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Catalan schools hold ceremony after teacher killed by boy
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Schools across the northeastern region of Catalonia have held five minutes of silence in memory of a teacher killed in a school attack by a 13-year-old boy armed with a crossbow and a machete.... 4/21/2015 10:15 AM

Hungary says FBI chief insensitive, superficial on Holocaust
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungary has joined Poland in denouncing remarks by FBI director James Comey about the Holocaust for their "astounding insensitivity and impermissible superficiality."... 4/21/2015 10:04 AM

World stocks rally on China measures, earnings
HONG KONG (AP) -- World stock markets rallied Tuesday, boosted by investor optimism over recent stimulus efforts, market reform measures in China and quarterly earnings from U.S. and European companies.... 4/21/2015 9:58 AM

Japan's leader sends offerings to controversial war shrine
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent religious offerings Tuesday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the country's war dead, including convicted World War II leaders, a likely signal that he won't pray there ahead of trips to an international conference and the United States.... 4/21/2015 9:54 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 9:53 AM

Prosecutors detail cause of capsizing of migrant ship
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- Prosecutors in Sicily say two actions are suspected to have caused a migrant boat to capsize in what is thought to be the Mediterranean's worst migrant disaster.... 4/21/2015 9:51 AM

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

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

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