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Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

Apr 18, 2014

By PETER LEONARD and NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country's ...

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Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

Apr 18, 2014

By JOSE ANTONIO RIVERA, Associated Press

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.

The U.S.

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Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

Apr 18, 2014

By YOUKYUNG LEE and FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said ...

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Pakistani madrassa names library after bin Laden

Apr 18, 2014

By MUNIR AHMED, Associated Press

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital of Islamabad has named the school's newly built library in honor of Osama bin Laden, his spokesman and a school administrator said Friday.

The tribute is an ...

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AP PHOTOS: Marking Jesus' journey on Good Friday

Apr 18, 2014

By The Associated Press

Around the world, Christians are coming together in observance of Good Friday, which they believe was the day Jesus was crucified.

In the Philippines, Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation commemorated the occasion by re-enacting the crucifixion. Devotees have themselves ...

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Filipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christ

Apr 18, 2014

By AARON FAVILA, Associated Press

SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) — Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday in ...

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Transcript of conversation between ferry, shore

Apr 18, 2014

By The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Following is the transcript released by the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries of the conversation between Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jeju Island and The Sewol, the ferry that sank on Wednesday. The original transcript is in Korean and ...

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Vandals damage mosque in northern Israel

Apr 18, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Police say vandals have damaged a mosque in northern Israel in an attack blamed on a fringe group of Jewish extremists.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the door of a mosque in the Arab town of Umm al-Fahm was damaged overnight and the house of worship was sprayed with ...

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Avalanche Sweeps Down Everest, Killing at Least 12

Apr 18, 2014

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, Associated Press

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

The Sherpa guides had ...

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Australia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunt

Apr 18, 2014

By MARGIE MASON, Associated Press

PERTH, Australia (AP) — He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern world has ever known: What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

Angus Houston has become the global ...

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Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade

Apr 18, 2014

By NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West in a speech Friday during a military parade on the country's National Army Day.

Referring to the ongoing negotiations between Iran and the world powers over Tehran's ...

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Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land

Apr 18, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians in the Holy Land are commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City.

Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City on Friday along the Via Dolorosa, Latin for the "Way ...

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Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

Apr 18, 2014

By YOUKYUNG LEE and FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead.

Officials also ...

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Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

Apr 18, 2014

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, Associated Press

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak.

Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal says the avalanche hit ...

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Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet

Apr 18, 2014

By MARGIE MASON, Associated Press

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast, as data from the sub's previous ...

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Apr 18, 2014

By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

One of the most ...

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Works by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Apr 18, 2014

By The Associated Press

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism.

A partial list of his works:

FICTION:

— "No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories," 1961

— "One Hundred ...

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World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Apr 18, 2014

By The Associated Press

Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:

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"A thousand years of loneliness and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all time!" — Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos.

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"With the passing of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the world has lost one of ...

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Divers pumping air into submerged SKorean ship

Apr 17, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Coast guard officials say divers have begun pumping air into a submerged South Korean ship 48 hours after it listed and sank. But it wasn't immediately clear if the air was for survivors or for a salvage operation.

Strong currents and bad weather have so far prevented ...

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SSudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base

Apr 17, 2014

By ILYA GRIDNEFF, Associated Press

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside. Peacekeepers were forced to open fire, amid rampaging violence that killed at least 12 people,

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