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Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

April 21, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria announced Monday that presidential elections will be held June 3, setting the stage for President Bashar Assad to win a new, seven-year term in the midst of a civil... more »»

Families' hopes for ferry victims painfully humble

April 21, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Lee Byung-soo says he knew, when he saw his 15-year-old son's body in the tent. It could not have been more horrifically obvious. 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 »»

Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

April 21, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.. more »»

Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche

April 21, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — 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... 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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

Grim work for families as more bodies discovered

April 21, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — 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... 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 »»

 
 

 

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