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Muslim family carves chair for Pope Francis' Bosnia visit

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ZAVIDOVICI, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Salem Hajdarovac says he didn't sleep for a week when he heard his workshop had been granted the honor... Full Story

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  • Muslim family carves chair for Pope Francis' Bosnia visit
    Muslim family carves chair for Pope Francis' Bosnia visit

    ZAVIDOVICI, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Salem Hajdarovac says he didn't sleep for a week when he heard his workshop had been granted the honor of carving a special chair that Pope Francis will sit on during his visit to Bosnia.

  • German co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies
    German co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies

    DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people? That's the question being asked after officials confirmed Monday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz received lengthy psychotheapy before receiving his pilot's license.

  • NEWS GUIDE: The gaps as Iran talks hit crunch time
    NEWS GUIDE: The gaps as Iran talks hit crunch time

    Centrifuges. Sanctions. Nuclear research. Sticking points remain on some of the most basic issues as negotiations between world powers and Iran over Tehran's nuclear program hit crunch time.

  • Iran nuclear talks near deadline; differences remain
    Iran nuclear talks near deadline; differences remain

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program reached a critical phase Monday with diplomats struggling to overcome substantial differences just a day before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.

  • Cliffhanger in early returns from Nigeria presidential vote
    Cliffhanger in early returns from Nigeria presidential vote

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — In a cliffhanger of an election, early returns Monday night from half the states showed Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari almost even. The U.S. and Britain warned of "disturbing indications" that the tally could be subject to poitical interference.

  • Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim
    Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike killed two of its advisers near the Iraqi city of Tikrit, where a major offensive is underway against the Islamic State group, but the U.S. said Monday its coalition conducted no airstrikes in the area during the time of the inciden.

  • Saudi-led forces strike Yemen rebels, blockade ports
    Saudi-led forces strike Yemen rebels, blockade ports

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led naval forces imposed a blockade on Yemen's ports as coalition airstrikes on Monday repelled an advance on the southern port city of Aden by Shiite rebels and forces loyal to a former president, in what appeared to be the most intense day of fighting since the air campagn began five days ago.

  • A look at those involved in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen
    A look at those involved in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen

    CAIRO (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition is targeting Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen in a campaign of airstrikes that began last week. Here's a look at the Sunni Arab countries involved in the fighting so far, as well as others offering material support or backing the operation:

  • Officials examining why plane landed short of Halifax runway
    Officials examining why plane landed short of Halifax runway

    TORONTO (AP) — An Air Canada passenger plane landed so significantly short of the runway in Halifax that it hit a power line and knocked out power at the airport, the lead investigator said Monday.

  • Knox's ex-beau needs time to 'heal' after murder acquittals
    Knox's ex-beau needs time to 'heal' after murder acquittals

    ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox's former Italian boyfriend said Monday he needs to heal wounds inside his heart and soul, now that he and the American have been definitively acquitted of her British roommate's 2007 murder in the Italian town where all three were then students.

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