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Czech Republic beats France 3-0 in Fed Cup semis
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) -- Defending champion Czech Republic reached the fourth Fed Cup final in five years by defeating France after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles on Sunday.... 4/19/2015 12:35 PM

24 dead, 28 safe, hundreds missing as Med migrant boat sinks
ROME (AP) -- A boat believed to be crowded with 700 migrants capsized in the waters north of Libya overnight, leaving at least 24 confirmed dead and sparking fears for what could become the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant sea disaster, Italy's Coast Guard and other officials said Sunday.... 4/19/2015 12:23 PM

Ex-'Top Gear' star got false cancer diagnosis before fracas
LONDON (AP) -- Former "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson says doctors told him he probably had cancer just days before a fracas in which he attacked a colleague from the popular motoring show.... 4/19/2015 12:19 PM

Immigrants describe threats in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Fearful immigrants in South Africa who fled their homes because of threats and deadly attacks by South Africans said Sunday they were targeted in some cases by longtime neighbors and people who warned they would assault anyone carrying a foreign passport.... 4/19/2015 11:48 AM

S. Korean police question dozens after violent ferry protest
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean police said Sunday that they were questioning dozens of protesters after violence broke out at a rally denouncing the government's handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago.... 4/19/2015 11:47 AM

Extremist past mars makeover of France's far-right party
PARIS (AP) -- The timing could not have been worse. Daggers were already drawn in a father-daughter duel within the far-right National Front when a judicial investigation began circling closer and closer to the party leadership.... 4/19/2015 11:45 AM

Sea of sorrows: Many migrants drown trying to reach Italy
ROME (AP) -- Migrants seeking a better life in Europe have died by the thousands in the Mediterranean Sea in recent years while fleeing poverty and bloodshed in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.... 4/19/2015 11:29 AM

UN report finds Afghan women failed by justice system
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's women are being failed by the country's justice system as most complaints of domestic violence are dealt with through mediation rather than prosecution, according to the United Nations.... 4/19/2015 11:20 AM

Indian farmers protest gov't plans to ease land acquisition
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Tens of thousands of flag-waving farmers rallied in India's capital Sunday to protest a government plan to ease rules for obtaining land for industry and development projects.... 4/19/2015 11:03 AM

IS video purports to show killing of Ethiopians in Libya
CAIRO (AP) -- A video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday appears to show the killing of two different groups of captured Ethiopian Christians by the extremist group's Libyan affiliates.... 4/19/2015 11:02 AM

UN says Saudis commit to fund aid appeal for Yemen
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The United Nations says Saudi Arabia has agreed to completely cover the $273.7 million needed for emergency aid to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe inside Yemen.... 4/19/2015 10:52 AM

Jordan hosts international competition of anti-terror squads
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan is hosting a competition of elite anti-terrorism squads from 18 countries, including fellow members of the military coalitions fighting rebels in Yemen and Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.... 4/19/2015 10:35 AM

AP NewsAlert
CAIRO (AP) -- New Islamic State video purportedly shows killing of captured Ethiopian Christians in Libya.... 4/19/2015 10:34 AM

2 Indian policemen arrested in killing of Kashmiri youth
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Two Indian policemen have been arrested in the killing of a teenage boy during weekend protests in the disputed region of Kashmir, police said.... 4/19/2015 9:58 AM

Boston Marathon winner who died century ago in WWI honored
VLAMERTINGE, Belgium (AP) -- At the Vlamertinge Military Cemetery in Flanders Fields, the headstone of James Duffy usually stands unnoticed among the solemn rows.... 4/19/2015 9:46 AM

AP Exclusive: Chinese activist more determined after lockup
BEIJING (AP) -- The most prominent of five recently released Chinese women's rights activists feels her dedication to the cause has grown stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation, her girlfriend and her lawyer said.... 4/19/2015 9:41 AM

Kids of Cold War crocs going to Cuba on conservation mission
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Cuba's efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago.... 4/19/2015 9:24 AM

Finns expected to vote for change in recession-hit country
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finns are voting in parliamentary elections that will determine which coalition of parties can lead the country out of a three-year recession.... 4/19/2015 8:43 AM


ROME (AP) -- Reports say migrant ship with some 700 overturns north of Libya, coast guard rescue under way.... 4/19/2015 8:21 AM

Iran Guard rejects inspection of military sites
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Sunday that inspectors would be barred from military sites under any nuclear agreement with world powers.... 4/19/2015 8:02 AM



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