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India's top court recognizes third gender category

Apr 15, 2014

By NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.

The Supreme Court directed the federal and state governments to ...

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Coulson: 'Didn't know about tabloid phone hacking'

Apr 15, 2014

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief said under oath Tuesday that he was never involved in phone hacking when he was the editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid.

Andy Coulson was asked by his lawyer in court whether he was "ever ...

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Gunmen abduct Afghan deputy minister in Kabul

Apr 15, 2014

By AMIR SHAH, Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen abducted the Afghan deputy public works minister in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, a grim reminder of the insecurity plaguing Afghanistan as most foreign troops prepare to withdraw from the country at the end of the year.

Ahmad Shah ...

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Iraq closes notorious prison over security issues

Apr 15, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's justice minister says authorities have closed down a notorious prison west of Baghdad over security concerns.

Hassan al-Shimmari said Tuesday that 2,400 inmates have been transferred from Abu Ghraib to other prisons in safer areas of the country. He says it was a ...

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Yemen: Al-Qaida militants kill deputy governor

Apr 15, 2014

By AHMED AL-HAJ, Associated Press

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni security official says suspected al-Qaida militants have assassinated the deputy governor of a southern province.

The official says attackers opened fire at Hussein Dayan as he was leaving his home on Tuesday, heading to work in the ...

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Official: Gunmen abduct Jordan ambassador in Libya

Apr 15, 2014

By ESAM MOHAMED, Associated Press

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan official says gunmen have abducted Jordan's ambassador to Tripoli.

Libya's Foreign Ministry's spokesman Said al-Aswad says several masked gunmen in civilian clothes and in two cars attacked the car of Ambassador Fawaz al-Etan on ...

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Bomb explosion on Cairo bridge wounds 2 policemen

Apr 15, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's official news agency says a bomb blast on a bridge over the Nile River in central Cairo has wounded two policemen.

MENA says the device went off during the morning rush hour on Tuesday, targeting a traffic police booth on the al-Galaa bridge.

Police sealed off the area and ...

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Fires still besiege Chile port; 15 dead, 500 hurt

Apr 14, 2014

By EVA VERGARA, Associated Press

VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — Helicopters and airplanes dumped water on wildfires and the smoldering wreckage of hilltop neighborhoods around Valparaiso for a third straight day Monday as sailors in riot gear stood ready to evacuate 700 more families whose homes could be ...

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Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak

Apr 14, 2014

By JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the situation in eastern ...

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Egypt: El-Sissi in final step to run for president

Apr 14, 2014

By HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former military chief on Monday took the final formal step to run in next month's presidential election, submitting to the election commission eight times the number of signatures required, his campaign said in a statement.

Abdel-Fattah ...

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Israel irked by diplomat's tacit Nazi remark

Apr 14, 2014

By PETER JAMES SPIELMANN, Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel's U.N. ambassador on Monday denounced a U.N. agency head for tacitly comparing the Jewish state to Nazi Germany and has demanded her suspension.

Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor castigated Rima Khalaf, the head of the ...

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EU moves to sanction more Russians over Ukraine

Apr 14, 2014

By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, Associated Press

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union foreign ministers decided Monday to sanction more Russians with asset freezes and visa bans as a sign of the trade bloc's outrage over Moscow's ongoing interference in Ukraine, a high-ranking EU official announced.

EU foreign ...

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Blast at bus station in Nigerian capital kills 72

Apr 14, 2014

By BASHIR ADIGUN and MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria on Monday with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people and wounded 164 in the deadliest attack ever on the nation's capital.

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Politician's anti-Semitism sparks outcry in Italy

Apr 14, 2014

ROME (AP) — An anti-Semitic post by a comedian who founded the Italian parliament's third-largest party has sparked outrage in Italy's tiny Jewish community.

Comedian Beppe Grillo's blog on Monday featured a photo of Auschwitz's gate with the words changed to sarcastically refer to a shadowy ...

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Fighting erupts in Central African Republic town

Apr 14, 2014

By HIPPOLYTE MARBOUA, Associated Press

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Residents of a Central African Republic town have fled their homes after Muslim fighters overran the place and killed several people, a local official said Monday.

Eric Kongbo said that the fighters — former members of ...

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Fans think Banksy behind artwork mocking UK spies

Apr 14, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Street artist Banksy may have struck again, leaving an espionage-themed graffiti artwork in the hometown of Britain's electronic spy agency.

A stenciled artwork has appeared on a wall in the western England city of Cheltenham, depicting three figures in trench coats and trilbys ...

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French school carries out DNA dragnet in rape case

Apr 14, 2014

By LORI HINNANT, Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — French investigators began taking DNA samples Monday from 527 male students and staff at a high school — including boys as young as 14 — as they searched for the assailant who raped a teenage girl on the closed campus.

Testing began Monday at ...

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Israeli man killed, 2 hurt in West Bank shooting

Apr 14, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — An assailant opened fire on Israeli motorists in the West Bank on Monday, killing a man and wounding a woman and a boy in two separate cars, police said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The attack could further complicate U.S. attempts to salvage troubled ...

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APNewsBreak: Russian jet passes near US warship

Apr 14, 2014

By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday.

In the first public account of the ...

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