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March 6, 2015 - 6:15am
19 min 44 sec ago

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian police official says a road accident on a highway east of Cairo has killed 15 people.

Police chief of Sharqiya province, Meligi Meligi, says Friday's accident happened when a bus collided with a microbus, both carrying commuters along the Ismailia-Cairo highway.

Ambulances rushed to the crash scene to take the injured to hospital and remove the bodies of those killed.

The police chief says the crash was...

March 6, 2015 - 6:14am
19 min 44 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — Britain's National Crime Agency says a suspected hacker has been arrested in connection with a cyber attack on the U.S. Department of Defense.

The agency said Friday the 23-year-old man arrested in western England is suspected of offenses linked to data stolen from a messaging service used by DoD employees.

The agency says contact information for around 800 people was obtained in the attack in June.

The hacker...

March 6, 2015 - 6:03am
19 min 43 sec ago

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian panel has ruled against returning one of the country's most stunning works of art to heirs of the original Jewish owner.

The monumental "Beethoven Frieze" is being claimed by heirs of Erich Lederer. It was painted by Austrian symbolist Gustav Klimt directly on the walls of Vienna's Secession Building and is on permanent display there.

The panel, which examines claims from heirs of art works expropriated by the Nazis has no...

March 6, 2015 - 6:01am
19 min 43 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — An Oxford University study say the number of foreign-born residents in England has increased by more than half a million in three years— a finding that will fuel debate about immigration ahead of the upcoming election.

The study by the university's Migration Observatory says around two-thirds of the 565,000 migrants thought to have come to England between 2011 and 2014 were born in other EU countries.

The observatory estimates that puts...

March 6, 2015 - 6:00am
19 min 43 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — The head of the U.N.'s cultural agency says the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage like that at an archaeological site in Nimrud, Iraq, amounts to a "war crime."

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova appealed in a statement Friday to people around the world — "especially youth" — to protect "the heritage of the whole of humanity."

The Iraqi government says Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the renowned archaeological site of...

March 6, 2015 - 5:57am
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VANDALIA, Il. (AP) — The show must go on -- but sometimes Mother Nature creates an exception.

The western-comedy group Riders in the Sky missed a matinee in Vandalia, Illinois, yesterday because the drive from Nashville that should have taken them about 5 hours -- took 20.

Guitarist Ranger Doug says they got just north of the Kentucky-Tennessee border, when Interstate 24 was shut down due to heavy snow.

Fortunately, they were in...

March 6, 2015 - 5:46am
19 min 43 sec ago

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A woman in South Africa who kidnapped a baby 17 years ago and raised the child as her own has been granted bail.

The South African Press Association says the woman was granted $425 bail with the magistrate saying she is not a flight risk, and has no previous convictions. She was arrested last week after the biological parents of the girl, now a teenager, found her. The woman faces charges of kidnapping and fraudulently pretending to the child's...

March 6, 2015 - 5:27am
19 min 43 sec ago

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Parliament has approved a quota system that will require leading companies in Europe's biggest economy to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards starting next year.

Lawmakers from Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition backed the legislation Friday, while opposition lawmakers who argued that it didn't go far enough abstained.

The quota will apply to more than 100 listed companies from 2016. Another...

March 6, 2015 - 5:16am
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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwan court has sentenced a university student to deathfor killing four passengers on a commuter train last year.

Taiwan's official Central News Agency said Friday the New Taipei City district court sentenced the 21-year-old Cheng Chieh to die for the attack, the first in the metro system's history,

Shortly before rush hour on May 21, Cheng used a 10-centimeter (3-inch) knife in a train car traveling along the metro system's...

March 6, 2015 - 4:53am
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a Tajik businessman and opposition figure has been shot dead in Istanbul.

Anadolu Agency said Friday Umarali Kuvvatov was killed by a friend in the street late Thursday after the two got into an argument. The private Dogan news agency, however, said that a third man approached the two and shot Kuvvatov in the head. Both the assailant and the friend escaped.

Kuvvatov was formerly in President...

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