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  • Obama visit to South Korea tinged by mourning

    Obama visit to South Korea tinged by mourning

    Friday, April 25 2014 2:15 AM EDT2014-04-25 06:15:45 GMT
    President Barack Obama's visit to South Korea is being tinged by the nation's mourning over this month's ferry disaster.More >
    President Barack Obama's visit to South Korea is being tinged by the nation's mourning over this month's ferry disaster.More >
  • Britain's young royal family end Australian tour

    Britain's young royal family end Australian tour

    Friday, April 25 2014 2:15 AM EDT2014-04-25 06:15:35 GMT
    Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have ended their 10-day tour of Australia with veterans' day commemorations in the national capital.More >
    Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, ended their 10-day tour of Australia on Friday with veterans' day commemorations in the national capital.More >
  • S&P cuts Russia's credit rating

    S&P cuts Russia's credit rating

    Friday, April 25 2014 2:15 AM EDT2014-04-25 06:15:18 GMT
    The Standard & Poor's credit agency has cut Russia's credit rating from BBB to BBB-, citing the capital flight and risk to investment in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.More >
    The Standard & Poor's credit agency has cut Russia's credit rating from BBB to BBB-, citing the capital flight and risk to investment in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.More >
  • Fury, cargo questions surround sunken SKorea ferry

    Fury, cargo questions surround sunken SKorea ferry

    Friday, April 25 2014 2:04 AM EDT2014-04-25 06:04:57 GMT
    Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol held the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief overnight, angry about the pace of divers who have recovered 183...More >
    Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol held the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief overnight, angry about the pace of divers who have recovered 183 bodies...More >
  • Iran cuts portion of gasoline subsidies

    Iran cuts portion of gasoline subsidies

    Friday, April 25 2014 1:54 AM EDT2014-04-25 05:54:56 GMT
    Iran has cut a portion of its gasoline subsidies, nearly doubling some prices at the pump as part of a second round of cuts delayed since 2012.More >
    Iran has cut a portion of its gasoline subsidies, nearly doubling some prices at the pump as part of a second round of cuts delayed since 2012.More >
  • Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

    Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

    Friday, April 25 2014 1:44 AM EDT2014-04-25 05:44:47 GMT
    The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said...More >
    The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said Friday.More >
  • South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

    South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

    Friday, April 25 2014 1:16 AM EDT2014-04-25 05:16:47 GMT
    President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger.More >
    President Barack Obama stepped into the familiar role of chief consoler Friday as he arrived for meetings in South Korea, a key U.S. ally that is reeling from a deadly ferry disaster.More >
  • US, Japan say Pacific trade talks make headway

    US, Japan say Pacific trade talks make headway

    Friday, April 25 2014 1:04 AM EDT2014-04-25 05:04:45 GMT
    Closing two days of around the clock negotiations, U.S. officials said Friday that they reached a breakthrough with Japan to move forward a stalled regional trade pact even though gaps remain that could still upend...More >
    Closing two days of around the clock negotiations, U.S. officials said Friday that they reached a breakthrough with Japan to move forward a stalled regional trade pact even though gaps remain that could still upend a final...More >
  • Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

    Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

    Friday, April 25 2014 12:44 AM EDT2014-04-25 04:44:52 GMT
    The material that washed ashore in southwest Australia appears to not be from the missing Malaysian plane, officials said Thursday.More >
    The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said on Friday.More >
  • APNewsBreak: Ecuador expels US military group

    APNewsBreak: Ecuador expels US military group

    Friday, April 25 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-04-25 04:24:56 GMT
    Ecuador has ordered all 20 Defense Department employees in the U.S. Embassy's military group to leave the country by month's end, The Associated Press has learned.More >
    Ecuador has ordered all 20 Defense Department employees in the U.S. Embassy's military group to leave the country by month's end, The Associated Press has learned.More >
  • Jamaican police increasingly facing murder charges

    Jamaican police increasingly facing murder charges

    Friday, April 25 2014 12:15 AM EDT2014-04-25 04:15:40 GMT
    It's been nearly a year since Sevina Giderisingh's 20-year-old son died in a confrontation with a police officer on the dusty outskirts of this struggling Jamaican city where jobs are scarce and crime is...More >
    It's been nearly a year since Sevina Giderisingh's 20-year-old son died in a confrontation with a police officer on the dusty outskirts of this struggling Jamaican city where jobs are scarce and crime is frequent.More >
  • Study: US manufacturers gaining competitiveness

    Study: US manufacturers gaining competitiveness

    Friday, April 25 2014 12:15 AM EDT2014-04-25 04:15:38 GMT
    U.S. manufacturers have grown more competitive over the past decade compared with factories in China, Brazil and most of the world's other major economies.More >
    U.S. manufacturers have grown more competitive over the past decade compared with factories in China, Brazil and most of the world's other major economies.More >
  • Protesters occupy remote oilfield in Peru

    Protesters occupy remote oilfield in Peru

    Friday, April 25 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-04-25 04:05:02 GMT
    Indigenous protesters have occupied Peru's biggest oilfield in the Amazon jungle near Ecuador to demand the cleanup of decades of contamination from spilled crude.More >
    Indigenous protesters have occupied Peru's biggest oilfield in the Amazon jungle near Ecuador to demand the cleanup of decades of contamination from spilled crude.More >
  • Everest climbing season in disarray after deaths

    Everest climbing season in disarray after deaths

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:34:25 GMT
    Top tourism officials in Nepal are on their way to Mount Everest's base camp to negotiate with Sherpas who want to abandon the climbing season after an avalanche killed 16 of the mountain guides.More >
    Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season took another hit Friday as more Sherpa mountain guides packed and left the base camp for their village homes a week after the deadliest disaster on the...More >
  • Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

    Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-04-25 01:34:32 GMT
    Students in the city hit hardest by the South Korean ferry disaster returned to classes Thursday, their school campus a tragic landscape of yellow ribbons, chrysanthemums and photos of classmates and teachers who...More >
    Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol staged a marathon confrontation with the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief, surrounding the senior officials in a...More >
  • Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

    Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:54:29 GMT
    The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.More >
    The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.More >
  • Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

    Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:35:23 GMT
    Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week.More >
    Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the...More >
  • Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital

    Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:15:21 GMT
    Police in Afghanistan say a security guard has opened fire in a Kabul hospital, killing three foreigners and wounding one other person.More >
    Three Americans - a pediatrician and a father and son - were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers,...More >
  • China set to punish web giant Sina for pornography

    China set to punish web giant Sina for pornography

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:46:56 GMT
    China's official news agency says authorities plan to revoke two crucial publication licenses for web giant Sina.com because pornographic content was found on its sites.More >
    China plans to revoke two crucial publication licenses for Sina.com, which might partially ban the web giant's operations, because obscene content was found during an anti-pornography crackdown, state media said Thursday.More >
  • Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:46:06 GMT
    The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite...More >
    The Costa Rican government says it's waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in...More >
  • Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians

    Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:55:37 GMT
    Israel's foreign minister says a peace deal with the Palestinians is impossible after rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed to form a unity government.More >
    Israel broke off Mideast peace talks and brought the U.S.-brokered process to the brink of collapse Thursday, protesting a reconciliation agreement between the Western-backed Palestinian Authority and the militant group...More >
  • Vatican: Pope's private calls don't reflect policy

    Vatican: Pope's private calls don't reflect policy

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:55:34 GMT
    The Vatican's spokesman says that what Pope Francis reportedly tells Catholics in private conversations doesn't reflect church policy.More >
    What Pope Francis may tell Catholics in private telephone conversations doesn't reflect church policy, the Vatican's spokesman said Thursday.More >
  • Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

    Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:55:32 GMT
    The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward...More >
    The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward...More >
  • Suicide attack in Iraq kills at least 11 people

    Suicide attack in Iraq kills at least 11 people

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:55:23 GMT
    Iraqi officials say a suicide attack on a police checkpoint south of the capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 10 people and wounded 18.More >
    A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 11 people, officials said, the latest episode in an uptick in violence in the run-up to next...More >
  • Czech man faces fine after near miss with train

    Czech man faces fine after near miss with train

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:14:48 GMT
    Czech police say a man faces a fine after having a near miss with a train while walking over a level crossing.More >
    Czech police say a man faces a fine after having a near miss with a train while walking over a level crossing.More >
  • Activists say Syrian airstrikes in north kill 30

    Activists say Syrian airstrikes in north kill 30

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:04:48 GMT
    Opposition activists say Syrian government airstrikes on a vegetable market in a rebel-held town in the northern Aleppo province have killed at least 18 people and wounded scores.More >
    Syrian government airstrikes struck a vegetable market in a northern rebel-held town Thursday, killing at least 30 people and wounding scores of others, an activist group said.More >
  • Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147

    Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:44:24 GMT
    The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.More >
    The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.More >
  • London school says students abused by US teacher

    London school says students abused by US teacher

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:34:13 GMT
    A British private school says images of between 50 and 60 of its students were found on the computer drive of an American suspected child predator who killed himself last month.More >
    A British private school said Thursday that images of between 50 and 60 of its students were found on the computer drive of an American suspected child predator who killed himself last month.More >
  • John XXIII's brief papacy made big mark for church

    John XXIII's brief papacy made big mark for church

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:25:38 GMT
    Pope John XXIII left his imprint on humanity and the Catholic Church he led for fewer than five years, helping propel him to sainthood on Sunday. Here are some highlights, in deeds and words:More >
    Pope John XXIII left his imprint on humanity and the Catholic Church he led for fewer than five years, helping propel him to sainthood on Sunday. Here are some highlights, in deeds and words:More >
  • Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'

    Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:14:59 GMT
    President Vladimir Putin has mocked the Internet as a CIA project and pledged to protect Russia's interests online.More >
    President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting.More >
  • Timbuktu's storied mausoleums to rise from ruins

    Timbuktu's storied mausoleums to rise from ruins

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:14:38 GMT
    Roofs are torn off, mud bricks are strewn about and walls barely rise from the desert dunes where Timbuktu's storied mausoleums once stood and are now in ruins. Islamic radicals swept in and tore them apart as...More >
    Roofs are torn off, mud bricks are strewn about and walls barely rise from the desert dunes where Timbuktu's storied mausoleums once stood and are now in ruins. Islamic radicals swept in and tore them apart as totems...More >
  • A look at deeds and words of John Paul II

    A look at deeds and words of John Paul II

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:54:15 GMT
    The most-traveled pope in history, John Paul II left his mark on the Catholic Church and non-believers worldwide. Here are some milestones along his path to sainthood:More >
    The most-traveled pope in history, John Paul II left his mark on the Catholic Church and non-believers worldwide. Here are some milestones along his path to sainthood:More >
  • Rights group urges UN to help free abducted girls

    Rights group urges UN to help free abducted girls

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:54:04 GMT
    A Nigerian rights group is urging the United Nations to help secure the release of some 230 schoolgirls abducted by extremists 10 days ago.More >
    A Nigerian rights group is urging the United Nations to help secure the release of some 230 schoolgirls abducted by extremists 10 days ago.More >
  • Rebels kill 7 after voting in Indian elections

    Rebels kill 7 after voting in Indian elections

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:45:17 GMT
    A major day of voting in the world's biggest elections was marred by violence Thursday as suspected rebels killed four paramilitary soldiers and three polling officials who were leaving buses after conducting...More >
    A major day of voting in the world's biggest elections was marred by violence Thursday as suspected rebels killed four paramilitary soldiers and three polling officials who were traveling on buses after conducting...More >
  • Martyrs, miracles and the stuff of making saints

    Martyrs, miracles and the stuff of making saints

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:34:55 GMT
    The Catholic Church makes saints to give the faithful role models. The process is cloaked in secrecy and open to criticism, given that it deals with science-defying miracles and notoriously politicized choices. In...More >
    The Catholic Church makes saints to give the faithful role models. The process is cloaked in secrecy and open to criticism, given that it deals with science-defying miracles and notoriously politicized choices. In...More >
  • Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

    Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:25:40 GMT
    Inside a chapel on the edges of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the...More >
    Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked,...More >
  • US journalist released in east Ukraine

    US journalist released in east Ukraine

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:24:42 GMT
    An American journalist who was held by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine for several days says he has been released and is in good condition.More >
    An American journalist who was held by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine for several days says he has been released and is in good condition.More >
  • Mali coup leader faces possible death penalty

    Mali coup leader faces possible death penalty

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:04:44 GMT
    Officials say the leader of Mali's 2012 coup could face the death penalty after a revision of charges filed against him over the deaths of soldiers who opposed his rise to power.More >
    Officials say the leader of Mali's 2012 coup could face the death penalty after a revision of charges filed against him over the deaths of soldiers who opposed his rise to power.More >
  • 'Recovered' Banksy works on display ahead of sale

    'Recovered' Banksy works on display ahead of sale

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:04:32 GMT
    Elusive street artist Banksy says he has nothing to do with an auction of several of his works taken from walls and valued at up to 1 million pounds ($1.68 million).More >
    Elusive street artist Banksy says he has nothing to do with an auction of several of his works taken from walls and valued at up to 1 million pounds ($1.68 million).More >
  • 'Horror,' UN Sec. Council says at S Sudan massacre

    'Horror,' UN Sec. Council says at S Sudan massacre

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:35:25 GMT
    A South Sudan military spokesman says the president has replaced the military's chief of staff amid massive fighting across the country between the military and rebels.More >
    The U.N. Security Council on Thursday expressed "horror" at the recent massacre of several hundred civilians in South Sudan, while the U.S. ambassador to the world body said she fears a deepening human catastrophe.More >
  • Saudi Arabia reports pilgrim infected with MERS

    Saudi Arabia reports pilgrim infected with MERS

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:24:27 GMT
    Saudi Arabia's health ministry says two more patients who became infected with a Middle East virus related to SARS have died, and that 13 others have contracted the virus.More >
    In the past 24 hours, Saudi Arabia has reported four new deaths from a Middle East virus related to SARS and 36 more cases of infection, including a Turkish pilgrim in Mecca.More >
  • Army: Airstrikes in Pakistan tribal region kill 37

