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  • Britain's Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 1:20 am
    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 China by a senior British royal in a generation.
  • US drone kills 2 suspected al-Qaida militants in Yemen
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 12:24 am
    Tribesmen and witnesses say a US drone strike killed two suspected al-Qaida militants in southern Yemen.
  • UN rights office: Death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 12:04 am
    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," the U.N. human rights office said Monday.
  • Chinese shoppers latest target of Hong Kong protest anger
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 11:44 pm
    Hong Kong police arrested nearly three dozen people Sunday after scuffles broke out in the latest protest against the growing influx of mainland Chinese shoppers.
  • Australia bans travel to Iraqi city of Mosul under new law
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 11:32 pm
    The Iraqi city of Mosul, which is held by Islamic State movement fighters, on Monday became the second terrorist hot-spot to be declared off-limits to Australians under new counterterrorism laws aimed deterring foreign fighters.
  • Russian opposition leader asks for early release
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 11:24 pm
    Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has requested to be released early from prison so he can attend the funeral of slain opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.
  • Tourism thrives in Malaysia despite association with tragedy
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 11:08 pm
    Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn't hurt the country's tourism, and the higher visibility may even have helped: visitor numbers had their strongest growth in years.
  • UN report: Libya's flow of weapons needs tighter controls
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 10:48 pm
    A new U.N. report says Libya's ability to prevent the flow of weapons into and out of the chaotic country is "almost nonexistent," and it calls for the tightening of an arms embargo that the government says must be loosened so it can defend itself.
  • Kerry set to defend Israel before UN rights panel
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 10:36 pm
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Geneva where he is to deliver a vigorous defense of Israel before a U.N. body that Washington deems biased against the Jewish state.
  • Seoul: North Korea test fires 2 short-range missiles
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 9:04 pm
    North Korea on Monday fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and warned of "merciless strikes" against its enemies as allies Seoul and Washington launched annual military drills Pyongyang claims are preparation for a northward invasion.
  • Canadian gets 7 years in jail in Nepal for child sex abuse
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 8:28 pm
    A Canadian tourist with several previous child sex convictions has been sentenced to seven years in prison in Nepal for sexually abusing a minor boy, the court said Monday.
  • Uganda: Victims back leniency for LRA chief but trial awaits
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 8:24 pm
    This is the horror that Silveria Okweny is willing to forgive:
  • Britain's Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 8:20 pm
    Prince William presented China's president with a large envelope Monday containing an invitation from the queen to visit Britain this year, as he began the first official visit to mainland China by a senior British royal in a generation.
  • Estonia's ruling pro-Western Reform Party wins election
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 5:36 pm
    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 actions in Ukraine.
  • Dolce&Gabbana pay sentimental tribute to mothers in Milan
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 3:24 pm
    Model Bianca Balta won applause of approval as she walked down the Dolce&Gabbana runway in an advanced stage of pregnancy. It was part of the designing duo's early Mother's Day present to women, a collection dedicated to moms.