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European shares reverse early losses on strong factory data

People walk by an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Asian stock markets were lackluster Wednesday as China's manufacturing remained weak in February and a Japanese central bank survey showed businesses are wary about the economic outlook. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)TOKYO (AP) — European shares rebounded from early losses on Wednesday as a monthly survey showed factory output at a 10-month high in March, helped by strong growth in new business. Asian markets were lackluster after weak data from China and Japan.



Man killed by NSA police had lengthy record

In this image made from video and released by WJLA-TV, authorities investigate the scene of a accident near a gate to Fort Meade, Md., on Monday, March 30, 2015. A spokesman at Fort Meade says two people are being treated for injuries at one of the gates of the sprawling Army installation near Baltimore. (AP Photo/WJLA-TV) MANDATORY CREDITFORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Court documents show that a cross-dressing man killed during a violent encounter at the National Security Agency had a history of theft and assault, and was mistaken at least once for being a woman.



Mustafa Kamal resigns as ICC president

Former Bangladesh Cricket Board president Mustafa Kamal holds the World Cup Cricket trophy during its arrival on flight from India at the Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on February 3, 2011Mustafa Kamal resigned Wednesday as president of the International Cricket Council, accusing colleagues within the game's global body of acting "unlawfully". Kamal, a Bangladeshi national, said the ICC had robbed him of his right to hand out the prizes at the cricket World Cup that concluded in Melbourne on Sunday. Instead that honour went to India's Narayanaswami Srinivasan, who took over as ICC chairman last year. I am no longer ICC president," he told reporters in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.



Iraqi minister says Tikrit to be recaptured within 'hours'

Iraqi security forces and allied Shiite militiamen celebrate as they hold a flag of the Islamic State group they captured in Tikrit, 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants holed up in downtown Tikrit, going house to house Tuesday in search of snipers and booby traps, and the prime minister announced security forces had reached the city’s center. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's interior minister says security forces are battling the last remaining pockets of Islamic State militants in Tikrit and that he expects them to gain full control of the city "within the coming hours."



Hard money, soft standards? Tough questions for China's new bank

China scored a diplomatic coup by enticing almost 50 countries including key US allies to join its new development bankChina scored a diplomatic coup by enticing almost 50 countries including key US allies to join its new development bank. By Tuesday's deadline to seek founding membership of the $50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) a total of 49 countries and Taiwan had applied, the finance ministry and governments said. They include four of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, 17 out of 34 members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and all 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Conspicuous by their absence are the United States and Japan.





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