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  • Mother of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries while she waits for his body at Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The Sherpa people are one of the main ethnic groups in Nepal's alpine region, and many make their living as climbing guides on Everest and other Himalayan peaks. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    After Everest Avalanche, More Bodies Pulled From Snow

    KATMANDU, Nepal — Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an... Read more

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    The Promise of ‘Empty’

    Maidan Square in Kiev. Taksim Square in Istanbul. Tahrir Square in Cairo. Recent democratic movements around the globe have risen, or crashed and burned, on... Read more

  • A combat vehicle with pro-Russian gunman on top runs through downtown Slovyansk, Eastern Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

    Ukraine Crisis: Turning Points

    MOSCOW—An agreement struck by the U.S., the European Union, Russia and Ukraine has raised hopes for defusing the Ukrainian crisis, which has strained East-West ties... Read more

  • Malaysian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hamzah Zainudin, left, listens as Malaysia's acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein answers a question from a journalist during a press conference on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 19, 2014. 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 coordination center said Saturday. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Sub Search for Missing Jet to be Finished in Week

    PERTH, Australia— A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within... Read more

  • A boy rides a bicycle past a building with Russian and Ukrainian national flags and words reading "Ukraine had sold herself for dollars Russia"  in Uspenka village, 4 kilometers (2.8 miles) to the Ukrainian-Russian border, Donbas region, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. 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 interim government resigns. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

    Russia Promises Support to Ending Ukraine Crisis

    MOSCOW— Russia’s foreign ministry on Saturday promised it would offer strong assistance to Ukraine to overcome its crisis, but emphasized that the ultimate responsibility for... Read more

  • Iran General Urges Tehran to Make New UN Pick

    TEHRAN, Iran— A senior Iranian military official has urged the foreign ministry to name a new envoy to the U.N. after the U.S. blocked its... Read more

  • European Commissioner for Energy Guenther Oettinger waits for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to arrive at the European External Action Service headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday April 2, 2014. US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and leading EU officials to discuss the dependency of the 28-nation bloc on Russian energy provisions and seek ways for a better diversification of oil and gas imports in the wake of the Crimean crisis. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

    EU Official Against Cutting Russia Gas Ties

    BERLIN— A senior European Union official says he opposes cutting back gas ties with Russia in the next few years but the bloc should work... Read more

  • FILE - This file photo provided on Monday, June 10, 2013 by Prix Bayeux and dated Oct. 9, 2012, shows French journalist Didier Francois gesturing during a debate held in Bayeux, western France, as part of the Prix Bayeux Award. President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement Saturday April 19, 2014 he feels "immense relief" after learning Saturday of the release of Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres _ all said to be in good health despite "very trying conditions" of their captivity. (AP Photo/Mikael Quemener, Prix Bayeux, File)

    4 French Journalists Held Hostage in Syria Freed

    PARIS—Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in... Read more

  • Lee Joon-seok, third from left, the captain of the ferry Sewol that sank off South Korea, and two crew members prepare to leave a court which issued their arrest warrant in Mokpo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 19, 2014. The captain of the sunken ferry, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUT

    Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry, 2 Crew Arrested

    MOKPO, South Korea—The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of... Read more

  • Iraqis comb through the aftermath of a car bomb attack in the crowded commercial area of Karrada, in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, April 18, 2014. Authorities in Iraq say a car bomb targeted a street full of shoppers in the capital. in Baghdad on Thursday.(AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Bombs Kill 4 in Shopping Street of Iraqi Capital

    BAGHDAD— Iraqi police say two bombs planted on a street full of shoppers in Baghdad have killed four people and wounded eight. They say the... Read more

  • Death Toll In SKorea Ferry Sinking Climbs To 32

    MOKPO, South Korea— South Korean coast guard officials say they’ve found three more bodies from the sinking of a ferry, raising the death toll to... Read more

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

    Putin: No Blocks to Boosting Relations With West

    MOSCOW— Russian President Vladimir Putin says he sees no obstacles to improving relations with the West, which are fraught with tension over the Ukraine crisis... Read more

  • Malaysian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hamzah Zainudin, left, listens as Malaysia's acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein answers a question from a journalist during a press conference on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 19, 2014. 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 coordination center said Saturday. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Malaysia Asks World to Pray for Missing Plane Clue

    PERTH, Australia— A Malaysian official on Saturday asked the world to “pray hard” for a clue to help find Flight 370, while authorities said a... Read more

  • The Navy experimental unmanned aircraft, the X-47B, does a fly by above the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, off the Virginia coast, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The Navy says the tests have demonstrated a drone's ability to integrate with the environment of an aircraft carrier. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Drone in Yemen Kills 9 Suspected Al-Qaida Fighters

    SANAA, Yemen— A Yemeni military official says an American drone strike has killed nine suspected al-Qaida militants and inadvertently killed and wounded some civilians. The... Read more

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 file photo, Lebanese army soldiers search civilians at a checkpoint for the entrance of Arsal, a Sunni Muslim town near the Syrian border in eastern Lebanon. A suicide bomber driving an explosives-laden car targeted a Lebanese army checkpoint near the Syrian border on Saturday, March 29, 2014, killing and wounding several soldiers, Lebanon's official news agency reported. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)

    Car Bomber Kills 6 at Syrian Government Checkpoint

    DAMASCUS, Syria— Syrian activists say a suicide bomber in a car blew himself up at a checkpoint near a government-controlled town, killing at least six... Read more

  • In this map provided on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, by the Joint Agency Coordination Centre, details are presented in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet continued its second seabed search on Wednesday as up to 14 planes were to take to the skies for some of the final sweeps of the Indian Ocean for floating debris from the ill-fated airliner. (AP Photo/Joint Agency Coordination Centre) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

    Malaysia Airlines Hijacked in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kandahar? Probably Not; Flight MH 370 Search Aided by Sub in Indian Ocean

    A Russian report is saying that Malaysia Airlines MH 370 was hijacked to Kandahar Provice, Afghanistan, has been circulated for the past week but there’s little... Read more

  • Vani Selvarajah (centre left) addresses the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 20, 2014. (Epoch Times/screenshot/webtv.un.org)

    N. Korea Criticizes ‘Human Rights Racket’ of US

    PYONGYANG, North Korea — A North Korean spokesman is blaming the United States and its allies for a “human rights racket” a day after the... Read more

  • A rescue personal looks at a sea in windy and rainy day at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014.  South Korean news agency reported that the captain of the South Korean ferry has been arrested.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    South Korean Ferry Captain Lee Joon-seok, Arrested Says Agency

    MOKPO, South Korea— Police arrested the captain and two other crew members of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving more than... Read more

  • A pro-Russian protester holds icons as he stands outside a city hall bearing flags representing the Donetsk Republic in Mariupol, Ukraine, Thursday, April 17, 2014.  (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    Pro-Russian Insurgents Refuse to Leave Buildings, Unless Ukraine Govt Resigns

    DONETSK, Ukraine— Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian... Read more

  • In this map provided on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, by the Joint Agency Coordination Centre, details are presented in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet continued its second seabed search on Wednesday as up to 14 planes were to take to the skies for some of the final sweeps of the Indian Ocean for floating debris from the ill-fated airliner. (AP Photo/Joint Agency Coordination Centre) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

    Missing Plane Found? Submarine Hunts for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 Black Boxes

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any... Read more

  • Health workers teach people about the Ebola virus and how to prevent infection, in Conakry, Guinea, Monday, March 31, 2014. (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)

    Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Has Killed 137 to Date

    DAKAR, Senegal— The World Health Organization says an Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed 137 lives. The disease, typically found in central or... Read more

  • Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers wave their AK-47s in the air as they celebrate alongside Internally Displaced People (IDP) outside the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) base in Malakal after the SPLA claimed it had recaptured the town from rebels on March 19, 2014. (Ivan Lieman/AFP/Getty Images)

    South Sudan Mob Attacks UN base, 12 Killed

    JUBA, South Sudan—An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering... Read more

  • Security men stand guard in front of a bus conveying All progressives Congress opposition governors  after visiting victims of  at the  Accident and Emergency unit of Asokoro hospital where injured people from Monday's explosion at a bus station are receiving treatment in Abuja, Nigeria, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Scores of peopledied in the  the blast that destroyed more than 30 vehicles and caused secondary explosions as their fuel tanks exploded and burned. The Monday attack just miles from Nigeria's seat of government increases doubts about the military's ability to contain an Islamic uprising that is dividing the country on religious lines as never before. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)