    Army: Airstrikes in Pakistan tribal region kill 37

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:24:26 GMT
    A Pakistani official says a bombing in the country's south targeted a police officer known for his anti-militant campaigns, killing him and his two friends.More >
    Pakistani warplanes attacked insurgent hideouts in the tribal region near the Afghan border, killing 37 suspected militants and wounding 18, army officials said Thursday, as authorities hold peace negotiations with the...More >
  • Khodorkovsky criticizes Putin at Kiev forum

    Khodorkovsky criticizes Putin at Kiev forum

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:54:47 GMT
    Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's most famous prisoner, has harshly criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin over the annexation of Crimea and Russian pressure against Ukraine.More >
    Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's most famous prisoner, has harshly criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin over the annexation of Crimea and Russian pressure against Ukraine.More >
  • Spanish economic growth seen fastest since 2008

    Spanish economic growth seen fastest since 2008

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:25:09 GMT
    The recovery in the Spanish economy appears to be gathering steam.More >
    Spain's economy expanded by 0.4 percent in the first quarter, the Bank of Spain estimated Thursday, the fastest growth in six years and further evidence the recovery is gathering steam.More >
  • EU, post-Soviet republics meet on partnership plan

    EU, post-Soviet republics meet on partnership plan

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:15:02 GMT
    Amid Ukraine's deepening crisis, the presidents of post-Soviet republics and EU member states are gathering in Prague to save a project to boost their ties.More >
    Amid Ukraine's deepening crisis, the presidents of post-Soviet republics and EU member states gathered Thursday in Prague to save a project to boost their ties.More >
  • Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:06:24 GMT
    Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" - even as he acknowledged those...More >
    Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" - even as he acknowledged those penalties...More >
  • Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team

    Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:05:48 GMT
    When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that sets the team apart from...More >
    When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that set the team apart from many of...More >
  • Armenians unsatisfied by Erdogan's gesture

    Armenians unsatisfied by Erdogan's gesture

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:55:38 GMT
    Armenians are making their annual commemoration of the massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, unsatisfied by an unprecedented conciliatory message by Turkey's premier.More >
    Armenians are making their annual commemoration of the massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, unsatisfied by an unprecedented conciliatory message by Turkey's premier.More >
  • Kate shows off new royal style in Down Under tour

    Kate shows off new royal style in Down Under tour

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:45 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:45:47 GMT
    Kate's dilemma: What to pack for a two-week trip, when your itinerary includes everything from state receptions and church services to toddler playdates and cricket games?More >
    Kate's dilemma: What to pack for a two-week trip, when your itinerary includes everything from state receptions and church services to toddler playdates and cricket games?More >
  • Nigeria: Forcados oil terminal still closed

    Nigeria: Forcados oil terminal still closed

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:55 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:55:09 GMT
    Shell Nigeria says its Forcados oil export terminal remains closed, seven weeks after it was shut down to repair a sabotaged undersea pipeline. Militants claimed responsibility.More >
    Shell Nigeria's Forcados oil export terminal remains closed seven weeks after it was shut down to repair a sabotaged undersea pipeline, a spokesman said Thursday, amid growing concerns about the industrial levels of...More >
  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's robot summit

    WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's robot summit

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:45:27 GMT
    The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you."More >
    The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you."More >
  • Hundreds of Congolese M23 rebels stuck in Uganda

    Hundreds of Congolese M23 rebels stuck in Uganda

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:16 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:16:19 GMT
    The civilian head of Congo's vanquished M23 rebel movement says hundreds of rebels are stuck in Uganda as they await confirmation of amnesty from Congo's government.More >
    The civilian head of Congo's vanquished M23 rebel movement says hundreds of rebels are stuck in Uganda as they await confirmation of amnesty from Congo's government.More >
  • 1 year after factory collapse, Bangladeshis suffer

    1 year after factory collapse, Bangladeshis suffer

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-24 10:54:58 GMT
    One year after the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in a pile of concrete slabs and twisted metal, Bangladeshi seamstress Shefali says she would rather starve to death than return to factory work.More >
    One year after the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in a pile of concrete slabs and twisted metal, Bangladeshi seamstress Shefali says she would rather starve to death than return to factory work.More >
  • China splurging on military as US pulls back

    China splurging on military as US pulls back

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-04-24 09:34:51 GMT
    China commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, China is expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas...More >
    China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested...More >
  • Crusades fought, eBay bids sought for relics

    Crusades fought, eBay bids sought for relics

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:15 AM EDT2014-04-24 09:15:13 GMT
    Wars have been fought to obtain them. Medieval monks and modern-day bandits have pilfered them. Two millennia after the first Christian martyrs' blood stained Rome, the temptation of, and fascination with,...More >
    Wars have been fought to obtain them. Medieval monks and modern-day bandits have pilfered them. Two millennia after the first Christian martyrs' blood stained Rome, the temptation of, and fascination with, religious...More >
  • Militant group in Egypt says it killed officer

    Militant group in Egypt says it killed officer

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:34 AM EDT2014-04-24 08:34:37 GMT
    An Islamic militant group in Egypt has claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed a senior police officer the day before.More >
    An Islamic militant group in Egypt has claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed a senior police officer the day before.More >
  • Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

    Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 07:24:52 GMT
    President Barack Obama is opening a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region in Japan, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine is looming.More >
    Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the...More >
  • Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'

    Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:55 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:55:34 GMT
    Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.More >
    Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.More >
  • UN considering sanctions over South Sudan massacre

    UN considering sanctions over South Sudan massacre

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:04:31 GMT
    The U.N. mission in South Sudan says the government is providing "erroneous" information relating to a recent massacre.More >
    The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday viewed "horrific pictures of corpses" from the scene of last week's massacre in South Sudan and discussed taking actions that could include sanctions, diplomats said.More >
  • SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait

    SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:14:58 GMT
    The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin...More >
    Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still missing pressed the government to finish the...More >
  • Material on Australian shore not from Malaysia jet

    Material on Australian shore not from Malaysia jet

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:34:29 GMT
    Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the lost Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of the search, as officials planned soon to bring...More >
    Australian officials said Thursday that after examining detailed photographs of unidentified material that washed ashore in the southwestern part of the country they are satisfied it is not a clue in the search for the...More >
  • Saudi health minister sacked amid virus deaths

    Saudi health minister sacked amid virus deaths

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:24:35 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 King Abdullah sacked the country's health minister on Monday amid a spike in deaths and infections from the virus known as the Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS.More >
  • Camilla's brother dies in US after head injury

    Camilla's brother dies in US after head injury

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:44:49 GMT
    Royal officials in Britain say that the brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has died after sustaining a serious head injury following a fall in New York.More >
    The brother-in-law of the Prince of Wales died Wednesday after falling outside a hotel bar and suffering a head injury, police said.More >
  • Amid Russia warning, Ukraine is in a security bind

