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  • Boko Haram kills 39, legislator, disrupting Nigeria election
    Associated Press | March 28, 2015 3:05 pm
    Witnesses and officials say Boko Haram extremists killed 39 people, including a legislator, in northeastern Nigeria, disrupting the country's presidential election.
  • Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city
    Associated Press | March 28, 2015 2:09 pm
    Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad whose forces rapidly collapsed after four days of heavy fighting, opposition activists and the extremist group said.
  • 4 killed while trying to recover gasoline after Mexico crash
    Associated Press | March 28, 2015 1:54 pm
    An attempt to take gasoline from a crashed tanker truck led to four deaths and 26 injuries when the vehicle exploded, Mexican officials said Saturday.
  • Questions and answers about the Arab peacekeeping force
    Associated Press | March 28, 2015 1:48 pm
    Arab League member states have agreed in principle to form a joint inter-Arab military peacekeeping force. While details of how such a force would actually operate remain thin, the agreement is a telling 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. Here's a look at some of the questions surrounding the plan:
  • Afghan court sentences AP journalist's killer to 20 years
    Associated Press | March 28, 2015 1:40 pm
    Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country's attorney general on Saturday.
  • Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour
    Associated Press | March 28, 2015 1:33 pm
    The Eiffel Tower has gone dark briefly, with lights going out to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change.
  • Crash victim's father calls for more focus on pilot welfare
    Associated Press | March 28, 2015 1:05 pm
    The father of one of the victims of this week's plane crash in the French Alps called Saturday for airlines to take greater care over pilots' welfare.
  • Yemen's president calls Shiite rebels 'puppets of Iran'
    Associated Press | March 28, 2015 1:04 pm
    Yemen's embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "puppets of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender.
  • US State Dept: Difficult work remains on Iran nuke talks
    Associated Press | March 28, 2015 12:17 pm
    Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program grew frantic on Saturday amid signs of discord, with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran's top diplomat ahead of an end-of-March deadline for a preliminary deal.
  • Official: Al-Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends, 24 dead
    Associated Press | March 28, 2015 12:14 pm
    Blood spattered utensils, bullet-pocked walls and overturned chairs mark the reception area of a prominent hotel in the Somali capital following an attack by Islamic extremists that killed at least 24, including six attackers.
  • French woman wounded in Tunisia museum attack dies
    Associated Press | March 28, 2015 11:32 am
    The French president's office says that a fourth French citizen, seriously injured in the March 18 attack on Tunisia's National Bardo Museum, has died, bringing the total number of victims to 22.
  • Guinea deploys police as Sierra Leoneans flee Ebola lockdown
    Associated Press | March 28, 2015 11:05 am
    Guinea has deployed security forces to the country's southwest in response to reports that Sierra Leoneans are crossing the border to flee an Ebola lockdown intended to stamp out the deadly disease, an official said Saturday.
  • Things to know about Nigeria's 2 front-runners in vote
    Associated Press | March 28, 2015 11:00 am
    Nigeria's presidential election is a very tight race that many analysts say is too close to call. Here's a look at the two front-runners in the race.
  • Kenya president suspends 4 ministers for alleged corruption
    Associated Press | March 28, 2015 9:28 am
    Kenya's president has suspended four cabinet secretaries and 17 other senior officials to facilitate investigations into allegations of corruption.
  • Things to know about Nigeria, as country votes for president
    Associated Press | March 28, 2015 9:14 am
    Nigeria is holding a crucial election which experts say is too close to call. Here's a look at Africa's most populous country and its biggest economy.