    Fate of 115 Female Students Abducted in Nigeria Unknown

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—The fate of 115 female students abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied the Nigerian military’s report... Read more

  • Oscar Pistorius, middle, accompanied by brother Carl Pistorius, behind, and police officers leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Forensic Expert Faulted at Pistorius Trial

    PRETORIA, South Africa—The prosecutor at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee Olympian, cross-examined one of the defense’s forensic experts Thursday after the judge... Read more

  • Gyude Bryant, Former Liberia President, Dies: Reports

    Gyude Bryant, the first post-war president of Liberia, has died, according to reports on Wednesday. Bryant reportedly died on Wednesday, the government said in a... Read more

  • Oscar Pistorius reacts as he  listens to forensic evidence being given in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Gianluigi Guercia, Pool)

    Oscar Pistorius Trial: Defense Tries to Rebuild Case

    PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius’ lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution’s momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete’s shaky testimony,... Read more

  • Uganda's People Defence Forces (UPDF) troops, battle-hardened and heavily-armed Special Forces commandos trained by Israel and Russia, participate in the drills near the South Sudan border February 20, 2014. (Peter Busomoke/AFP/Getty Images)

    UN Sends Uganda Troops to Guard Staff in Somalia

    KAMPALA, Uganda—About 400 Ugandan troops will be deployed to Somalia under a new United Nations guard unit charged with protecting U.N. staff and installations in... Read more

  • William Lacy Swing, left, Director-General of the International Organisation for Migration, IOM, listens to with Antonio Guterres, right, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, prior to a meeting of the launch of the inter-agency funding appeal for the Central African Republic at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

    UN Trying to Raise $274 Million for Central African Republic

    GENEVA—The United Nations and aid groups launched an appeal for $274 million Wednesday to help people who have fled the Central African Republic because of... Read more

  • A morgue attendant stands near to a lifeless body carried by a truck prepared for funeral outside Asokoro hospital in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, April. 15, 2014, with at least 72 feared dead as a blast on Monday destroyed more than 30 vehicles and caused secondary explosions as their fuel tanks exploded and burned. The Monday attack just miles from Nigeria's seat of government increases doubts about the military's ability to contain an Islamic uprising that is dividing the country on religious lines as never before. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)

    20 More Killed as Islamic Extremist Attacks Continue in Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in... Read more

  • Nigerian soldiers stand guard at the offices of the state-run Nigerian Television Authority in Maiduguri, Nigeria, June 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)

    100 Girls Kidnapped by Suspected Islamic Extremists in Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—Suspected Islamic extremists abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria before dawn Tuesday, but some of the teens managed to... Read more

  • Oscar Pistorius listens to evidence being given in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 after questioning by state prosecutor Gerrie Nel, had earlier finished. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Alon Skuy, Pool)

    Prosecutor Ends Pistorius Questioning With Accusation

    PRETORIA, South Africa—Wrapping up five days of relentless cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial, the chief prosecutor insisted Tuesday that he intentionally shot... Read more

  • Health workers teach people about the Ebola virus and how to prevent infection, in Conakry, Guinea, Monday, March 31, 2014.  Health authorities in Guinea are facing an "unprecedented epidemic" of Ebola, the international aid group Doctors Without Borders warned Monday as the death toll from the disease that causes severe bleeding reached 78.  The outbreak of Ebola in Guinea poses challenges never seen in previous outbreaks that involved "more remote locations as opposed to urban areas," said Doctors Without Borders. (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)

    Ebola Virus Outbreak: Symptoms of Deadly Disease Causing Deaths in Africa

    As the ebola virus outbreak in Africa continues, here’s a look at symptoms of the virus. This list comes from the Centers for Disease Control and... Read more

  • Citizens & police officers gather at the site of an explosion targeting a traffic police booth that injured two police officers, near al-Galaa bridge, in central  Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday April 15, 2014. The Egyptian capital has seen increasing violence and attacks — including a car bombing that struck Cairo's main security headquarters and a failed assassination attempt on the interior minister — since the military's ouster last July of former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo/Roger Anis, El Shorouk) EGYPT OUT

    Bomb Blast Wounds Three in Egypt Capital

    CAIRO—A homemade bomb exploded near a traffic police post on a bridge over the Nile River in central Cairo early Tuesday, wounding two policemen and... Read more

  • Libya: Gunmen Abduct Jordanian Ambassador

    TRIPOLI, Libya— Masked gunmen seized the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions that... Read more

  • Oscar Pistorius, right, accompanied by relatives arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Oscar Pistorius Accused of Staging Outbursts at Trial

    PRETORIA, South Africa— Oscar Pistorius came under intense pressure Monday at his murder trial from the chief prosecutor, who dismissed his account of how he... Read more

  • State prosecutor Gerrie Nel questions Oscar Pistorius during cross examination in the Pretoria High Court on April 14, 2014, in Pretoria, South Africa. (Antoine de Ras/Independent Newspapers/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

    Who Is Pistorius Prosecutor Gerrie Nel? (video)

    Gerrie Nel has received a lot of attention for his no-nonsense attitude. He’s been nicknamed the “pit bull” and the “bull dog” among trial watchers.…... Read more

  • Oscar Pistorius, right, accompanied by relatives arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Prosecutor Alleges Inconsistencies in Pistorius Testimony

    PRETORIA, South Africa—The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial on Monday alleged numerous inconsistencies in the athlete’s account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva... Read more

  • Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of Libya's former dictator Moammar Gadhafi, is tried from inside a cage in a courtroom in Zintan, Libya, Sept. 19, 2013. (AP Photo via AP video, File)

    Libya Will Try Gadhafi Son by Video Link

    TRIPOLI, Libya—A Libyan judge in the trial of former regime officials decided Monday that Moammar Gadhafi’s son, held by a militia in the country’s west,... Read more

  • People gather at the site of a blast at the Nyanya Motor Park, about 16 kilometers (10 miles) from the center of Abuja, Nigeria, Monday, April 14, 2014. An explosion blasted through a busy commuter bus station on the outskirts of Abuja before 7 a.m. (0600 GMT) Monday as hundreds of people were traveling to work. (AP Photo/Gbemiga Olamikan)

    Bus Station Blast in Nigeria Capital Kills 71

    ABUJA, Nigeria—Police say an explosion that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria’s capital has killed at least 71 people and wounded 124. Police... Read more

  • Oscar Pistorius, right, accompanied by relatives arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Pistorius Breaks Down on Stand in Murder Trial

    PRETORIA, South Africa— A judge has temporarily adjourned the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius after the athlete started to sob while testifying about the moments... Read more

  • Mother of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries while she waits for his body at Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The Sherpa people are one of the main ethnic groups in Nepal's alpine region, and many make their living as climbing guides on Everest and other Himalayan peaks. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    After Everest Avalanche, More Bodies Pulled From Snow

    KATMANDU, Nepal — Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an... Read more

  • Lee Joon-seok, third from left, the captain of the ferry Sewol that sank off South Korea, and two crew members prepare to leave a court which issued their arrest warrant in Mokpo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 19, 2014. The captain of the sunken ferry, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUT

    Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry, 2 Crew Arrested

    MOKPO, South Korea—The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of... Read more

  • In this map provided on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, by the Joint Agency Coordination Centre, details are presented in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet continued its second seabed search on Wednesday as up to 14 planes were to take to the skies for some of the final sweeps of the Indian Ocean for floating debris from the ill-fated airliner. (AP Photo/Joint Agency Coordination Centre) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

    Malaysia Airlines Hijacked in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kandahar? Probably Not; Flight MH 370 Search Aided by Sub in Indian Ocean

    A Russian report is saying that Malaysia Airlines MH 370 was hijacked to Kandahar Provice, Afghanistan, has been circulated for the past week but there’s little... Read more

  • Vani Selvarajah (centre left) addresses the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 20, 2014. (Epoch Times/screenshot/webtv.un.org)

    N. Korea Criticizes ‘Human Rights Racket’ of US

    PYONGYANG, North Korea — A North Korean spokesman is blaming the United States and its allies for a “human rights racket” a day after the... Read more

