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March 5, 2015 - 9:26pm
1 hour 37 min ago

BEIJING (AP) — Police say a knife attack at a train station in southern China has left nine people injured and that police officers have fatally shot a suspect.

A statement by police in the city of Guangzhou says police captured another suspect involved in the Friday morning attack at a railway station in the city of Guangzhou.

The statement said the attack was still under investigation and that a motive had not been determined.

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March 5, 2015 - 7:31pm
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Security officials in the northeast Mexico state of Tamaulipas say they have killed four gunmen in a town near the U.S. border.

The Tamaulipas Coordination Group says in a statement Thursday that a military patrol in Ciudad Mier came under attack early Tuesday from a four-vehicle convoy.

It says the soldiers fired back and killed three men and one woman. The statement says the dead have not been identified and were wearing...

March 5, 2015 - 4:32pm
1 hour 37 min ago

PANAMA CITY (AP) — A three-member judicial panel in Panama has sentenced a suspended Supreme Court justice to five years in prison for unjustified enrichment in an unusual case of corruption that captured the Central American nation's attention.

The tribunal on Thursday approved an agreement in which former high court justice Alejandro Moncada Luna pleaded guilty to the charges. He was then transferred to jail. Moncada Luna had been under house arrest during the judicial...

March 5, 2015 - 4:02pm
1 hour 37 min ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities says Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the Nimrud archaeological site near the northern city of Mosul using heavy military vehicles.

The statement, posted on the ministry's Facebook page Thursday, does not elaborate on the extent of the damage, saying only that the group continues to "defy the will of the world and the feelings of humanity" with this latest act.

Nimrud is an ancient Assyrian...

March 5, 2015 - 2:44pm
1 hour 37 min ago

MONTREAL (AP) — Police in Quebec are investigating after envelopes containing white powder were sent to the district offices of at least two Canadian federal ministers.

It wasn't immediately clear what the powder was.

Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel's office in the city of Roberval was evacuated Thursday morning after an employee found white powder in an envelope. Two employees who came into contact with the powder remain quarantined in the...

March 5, 2015 - 1:34pm
1 hour 37 min ago

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The ex-wife of a prosecutor whose mysterious death has rocked Argentina says a team of experts she hired has concluded that her former husband was killed.

Sandra Arroyo Salgado said Thursday during a press conference that Alberto Nisman "was a victim of homicide, without any doubt."

Authorities have said they are investigating the possibility of suicide or homicide.

Nisman was found dead in his...

March 5, 2015 - 1:30pm
1 hour 37 min ago

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Even if there's a deal with Iran to limit that country's nuclear program, the United States will still help defend its Arab Gulf allies against any destabilizing actions by Iran.

That assurance came today from Secretary of State John Kerry in Saudi Arabia. He met with officials from that country and others who are concerned about Iran's suspected pursuit of nuclear weapons, and its increasing assertiveness in the region.

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March 5, 2015 - 1:27pm
1 hour 37 min ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says the international community never had a plan to end the intensifying Syrian conflict.

Ahmet Davutoglu also told a news conference Thursday that all countries should fight the Islamic State group but also keep the Syrian regime from committing "war crimes" in Aleppo, Syria's largest city. He warned that if the attacks in Aleppo continue, "there may be hundreds of thousands of refugees approaching to Turkey."...

March 5, 2015 - 1:21pm
1 hour 37 min ago

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — An opposition politician in Macedonia who ran in the presidential election last year has filed a lawsuit against the government, claiming he was the victim of a major illegal wiretapping operation.

Stevo Pendarovski, and four officials from his Social Democratic and allied left-wing parties, filed lawsuits Thursday, seeking action against the country's Interior Ministry and intelligence services.

Social Democrat leader Zoran...

March 5, 2015 - 1:09pm
1 hour 37 min ago

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's investment minister says his government hopes to attract up to $35 billion from about 50 projects offered to investors during a much-hailed international economic conference later this month.

Ashraf Salman said Thursday that Egypt's recovering economy has already attracted some $1.3 billion in foreign investment in the first quarter of the current fiscal year that ends in June. He said the government hopes the figure reaches $8 billion by the end of...

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