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Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- New partial results in Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday show candidate Abdullah Abdullah is still the front-runner, though a runoff election looks likely.... 4/20/2014 10:14 AM

Ukraine, Russia trade blame for eastern shootout
BYLBASIVKA, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine and Russia traded blame Sunday for a shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine that left one person dead and others hospitalized with gunshot wounds.... 4/20/2014 10:02 AM

Report: Next Iran nuclear talks to be in New York
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's state news agency is reporting that the next round of expert-level talks over its contested nuclear program will be held in New York.... 4/20/2014 9:59 AM

Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- A Malaysian official met Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued to search for any signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.... 4/20/2014 9:34 AM

Dealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed in Spain
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain, officials said Sunday.... 4/20/2014 9:32 AM

Syria's Assad visits recaptured Christian village
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that country's Christians "will not submit and yield" to extremists.... 4/20/2014 9:30 AM

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.... 4/20/2014 9:28 AM

Transcript of SKorea ship sinking: 'We can't move'
JINDO, South Korea (AP) -- The following is a portion of the transcript released Sunday by the South Korean coast guard of the conversation between the ferry that sank Wednesday and the Jindo Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jindo island. The ferry Sewol issued its distress call to another VTS center before these communications began. The Associated Press translated the transcript from Korean. The names of other ships included in the transcript are omitted at the request of South... 4/20/2014 9:25 AM

Emirati firm promises to send citizen into space
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space.... 4/20/2014 9:01 AM

Gunmen kill police captain, conscript near Cairo
CAIRO (AP) -- Gunmen killed a police captain and a conscript in a firefight on a desert road outside Cairo on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said, in the second such attack in three days to target Egypt's security services.... 4/20/2014 8:55 AM

Militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in ambush
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in the mountainous Kabylie region, killing 14 soldiers, the state news agency reported Sunday. The attack came two days after Algeria's presidential election.... 4/20/2014 8:49 AM

New portrait unveiled for British queen's birthday
LONDON (AP) -- A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by renowned British photographer David Bailey has been unveiled to mark the monarch's 88th birthday.... 4/20/2014 8:36 AM

Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck?... 4/20/2014 8:26 AM

Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago.... 4/20/2014 8:08 AM

Attacks kill at least 15 people in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 15 people and wounded nearly 50 others in Iraq on Sunday, officials said.... 4/20/2014 8:00 AM

Pope's Easter Message 'Urbi et Orbi'
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The following is the text of the Vatican's official English-language translation of Pope Francis' Easter Sunday `'Urbi et Orbi" (Latin for `to the city and to the world') read by him in Italian from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica.... 4/20/2014 7:44 AM

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 6:55 AM

AP NewsAlert
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algerian military, police say least 10 soldiers killed in mountain ambush by militants.... 4/20/2014 5:58 AM

Palestinian rock throwers arrested at holy site
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police entered the compound of Jerusalem's holiest site to disperse Palestinians who were throwing rocks at them on Sunday, as thousands of tourists packed the Old City for the Easter and Passover holidays.... 4/20/2014 5:55 AM

Aesthetics-minded Americans decry Paris love locks
PARIS (AP) -- Without love, what is Paris? And yet what is a trip to Paris without unfettered vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine?... 4/20/2014 5:43 AM