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  • Police on trial: Tears, anger resurge over 2005 French riots
    Associated Press | March 28, 2015 4:48 am
    One October afternoon, two teenage boys were kicking around a football in their desolate housing project northeast of Paris. Two hours later, they lay lifeless, electrocuted in a power substation as they hid from police.
  • In Thailand, a mercurial junta leader known for sharp tongue
    Associated Press | March 28, 2015 3:37 am
    Ear tugs. A flying banana peel. Sarcastic remarks about getting smacked, or punched -- or even executed. Such is life for the press corps covering Thailand's notoriously testy military ruler.
  • Italy sees record asylum requests as migrant centers fill
    Associated Press | March 28, 2015 3:16 am
    As Italy copes with record number of migrants making the risky trip across the Mediterranean to reach European shores, it is also registering a record number of political asylum requests, filling migrant holding centers with would-be refugees hoping that their cases are accepted.
  • Pakistan says soldiers kill 15 militants near Afghan border
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 11:52 pm
    Pakistan's military says its soldiers have killed at least 15 militants in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan.
  • Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 9:44 pm
    Two Russians and an American floated into the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning what is to be a year away from Earth for two of them.
  • About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 9:17 pm
    The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved.
  • Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 5:08 pm
    Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola.
  • Venezuela to present anti-US petition at summit with Obama
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 4:36 pm
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is readying a gift for President Barack Obama when the two leaders cross paths at a regional summit next month: a petition containing millions of signatures denouncing U.S. aggression.
  • Mexico sets 25 pct pollution cut by 2030 for climate talks
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 4:33 pm
    Mexico has become the first developing nation to submit pollutant reduction goals for next fall's Paris climate change talks, pledging Friday to cut greenhouse gas and short-lived climate pollutants 25 percent by 2030.
  • Guatemala arrests gang suspect in journalist's killing
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 4:18 pm
    An alleged gang member suspected of ordering the recent killing of a young journalist has been arrested, President Otto Perez Molina said Friday.
  • Brazil federal police report massive tax fraud scheme
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 4:08 pm
    The federal police agency said Friday it has begun legal proceedings against companies allegedly involved in a fraud scheme that has cost Brazil's public coffers almost $2 billion in unpaid fines and taxes.
  • France says will propose UN Security Council draft on Israel
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 4:04 pm
    France's foreign minister said Friday his country will propose a U.N. Security Council resolution in the coming weeks that could present a framework for negotiations toward resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • Nigerian leader urges peaceful vote as elections loom
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 4:04 pm
    Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan urged his nation to vote peacefully and accept the results of Saturday's presidential elections, which analysts say will be the most tightly contested in the history of Africa's richest nation and its largest democracy.
  • UN Security Council keeps in place Libya arms embargo
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 3:29 pm
    The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously approved a resolution on Libya that keeps in place an arms embargo which the country's Western-recognized government says is hurting efforts to defend itself against the rise of the Islamic State group.
  • 2 more Galileo satellites launched from French Guiana for EU
    Associated Press | March 27, 2015 3:13 pm
    A rocket fired from French Guiana has launched two Galileo satellites for the European Space Agency as the European Union continues to expand its global navigation system.