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  • Afghan car bomb kills 8, including civilians
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 3:20 am
    An Afghan official says at least eight people, including civilians and soldiers, were killed when a vehicle packed with explosives was remotely detonated in the country's south.
  • Egypt court suspends legislative election after court ruling
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 3:12 am
    An Egyptian court suspended the country's upcoming parliamentary elections Tuesday, following an earlier Supreme Constitutional Court ruling deeming laws regulating the vote unconstitutional.
  • Afghan avalanches cut off 3 northern districts
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 3:08 am
    Avalanches have cut off at least three districts in a remote part of northern Afghanistan, the head of a disaster relief agency said Tuesday, a week after nearly 200 people died when snow buried their homes in a valley near the capital Kabul.
  • Report: As Ebola wanes, other countries remain vulnerable
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 3:04 am
    Arriving airline passengers lined up outdoors to have their temperatures checked, the screens in the nighttime darkness like glowing lightning bugs.
  • Prince William focuses on football and film on China trip
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 3:00 am
    Britain's Prince William focused his China trip on promoting links between the countries in football and film Tuesday, watching students kick balls around with Premier League-trained coaches before attending a movie premiere.
  • Bus carrying China opera troupe falls off cliff, killing 20
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 2:40 am
    A bus carrying an opera troupe fell off a cliff in central China on Tuesday, killing 20 people and injuring 13, state media reported.
  • EU report calls for more effort to meet environmental goals
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 1:44 am
    The European Union's environment body says the 28 member states need to do more to meet long-term environmental goals, including targets for greenhouse gas emissions.
  • China's top legislative advisory body holds annual session
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 1:20 am
    The more than 2,000 members of China's top legislative advisory body convened their annual meeting Tuesday, kicking off a political high season that will continue with the opening of the national congress later in the week.
  • Japan negotiator: TPP trade deal with US do-able by spring
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 1:16 am
    A deal between Japan and the U.S. needed to move ahead with a Pacific Rim trade pact is possible by this spring, a top Japanese trade negotiator said Tuesday.
  • Nepal official says human waste on Everest a major problem
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 11:24 pm
    Human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world's highest peak, the chief of Nepal's mountaineering association said Tuesday.
  • A year on, what's the latest in the hunt for Flight 370?
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 10:52 pm
    Nearly a year has passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking one of the most perplexing mysteries of modern times. Since then, search crews have taken to air, land and sea in a thus-far fruitless hunt for the plane and the 239 people who disappeared with it.
  • Students face off against Myanmar police outside Yangon
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 10:08 pm
    Hundreds of police have formed a human chain around student protesters staging a sit-in on a road Tuesday after being blocked from marching to Myanmar's biggest city.
  • Haitians' 'Brazilian dream' sours as work hard to find
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 9:04 pm
    Under a scorching sun, dozens of Haitians shuffled impatiently about the brick-walled courtyard of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. The sight of an approaching employer sparked a skirmish, with the men pushing against each other, jostling for attention.
  • Prince William focuses on football and film on China trip
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 7:56 pm
    Britain's Prince William focused his China trip on football and film Tuesday with an agenda including a movie premiere and an appointment to watch Premier League-trained coaches kicking balls around with students.
  • Australia sending more troops to Iraq to train local forces
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 7:32 pm
    Australia will send more troops to Iraq to help train local security forces in their battle against the Islamic State group, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday.