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Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'

Apr 24, 2014

By JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

TOKYO (AP) — 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.

Still, he cautioned that the United States needs to secure ...

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Pakistan: Bomb kills police officer, 2 others

Apr 24, 2014

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — 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.

Pir Mohammad Shah says the bomb aimed at officer Shafiq Tanoli exploded on Thursday morning in downtown Karachi, a ...

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Nepal officials go to Everest to try to end crisis

Apr 24, 2014

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, Associated Press

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — With the Mount Everest climbing season increasingly in doubt, Nepalese tourism officials traveled to base camp Thursday to negotiate with Sherpas who want to walk off the job after an avalanche killed 16 of the mountain guides.

Friday's ...

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Material on Australian shore not from Malaysia jet

Apr 23, 2014

By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — 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 missing Malaysian ...

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Camilla's brother dies in US after head injury

Apr 23, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The brother-in-law of the Prince of Wales died Wednesday after falling outside a hotel bar and suffering a head injury, police said.

Mark Shand, the brother of Prince Charles' wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was in New York for a charity auction at Sotheby's.

Shand, 62, had ...

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UN says it sheltered thousands from Sudan killings

Apr 23, 2014

By JASON STRAZIUSO, Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations mission in South Sudan accused the government Wednesday of spreading false claims that the U.N. camp near the scene of a massacre refused to shelter victims.

In statement, the United Nations said South Sudan Minister of ...

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Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers

Apr 23, 2014

By SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) — 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 campaign of violence since last ...

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Islamic militants detained in central Nigeria

Apr 23, 2014

By MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — 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.

The latest report further undermines ...

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Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

Apr 23, 2014

By ZEINA KARAM and DIAA HADID, Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) — 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 interviews with more ...

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Tunisia divided over Jews' use of Israel passports

Apr 23, 2014

By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA, Associated Press

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — 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.

While Israelis and Jews long ...

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Mauritanian president says he will run again

Apr 23, 2014

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Mauritania's president, who initially took power in a coup, says he will run again in upcoming elections.

President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz came to power in 2008 in a putsch that ousted the West African country's first democratically elected leader. He won ...

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Ex-Muslim rebels seize C. African Republic town

Apr 23, 2014

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Officials say Muslim rebels have taken control of a town in northern Central African Republic, causing residents to flee.

Local official Jerome Gouma said heavily armed men arrived in Bouca on Tuesday, and shooting lasted into the night. On Wednesday, he ...

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Abbas, rival Hamas give reconciliation another try

Apr 23, 2014

By IBRAHIM BARZAK, Associated Press

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Wednesday agreed to form a unity government and hold new elections, making a new attempt to overcome a seven-year split that has left them divided between two governments.

While the ...

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Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147

Apr 23, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.

In a statement posted on its website, the organization said more than 240 cases of the virus have been recorded in Guinea and Liberia.

Most of those cases are in Guinea,

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Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

Apr 23, 2014

By JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

TOKYO (AP) — Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attention and ...

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France unveils plan to stop youths joining jihad

Apr 23, 2014

By ELAINE GANLEY, Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — 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 battle-hardened returnees.

The measures ...

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Amsterdam may ban pot shops in Red Light district

Apr 23, 2014

AMSTERDAM (AP) — 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.

Marijuana is technically illegal in the Netherlands, but possession of small amounts is not prosecuted and it is sold openly in ...

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Poland holds 1st big security exercise in decades

Apr 23, 2014

By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA, Associated Press

JASCE, Poland (AP) — 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 for decades.

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Syrian lawmaker first to field run for presidency

Apr 23, 2014

By ALBERT AJI, Associated Press

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian lawmaker on Wednesday registered his candidacy for the June 3 presidential election, becoming the first contender in the June 3 vote that will be held in the midst of the country's civil war and has already been dismissed by the West as ...

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Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

Apr 23, 2014

By ASIF SHAHZAD, Associated Press

ISLAMABAD (AP) — 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.

Press freedom advocates on ...

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