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 Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, left, greets Head of Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi as he arrives for a meeting with officials from P5+1, the European Union and Iran at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel March 31, 2015 in Lausanne. Officials are meeting in Switzerland for negotiations on Iran's nuclear program.

No Iran agreement yet as talks go past deadline

Iran nuclear negotiations in Switzerland passed the self-imposed midnight Tuesday deadline and headed into overtime in search of accord.

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Iraqi prime minister claims major advance in Tikrit

Iraq’s prime minister claimed Tuesday that the city of Tikrit had been recaptured from the Islamic State.

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World briefs: Obama lifts arms freeze against Egypt

Plus: Yemen strife intensifies; $3.8B pledged for Syrians; Japan to extend sanctions.

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 Supporters of presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressive Congress party celebrate Tuesday in Kano, Nigeria. Three decades after seizing power in a military coup, Mr. Buhari became the first Nigerian to oust a president through the ballot box, putting him in charge of Africa's biggest economy and one of its most turbulent democracies.

Nigeria leader hailed as hero for conceding election defeat

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat in the weekend election.

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 This photo shows search operations at the crash site of an Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes.

Lufthansa: Pilot reported depression

The airline said Andreas Lubitz subsequently passed all medical checks and that it has provided the documents to prosecutors.

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Saudis make own moves as U.S. and Iran talk

Even as the U.S. is pursuing a breakthrough framework, Saudi Arabia is directing a broad regional assault against the Tehran government.

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Co-pilot treated for tendencies toward suicide for long period

The co-pilot believed to have intentionally crashed a German jet in the French Alps last week had treatment over “a long period of time.”

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Scores killed at Yemen camp for displaced

An air strike Monday by a Saudi-led Arab coalition killed at least 40 at a Yemen refugee camp.

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World briefs: Ex-general widens lead in Nigeria vote

Plus: Olmert found guilty; New machete attack; Abe seeks regional summit.

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 Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, left, chairs a meeting of Arab foreign ministers as Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby makes a point, in Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt, Sunday, March 29, 2015. Arab League member states at a summit in this Red Sea resort have agreed to form a joint inter-Arab military peacekeeping force. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abdel Fatah, El Shorouk Newspaper)

Arab League unveils joint military force

The force is intended to thwart growing Iranian influence in the region.

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Nuclear talks with Iran deadlocked

Both sides looking for leverage as they struggle to reach framework for a deal.

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Nigeria is tense amid vote-result delay

Tensions high as candidates look to avoid a runoff.

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Hometown pastor says community stands by co-pilot

The family has not yet been questioned in the investigation out of “decency.”

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World Briefs: No serious injuries after crash landing

PLUS: Islamic Sate beheads 8, A final farewell to Yew, Pope leads Palm Sunday, Kissinger offers advice.

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Diplomats, U.N. staff flee Yemen

Diplomats evacuated from Aden; U.N. staff leave Sanaa; gulf Arabs offer Yemeni president support at Egypt summit.

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 A Syrian Kurdish boy sits on a destroyed tank Friday in the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab.

Syria rebels take strategic town of Idlib

The loss came amid recent indications that the Assad regime is struggling to maintain the momentum it won on the battlefield last year.

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 A young Nigerian throws water on a campaign poster of Nigeria's main opposition All Progressives Congress presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari as youths try to remove it from near the polling booths where Mr. Buhari planned to cast his vote.

Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria

Nearly 60 million people have cards to vote, and for the first time there is a possibility that a challenger can defeat a sitting president.

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World Briefs: Deadly siege ends at hotel in Somalia

PLUS: Blogger’s whipping; museum raid victim; Ebola lockdown defied; World Duty Free deal.

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Official: Al-Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends, 24 dead

The seige ended more than 12 hours after gunmen from the Islamic rebel group al-Shabab took up positions in the hotel.

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Workers suffer as Indian state bans cattle slaughter

The rise of conservative Hindu politicians has revived a long-standing battle over the status of the cow in the massive, multifaith nation.

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Analysis: How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East

Many see the possibility of a regional war in the Middle East as one of the outcomes of the chaos unleashed by the Arab Spring.

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U.S., Russian crew blasts off for yearlong stay on space station

Scientists are interested in seeing how the human body fares during longer stays in space, in anticipation ofr multi-year missions to Mars.

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Israel backs down and releases funds to Palestinian Authority

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu moved to ease a potential financial and security crisis in the occupied West Bank.

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World Briefs: Amanda Knox acquitted of 2007 murder in Italy

Plus: Nigeria primes for vote; Iran nuke talks progress; final push against Ebola; and more.

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 People pay tribute Friday to a memorial with inscriptions in four languages — “In memory of the victims of the air disaster of March 24, 2015” — for the victims of the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash in a field near the French Alps in the village of Le Vernet.

Prosecutors say Germanwings co-pilot on crashed flight hid psychological troubles

Among the things seized by investigators in Andreas Lubitz’s belongings were torn and crumpled doctors’ notes excusing the pilot from work.

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 Gerhard Lueck, CEO of ViennaFlight, shows the door locking system of an Airbus A320 inside a flight simulator in Vienna.

