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  • Floods kill 42 people in Tanzania, authorities say

    16 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzanian authorities say floods from a heavy 30-minute storm killed at least 42 people in an area close to Lake Victoria in Kahama district. Tanzania's Meteorological Agency said Thursday rains from the storm left 900 people ...

  • Blizzard cuts off villages, electricity in Bosnia

    16 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A blizzard which dumped 2.5 meters (8 feet) of snow on mountains around Sarajevo has isolated dozens of Bosnian mountain villages and left them without electricity. Heavy snowfall began Wednesday and is not forecast to relent ...

  • Swiss court throws out Pakistan kidnapping insurance claim

    16 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland's highest court has thrown out a man's claim to an insurance payout for post-traumatic stress suffered after he was kidnapped by the Taliban while driving through Pakistan. The police officer and his partner were on their ...

  • Former chief of Bolivia police jailed in drug probe

    17 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A judge has ordered jail for the retired police general who reorganized Bolivia's counter-narcotics force after President Evo Morales expelled U.S. drug agents. Former police chief Oscar Nina is being investigated for illicit enrichment and ...

  • Egypt's el-Sissi replaces interior minister in reshuffle

    17 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Officials say Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has reshuffled his Cabinet and replaced the minister in charge of the nation's police. They said other ministries affected by the reshuffle were those of culture, tourism, agriculture and communications. They ...

  • Poland's lawmakers to go through military training

    17 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Parliament speaker says that the lawmakers will be given a chance to go through military training because "turbulent times" require it. Poles are worried about the conflict in eastern Ukraine that involves Poland's neighbors, Ukraine ...

  • Blocked runway at Nepal airport strands thousands of people

    17 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's only international airport remained closed for a second day Thursday, forcing the cancellation of all flights to and from foreign destinations and stranding thousands of passengers. The only runway at Kathmandu's Tribhuwan International Airport has ...

  • AP Interview: New-look Lapid revives Israeli vote campaign

    18 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A few weeks ago, Yair Lapid appeared destined to become a one-hit wonder in Israeli politics, as his centrist party sank in the polls ahead of the March 17 parliamentary elections. Bruised by a rough ...

  • Winner of prestigious World Press Photo award disqualified

    18 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) AMSTERDAM (AP) — Organizers of the prestigious World Press Photo contest have disqualified one of their winners after he told them one of the pictures in a series of images about the Belgian city of Charleroi was actually taken somewhere ...

  • France push for the relaunch of peace talks on Syria

    18 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — French president Francois Hollande has called for the relaunch of peace talks to pursue a political solution for Syria and blamed president Bashar Assad for the suffering of Syrian people. Hollande met Thursday with the leaders of ...

  • Russian policeman gets 15-year sentence for spying for US

    18 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow has convicted a Russian police officer on charges of spying for the United States and sentenced him to 15 years in prison. The Moscow City Court on Thursday found Roman Ushakov guilty of ...

  • Teacher sentenced to 6 years for attempt to join ISIS

    18 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — A British judge has sentenced a radicalized chemistry teacher to six years in prison for planning to travel to Syria to fight alongside the Islamic State group. Jamshed Javeed's family tried to hide his passport in a ...

  • Nepal airport's blocked runway strands thousands of people

    18 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's only international airport remains closed for a second day, cancelling all flights to foreign destinations and stranding thousands of passengers. The only runway at Kathmandu's Tribhuwan International Airport has been partly blocked since a Turkish ...

  • Italian PM in Moscow to discuss Russia-EU ties

    19 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is visiting Moscow for talks focusing on Russia-EU ties, which have been badly strained by the Ukrainian crisis. Renzi told Russian President Vladimir Putin at the start of their talks Thursday that ...

  • Russian NGO ousted from Gulag prison camp museum

    19 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — An independent Russian organization says it has been ousted from the Gulag prison camp museum that it has run from 1992. Viktor Shmyrov, director for the Perm-36 museum in central Russia, told The Associated Press Thursday that ...

  • Boko Haram refugees risk lives to cross lake to Chad camps

    19 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGA SOLO, Chad (AP) — Kellou Abakar knew she was in trouble as the contractions started not long after an Islamic extremist group attacked her town in Nigeria. Her husband was nowhere to be found, and so she pulled her ...

  • Poland asks US for IT data vital in eavesdropping probe

    19 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prosecutor says that Poland has asked U.S. authorities to release data from an IT company's cloud that could be vital for the ongoing probe into a government eavesdropping scandal. Spokeswoman for a Warsaw prosecutor's office, ...

  • Myanmar cracks down on education protest at Yangon pagoda

    20 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police have cracked down on students and other activists opposing Myanmar's new education law, charging protesters with batons and dragging them into trucks at a landmark pagoda in the heart of the old capital, Yangon. An ...

  • Activists: Syrian barrel bombs kill at least 10 in Aleppo

    20 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say government helicopter gunships have dropped bombs on the Syrian city of Aleppo, killing at least 10 people and wounding many others. An Aleppo-based activist who goes by the name Abu Raed said a barrel bomb ...

  • Czechs honor 8 killed in shooting in southeastern town

    20 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic is honoring the victims of last week's deadly shooting attack in a small town restaurant. On Feb 24, a gunman entered the Druzba, or "Friendship," restaurant in the southeastern town of Uhersky Brod and ...

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