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  • Court to look at 'born in Jerusalem' passport case

    Court to look at 'born in Jerusalem' passport case

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:45:06 GMT
    The Supreme Court says it will hear for the second time a passport dispute fraught with Middle Eastern politics. The question is whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list their place of birth as Israel.More
    Confronting an issue fraught with Middle East politics, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear for the second time a passport dispute centering on whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list their place of birth as Israel.More
  • Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

    Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:44:43 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Ukraine to meet with leaders of the turbulent country.More
    Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for urgent implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions even as...More
  • Finnish sky diver crash probe could take weeks

    Finnish sky diver crash probe could take weeks

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:44:26 GMT
    Finnish authorities say the investigation into the plane crash that killed eight sky divers could take weeks or longer to complete.More
    Finnish authorities say the investigation into the plane crash that killed eight sky divers could take weeks or longer to complete.More
  • Gunmen detain 3 journalists in eastern Ukraine

    Gunmen detain 3 journalists in eastern Ukraine

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:44:23 GMT
    Three foreign journalists were temporarily detained by pro-Russia insurgents in city in eastern Ukraine.More
    Three foreign journalists were temporarily detained by pro-Russia insurgents in city in eastern Ukraine.More
  • Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche

    Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:35:56 GMT
    Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community.More
    Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community.More
  • Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

    Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:35:30 GMT
    From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of...More
    From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing...More
  • Celebrities gather for Peaches Geldof funeral

    Celebrities gather for Peaches Geldof funeral

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:23:53 GMT
    Celebrities have joined the family of Peaches Geldof gathered for the funeral of the British model and TV personality, who died at age 25 earlier this month.More
    Celebrities have joined the family of Peaches Geldof gathered for the funeral of the British model and TV personality, who died at age 25 earlier this month.More
  • UN condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan

    UN condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:23:49 GMT
    The United Nations Mission in South Sudan is condemning what it calls "the targeted killings of civilians based on their ethnic origins and nationality" in a contested town.More
    The United Nations Mission in South Sudan on Monday condemned what it called "the targeted killings of civilians based on their ethnic origins and nationality" in a disputed town that is now under the control of...More
  • Parents: 234 girls kidnapped from Nigeria school

    Parents: 234 girls kidnapped from Nigeria school

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:23:48 GMT
    Parents say 234 girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week by Islamic extremists, up significantly from the 85 reported by education officials.More
    Some 234 girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week by Islamic extremists, significantly more than the 85 reported by education officials, parents told the state governor Monday.More
  • US justices hear arguments in Argentina debt case

    US justices hear arguments in Argentina debt case

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:14:46 GMT
    The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Monday in Argentina's decade-long battle with holders of its defaulted bonds.More
    The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Monday in Argentina's decade-long battle with holders of its defaulted bonds.More
  • SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

    SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 13:23:34 GMT
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous acts" in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing.More
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior," while criticism of her own government's handling of the disaster...More
  • Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

    Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-04-21 13:04:25 GMT
    Syria's state-run media say a pair of mortar shells hit near the parliament building in central Damascus, killing five people.More
    Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3, the country's parliament speaker announced Monday, a vote President Bashar Assad is likely to contest, and win, as the country enters its fourth year of war.More
  • New portrait unveiled for British queen's birthday

    New portrait unveiled for British queen's birthday

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-04-21 13:03:37 GMT
    A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by renowned British photographer David Bailey has been unveiled to mark the monarch's 88th birthday.More
    A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by renowned British photographer David Bailey has been unveiled to mark the monarch's 88th birthday.More
  • Uganda suspends athletics coach over sex abuse

    Uganda suspends athletics coach over sex abuse

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:54:12 GMT
    An official with Uganda's athletics body says a coach who faces charges of sexual harassment has been suspended and is under investigation by Ugandan police.More
    An official with Uganda's athletics body says a coach who faces charges of sexual harassment has been suspended and is under investigation by Ugandan police.More
  • Gaza militants fire missile, rockets at Israel

    Gaza militants fire missile, rockets at Israel

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:43:24 GMT
    Israel's military says Gaza militants have fired a missile at troops patrolling the border as well as several rockets into the south of the country.More
    Militants from the Gaza Strip fired a missile at Israeli troops patrolling the border and several rockets into the country's south on Monday, the last day of the Passover holiday, the military said. No injuries were...More
  • Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 19 people

    Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 19 people

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:14 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:14:56 GMT
    Iraqi officials say a suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint outside the capital, Baghdad, has killed at least nine people.More
    Suicide bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed at least 19 people and wounded 36 on Monday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence as the country counts down to crucial parliament elections later this...More
  • Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

    Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:23:49 GMT
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.More
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.More
  • Palestinians meet in Gaza for reconciliation talks

    Palestinians meet in Gaza for reconciliation talks

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:23:42 GMT
    A senior Hamas leader based in Egypt is in Gaza for talks aimed at reaching a reconciliation agreement between the two rival Palestinian groups, Hamas and Fatah.More
    A senior Hamas leader based in Egypt is in Gaza for talks aimed at reaching a reconciliation agreement between the two rival Palestinian groups, Hamas and Fatah.More
  • New drone strike in Yemen kills al-Qaida militants

    New drone strike in Yemen kills al-Qaida militants

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:03 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:03:43 GMT
    Yemeni security officials and tribal chiefs say that a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed several al-Qaida militants in the country's south, including a local militant commander.More
    Yemeni security officials and tribal chiefs say that a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed several al-Qaida militants in the country's south, including a local militant commander.More
  • Somali lawmaker killed in car bomb explosion

    Somali lawmaker killed in car bomb explosion

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:03 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:03:20 GMT
    A Somali police official says a legislator in the country's parliament has been killed in a car bomb explosion in the Somali capital on Monday.More
    A Somali police official says a legislator in the country's parliament has been killed in a car bomb explosion in the Somali capital on Monday.More
  • Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension

    Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:43 AM EDT2014-04-21 09:43:50 GMT
    Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound.More
    Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound.More
  • Saudi Arabia reports 3 more deaths from MERS virus

    Saudi Arabia reports 3 more deaths from MERS virus

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:13 AM EDT2014-04-21 09:13:12 GMT
    Saudi Arabia's health ministry says three more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died amid a recent increase in infections.More
    Saudi Arabia's health ministry says three more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died amid a recent increase in infections.More
  • Sub search for missing jet two-thirds complete

    Sub search for missing jet two-thirds complete

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:43 AM EDT2014-04-21 08:43:35 GMT
    As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet on Monday, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing after one of its tires...More
    As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet on Monday, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing after one of its tires burst...More
  • John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal

    John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:33 AM EDT2014-04-21 06:33:26 GMT
    Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church teaching on a range of hot-button...More
    Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church teaching on a range of hot-button issues as...More
  • Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster

    Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:33 AM EDT2014-04-21 06:33:22 GMT
    Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive.More
    Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a climbing boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season, a mountaineering official...More
  • Cuba home woes endure despite real-estate reform

    Cuba home woes endure despite real-estate reform

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:44 AM EDT2014-04-21 05:44:04 GMT
    The residents of 308 Oquendo Street were jolted awake in the middle of the night by violent shaking and a noise that they likened to a freight train, or an exploding bomb.More
    The residents of 308 Oquendo Street were jolted awake in the middle of the night by violent shaking and a noise that they likened to a freight train, or an exploding bomb.More
  • Grim work for families as more bodies discovered

    Grim work for families as more bodies discovered

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 04:23:20 GMT
    The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is...More
    There are no names listed as relatives huddle around white signboards to identify bodies from a sunken ferry - just the slimmest of clues about mostly young lives now lost. Many favored hoodies and track pants. One girl...More
  • AP PHOTOS: Nicaraguan town drags chained 'Judases'

    AP PHOTOS: Nicaraguan town drags chained 'Judases'

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-04-21 04:03:31 GMT
    For 130 years, the people of Masatepe have observed Good Friday by dressing up in colorful masks and costumes and dragging chained "Judases" through the streets of their town in western Nicaragua.More
    For 130 years, the people of Masatepe have observed Good Friday by dressing up in colorful masks and costumes and dragging chained "Judases" through the streets of their town in western Nicaragua.More
  • Prosecutor says 4 ferry crewmembers detained

    Prosecutor says 4 ferry crewmembers detained

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:34:13 GMT
    A South Korean prosecutor says four more crewmembers from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers.More
    A South Korean prosecutor says four more crewmembers from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers.More
  • Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear

    Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:03:02 GMT
    Nigerians are marking Easter with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of 75 bomb blast victims and fearful of the fate of 85 abducted schoolgirls.More
    With little to celebrate, Nigerians marked Easter Sunday with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of at least 75 bomb blast victims and fearful of the fate of 85 abducted schoolgirls.More
  • Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help

    Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-04-21 02:33:11 GMT
    A Malaysian official met Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued to search for any...More
    As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing early Monday after one of its tires...More
  • Ahead of vote, Syria's Assad visits seized village

    Ahead of vote, Syria's Assad visits seized village

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:33:11 GMT
    The Greek Orthodox Patriarch in Syria says Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists who attack "our people and holy places."More
    Syria's embattled president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, an important symbolic prize for his government ahead of coming presidential elections he...More
  • Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers

    Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:33:06 GMT
    Algerian police and military officials said Islamist insurgents ambushed a military bus, killing at least 10 soldiers in the central Kabylie mountains.More
    Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry said Sunday.More
  • AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events

    AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:13:32 GMT
    By The Associated Press From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event - the...More
    By The Associated Press From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event - the crucifixion...More
  • 8 killed in Finland parachutist plane accident

    8 killed in Finland parachutist plane accident

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-04-20 18:43:36 GMT
    Finnish officials say eight people died when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed to the ground and caught fire.More
    Finnish officials say eight people died when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed to the ground and caught fire.More
  • Egypt: Ex-army chief, leftist to run for president

    Egypt: Ex-army chief, leftist to run for president

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 18:03:04 GMT
    Egypt's Interior Ministry says gunmen have killed a captain from the intelligence services and a policeman on a desert road outside Cairo.More
    Egypt's election commission said Sunday only two presidential hopefuls, one of them the powerful former military chief who nine months ago ousted the country's first democratically elected leader, have submitted...More
  • Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

    Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:52:41 GMT
    As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will find a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.More
    As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.More
  • Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

    Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:03:59 GMT
    The Ukrainian and Russian governments are reporting a shootout at a checkpoint set up by pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine that has left one person dead and others hospitalized with gunshot wounds.More
    Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state...More
  • Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results

    Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-04-20 16:13:20 GMT
    New partial results released in Afghanistan's presidential election show candidate Abdullah Abdullah still is the front-runner, though a runoff election will be likely.More
    Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead slightly increased in partial results for Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday, but he and rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai still seem to be heading for a...More
  • Dealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed in Spain

    Dealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed in Spain

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-04-20 16:13:02 GMT
    Spanish officials say a businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain.More
    A Spanish businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain, officials said Sunday.More
  • Emirati firm promises to send citizen into space

    Emirati firm promises to send citizen into space

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-20 15:13:04 GMT
    One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space.More
    One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space.More
  • Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline

    Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-20 15:13:02 GMT
    One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's skyline almost beyond recognition amid an ongoing construction frenzy seemingly...More
    One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's skyline almost beyond recognition amid an ongoing construction frenzy seemingly immune to...More
  • 4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal

    4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-04-20 14:53:30 GMT
    Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria have returned home to France.More
    Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists.More
  • Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

    Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:42:45 GMT
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in his twisting, impassioned novels.More
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels.More
  • Transcript of SKorea ship sinking: 'We can't move'

    Transcript of SKorea ship sinking: 'We can't move'

