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US artist unites divided Bosnian youths to make street art
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- American graffiti artist Caleb Neelon, the author of street murals in numerous cities around the world, has enlisted youths from different sides of Bosnia's ethnic divide to work on a peace-promoting project.... 4/21/2015 2:19 PM

Protest held in Ethiopia over killings by Islamic extremists
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Hundreds of Ethiopians in Addis Ababa on Tuesday protested the killings of dozens of Ethiopian Christians by Islamic extremists in Libya as parliament weighed a response to the killings.... 4/21/2015 2:19 PM

Pope OKs resignation of US bishop for not reporting abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests.... 4/21/2015 2:18 PM

Dozens killed in fighting in southern Syria, activists say
BEIRUT (AP) -- Fierce clashes between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters in the country's south killed dozens on both sides over the past two days as rebel factions regained much of the ground they lost earlier, activists said Tuesday.... 4/21/2015 2:17 PM

Summer sports suspend membership in umbrella body in protest
SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Summer Olympic sports suspended their membership in the umbrella body for international federations on Tuesday after its leader launched a blistering attack on the IOC.... 4/21/2015 2:09 PM

Bomb blasts in Afghanistan kill 4
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- A bomb blast near a police station in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed three people and wounded 17, while a separate bomb killed one person and wounded five in the north, officials said.... 4/21/2015 2:09 PM

European court blames Russia for fatal shooting of Moldovan
STRASBOURG, France (AP) -- Europe's top human rights court has ordered Russia to pay damages for the fatal shooting of a Moldovan man in 2012.... 4/21/2015 1:58 PM

Japan's maglev train breaks own speed record at 603 kph
TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record.... 4/21/2015 1:40 PM

Macedonian police say border watchtower attacked
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonian police say a group of about 40 people wearing uniforms of the disbanded Kosovo Liberation Army, or UCK, have attacked a police watchtower in Gosince on the country's northern border with Kosovo.... 4/21/2015 1:39 PM

Chinese president applauds Pakistan's anti-terror efforts
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday applauded Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts and vowed his nation would continue to stand by its neighbor as he wrapped up a two-day visit meant to boost bilateral ties and assure Islamabad of Beijing's support.... 4/21/2015 1:39 PM

US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing
BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the killing of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.... 4/21/2015 1:38 PM

A look at the EU's 10-point emergency migrant action plan
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Spurred into action by a massive loss of lives in the Mediterranean, the European Union's executive arm has proposed a 10-point action plan for dealing with the unprecedented migrant influx. Here's a look at each point of the plan, which will be fleshed out by EU leaders at a crisis summit Thursday, and how likely each is to help the situation:... 4/21/2015 1:36 PM

Serbia president's plane trouble caused by coffee spill
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- An investigation into the sudden plunge of the Serbian president's plane has shown that it was because the co-pilot spilled coffee on the instruments panel, aviation authorities said Tuesday.... 4/21/2015 1:26 PM

South Africa deploys army to end anti-immigrant attacks
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The South African army has been deployed to areas that remain volatile after a spate of attacks targeting immigrants, the defense minister announced on Tuesday.... 4/21/2015 1:23 PM

UNHCR: weekend shipwreck deadliest ever in Mediterranean
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe sank on Saturday, making it the worst such incident ever in the Mediterranean.... 4/21/2015 1:17 PM

Japan's leader sends offerings to controversial war shrine
TOKYO (AP) -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent religious offerings Tuesday rather than visiting a Tokyo shrine that honors Japan's war dead, including convicted World War II leaders, a move less likely to draw controversy on his Southeast Asian trip and an upcoming U.S. visit.... 4/21/2015 1:16 PM

Government spokesman says Libya chaos spurs human smuggling
BAYDA, Libya (AP) -- A spokesman for Libya's internationally recognized government says the chaos in his country has allowed human traffickers to proliferate.... 4/21/2015 1:13 PM

Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift
JERUSALEM (AP) -- It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem.... 4/21/2015 1:00 PM

EU threatens Thailand with seafood ban over illegal fishing
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has given Thailand six months to drastically crack down on illegal and unregulated fishing or face an EU seafood import ban, but has lifted the threat of similar action against South Korea and the Philippines.... 4/21/2015 1:00 PM

Somalia police: 9 killed by car bomb in capital
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A car bomb killed at least nine people and wounded many others at a restaurant in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, police said.... 4/21/2015 12:46 PM



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