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If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US
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 United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.... 4/16/2014 4:34 AM

UN seeks $272 million for Central African Republic
GENEVA (AP) -- The United Nations and aid groups are seeking $272 million to help people fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic.... 4/16/2014 4:30 AM

Official: Iran will not discuss missile program
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Tehran will not discuss its ballistic missiles as part of ongoing talks with world powers on a final agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program, the country's defense minister said Wednesday.... 4/16/2014 4:24 AM

Pistorius trial: Judge sets 2-week adjournment
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has ruled that proceedings will adjourn for more than two weeks after Thursday and resume on May 5.... 4/16/2014 4:18 AM

Combat vehicles in east Ukraine raise Russian flag
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) -- An Associated Press reporter says he saw a column of combat vehicles in an eastern Ukrainian city, occupied by pro-Russian insurgents and flying Russian flags.... 4/16/2014 4:07 AM

South Korea says 293 missing in ferry disaster
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 459, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring seven, officials said.... 4/16/2014 3:38 AM

Israeli police enter holy site to disperse riot
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say they have stormed a Jerusalem holy site to disperse a riot.... 4/16/2014 3:19 AM

Russian FM: Russia still to meet with Ukraine
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia is still planning to meet with Ukrainian officials at an international conference in Geneva on Thursday.... 4/16/2014 3:11 AM

Royal couple arrive in Sydney for Down Under tour
SYDNEY (AP) -- Britain's Prince William, his wife, Kate, and their baby son, George, arrived in sunny Sydney on Wednesday to the cheers of thousands of fans as they kicked off their tour of Australia.... 4/16/2014 3:09 AM


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea government says 295 still missing several hours after ferry sinks; 2 dead .... 4/16/2014 2:52 AM

ASML sees lull in orders from computer chip makers
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- ASML Holding NV, the largest supplier of equipment to computer chip makers such as Intel and Samsung, says it sees only incremental sales gains in the coming two quarters.... 4/16/2014 2:35 AM

Credit Suisse profits down 34 percent
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Swiss bank Credit Suisse says net profit fell 34 percent in the first quarter as bond-market woes hurt earnings at its investment banking business.... 4/16/2014 2:32 AM

Egypt clamps hold over mosques to control message
CAIRO (AP) -- In his weekly sermon, Muslim cleric Ali Abdel-Moati preached to his congregation in a southern Egyptian city about the evils of making hasty judgments. That prompted a complaint to authorities from a judge, who accused him of criticizing a recent mass death sentence issued against supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.... 4/16/2014 2:29 AM

Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- A recent graduate of the University of Calgary was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the police chief called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history.... 4/16/2014 2:14 AM

China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q
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 without politically dangerous job losses.... 4/16/2014 2:10 AM

Australian state leader quits over $2,800 wine
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The leader of Australia's most populous state quit as premier on Wednesday in the face of mounting evidence that he failed to declare a 3,000 Australian dollar ($2,800) bottle of wine that arrived as a gift on his Sydney doorstep.... 4/16/2014 1:39 AM

New Zealand, Australian men killed in Yemen strike
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Despite having little history of domestic terrorism, New Zealand and Australia were drawn into the global debate on drone strikes Wednesday after confirming that a citizen from each country was killed in Yemen last year.... 4/16/2014 1:38 AM

Asia shares rise, shrug off slower China growth
TOKYO (AP) -- Shares rose Wednesday in Asia as positive sentiment from strong corporate earnings outweighed Ukraine's crisis and slower economic growth in China.... 4/16/2014 1:15 AM

Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors.... 4/16/2014 12:37 AM

Uruguay's leader declares $322,883 in wealth
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has declared $322,883 in wealth.... 4/15/2014 11:36 PM