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  • In West Bank, teen offenders face different fates

    BEIT UMAR, West Bank (AP) — The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other. But there was a crucial...

  • Ukraine, Russia trade blame for eastern shootout

    BYLBASIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine and Russia traded blame Sunday for a shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine that left at least three people dead and others with gunshot wounds. The identity of the attackers remained unclear. Russia blamed militant...

  • Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home. Well over 150,000...

  • Large wildfire in Dutch national park

    EDE, Netherlands (AP) — A large wildfire has destroyed at least 350 hectares (860 acres) in the Netherlands' Hoge Veluwe National Park, in one of the largest fires seen in the region for decades, Dutch authorities say. Mayor Cees van der Knaap of the municipality of Ede, 65 kilometers (40...

  • Kuwait orders 2 newspapers shut over coup articles

    KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait's state news agency says the government has temporarily suspended the publication of two independent newspapers over articles about a secret probe into allegations of a coup plot to overthrow the Gulf monarchy's government. KUNA carried a statement Sunday by the...

  • Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead slightly increased in partial results for Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday, but he and rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai still seem to be heading for a runoff next month. The winner will replace Hamid...

  • Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    TORONTO (AP) — Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76. He had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native's adopted home. John Artis, a longtime friend and...

  • Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — A Malaysian official met Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued its search for any signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Deputy Foreign...

  • Thai police: 2-year-old killed in southern attack

    HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Suspected insurgents in southern Thailand shot dead three people in a drive-by shooting on Sunday, including a 2-year-old girl, police said. Two gunmen riding on a motorcycle carried out the attack in the Bannang Sata district of Yala province, said Police Col....

  • Emirati firm promises to send citizen into space

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space. Government-backed Aabar Investments on Sunday announced a competition to award an Emirati a free spot aboard Virgin Galactic's spaceship when it...

  • Myanmar says 22 dead in Kachin fighting this month

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar says fighting between government troops and ethnic rebels in the northeastern, strife-torn state of Kachin has left at least 22 people dead this month. The clashes in Kachin come despite efforts by President Thein Sein's government to forge a nationwide...

  • Former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter dies at 76, associate and caregiver says.

    TORONTO (AP) — Former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter dies at 76, associate and caregiver says. .

  • 4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal

    PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists. Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre...

  • Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive. Just minutes before the avalanche hit on Friday, about 60 Sherpa...

  • Attacks kill at least 15 people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 15 people and wounded nearly 50 others in Iraq on Sunday, officials said. Less than two weeks ahead of parliamentary elections, Iraq is struggling to keep a lid on a...



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