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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 2:22 PM

A history of the Islamic State group after Ethiopians killed
CAIRO (AP) -- The extremist Islamic State group, which controls a third of both Iraq and Syria in its self-declared caliphate, released a video Sunday purportedly showing militants killing two groups of Ethiopian Christians in Libya.... 4/19/2015 2:21 PM

Czech Republic beats France 3-1 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 2:18 PM

Finns expected to vote for change in recession-hit country
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finland is voting to determine which coalition can lead the country out of a three-year recession, with the ruling conservatives pitted against their socialist government partner and an anti-immigration Finns Party that wants Greece ousted from the euro.... 4/19/2015 2:17 PM

Norway: Russia minister visit to Arctic island 'regrettable'
HELSINKI (AP) -- Norway has demanded that Moscow explain why Russia's deputy prime minister visited the Norwegian Arctic Svalbard islands despite sanctions imposed on him by the EU and Norway.... 4/19/2015 2:16 PM

Palestinian Cabinet ministers make rare visit to Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Ten months after taking office, Cabinet ministers in a Palestinian unity government are making a rare visit to the Gaza Strip.... 4/19/2015 2:13 PM

Jordan hosts international competition of anti-terror squads
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan on Sunday launched a competition among elite anti-terrorism squads from 18 countries, including fellow members of military coalitions fighting rebels in Yemen and Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.... 4/19/2015 2:07 PM

Activists: Syrian government air raids kill at least 16
BEIRUT (AP) -- Two Syrian activist groups say government airstrikes on opposition-held towns near the Jordanian border have killed at least 16 people, including five children.... 4/19/2015 2:07 PM

Video: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in Libya
CAIRO (AP) -- Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group's atrocities while showing its growth beyond a self-declared "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq.... 4/19/2015 2:04 PM

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 1:54 PM

Breakaway Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Turkish Cypriots are voting for a new leader for the breakaway north of Cyprus on Sunday in an unpredictable contest as talks to reunify the ethnically split island are expected to resume next month.... 4/19/2015 1:49 PM

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 1:39 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 1:18 PM

Ceremonies mark liberation of 2 Nazi camps 70 years ago
FUERSTENBERG, Germany (AP) -- Officials in Germany are solemnly commemorating the liberation of two Nazi concentration camps 70 years ago in the closing days of World War II.... 4/19/2015 12:45 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

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 12:12 PM

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

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



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