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Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.... 4/21/2015 2:48 PM

Libya chaos spurs human smuggling, government spokesman says
CAIRO (AP) -- Libya's chaos has spurred human trafficking, a spokesman for the country's internationally recognized government said Tuesday, urging the world community to help his administration gain control of the rest of the country.... 4/21/2015 2:46 PM

UNHCR: Weekend shipwreck deadliest ever in Mediterranean
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe sank on Saturday, making it the worst such incident ever in the Mediterranean.... 4/21/2015 2:39 PM

Saudi airstrikes pound Yemen's Shiite rebels, killing 20
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The Saudi-led coalition pounded Shiite rebels in Yemen on Tuesday, killing 20 in a city in the country's west as the civilian death toll rose to 38 from airstrikes the day before in the capital, Sanaa, officials said.... 4/21/2015 2:36 PM

Eritrea, North Korea called world's most censored states
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The small African nation of Eritrea tops even North Korea in its restrictions on the media, a new global report says.... 4/21/2015 2:35 PM

South Africa deploys army to end anti-immigrant attacks
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The South African army has been deployed to areas that remain volatile after a spate of attacks targeting immigrants, the defense minister announced on Tuesday.... 4/21/2015 2:29 PM

Fierce storm lashes southeast Australia; 3 feared dead
SYDNEY (AP) -- A fierce storm lashing southeast Australia destroyed homes, stranded dozens of people in swirling floodwaters and may have led to three deaths, officials said Tuesday.... 4/21/2015 2:27 PM

Anger simmers in southern Chile over bishop appointment
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Parishioners in a southern Chile diocese are gathering wherever their new bishop appears, but their presence is not the sort of assembly the Catholic Church would expect.... 4/21/2015 2:27 PM

US artist unites divided Bosnian youths to make street art
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- American graffiti artist Caleb Neelon, creator of street murals in numerous cities around the world, has enlisted youths from different sides of Bosnia's ethnic divide to work on a peace-promoting project.... 4/21/2015 2:25 PM

Protest held in Ethiopia over killings by Islamic extremists
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Hundreds of Ethiopians in Addis Ababa on Tuesday protested the killings of dozens of Ethiopian Christians by Islamic extremists in Libya as parliament weighed a response to the killings.... 4/21/2015 2:19 PM

Pope OKs resignation of US bishop for not reporting abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests.... 4/21/2015 2:18 PM

Dozens killed in fighting in southern Syria, activists say
BEIRUT (AP) -- Fierce clashes between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters in the country's south killed dozens on both sides over the past two days as rebel factions regained much of the ground they lost earlier, activists said Tuesday.... 4/21/2015 2:17 PM

Summer sports suspend membership in umbrella body in protest
SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Summer Olympic sports suspended their membership in the umbrella body for international federations on Tuesday after its leader launched a blistering attack on the IOC.... 4/21/2015 2:09 PM

Bomb blasts in Afghanistan kill 4
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- A bomb blast near a police station in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed three people and wounded 17, while a separate bomb killed one person and wounded five in the north, officials said.... 4/21/2015 2:09 PM

European court blames Russia for fatal shooting of Moldovan
STRASBOURG, France (AP) -- Europe's top human rights court has ordered Russia to pay damages for the fatal shooting of a Moldovan man in 2012.... 4/21/2015 1:58 PM

Japan's maglev train breaks own speed record at 603 kph
TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record.... 4/21/2015 1:40 PM

Macedonian police say border watchtower attacked
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonian police say a group of about 40 people wearing uniforms of the disbanded Kosovo Liberation Army, or UCK, have attacked a police watchtower in Gosince on the country's northern border with Kosovo.... 4/21/2015 1:39 PM

Chinese president applauds Pakistan's anti-terror efforts
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday applauded Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts and vowed his nation would continue to stand by its neighbor as he wrapped up a two-day visit meant to boost bilateral ties and assure Islamabad of Beijing's support.... 4/21/2015 1:39 PM

US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing
BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the killing of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.... 4/21/2015 1:38 PM

A look at the EU's 10-point emergency migrant action plan
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Spurred into action by a massive loss of lives in the Mediterranean, the European Union's executive arm has proposed a 10-point action plan for dealing with the unprecedented migrant influx. Here's a look at each point of the plan, which will be fleshed out by EU leaders at a crisis summit Thursday, and how likely each is to help the situation:... 4/21/2015 1:36 PM



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