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Opposition cries fraud in Algerian election

April 17, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The main opposition candidate in Algeria's presidential elections cried foul late Thursday night hours after voting ended, alleging massive fraud and vowing to reject any... more »»

Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

April 17, 2014

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs, a day after th... more »»

Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry

April 17, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman... more »»

Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

April 17, 2014

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

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

April 17, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style... more »»

Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls

April 17, 2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military... more »»

US senators support Moldova in EU bid

April 17, 2014

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Four U.S. more »»

French military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali

April 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — French special forces backed by helicopters led a pre-dawn operation in northern Mail Thursday and freed five humanitarian aid workers who had been held captive by a "terrorist group... more »»

Iranian woman forgives son's killer at the gallows

April 17, 2014

The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his victim forgave him as he stood on the gallows with the noos... more »»

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

April 17, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A person close to the family has confirmed reports that that Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. He was 87. more »»

UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade

April 17, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — Iran has converted three quarters of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms and is well on the way toward... more »»

Pistorius trial: Prosecutor chides defense witness

April 17, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — An expert witness for the defense at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was supposed to help the athlete's assertion that he killed his girlfriend by mistake last... more »»

Russian state media claim AP skews Putin coverage

April 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Kremlin-controlled television channels criticized The Associated Press' international television service for cutting into its live feed of President Vladimir Putin's nearly four-hou... more »»

Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again

April 17, 2014

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — An effort to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. more »»

Turkey increases spy agency's powers

April 17, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament on Thursday approved a bill that increases the powers and immunities of the country's spy agenc. more »»

Pope washes feet of elderly, disabled in rite

April 17, 2014

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday — women and non-Catholics among them — in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others... more »»

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

April 17, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine. more »»

Putin's choice of words shed light on Ukraine

April 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — To understand Russian President Vladimir Putin's intentions in Ukraine, it helps to pay close attention to his choice of words and his reading of history. more »»

Nigeria: Fate of 115 abducted girls unknown

April 17, 2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — 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 tha... more »»

S. Sudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base

April 17, 2014

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

 
 

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