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Families' hopes for ferry victims painfully humble
JINDO, South Korea (AP) -- Lee Byung-soo says he knew, when he saw his 15-year-old son's body in the tent. It could not have been more horrifically obvious. But he wanted so much for him to be alive.... 4/21/2014 12:01 PM

Yemen says 55 al-Qaida militants killed in camp
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's interior ministry says 55 al-Qaida militants were killed in an hours-long series of strikes on a training camp operated by the group in the country's south.... 4/21/2014 12:00 PM

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen says 55 militants killed in strikes on al-Qaida base in southern mountains.... 4/21/2014 11:57 AM

Probe urged over missing Thai environment activist
BANGKOK (AP) -- Relatives and human rights groups urged Thai authorities on Monday to investigate the disappearance of an environmental activist who has worked to help ethnic Karen villagers report illegal activity at Thailand's largest national park.... 4/21/2014 11:56 AM

Syria to hold presidential election on June 3
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria announced Monday that presidential elections will be held June 3, setting the stage for President Bashar Assad to win a new, seven-year term in the midst of a civil war that has torn apart the country and makes it impossible for millions to vote. The opposition dismissed the election as a farce.... 4/21/2014 11:48 AM

Uganda suspends track coach over sex abuse charges
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Uganda's athletics body suspended a coach who is accused of sexually harassing female runners, an official said on Monday, after Ugandan police started investigating the man whose alleged misconduct has sparked calls for his arrest and prosecution.... 4/21/2014 11:39 AM

Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for urgent implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions even as violence continues.... 4/21/2014 11:35 AM

John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church teaching on a range of hot-button issues as Christianity entered its third millennium.... 4/21/2014 11:02 AM

Saudi sentences 5 to death for 2003 Riyadh attack
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A Saudi court has sentenced five people to death and 37 others to prison on charges related to attacks against expatriate residential compounds in the country's capital more than a decade ago.... 4/21/2014 10:59 AM

Gunmen detain 3 journalists in eastern Ukraine
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Three foreign journalists were temporarily detained by pro-Russia insurgents in city in eastern Ukraine.... 4/21/2014 10:40 AM

Finnish sky diver crash probe could take weeks
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finnish authorities say the investigation into the plane crash that killed eight sky divers could take weeks or longer to complete.... 4/21/2014 10:40 AM

Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community.... 4/21/2014 10:30 AM

Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has continued to rivet the country long after people elsewhere have moved on.... 4/21/2014 10:22 AM

Celebrities gather for Peaches Geldof funeral
LONDON (AP) -- Celebrities have joined the family of Peaches Geldof gathered for the funeral of the British model and TV personality, who died at age 25 earlier this month.... 4/21/2014 10:19 AM

UN condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- The United Nations Mission in South Sudan on Monday condemned what it called "the targeted killings of civilians based on their ethnic origins and nationality" in a disputed town that is now under the control of anti-government forces.... 4/21/2014 10:16 AM

Parents: 234 girls kidnapped from Nigeria school
CHIBOK, Nigeria (AP) -- Some 234 girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week by Islamic extremists, significantly more than the 85 reported by education officials, parents told the state governor Monday.... 4/21/2014 10:16 AM

Egypt detains well-known belly dancer
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian authorities have detained a belly dancer who rose to fame for her videos spoofing Islamists and other politicians over allegations that she is running an unlicensed satellite station.... 4/21/2014 10:12 AM

Somali lawmaker killed in car bomb explosion
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A Somali police official says a legislator in the country's parliament has been killed in a car bomb explosion in the Somali capital on Monday.... 4/21/2014 9:43 AM

Mexican president to head homage to Garcia Marquez
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The presidents of Mexico and Colombia are expected at a memorial ceremony for novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez.... 4/21/2014 9:29 AM

Gaza militants fire missile, rockets at Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Militants from the Gaza Strip fired a missile at Israeli troops patrolling the border and several rockets into the country's south on Monday, the last day of the Passover holiday, the military said. No injuries were reported.... 4/21/2014 8:32 AM