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New drone strike in Yemen kills al-Qaida militants
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni security officials and tribal chiefs say that a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed several al-Qaida militants in the country's south, including a local militant commander.... 4/21/2014 6:58 AM

Gaza militants fire missile, rockets at Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military says Gaza militants have fired a missile at troops patrolling the border as well as several rockets into the south of the country.... 4/21/2014 6:55 AM

Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community.... 4/21/2014 6:43 AM

Syria to hold presidential election on June 3
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3, the country's parliament speaker announced Monday, a vote President Bashar Assad is likely to contest as his nation sinks deeper into a bloody civil war, now in its fourth year.... 4/21/2014 6:40 AM

Suicide attack in Iraq kills at least 9 people
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say a suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint outside the capital, Baghdad, has killed at least nine people.... 4/21/2014 6:32 AM

Chinese police begin carrying guns during patrols
SHANGHAI (AP) -- A quarter of the police in Shanghai began carrying guns during routine patrols for the first time this week as part of a China-wide boost in police firepower following a deadly mass knifing blamed on Xinjiang separatists.... 4/21/2014 6:05 AM

Somali lawmaker killed in car bomb explosion
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A Somali police official says a legislator in the country's parliament has been killed in a car bomb explosion in the Somali capital on Monday.... 4/21/2014 5:59 AM

SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'
JINDO, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior," while criticism of her own government's handling of the disaster grew.... 4/21/2014 5:50 AM

Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension
NANJING, China (AP) -- Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound.... 4/21/2014 5:39 AM

Saudi Arabia reports 3 more deaths from MERS virus
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's health ministry says three more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died amid a recent increase in infections.... 4/21/2014 5:04 AM

Sub search for missing jet two-thirds complete
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet on Monday, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing after one of its tires burst on takeoff.... 4/21/2014 4:33 AM

Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has continued to rivet the country long after people elsewhere have moved on.... 4/21/2014 4:09 AM

John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church teaching on a range of hot-button issues as Christianity entered its third millennium.... 4/21/2014 2:25 AM

Japan PM sends offering to war shrine
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.... 4/21/2014 1:37 AM

Cuba home woes endure despite real-estate reform
HAVANA (AP) -- The residents of 308 Oquendo Street were jolted awake in the middle of the night by violent shaking and a noise that they likened to a freight train, or an exploding bomb.... 4/21/2014 1:34 AM

Group concerned for activist missing in Thailand
BANGKOK (AP) -- An international human rights group is calling on Thai authorities to investigate the disappearance of a prominent environmental activist.... 4/21/2014 12:47 AM

AP PHOTOS: Nicaraguan town drags chained 'Judases'
MASATEPE, Nicaragua (AP) -- For 130 years, the people of Masatepe have observed Good Friday by dressing up in colorful masks and costumes and dragging chained "Judases" through the streets of their town in western Nicaragua.... 4/21/2014 12:01 AM

Prosecutor says 4 ferry crewmembers detained
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean prosecutor says four more crewmembers from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers.... 4/20/2014 11:24 PM

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 10:55 PM

Anti-junta Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies at 85
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, died Monday, He was 85.... 4/20/2014 10:48 PM