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Caroline Kennedy `absolutely' would back Clinton
TOKYO (AP) -- Caroline Kennedy says she could "absolutely" see herself endorsing Hillary Rodham Clinton for president but she has to decide soon whether to run.... 4/24/2014 7:09 AM

Hundreds of Congolese M23 rebels stuck in Uganda
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- The civilian head of Congo's vanquished M23 rebel movement says hundreds of rebels are stuck in Uganda as they await confirmation of amnesty from Congo's government.... 4/24/2014 7:08 AM

Activists: Syrian airstrikes in north kill 18
BEIRUT (AP) -- Opposition activists say Syrian government airstrikes on a vegetable market in a rebel-held town in the northern Aleppo province have killed at least 18 people and wounded scores.... 4/24/2014 7:03 AM

Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.... 4/24/2014 7:03 AM

China demands local solutions for grievances
BEIJING (AP) -- For decades, members of the Chinese public with grievances against local governments have been traveling to Beijing in the time-honored tradition of appealing to the country's highest authorities.... 4/24/2014 6:48 AM

Clash in east Ukraine leave at least 2 dead
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- The Ukrainian government and pro-Russia insurgents report at least two deaths on the pro-Russia side during clashes in east Ukraine.... 4/24/2014 6:45 AM

Israeli FM lashes out at Palestinian unity deal
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's foreign minister says a peace deal with the Palestinians is impossible after rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed to form a unity government.... 4/24/2014 6:41 AM

WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's robot summit
TOKYO (AP) -- The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you."... 4/24/2014 6:38 AM

Indonesian school: We'll cooperate in abuse probe
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A prestigious international school in Indonesia said Thursday it was cooperating with police in their investigation of alleged abuse of a 6-year-old student and was devastated upon learning of allegations against an American teacher who worked there a decade ago.... 4/24/2014 6:38 AM

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Kiev, insurgents in eastern Ukraine say at least 2 dead in clashes.... 4/24/2014 6:37 AM

1 year after factory collapse, Bangladeshis suffer
SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) -- One year after the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in a pile of concrete slabs and twisted metal, Bangladeshi seamstress Shefali says she would rather starve to death than return to factory work.... 4/24/2014 6:36 AM

Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound
ROME (AP) -- Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a gunman shot him in the stomach in St. Peter's Square.... 4/24/2014 6:27 AM

Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) -- The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries' diplomatic relations.... 4/24/2014 6:25 AM

EU institutions vulnerable to corruption: report
BRUSSELS (AP) -- An independent report says official complacency, complex rules and spotty oversight have left the European Union's leading institutions vulnerable to corruption.... 4/24/2014 6:22 AM

Germany puts military exports to Russia on hold
BERLIN (AP) -- The German government says it isn't authorizing any exports of military goods to Russia at present "because of the current political situation," leaving nearly 70 export applications on hold.... 4/24/2014 6:19 AM

Tokyo court starts Mt. Gox bankruptcy proceedings
TOKYO (AP) -- Bankruptcy proceedings began Thursday for the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange, a move that was widely expected after the Tokyo District Court decided earlier this month that the company would not be able to resurrect itself.... 4/24/2014 6:12 AM

Central bank: Spanish growth doubled in Q1
MADRID (AP) -- The recovery in the Spanish economy appears to be gathering steam.... 4/24/2014 6:04 AM

Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger
TOKYO (AP) -- As negotiations falter, President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and says the U.S. and Japan must take bold steps to overcome differences that are threatening completion of the cornerstone of his strategic rebalance to the region.... 4/24/2014 6:02 AM

South Sudan president fires longtime army leader
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A South Sudan military spokesman says the president has replaced the military's chief of staff amid massive fighting across the country between the military and rebels.... 4/24/2014 5:51 AM

Jokes are out as South Korea mourns ferry victims
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Jokes and concerts are out. So are school field trips and boisterous cheering at baseball games.... 4/24/2014 5:50 AM