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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
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....

Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment
KURAKHOVE, Ukraine (AP) -- Tears welled up in Vera Pavliy's eyes as she stood outside the bank, looking as if she had just gotten lost. The 76-year-old was stuck behind the battle lines in the east Ukraine town of Kurakhove with no money and no way to get home....

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

Amid crisis, Venezuelans commemorate Chavez
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Early morning fireworks burst over Venezuela's capital on Thursday for a commemoration of Hugo Chavez on the second anniversary of his death, even as an economic crisis threatens to undo the former president's legacy of lifting many out of poverty....

Ex-crew recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship
TOKYO (AP) -- A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II said Thursday he recognized photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen....

Egypt's el-Sissi replaces interior minister in reshuffle
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi reshuffled his Cabinet on Thursday, replacing the powerful minister in charge of the nation's police along with six other ministers, state television reported....

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 her husband and the other 238 people on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370....

European Central Bank: Recovery is strengthening
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- The European Central Bank will unleash its 1.1 trillion euro ($1.2 trillion) stimulus program on Monday - and says the prospect is already boosting the eurozone economy....

Dying wish comes true: Dutch woman with ALS sees Rembrandts
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- A Dutch charity has granted a terminally ill woman's dying wish, wheeling her into Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum on a special bed for a private viewing of an immensely popular exhibition of Rembrandt paintings....

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Africa
Boko Haram killing men, tribes linked to Chad, witnesses say

Asia
Thai court sentences 'Red Shirts' to jail for 2009 rioting

Europe
New Macedonia wiretap lawsuits filed against government

Latin America/Caribbean
Alberto Nisman's ex-wife says he was killed

Middle East
Insurgent attacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 16 people