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Drone in Yemen kills 9 suspected al-Qaida fighters
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A Yemeni military official says an American drone strike has killed nine suspected al-Qaida militants and inadvertently killed and wounded some civilians.... 4/19/2014 4:08 AM

Car bomber kills 6 at Syrian government checkpoint
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian activists say a suicide bomber in a car blew himself up at a checkpoint near a government-controlled town, killing at least six people.... 4/19/2014 4:04 AM

Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred.... 4/19/2014 3:58 AM

Sub search for missing plane to be done in week
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- An underwater robotic submarine is expected to finish searching a narrowed down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane within the next week, after completing six missions and so far coming up empty, the search coordination center said Saturday.... 4/19/2014 3:51 AM

Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment fines on property seized after they were deported to Nazi death camps.... 4/19/2014 3:07 AM

Prosecutor says mate steering waters for 1st time
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- A prosecutor says that the third mate steering a South Korean ferry at the time of a major accident was navigating those waters for the first time.... 4/19/2014 3:05 AM

Search resumes for bodies in Everest avalanche
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Rescuers were digging through piles of snow and ice Saturday for four Sherpa guides buried on Mount Everest when an avalanche swept down the slopes and killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.... 4/19/2014 2:40 AM

Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown
ARACATACA, Colombia (AP) -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels.... 4/18/2014 11:31 PM

AP Photos: Latam Catholics pay tribute to Christ
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Roman Catholics throughout Latin America and the Caribbean are paying tribute to Jesus Christ in Holy Week traditions that go back centuries and range from religious processions to self-flagellation.... 4/18/2014 11:26 PM

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 11:03 PM

UN says 58 killed in attack on UN base in SSudan
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- An attack on a U.N. peacekeeping base in South Sudan where some 5,000 members of an ethnic minority had sought shelter killed 58 people and injured about 100 others, a U.N. official said Friday.... 4/18/2014 8:06 PM

Dutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Canadian police confirmed 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 7:49 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 6:15 PM

Ferry captain arrested in South Korea disaster
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A prosecutor says the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested.... 4/18/2014 6:12 PM

Pensive pope at Good Friday Colosseum procession
ROME (AP) -- Desperate migrants, suicidal failed business owners, battered women, torture victims and all people suffering in the world were remembered at a torch-lit Good Friday Way of the Cross procession presided over by Pope Francis at the Colosseum.... 4/18/2014 5:42 PM

Blast in busy Cairo square kills 1 police officer
CAIRO (AP) -- An explosion rocked a busy square in central Cairo late Friday, killing one police officer and causing panic, Egypt's Interior Ministry and security officials said.... 4/18/2014 5:26 PM

Officials: 24 more abducted Nigerian students free
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Twenty-four more Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists have escaped and 85 still are missing, an education official said Friday.... 4/18/2014 4:43 PM

Belfast IRA figure killed in splinter-group feud
DUBLIN (AP) -- A senior Irish Republican Army hard-liner was shot to death Friday in Belfast three years after former comrades in his splinter group threatened to kill him.... 4/18/2014 3:43 PM

Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev.... 4/18/2014 3:16 PM

After Algerian landslide, what next?
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algeria's frail president won a fourth term in a landslide victory, but it only masks a bigger question for this oil-rich North African nation - what now? It's still unclear who will eventually succeed the 77-year-old leader who has been in power since 1999 and deal with an emboldened opposition.... 4/18/2014 3:16 PM