  • A rescue personal looks at a sea in windy and rainy day at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014.  South Korean news agency reported that the captain of the South Korean ferry has been arrested.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    South Korean Ferry Captain Lee Joon-seok, Arrested Says Agency

    MOKPO, South Korea— Police arrested the captain and two other crew members of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving more than... Read more

  • In this map provided on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, by the Joint Agency Coordination Centre, details are presented in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet continued its second seabed search on Wednesday as up to 14 planes were to take to the skies for some of the final sweeps of the Indian Ocean for floating debris from the ill-fated airliner. (AP Photo/Joint Agency Coordination Centre) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

    Missing Plane Found? Submarine Hunts for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 Black Boxes

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any... Read more

  • In this May 18, 2013 photo released by mountain guide Adrian Ballinger of Alpenglow Expeditions, climbers make their way to the summit of Mount Everest, in the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas. An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, April 18, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. (AP Photo/Alpenglow Expeditions, Adrian Ballinger)

    Mt Everest Avalanche Sweeps Down Killing 12 With 4 Missing

    KATMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing... Read more

  • A Pakistani Islamic student leaves a library named after slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at a Jamia Hafsa seminary in Islamabad on April 17, 2014. A religious school for women in the Pakistani capital Islamabad has renamed its library in honour of slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The seminary is run by controversial hardline cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz, the imam of the city's Red Mosque, once notorious as a hideout for hardliners with alleged militant links. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pakistani Madrassa Names Library After Bin Laden

    ISLAMABAD—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... Read more

  • South Korean Navy and Coast Guard personnel on a ship and boats search for missing passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Friday, April 18, 2014. Investigations into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it started listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers scrambled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead. (AP Photo/Yonhap)

    Doomed Skorean Ferry’s Sharp Turn, Slow Evacuation Probed

    MOKPO, South Korea—The investigation into South Korea’s ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility... Read more

  • People proceed to an immigration checkpoint at a border crossing point of mainland China with Hong Kong on March 1, 2013. Hong Kong has no control over who immigrates to it from China. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    7 Die in Shooting at China-Vietnam Border

    HANOI, Vietnam—A Chinese man who was being repatriated from Vietnam along with 15 other migrants seized a gun from a border guard on Friday, triggering... Read more

  • Rescuers carry a body bag containing the body of a victim of a boat that capsized off Panjang island in Central Java on Thursday, upon arrival at a port in Jepara, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. An overloaded boat carrying Indonesians performing a traditional ceremony at sea to celebrate the end of Ramadan capsized in high waves Thursday, an official said. (AP Photo)

    Boat Capsizes in Indonesia; Dozens Missing, 7 Dead

    KUPANG, Indonesia— A boat loaded with people in a Good Friday procession capsized in high waves off eastern Indonesia, leaving dozens of people missing and... Read more

  • South Korean rescue team members gather to look for passengers near the buoys installed to mark the sunken 6,852-ton ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 18, 2014. Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant for Ferry Captain

    SEOUL, South Korea—Prosecutors say they’ve asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days... Read more

  • In this May 18, 2013 photo released by mountain guide Adrian Ballinger of Alpenglow Expeditions, a climber pauses on the way to the summit of Mount Everest, in the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas. An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, April 18, 2014, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. (AP Photo/Alpenglow Expeditions, Adrian Ballinger)

    12 Killed, 3 Missing in Avalanche on Everest

    KATMANDU, Nepal—An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the... Read more

  • A buoy is towed by a South Korea Navy boat to be installed to mark the sunken 6,852-ton ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 18, 2014. Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Vice Principal Saved From Korea Ferry Found Hanged

    SEOUL, South Korea—Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a... Read more

  • Japan's Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi speaks during the 26th whale meat tasting event in Tokyo. Japan will target fewer whales when the Pacific hunt begins next week and will limit next season's Antarctic whaling to observation. The decisions came Friday, April 18, after the International Court of Justice ordered Japan last month to suspend Antarctic whaling. The court said the program was commercial, not scientific as Japan had contended. Hayashi said Friday that the Pacific catch target was being slashed to about 210 from the current 380. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    Japan to Hunt Fewer Whales in Pacific This Season

    TOKYO—Japan will target fewer whales when its Pacific hunt begins next week and will observe them in the Antarctic next season with the aim of... Read more

  • Mon Han Bae, president of the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles, left, and Rev. John Jongdai Park, chairman of the Korean Churches for Community Dvelopment pray during a vigil for victims aboard the sunken South Korean ferry boat at the Korean Federation of Los Angeles Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014. A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. It was still unknown why the ferry sank, and the coast guard was interviewing the captain and crew. The Sewol, a 146-meter (480-foot) vessel that can hold more than 900 people, set sail Tuesday from Incheon, in northwestern South Korea, on an overnight, 14-hour journey to the tourist island of Jeju. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Released Transcript of Conversation Between SKorean Ferry, Shore

    SEOUL, South Korea—Following is the transcript released by the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries of the conversation between Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on... Read more

  • South Korean rescue team members prepare to search for passengers of a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Fears rose Thursday for the fate of more than 280 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea. (AP Photo/Yonhap)

    Lee Joon-seok, Captain of South Korean Ferry, Delayed Evacuation

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  • In this photo released by South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean rescue team boats and fishing boats try to rescue passengers of a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. 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. (AP Photo/South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap) KOREA OUT

    South Korea Ferry Disaster: Chaotic Scene Described While Sinking

    MOKPO, South Korea — There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing... Read more

  • Earthquake Today: 4.0 Quake Shakes Buildings in Tokyo, Witnesses Say

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  • A combat vehicle with pro-Russian gunman on top runs through downtown Slovyansk, Eastern Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

    Ukraine Crisis: Turning Points

    MOSCOW—An agreement struck by the U.S., the European Union, Russia and Ukraine has raised hopes for defusing the Ukrainian crisis, which has strained East-West ties... Read more

  • A boy rides a bicycle past a building with Russian and Ukrainian national flags and words reading "Ukraine had sold herself for dollars Russia"  in Uspenka village, 4 kilometers (2.8 miles) to the Ukrainian-Russian border, Donbas region, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. 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 interim government resigns. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

    Russia Promises Support to Ending Ukraine Crisis

    MOSCOW— Russia’s foreign ministry on Saturday promised it would offer strong assistance to Ukraine to overcome its crisis, but emphasized that the ultimate responsibility for... Read more

  • European Commissioner for Energy Guenther Oettinger waits for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to arrive at the European External Action Service headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday April 2, 2014. US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and leading EU officials to discuss the dependency of the 28-nation bloc on Russian energy provisions and seek ways for a better diversification of oil and gas imports in the wake of the Crimean crisis. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

    EU Official Against Cutting Russia Gas Ties

    BERLIN— A senior European Union official says he opposes cutting back gas ties with Russia in the next few years but the bloc should work... Read more

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

    Putin: No Blocks to Boosting Relations With West

    MOSCOW— Russian President Vladimir Putin says he sees no obstacles to improving relations with the West, which are fraught with tension over the Ukraine crisis... Read more

  • A pro-Russian protester holds icons as he stands outside a city hall bearing flags representing the Donetsk Republic in Mariupol, Ukraine, Thursday, April 17, 2014.  (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    Pro-Russian Insurgents Refuse to Leave Buildings, Unless Ukraine Govt Resigns

    DONETSK, Ukraine— Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian... Read more

  • People hold placard portraying Russian President Vladimir Putin as Adolf Hitler and reading 'Adolf Putin - Stop the Russian aggressor - Hands off Ukraine' during a rally on Independence Square in Kiev on March 23, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin's troops are poised to attack Ukraine at any time, Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council chief Andriy Parubiy warned today. 'The aim of Putin is not Crimea, but all of Ukraine... His troops massed at the border are ready to attack at any moment,' Parubiy told thousands of demonstrators gathered in central Kiev. (Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ukraine Isn’t the Czech Crisis of 1938, but There Are Lessons to Learn from History

    Since the very beginning of the Ukrainian crisis, many Western commentators have drawn comparisons between the present situation and pre-WWII Europe, as well as between... Read more