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:33:03 GMT
    The following is a portion of the transcript released Sunday by the South Korean coast guard of the conversation between the ferry that sank Wednesday and the Jindo Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jindo...More
    The following is a portion of the transcript released Sunday by the South Korean coast guard of the conversation between the ferry that sank Wednesday and the Jindo Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jindo island. The...More
  • Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

    Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:33:00 GMT
    Pope Francis is celebrating Christianity's most joyous day, Easter Sunday, under sunny skies in St. Peter's Square.More
    Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the...More
  • Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

    Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:33:03 GMT
    Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.More
    Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.More
  • Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts

    Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:32 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:32:40 GMT
    It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck?More
    It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck?More
  • EU official against cutting Russia gas ties

    EU official against cutting Russia gas ties

    Sunday, April 20 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-04-20 10:32:50 GMT
    A senior European Union official says he opposes cutting back gas ties with Russia in the next few years but the bloc should work on diversifying supplies.More
    A senior European Union official says he opposes cutting back gas ties with Russia in the next few years but the bloc should work on diversifying supplies.More
  • Palestinian rock throwers arrested at holy site

    Palestinian rock throwers arrested at holy site

    Sunday, April 20 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-04-20 10:02:21 GMT
    Israeli police say they entered the compound at Jerusalem's holiest site to disperse Palestinians who were throwing rocks.More
    Israeli police entered the compound of Jerusalem's holiest site to disperse Palestinians who were throwing rocks at them on Sunday, as thousands of tourists packed the Old City for the Easter and Passover holidays.More
  • Aesthetics-minded Americans decry Paris love locks

    Aesthetics-minded Americans decry Paris love locks

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:52 AM EDT2014-04-20 09:52:51 GMT
    Without love, what is Paris? And yet what is a trip to Paris without unfettered vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine?More
    Without love, what is Paris? And yet what is a trip to Paris without unfettered vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine?More
  • Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

    Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:32 AM EDT2014-04-20 09:32:50 GMT
    A transcript released Sunday of communications with the South Korean ferry that sank details crippling confusion and indecision, with a crew member questioning whether an evacuation was the right move well after...More
    A transcript released Sunday of communications with the South Korean ferry that sank details crippling confusion and indecision, with a crew member questioning whether an evacuation was the right move well after the ship...More
  • Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land

    Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:32 AM EDT2014-04-20 09:32:48 GMT
    Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago.More
    Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago.More
  • 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:53 AM EDT2014-04-20 05:53:09 GMT
    Rescuers were digging through piles of snow and ice Saturday for four Sherpa guides buried on Mount Everest when an avalanche swept down the slopes and killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on...More
    Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak that killed...More
  • Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

    Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:52:11 GMT
    The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into...More
    After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the...More
  • Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

    Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:12:08 GMT
    The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.More
    The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.More
  • Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

    Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:12:50 GMT
    The search coordination center says an underwater robotic submarine is expected to finish searching a narrowed down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane within the next week,...More
    A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane continued to dive Sunday after completing about half of its search on the bottom of the Indian Ocean with no luck, prompting an official to express the...More
  • Japan minister at shrine honoring war criminals

    Japan minister at shrine honoring war criminals

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:53:02 GMT
    A Japanese Cabinet minister on Sunday visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead including war criminals, in what has repeatedly caused friction with Japan's neighbors.More
    A Japanese Cabinet minister on Sunday visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead including war criminals, in what has repeatedly caused friction with Japan's neighbors.More
  • Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle

    Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:52:41 GMT
    On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper.More
    On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper.More
  • Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem

    Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:12:03 GMT
    The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in...More
    The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox...More
  • Pope seeks to bring faith to "ends of the Earth"

    Pope seeks to bring faith to "ends of the Earth"

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:02:06 GMT
    Pope Francis has presided over an Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica in which he will baptize 10 people.More
    Pope Francis baptized 10 people Saturday and urged them to bring their faith "to the ends of the Earth" as he presided over an Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica.More
  • Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too

    Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:52:18 GMT
    When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it's not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People in other countries want the first lady, too.More
    When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it's not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People in other countries want the first lady, too.More
  • At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

    At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:32:04 GMT
    Russia's foreign ministry on Saturday promised it would offer strong assistance to Ukraine to overcome its crisis, but emphasized that the ultimate responsibility for reducing tensions lies with Ukrainians...More
    Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the...More
  • Iran vice president says row over reactor resolved

    Iran vice president says row over reactor resolved

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:12:01 GMT
    Iranian state television is reporting that the Islamic Republic's vice president is saying a dispute between world powers and the country over its heavy water reactor at Arak has been "virtually resolved."More
    Iran will redesign its Arak heavy water reactor to greatly limit the amount of plutonium it can make, the country's vice president said Saturday, marking a major concession from the Islamic Republic in negotiations...More
  • 4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

    4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:42:40 GMT
    Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.More
    Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey and reached freedom Saturday, though dozens more remain held in the country's chaotic civil war.More
  • Islamic militants claim this week's Nigeria blast

    Islamic militants claim this week's Nigeria blast

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:32:26 GMT
    Nigeria's Islamic extremists are claiming responsibility for the massive explosion at a busy bus station that killed at least 75 people in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, this week.More
    Islamic extremists Saturday claimed responsibility for the massive rush-hour explosion earlier this week that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, killing at least 75 people and wounding 141.More
  • Deadline lapses in Peru for illegal gold miners

    Deadline lapses in Peru for illegal gold miners

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:22:21 GMT
    The clock has run out for an estimated 40,000 illegal gold miners who had until Saturday to legalize their status in a region of southeastern Peru where fortune-seekers have ravaged rainforests and contaminated...More
    The clock has run out for an estimated 40,000 illegal gold miners who had until Saturday to legalize their status in a region of southeastern Peru where fortune-seekers have ravaged rainforests and contaminated rivers. The...More
  • Guinea to cancel BSG Resources-Vale mining rights

