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10 more bodies found inside sunken ferry by divers

Apr 19, 2014

By FOSTER KLUG and HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunday. The discovery came after rescuers finally gained access to the inside of the ship ...

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Pope seeks to bring faith to "ends of the Earth"

Apr 19, 2014

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis baptized 10 people Saturday and urged them to bring their faith "to the ends of the Earth" as he presided over an Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica.

The vigil is among the Vatican's most solemn services. Francis entered the ...

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At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

Apr 19, 2014

By YURAS KARMANAU and JIM HEINTZ, Associated Press

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the ...

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Deadline lapses in Peru for illegal gold miners

Apr 19, 2014

By FRANKLIN BRICENO, Associated Press

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The clock has run out for an estimated 40,000 illegal gold miners who had until Saturday to legalize their status in a region of southeastern Peru where fortune-seekers have ravaged rainforests and contaminated rivers. The government's vow to ...

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Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle

Apr 19, 2014

By JAVIER CORDOBA, Associated Press

TRES RIOS, Costa Rica (AP) — On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper.

"Stand up," Mora recalls the image of the pope ...

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Islamic militants claim this week's Nigerian blast

Apr 19, 2014

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Islamic extremists are claiming responsibility for the massive explosion at a busy bus station that killed at least 75 people in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, this week.

It comes in a new video received Saturday. The leader of the Boko Haram network threatens more ...

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13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

Apr 19, 2014

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, Associated Press

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest ...

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Iran vice president says row over reactor resolved

Apr 19, 2014

By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will redesign its Arak heavy water reactor to greatly limit the amount of plutonium it can make, the country's vice president said Saturday, marking a major concession from the Islamic Republic in negotiations with world powers over its ...

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Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

Apr 19, 2014

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA and TIM SULLIVAN, Associated Press

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.

But they couldn't ...

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Man arrested over murder of ex-IRA leader

Apr 19, 2014

DUBLIN (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a man for questioning about the killing of a senior Irish Republican Army hard-liner.

Police said Saturday the 26-year-old man was being questioned about the shooting of Tommy Crossan.

Local residents say that gunmen escorted the 43-year-old ...

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Nigeria preacher: Healer or controversial leader?

Apr 19, 2014

By CARLEY PETESCH, Associated Press

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — It's Sunday, and 15,000 people are seated in the enormous arena-like church, fanning themselves against the dusty humid air in Nigeria.

The preacher in a blue flowered shirt taps his microphone to announce "prophecy time." He places his hands ...

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Iran denounces US ruling to sell property

Apr 19, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has condemned a ruling issued by a U.S. federal judge approving plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham is ...

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Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

Apr 19, 2014

By JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will find a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.

Each of the four countries on Obama's ...

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Death toll in SKorea ferry sinking climbs to 32

Apr 19, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — South Korean coast guard officials say they've found three more bodies from the sinking of a ferry, raising the death toll to 32.

Coast guard spokesman Kim Jae-in says the latest bodies were recovered Saturday, three days after the ferry sank.

The updated death toll ...

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4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

Apr 19, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France's presidential palace says four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released.

President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement he feels "immense relief" after learning Saturday of the release of Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and ...

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Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice

Apr 19, 2014

By TOBY STERLING, Associated Press

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to ...

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Sub search for missing plane to be done in week

Apr 19, 2014

By MARGIE MASON, Associated Press

PERTH, Australia (AP) — An underwater robotic submarine is expected to finish searching a narrowed down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane within the next week, after completing six missions and so far coming up empty, the search ...

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4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

Apr 19, 2014

By The Associated Press

Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of them, followed by answers.

Samuel Rogers, a 20-year-old German on a backpacking trip, in Bangkok and ...

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Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested

Apr 18, 2014

By YOUKYUNG LEE and FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew ...

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Dutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd

Apr 18, 2014

By JEREMY HAINSWORTH and TOBY STERLING, Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian police confirmed an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide ...

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