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Protector of vast African park shot and wounded

April 16, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A member of Belgium's royal family who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has tried to defend endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers... more »»

NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

April 16, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — 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. more »»

Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border

April 16, 2014

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian military warplanes struck a convoy of vehicles as they were trying to enter Jordan from Syria, the army said in a statement Wednesday, in an unusual move at a time... more »»

UN seeks $274 million for Central African Republic

April 16, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — 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 the sectarian conflict there,... more »»

Venezuelan crisis talks show signs of progress

April 16, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — 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 tied... more »»

283 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

April 16, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than... more »»

284 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

April 16, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than... more »»

Algerian election faces disaffected populace

April 16, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing... more »»

Pistorius trial: Defense tries to build case

April 16, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' lawyers at his murder trial Wednesday tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum, but the prosecutor sharply questioned the credentials and... more »»

France targets welfare for big spending cuts

April 16, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister has announced plans to cut 21 billion euros ($29 billion) from pensions, social care and health care as a part of a 50-billion-euro effort to rein in the... more »»

Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag

April 16, 2014

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — A column of armored vehicles flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russia demonstrators Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes... more »»

292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

April 16, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — 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... more »»

UK lawmakers slam lax security in Taliban attack

April 16, 2014

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers said Wednesday that U.K. commanders' complacency and inadequate security were partly to blame for the failure to stop a Taliban attack on a U. more »»

Pope gives a lift to 2 kids in St. Peter's Square

April 16, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has given a lift to two lucky kids during his general audience in St. Peter's Square. more »»

Belgian head of Congo's Virunga park shot

April 16, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park, a reserve in conflict-ridden eastern Congo, has been shot and seriously wounded but his condition is improving, park... more »»

Israel police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site

April 16, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday and fired tear gas to disperse a riot by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said. more »»

292 missing, 3 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

April 16, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast Wednesday, leaving... more »»

If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US

April 16, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the... more »»

China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q

April 16, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to put the country on a more sustainable path... more »»

Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane

April 16, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — As a robotic submarine dove into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian... more »»

 
 

 

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