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Workers clear 80 percent of debris from Germanwings crash

April 15, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Lufthansa says that cleanup workers have removed 80 percent of the debris from the site of a plane crash last month in the Alps that killed 150 people. more »»

Survivors of South Korean ferry tragedy struggle with guilt

April 15, 2015

ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — "Field Trip" is still written in big letters on a calendar hanging on Yang Jeong-won's old classroom wall. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Iraq's Yazidis, haunted by war, mark a New Year

April 15, 2015

LALISH, Iraq (AP) — Only miles from the front lines of the war against the Islamic State group, thousands of Iraq's besieged Yazidis lit candles at their most revered shrine to mark the start of... more »»

Turkish PM says pope joined 'evil front' against Turkey

April 15, 2015

ISTANBUL (AP) — Adding to angry comments about the Pope Francis' description of the Ottoman-era killing of Armenians as genocide, Turkey's prime minister said Wednesday that the pontiff has joine... more »»

Israeli researchers say attacks against Jews spiked in 2014

April 15, 2015

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Jewish communities around the world faced an "explosion of hatred" last year, with the number of violent anti-Semitic attacks rising by 38 percent, according to a report... more »»

Swiss compensate husband of Washington accident victim

April 15, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — The Swiss government says it has reached an agreement to pay $1. more »»

Egypt, Saudi mull military exercise amid Yemen airstrikes

April 15, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt and Saudi Arabia are considering whether to hold joint military exercises in the kingdom as airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition pounded Shiite rebels in Yemen on Wednesday. more »»

Image of Asia: Opening an account book for the new year

April 15, 2015

In this photo by Bikas Das, a Hindu priest marks a trader's account book with holy symbols on the Bengali New Year in Kolkata, India. more »»

Kiwi and Aussie currencies converge, fueling new rivalry

April 15, 2015

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — They tussle over cricket, rugby, movie stars and even a fluffy meringue dessert they call Pavlova, which both countries claim as their own. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Relatives weep, toss flowers for ferry dead

April 15, 2015

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — A solemn crowd of relatives of some of the 304 people, mostly schoolchildren, who died in a ferry sinking gathered at a small South Korean port Wednesday on the eve of... more »»

Conflicting takes mean tough work ahead for Iran nuke deal

April 15, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — As negotiators prepare to start drafting a final deal to curb Iran's atomic activities, conflicting U.S.-Iran takes on key elements mean tough work ahead of a June 30 deadline. more »»

In West Bank raid, Israeli troops arrest 29 for Hamas links

April 15, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has arrested 29 Palestinians suspected of links to the militant Hamas group in an overnight raid in the West Bank. more »»

Unseasonal rain causes heartache for many Indian farmers

April 15, 2015

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — April is usually a time of celebration for millions of farmers across northern India. more »»

Pope's finance czar moves out of Vatican bank

April 15, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' finance minister is on the move, literally. more »»

A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles

April 15, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria. more »»

UN chief gives 007 a special mission _ to eliminate mines

April 15, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Daniel Craig, who won international acclaim playing James Bond, received a special mission on Tuesday when Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed the actor as the first U.. more »»

Survivors tell aid group some 400 migrants drowned off Libya

April 14, 2015

ROME (AP) — Survivors of a capsized migrant boat off Libya have told the aid group Save the Children that an estimated 400 people are believed to have drowned. more »»

Cuba fights public anger with reform in country's tense east

April 14, 2015

SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba (AP) — Two and a half years after Hurricane Sandy trashed Cuba's second-largest city, 35-year-old Melba Martinez is still out of work and struggling to feed two children on... more »»

Somali police say 10 die in attack on education office

April 14, 2015

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An assault by gunmen on the offices of Somali's education ministry on Tuesday left 17 people dead, including seven attackers, a government spokesman said. more »»

French lawmakers OK health care bill targeting anorexia

April 14, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Too-thin models, too much drinking, sexy cigarette packs: France's parliament is cracking down on all of these in a sweeping bill designed to improve public health and trim public... more »»

 
 
 

 

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