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  • In Egypt, a corruption watchdog hit by backlash

    CAIRO (AP) — Hesham Genena has created uproar by trying to actually do his job. The head of one of Egypt's foremost government oversight agencies, he says he has uncovered billions of dollars-worth of corruption, involving some of the country's most untouchable institutions, including the...

  • Australia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunt

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern world has ever known: What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? Angus Houston has become the global face of the massive...

  • Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

    ARACATACA, Colombia (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in his twisting, impassioned novels. Colombia inspired and dismayed Garcia Marquez in equal measure, and the feeling was often mutual. Nowhere is that more evident than in the sleepy...

  • UN says 58 killed in attack on UN base in SSudan

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. official says 58 people were killed in an attack on a U.N. base in South Sudan and about 100 were injured. The U.N. said an angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked the U.N. peacekeeping mission's camp in Bor in Jonglei state on Thursday. Some 5,000 ethnic...

  • Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City. Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City on Friday along the Via Dolorosa, Latin for the...

  • Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine

    The chief rabbi said the Jewish community was shocked after anti-Semitic leaflets were posted in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, though he dismissed claims that Jews were being targeted. (April 18) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Donetsk, Ukraine - April 18, 2014 1. Mid of children...

  • Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake at about 9:30 a.m....

  • Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs

    BEIRUT (AP) — A powerful car bomb exploded Friday outside a mosque in a pro-government district of central Syria, killing 14 people in the latest violence to hit the war-shattered city, state-run Syrian television reported. The bombing occurred as worshippers left the Bilal al-Habshi mosque...

  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured. The Sherpa guides had gone to fix ropes for other...

  • French President Hollande's top aide resigns

    PARIS (AP) — The French president's top adviser resigned Friday following allegations of a past conflict of interest, striking a new blow to the already unpopular Francois Hollande. Aquilino Morelle —Hollande's political adviser and head of his communication staff — had denied allegations...

  • Algeria's ailing president, 77, wins 4th term

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term in office with a landslide 81 percent of the vote, according to preliminary figures announced Friday by the Algerian government. His chief opponent, Ali Benflis, who garnered only 12 percent of the vote, said the...

  • 57-nation OSCE plays key Ukraine monitoring role

    VIENNA (AP) — A 57-nation organization with a history of mediation but no enforcing powers has been tasked with helping to translate diplomatic progress on easing Ukrainian tensions into reality on the ground. A special team of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe "should...

  • Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country's interim government resigns. Denis Pushilin of the...

  • Algeria's ailing incumbent president wins 4th term with 81 percent of vote

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's ailing incumbent president wins 4th term with 81 percent of vote.

  • UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited David Axelrod — a key figure behind Barack Obama's two presidential victories — to help with its leader's election bid next year. Axelrod will join Labour's election campaign team as senior strategic adviser, the party said...



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