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Parents: 234 girls kidnapped from Nigeria school

April 21, 2014

CHIBOK, Nigeria (AP) — 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,... more »»

Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

April 21, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — 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... more »»

Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

April 21, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden hopes to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine by meeting with its leaders as they deal with their confrontation with Russi. more »»

Gaza militants fire missile, rockets at Israel

April 21, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — 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... more »»

Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 19 people

April 21, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — 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... more »»

Palestinians meet in Gaza for reconciliation talks

April 21, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — 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 »»

SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

April 21, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — 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... more »»

Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension

April 21, 2014

NANJING, China (AP) — 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 »»

Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

April 21, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — 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... more »»

US justices hear arguments in Argentina debt case

April 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Monday in Argentina's decade-long battle with holders of its defaulted bonds. more »»

Biden heads to Ukraine as tensions rise

April 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Ukraine to meet with leaders of the turbulent country. more »»

Sub search for missing jet two-thirds complete

April 21, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — 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... more »»

John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal

April 21, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — 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... more »»

Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster

April 21, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — 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... more »»

Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

April 21, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — 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... more »»

Cuba home woes endure despite real-estate reform

April 21, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — 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 bom. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Nicaraguan town drags chained 'Judases'

April 21, 2014

MASATEPE, Nicaragua (AP) — 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 thei... more »»

Prosecutor says 4 ferry crewmembers detained

April 21, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — 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

April 21, 2014

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — 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... more »»

Grim work for families as more bodies discovered

April 21, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — There are no names listed as relatives huddle around signboards to identify bodies from a sunken ferry. Just the slimmest of clues about mostly young lives now los. more »»

 
 

 

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