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  • Former Israeli Premier Olmert convicted in corruption case
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 2:32 am
    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.
  • Airstrikes shake Yemen's capital as Shiite rebels push south
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 2:24 am
    A series of airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition have shaken Yemen's capital into the early morning amid the group's campaign against Shiite rebels and their allies.
  • South Korean firm named sole bidder for big fighter jet deal
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 2:20 am
    South Korea chose a state-run aircraft maker on Monday as the sole preferred bidder for a contract to develop a midlevel fighter jet with the help of Lockheed Martin Corp. in the country's biggest-ever weapons development project.
  • Flood alerts issued in Kashmir as rivers cross danger mark
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 2:16 am
    Hundreds of Kashmiris in both India and Pakistan moved to higher ground Monday as rain-swollen rivers swamped parts of the disputed Himalayan region placed under an emergency flood alert just six months after some 600 people died in flooding that left the region in shambles.
  • Wild rhino enters Nepal city, killing 1 and injuring several
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 2:12 am
    A wild rhino has entered a city in southern Nepal, killing a woman and injuring several other people.
  • Campaign begins for most unpredictable election in decades
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 2:04 am
    Britain's prime minister David Cameron is paying a farewell visit to Queen Elizabeth II as the country begins formal campaigning for an election seen as the most unpredictable in decades.
  • Investigators focus on German co-pilot's mental state
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 2:04 am
    A French police official says European investigators are focusing on the psychological state of the 27-year-old German co-pilot who deliberately smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.
  • Iran nuclear talks at crunch time
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 2:00 am
    Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program entered a critical phase on Monday with differences still remaining less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.
  • A look at former Israeli Premier Ehud Olmert's career
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 1:56 am
    An Israeli court has found former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert guilty on charges of fraud and breach of trust in a case involving allegations he accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from an American supporter.
  • Bangladesh police say blogger hacked to death in capital
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 1:48 am
    A blogger was hacked to death by three men in Bangladesh's capital on Monday, with two of the suspected attackers caught near the scene, police said.
  • US treasury secretary presses Beijing on technology curbs
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 1:44 am
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday he pressed Chinese leaders over proposed curbs on the use of foreign security products by banks and other restrictions on access to China's technology market.
  • Syrian president says IS is expanding despite airstrikes
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 1:40 am
    Syrian President Bashar Assad says the Islamic State group has been expanding since a U.S.-led coalition began its airstrikes on the group in Iraq and Syria last year.
  • AP chief: Killing of journalists should be a war crime
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 1:28 am
    The president and CEO of The Associated Press called Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage.
  • Hope, fear as Nigerians await results of presidential vote
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 1:20 am
    Nigerians are waiting in hope and fear for results of the most tightly contested presidential election in the nation's turbulent history. Collation of results starts at noon (1100 GMT). Results are expected later Monday.
  • France's far-right fails to win a council in local voting
    Associated Press | March 30, 2015 1:16 am
    France's far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen says she was satisfied with her party's performance in local council elections, though it won just 62 of the 4,108 seats at stake.
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