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Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

April 21, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals — long a source of tension with Japan's... more »»

Grim work for families as more bodies discovered

April 21, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — There are no names listed as relatives huddle around white signboards to identify bodies from a sunken ferry — just the slimmest of clues about mostly young lives now... more »»

Prosecutor says 4 ferry crewmembers detained

April 21, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean prosecutor says four more crewmembers from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers. more »»

Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear

April 21, 2014

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — With little to celebrate, Nigerians marked Easter Sunday with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of at least 75 bomb blast victims... more »»

Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help

April 21, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an... more »»

More bodies from ship; transcript reveals wavering

April 21, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside a sunken South Korean ferry Monday, securing a new entryway into the wreck, as a newly released transcrip... more »»

Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

April 21, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside a sunken South Korean ferry Monday, as a newly released transcript showed the ship was crippled by... more »»

Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

April 20, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic... more »»

Ahead of vote, Syria's Assad visits seized village

April 20, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's embattled president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, an important symbolic prize for his government ahead... more »»

Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers

April 20, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry said Sunday. more »»

AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events

April 20, 2014

From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event — the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. more »»

8 killed in Finland parachutist plane accident

April 20, 2014

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish officials say eight people died when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed to the ground and caught fire.

Det. Sup. more »»

Egypt: Ex-army chief, leftist to run for president

April 20, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's election commission said Sunday only two presidential hopefuls, one of them the powerful former military chief who nine months ago ousted the country's first democratically... more »»

Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

April 20, 2014

BYLBASIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming... more »»

Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results

April 20, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead slightly increased in partial results for Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday, but he and rival Ashraf... more »»

Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help

April 20, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A Malaysian official met Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an... more »»

Emirati firm promises to send citizen into space

April 20, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space. more »»

Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline

April 20, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's skyline almost beyond recognition amid an ongoing... more »»

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

April 20, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christian... more »»

Ukraine, Russia trade blame for eastern shootout

April 20, 2014

BYLBASIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine and Russia traded blame Sunday for a shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine that left at least three people dead and others... more »»

 
 

 

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