Cockpits secured against hijackers can also protect rogue pilots

Investigators of the Germanwings crash that killed 150 believe a rogue co-pilot locked out his colleague.

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 The coffin of England’s King Richard III is carried Thursday by pallbearers during a reinterment service for his remains at Leicester Cathedral in Leicester, England. The remains of Richard III, the last English king killed in battle, were found three years ago under a parking lot. Queen Elizabeth II called the reinterment of “great international significance.” Richard III died in 1485.

King Richard III of England is reburied in Leicester Cathedral

Some scholars questioned the image of Richard that has come down through the centuries: a hideous, bloodstained villain.

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Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

Fears are grouping that there could be a disruption to oil supplies,and that conflict could lead to a wider sectarian war.

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U.S. airstrikes on Tikrit prompt boycott by Shiite fighters, and threats

Too great or abrupt a withdrawal by militia forces, analysts said, could complicate the entire Iraqi counteroffensive.

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Report: DEA agents had ‘sex parties’ with prostitutes hired by cartels

The report does not specify the country where the parties occurred, but an official familiar with the matter identified it as Colombia.

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World Briefs: Iran bidding to end impasse in nuclear talks

Plus: Netanyahu chided; Prince Charles letters; arrests in nun’s rape; and more.

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U.S. launches airstrikes against IS

U.S. air coalition has joined the fight alongside Iranian-backed Shiite militias and Iraqi security forces to recapture the city of Tikrit.

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Files on Yemen spies for U.S. are captured by militia chiefs

U.S. officials say secret intelligence files held by Yemeni security forces have been looted by Iran-backed militias.

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World Briefs: Nigerian militants nab hundreds

Plus: Pakistan offensive; cybercrime targeted; oligarch dismissed; BBC axes Clarkson; Chinese fugitives in U.S.

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 Andreas Guenter Lubitz, who was the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, which crashed Tuesday into the French Alps. "There is no reason to suspect a terrorist attack," French prosecutor Brice Robin said.

Germanwings plane crash called ‘deliberate’ act

The conclusions were based on cockpit flight recordings recovered from the wreckage the Germanwings passenger jet.

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 Debris of the crashed Germanwings passenger jet is scattered on the mountain side near Seyne les Alpes, French Alps.

Report: Pilot was locked out of cockpit in crash

Evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated that one pilot left the cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in.

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Obama slows U.S. troop pullout from Afghanistan

The United States will maintain 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of the year.

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U.N. nuclear watchdog says Iran not providing needed information, access

Failure by Iran to comply with IAEA demands would undermine its efforts to win the lifting of U.N. sanctions.

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World Briefs: Israel disputes report of nuke talks spying

Plus: Fight for Tikrit evolves; Saudi Arabia shifts military; Indian online law ends; and more.

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 Family members of passengers that were aboard a passenger jet that crashed in the French Alps react Tuesday at Barcelona’s El Prat airport. All 150 aboard the flight, an Airbus operated by a subsidiary of German-owned Lufthansa, are feared dead after the plan plummeted into a remote region of southern France.

Plane crash kills 150 people in French Alps; Europe in shock

The Airbus from a German budget airline crashed in an alpine skiing and hiking region, hard for rescue services to reach.

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Afghan, American leaders huddle

A meeting of Pentagon and State Department leaders with the Afghan president helped to reset relations between the two nations.

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Saudis say they may act in Yemen

Saudi Arabia said it would take “necessary” step to stabilize Yemen if peace talks fail to remedy conflict there.

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Netanyahu apologizes to Israel’s Arabs over remarks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized Monday to Israeli Arabs for seemingly disparaging remarks about them,

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Iran hard-liners lie low on nuke talks

Hard-liners in Iran of late have been notably silent about the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.

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World Briefs: Afghans push for action over lynching

Plus: Massive asteroid impact; Okinawa project friction; Tsipras, Merkel meet; Libya fighting rages

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Yemen rebels seize southern city

Shiite rebels took over Taiz, which sparked local protests.

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 FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2006, file photo, a plane sprays coca fields in San Miguel, on Colombia's southern border with Ecuador. The new labeling on Thursday, March 19, 2015, of the world’s most-popular weed killer as a likely cause of cancer could jeopardize the future of an aerial spraying program in Colombia that is the cornerstone of the U.S.-backed war on drugs. (AP Photo/William Fernando Martinez,File)

Anti-drug efforts use harmful spray

New labeling on the world’s most popular weed killer is raising more questions for an aerial spraying program in Colombia.

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Greece revives claims over Nazi atrocities

Athens is seeking to turn the tables on its single biggest paymaster. Who, the Greeks are asking, truly owes whom?

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 Afghan women’s rights activists carry the coffin of Farkhunda, 28, an Afghan woman who was beaten to death and set on fire Thursday, during her burial ceremony Sunday in Kabul.

Afghans: Lynched woman didn’t burn Quran

In a rare sight, Farkhunda’s coffin was carried to the grave site in north Kabul’s Khair Khana neighborhood by a dozen women.

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World briefs: Russia warns Denmark on missile shield

PLUS: U.S. doubting Netanyahu, U.N. ends Uber partnership, Tunisia fighting terrorism.

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