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US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing
BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the killing of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.... 4/21/2015 10:43 AM

Prosecutors build case against traffickers as EU mulls plan
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- Italian prosecutors on Tuesday began building their case against the traffickers responsible for the drowning of as many as 950 migrants in the Mediterranean, as European Union leaders mulled a new plan to undermine smugglers' finances and their most precious assets - their vessels.... 4/21/2015 10:42 AM

Pope accepts resignation of US bishop who failed to report
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected priestly child abuser, answering demands of victims to crackdown on bishops who covered up for pedophiles.... 4/21/2015 10:41 AM

Chinese president applauds Pakistan's anti-terror efforts
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday applauded Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts and vowed his nation would continue to stand by its neighbor as he wrapped up a two-day visit meant to boost bilateral ties and assure Islamabad of Beijing's support.... 4/21/2015 10:38 AM

Japan mulls 2018 moon landing, seeks to keep up with rivals
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's space agency is considering an unmanned mission to the moon by 2018 or early 2019, part of an effort to beef up aerospace technology and keep pace with China and other emerging powers.... 4/21/2015 10:37 AM

Israel says Palestinian confesses to car attack on Jews
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Shin Bet security service says a 37-year-old Palestinian man has confessed to intentionally ramming his car into a group of Israeli Jews in a deadly car attack last week.... 4/21/2015 10:36 AM

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VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope accepts resignation of US bishop who pleaded guilty to not reporting priest for porn.... 4/21/2015 10:32 AM

Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.... 4/21/2015 10:31 AM

Japan's leader sends offerings to controversial war shrine
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent religious offerings Tuesday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the country's war dead, including convicted World War II leaders, a likely signal that he won't pray there ahead of trips to an international conference and the United States.... 4/21/2015 10:29 AM

German investor sentiment edges down on global fears
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- German investor optimism unexpectedly fell in April after five months of increases due to fears about the global economy.... 4/21/2015 10:28 AM

Hard Rock Cafe removes 'rock star' orangutan ads in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Hard Rock Cafe has withdrawn a promotional campaign in Malaysia after public anger at the depiction of an orangutan baring its teeth and playing an electric guitar.... 4/21/2015 10:27 AM

Auschwitz guard goes on trial, says he shares moral guilt
LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) -- A former Auschwitz guard has testified at his trial that he bears a moral share of the blame for atrocities at the camp, but it's up to judges to decide whether he deserves to be convicted as an accessory to murder.... 4/21/2015 10:17 AM

Catalan schools hold ceremony after teacher killed by boy
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Schools across the northeastern region of Catalonia have held five minutes of silence in memory of a teacher killed in a school attack by a 13-year-old boy armed with a crossbow and a machete.... 4/21/2015 10:15 AM

Hungary says FBI chief insensitive, superficial on Holocaust
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungary has joined Poland in denouncing remarks by FBI director James Comey about the Holocaust for their "astounding insensitivity and impermissible superficiality."... 4/21/2015 10:04 AM

World stocks rally on China measures, earnings
HONG KONG (AP) -- World stock markets rallied Tuesday, boosted by investor optimism over recent stimulus efforts, market reform measures in China and quarterly earnings from U.S. and European companies.... 4/21/2015 9:58 AM

Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift
JERUSALEM (AP) -- It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem.... 4/21/2015 10:44 AM

Toyota adviser nominated for Japan central bank board
TOKYO (AP) -- The Japanese government has nominated a former executive at Toyota Motor Corp., one of the biggest corporate beneficiaries of the cheap Japanese yen resulting from drastic monetary easing, to be a board member of the central bank.... 4/21/2015 9:29 AM

Serbia president's plane trouble caused by coffee spill
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- An investigation into the sudden plunge of the Serbian president's plane last week shows that it was due to the co-pilot spilling coffee on the instruments panel.... 4/21/2015 9:00 AM

Ferry anger, corruption charges test South Korean president
SEOUL (AP) -- First it was the ferry sinking, which a year later still haunts Park Geun-hye's presidency: Seoul saw violent clashes over the weekend as enraged demonstrators accused Park of ignoring the alleged corruption and incompetence that cost South Korea 304 lives, mostly school kids.... 4/21/2015 8:48 AM

Sri Lankan lawmakers protest bribery summons for ex-leader
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- A protest staged by lawmakers backing former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ran into a second day Tuesday after the country's bribery commission summoned the ex-leader and his brothers to explain their actions while in power.... 4/21/2015 8:36 AM



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