    Guinea to cancel BSG Resources-Vale mining rights

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:01:58 GMT
    The government of Guinea says it plans to revoke the mining rights to one of the largest untapped iron ore deposits in the world, following a watchdog's recommendation.More
    The government of Guinea is planning to revoke the mining rights to one of the largest untapped iron ore deposits in the world, following a watchdog's recommendation.More
  • Confusion, anger as sunken ferry's relatives wait

    Confusion, anger as sunken ferry's relatives wait

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-04-19 16:12:08 GMT
    The informal briefing by a South Korean coast guard rescuer started calmly enough. He stood on a stage in front of relatives of those missing from a sunken ferry, explaining how divers trying to find their loved...More
    The informal briefing by a South Korean coast guard rescuer started calmly enough. He stood on a stage in front of relatives of those missing from a sunken ferry, explaining how divers trying to find their loved ones are...More
  • Man arrested over murder of ex-IRA leader

    Man arrested over murder of ex-IRA leader

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-04-19 16:02:24 GMT
    Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a man for questioning about the killing of a senior Irish Republican Army hard-liner.More
    Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a man for questioning about the killing of a senior Irish Republican Army hard-liner.More
  • Nigeria preacher: Healer or controversial leader?

    Nigeria preacher: Healer or controversial leader?

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-04-19 15:42:05 GMT
    It's Sunday, and 15,000 people are seated in the enormous arena-like church, fanning themselves against the dusty humid air in Nigeria.More
    It's Sunday, and 15,000 people are seated in the enormous arena-like church, fanning themselves against the dusty humid air in Nigeria.More
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

    Saturday, April 19 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-04-19 13:21:50 GMT
    His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions,...More
    His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition,...More
  • Iran denounces US ruling to sell property

    Iran denounces US ruling to sell property

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-04-19 12:31:43 GMT
    Iran has condemned a ruling issued by a U.S. federal judge approving plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related...More
    Iran has condemned a ruling issued by a U.S. federal judge approving plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture...More
  • Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice

    Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-04-19 10:51:42 GMT
    Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors...More
    Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that...More
  • Religion builds bridges in ethnically split Cyprus

    Religion builds bridges in ethnically split Cyprus

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:41 AM EDT2014-04-19 10:41:55 GMT
    An unexpected moment during the Good Friday service in a long-abandoned church in Cyprus' breakaway north illustrated how religion is helping to bring together Christian Greek Cypriots and Muslim Turkish...More
    An unexpected moment during the Good Friday service in a long-abandoned church in Cyprus' breakaway north illustrated how religion is helping to bring together Christian Greek Cypriots and Muslim Turkish Cypriots on...More
  • 4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

    4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:31 AM EDT2014-04-19 10:31:40 GMT
    France's presidential palace says four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released.More
    Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released, France's presidential palace said Saturday.More
  • Iran general urges Tehran to make new UN pick

    Iran general urges Tehran to make new UN pick

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:31 AM EDT2014-04-19 10:31:39 GMT
    A senior Iranian military official has urged the foreign ministry to name a new envoy to the U.N. after the U.S. blocked its chosen ambassador over alleged ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.More
    A senior Iranian military official has urged the foreign ministry to name a new envoy to the U.N. after the U.S. blocked its chosen ambassador over alleged ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.More
  • Death toll in SKorea ferry sinking climbs to 32

    Death toll in SKorea ferry sinking climbs to 32

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:31 AM EDT2014-04-19 09:31:46 GMT
    South Korean coast guard officials say they've found three more bodies from the sinking of a ferry, raising the death toll to 32.More
    South Korean coast guard officials say they've found three more bodies from the sinking of a ferry, raising the death toll to 32.More
  • Putin: no blocks to boosting relations with West

    Putin: no blocks to boosting relations with West

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:31 AM EDT2014-04-19 09:31:45 GMT
    Russian President Vladimir Putin says he sees no obstacles to improving relations with the West, which are fraught with tension over the Ukraine crisis.More
    Russian President Vladimir Putin says he sees no obstacles to improving relations with the West, which are fraught with tension over the Ukraine crisis.More
  • Prosecutor says mate steering waters for 1st time

    Prosecutor says mate steering waters for 1st time

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:11 AM EDT2014-04-19 07:11:44 GMT
    A prosecutor says that the third mate steering a South Korean ferry at the time of a major accident was navigating those waters for the first time.More
    A prosecutor says that the third mate steering a South Korean ferry at the time of a major accident was navigating those waters for the first time.More
  • 4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

    4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-04-19 06:52:05 GMT
    By The Associated Press Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are...More
    By The Associated Press Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of...More
  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:32:48 GMT
    An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine more missing, officials said.More
    Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the...More
  • Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane

    Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:11:40 GMT
    Six weeks into the extensive search for the lost Malaysia Airlines plane without so much as a piece of debris yet found, several Chinese relatives met Friday to pray for spouses who never came home, while begging...More
    A robotic submarine has finished its sixth trip to the bottom of the Indian Ocean in the hunt for wreckage from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, six weeks after the aircraft mysteriously disappeared, the search...More
  • Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

    Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:51:33 GMT
    Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives.More
    The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need - three of whom were seen lifeless in the...More
  • Dutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd

    Dutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:01:14 GMT
    Canadian police confirmed Thursday an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed...More
    Canadian police confirmed an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after...More
  • Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:32:00 GMT
    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.More
    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.More
  • Ferry captain arrested in South Korea disaster

    Ferry captain arrested in South Korea disaster

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:21:48 GMT
    Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.More
    A prosecutor says the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested.More
  • Pensive pope at Good Friday Colosseum procession

    Pensive pope at Good Friday Colosseum procession

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:51:14 GMT
    Pope Francis is presiding over a torch-lit Way of the Cross procession at the Colosseum marking Good Friday in Rome.More
    Desperate migrants, suicidal failed business owners, battered women, torture victims and all people suffering in the world were remembered at a torch-lit Good Friday Way of the Cross procession presided over by Pope...More
  • Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:11:42 GMT
    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.More
    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.More
  • Belfast IRA figure killed in splinter-group feud

    Belfast IRA figure killed in splinter-group feud

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:51:29 GMT
    A senior Irish Republican Army hard-liner has been shot to death in Belfast three years after former comrades in his splinter group threatened to kill them.More
    A senior Irish Republican Army hard-liner was shot to death Friday in Belfast three years after former comrades in his splinter group threatened to kill him.More
  • Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine

    Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:22:01 GMT
    Pro-Russian militiamen who control government buildings in eastern Ukraine are showing no sign of relenting despite a deal between Moscow and Kiev.More
    Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev.More
  • After Algerian landslide, what next?

