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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

Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Three Americans - a pediatrician and a father and son - were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers, contractors and journalists.... 4/24/2014 6:09 PM

Hagel says Russian military exercises up tensions
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Russian military exercises on its border with Ukraine increase tensions and run counter to a diplomatic agreement it signed just last week.... 4/24/2014 5:57 PM