Prosecutors: Evidence Germanwings co-pilot hid illness
MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) -- Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said Friday....
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Saudi airstrikes in Yemen target rebel stronghold in north
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi Arabia bombed the northern stronghold of Yemen's Shiite rebels and key military installations on Friday as a coalition led by the Gulf kingdom carried out airstrikes for a second day. The strikes hit at least six provinces, including an eastern area rich in oil and gas....
Lawyer for Knox's ex-boyfriend makes final court appeal
ROME (AP) -- Lawyers for Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend made a final appeal to Italy's top criminal court Friday to overturn the pair's murder conviction for the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, saying there were errors of "colossal proportions" in the guilty verdict....
Thai junta leader: I'll fight forced labor in fish industry
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets....
Nigerian military claim to destroy Boko Haram headquarters
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's military claims it has destroyed the headquarters of Boko Haram in Gwoza, a town in northeast Nigeria. It was not possible to verify Friday's victory that comes the day before critical presidential elections....
Iraqi Sunni tribe wages costly battle against IS group
DULUIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- The consequences of the al-Jabouri tribe's decision to ally with Iraq's Shiite-led government against their fellow Sunnis in the Islamic State group are etched on row after row of gravestones in this palm-shaded town by the Tigris River....
Arabs inch closer to old dream of joint Arab force
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) -- Arab leaders meeting this weekend in this Egyptian Red Sea resort are moving closer than ever to creating a joint Arab military force, a sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots, whether against Islamic militants or spreading Iranian power....
Nigerian leader urges peaceful vote amid electoral violence
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan urged his nation to vote peacefully and accept the results of Saturday's presidential elections, which analysts say will be the most tightly contested in the history of Africa's richest nation and its largest democracy....
Syria's Assad says 'open' to dialogue with United States
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad says he would be "open" to a dialogue with the United States, but that it must be "based on mutual respect."...
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban after abandoning his post in Afghanistan and then freed five years later in a controversial trade for five Guantanamo detainees, has been charged with misbehavior before the enemy and desertion. The misbehavior before the enemy charges carries a maximum sentence of up to life in prison. Desertion carries a maximum of five years.
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