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Attack on US envoy part of S.Korea's violent protest history

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is the latest act of political violence in... Full Story

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  • Attack on US envoy part of S.Korea's violent protest history
    Attack on US envoy part of S.Korea's violent protest history

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death.

  • Boko Haram refugees risk lives to cross lake to Chad camps
    Boko Haram refugees risk lives to cross lake to Chad camps

    BAGA SOLO, Chad (AP) — Kellou Abakar knew she was in trouble as the contractions started not long after an Islamic extremist group attacked her town in Nigeria. Her husband was nowhere to be found, and so she pulled her 4-year-old son onto her back and grabbed her two little girls by the hand.

  • Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old English teacher, from a treatment center in the capital on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free.

  • Giving up Flight 370 search would be bitter pill for many
    Giving up Flight 370 search would be bitter pill for many

    SYDNEY (AP) — She wakes up every morning and reaches for the smartphone on her nightstand, searching for the same jumble of letters and numbers that have consumed her life for a year: MH370. She scrolls through the news results, hoping for something — anything — that could explain what happened to er husband and the other 238 people on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

  • AP Interview: Charismatic Lapid revives Israel vote campaign
    AP Interview: Charismatic Lapid revives Israel vote campaign

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A few weeks ago, Yair Lapid appeared destined to become a one-hit wonder in Israeli politics, as his centrist party sank in the polls ahead of the March 17 parliamentary elections. Bruised by a rough term as finance minister, the former TV anchorman and one-time boxer is nowmounting a furious late-round comeback with a message linking prosperity with regional peace.

  • Libya says 11 oil fields non-operational after IS attacks

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya's state-run oil corporation has declared 11 oil fields in the country non-operational after attacks by suspected Islamic State militants, opting for a force majeure clause that exempts the state from contractual obligations.

  • European Central Bank raises eurozone growth forecast
    European Central Bank raises eurozone growth forecast

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the eurozone economy is picking up.

  • AP PHOTOS: Pakistan religious schools in spotlight
    AP PHOTOS: Pakistan religious schools in spotlight

    RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Sitting on the ground, the students sway back and forth, deep in thought as they read Islam's holy book, the Quran. Their white skull caps signify that they are students at one of the tens of thousands of religious schools across the country that have become embroiled ina debate about where militancy comes from.

  • Activists: Syrian barrel bombs kill at least 18 in Aleppo
    Activists: Syrian barrel bombs kill at least 18 in Aleppo

    BEIRUT (AP) — Government helicopter gunships on Thursday bombed the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, killing at least 18 people and wounding dozens, activists said.

  • Egypt's el-Sissi replaces interior minister in reshuffle

    CAIRO (AP) — Officials say Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has reshuffled his Cabinet and replaced the minister in charge of the nation's police.

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