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TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's prime minister said Sunday a leading suspect in a deadly museum attack on foreign tourists has been killed in anti-terrorist operations, as tens of thousands of Tunisians marched through the capital to denounce extremist violence.

3/29/2015 8:01:41 AM

The body of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is transferred atop a gun carriage during a funeral procession in Singapore on March 29, 2015Tens of thousands of Singaporeans gave founding father Lee Kuan Yew a hero's funeral Sunday, ending a week of mourning in the city-state he led from poverty to prosperity. "The light that has guided us all these years has been extinguished," his son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, told a state funeral attended by 2,200 people including Asia-Pacific leaders at the National University of Singapore. He kept the position for 31 years, ruling with an iron fist to transform Singapore from a sleepy British colonial outpost into a gleaming metropolis that now enjoys one of the world's highest standards of living. Singapore became a republic in 1965 after a brief and stormy union with Malaysia.


3/29/2015 7:56:36 AM

Air Canada AC624 crash lands in Halifax, at least 23 sent to hospitalHALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing and skidded off the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, and officials said Sunday 23 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries.


3/29/2015 7:54:59 AM

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, right, greets Jordan's King Abdullah II on his arrival to attend an Arab summit, in Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt, Saturday, March 28, 2015. In a speech to Arab leaders, Yemen's embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "puppets of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender. (AP Photo/MENA)CAIRO (AP) — Arab League member nations formally announced on Sunday an agreement to form a joint military force. While details of how such a force would actually operate remain thin, the agreement is a telling sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots, whether against Islamic militants or Iran-backed groups.


3/29/2015 7:52:45 AM

Thousands of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation Saturday, March 28, 2015. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill Thursday prohibiting state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said Sunday it wasn't a mistake to have enacted it.


3/29/2015 7:52:31 AM

Buses of the French gendarmerie, park and mask the homage ceremony with family members of Japanese victims in the area where the Germanwings jetliner crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France, Sunday, March 29, 2015. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain Tuesday killed all 150 people aboard, and has raised questions about the mental state of the co-pilot. Authorities believe the 27-year-old German deliberately sought to destroy the Airbus A320 as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — The pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz's hometown said Sunday that the community stands by him and his family, despite the fact that prosecutors blame the 27-year-old co-pilot for causing the plane crash that killed 150 people in southern France.


3/29/2015 7:48:56 AM

A Nigerian man prays in the yard of the St Charles Catholic Church, scene of a 2014 bomb attack blamed on Boko Haram Islamic insurgents, in the mainly Christian Sabon Gari neighborhood of Kano, northern Nigeria on Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015. Normally the church would be packed with up to four masses on Palm Sunday, but this year it held only one which was half-full, due to large numbers of Christians leaving before the elections, fearing violence and retribution after election results will be announced in the predominantly muslim town. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Voting in Nigeria's elections continued in certain areas on Sunday after technical problems prevented some people from casting their ballots on Saturday.


3/29/2015 7:28:01 AM

Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, wearing an army uniform, ride on an armed truck to patrol the international airport in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, March 28, 2015. Yemen's President Abed Raboo Mansour Hadi, speaking at an Arab summit in Egypt on Saturday, called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "puppets of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen will continue until Shiite rebels there "withdraw and surrender their weapons," a summit of Arab leaders decided Sunday, as they also agreed in principle to forming a joint military force.


3/29/2015 7:27:01 AM

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Residents of eastern Cameroon killed several suspected fighters from a Central African Republic rebel group who were trying to carry out a large-scale kidnapping, a local official said Sunday.

3/29/2015 7:20:40 AM

Several thousand people carry patriotic flags as they demonstrate against the proposed production of Wagner's Tannhauser, in downtown Novosibirsk, about 2800 kilometers (1,750 miles) east of Moscow, Sunday, March 29 2015. Controversy over the staging of Wagner’s opera “Tannhauser” in the Siberian city has come to a head, with Russia’s cultural minister firing the director of the state theater in Novosibirsk. The announcement was made Sunday as several thousand people rallied outside the theater to protest the production, which they said was offensive to Orthodox Christians. (AP Photo/Ilnar Salakhiev)MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's cultural minister has fired the director of a Siberian theater whose staging of Wagner's opera "Tannhauser" offended the powerful Russian Orthodox Church.


3/29/2015 7:11:38 AM
 
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