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Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 - 3:41pm

Death toll in east Ukraine mine blast reaches 33

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Officials in a separatist rebel-held city in east Ukraine say the death toll from an accidental explosion at a coal mine has risen to 33....

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Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 - 3:31pm

Syria says it killed military leader of al-Qaida group

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian state-run news agency SANA says the army has killed the military commander of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front....

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Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 - 3:12pm

South Africa to investigate spy allegations

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The South African government said Thursday that it is investigating allegations, posted on a website, that the head of the state watchdog agency and opposition figures spied for the U.S....

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Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 - 2:54pm

Boko Haram refugees risk lives to cross lake to Chad camps

BAGA SOLA, 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 4-year-old son onto her back and grabbed her two little girls by the hand....

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Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 - 2:41pm

Egypt's el-Sissi replaces interior minister in reshuffle

CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Thursday replaced the country's powerful interior minister as part of a Cabinet reshuffle, in what was taken as a sign of growing frustration at the security forces' inability to staunch an increasingly virulent insurgency....

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Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 - 12:59pm

Amid crisis, Venezuelans commemorate Chavez

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Early morning fireworks burst over Venezuela's capital on Thursday for a commemoration of Hugo Chavez on the second anniversary of his death, even as an economic crisis threatens to undo the former president's legacy of lifting many out of poverty....

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Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 - 12:08pm

Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment

KURAKHOVE, Ukraine (AP) -- Tears welled up in Vera Pavliy's eyes as she stood outside the bank, looking as if she had just gotten lost. The 76-year-old was stuck behind the battle lines in the east Ukraine town of Kurakhove with no money and no way to get home....

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Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 - 11:34am

Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old teacher, from a treatment center on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free....

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Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 - 11:18am

Attack on US envoy part of S.Korea's violent protest history

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death....

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Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 - 10:57am

Ex-crew recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship

TOKYO (AP) -- A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II said Thursday he recognized photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen....

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