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Risk and worry await S. Korea work to lift doomed ferry
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Salvaging the corroded, 6,800-ton ferry Sewol from deep beneath a channel notorious for dangerous currents will be difficult, expensive and potentially risky. It will also be one more major headache for a government already reeling from accusations that its incompetence and corruption were partly responsible for the 304 people killed when the ship sank a year ago.... 4/25/2015 9:11 AM

Iraqi army battles Islamic State militants near Fallujah
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi military authorities say there are fierce clashes northeast of Fallujah between the army and Islamic State militants following an ambush Friday that killed a general and staff officers.... 4/25/2015 9:08 AM

Magnitude-7.9 quake hits Nepal, causing big damage, injuries
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A powerful, 7.9-magnitude earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, collapsing houses, leveling centuries-old temples and cutting open roads in the worst temblor in the Himalayan nation in over 80 years.... 4/25/2015 8:50 AM

Turkish plane makes emergency landing
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A Turkish Airline official says a plane returning from Milan made an emergency landing in Istanbul and ran off the runway. The plane left a trail of sparks and smoke as it landed but all passengers were evacuated safely.... 4/25/2015 8:46 AM

Italy marks 70th anniversary of anti-Nazi uprising
ROME (AP) -- Italy on Saturday celebrated the 70th anniversary of a partisan uprising against the Nazis and their Fascist allies at the end of World War II.... 4/25/2015 8:43 AM

Eurozone hopes Greek criticism will bear fruit
RIGA, Latvia (AP) -- Greece's European creditors expressed the hope Saturday that the criticism the country's finance minister faced over his failure to present an economic reform plan on time will prompt a positive response soon.... 4/25/2015 8:34 AM

Gunmen kill activist in Pakistan after Baluchistan event
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Gunmen on a motorcycle killed a prominent women's rights activist in Pakistan just hours after she held a forum on the country's restive Baluchistan region, home to a long-running insurgency, police said Saturday.... 4/25/2015 8:31 AM

Man arrested over drone at Japanese prime minister's office
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese police have arrested a man who admitted to landing a drone with low-level radioactive sand on the roof of the prime minister's office to protest the government's nuclear energy policy, officials said Saturday.... 4/25/2015 8:29 AM

Thousands honor soldiers on 100th year of Gallipoli battle
GALLIPOLI, Turkey (AP) -- As dawn broke, families of soldiers, leaders and visitors gathered near former battlefields, honoring thousands of Australians and New Zealanders who fought in the Gallipoli campaign of World War I on the 100th anniversary of the ill-fated British-led invasion.... 4/25/2015 7:18 AM

Social media a key battleground in Britain's election
LONDON (AP) -- Once, election campaigning meant knocking on doors, organizing meetings and licking stamps. Now it also includes honing hashtags, rallying retweets and clicking "like."... 4/25/2015 7:02 AM

Insurgent mortar attack kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan provincial official says that at least five members of a family have been killed after an insurgent mortar struck their house in the country's east.... 4/25/2015 6:27 AM

Palestinian police now in Jerusalem suburbs after Israel ban
ABU DIS, West Bank (AP) -- After years of Israeli objections, armed Palestinian police in dark blue uniforms have taken up positions in this lawless West Bank suburb of Jerusalem, highlighting the shared interests of Israel and the Palestinian self-rule government on day-to-day issues even when political tensions run high.... 4/25/2015 6:26 AM

Thousands march on 2nd day of S. Korea labor protests
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul for the second straight day Saturday to protest government labor policies and handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago.... 4/25/2015 6:19 AM

Israeli police: Palestinian shot dead after stabbing attempt
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say its officers have shot dead a knife-wielding Palestinian teen who tried to stab them in east Jerusalem.... 4/25/2015 6:06 AM

Chinese feminist: Long hours of interrogations after release
BEIJING (AP) -- One of five leading Chinese feminist advocates said she went through lengthy and verbally abusive interrogations after she was conditionally released in a case that has attracted international attention.... 4/25/2015 5:02 AM

Ex-Guantanamo detainees in Uruguay protest at US Embassy
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Four freed Guantanamo Bay detainees protested in front of the U.S. Embassy on Friday night, saying they were angry about being asked to leave a Uruguayan hotel that had been housing them and demanding Washington help them financially.... 4/25/2015 3:05 AM

Venezuela prosecutor may put jailed mayor in house arrest
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The jailed mayor of Venezuela's capital may be released from prison to house arrest for health reasons.... 4/25/2015 2:11 AM

Philippines, China trade accusations over sea threats
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines accused China of aggressive maneuvers against its reconnaissance plane and fishermen in disputed seas where Beijing has stepped up construction of artificial islands, but China reiterated its claim on the strategic waterways.... 4/25/2015 1:30 AM

UN: Myanmar stability at risk if Rohingya issue not solved
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Stability in Myanmar's most sensitive region can't be achieved unless it addresses the issue of citizenship for minority Rohingya Muslims, the United Nations secretary-general warned its authorities Friday.... 4/25/2015 12:22 AM

Chileans moved after dangerous volcanic mudflows detected
ENSENADA, Chile (AP) -- Authorities urged 2,000 people living near the Calbuco volcano to evacuate Friday after potentially devastating mudflows of volcanic debris were detected in a nearby river, the result of two huge eruptions this week that sent ash across large swaths of southern South America.... 4/25/2015 12:03 AM

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