  • Francois Hollande's political adviser Aquilino Morelle smiles as he walks to a meeting of the Socialist group at the National Assembly in Paris. The French president’s top adviser has resigned following allegations of a past conflict of interest, striking a new blow to already unpopular Francois Hollande. Aquilino Morelle - Hollande’s political adviser and head of communication staff - announced his resignation Friday, an official in president’s office said. Morelle has denied allegations by news website Mediapart of a conflict of interest while he worked for the government pharmaceutical regulator in 2007, while also lobbying for the drug industry. The report also criticized Morelle’s supposed lavish lifestyle at a time when the government is making harsh cuts in public spending. Hollande’s approval rating has recently hit a new low of 18 percent despite a cabinet reshuffle three weeks ago. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    French President Hollande’s Top Aide Resigns, Conflict of Interest

    PARIS—The French president’s top adviser has resigned following allegations of a past conflict of interest, striking a new blow to the already unpopular Francois Hollande... Read more

  • Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media after attending a quadrilateral meeting between representatives of the US, Ukraine, Russia and the European Union about the ongoing situation in Ukraine, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Geneva. Top diplomats from the US, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.  (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)

    Ukraine and Russia Reach Deal to Ease Tensions – For Now

    GENEVA— In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more... Read more

  • A masked pro-Russian activist guards a barricade at the regional administration building that they had seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Tuesday , April 15, 2014.   Several government buildings have fallen to mobs of Moscow loyalists in recent days as unrest spreads across the east of the country. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

    Donetsk: Jews Ordered to Register in East Ukraine or Get Deported, Conflicting Reports Say

    Reports are saying that Jews have been ordered to register in Donetsk, located in eastern Ukraine, or they’ll face deportation. However, there are conflicting reports... Read more

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    Strange Black Ring in the Sky Captured on Video in England; Some Type of UFO? (+Video)

    A mysterious black ring in the sky appeared in England and floated around for about three minutes. Local teens witnessed the ring and one, 16-year-old... Read more

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    Amanda Todd Death: Dutch Man Arrested for Allegedly Extorting British Columbia Teen

    A 35-year-old man whose name has not been publicly released has been arrested in connection to the suicide of Amanda Todd, a 15-year-old girl from... Read more

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    Poveglia Island in Italy, ‘World’s Most Haunted,’ Up for Sale

    ROME (AP) — Italy has again pushed back its balanced-budget goal, now aiming for 2016. Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan wrote to the European Commission... Read more

  • Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, is surrounded by his security members outside his office in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    Turkey Approves Controversial Bill Increasing Spy Agency Powers

    ANKARA, Turkey—Turkey’s parliament has approved a bill that increases the powers and immunities of the country’s spy agency. It’s the latest in a string of... Read more

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the start of a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine as diplomats from the U.S., Ukraine, Russia and the European Union gather for discussions in Geneva Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)

    Text of Diplomats’ Joint Statement on Ukraine

    GENEVA— Here is the joint statement issued by the foreign ministers of the U.S., Russia, Ukraine and European Union after seven hours of talks Thursday... Read more

  • Armed men wearing military fatigues gather by armored personnel carriers (APCs) as they stand guard outside the regional state building seized by pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 16, 2014. (Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ukraine Government Moves to Take Back Seized Buildings

    Russian Affairs specialist Nicolai Petro reports that Ukrainian officials are using this first military move as political tool to garner more public support, as groups... Read more

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine as diplomats from the United States, Ukraine, Russia and the European Union gather for discussions in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)

    Diplomats Reach Agreement to Ease Ukraine Crisis

    GENEVA—Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine. The agreement,... Read more

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine as diplomats from the U.S., Ukraine, Russia and the European Union gather for discussions in Geneva Thursday, April 17, 2014.  Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)

    Diplomats Try to Agree on Joint Statement on Ukraine

    GENEVA—High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European... Read more

  • Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan, left, speaks with Great Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, during the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) meeting, Saturday, April 12, 2014, at World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

    Italy Argues Against EU’s Balanced Budget Goal

    ROME— Italy has again pushed back its balanced-budget goal, now aiming for 2016. Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan wrote to the European Commission this week,... Read more

  • Soldiers of the Ukrainian Army sit atop combat vehicles as they are blocked by people on their way to the town of Kramatorsk on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Pro-Russian insurgents commandeered six Ukrainian armored vehicles along with their crews and hoisted Russian flags over them Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes of re-establishing control over restive eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

    Three Protesters Killed in Attack on Ukrainian National Guard Base (+video)

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine—The turmoil in Ukraine dominated the European landscape Thursday, as three protesters were killed in a clash in southern Ukraine, high-level talks were held... Read more

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine as diplomats from the U.S., Ukraine, Russia and the European Union gather for discussions in Geneva Thursday, April 17, 2014.  Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)

    Ukraine, US Work to Reduce Tensions With Russia

    GENEVA— Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish... Read more

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    The Promise of ‘Empty’

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  • Iraqis comb through the aftermath of a car bomb attack in the crowded commercial area of Karrada, in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, April 18, 2014. Authorities in Iraq say a car bomb targeted a street full of shoppers in the capital. in Baghdad on Thursday.(AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Bombs Kill 4 in Shopping Street of Iraqi Capital

    BAGHDAD— Iraqi police say two bombs planted on a street full of shoppers in Baghdad have killed four people and wounded eight. They say the... Read more

  • Death Toll In SKorea Ferry Sinking Climbs To 32

    MOKPO, South Korea— South Korean coast guard officials say they’ve found three more bodies from the sinking of a ferry, raising the death toll to... Read more

  • Egypt's Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim listens to a question during a press conference in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, March 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Egypt Stops Attempt to Smuggle Jewish Artifacts

    CAIRO—Authorities in Egypt say they have seized a cache of Jewish religious artifacts that smugglers wanted to ship to Belgium at one of the country’s... Read more

  • Rwandan refugee  works for pennies a day picking tea on June 13, 2012 in Kibale, Uganda. (*Shutterstock/Ryan M. Bolton)

    7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: Apr. 18

    Norway: Man at recycling plant finds $16,000 in old safe An excavator operator at recycling facility in Norway has discovered 100,000 kroner ($16,000) left behind in... Read more

  • Denis Pushilin, foreground center,  spokesman of the self-appointed Donetsk People’s Republic, speaks to reporters inside the regional administration building seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Pushilin told reporters that the insurgents do not recognize the Ukrainian government as legitimate. Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine’s east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    Pro-Russian Insurgents Occupy Gov Buildings in 10 Ukrainian Cities, Reject Call to Leave

    DONETSK, Ukraine—Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine’s east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if... Read more

  • World News to the Point: April 18, 2014. (Photos.com)

    World News to the Point: April 18

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  • Senior White House adviser David Axelrod speaks during a television interview in the press briefing room at the White House in Washington. Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited Axelrod, a top adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama's campaigns, to help with its leader's election bid next year. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    UK Opposition Labour Party Hires Top Obama Adviser David Axelrod

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  • FILE - In this April 7,2014 file photo, the chief coordinator of the Joint Agency Coordination Center retired Chief Air Marshall Angus Houston listens to a question from the media during a press conference about the ongoing search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth,  Australia. Houston has become the global face of the massive monthlong search operation off Australia's west coast to find the missing Boeing 777, which is believed to be resting somewhere on the silt-covered bottom of the Indian Ocean in a patch the size of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

    Australia’s Houston: Calm Face of Flight 370 Hunt

    PERTH, Australia—He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the... Read more

  • Protesters rally outside the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev on April 15, 2014, during a session as they demand from the authorities actions against separatism on the eastern part of the country. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday warned Kiev against using force to quell pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine, saying the 'criminal' act would undermine talks planned in Geneva. (Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)

    UN Report Tells Russia to Drop Propaganda and Stick to Facts

    The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has released a report on the human rights situation in Ukraine. It outlines the main... Read more

  • Asian countries are spending more on their militaries even as other regions cut back. (U.S. Pacific Command/Flickr)

    World Cuts Back Military Spending, But Not Asia

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  • Chairman Of China Resources Group Conglomerate Investigated for Corruption

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  • An Algerian woman casts her ballot in presidential elections in Algiers, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Algerians are trickling into the polls to elect a new president of this oil-rich North African nation in an election expected to be won by the ailing incumbent. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has ruled this nation for the past 15 years and, despite suffering from a stroke, is running for a fourth term on a platform of stability. (AP Photo/Ouahab  Hebbat)

    Algerians Unenthusiatic About Presidential Election

    ALGIERS, Algeria— Algerians trickled into voting booths Thursday to elect the president of this oil-rich North African nation in an election expected to be dominated... Read more

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    7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: Apr. 17

    Austria: Turtle flies from Vienna to India to try his luck with the ladies An endangered turtle from Schoenbrunn Zoo is taking a trip across... Read more

  • Lima, Perú: Rocío Tenorio, 27, Sales Promoter: I would like to be five years old, because my father died when I was ten, and I would have liked to have enjoyed more of his presence. I am attached to my family. I remember when I was that age I would go for a walk with my mother and father. Walking through the park, I felt very happy. The three of us always went out everywhere together. They are lovely memories of the time that I have engraved in my mind.

