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Militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in ambush

April 20, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in the mountainous Kabylie region, killing 14 soldiers, the state news agency reported Sunday. more »»

New portrait unveiled for British queen's birthday

April 20, 2014

LONDON (AP) — A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by renowned British photographer David Bailey has been unveiled to mark the monarch's 88th birthday. more »»

Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts

April 20, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — 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... more »»

Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land

April 20, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — 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 Jerusale... more »»

Shootout in eastern Ukraine leaves 1 dead

April 20, 2014

BYLBASIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — A shootout took place Sunday at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, which the insurgents and the Ukrainian police said left one person dead... more »»

Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

April 20, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The official death toll in the South Korean ferry sinking soared to 58 on Sunday after divers finally succeeded in entering the vessel, which a newly released transcript... more »»

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

April 20, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria... more »»

Syria media reports Assad visits Christian village

April 20, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — President Bashar Assad on Sunday toured a historic Christian village his forces recently captured from rebels, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that... more »»

Palestinian rock throwers arrested at holy site

April 20, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — 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... more »»

Aesthetics-minded Americans decry Paris love locks

April 20, 2014

PARIS (AP) — 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?

Concerns... more »»

4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal

April 20, 2014

PARIS (AP) — 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... more »»

Egypt gunmen kill police captain near Cairo

April 20, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen killed an Egyptian police captain and a conscript on a desert road outside Cairo on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said. more »»

Divers pull bodies from sunken ferry; toll tops 50

April 20, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — 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... more »»

4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

April 20, 2014

PARIS (AP) — 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... more »»

Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

April 20, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — 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... more »»

Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

April 20, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — 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... more »»

Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

April 20, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — 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 tha... more »»

Japan minister at shrine honoring war criminals

April 20, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — 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 »»

13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

April 20, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group o... more »»

10 more bodies found inside sunken ferry by divers

April 20, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunda. more »»

 
 

 

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