    Amid Russia warning, Ukraine is in a security bind

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:35:03 GMT
    Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine say they are holding an American journalist captive.More >
    Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances that opened the war with Georgia in 2008.More >
  • Ex-Senegalese president to retry homecoming

    Ex-Senegalese president to retry homecoming

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:14:37 GMT
    An opposition party official says Senegalese authorities are refusing landing rights in Dakar to a plane carrying the former president in what was supposed to be his triumphant homecoming after two years abroad.More >
    A Senegalese party official says the former president plans to return home on Thursday after finally receiving permission for his plane to land for what was supposed to be his triumphant homecoming after two years abroad.More >
  • Train derails in Congo, dozens dead

    Train derails in Congo, dozens dead

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:14:29 GMT
    Officials in Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country's southeast, killing at least 30 people.More >
    Officials in Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country's southeast, killing around 50 people.More >
  • As peace deadline nears, Abbas says he has options

    As peace deadline nears, Abbas says he has options

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:54:29 GMT
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is trying to show that he has alternatives if U.S.-mediated talks with Israel break off Tuesday, the deadline for agreeing on a possible extension.More >
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is trying to show that he has alternatives if U.S.-mediated talks with Israel break off Tuesday, the deadline for agreeing on a possible extension.More >
  • Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

    Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:45:24 GMT
    Syrian opposition activists and other witnesses tell The Associated Press that Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent months.More >
    Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press...More >
  • Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

    Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:26:13 GMT
    The founder of Russia's leading social media network - a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg - has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have...More >
    The founder of Russia's leading social media network - a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg - has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made...More >
  • UN seeks probe of alleged chlorine gas in Syria

    UN seeks probe of alleged chlorine gas in Syria

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:25:38 GMT
    The U.N. Security Council says it is gravely concerned at reports of alleged chlorine gas use in some Syrian towns, which caused deaths and injuries, and is calling for an investigation.More >
    The U.N. Security Council called for an investigation Wednesday into reports of alleged chlorine gas use in some Syrian towns, causing deaths and injuries.More >
  • Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers

    Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:14:44 GMT
    Egyptian security officials say a senior police officer has died after an explosive device placed under his car went off in a western Cairo suburb.More >
    A senior Egyptian police officer was killed by a bomb placed under his car in a western Cairo suburb Wednesday, the latest in a series of targeted attacks on police and the military as Islamic militant groups keep up a...More >
  • Syrian lawmaker first to announce presidential bid

    Syrian lawmaker first to announce presidential bid

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:54:55 GMT
    Syria's parliament speaker says a lawmaker has announced his candidacy for the June 3 presidential election - the first to field his bid for the top post in a vote called despite the country's relentless...More >
    A Syrian lawmaker registered as a candidate Wednesday for the country's June 3 presidential election, becoming the first official contender in a vote that will take place during the country's civil war and one that...More >
  • Palestinian rivals to try again for unity deal

    Palestinian rivals to try again for unity deal

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:54:47 GMT
    Palestinian officials say Hamas and the Fatah party of President Mahmoud Abbas are making a new attempt to overcome the Palestinians' political split by holding general elections in seven months.More >
    Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed Wednesday to form a unity government and hold new elections - a potentially historic step toward mending the rift that has split their people between two sets of rulers for...More >
  • Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

    Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:44:38 GMT
    A Pakistani official says the army has sought to shut down the country's leading Geo News TV channel.More >
    Pakistan's powerful army has asked a government regulator to shut down a leading private news channel over what the military calls "false" reports that the country's intelligence service shot one of its top anchors.More >
  • Islamic militants detained in central Nigeria

    Islamic militants detained in central Nigeria

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:44:33 GMT
    Nigeria's military says it has detained extremist suspects in the central-east state of Taraba, strengthening fears that the country's Islamic uprising is spreading.More >
    A "group of terrorists" masquerading as herders have been arrested in Nigeria's central-east Taraba state, the military said Wednesday amid indications that the country's Islamic uprising is spreading.More >
  • Tunisia divided over Jews' use of Israel passports

    Tunisia divided over Jews' use of Israel passports

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:14:58 GMT
    Tunisian lawmakers say they plan to question the country's tourism chief over his decision to permit Jewish religious pilgrims to visit the country using Israeli passports.More >
    Tunisia's elected assembly accepted a petition Wednesday to question the tourism minister over a decision allowing Israelis to use their passports to enter the country for an annual religious pilgrimage.More >
  • Mauritanian president says he will run again

    Mauritanian president says he will run again

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:54:53 GMT
    Mauritania's president, who initially took power in a coup, says he will run again in upcoming elections.More >
    Mauritania's president, who initially took power in a coup, says he will run again in upcoming elections.More >
  • Turkey calls WWI Armenian killings 'shared pain'

    Turkey calls WWI Armenian killings 'shared pain'

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:34:23 GMT
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has issued a conciliatory message to Armenians on the eve of the anniversary of the massacre of Armenians almost a century ago, calling the events of World War I "our...More >
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday offered an unprecedented, conciliatory message to Armenians on the eve of the anniversary of the massacre of Armenians almost a century ago.More >
  • Ex-Muslim rebels seize C. African Republic town

    Ex-Muslim rebels seize C. African Republic town

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:34:21 GMT
    Officials say Muslim rebels have taken control of a town in northern Central African Republic, causing residents to flee.More >
    Officials say Muslim rebels have taken control of a town in northern Central African Republic, causing residents to flee.More >
  • Berlusconi: I'll start helping elderly next week

    Berlusconi: I'll start helping elderly next week

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:14:13 GMT
    Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says that from next week he will start carrying out a court order to help the elderly four hours per week as part of his punishment for a tax fraud conviction.More >
    Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says that from next week he will start carrying out a court order to help the elderly four hours per week as part of his punishment for a tax fraud conviction.More >
  • France unveils plan to stop youths joining jihad

    France unveils plan to stop youths joining jihad

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:54:43 GMT
    French authorities are taking steps to crack down on the flow of young would-be jihadis embarking to fight in Syria's civil war.More >
    France wants to deter youths from joining the ranks of Islamist militants in Syria's civil war, and is planning a series of tough-love measures that answer the pleas of parents and seek to protect the nation from...More >
  • Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers approach

    Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers approach

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:44:40 GMT
    The Dutch defense department says several NATO member countries scrambled jets Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bomber planes approached their airspace over the North Sea.More >
    Dutch, British and Danish jets scrambled Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bombers approached their airspace over the North Sea.More >
  • Amsterdam may ban pot shops in Red Light district

    Amsterdam may ban pot shops in Red Light district

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:34:35 GMT
    Amsterdam has won court permission to ban marijuana cafes in its famous Red Light district, stepping up a crackdown on the city's freewheeling lifestyle.More >
    Amsterdam has won court permission to ban marijuana cafes in its famous Red Light district, stepping up a crackdown on the city's freewheeling lifestyle.More >
  • Poland holds 1st big security exercise in decades

