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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 9:30 AM

Toyota adviser nominated for Japan central bank board
TOKYO (AP) -- The Japanese government has nominated a former executive at Toyota Motor Corp., one of the biggest corporate beneficiaries of the cheap Japanese yen resulting from drastic monetary easing, to be a board member of the central bank.... 4/21/2015 9:29 AM

Prosecutors build case against traffickers as EU mulls plan
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- Prosecutors began building the case against the traffickers responsible for what might be the Mediterranean's worst migrant disaster as European Union leaders mulled a new plan to stem the tide and undermine smugglers' finances and most precious assets: the boats.... 4/21/2015 9:28 AM

Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.... 4/21/2015 9:23 AM

Serbia president's plane trouble caused by coffee spill
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- An investigation into the sudden plunge of the Serbian president's plane last week shows that it was due to the co-pilot spilling coffee on the instruments panel.... 4/21/2015 9:00 AM

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 death of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.... 4/21/2015 8:56 AM

Ferry anger, corruption charges test South Korean president
SEOUL (AP) -- First it was the ferry sinking, which a year later still haunts Park Geun-hye's presidency: Seoul saw violent clashes over the weekend as enraged demonstrators accused Park of ignoring the alleged corruption and incompetence that cost South Korea 304 lives, mostly school kids.... 4/21/2015 8:48 AM

Sri Lankan lawmakers protest bribery summons for ex-leader
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- A protest staged by lawmakers backing former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ran into a second day Tuesday after the country's bribery commission summoned the ex-leader and his brothers to explain their actions while in power.... 4/21/2015 8:36 AM

US official: Kosovo should try its own rebels
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- A senior U.S. official says Kosovo must set up a court to try former ethnic Albanian guerrillas for suspected organ-trafficking and the disappearance of hundreds of Serb captives if it wants to avoid Russia and Serbia dealing with the issue at the United Nations.... 4/21/2015 8:32 AM

Blast at Spanish Embassy in Libya causes minor damages
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's Foreign Ministry says a bomb has exploded at the country's embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, damaging an outer wall but causing no injuries.... 4/21/2015 8:23 AM

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt court sentences ousted President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison over 2012 killings.... 4/21/2015 8:20 AM

'Accountant of Auschwitz' standing trial in Germany
LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) -- A 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard went on trial Tuesday accused of 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, in a case that will test the argument that anyone who served as a guard at a Nazi death camp was complicit in what happened there.... 4/21/2015 8:17 AM

Iran president: Yemen strikes show Saudi 'mental imbalance'
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says a Saudi-led offensive in Yemen was prompted by the Sunni kingdom's failures elsewhere, causing what he called a "mental imbalance."... 4/21/2015 8:09 AM

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BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian court sentences US woman to 10 years in jail for helping boyfriend kill her mother.... 4/21/2015 8:00 AM

US business group in China urges more transparency, access
BEIJING (AP) -- The American Chamber of Commerce in China called Tuesday for more government transparency and fairness as the confidence of U.S. companies in the country's investment climate deteriorates.... 4/21/2015 7:36 AM

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 7:32 AM

Japan mulls 2018 moon landing, seeks to keep up with rivals
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's space agency is considering an unmanned mission to the moon by 2018 or early 2019, part of an effort to beef up aerospace technology and keep pace with China and other emerging powers.... 4/21/2015 7:30 AM

Chinese president applauds Pakistan's anti-terror efforts
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday applauded Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts in a speech to parliament, vowing his nation would continue to stand by its neighbor.... 4/21/2015 7:27 AM

Stronger markets boost earnings at Swiss bank Credit Suisse
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Buoyant financial markets helped Credit Suisse Group AG overcome the impact of a surging Swiss franc to post a solid 23 percent increase in first quarter profit.... 4/21/2015 7:26 AM

Man detained after fire at British embassy in The Hague
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Dutch police say they have detained a 32-year-old man after fire broke out at the British embassy in The Hague.... 4/21/2015 7:22 AM

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