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NKorea denies drones were sent to South
TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea is denying accusations from Seoul that it sent small, unarmed drone aircraft over the border recently. Three of the drones crashed and were analyzed by the South, which said they came from North Korea.... 4/25/2014 1:30 AM

Death toll rises to 9 after voting in India
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- The death toll from a major day of voting in the world's biggest election rose to nine Friday, according to police, who say suspected rebels killed five paramilitary soldiers and four polling officials who were traveling on buses after conducting balloting in two Indian states.... 4/25/2014 1:27 AM

Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said Friday.... 4/25/2014 1:08 AM

South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- President Barack Obama stepped into the familiar role of chief consoler Friday as he arrived for meetings in South Korea, a key U.S. ally that is reeling from a deadly ferry disaster.... 4/25/2014 1:07 AM

US, Japan say Pacific trade talks make headway
TOKYO (AP) -- Closing two days of around the clock negotiations, U.S. officials said Friday that they reached a breakthrough with Japan to move forward a stalled regional trade pact even though gaps remain that could still upend a final agreement.... 4/25/2014 1:00 AM

APNewsBreak: Ecuador expels US military group
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Ecuador has ordered all 20 Defense Department employees in the U.S. Embassy's military group to leave the country by month's end, The Associated Press has learned.... 4/25/2014 12:17 AM

Jamaican police increasingly facing murder charges
MAY PEN, Jamaica (AP) -- It's been nearly a year since Sevina Giderisingh's 20-year-old son died in a confrontation with a police officer on the dusty outskirts of this struggling Jamaican city where jobs are scarce and crime is frequent.... 4/25/2014 12:03 AM

Protesters occupy remote oilfield in Peru
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Indigenous protesters have occupied Peru's biggest oilfield in the Amazon jungle near Ecuador to demand the cleanup of decades of contamination from spilled crude.... 4/25/2014 12:01 AM

Mexican vigilantes search caves for cartel leader
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Vigilantes are searching an extensive cave system in the hunt for the last fugitive boss of the Knights Templar drug cartel, a "self-defense" group leader in western Mexico said Thursday.... 4/24/2014 11:47 PM

Asian stocks mixed on US earnings, goods orders
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stocks were mixed Friday after solid earnings for Apple and Caterpillar and better U.S. durable goods orders.... 4/24/2014 11:37 PM

Internet governance debated in Brazil
SAO PAULO (AP) -- An international two-day conference in Brazil came to a close Thursday night with a call for an effective, legitimate and evolving framework for Internet governance.... 4/24/2014 11:33 PM

Everest climbing season in disarray after deaths
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season took another hit Friday as more Sherpa mountain guides packed and left the base camp for their village homes a week after the deadliest disaster on the world's highest mountain.... 4/24/2014 10:31 PM

Mexico Senate: civilian courts for soldiers
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's Senate on Thursday unanimously approved amendments to the country's military justice code that will allow for members of the armed forces who commit a crime against civilians to be tried in civilian courts.... 4/24/2014 9:32 PM

Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials
JINDO, South Korea (AP) -- Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol staged a marathon confrontation with the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief, surrounding the senior officials in a standoff that lasted overnight and into Friday morning as they vented their rage at the pace of search efforts.... 4/24/2014 9:30 PM

Residents of conflictive Rio slum stage protest
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Residents of a Rio de Janeiro slum that saw deadly clashes with police earlier this week are staging a protest in the Copacabana beach neighborhood.... 4/24/2014 9:22 PM

Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east.... 4/24/2014 7:29 PM

UN Yemen envoy says rebel group agrees to talks
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. envoy to Yemen says the country's president and Shiite rebels have agreed to discuss the group's disarming.... 4/24/2014 7:13 PM

Bolivia fires hundreds of protesting soldiers
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- Bolivia's military leaders on Thursday ordered the dismissal for sedition of 702 enlisted men who had been protesting to demand they have the option of rising to the rank of officer.... 4/24/2014 7:05 PM

US threatens to pull aid to Haiti over late vote
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The U.S. government has warned Haiti that it risks losing aid if it doesn't hold elections that are more than two years overdue.... 4/24/2014 6:20 PM

Explosion targets journalist's car in Cameroon
DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) -- The Committee to Project Journalists says an explosion destroyed the car of a journalist in Cameroon who had been warned by the government to be careful over his coverage of security forces.... 4/24/2014 6:19 PM