    After Algerian landslide, what next?

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:21:52 GMT
    Algerian officials say President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won a fourth term in office with a landslide 81 percent of the vote.More
    Algeria's frail president won a fourth term in a landslide victory, but it only masks a bigger question for this oil-rich North African nation - what now? It's still unclear who will eventually succeed the...More
  • 57-nation OSCE plays key Ukraine monitoring role

    57-nation OSCE plays key Ukraine monitoring role

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:41:45 GMT
    A team from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is going to try to help de-escalate Russian-Ukrainian tensions after the two nations agreed to work on reducing frictions sparked by Moscow's...More
    A 57-nation organization with a history of mediation but no enforcing powers has been tasked with helping to translate diplomatic progress on easing Ukrainian tensions into reality on the ground.More
  • World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:21:50 GMT
    By The Associated Press Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:More
    By The Associated Press Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:More
  • Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:51:44 GMT
    A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its magnitude at 7.5 and said it was centered near the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are...More
    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.More
  • Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs

    Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:51:36 GMT
    The spokesman of an al-Qaida breakaway group has slammed the terror network's chief, blaming him for the widening rift between rival Islamic rebels who are battling each other in Syria.More
    A powerful car bomb exploded Friday outside a mosque in a pro-government district of central Syria, killing 14 people in the latest violence to hit the war-shattered city, state-run Syrian television reported.More
  • In Egypt, a corruption watchdog hit by backlash

    In Egypt, a corruption watchdog hit by backlash

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:21:10 GMT
    Hesham Genena has created uproar by trying to actually do his job. The head of one of Egypt's foremost government oversight agencies, he says he has uncovered billions of dollars-worth of corruption, involving...More
    Hesham Genena has created uproar by trying to actually do his job. The head of one of Egypt's foremost government oversight agencies, he says he has uncovered billions of dollars-worth of corruption, involving some of...More
  • French President Hollande's top aide resigns

    French President Hollande's top aide resigns

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:20:56 GMT
    The French president's top adviser has resigned following allegations of a past conflict of interest, striking a new blow to the already unpopular Francois Hollande.More
    The French president's top adviser resigned Friday following allegations of a past conflict of interest, striking a new blow to the already unpopular Francois Hollande.More
  • UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser

    UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:31:26 GMT
    Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited a top adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama's campaigns to help with its leader's election bid next year.More
    Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited David Axelrod - a key figure behind Barack Obama's two presidential victories - to help with its leader's election bid next year.More
  • Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades

    Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:01:10 GMT
    A spokesman for a controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital, Islamabad, says he has named the school's new library in honor of Osama bin Laden.More
    Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr."More
  • Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land

    Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:01:00 GMT
    Christians in the Holy Land are commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City.More
    Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City.More
  • Mali opposition: Tuareg impasse makes north unsafe

    Mali opposition: Tuareg impasse makes north unsafe

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:41:23 GMT
    An opposition party says an impasse in negotiations between Mali's government and separatist rebels is creating insecurity in the country's north.More
    An opposition party says an impasse in negotiations between Mali's government and separatist rebels is creating insecurity in the country's north.More
  • AP PHOTOS: Marking Jesus' journey on Good Friday

    AP PHOTOS: Marking Jesus' journey on Good Friday

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-04-18 11:51:30 GMT
    By The Associated Press Around the world, Christians are coming together in observance of Good Friday, which they believe was the day Jesus was crucified.More
    By The Associated Press Around the world, Christians are coming together in observance of Good Friday, which they believe was the day Jesus was crucified.More
  • China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted

    China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 11:00:46 GMT
    Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a...More
    Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning...More
  • Officials: Bomb in Baghdad shopping street kills 3

    Officials: Bomb in Baghdad shopping street kills 3

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 11:00:43 GMT
    Iraqi officials say a bomb planted on a street full of shoppers in the capital, Baghdad, has killed three people and wounded five.More
    Iraqi officials say a bomb planted on a street full of shoppers in the capital, Baghdad, has killed three people and wounded five.More
  • Transcript of conversation between ferry, shore

    Transcript of conversation between ferry, shore

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:20:58 GMT
    Following is the transcript released by the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries of the conversation between Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jeju Island and The Sewol, the ferry that sank on Wednesday. The...More
    Following is the transcript released by the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries of the conversation between Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jeju Island and The Sewol, the ferry that sank on Wednesday. The original...More
  • Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium's love of beer

    Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium's love of beer

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:20:46 GMT
    The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say how much longer....More
    The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say how much longer. Sooner or...More
  • Filipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christ

    Filipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christ

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:11 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:11:06 GMT
    Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good...More
    Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday...More
  • Vandals damage mosque in northern Israel

    Vandals damage mosque in northern Israel

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:50 AM EDT2014-04-18 09:50:41 GMT
    Police say vandals have damaged a mosque in northern Israel in an attack blamed on a fringe group of Jewish extremists.More
    Police say vandals have damaged a mosque in northern Israel in an attack blamed on a fringe group of Jewish extremists.More
  • Australia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunt

    Australia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunt

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:20 AM EDT2014-04-18 09:20:55 GMT
    He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern world has ever known: What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?More
    He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern world has ever known: What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?More
  • Vice principal saved from Korea ferry found hanged

