with Iraq's Shiite-led government against their fellow Sunnis in the Islamic State group are etched on row after row of gravestones in this palm-shaded town by the Tigris River.... 3/27/2015 6:29 AM

Arabs inch closer to old dream of joint Arab force
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) -- Arab leaders meeting this weekend in this Egyptian Red Sea resort are moving closer than ever to creating a joint Arab military force, a sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots, whether against Islamic militants or spreading Iranian power.... 3/27/2015 6:26 AM

Yemen weighs on Asian shares, data highlights Japan doldrums
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian shares were lackluster Friday as the conflict in Yemen ripped through the Middle East and Japanese data showed the world's No. 3 economy is still in the doldrums.... 3/27/2015 6:24 AM

Thai junta leader to fight forced labor in fish industry
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets.... 3/27/2015 5:39 AM

Singapore urges restraint as Lee mourners queue for 10 hours
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Singaporeans hoping for a glimpse of long-time leader Lee Kuan Yew's coffin are being urged to stay away from the sprawling queue as waiting times reach 10 hours.... 3/27/2015 5:25 AM

Myanmar army commander pledges successful elections
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's powerful military commander pledged Friday to work to support successful elections in November, calling it "an important landmark for democracy implementation," and warned that the army will not tolerate instability or armed threats.... 3/27/2015 5:08 AM

Chinese NGO considering legal action over police raid
BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese anti-discrimination civic group said Friday it is considering legal action over a police raid on the group's offices that was apparently prompted by its advocacy for five women's rights activists whose detentions have drawn international scrutiny.... 3/27/2015 4:50 AM

Seoul urges Pyongyang to release 2 South Korean detainees
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea on Friday urged North Korea to immediately release two of its citizens detained in the country over alleged espionage, the latest in a series of arrests in the North of foreign nationals.... 3/27/2015 4:49 AM

Critters found in Antarctic ice shows how tenacious life is
DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) -- Deep below the ice, far from the playful penguins and other animals that bring tourists to Antarctica, is a cold and barren world that by all indications should be completely void of life.... 3/27/2015 4:14 AM

Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job
MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) -- Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany.... 3/27/2015 2:31 AM

Mexico march marks 6 months since 43 students disappeared
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Parents of 43 missing students marked the six-month anniversary of their disappearance with a march of a few thousand supporters Thursday, urging fellow Mexicans not to abandon them but drawing far smaller numbers than rallies last year.... 3/27/2015 2:13 AM

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