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  • FIFA concerned about Brazil violence but confident

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA is concerned about recent violence in Brazil less than two months before the country hosts the World Cup. But Marketing Director Thierry Weil says soccer's governing body is still confident that Brazil will stage "the biggest party on Earth." A Rio de Janeiro slum...

  • Residents of conflictive Rio slum stage protest

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Residents of a Rio de Janeiro slum that saw deadly clashes with police earlier this week are staging a protest in the Copacabana beach neighborhood. Several hundred people have taken to the main thoroughfare of the much-transited neighborhood in Thursday's protest. It...

  • Mexico Senate: civilian courts for soldiers

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Senate has unanimously approved amendments to the country's Code of Military Justice that will allow for members of the armed forces who commit a crime against civilians to be tried in civilian courts. The amendments were approved with 106 votes on Thursday. They...

  • South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

    TOKYO (AP) — When President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea on Friday, he will be thrust anew into the role of consoler in chief in a time of crisis, a responsibility he has become all too accustomed to in the United States. South Korea is reeling from the ferry disaster that has left...

  • Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east. The Ukrainian move,...

  • Bolivia fires hundreds of protesting soldiers

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's military leaders on Thursday ordered the dismissal for sedition of 702 enlisted men who had been protesting to demand they have the option of rising to the rank of officer. The army, navy and air force said in a statement that they have ordered the dismissal...

  • UN Yemen envoy says rebel group agrees to talks

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy to Yemen says the country's president and Shiite rebels have agreed to discuss the group's disarming. Jamal Benomar told reporters Thursday that the Hawthis agreed to a new initiative by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to promote dialogue related to the...

  • US threatens to pull aid to Haiti over late vote

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The U.S. government has warned Haiti that it risks losing aid if it doesn't hold elections that are more than two years overdue. The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince said Thursday that none of the money set aside for the Haitian government by the State...

  • Explosion targets journalist's car in Cameroon

    DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — The Committee to Project Journalists says an explosion destroyed the car of a journalist in Cameroon who had been warned by the government to be careful over his coverage of security forces. The group said Thursday that Denis Nkwebo, editor of the daily newspaper Le...

  • Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Three Americans — a pediatrician and a father and son — were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers, contractors and journalists. Another...

  • Hagel says Russian military exercises up tensions

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Russian military exercises on its border with Ukraine increase tensions and run counter to a diplomatic agreement it signed just last week. Hagel spoke with reporters in Mexico City after he was informed of the Russian military exercises...

  • Czech man faces fine after near miss with train

    PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) — Czech police say a man faces a fine after having a near miss with a train while walking over a level crossing. In a video provided by police, a car dropped off the unidentified man and he walked toward the crossing as the gates came down. He walked around the...

  • UKRAINE RUSSIA TENSION

    Map reflects the recent and latest uprisings in eastern Ukraine; 3c x 4 inches; 146 mm x 101 mm;

  • SKOREA SINKING

    Graphic shows a diagram of the vessel, South Korea.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.

  • Everest climbing season in disarray after deaths

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season fell flat Thursday as major expedition companies canceled their climbs and many Sherpas quit the mountain after an avalanche killed 16 of their fellow guides last week. While the season has not been...



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