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  • Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

    ROME (AP) — Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a...

  • Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said. The shooting at Cure International Hospital in western Kabul was the latest in a...

  • Clashes in east Ukraine leave at least 2 dead

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian government troops moved against pro-Russia forces in the east of the country on Thursday and killed at least two of them in clashes at checkpoints manned by the insurgents, the government and insurgents said. Russian President Vladimir Putin decried what he...

  • Jokes are out as South Korea mourns ferry victims

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Jokes and concerts are out. So are school field trips and boisterous cheering at baseball games. As South Korea mourns one of its worst-ever disasters, a ferry sinking on April 16 that likely killed more than 300 people, most of them high school students, anything...

  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's robot summit

    TOKYO (AP) — The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you." President Barack Obama bowed, looking delighted. His greeter, after all, was a 55-inch-tall, give or take, humanoid robot with the look of a diminutive Star Wars storm...

  • US-Japan trade talks suspended without agreement

    TOKYO (AP) — Talks between the United States and Japan on a Pacific Rim trade pact have halted for now without any resolution in sight, spoiling plans for a showcase deal during President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo. Economy minister Akira Amari, Japan's top negotiator, said too many issues...

  • Activists: Syrian airstrikes in north kill 18

    BEIRUT (AP) — Opposition activists say Syrian government airstrikes on a vegetable market in a rebel-held town in the northern Aleppo province have killed at least 18 people and wounded scores. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says fighter jets hit the crowded market in...

  • Caroline Kennedy 'absolutely' would back Clinton

    TOKYO (AP) — Caroline Kennedy says she could "absolutely" see herself endorsing Hillary Rodham Clinton for president but she has to decide soon whether to run. Kennedy says she hopes Clinton will run. Kennedy was speaking in an interview with ABC News Thursday from Japan about President...

  • Hundreds of Congolese M23 rebels stuck in Uganda

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The civilian head of Congo's vanquished M23 rebel movement says hundreds of rebels are stuck in Uganda as they await confirmation of amnesty from Congo's government. Rene Abandi said Thursday that he expects Congo to "widen" the list of those under consideration for...

  • Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

    NEW YORK (AP) — The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of "flagrant violations" of...

  • China demands local solutions for grievances

    BEIJING (AP) — For decades, members of the Chinese public with grievances against local governments have been traveling to Beijing in the time-honored tradition of appealing to the country's highest authorities. The practice will be banned after May 1 in most cases. The central government on...

  • Activists: Government airstrikes on vegetable market in northern Syria kill at least 18 people

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists: Government airstrikes on vegetable market in northern Syria kill at least 18 people.

  • Israeli FM lashes out at Palestinian unity deal

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign minister says a peace deal with the Palestinians is impossible after rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed to form a unity government. Avigdor Lieberman told Israel Radio on Thursday that Israel should resist pressure to resume talks with...

  • Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries'...

  • Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger

    TOKYO (AP) — As negotiations falter, President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and says the U.S. and Japan must take bold steps to overcome differences that are threatening completion of the cornerstone of his strategic rebalance to the...



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