    Global Q&A: ‘If you could be any age for one week, what age would you be?’

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  • In this Monday, April 14, 2014, photo provided by the Australian Defense Force an autonomous underwater vehicle is prepared to be deployed from ADV Ocean Shield in the search of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for the robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than half way through its first seabed hunt for wreckage and the all-important black boxes, authorities said on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Australian Defense Force, Lt. Kelli Lunt) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

    Missing Malaysia Jet: Sub Makes 2nd Dive to Search for Malaysian Plane

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  • NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen addresses the media after an NATO Ambassadors Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. NATO says it's reinforcing its military presence on eastern border on sea, land and in the air. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

    NATO Ups Military Presence Amid Russian Threat

    BRUSSELS— NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, the alliance’s chief said Wednesday. Secretary... Read more

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    7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: Apr. 16

    South Korea: Vocational education eyed as remedy for youth unemployment The Finance Ministry announced Tuesday that it would provide young jobseekers with more opportunities by... Read more

  • World News to the Point: April 16, 2014. (Photos.com)

    World News to the Point: April 16

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  • Iran General Urges Tehran to Make New UN Pick

    TEHRAN, Iran— A senior Iranian military official has urged the foreign ministry to name a new envoy to the U.N. after the U.S. blocked its... Read more

  • FILE - This file photo provided on Monday, June 10, 2013 by Prix Bayeux and dated Oct. 9, 2012, shows French journalist Didier Francois gesturing during a debate held in Bayeux, western France, as part of the Prix Bayeux Award. President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement Saturday April 19, 2014 he feels "immense relief" after learning Saturday of the release of Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres _ all said to be in good health despite "very trying conditions" of their captivity. (AP Photo/Mikael Quemener, Prix Bayeux, File)

    4 French Journalists Held Hostage in Syria Freed

    PARIS—Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in... Read more

  • The Navy experimental unmanned aircraft, the X-47B, does a fly by above the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, off the Virginia coast, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The Navy says the tests have demonstrated a drone's ability to integrate with the environment of an aircraft carrier. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Drone in Yemen Kills 9 Suspected Al-Qaida Fighters

    SANAA, Yemen— A Yemeni military official says an American drone strike has killed nine suspected al-Qaida militants and inadvertently killed and wounded some civilians. The... Read more

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 file photo, Lebanese army soldiers search civilians at a checkpoint for the entrance of Arsal, a Sunni Muslim town near the Syrian border in eastern Lebanon. A suicide bomber driving an explosives-laden car targeted a Lebanese army checkpoint near the Syrian border on Saturday, March 29, 2014, killing and wounding several soldiers, Lebanon's official news agency reported. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)

    Car Bomber Kills 6 at Syrian Government Checkpoint

    DAMASCUS, Syria— Syrian activists say a suicide bomber in a car blew himself up at a checkpoint near a government-controlled town, killing at least six... Read more

  • President Abdullah Gul, left, welcomes Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey. Turkish President Abdullah Gul has signaled that he doesn’t want to swap jobs with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when the presidential term ends later this year. Gul said Friday he opposes a model similar to that of Russia where the president and prime minister have traded places and one has ruled in the other’s shadow. Gul suggested he would not oppose Erdogan if he chose to run for president in the election in August. Erdogan has not made a decision about whether he will seek to become president — a position that is largely ceremonial but does include the power to appoint the prime minister. He has said he wants a presidency with more executive powers. (AP Photo/Murat Cetinmuhurdar, Turkish Presidency Press Service, HO)

    Turkish President Rules Out Job Swap With Erdogan

    ANKARA, Turkey— Turkish President Abdullah Gul has signaled that he doesn’t want to swap jobs with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when the presidential term... Read more

  • European foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif, from left, arrive to address the media after closed-door nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    UN Reports Iran Reduces Stock of Most-Enriched Uranium

    VIENNA—Iran has converted most of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms as part of a... Read more

  • In this Friday, April 11, 2014 photo, masked anti-government gunmen hold their weapons in combat position in Fallujah, 65 kilometers (40 miles) west of Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Qaida-linked fighters and their allies seized the city of Fallujah and parts of the Anbar provincial capital Ramadi in late December after authorities dismantled a protest camp. Like the camp in the northern Iraqi town of Hawija whose dismantlement in April sparked violent clashes and set off the current upsurge in killing, the Anbar camp was set up by Sunnis angry at what they consider second-class treatment by the Shiite-led government. (AP Photo)

    Bomber, Gunmen Attack Iraq Military Base, Kill 10 Soldiers

    BAGHDAD—Militants launched a brazen attack on a military base in a restive area in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding... Read more

  • Israel Arrests Arab Journalist Over Lebanon Visit

    JERUSALEM— Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence service said on Thursday that it has detained a young Israeli Arab journalist for traveling to Lebanon, which Israel considers... Read more

  • Female Afghan Lawmaker Wounded in Shooting Attack

    KABUL, Afghanistan— A female Afghan lawmaker was wounded in a shooting that her sister called a political attack, but which the government on Wednesday described... Read more

  • In this Friday, April 11, 2014 photo, masked anti-government gunmen hold their weapons in combat position in Fallujah, 65 kilometers (40 miles) west of Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Qaida-linked fighters and their allies seized the city of Fallujah and parts of the Anbar provincial capital Ramadi in late December after authorities dismantled a protest camp. Like the camp in the northern Iraqi town of Hawija whose dismantlement in April sparked violent clashes and set off the current upsurge in killing, the Anbar camp was set up by Sunnis angry at what they consider second-class treatment by the Shiite-led government. (AP Photo)

    Iraq: Abu Ghraib Prison Closure Not Permanent

    BAGHDAD— An Iraqi Justice Ministry official said Wednesday that this week’s closure of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad is temporary and that... Read more

  • This photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian man carrying the body of a child killed by a government forces airstrike in the Al-Ansari neighborhood, in Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC)

    Army: Jordan Air Force Strikes Cars Near Syria

    AMMAN, Jordan— Jordan’s army says the country’s air force has attacked cars that were at the kingdom’s border with neighboring Syria. An army statement says... Read more

  • FILE - This Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a general view of Maaloula village, northeast of the capital Damascus, Syria. Syrian government troops seized two villages, one of them an ancient Christian hamlet, north of Damascus on Monday, April 14, 2014 as part of the military's relentless offensive along the rugged frontier with Lebanon, state media and activists said. (AP Photo/SANA, File)

    Mortars Kill 1 Child, Wound Dozens in Damascus

    DAMASCUS, Syria— Two mortar rounds landed near schools in predominantly Christian districts of the Syrian capital Tuesday, killing one child and wounding 41 other people,... Read more

  • An Israeli soldier stands guard near the scene of a shooting near  the Tarqumiya checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Hebron, Monday, April 14, 2014. Police say assailants opened fire on an Israeli vehicle in the West Bank, killing one person and wounding two. (AP Photo/Gil Yohanan) ISRAEL OUT

    Hamas Praises Deadly West Bank Shooting

    JERUSALEM— The prime minister of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip has praised an attack that killed an Israeli in the West Bank. Speaking Tuesday in Gaza,... Read more

  • In this June 16, 2009, file photo, men sit in crowded cells in a jail in central Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi officials outraged by the abuse of prisoners at the U.S.-run Abu Ghraib prison are dealing with a prison scandal of their own as allegations continue to surface about years of torture and mistreatment inside Iraq's own lockups. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File)

    Iraq Closes Notorious Prison Over Security Issues

    BAGHDAD— 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... Read more

  • A Syrian forces tank arrives to take position during clashes with Syrian rebels, near the town of Rankous, Syria, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/SANA)

