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  • Egypt gunmen kill police captain near Cairo

    CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen killed an Egyptian police captain and a conscript on a desert road outside Cairo on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said. The ministry's media center said the joint security patrol was trying to stop a suspicious vehicle on the road to the canal city of Suez early in the...

  • 4 French journalists back home after Syria ordeal

    PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home on Sunday to joyful families awaiting them at a military airport outside Paris. The four, Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres, were freed by their captives a day earlier at...

  • Divers pull bodies from sunken ferry; toll tops 50

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort....

  • Palestinian rock throwers arrested at holy site

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say they entered the compound at Jerusalem's holiest site to disperse Palestinians who were throwing rocks. Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said police arrested 16 masked Palestinians who threw rocks and firecrackers as the site was opened to tourists on Sunday. Two...

  • APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in...

  • Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — A transcript released Sunday of communications with the South Korean ferry that sank details crippling confusion and indecision, with a crew member questioning whether an evacuation was the right move well after the ship began listing dangerously. "If this ferry...

  • Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort....

  • 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak that killed 13 others. A section of the route over the dreaded...

  • 4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

    PARIS (AP) — Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey and reached freedom Saturday, though dozens more remain held in the country's chaotic civil war. Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres — all...

  • Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear. But they couldn't get there quickly enough. No one can move that fast....

  • NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95. Houbolt died Tuesday at a nursing home in Scarborough, Maine, of complications from Parkinson's disease, his...

  • Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane continued to dive Sunday after completing about half of its search on the bottom of the Indian Ocean with no luck, prompting an official to express the urgent need to find something that can help solve...

  • Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle

    TRES RIOS, Costa Rica (AP) — On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper. "Stand up," Mora recalls the image of the pope saying to her. "Don't be afraid."...

  • 1 dead after solo-car crash in Loudoun County

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a man is dead after a single-car crash in Loudoun County. Troopers say it happened Saturday around 12:18 a.m. on Route 7, just beyond Yellow Schoolhouse Road. Troopers say a pickup truck was traveling along Route 7 when the truck ran off the...

  • Japan minister at shrine honoring war criminals

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese Cabinet minister on Sunday visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead including war criminals, in what has repeatedly caused friction with Japan's neighbors. Lawmaker Keiji Furuya, who chairs the National Public Safety Commission, said on his website that he paid...



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