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UNHCR: weekend shipwreck deadliest ever in Mediterranean

April 21, 2015

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe sank on Saturday, makin... more »»

 
 
 
Hungary says FBI chief insensitive, superficial on Holocaust

April 21, 2015

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary has joined Poland in denouncing remarks by FBI director James Comey which seemed to equate Germany's role in the Holocaust with that of Poland and Hungary. more »»

How countries cope with migrants arriving by boat

April 21, 2015

Two recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants highlight the growing number of people fleeing persecution, war and... more »»

Saudi airstrikes pound Yemen's Shiite rebels, killing 20

April 21, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition pounded Shiite rebels in Yemen on Tuesday, killing 20 in a city in the country's west as the civilian death toll rose to 38 from airstrikes the day... more »»

Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

April 21, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first... more »»

Prosecutors build case against traffickers as EU mulls plan

April 21, 2015

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Italian prosecutors on Tuesday began building their case against the traffickers responsible for the drowning of as many as 950 migrants in the Mediterranean, as European... more »»

Auschwitz guard goes on trial, says he shares moral guilt

April 21, 2015

LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) — A former Auschwitz guard acknowledged Tuesday that he bears a share of the moral guilt for atrocities at the camp, but told judges at the opening of his trial that it is... more »»

US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing

April 21, 2015

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the killing of the woman's mother on the resort island... more »»

Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift

April 21, 2015

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... more »»

Serbia president's plane trouble caused by coffee spill

April 21, 2015

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 pane. more »»

Ferry anger, corruption charges test South Korean president

April 21, 2015

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... more »»

Chinese president applauds Pakistan's anti-terror efforts

April 21, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday applauded Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts in a speech to parliament, vowing his nation would continue to stand by its neighbor. more »»

South Korea's prime minister offers to resign amid scandal

April 21, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's prime minister has offered to resign amid a bribery scandal just two months after he took up the country's N. more »»

Al-Shabab bombs UN van in Somalia, 4 UNICEF workers killed

April 21, 2015

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Islamic extremists set off a bomb in a U.N. van in normally tranquil northern Somalia on Monday, killing at least seven people, including four employees of the U.N. more »»

Ethiopians shocked by Islamic State killings

April 21, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Many in Ethiopia are reeling from the news that several Ethiopians were killed in Libya by the Islamic State group, which over the weekend released a video purporting... more »»

Mother of Ukraine pilot jailed in Russia seeks global help

April 21, 2015

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... more »»

The Latest: Captain and crew member arrested

April 21, 2015

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Prosecutors: Capsized boat captain and crew member arrested

April 21, 2015

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — European leaders struggled for an adequate response in the face of unremitting migrant flows and continued instability in Libya following the feared drowning of as many as... more »»

Prosecutors: Capsized boat captain and crew member arrested

April 20, 2015

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Prosecutors said Tuesday they have arrested the Tunisian captain and a Syrian crew member of a boat that capsized off the coast of Libya with hundreds of people aboard in... more »»

The Latest: Captain and crew member arrested

April 20, 2015

01:41 a.m. (2341 GMT, 7:41 p.m. more »»

Amid new migrant crises, Italian PM decries 'death voyages'

April 20, 2015

MILAN (AP) — Shaken by the feared drowning of as many as 900 people in the latest Mediterranean tragedy, European leaders struggled Monday for an adequate response in the face of unremitting... more »»

 
 
 

 

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