    Three Hezbollah TV Journalists Killed in Syria

    BEIRUT—Hezbollah-owned Al-Manar TV says three of its journalists have been killed after they came under attack in the Syrian town of Maaloula. The station says... Read more

  • FILE - This Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a general view of Maaloula village, northeast of the capital Damascus, Syria. Syrian government troops seized two villages, one of them an ancient Christian hamlet, north of Damascus on Monday, April 14, 2014 as part of the military's relentless offensive along the rugged frontier with Lebanon, state media and activists said. (AP Photo/SANA, File)

    Syrian Forces Take 2 Villages Near Lebanese Border

    DAMASCUS, Syria— Syrian government troops seized two villages, one of them an ancient Christian hamlet, north of Damascus on Monday, as part of the military’s... Read more

  • Spain's King Juan Carlos, second left, with Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber, second right, UAE Minister of State, and head of Masdar, an Abu Dhabi company specializing in clean technology, renewable energy, and sustainable development, arrive at the UAE - Spain Economic Forum at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, April 14, 2014. King Juan Carlos of Spain has begun a visit to the United Arab Emirates by telling the oil-rich nation it is at the top of his country’s political and economic agenda. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Spain Eyes Stronger Economic Ties With UAE Visit

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates— King Juan Carlos of Spain has begun a visit to the United Arab Emirates by telling the oil-rich nation that... Read more

  • Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai speaks during a press conference, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 13, 2014.  Two clear front-runners emerged in Afghanistan's presidential election Sunday as partial results showed a tight race between President Hamid Karzai's closest rival in the last vote and a former World Bank official. With 10 percent of the ballots counted, Abdullah Abdullah, who came in second in the disputed 2009 election, had 41.9 percent, followed by Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai with 37.6 percent. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Abdullah, Ghani Lead in Partial Afghan Vote Tally

    KABUL, Afghanistan—Two clear front-runners emerged in Afghanistan’s presidential election as partial results released Sunday showed a tight race that increasingly appears destined for a runoff... Read more

  • In this Thursday, April 10, 2014 photo, Palestinian students listen to a lesson in the Faculty of Medicine at the Al-Quds University in the West Bank village of Abu Dis, near Jerusalem. Dozens of Palestinian doctors who graduated from Al-Quds University, a school that has a foothold in east Jerusalem, are caught in the political battle between Israel and the Palestinians over the city’s eastern sector. Israel has refused to recognize the university’s graduates -- a move that could amount to acknowledging the Palestinian claims to east Jerusalem as their capital. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Palestinian Doctors Caught in Fight Over Jerusalem

    ABU DIS, West Bank— Since graduating from a local medical school nine years ago, Basel Nassar has been barred from serving his community in east... Read more

  • This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, speaking during a meeting with teachers and higher education students from Damascus University, in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, April 13, 2014. Assad said that there is a "turning point" in the crisis on the military front and with the continuous achievements of the army in the war against "terrorism." (AP Photo/SANA)

    US Looking Into Syria Toxic Gas Reports

    BEIRUT—The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that reports of a poison gas attack in a rural village north of Damascus were so... Read more

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    Earthquake Today in Mexico: 7.5 Magnitude Quake (Temblor) Strikes Acapulco, Mexico City

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but... Read more

  • Gabriel García Márquez in a March 6, 2014 file photo in Mexico City. (AFP/Getty Images)

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead: Colombian Writer Dies on April 17 at Age 87

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died just weeks after leaving the hospital in Mexico City, according to a report. Fernanda Familiar with La Periodista de Vida... Read more

  • In this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, in handcuffs, is escorted to a helicopter by Mexican navy marines in Mexico City, Mexico. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)

    ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán News: Extradition to United States Off the Table, Top Mexican Official Says

    Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will not be extradited to the United States, a top Mexican official has declared. Mexico has “no intention” of passing along... Read more

  • Gabriel García Márquez in a March 6, 2014 file photo in Mexico City. (AFP/Getty Images)

    Gabriel García Márquez ‘Stable’ But ‘Fragile’ After Leaving Hospital in Mexico City

    Gabriel García Márquez is in “stable” but “fragile” health after leaving the hospital following an eight-day stay. Marquez, a famed Colombian writer, was in the... Read more

  • Striking workers stand in front the entrance of the Olympic Park, the main cluster of venues under construction for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The labor dispute centers around which union represents the construction workers, and also involves benefits and working conditions. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Brazil Olympics Construction Strike Continues

    RIO DE JANEIRO—More than 2,000 workers stayed away from venue construction sites for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Tuesday as a strike that... Read more

  • Venezuela's Vice President Jorge Arreaza, center, accompanied of Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, right, Brazil's Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo, third right, Venezuela's Foreign Minister Elias Jaua, fourth right, and Colombia's Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin, fifth right, prepares to speak to the media after a closed door meeting between the government and opposition representatives in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April. 15, 2014. Venezuela's opposition resumed negotiations with the government Tuesday amid rising doubts that the talks will produce a long-sought political opening. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

    Venezuelan Crisis Talks Show Signs Of Progress

    CARACAS, Venezuela—Negotiators from Venezuela’s government and the opposition agreed to broaden membership in a truth commission tasked with investigating who’s to blame for 41 deaths... Read more

  • Police investigate the scene of a multiple fatal stabbing in northwest Calgary, Alberta, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Police say five people are dead after the stabbing at a house party. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Larry MacDougal)

    Police Report Five Dead in Calgary Stabbings

    CALGARY, Alberta—Five people are dead and a suspect is in custody after multiple stabbings at a house party near the University of Calgary in Alberta... Read more

  • Firefighters take a break from battling blazes after an out of control forest fire reached urban areas in the city of Valparaiso, Chile, early Monday April 14, 2014. Firefighters struggled for a second night to contain blazes that reached this port city, killing at least a dozen people, destroyed hundreds homes and has forced the evacuation of thousands. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

    Wildfires Still Burn in Chile’s Valparaiso; 12 Dead, 500 Hurt

    VALPARAISO, Chile— Helicopters and airplanes dumped water on wildfires and the smoldering wreckage of hilltop neighborhoods Monday as sailors in riot gear prepared to evacuate... Read more

  • A person tries to extinguish flames as sparks fly during a forest fire in Valparaiso, Chile, early Sunday, April 13, 2014. Authorities say the fires have destroyed hundreds of homes, forced the evacuation of thousands and claimed the lives of eleven people. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

    Chile Fire Toll: 11 dead, 1,000 homes destroyed, 10,000 evacuated

    VALPARAISO, Chile—A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful port city throughout the night and day on Sunday, killing at least 11... Read more

  • An out of control forest fire destroys homes in the city of Valparaiso, Chile, Sunday April 13, 2014. Authorities say the forest fire has destroyed at least 150 homes and is forcing evacuations. ( AP Photo/ Luis Hidalgo)

    Valparaiso, Chile: Death Toll Rising in Fire, Thousands Flee

    VALPARAISO, Chile— A fire raging in this colorful port city has killed at least 16 people and destroyed 500 homes, President Michelle Bachelet said Sunday... Read more

  • In this pool photo of a sketch by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin and reviewed by the U.S. Department of Defense, attorney James Connell, center, Pentagon-appointed defense lawyer for Sept. 11 co-conspirator Ammar al Baluchi, questions retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Bruce MacDonald, who last served as the 40th Judge Advocate General of the Navy, via video conference during the pretrial hearings at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba, Monday, June 17, 2013. Five Guantanamo Bay prisoners accused of helping orchestrate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks returned to court Monday as arguments resumed over the preparations for a trial that remains distant. At far right is the self-proclaimed terrorist mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. (AP Photo/Janet Hamlin)

    Window Opens on Secret Camp Within Guantanamo

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba—Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in... Read more

  • An out of control forest fire rages towards urban areas in the city of Valparaiso, Chile, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Authorities say the forest fire has destroyed at least 150 homes and is forcing evacuations. ( AP Photo/ Luis Hidalgo)

    Valparaiso, Chile: Forest Fire Kills 7, Destroys at Least 500 Homes

    SANTIAGO, Chile— A fire raging in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso has killed at least seven people and destroyed 500 homes, officials said Sunday... Read more

