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MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- Prosecutor: 4 crewmembers detained for allegedly failing to protect SKorean ferry passengers.... 4/20/2014 11:12 PM

Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- With little to celebrate, Nigerians marked Easter Sunday with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of at least 75 bomb blast victims and fearful of the fate of 85 abducted schoolgirls.... 4/20/2014 10:55 PM

Anti-junta Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies at 85
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, died Monday, He was 85.... 4/20/2014 10:48 PM

Grim work for families as more bodies discovered
JINDO, South Korea (AP) -- There are no names listed as relatives huddle around signboards to identify bodies from a sunken ferry. Just the slimmest of clues about mostly young lives now lost. Many favored hoodies and track pants. One girl painted her fingernails red and toenails black. Another had braces on her teeth.... 4/20/2014 10:43 PM

Japan PM sends offering to war shrine
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a religious offering to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead including executed war criminals, a center of tension with Japan's neighbors.... 4/20/2014 10:37 PM

Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing early Monday after one of its tires burst on takeoff.... 4/20/2014 10:29 PM

Japan logs record $134B trade deficit in FY 2013
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's trade deficit surged nearly 70 percent to a record 13.75 trillion yen ($134 billion) in the last fiscal year, the third straight year of deficit, as exports failed to keep pace with surging energy costs.... 4/20/2014 10:05 PM

Official: Keeper dies after Gabon soccer match
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) -- A team official says a goalkeeper has died after being kicked in the head during a championship tournament match in the West African country of Gabon.... 4/20/2014 6:45 PM

Mob in Dominican Republic kills Haitian father
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- A Haitian man died after being attacked by a mob in the Dominican Republic for allegedly stabbing his 4-month-old daughter, authorities said Sunday.... 4/20/2014 6:25 PM

Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- A Malaysia Airlines flight heading to India with 166 people aboard made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday after it was forced to turn back when a tire burst upon takeoff, the airline said.... 4/20/2014 3:53 PM

Ahead of vote, Syria's Assad visits seized village
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's embattled president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, an important symbolic prize for his government ahead of coming presidential elections he appears poised to contest.... 4/20/2014 3:20 PM

Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry said Sunday.... 4/20/2014 3:13 PM

A look at the dual justice system in the West Bank
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli and Palestinian minors accused of crimes in the West Bank are subject to two different sets of laws. Israeli settlers are prosecuted under Israeli civilian law, while Palestinians are thrust into the military justice system. Critics complain that the conviction rate in the military system is higher and the penalties stiffer. Here are some statistics about juvenile arrests between 2008 and 2013 from Israel's national police force:... 4/20/2014 3:09 PM

8 killed in Finland parachutist plane accident
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finnish officials say eight people died when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed to the ground and caught fire.... 4/20/2014 2:36 PM

8 dead in northern Mexico plane crash
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A private plane has crashed in a northern Mexico city, killing all eight people on board.... 4/20/2014 2:28 PM

Kuwait court shuts 2 newspapers over coup articles
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A Kuwaiti court has temporarily suspended the publication of two independent newspapers over articles about a secret probe into allegations of a coup plot to overthrow the Gulf monarchy's government, the official state news agency reported Sunday.... 4/20/2014 2:25 PM

Yemen: Airstrike targets al-Qaida training camps
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- An airstrike targeting suspected al-Qaida training camps in a rugged mountain region in southern Yemen killed a number of fighters Sunday, a high-level government security committee said, without specifying a casualty figure.... 4/20/2014 2:12 PM

Large wildfire in Dutch national park
EDE, Netherlands (AP) -- A large wildfire destroyed at least 530 hectares (1,300 acres) in the Netherlands' Hoge Veluwe National Park on Sunday, one of the worst fires seen in the region for decades, Dutch authorities said.... 4/20/2014 2:08 PM

Attacks kill at least 18 people in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 18 people and wounded nearly 50 in Iraq on Sunday, officials said.... 4/20/2014 2:05 PM

Egypt: Ex-army chief, leftist to run for president
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's election commission said Sunday only two presidential hopefuls, one of them the powerful former military chief who nine months ago ousted the country's first democratically elected leader, have submitted their papers to run in next month's polls.... 4/20/2014 1:58 PM