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  • Car bomber kills 6 at Syrian government checkpoint

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Two rebel car bombs targeted two central Syrian areas controlled by government forces on Saturday, killing at least ten people as opposition forces fought fiercely to hold onto territory, officials and activists reported. Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human...

  • Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says Holy Week and Easter are times for reflection and renewal. He says the common threat of humanity is a...

  • 4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

    PARIS (AP) — France's presidential palace says four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released. President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement he felt "immense relief" after learning Saturday of the release of Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin...

  • Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor...

  • Bombs kill 4 in shopping street of Iraqi capital

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi police say two bombs planted on a street full of shoppers in Baghdad have killed four people and wounded eight. They say the explosions took place in the capital's predominantly Sunni neighborhood of Dora on Saturday morning. Later, police said a roadside bomb killed two...

  • Putin: no blocks to boosting relations with West

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he sees no obstacles to improving relations with the West, which are fraught with tension over the Ukraine crisis. In an interview on state television shown Saturday, Putin was asked whether relations with the West would improve by the end...

  • Death toll in SKorea ferry sinking climbs to 32

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — South Korean coast guard officials say they've found three more bodies from the sinking of a ferry, raising the death toll to 32. Coast guard spokesman Kim Jae-in says the latest bodies were recovered Saturday, three days after the ferry sank. The updated death toll...

  • 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Another three guides...

  • Malaysia asks world to pray for missing plane clue

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — A Malaysian official on Saturday asked the world to "pray hard" for a clue to help find Flight 370, while authorities said a robotic submarine was expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty. As the hunt...

  • South Korean coast guard finds 30th body from the sinking of a ferry 3 days ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — South Korean coast guard finds 30th body from the sinking of a ferry 3 days ago.

  • Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same. As Clinton prepared for an August 1994 news conference in which he hoped to build public support for his struggling — and...

  • 4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

    Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of them, followed by answers. Samuel Rogers, a 20-year-old German on a backpacking trip, in Bangkok and on his way to...

  • Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms. Fat chance. An indefinite extension of the government's review of the...

  • Time not on side of Russia-Ukraine detente deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Not until the final minutes of more than seven hours of negotiating was an agreement struck in Geneva this week to calm boiling tensions along the shared border between Russia and Ukraine. But the deal won't be sealed until its terms are met, and patience is wearing thin as...

  • Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment...



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