  • An out of control forest fire destroys homes in the city of Valparaiso, Chile, Sunday April 13, 2014. Authorities say the forest fire has destroyed at least 150 homes and is forcing evacuations. ( AP Photo/ Luis Hidalgo)

    4 Dead in Chile Forest Fire; 500 Homes Destroyed

    SANTIAGO, Chile— A large forest fire raging in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso has killed at least four people and destroyed 500 homes, officials... Read more

  • A girl walks in front a home damaged by an earthquake in Nagarote, Nicaragua, Friday, April 11, 2014. Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega declared red alert Friday after an earthquake of 6.2 magnitude on the Richter scale that shook the country on Thursday and left one dead, hundreds of houses damaged and thousands of people affected . (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

    Earthquake Today: 6.6 Quake, Temblor Strikes Nicaragua; Damage Reported

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A magnitude-6.6 earthquake shook Nicaragua on Friday afternoon, sending people running frightened into the streets less than 24 hours after a magnitude-6.1 quake... Read more

  • Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro holds a meeting with Venezuelan opposition leaders and Latin American Foreign Affairs Ministers at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on April 10, 2014. (Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images)

    Maduro Holds Talks to Calm Venezuela’s Violent Protests (video)

    Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro is meeting with opposition leaders to discuss the country’s violent anti-government protests.  …... Read more

  • Squatters carrying building materials, walk in an abandoned area they recently occupied in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Brazil Police Clash With Squatters in Rio De Janeiro

    RIO DE JANEIRO—Squatters in Rio de Janeiro are clashing with police after a Brazilian court ordered that 5,000 people be evicted from abandoned buildings of... Read more

  • Peru Arrests 24 From Shining Path Political Wing

    LIMA, Peru—Peruvian security forces have arrested 24 leaders of the political wing of the Shining Path rebel movement including the lawyer of its imprisoned leader... Read more

  • Strikers sit on a main highway with banners that read in Spanish; "Active strike," in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    Argentina Paralyzed by Nationwide Strike Over Inflation

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina—A nationwide strike has paralyzed Argentina’s economy, shutting down air, train and bus traffic while also closing businesses, public schools and ports. That... Read more

  • Striking workers stand in front the entrance of the Olympic Park, the main cluster of venues under construction for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    2016 Olympics Workers Defy Court Order, Continue Strike

    RIO DE JANEIRO—Striking construction workers stayed off the job at the Olympic Park Thursday — the main cluster of venues for the 2016 Rio de... Read more

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    Oarfish Mexico: Rare Sea Creature Caught on Camera (+Video)

    A rare sea creature, the oarfish, was caught on camera off of a beach in Mexico. Employees with the SHedd Aquarium in Chicago were on... Read more

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    Amanda Todd Death: Dutch Man Arrested for Allegedly Extorting British Columbia Teen

    A 35-year-old man whose name has not been publicly released has been arrested in connection to the suicide of Amanda Todd, a 15-year-old girl from... Read more

  • Christine Elliott and her sons Quinn, John, and Galen wait for the start of the state funeral for her late husband Jim Flaherty in Toronto on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (The Canadian Press/Frank Gunn)

    Political Players of All Party Stripes Gather for Fond Farewell to Jim Flaherty

    TORONTO—A gallery of political luminaries from all sides of the partisan divide gathered at a cavernous Toronto cathedral Wednesday to set aside their differences and... Read more

  • Bank of Canada Leaves Rates Unchanged

    OTTAWA—Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says he has not ruled out a future cut to interest rates despite his belief that the global and... Read more

  • Home Sales Up in March, Supply Remains Tight

    TORONTO—The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) says the number of homes sold last month was up 4.9 percent compared with the same month last year,... Read more

  • Greenpeace activists pose with posters in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, on April 13, 2014 to support clean energy. A Canadian study analyzing temperature data since 1500 all but rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth’s climate. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    Industrial-Era Climate Change Not Due to Natural Causes, Study Finds

    A new study of temperature data from 1500 to 2004 appears to have cemented the impact of the industrial era on earth’s climate using historic... Read more

  • Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter speaks during an interview on March 24, 2014, in New York. The Prime Minister's Office reacted swiftly to a letter signed by Nobel laureates, including Carter, urging President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Ottawa Scolds Jimmy Carter Over Keystone XL Position

    WASHINGTON—The Keystone XL pipeline issue has created a tiff between a former U.S. president and the Canadian government.  The Prime Minister’s Office reacted swiftly Wednesday... Read more

  • Safety Enhancements Recommended to Ottawa Transit Commission

    OTTAWA—At the Transit Commission meeting at city hall on Wednesday, consultant firm MMM Group presented its assessment on the need to change the policies for... Read more

  • University of Calgary students and staff get emotional during a university memorial service for victims of the multiple fatal stabbing in the northwest area of the city on April 15, 2014. (The Canadian Press/Larry MacDougal)

    Grief from Calgary Mass Murder Sinking In with U of C Students

    CALGARY—Students at the University of Calgary are struggling to cope following the worst mass murder in the city’s history that left five young people dead... Read more

  • Ontario Man Charged in Heartbleed Breach at Canada Revenue Agency

    OTTAWA—Police have charged a 19-year-old man from London, Ont., in connection with the loss of taxpayer data from the Canada Revenue Agency website. Stephen Arthuro... Read more

  • A man works his phone as he drives through traffic. Distracted driving now kills more people than impaired driving in at least four provinces. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Driver Distraction a Growing Peril on Canada’s Roads

    After surviving two car accidents and observing distracted drivers endanger the roads in her community, Karen Bowman decided she had to do something about it... Read more

  • Ex-Transport Quebec Engineer Accepted Trips, Cash in Exchange for Contracts

    MONTREAL—A former Transport Quebec engineer says he was routinely bribed by construction and engineering firms in exchange for help with lucrative government contracts. Guy Hamel... Read more

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    Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes ID’d as ‘Heartbleed’ Hacker, Arrested by Canadian Police

    Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes has been identified as a “Heartbleed” hacker and arrested by Canadian police. Solis-Reyes, a 19-year-old Western university student, was arrested at his... Read more

  • Carly Pereira, sales manager at Purple Urchin, shows one of the 33 bar soaps available at the store. (Pam McLennan/Epoch Times)

    Purple Urchin Naturally for Body, Bath, and Beauty

    OTTAWA—Purple Urchin on Somerset St. West sells a complete line of bath and body products for adults, babies, and pets that are natural and handmade... Read more

  • Josh Hunter, left, and Zackariah Rathwell, third from left, were identified as two of the victims of the Calgary attack. (Facebook)

    Zackariah Rathwell and Josh Hunter of Zackariah & The Prophets ID’d as Victims in Calgary Stabbing Attack

    Zackariah Rathwell and Josh Hunter of the band Zackariah & The Prophets have been named as two of the five victims in the mass stabbing... Read more

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    Doug de Grood, Father of Calgary Stabbing Suspect: Facts About Veteran Cop (+Photos)

    Doug de Grood is the father of Calgary stabbing suspect Matt de Grood, who is believed to have killed five people early Tuesday morning at... Read more

  • Members of the Northern Caribou Maternity Penning Project add a radio collar and take blood samples from a female caribou near Chetwynd, B.C. The pregnant female will live in a secure penned area for protection from predators and be fed and monitored until she delivers her calf and they are both strong enough to be released back into the open range in July. (CNW Group/West Moberly First Nations)

    First Nations Project Aims to Save Disappearing Caribou

    The rapidly approaching extinction of a herd of woodland caribou in northern British Columbia has prompted local First Nations to initiate a unique conservation project... Read more

  • Chairman of The Minto Group Roger Greenberg shares what he learned about stepping down as CEO while doing what was in the best interest of the company. (Mark Holleron/OBJ)

    Former Minto CEO Advises On Orderly Succession Planning

    OTTAWA—When Roger Greenberg stepped down as CEO of the multi-award winning Minto Group last fall, it was a smooth transition for the prominent real estate... Read more

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    Matthew de Grood ID’d as Suspect in University of Calgary Party Stabbing (+Photos)

    The worst mass murder in Calgary’s history–leaving five people dead–was brought on by the son of a police officer, Calgary Police Services Chief Rick Hanson said at... Read more

