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Video reports conflict in probe of Putin critic's slaying

March 2, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Conflicting reports emerged Monday about the availability of possible surveillance footage showing the slaying of Boris Nemtsov, a fierce Kremlin critic gunned down in Moscow, as to... more »»

Namibian president wins African leadership prize

March 2, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the 2014 Ibrahim Prize for African leadership, the first African leader deemed worthy of the honor since 2011. more »»

Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

March 2, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Backed by allied Shiite, Sunni and Iranian fighters, Iraqi security forces launched a large-scale military operation Monday to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic... more »»

Israel says it busted Gaza smuggling ring helping Hamas

March 2, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said on Monday it has busted an Israeli-Palestinian smuggling ring that funneled iron, electronic equipment and other prohibited materials to Gaza, bypassing Israel's... more »»

'Jihadi John' was hardworking student, says former principal

March 2, 2015

LONDON (AP) — The man who became the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" was a relatively hardworking student who showed no signs of being radicalized, his former school principal said... more »»

Britain's Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China

March 2, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Prince William presented China's president with an invitation from the queen for him to visit Britain this year, as the prince on Monday began the first official trip to mainland... more »»

Ukraine's leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east

March 2, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president signed a decree Monday opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are... more »»

Iraq state TV: Operation to retake Tikrit begins

March 2, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces on Monday began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State... more »»

Afghan army takes on Taliban in first solo offensive

March 2, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan army is waging its largest-ever solo offensive against the Taliban, hoping to strike a decisive blow ahead of the spring fighting season and prove it can rout... more »»

Iraq's Tikrit: A Sunni bastion on the road to Mosul

March 2, 2015

The offensive launched Monday by Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militias and Sunni tribal fighters is aimed at capturing Tikrit, a Sunni city 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad that was... more »»

Small SUVs, pricey sports cars to dominate Geneva auto show

March 2, 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things at this year's Geneva International Motor Show. more »»

UN rights office: Death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000

March 2, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — More than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago that has led to a "merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure,"... more »»

Tourism thrives in Malaysia despite association with tragedy

March 2, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. more »»

UN report: Libya's flow of weapons needs tighter controls

March 2, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. more »»

Uganda: Victims back leniency for LRA chief but trial awaits

March 2, 2015

BARLONYO, Uganda (AP) — This is the horror that Silveria Okweny is willing to forgive:

On Feb. more »»

Estonia's ruling pro-Western Reform Party wins election

March 2, 2015

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia's ruling Reform Party has emerged as the overall winner in the Baltic country's general election dominated by economic issues and security concerns over Russia's... more »»

Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

March 2, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more... more »»

Party of Lesotho's prime minister ahead in election results

March 1, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The party of Lesotho's prime minister on Sunday led in initial results from an election in the mountain kingdom, which held an early vote in an attempt to overcome tension... more »»

AP Essay: 'Jihadi John' won't have the same impact unmasked

March 1, 2015

LONDON (AP) — As "Jihadi John," he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in... more »»

30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe

March 1, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow... more »»

Iraqi premier gives ultimatum ahead of hinted Tikrit attack

March 1, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister called on Sunni tribal fighters to abandon the Islamic State group Sunday, ahead of a promised offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the... more »»



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