    Poland holds 1st big security exercise in decades

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:26:15 GMT
    Poland's security services have begun their first major security exercise in decades, evacuating the Interior Ministry in Warsaw and rescuing three foreigners allegedly injured in a helicopter crash.More >
    In imaginary emergency drills, Polish security forces evacuated the Interior Ministry and rescued foreigners supposedly injured in a cross-border helicopter crash as part of Poland's first nationwide security exercises...More >
  • Shakespeare's Globe taking 'Hamlet' to 200 nations

    Shakespeare's Globe taking 'Hamlet' to 200 nations

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:04:50 GMT
    Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world.More >
    Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world.More >
  • Snowden installed as University of Glasgow rector

    Snowden installed as University of Glasgow rector

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:55:15 GMT
    Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has been installed as the official representative of students at the University of Glasgow.More >
    Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has been installed as the official representative of students at the University of Glasgow.More >
  • Greek milestone helps Europe put crisis in past

    Greek milestone helps Europe put crisis in past

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:44:56 GMT
    Official figures show that governments across the 28-country European Union recorded lower budget deficits in 2013 amid lower spending and an economic recovery that shored up revenues.More >
    Europe's debt crisis is receding farther behind in the rear view mirror.More >
  • Yemen examines DNA of slain al-Qaida militants

    Yemen examines DNA of slain al-Qaida militants

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:24:48 GMT
    Yemen's president on Wednesday said that the death toll of this week's military campaign against al-Qaida has reached over 60 suspected militants, including several of the group's leaders.More >
    Yemen's president on Wednesday said that the death toll of this week's military campaign against al-Qaida has reached over 60 suspected militants, including several of the group's leaders.More >
  • Officials: 1 UN soldier wounded by mine in Mali

    Officials: 1 UN soldier wounded by mine in Mali

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:35:11 GMT
    Officials say a United Nations vehicle securing an airstrip in northern Mali drove over a mine and a Chadian soldier with the U.N. force has been seriously wounded.More >
    A United Nations vehicle securing an airstrip in northern Mali drove over a mine and a soldier with the U.N. force was seriously wounded, said a U.N. official.More >
  • Europe recovery shows signs of strengthening

    Europe recovery shows signs of strengthening

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:44:39 GMT
    Business activity in Europe has risen to its highest level in three years as a once-shaky economic recovery gains speed.More >
    A closely watched survey has found business activity across the 18-country eurozone running at a three-year high, in perhaps the clearest sign yet that the economic recovery is gaining momentum.More >
  • Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:06:32 GMT
    Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday in an unprecedented walkout to honor 16 of their colleagues who were killed last week in the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on...More >
    Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay,...More >
  • Yields fall sharply in Portuguese debt auction

    Yields fall sharply in Portuguese debt auction

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:05 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:05:23 GMT
    Portugal's chances of ending its three-year bailout program without requiring more help have increased after interest rates fell steeply in a 10-year bond auction.More >
    Portugal's chances of ending its three-year bailout program without requiring more help have increased after interest rates fell steeply in a 10-year bond auction Wednesday.More >
  • SKorean city full of grief prepares for more

    SKorean city full of grief prepares for more

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:24:35 GMT
    The altar of the memorial is a wall of white and yellow flowers and greens, surrounding photos of 47 students and teachers whose bodies have been identified after being recovered from the ferry Sewol. There is room...More >
    The altar of the memorial is a wall of white and yellow flowers and greens, surrounding photos of 47 students and teachers whose bodies have been identified after being recovered from the ferry Sewol. There is room for...More >
  • UN study: Cellphones can improve literacy

    UN study: Cellphones can improve literacy

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:14:31 GMT
    A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high.More >
    A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high.More >
  • Scholars analyze bones of Swedish medieval king

    Scholars analyze bones of Swedish medieval king

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:14:22 GMT
    Researchers from Uppsala University have opened a small gilded box containing the skull and bones of Swedish King Erik IX, who became a national saint after he was murdered in 1160.More >
    Researchers from Uppsala University on Wednesday opened a small gilded box containing the skull and bones of Swedish King Erik IX, who became a national saint after he was murdered in 1160.More >
  • Afghan election commission delays vote results

    Afghan election commission delays vote results

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:14:20 GMT
    Afghanistan's election commission has delayed a planned release of full results from the April 5 presidential election to allow for recounts and audits.More >
    Afghanistan's election commission delayed a planned release of full results from the April 5 presidential election to allow for recounts and audits, officials said Wednesday, a development that adds to the confusion...More >
  • Lebanese lawmakers vote, fail to elect president

    Lebanese lawmakers vote, fail to elect president

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:44:42 GMT
    Lebanon's Parliament has held a round of voting but failed to elect a new head of state in its first try before President Michel Suleiman's six-year term expires on May 25.More >
    Lebanon's Parliament has held a round of voting but failed to elect a new head of state in its first try before President Michel Suleiman's six-year term expires on May 25.More >
  • Finalists named in Bloomberg European city contest

    Finalists named in Bloomberg European city contest

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:04:48 GMT
    Twenty-one European cities from Cardiff, Wales, to Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, are finalists in a lucrative innovation contest devised by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.More >
    Amsterdam wants to create an online game to get unemployed young people engaged in finding jobs across Europe. Schaerbeek, Belgium, envisions using geothermal mapping to give households personalized rundowns of steps to...More >
  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:04:41 GMT
    Authorities say unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane.More >
    Authorities say unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane.More >
  • Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

    Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 09:34:16 GMT
    A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. Yet there he was, captured in video on the day his ferry sank with hundreds trapped inside, being treated onshore after allegedly landing on one...More >
    A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. With more than 40 years' experience at sea, Lee could speak with eloquence about the romance and danger of a life spent on ships.More >
  • Blair: Radicalized Islam a growing threat

    Blair: Radicalized Islam a growing threat

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 09:34:14 GMT
    Former British leader Tony Blair says the West should set aside its differences with Russia and China to focus on the growing threat from radical Islam.More >
    The West should set aside its differences with Russia and China to focus on the growing threat from radical Islam, Tony Blair said Wednesday, in a speech that included a call to support Egypt's military government...More >
  • UN heads say Syria aid needs 'largely unanswered'

    UN heads say Syria aid needs 'largely unanswered'

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 09:04:43 GMT
    The directors of five United Nations agencies that provide humanitarian aid to Syria say their appeal for $6.5 billion in emergency funding for 2014 has been mostly ignored.More >
    The directors of five United Nations agencies that provide humanitarian aid to Syria say their appeal for $6.5 billion in emergency funding for 2014 has been mostly ignored.More >
  • AP PHOTOS: Syrians on treacherous trek to safety

    AP PHOTOS: Syrians on treacherous trek to safety

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:44 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:44:49 GMT
    As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians desperate to flee their country's bloody civil war set off on their treacherous nighttime trek across...More >
    As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians desperate to flee their country's bloody civil war set off on their treacherous nighttime trek across the...More >
  • Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

    Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:44:25 GMT
    On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to...More >
    On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of...More >
  • Syrian rebels make last stand for Homs

