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US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

April 16, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. more »»

Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

April 16, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers. more »»

Uruguay's leader declares $322,883 in wealth

April 16, 2014

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — President Jose Mujica says his wealth adds up to $322,883. Nearly a third of that is cash, kept in three bank accounts that Uruguay's leader didn't previously declare. more »»

Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave

April 16, 2014

SEJKOVACA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Denisa Hegic pulled her scarf around her nose to guard against the stench and drew back the plastic shroud. more »»

Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

April 16, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a... more »»

Pakistan Taliban says truce over but talks ongoing

April 16, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban said Wednesday they will not renew a ceasefire they called over a month ago to facilitate peace negotiations but said they will still continue talks with th... more »»

Algeria police violently disperse election protest

April 16, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian police violently dispersed an attempt by opposition activists to stage a protest in the capital against the president's running for a fourth term in Thursday's... more »»

Argentine zoo shows off white tiger triplets

April 16, 2014

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Buenos Aires Zoo is showing off its latest brood of white tigers — Bengal triplets with piercing blue eyes and a playful attitud. more »»

US working on non-lethal aid package for Ukraine

April 16, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is working on a package of non-lethal aid for Ukraine that could include medical supplies and clothing, but would stop short of providing body armor and other... more »»

NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster

April 16, 2014

LONDON (AP) — North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair. more »»

Ex-editor admits hearing hacked voicemails in 2004

April 16, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that he listened to hacked voicemail messages while he was editor of the tabloi. more »»

Pro-Russian insurgents seize armored vehicles

April 16, 2014

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents commandeered six Ukrainian armored vehicles along with their crews and hoisted Russian flags over them Wednesday, dampening the central... more »»

Protector of vast African park shot and wounded

April 16, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A member of Belgium's royal family who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has tried to defend endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers... more »»

NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

April 16, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday. more »»

Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border

April 16, 2014

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian military warplanes struck a convoy of vehicles as they were trying to enter Jordan from Syria, the army said in a statement Wednesday, in an unusual move at a time... more »»

UN seeks $274 million for Central African Republic

April 16, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations and aid groups launched an appeal for $274 million Wednesday to help people who have fled the Central African Republic because of the sectarian conflict there,... more »»

283 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

April 16, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than... more »»

Venezuelan crisis talks show signs of progress

April 16, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Negotiators from Venezuela's government and the opposition agreed to broaden membership in a truth commission tasked with investigating who's to blame for 41 deaths tied... more »»

284 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

April 16, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than... more »»

Algerian election faces disaffected populace

April 16, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing... more »»



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