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Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:31 AM

PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower went dark briefly to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change.

The five-minute dark-out on Saturday night was a symbolic gesture in the City of Light. Cities around the world also marked the event, with other landmarks like the Kremlin and the Empire State Building going dark.


Mariners pitching prospect Sanchez dies 42 days after injury

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:23 AM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan baseball officials say Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez has died from head injuries he suffered in a boating accident last month.

Sanchez's Venezuelan team, the Caracas Lions, issued a statement saying he died Saturday night after being in a coma 42 days.

Sanchez was swimming on Feb. 14 when he was struck in the head by the propeller of a motorboat at a beach in the Venezuelan coastal town of Campano.


Singapore bids farewell to Lee Kuan Yew in elaborate funeral

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 10:38 PM

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans are lining a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew.

During a week of national mourning that began Monday after Lee's death at age 91, some 450,000 people queued for hours for a glimpse of Lee's coffin at Parliament House. A million people visited tribute sites at community centers across the island.

People began arriving along the cortege route not long after dawn for the procession which begins early Sunday afternoon.


Winter Olympics inspectors positive after Beijing visit

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 08:38 PM

BEIJING (AP) — International Olympic Committee inspectors are departing Beijing after offering a positive evaluation of the Chinese capital's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

The inspectors' departure Sunday follows a news conference at which Evaluation Commission chairman Alexander Zhukov affirmed Beijing's embrace of the IOC's goals for a more frugal, sustainable and athlete-centered games.


Charles Dickens' desk to go on permanent display at museum

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 08:02 PM

LONDON (AP) — They were the best of lines, they were the worst of lines — and the desk where Charles Dickens wrote them has been saved for the British public.

London's Dickens Museum has received a 780,000 pound ($1.2 million) grant from a government-backed heritage fund to buy the desk at which the 19th-century novelist wrote books including "Great Expectations."

The desk remained in the Dickens family until it was sold for charity in 2004.


Australia signs up to negotiations on Chinese-led bank

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 06:51 PM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has announced that it will join negotiations to establish a new a Chinese-led Asian regional bank.

The U.S. has expressed concern the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, or AIIB, will allow looser lending standards for the environment, labor rights and financial transparency. The U.S. also worries the new bank will undercut the World Bank, where the U.S. has the most clout, and the Asian Development Bank, where it is the second-largest shareholder after Japan.


4 killed while trying to recover gasoline after Mexico crash

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 04:41 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say four people have died and 26 others are injured because a fire ignited as they tried to recover gasoline that from a tank truck that had crashed.

Tabasco state Civil Defense official Jorge Mendez Landeros says two of the victims died Saturday and two others at the moment of the fire. State health officials say two of the dead are children.


Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 04:30 PM

PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower has gone dark briefly to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change.

The five-minute dark-out on Saturday night was a symbolic gesture in the City of Light. Cities around the world also marked the event, with other landmarks like the Kremlin and the Empire State Building going dark.


Afghan court sentences AP journalist's killer to 20 years

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 04:24 PM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that a police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding an AP correspondent almost one year ago should serve 20 years in prison.

Documents sent to the country's attorney general on Saturday reduce the final sentence for former Afghan police unit commander Naqibullah — who was originally sentenced to death last year.


Signs of discord as more joint Iran nuclear talks with deadline nearing

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 03:18 PM

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program have taken on a frantic tone amid signs of discord in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The French and German foreign ministers have joined Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran's top diplomat ahead of an end-of-March deadline for a preliminary deal.

Negotiators have been meeting multiple times in various formats to produce what they hope will be an outline of an agreement that can become the basis for a comprehensive deal to be reached by the end of June.


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