    Vice principal saved from Korea ferry found hanged

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 09:00:41 GMT
    Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.More
    Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.More
  • Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade

    Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:30 AM EDT2014-04-18 08:30:34 GMT
    Iran's president has underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West during a military parade marking the country's National Army Day.More
    Iran's president underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West in a speech Friday during a military parade on the country's National Army Day.More
  • Taliban inmates break out of Afghan prison

    Taliban inmates break out of Afghan prison

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:20 AM EDT2014-04-18 08:20:34 GMT
    An official says three Taliban insurgents escaped from a prison in northern Afghanistan using weapons smuggled into the facility in a jailbreak that killed three police guards.More
    An official says three Taliban insurgents escaped from a prison in northern Afghanistan using weapons smuggled into the facility in a jailbreak that killed three police guards.More
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:40 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:40:41 GMT
    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.More
    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.More
  • Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

    Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:11 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:11:25 GMT
    Officials say about five climbers are feared missing after an avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest and hit a route used to assent the world's highest peak.More
    A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak.More
  • Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

    Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

    Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers, many thought to be high school students, still missing more than a day after their ferry flipped onto...More
    Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead.More
  • Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial

    Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:50 AM EDT2014-04-18 04:50:59 GMT
    Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack.More
    Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack.More
  • Works by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Works by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-04-18 04:22:13 GMT
    By The Associated Press Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism.More
    By The Associated Press Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism.More
  • Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet

    Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet

    A robotic submarine completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, and investigators were analyzing the sub's data while also trying to identify the...More
    A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast, as data...More
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:50:40 GMT
    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.More
    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.More
  • Divers pumping air into submerged SKorean ship

    Divers pumping air into submerged SKorean ship

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:40:56 GMT
    Coast guard officials say divers have begun pumping air into a submerged South Korean ship 48 hours after it listed and sank. But it wasn't immediately clear if the air was for survivors or for a salvage...More
    Coast guard officials say divers have begun pumping air into a submerged South Korean ship 48 hours after it listed and sank. But it wasn't immediately clear if the air was for survivors or for a salvage operation.More
  • Excerpts from the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Excerpts from the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:01:44 GMT
    Here are some excerpts from the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.More
    Here are some excerpts from the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.More
  • Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

    Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:01:38 GMT
    The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary.More
    The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary.More
  • SSudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base

    SSudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:50:45 GMT
    A military officer in South Sudan said about 12 people were killed and dozens injured when an angry mob of armed youths stormed a U.N. compound and attacked civilians from a minority ethnic group.More
    An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside. Peacekeepers were forced to open fire, amid rampaging violence that killed at least...More
  • World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:00:54 GMT
    By The Associated Press Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:More
    By The Associated Press Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:More
  • Works by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Works by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:20:55 GMT
    By The Associated Press Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism.More
    By The Associated Press Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism.More
  • UN Security Council meets on rights in North Korea

    UN Security Council meets on rights in North Korea

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:50:19 GMT
    The head of the commission of inquiry that accused North Korea of crimes against humanity told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it must take action against "a totalitarian state without parallel in the...More
    The head of the commission of inquiry that accused North Korea of crimes against humanity told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it must take action against "a totalitarian state without parallel in the...More
  • Opposition cries fraud in Algerian election

    Opposition cries fraud in Algerian election

    Algerians are trickling into the polls to elect a new president of this oil-rich North African nation in an election expected to be won by the ailing incumbent.More
    The main opposition candidate in Algeria's presidential elections cried foul late Thursday night hours after voting ended, alleging massive fraud and vowing to reject any results announced.More
  • Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

    Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

    Ukraine's interior minister says three pro-Russian militants have been killed and 13 wounded after Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on a National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol in the...More
    Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs, a day after the most lethal clash so far killed three pro-Russian...More
  • Ukraine OKs intl court, may probe Kiev deaths

    Ukraine OKs intl court, may probe Kiev deaths

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:00:43 GMT
    Ukraine has accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, opening the way for a possible investigation of the violent crackdown by former President Viktor Yanukovych's government on demonstrators.More
    Ukraine has accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, opening the way for a possible investigation of the violent crackdown by former President Viktor Yanukovych's government on demonstrators, the...More
  • Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:50:48 GMT
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City...More
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City on Thursday....More
  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

    Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

    Ukraine is seeking to pacify Russia even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what Washington says are Russian efforts to foment unrest in the former Soviet state.More
    In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by...More
  • Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls

    Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls

    The principal of a northeastern Nigerian school said she cannot confirm a military report that more than 100 female students kidnapped by Islamic militants are free.More
    Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist...More
  • Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:30:43 GMT
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City...More
    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.More
  • US senators support Moldova in EU bid

    US senators support Moldova in EU bid

    Four U.S. senators have visited Moldova to offer political and financial support, while Russian President Vladimir Putin is urging Ukraine to end a blockade of the country's separatist province Trans-Dniester.More
    Four U.S. senators visited Moldova Thursday to lend support to the former Soviet republic's move toward the European Union, while Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Ukraine to end a blockade of the country's...More
  • French military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali

    French military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:22:56 GMT
    France's presidential palace says French forces have freed five humanitarian aid workers kidnapped by "a terrorist group" in northern Mali in early February.More
    French special forces backed by helicopters led a pre-dawn operation in northern Mail Thursday and freed five humanitarian aid workers who had been held captive by a "terrorist group" - killing about 10 of the alleged...More
  • Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:10:20 GMT
    A person close to the family has confirmed reports that that Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. He was 87.More
    A person close to the family has confirmed reports that that Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. He was 87.More
  • UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade

    UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade

    The U.N. nuclear agency says Iran has neutralized half of its stockpile of higher-enriched uranium that could be turned quickly into the core of a nuclear weapon.More
    Iran has converted three quarters of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms and is well on the way toward transforming the rest, the U.N. atomic agency...More
  • Pistorius trial: Prosecutor chides defense witness

