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S. Korea's prime minister offers to resign amid scandal
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's prime minister has offered to resign amid a bribery scandal about two months after he took up the country's No. 2 post, officials said Tuesday, in the latest political crisis to hit President Park Geun-hye.... 4/21/2015 2:35 AM

Australia: EU needs tough border control after boat tragedy
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia's prime minister urged European leaders on Tuesday to adopt tougher border control measures in the wake of the feared drowning of as many as 900 asylum seekers whose boat capsized off the coast of Libya.... 4/21/2015 2:29 AM

UN refugee agency says Australia rejected Vietnamese at sea
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that it had raised concerns with Australian authorities that a boatload of Vietnamese asylum seekers had their refugee applications rejected at sea before the Australian navy secretly returned them to Vietnam.... 4/21/2015 2:09 AM

NY's Cuomo become 1st US governor to visit Cuba post-detente
HAVANA (AP) -- Cuban officials and New York business executives are exploring ways for companies to do business on the communist-run island despite the longstanding U.S. embargo that makes most trade and investment illegal, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.... 4/21/2015 1:36 AM

Mother of Ukraine pilot jailed in Russia seeks global help
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The mother of a Ukrainian helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia is on a global campaign seeking support from world leaders to pressure President Vladimir Putin to free her daughter.... 4/21/2015 1:22 AM

Poles wait for FBI chief to apologize over Holocaust remarks
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Obama did it, now the FBI director has done it, and each time it has caused huge offense to a U.S. ally: using language to suggest that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust.... 4/21/2015 12:54 AM

Prosecutors: Capsized boat captain and crew member arrested
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- Prosecutors said Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn Libya.... 4/21/2015 12:48 AM

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill
TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) -- AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.... 4/21/2015 12:45 AM

US, Japan talks fail to close gap on farm, auto trade
TOKYO (AP) -- The U.S. and Japan need further work to resolve differences on autos and farm exports that are hindering progress toward a Pacific Rim trade deal, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Tuesday.... 4/21/2015 12:17 AM

Argentine prosecutor rejects case against president
BUENOS AIRES (AP) -- An Argentine prosecutor on Monday dismissed accusations against President Cristina Fernandez that she helped shield Iranian officials allegedly behind the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, effectively putting an end to a case that had exposed deep divisions in the South American nation.... 4/21/2015 12:03 AM

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- Prosecutors: Captain and crew member of capsized boat that killed hundreds off Libya arrested.... 4/20/2015 11:39 PM

'Groundhog Day' musical to premiere at London's Old Vic
LONDON (AP) -- A stage musical based on the time-looping movie "Groundhog Day" is to have its world-premiere production at London's Old Vic Theatre. Day after day after day.... 4/20/2015 11:14 PM

Small plane crash in eastern Dominican Republic kills 7
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- A small plane crashed shortly after takeoff Monday from a resort area on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, killing all seven people on board, officials said.... 4/20/2015 11:02 PM

Bombs shatter houses in Yemen capital, hit near Iran Embassy
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi-led airstrikes hit weapons caches held by Iran-backed Shiite rebels, touching off massive explosions Monday in Yemen's capital that killed at least 19 people and buried scores of others under the rubble of flattened homes.... 4/20/2015 10:46 PM

Mexico: New video in vigilantes' killings by security forces
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican officials said Monday they have delivered new information about the January killings of vigilantes during clashes with soldiers and police, as part of a probe of possible excessive force.... 4/20/2015 9:36 PM

US writer who fled Austria to escape Holocaust dead at 90
VIENNA (AP) -- U.S. writer Frederic Morton, who became internationally recognized in part through books on the Austrian homeland that he was forced to flee because of the Holocaust, has died, his Austrian publishers said Monday. He was 90.... 4/20/2015 9:28 PM

Canada to issue Al-Jazeera journalist a passport
TORONTO (AP) -- The Canadian government said Monday it will issue a passport to Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy who remains in Egypt on bail while awaiting trial on terror charges, reversing an earlier decision denying him one.... 4/20/2015 9:16 PM

Chile: Neruda's burial suspended indefinitely
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The body of Chilean Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda will not be reburied this week as planned.... 4/20/2015 9:02 PM

Turkey sends condolences to descendants of killed Armenians
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Monday extended condolences to the descendants of Armenians killed 100 years ago by Ottoman Turks, saying Turkey shared their pain and also announced that a service would be held at the Armenian Patriarchate in Istanbul to commemorate the victims.... 4/20/2015 8:40 PM

UN urges $30 million for Palestinian refugees in Syria camp
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council is calling for $30 million in emergency aid to help Palestinian refugees in the embattled Yarmouk camp in the Syrian capital.... 4/20/2015 8:40 PM

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