• Fenninger leads after 1st leg of Alpine combined World Cup

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) — Anna Fenninger of Austria won the opening stage of the women's Alpine combined World Cup race in fog-hit Bansko on Sunday. Overall leader Tina Maze of Slovenia was second, 0.45 seconds behind Fenninger's time of 1 minute, 12.73 seconds. Austria's Nicole Hosp...

  • Hong Kong rally against Chinese shoppers turns chaotic

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police used pepper spray Sunday to break up scuffles between protesters demonstrating against mainland Chinese shoppers and villagers from a border town. The unruly demonstration was the latest to target the influx of mainland shoppers to Hong Kong, where...

  • First Iran flight arrives in rebel-held Yemeni capital

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The first direct flight from Iran to the rebel-held Yemeni capital has arrived, as the country's Shiite rebels formalize ties with the regional Shiite powerhouse. Yemeni airport, security and transportation officials greeted the flight Sunday, an Airbus 310...

  • Pope prays with thousands for kidnap victims in Syria, Iraq

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has led tens of thousands of people in prayer in St. Peter's Square for Christians and others who have been kidnapped or are victims of other "intolerable brutality" in Syria and Iraq. The pope on Sunday also appealed for "everyone, in line with their...

  • Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said Sunday. The 7-year-old female was captured Friday, six weeks after it was initially spotted in a reserve in Pathein...

  • Emirates refers case of mall stabbing suspect to top court

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates attorney general says the case of a woman accused of stabbing an American teacher to death in an Abu Dhabi mall restroom has been referred to the country's Federal Supreme Court, where she will face multiple charges, including...

  • Thousands to march in Moscow to mourn slain Boris Nemtsov

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands were converging Sunday in central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition. President Vladimir Putin has marginalized and intimidated his political...

  • New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery

    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday. The announcement...

  • Pope to Venezuelans: work together for common good, dialogue

    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging Venezuelans to pull together for the common good of their nation after the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy during an anti-government protest. In Caracas, some protesters are alarmed by a crackdown on government opponents, while other...

  • Astronauts take 3rd spacewalk to complete tricky cable job

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It's the third spacewalk in just over a week for a pair of NASA astronauts. Terry Virts and Butch Wilmore ventured out of the International Space Station on Sunday morning. They have 400 feet of cable and two antennas to install. Once that's complete, the...

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