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5/18/2014 8:13 AM
Coffee fungus raising prices for cup of joe
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease — and hold down the price of your morning cup.

5/18/2014 6:37 AM
Record floods lead to Bosnia landslides
SARAJEVO, Bosnia — Landslides triggered by unprecedented rains in Bosnia have left hundreds of people homeless, officials said today, while thousands more have fled their homes in neighboring Croatia and Serbia as Balkan countries battle the region’s worst flooding since modern records began.

5/18/2014 4:03 AM
Hundreds killed in N. Korea building collapse
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean officials offered a rare public apology for the collapse of an apartment building under construction in Pyongyang, which a South Korean official said was believed to have caused considerable casualties that could mean hundreds might have died.

5/17/2014 9:08 PM
Brazil won't meet pollution targets
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil will not make good on its commitment to clean up Rio de Janeiro’s sewage-filled Guanabara Bay by the 2016 Olympic Games, state environmental officials acknowledged in a letter obtained today by The Associated Press.

5/17/2014 8:40 PM
Attack in Nigeria kills 29
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a market in northeastern Nigeria, killing 29 people, as African nations and France agreed on a joint plan to fight the Islamist group.

5/17/2014 6:46 PM
Cairo bomb wounds at least 3
CAIRO -- A bomb wounded at least three people at a Cairo election rally for Egyptian presidential frontrunner Abdel Fattah al-Sisi today, state media and security sources said.

5/17/2014 6:43 PM
Libyan military bans Benghazi flights
TRIPOLI, Libya — Libya’s military banned flights today over the eastern city of Benghazi, a day after troops loyal to a rogue general attacked Islamist militias in violence that killed 51 people, authorities and medical officials said.

5/17/2014 7:35 AM
20 killed in record Balkan floods
MAGLAJ, Bosnia — Packed into buses, boats and helicopters, carrying nothing but a handful of belongings, tens of thousands fled their homes today in Bosnia and Serbia to escape the worst flooding in a century.

5/17/2014 11:40 AM
Turkish search for missing miners ends
SAVASTEPE, Turkey — Turkish rescue workers have retrieved the bodies of the last two missing miners in the nation’s worst mining disaster, putting the final death toll at 301, the energy minister said today.

5/17/2014 9:11 AM
54 bodies found in Bangladesh ferry disaster
MUNSHIGANJ, Bangladesh — Rescuers have recovered 54 bodies from a ferry that sank in a river during a storm in central Bangladesh, resuming their search today after protests by relatives of people missing in the disaster.