    Syrian rebels make last stand for Homs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:36 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:36:15 GMT
    Weakened Syrian rebels are making their last desperate stand in Homs, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad launch their harshest assault yet to expel them from the central city, once known as the capital of...More >
    Weakened Syrian rebels are making their last desperate stand in Homs, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad launch their harshest assault yet to expel them from the central city, once known as the capital of the...More >
  • Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film

    Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:35:58 GMT
    An American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise - literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in "The Warren"...More >
    An American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise - literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in "The Warren" is meant...More >
  • Australia signals deeper search for Malaysian jet

    Australia signals deeper search for Malaysian jet

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:24 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:24:37 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 >
    Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of the search, as officials planned to soon bring in...More >
  • Amnesty: Qatar fails to protect domestic workers

    Amnesty: Qatar fails to protect domestic workers

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:14 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:14:08 GMT
    An international human rights group has slammed Qatar for failing to protect foreign maids and other domestic workers from exploitation, adding pressure on the Gulf state over its labor practices as it gears up to...More >
    An international human rights group has slammed Qatar for failing to protect foreign maids and other domestic workers from exploitation, adding pressure on the Gulf state over its labor practices as it gears up to host the...More >
  • Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:25:09 GMT
    Nepalese authorities were meeting with Sherpa mountain guides Tuesday in an attempt to avert a climbing strike after the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on Mount Everest killed at least 13 of the guides.More >
    Sherpa guides were leaving Mount Everest's base camp on Wednesday as part of a walkout following the mountain's deadliest disaster, as some expedition companies announced that they were canceling their climbs this...More >
  • SKorea ferry toll hits 146 as search gets tougher

    SKorea ferry toll hits 146 as search gets tougher

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:24:54 GMT
    One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a...More >
    The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 146, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to...More >
  • Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

    Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:04:55 GMT
    President Barack Obama's travels through Asia in coming days aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing...More >
    President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the...More >
  • 'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

    'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:24:54 GMT
    The U.N.'s top humanitarian official in South Sudan says he saw "piles and piles" of bodies after rebels belonging to one ethnic group slaughtered members of other groups in a remote town.More >
    The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn't safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then...More >
  • Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:44:57 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden is paying a visit to Ukraine's acting president in a high-level show of U.S. support for the embattled government.More >
    Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft...More >
  • Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense

    Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:44:23 GMT
    A military judge is ordering prosecutors to turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after being captured in connection with the 2000 attack on the USS...More >
    Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military...More >
  • Analysis: Putin likely to ignore West on Ukraine

    Analysis: Putin likely to ignore West on Ukraine

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:45:58 GMT
    Since he took over Crimea, President Vladimir Putin has seen his popularity soar and his opposition fall silent. So when the U.S. vice president told Russia to defuse tensions in Ukraine, Putin had few reasons to...More >
    Since he took over Crimea, President Vladimir Putin has seen his popularity soar and his opposition fall silent. So when the U.S. vice president told Russia to defuse tensions in Ukraine, Putin had few reasons to listen.More >
  • Ghanaian mining company used plane seen in Iran

    Ghanaian mining company used plane seen in Iran

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:04:04 GMT
    A mining company in Ghana says it has been using the plane registered to a U.S. bank that became the subject of international intrigue after it was spotted in Iran.More >
    A Utah bank confirmed Tuesday that an airplane registered to the bank was used by a Ghana mining company to take Ghanaian businessmen to Iran last week.More >
  • Activity at NKorea site hints at nuke test preps

    Activity at NKorea site hints at nuke test preps

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:34:10 GMT
    A U.S. research institute says commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent.More >
    Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday.More >
  • Palestinians' Abbas warns against failure of talks

    Palestinians' Abbas warns against failure of talks

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:23:57 GMT
    The Palestinian president is warning that if peace talks with Israel fail he may dismantle the Palestinian Authority and hand over responsibility for 2.5 million of his people to Israel.More >
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned Tuesday that if peace talks with Israel fail he may dismantle the Palestinian Authority and hand over responsibility for 2.5 million of his people to Israel.More >
  • Navalny's conviction in Russia a chilling message

    Navalny's conviction in Russia a chilling message

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:26:30 GMT
    Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny has been found guilty in a libel case and fined $8,400 in a court ruling that left the door open for his subsequent jailing.More >
    A Moscow judge on Tuesday left open the possibility of jailing President Vladimir Putin's main critic for years, a sign of Putin's increasingly hard-line rule against opponents.More >
  • Thieves steal rhino horns in South Africa

    Thieves steal rhino horns in South Africa

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:53:50 GMT
    South African officials say thieves have stolen a stockpile of rhino horns from the offices of a provincial parks agency, dealing a setback to efforts to curb an escalation of rhino poaching in recent years.More >
    In a nighttime theft, robbers broke into a South African provincial parks office with a 24-hour security service and used a machine tool called a grinder to break into a safe holding a stockpile of rhino horn worth a...More >
  • Ukraine orders 'anti-terror' operation to resume

    Ukraine orders 'anti-terror' operation to resume

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:34:57 GMT
    Ukraine's acting president is ordering security forces to resume operations in the country's east, and the Defense Ministry says a military aircraft was struck by gunfire over one of the tensest cities in...More >
    Ukraine's acting president is ordering security forces to resume operations in the country's east, and the Defense Ministry says a military aircraft was struck by gunfire over one of the tensest cities in the region.More >
  • Militants attack balloting center in Iraq, kill 10

    Militants attack balloting center in Iraq, kill 10

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:34:53 GMT
    A senior Iraqi police officer says militants attacked a balloting center in a remote area in the country's north and killed 10 guards.More >
    Militants wearing military uniforms carried out an overnight attack against a balloting center in a remote area of the country's north and killed 10 guards, a senior police official said on Tuesday.More >
  • In Ukraine's east, mayor held hostage by insurgent

    In Ukraine's east, mayor held hostage by insurgent

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:24:30 GMT
    When armed men seized the police station in this eastern Ukrainian city, mayor Nelya Shtepa declared she was on their side. She changed her story a few days later. Then she disappeared - the victim of an apparent...More >
    When armed men seized the police station in this eastern Ukrainian city, mayor Nelya Shtepa declared she was on their side. She changed her story a few days later. Then she disappeared - the victim of an apparent abduction...More >
  • US reviewing plans for fewer troops in Afghanistan

    US reviewing plans for fewer troops in Afghanistan

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:14:43 GMT
    A U.S. official says the White House is reviewing a new series of options that would leave fewer than 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan next year.More >
    The White House is reviewing a new series of options that would leave fewer than 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan next year, a U.S. official said Tuesday.More >
  • Expert: Syria has dumped 86 pc of chemical weapons

    Expert: Syria has dumped 86 pc of chemical weapons

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:14:02 GMT
    Syria's government has disposed of more than 86 percent of its total chemical weapons stockpile, according to the watchdog agency charged with overseeing its removal.More >
    Syria's government has disposed of more than 86 percent of its total chemical weapons stockpile, according to the watchdog agency charged with overseeing its removal.More >
  • Coulson denies hearing hacked Daniel Craig message

