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South Korea says 293 missing in ferry disaster

Apr 16, 2014

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and YOUKYUNG LEE, Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 459, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring seven,

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Israeli police enter holy site to disperse riot

Apr 16, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say they have stormed a Jerusalem holy site to disperse a riot.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Palestinian rioters hurled stones and firecrackers on Wednesday from atop the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism.

Rosenfeld ...

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Egypt clamps hold over mosques to control message

Apr 16, 2014

By MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) — In his weekly sermon, Muslim cleric Ali Abdel-Moati preached to his congregation in a southern Egyptian city about the evils of making hasty judgments. That prompted a complaint to authorities from a judge, who accused him of criticizing a recent mass ...

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Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

Apr 16, 2014

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — A recent graduate of the University of Calgary was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the police chief called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history.

Matthew Douglas de Grood, the son of a 33-year veteran of the Calgary ...

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Ferry with 476 people sinking off SKorea

Apr 15, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is sinking off the country's southern coast Wednesday after sending a distress call, officials said. There are no immediate reports of causalities.

The ferry with 476 people ...

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Chile leader to relocate Valparaiso fire victims

Apr 15, 2014

By EVA VERGARA, Associated Press

VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — President Michelle Bachelet vowed Tuesday to reconstruct this once-beautiful port city according to a master plan that would prevent many of the 12,500 victims of devastating wildfires from rebuilding on hills that cannot be protected from ...

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Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising

Apr 15, 2014

By YURAS KARMANAU and PETER LEONARD, Associated Press

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an "anti-terrorist ...

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Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

Apr 15, 2014

By IAN DEITCH, Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — The prime minister of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday praised a shooting that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife and son as they drove through the West Bank the previous evening en route to a Seder, the traditional Passover meal that starts ...

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Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead

Apr 15, 2014

By PETER JAMES SPIELMANN, Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims, France's ambassador said. The pictures showed people who were emaciated, with their bones ...

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Germany's Merkel calls Putin to discuss Ukraine

Apr 15, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Russia's President Vladimir Putin to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

Merkel's office said she and Putin had "different assessments of events" in Ukraine during their telephone conversation late Tuesday.

It said the conversation focused on ...

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Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

Apr 15, 2014

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY, Associated Press

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert ...

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In a first, France tackles sex assault in military

Apr 15, 2014

By SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — France claims great success in recruiting women into its armed forces, boasting one of the world's highest percentages of women in uniform. What it hasn't done is work to prevent sexual assault and harassment once they get there.

That is about to ...

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Syrian forces try seize rebel-held areas of Homs

Apr 15, 2014

By ALBERT AJI and DIAA HADID, Associated Press

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian forces tried to seize rebel-held areas of Homs on Tuesday, with fighters weakened by defections and cut supply lines, in some of the fiercest fighting in the central city for months, activists said.

Homs is the last chief ...

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Suspected extremists kidnap 100 girls in Nigeria

Apr 15, 2014

By HARUNA UMAR, Associated Press

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria before dawn Tuesday, but some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck, officials said.

The girls were abducted after ...

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EU agrees to work more closely with NATO

Apr 15, 2014

JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, Associated Press

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Spooked by Russia's actions against Ukraine and what the Kremlin may attempt in the future, European Union defense ministers agreed Tuesday to step up cooperation with the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance.

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh ...

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Fighting threatens an oil center in South Sudan

Apr 15, 2014

By ILYA GRIDNEFF, Associated Press

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Rebel fighters in South Sudan claimed Tuesday that they captured the capital of an oil-rich state, and they issued an ultimatum to oil companies to shut down production and evacuate workers. U.N. peacekeepers rescued 10 oil workers from the ...

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Berlusconi given community service for tax fraud

Apr 15, 2014

By COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press

MILAN (AP) — Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi must spend at least four hours a week in the service of the elderly to repay society for his tax fraud conviction, the first sentence against him ever confirmed by Italy's highest court.

The one-year assignment,

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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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Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine

Apr 15, 2014

By MARGIE MASON, Associated Press

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new clues when it exceeded its maximum depth along the floor of the Indian Ocean, officials said Tuesday.

Search crews ...

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