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UN says 58 killed in attack on UN base in SSudan
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A U.N. official says 58 people were killed in an attack on a U.N. base in South Sudan and about 100 were injured.... 4/18/2014 2:10 PM

Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown
ARACATACA, Colombia (AP) -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in his twisting, impassioned novels.... 4/18/2014 2:08 PM

Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City.... 4/18/2014 1:50 PM

Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs
BEIRUT (AP) -- A powerful car bomb exploded Friday outside a mosque in a pro-government district of central Syria, killing 14 people in the latest violence to hit the war-shattered city, state-run Syrian television reported.... 4/18/2014 1:41 PM

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.... 4/18/2014 1:40 PM

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.... 4/18/2014 1:19 PM

French President Hollande's top aide resigns
PARIS (AP) -- The French president's top adviser resigned Friday following allegations of a past conflict of interest, striking a new blow to the already unpopular Francois Hollande.... 4/18/2014 1:13 PM

In Egypt, a corruption watchdog hit by backlash
CAIRO (AP) -- Hesham Genena has created uproar by trying to actually do his job. The head of one of Egypt's foremost government oversight agencies, he says he has uncovered billions of dollars-worth of corruption, involving some of the country's most untouchable institutions, including the police, intelligence agencies, and the judiciary.... 4/18/2014 1:09 PM

Algeria's ailing president, 77, wins 4th term
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term in office with a landslide 81 percent of the vote, according to preliminary figures announced Friday by the Algerian government.... 4/18/2014 12:55 PM

57-nation OSCE plays key Ukraine monitoring role
VIENNA (AP) -- A 57-nation organization with a history of mediation but no enforcing powers has been tasked with helping to translate diplomatic progress on easing Ukrainian tensions into reality on the ground.... 4/18/2014 12:52 PM

Dutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Canadian police confirmed Thursday an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video watched by millions around the world.... 4/18/2014 12:22 PM

Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country's interim government resigns.... 4/18/2014 11:38 AM

Ukraine crisis: turning points
MOSCOW (AP) -- An agreement struck by the U.S., the European Union, Russia and Ukraine has raised hopes for defusing the Ukrainian crisis, which has strained East-West ties to a degree unseen since the Cold War. The deal Thursday in Geneva came after the four parties held talks together for the first time since Ukraine's turmoil began nearly five months ago. A look at how the Ukrainian crisis has evolved:... 4/18/2014 11:29 AM

UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited David Axelrod - a key figure behind Barack Obama's two presidential victories - to help with its leader's election bid next year.... 4/18/2014 11:21 AM

Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr."... 4/18/2014 10:56 AM


MEXICO CITY (AP) -- US Geological Survey says Mexico quake magnitude 7.5.... 4/18/2014 10:45 AM

Mali opposition: Tuareg impasse makes north unsafe
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- An opposition party says an impasse in negotiations between Mali's government and separatist rebels is creating insecurity in the country's north.... 4/18/2014 10:35 AM

Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality.... 4/18/2014 10:06 AM

Bomb in shopping street in Iraqi capital kills 3
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Officials in Iraq say a bomb planted on a street full of shoppers in the capital, Baghdad, has killed three people and wounded five.... 4/18/2014 9:48 AM

Egypt stops attempt to smuggle Jewish artifacts
CAIRO (AP) -- Authorities in Egypt say they have seized a cache of Jewish religious artifacts that smugglers wanted to ship to Belgium at one of the country's main ports.... 4/18/2014 9:44 AM