    Coulson denies hearing hacked Daniel Craig message

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:44:22 GMT
    Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has denied a claim that he listened to a hacked voicemail left by actress Sienna Miller for James Bond star Daniel Craig.More >
    Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson on Tuesday denied a claim that he listened to a hacked voicemail left by actress Sienna Miller for James Bond star Daniel Craig.More >
  • Novartis reshapes business with GSK, Lilly deals

    Novartis reshapes business with GSK, Lilly deals

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:14:09 GMT
    Drug maker Novartis says it has signed several multibillion-dollar deals with GlaxoSmithKline and Lilly that will affect some 15,000 of its employees.More >
    Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG launched a major overhaul of its business Tuesday, unveiling a series of multibillion-dollar deals with Britain's GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the U.S.'s Eli Lilly & Co. that...More >
  • Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

    Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:44:32 GMT
    On Everest, everybody knows that the Icefall is dangerous. They've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer, George Mallory, turned away from the Khumbu Icefall in 1921, insisting it...More >
    On Everest, everybody knows that the Khumbu Icefall is dangerous. They've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer, George Mallory, turned away from the Icefall in 1921, insisting it was...More >
  • Iran lawmakers seek probe into alleged jail abuse

    Iran lawmakers seek probe into alleged jail abuse

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:34:44 GMT
    Iran's official news agency says seven lawmakers have demanded a probe into alleged beatings of several political prisoners held at Tehran's Evin prison.More >
    Several Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday demanded a probe into alleged beatings of political prisoners held at Tehran's Evin prison, the official IRNA news agency reported.More >
  • Ebola outbreak death toll in West Africa over 140

    Ebola outbreak death toll in West Africa over 140

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:13:49 GMT
    The World Health Organization says the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 140 people.More >
    The World Health Organization says the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 140 people.More >
  • British anti-EU party focuses on immigrant threat

    British anti-EU party focuses on immigrant threat

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:04:31 GMT
    Britain's U.K. Independence Party has launched its European election campaign with a series of billboards carrying a stark message: They are coming to take your job.More >
    Britain's U.K. Independence Party launched its European election campaign Tuesday with a series of billboards carrying a stark message: They are coming to take your job.More >
  • France to present plan to fight jihadist threat

    France to present plan to fight jihadist threat

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:43:46 GMT
    France will unveil a plan to stop the stream of French youths joining jihadist groups in Syria, with a new focus on preventing radicalization.More >
    France will unveil a plan to stop the stream of French youths joining jihadist groups in Syria, with a new focus on preventing radicalization.More >
  • Philips shares slump over weak 1st-quarter profits

    Philips shares slump over weak 1st-quarter profits

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:26:14 GMT
    Royal Philips NV says its first-quarter profits declined as growth slowed in several divisions and consumers spent less on light bulbs.More >
    Shares in Royal Philips, the world's leading light maker, slumped Tuesday after the Dutch company reported a drop in first-quarter profits blamed partly on sluggish sales of its health care products and consumer lights.More >
  • Spain town with 'Kill Jews' in name mulls change

    Spain town with 'Kill Jews' in name mulls change

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:54:51 GMT
    The tiny Spanish village of Castrillo Matajudios, whose second name means "Kill Jews," will hold a referendum next month to decide if it should change the name that offends outsiders and embarrasses some residents.More >
    The tiny Spanish village of Castrillo Matajudios, whose second name means "Kill Jews," will hold a referendum next month to decide if it should change the name that offends outsiders and embarrasses some residents, its...More >
  • Somali lawmaker shot and killed in latest attack

    Somali lawmaker shot and killed in latest attack

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:43:56 GMT
    A police official says a Somali legislator has been shot and killed by gunmen in the capital, the second attack targeting a lawmaker this week.More >
    Two gunmen belonging to an Islamic extremist group shot and killed a Somali legislator on Tuesday as he stepped out of his home in the capital, the second fatal attack on a member of parliament in as many days, police said.More >
  • 230 girls abducted in Nigeria still missing

    230 girls abducted in Nigeria still missing

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:33:53 GMT
    Nigerian parents say more than 200 girls and young women abducted from a school by Islamic militants remain missing one week later, despite a "hot pursuit" by security forces and an independent search by desperate...More >
    A week after Islamic extremists stormed a remote boarding school in northeast Nigeria, more than 200 girls and young women remain missing despite a "hot pursuit" by security forces and an independent search by desperate...More >
  • Profiles of some of SKorean ferry's dead, missing

    Profiles of some of SKorean ferry's dead, missing

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:03:38 GMT
    A bicycle, never ridden. A lipstick prank pulled off by old friends. Mother-daughter conversations that now burn in the memory, laden with regret.More >
    A bicycle, never ridden. A lipstick prank pulled off by old friends. Mother-daughter conversations that now burn in the memory, laden with regret.More >
  • African troops capture junior LRA rebel commander

    African troops capture junior LRA rebel commander

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-04-22 12:33:28 GMT
    Uganda's military says it has captured a junior commander with the Lord's Resistance Army and rescued 10 people abducted by the fugitive leaders of the rebel group notorious for abducting children.More >
    African troops captured a junior commander with the Lord's Resistance Army and rescued 10 people, mostly children, abducted by the rebels, Uganda's military said Tuesday, the latest blow against the rebel group in...More >
  • No JPII fever in Poland as canonization nears

    No JPII fever in Poland as canonization nears

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:53:18 GMT
    His death triggered a massive outpouring of grief in Poland. His beatification, an explosion of pride and jubilation. But days before John Paul II is to be declared a saint, many of his countrymen are greeting the...More >
    His death triggered a massive outpouring of grief in Poland. His beatification, an explosion of pride and jubilation. But days before John Paul II is to be declared a saint, many of his countrymen are greeting the landmark...More >
  • Gunmen kill 4 senior security officials in Yemen

    Gunmen kill 4 senior security officials in Yemen

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:43 AM EDT2014-04-22 09:43:21 GMT
    Yemeni officials say gunmen have killed four senior security officers in the past 24 hours in a string of attacks.More >
    Yemeni officials say gunmen have killed four senior security officers in the past 24 hours in a string of attacks.More >
  • Afghan campaign worker shot dead outside his home

    Afghan campaign worker shot dead outside his home

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:43 AM EDT2014-04-22 08:43:14 GMT
    An Afghan official says a prominent campaign worker in the country's presidential election has been shot dead outside his home in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban deny they were involved in the killing.More >
    A prominent campaign worker in Afghanistan's presidential election was shot dead outside his home in the country's east, officials said Tuesday. The Taliban denied they were involved in the killing.More >
  • Pakistan says it's test-fired short-range missile

    Pakistan says it's test-fired short-range missile

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:34 AM EDT2014-04-22 07:34:11 GMT
    Pakistan's military says it has successfully test-fired a short-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.More >
    Pakistan's military says it has successfully test-fired a short-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.More >
  • Militant attacks in northwestern Pakistan kill 8