    Pistorius trial: Prosecutor chides defense witness

    The prosecutor at the murder trial of double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius is continuing his cross-examination of one of the defense's forensic experts.More
    An expert witness for the defense at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was supposed to help the athlete's assertion that he killed his girlfriend by mistake last year, but he ended his testimony on Thursday amid...More
  • Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again

    Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:50:42 GMT
    An effort to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and four co-defendants veered off track again Thursday as a pretrial hearing ended with new obstacles that threaten to further...More
    An effort to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and four co-defendants veered off track again Thursday as a pretrial hearing ended with new obstacles that threaten to further derail...More
  • Russian state media claim AP skews Putin coverage

    Russian state media claim AP skews Putin coverage

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:50:39 GMT
    Kremlin-controlled television channels criticized The Associated Press' international television service for cutting into its live feed of President Vladimir Putin's nearly four-hour call-in show to send...More
    Kremlin-controlled television channels criticized The Associated Press' international television service for cutting into its live feed of President Vladimir Putin's nearly four-hour call-in show to send footage...More
  • Thugs with machetes attack Nigerian party congress

    Thugs with machetes attack Nigerian party congress

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:50:37 GMT
    Nigerian officials say machete-wielding thugs have attacked delegates at a meeting of Nigeria's main opposition coalition, wounding scores in the northern city of Kaduna.More
    Nigerian officials say machete-wielding thugs have attacked delegates at a meeting of Nigeria's main opposition coalition, wounding scores in the northern city of Kaduna.More
  • Turkey increases spy agency's powers

    Turkey increases spy agency's powers

    Turkey's parliament looks set to pass a bill that increases the powers and immunities of the country's spy agency. It is the latest in a string of moves critics say is undermining democracy in the country...More
    Turkey's parliament on Thursday approved a bill that increases the powers and immunities of the country's spy agency. It's the latest in a string of moves that critics say is undermining the country's...More
  • Pope washes feet of elderly, disabled in rite

    Pope washes feet of elderly, disabled in rite

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:30:09 GMT
    Pope Francis has washed the feet of 12 elderly and disabled people - women and non-Catholics among them - in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve like a "slave."More
    Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday - women and non-Catholics among them - in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a "slave."More
  • Putin's choice of words shed light on Ukraine

    Putin's choice of words shed light on Ukraine

    Russia's President Vladimir Putin has dismissed claims that Russian special forces are in eastern Ukraine as "nonsense."More
    To understand Russian President Vladimir Putin's intentions in Ukraine, it helps to pay close attention to his choice of words and his reading of history. Here is what Putin had to say Thursday in a nationally...More
  • Croatia extradites ex-spy to Germany

    Croatia extradites ex-spy to Germany

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:20:50 GMT
    A former top spy in Yugoslavia's feared secret service has been extradited to Germany, where he is wanted in connection with murder of a political dissident 31 years ago.More
    A former top spy in Yugoslavia's feared secret service has been extradited to Germany, where he is wanted in connection with murder of a political dissident 31 years ago.More
  • Ex-Senegalese president's son to face graft trial

    Ex-Senegalese president's son to face graft trial

    An official says the son of Senegal's former president will be tried for illicit enrichment following an investigation into how he amassed his multi-million dollar fortune.More
    An official says the son of Senegal's former president will be tried for illicit enrichment following an investigation into how he amassed his multimillion-dollar fortune.More
  • Iranian woman forgives son's killer at the gallows

    Iranian woman forgives son's killer at the gallows

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:11:15 GMT
    By The Associated Press The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his victim forgave him as he stood on...More
    By LEE KEATH Associated Press The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his victim forgave him as he stood on the...More
  • Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

    Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

    A Tommy Lee Jones western and a David Cronenberg expose on Hollywood are among the 18 films vying for the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.More
    David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month's Cannes Film Festival.More
  • Kerry: Steps embraced to ease tensions in Ukraine

    Kerry: Steps embraced to ease tensions in Ukraine

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:10:41 GMT
    Secretary of State John Kerry says diplomats from Russia, the United States, the European Union and Ukraine have agreed on a series of steps aimed at de-escalating violence in strife-ridden Ukraine.More
    Secretary of State John Kerry says diplomats from Russia, the United States, the European Union and Ukraine have agreed on a series of steps aimed at de-escalating violence in strife-ridden Ukraine.More
  • West Africa's Ebola outbreak has claimed 137 lives

    West Africa's Ebola outbreak has claimed 137 lives

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:30:24 GMT
    The World Health Organization says an Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed 137 lives.More
    The World Health Organization says an Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed 137 lives.More
  • Romanian premier co-pilots US F-16 fighter jet

    Romanian premier co-pilots US F-16 fighter jet

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:21:51 GMT
    Romania's prime minister has co-piloted an F-16 fighter jet at the end of Romanian and U.S. air exercises.More
    Romania's prime minister has co-piloted an F-16 fighter jet at the end of Romanian and U.S. air exercises.More
  • Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

    Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:21:50 GMT
    A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread.More
    A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread.More
  • Berlusconi: glad to help elderly as punishment

    Berlusconi: glad to help elderly as punishment

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:09:44 GMT
    Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says he's glad a Milan court ordered him to help the elderly as part of his punishment for a tax fraud conviction.More
    Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says he's glad a Milan court ordered him to help the elderly as part of his punishment for a tax fraud conviction.More
  • Ukraine: More stringent border checks for Russians

    Ukraine: More stringent border checks for Russians

    Ukraine is introducing stringent checks for Russian citizens who want to cross the border into Ukraine.More
    Ukraine is introducing stringent checks for Russian citizens who want to cross the border into Ukraine.More
  • Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown

    Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown

    Kenya's police chief says 91 Somali nationals have been deported to Mogadishu.More
    If you have a beard or wear loose-fitting clothing associated with Muslims, you will be targeted, says Omar bin Omar as police carried out a security sweep of Somali neighborhoods amid alleged police abuses.More
  • Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies

    Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:49:42 GMT
    Several hours into Vladimir Putin's televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers' questions to air what she said was a "sensational video" for the Russian president: a message from...More
    Several hours into Vladimir Putin's televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers' questions to air what she said was a "sensational video" for the Russian president: a message from Edward Snowden.More
  • Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers

    Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers

    Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a military base in the country's north, killing at least 10 soldiers.More
    Militants launched a brazen attack on a military base in a restive area in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12, officials said.More
  • 5 newspapers suspended in Ivory Coast

    5 newspapers suspended in Ivory Coast

    Five Ivory Coast newspapers whose publications have been temporarily suspended are denouncing the measure.More
    Five Ivory Coast newspapers whose publications have been temporarily suspended are denouncing the measure.More
  • India struggles with rebel threats during election

    India struggles with rebel threats during election

    Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where rebels threatened violence over the plight of...More
    Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where leftist rebels threatened violence over the plight of...More
  • Israel arrests Arab journalist over Lebanon visit

    Israel arrests Arab journalist over Lebanon visit

    Israel's Shin Bet intelligence service says it has detained a young Israeli Arab journalist for traveling to Lebanon, which Israel considers an enemy country.More
    Israel's Shin Bet intelligence service said on Thursday that it has detained a young Israeli Arab journalist for traveling to Lebanon, which Israel considers an enemy country.More
  • Key things to know as Algeria votes for president

    Key things to know as Algeria votes for president

    Algerians went to the polls Thursday to elect the president of their oil-rich country, a key U.S. ally in the fight against terror and a major natural gas provider to Europe. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is...More
    Algerians went to the polls Thursday to elect the president of their oil-rich country, a key U.S. ally in the fight against terror and a major natural gas provider to Europe. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is expected to...More
  • Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing

    Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing

    Kim Jeong-keun woke up on his cabin bed to find out his friends had smeared lipstick on his face while he had been asleep, a prank harking back to their school days.More
    Kim Jeong-keun woke up on his cabin bed to find out his friends had smeared lipstick on his face while he had been asleep, a prank harking back to their school days.More
  • Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return

    Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return

    This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world.More
    This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world.More
  • AP names Nigeria chief of bureau

    AP names Nigeria chief of bureau

    The Associated Press has named Michelle Faul, who has covered the major stories of Africa over the past three decades, as its bureau chief in Nigeria.More
    The Associated Press has named Michelle Faul, who has covered the major stories of Africa over the past three decades, as its bureau chief in Nigeria.More
  • Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking

    Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking

    More than 100 people were still unaccounted Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 476, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and...More
    Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers still missing a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of...More
  • Street theater in Mexico City's rough Tepito area

    Street theater in Mexico City's rough Tepito area

    Few outsiders dare venture after dark into Tepito, a neighborhood known as Mexico City's main clearinghouse for contraband ranging from guns and drugs to counterfeit sneakers.More
    Few outsiders dare venture after dark into Tepito, a neighborhood known as Mexico City's main clearinghouse for contraband ranging from guns and drugs to counterfeit sneakers.More
  • Progress in Venezuela talks, but protests continue

    Progress in Venezuela talks, but protests continue

    Negotiators from Venezuela's government and the opposition agreed to broaden membership in a truth commission tasked with investigating who's to blame for 41 deaths tied to weeks of political unrest.More
    Negotiators for the government and the opposition have agreed to broaden membership in a truth commission that is to investigate who is to blame for 41 deaths tied to weeks of political unrest in Venezuela.More
  • Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

    An Associated Press reporter says he saw a column of combat vehicles in an eastern Ukrainian city, occupied by pro-Russian insurgents and flying Russian flags.More
    The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a...More
  • West slams Russia 'fantasy narrative' on Ukraine

    West slams Russia 'fantasy narrative' on Ukraine

    Western countries on the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday slammed what they called Russia's "fantasy narrative" on the crisis in Ukraine after a new report on the human rights situation there.More
    Western countries on the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday slammed what they called Russia's "fantasy narrative" on the crisis in Ukraine after a new report on the human rights situation there.More
  • Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

    Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

    The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the...More
    The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter...More
  • Robot sub makes first complete search for plane

    Robot sub makes first complete search for plane

    As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person.More
    A robotic submarine has completed its first full 16-hour mission scanning the floor of the Indian Ocean for wreckage of the missing Malaysian airliner after two previous missions were cut short by technical problems and...More
  • NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

    NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

    The head of NATO says the alliance is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine.More
    NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.More
  • uFly fires flight simulator who appeared on CNN

    uFly fires flight simulator who appeared on CNN

    A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by...More
    A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing...More
  • 20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria

    20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria

    A Nigerian newspaper reports that a baby lost in the chaos of the bus station bomb blast in Nigeria's capital is set to be reunited with her critically wounded mother.More
    Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, local government and security officials said Wednesday.More
  • US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

    US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

    The United States is working on a package of non-lethal aid for Ukraine that could include medical supplies and clothing, but would stop short of providing body armor and other military-style equipment, U.S....More
    The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian...More
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  • MARATHON WATCH: Running for a friend hurt by bomb

    MARATHON WATCH: Running for a friend hurt by bomb

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:54:41 GMT
    By The Associated Press Thousands of runners are gathering at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, one year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people...More
    By The Associated Press A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.More
  • Teen stowaway could face charges in California

    Teen stowaway could face charges in California

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:54:31 GMT
    Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.More
    Police in San Jose, Calif., say they are reviewing whether charges are warranted against a 16-year-old boy who authorities say jumped a fence at San Jose's airport and stowed away aboard a Hawaii-bound flight.More
  • Court to look at 'born in Jerusalem' passport case

    Court to look at 'born in Jerusalem' passport case

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:45:06 GMT
    The Supreme Court says it will hear for the second time a passport dispute fraught with Middle Eastern politics. The question is whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list their place of birth as Israel.More
    Confronting an issue fraught with Middle East politics, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear for the second time a passport dispute centering on whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list their place of birth as Israel.More
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