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Beijing auto show opens amid market slowdown
BEIJING (AP) -- Global and Chinese automakers are looking to the Beijing auto show to help boost sales in a slowing, intensely competitive market.... 4/19/2014 8:39 PM

10 more bodies found inside sunken ferry by divers
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunday. The discovery came after rescuers finally gained access to the inside of the ship following three days of failure and frustration caused by strong currents and bad visibility due to inclement weather.... 4/19/2014 8:32 PM

Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox Easter rites.... 4/19/2014 5:01 PM

Pope seeks to bring faith to "ends of the Earth"
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis baptized 10 people Saturday and urged them to bring their faith "to the ends of the Earth" as he presided over an Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica.... 4/19/2014 4:53 PM

Drone in Yemen kills at least 9 al-Qaida members
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen killed at least nine suspected al-Qaida militants and three civilians Saturday, authorities said, as part of America's ongoing strikes in the country against what it considers the terror network's most dangerous local group.... 4/19/2014 3:42 PM

Egypt's censorship board head resigns in film spat
CAIRO (AP) -- The head of Egypt's censorship board has resigned after the country's prime minister overruled his decision to allow a film starring a sultry Lebanese singer to be shown.... 4/19/2014 3:37 PM

At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the premises.... 4/19/2014 3:20 PM

Iran vice president says row over reactor resolved
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran will redesign its Arak heavy water reactor to greatly limit the amount of plutonium it can make, the country's vice president said Saturday, marking a major concession from the Islamic Republic in negotiations with world powers over its contested nuclear program.... 4/19/2014 3:06 PM

Colombia hopes to share Garcia Marquez remains
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The final resting place for the ashes of Gabriel Garcia Marquez remains unclear. It could be Mexico where he lived for decades or his native Colombia. Perhaps even both.... 4/19/2014 2:59 PM

Egypt's el-Sissi visits Coptic pope before Easter
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's former military chief and presumed presidential front-runner visited the Coptic pope Saturday ahead of Orthodox Easter, making his first public appearance since he formally made his bid for the presidency.... 4/19/2014 2:46 PM

Bombs targeting soldiers, shoppers kill 16 in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Attacks across Iraq, including a series of bombings targeting shoppers in a Sunni neighborhood in the country's capital, killed at least 16 people Saturday, authorities said.... 4/19/2014 2:42 PM

4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe
PARIS (AP) -- Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey and reached freedom Saturday, though dozens more remain held in the country's chaotic civil war.... 4/19/2014 2:35 PM

Islamic militants claim this week's Nigeria blast
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Islamic extremists Saturday claimed responsibility for the massive rush-hour explosion earlier this week that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, killing at least 75 people and wounding 141.... 4/19/2014 2:25 PM

Deadline lapses in Peru for illegal gold miners
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- The clock has run out for an estimated 40,000 illegal gold miners who had until Saturday to legalize their status in a region of southeastern Peru where fortune-seekers have ravaged rainforests and contaminated rivers. The government's vow to enforce a ban on illegal mining is raising fears of bloody confrontations.... 4/19/2014 2:13 PM

Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle
TRES RIOS, Costa Rica (AP) -- On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper.... 4/19/2014 2:03 PM

Guinea to cancel BSG Resources-Vale mining rights
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- The government of Guinea is planning to revoke the mining rights to one of the largest untapped iron ore deposits in the world, following a watchdog's recommendation.... 4/19/2014 1:55 PM

Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China
ROME (AP) -- Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors.... 4/19/2014 1:37 PM

Ministry: 2 killed in apparent Bahrain car bombing
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Authorities in Bahrain say an apparent car bombing has killed two people and wounded one west of the capital, Manama.... 4/19/2014 1:31 PM

13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.... 4/19/2014 1:05 PM

Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.... 4/19/2014 12:18 PM