    Militant attacks in northwestern Pakistan kill 8

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-04-22 07:24:36 GMT
    Officials say two militant attacks in northwestern Pakistan have killed eight people, including five policemen.More >
    Two militant attacks in northwestern Pakistan killed eight people, including five policemen, on Tuesday, officials said.More >
  • German tax income jumps in 1st quarter

    German tax income jumps in 1st quarter

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-04-22 07:24:02 GMT
    Germany's Finance Ministry says the government's tax income rose sharply in March and saw a healthy overall first-quarter rise as Europe's biggest economy picked up momentum.More >
    Germany's Finance Ministry says the government's tax income rose sharply in March and saw a healthy overall first-quarter rise as Europe's biggest economy picked up momentum.More >
  • Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS virus

    Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS virus

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:53 AM EDT2014-04-22 06:53:12 GMT
    Saudi Arabia's health ministry says two more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died as the kingdom detected 17 new cases of the disease.More >
    Saudi Arabia's health ministry says two more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died as the kingdom detected 17 new cases of the disease.More >
  • AP names Klug to top SKorea editorial position

    AP names Klug to top SKorea editorial position

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:13 AM EDT2014-04-22 06:13:03 GMT
    The Associated Press has named Seoul news editor Foster Klug as its chief of bureau for South Korea.More >
    The Associated Press has named Seoul news editor Foster Klug as its chief of bureau for South Korea.More >
  • Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

    Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-04-22 04:33:18 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 >
    One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South...More >
  • Mexico bids goodbye to 'Gabo,' famed adopted son

    Mexico bids goodbye to 'Gabo,' famed adopted son

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-04-22 04:13:03 GMT
    Long into the night, the line of mourners stretched for nearly a mile, waiting their turn to file into Mexico City's majestic Palace of Fine Arts and bid farewell to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian Nobel...More >
    Long into the night, the line of mourners stretched for nearly a mile, waiting their turn to file into Mexico City's majestic Palace of Fine Arts and bid farewell to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian Nobel laureate...More >
  • Thousands line up to bid goodbye to Garcia Marquez

    Thousands line up to bid goodbye to Garcia Marquez

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:44:35 GMT
    The ashes of Gabriel Garcia Marquez arrived Monday at Mexico City's majestic Palace of Fine Arts to several minutes of thunderous applause from admirers paying tribute to the Colombian Nobel laureate,...More >
    With two heads of state and thousands of tearful admirers, Mexico bid farewell on Monday to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian Nobel laureate considered one of the greatest Spanish-language authors of all time.More >
  • US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

    US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:13:28 GMT
    Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of...More >
    Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for...More >
  • US: Pictures indicate Russian troops in Ukraine

    US: Pictures indicate Russian troops in Ukraine

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:34:03 GMT
    The State Department has released images of soldiers in eastern Ukraine that it says are Russian forces, showing militants wearing similar uniforms and brandishing Russian weapons.More >
    The State Department has released images of soldiers in eastern Ukraine that it says are Russian forces, showing militants wearing similar uniforms and brandishing Russian weapons.More >
  • Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

    Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:03:25 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 forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern...More >
  • APNewsBreak: US weighs curbing deportations

    APNewsBreak: US weighs curbing deportations

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:32:50 GMT
    The Associated Press has learned that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (Jay) Johnson is considering limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally but without serious criminal records. On President...More >
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't have serious criminal records, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations.More >
  • Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 33 people

    Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 33 people

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:23:28 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 33 people and wounded nearly 80 more on Monday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence as the country counts down to crucial parliament elections...More >
  • US looking into possible chemical attack in Syria

    US looking into possible chemical attack in Syria

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-04-21 19:53:26 GMT
    The U.S. is looking into whether a toxic chemical was deployed on areas of Syria that are controlled by rebel forces seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad.More >
    The U.S. is looking into whether a toxic chemical was deployed in areas of Syria that are controlled by rebel forces seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd).More >
  • Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

    Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-21 19:33:56 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 >
  • Gunmen detain 3 journalists in eastern Ukraine

    Gunmen detain 3 journalists in eastern Ukraine

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:44:34 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 on Monday.More >
  • Syria elections set for June 3 amid civil war

    Syria elections set for June 3 amid civil war

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:34:01 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 called a presidential election for June 3, aiming to give President Bashar Assad a veneer of electoral legitimacy in the midst of a civil war that has killed more than 150,000 people and driven a third of the...More >
  • UN condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan

    UN condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:23:59 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 >
    U.N. human rights investigators have confirmed that hundreds of civilians were killed because of their ethnicity after rebel forces seized a disputed town in South Sudan last week, the United Nations said Monday.More >
  • Finnish skydiver crash probe could take weeks

    Finnish skydiver crash probe could take weeks

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:54:59 GMT
    Finnish authorities say the investigation into the plane crash that killed eight sky divers could take weeks or longer to complete.More >
    An investigation into a small plane crash that killed eight skydivers in Finland could take weeks or longer to complete because the charred remains of the aircraft are scattered over a large area of forest, authorities...More >
  • US justices seek middle ground in Argentina case

    US justices seek middle ground in Argentina case

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:35:48 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 appeared to be searching for a middle ground Monday in the decade-long battle between Argentina and holders of its defaulted bonds.More >
  • Christian militia, French forces fight in C Africa

    Christian militia, French forces fight in C Africa

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:35:11 GMT
    A witness says fighting between a Christian militia and French soldiers in Central African Republic has left several people dead, including some who appeared unarmed.More >
    Fighting between a Christian militia and French soldiers in Central African Republic has left several people dead, including some who appeared unarmed, according to a witness.More >
  • Mauritania to hold presidential elections in June

    Mauritania to hold presidential elections in June

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:35:09 GMT
    Mauritania has announced that its next presidential election will be held in June.More >
    Mauritania has announced that its next presidential election will be held in June.More >
  • Rwandan singer pleads guilty to terrorism charges

    Rwandan singer pleads guilty to terrorism charges

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:14:32 GMT
    A prominent Rwandan singer accused of working with groups opposed to President Paul Kagame's government has pleaded guilty to the charges, including terrorism.More >
    A prominent Rwandan singer accused of working with groups opposed to President Paul Kagame's government has pleaded guilty to the charges, including terrorism.More >
  • Anti-junta Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies at 85

    Anti-junta Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies at 85

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:54:44 GMT
    Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, died Monday, He was 85.More >
    Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, died Monday, He was 85.More >
  • Congo grants first batch of amnesties to ex-rebels

    Congo grants first batch of amnesties to ex-rebels

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:23:36 GMT
    Congo has announced the first batch of former rebels who will receive an amnesty adopted earlier this year.More >
    Congo has announced the first batch of former rebels who will receive an amnesty adopted earlier this year.More >
  • Uganda suspends track coach over sex abuse charges

    Uganda suspends track coach over sex abuse charges

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:45:14 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 >
    Uganda's athletics body suspended a coach who is accused of sexually harassing female runners, an official said on Monday, after Ugandan police started investigating the man whose alleged misconduct has sparked calls...More >
  • John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal

    John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:14:16 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 >
  • 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 >
  • 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 >
  • 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 >
  • 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 >
  • 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 >
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