  • Former Olympic Sprinter Ben Johnson Joins Ford’s Campaign Team

    TORONTO —Disgraced Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson and a member of the mockumentary series “Trailer Park Boys” have joined Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s re-election team. Ford... Read more

  • Finance minister Jim Flaherty speaks during a television interview after tabling the budget on Feb. 11, 2014.(The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Jim Flaherty, Longtime Canadian Finance Minister Dies at 64

    TORONTO— Former Canadian finance minister Jim Flaherty, a fixture on the world financial stage who stepped down last month, has died. He was 64. Flaherty’s family... Read more

  • Samarjeet Pattnaik, attorney of a New York City police officer Manny Encarnacion, speaks to the media in New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 17, 2014. An Indian court said Thursday it won't rule before July 1 on the case of Encarnacion arrested in New Delhi on a weapons charge. Encarnacion was arrested in March after Indian authorities discovered three bullets he had accidentally packed in his luggage. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

    Court Extends NYC Officer’s Weapons Case in India

    NEW DELHI— An Indian court says it won’t rule before July 1 on the case of a New York City police officer arrested in New... Read more

  • An Assam police officer, left, takes a photograph on his mobile of a train that derailed near Jagiroad Railway Station, about 90 kilometers (56 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, April 16 2014. According to a Northeast Frontier Railway officer, dozens of people were injured when the train jumped the tracks and derailed early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

    Train Derails in Northern India, None Killed

    GAUHATI, India—A passenger train derailed in northeastern India early Wednesday, and dozens of passengers suffered mostly minor injuries. The engine and nine of the train’s... Read more

  • An Assam police officer, left, takes a photograph on his mobile of a train that derailed near Jagiroad Railway Station, about 90 kilometers (56 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, April 16 2014. According to a Northeast Frontier Railway officer, dozens of people were injured when the train jumped the tracks and derailed early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

    Train Derails in Northeast India, Injuring Dozens

    GAUHATI, India— A passenger train derailed in northeastern India early Wednesday, injuring dozens of passengers. The engine and nine of the train’s 13 coaches jumped... Read more

  • Rebels Kill 12 in Anti-election Campaign in India

    PATNA, India— Police say Indian Maoist rebels killed 12 people in two separate attacks in the central state of Chhattisgarh as they continue a campaign... Read more

  • Indigenous women belonging to the Kandha tribe display their voter's identity cards as they wait to cast their votes outside a polling station during Indian parliamentary elections at Dingesiguda village in Kandhamal district, Orissa state, India, Thursday, April 10, 2014. Millions of people are voting in the third phase of the elections Thursday, covering parts of 11 of India's 28 states. The multiphase voting across the country runs until May 12, with results for the 543-seat lower house of parliament announced May 16. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)

    India Votes in Crucial Phase of National Elections

    PATNA, India— Indians voted in the crucial third phase of national elections Thursday, with millions going to the polls in the heartland states that are... Read more

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio turns to speak with a Brooklyn resident as he walks to his car in East New York, Brooklyn, on April 7, 2014. The mayor earlier reiterated his support for a detained NYPD officer in India. (Ivan Pentchoukov/Epoch Times)

    De Blasio Promises Support for NYPD Officer Detained in India

    NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio reiterated his support Monday for an NYPD officer who was detained in India. “I don’t know the details yet of what... Read more

  • Indian voters wait in queues to cast their votes during the first phase of elections in Dibrugarh, in the northeastern state of Assam, India, Monday, April 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    Voting Starts in India in World’s Largest Election

    GAUHATI, India—Voters in India’s remote northeast cast ballots on the first day of the world’s biggest election Monday, with the opposition heading into the polls... Read more

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    A Student’s Nightmare: World’s Longest Lecture Ran for 139 Hours

    An assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the Graphic Era University in India has officially broken the record for the longest lecture ever, with a... Read more

  • Police officers escort one of the four convicts who raped a journalist last year inside an abandoned textile mil, to court in Mumbai, India, Friday, March 21, 2014. AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

    India: 3 Who Raped Journalist Sentenced to Death

    NEW DELHI— An Indian court on Friday sentenced to death three men who raped a photojournalist inside an abandoned textile mill last year in Mumbai,... Read more

  • In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, young Indian employees of Infosys Technologies walk outside the company's headquarters at Electronic City in Bangalore, India. As the world's largest democracy of 1.2 billion people, including 814 million voters, launches a marathon six-week national election contest, all eyes are on India's enormous population of ambitious, tech-savvy and politically engaged youths. Nowhere is the high-tech transition more clear than amid the bright cafes and technology companies of Bangalore, seen as the economy's beating heart and brain trust with its large number of scientists, engineers and corporate professionals drawn from India's brightest youths. With 63 percent of its population under 25, Bangalore is one of India's youngest cities. (AP Photo/Kashif Masood)

    Young Voters Can Change India’s Future

    BANGALORE, India—What do India’s youth want from their politicians? Clean water, universal health care, women’s safety, food for all, better education, less corruption, better roads,... Read more

  • Supporters listen to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), or common man party, chief Arvind Kejriwal during an election campaign rally in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, April, 2, 2014. The election commission says 363 political parties participated in the 2009 elections. The number will likely be similar in this election that will be held from April 7 to May 12, although only seven of these are nationally recognized parties and another 34 were recognized as regional parties. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

    World’s Largest Democracy Among its Most Complex

    NEW DELHI— In a country where men have long told their wives whom to vote for, Sheila Kumar says she has no intention of letting... Read more

  • People dressed in traditional attire take out a procession to celebrate "Gudi Padwa", or the Marathi new year, in Mumbai, India, Monday, March 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

    Gudi Padwa 2014 Images: Photos of the Celebration of the Hindu New Year

    Gudi Padwa is a celebration of the Hindu lunar New Year’s Day, falling on the first day of the Chaitra month. That’s April 1 this... Read more

  • Indian Air Force personnel march past a C-130 J Hercules aircraft during parade rehearsals for Air Force Day at the Air Force Station in Hindon, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. Air Force Day will be marked on Oct. 8. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)

    Indian Air Force C-130 Plane With 5 Aboard Crashes

    NEW DELHI— An Indian Air Force C-130J Hercules cargo plane with five crew members on board crashed Friday during a routine training mission, an air... Read more

  • An injured man is carried on a stretcher for treatment to the Government Medical College after an attack in Jammu, India, Friday, March 28, 2014. One person was killed and three others injured Friday when unidentified gunmen wearing army uniform stopped a vehicle on the Jammu-Pathankot National Highway and shot its occupants, police said. The gunmen later escaped in the same vehicle. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

    Gunmen Disguised as Indian Troops Spark Gunbattle

    SRINAGAR, India— An Indian police official says gunmen disguised as Indian soldiers opened fire on a car in Indian-controlled Kashmir, killing a passenger and triggering... Read more

  • Asha Parekh in a file photo. (AFP/Getty Images)

    Asha Parekh Dead or Alive? Bollywood Actress is Still Alive Despite ‘RIP’ Messages

    Asha Parekh is not dead–the Indian actress is very much alive despite news going viral that supposedly detailed her death. “RIP” (Rest in Peace) messages... Read more

  • Rukshar Khatoon, the last person in India to contract polio, looks out from a bamboo fence at her home in Shahpara Village (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

    India is Polio-Free After 3 Years With No New Case

    The scourge of polio ends in India with a lively 4-year-old girl, Rukhsar Khatoon, who became ill as a baby after her parents forgot to... Read more

  • India’s Congress Party Unveils Election Manifesto

    NEW DELHI— India’s ruling Congress Party has unveiled its election manifesto ahead of next month’s polls, promising new jobs and a stronger economy in an... Read more

  • India Ends Hunt for Man-Eating Tiger

    LUCKNOW, India—India has called off its hunt for a man-eating tiger that was prowling villages in the country’s north after no reports of new deaths... Read more

  • Hector Rolotti and his wife in a photo from Facebook.

    Hector Rolotti Dead: Body of Novecento Founder Found in India

    Hector Rolotti, founder of the famed Novecento restaurant in Miami, was found dead in India over the weekend. The Novecento Group said in a statement... Read more

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    India Earthquake Today: Quake Shakes Nicobar and Andaman Islands

    An earthquake hit today off India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The quake was about 68 miles southeast of Misha, Nicobar Islands, the U.S. Geological Service... Read more


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