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  • AP PHOTOS: Marking Jesus' journey on Good Friday

    Around the world, Christians are coming together in observance of Good Friday, which they believe was the day Jesus was crucified. In the Philippines, Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation commemorated the occasion by re-enacting the crucifixion. Devotees have themselves nailed to wooden...

  • White House updating online privacy policy

    A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain. "Information you...

  • Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police hauled away dozens of workers Friday to break up a march on a factory complex targeted by tens of thousands of laborers striking against the world's largest maker of athletic shoes, while a government trade union said it would mediate the labor dispute. More than...

  • 7 die in shooting at China-Vietnam border

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Chinese man who was being repatriated from Vietnam along with 15 other migrants seized a gun from a border guard on Friday, triggering a gunfight and standoff in which five Chinese and two Vietnamese guards died, Vietnam's government said. Vietnamese authorities...

  • Judge agrees to prevent removal of charity bins

    YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A judge has agreed for now to prevent a Michigan township from forcing the removal of a Maryland-based nonprofit's outdoor clothing donation bins from the area. U.S. District Court Judge Denise Page Hood this week granted a request by Planet Aid for a...

  • Boat capsizes in Indonesia; dozens missing, 7 dead

    KUPANG, Indonesia (AP) — A boat loaded with people in a Good Friday procession capsized in high waves off eastern Indonesia, leaving dozens of people missing and at least seven dead, police said. Rescuers and fishermen saved 30 injured people who were rushed to a hospital, local police...

  • Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ferry captain

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead. Prosecutors said Friday that they have also requested arrest warrants for two other...

  • Officials: Bomb in Baghdad shopping street kills 3

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a bomb planted on a street full of shoppers in the capital, Baghdad, has killed three people and wounded five. Police officers say the explosion took place in the capital's predominantly Shiite neighborhood of al-Ameen on Friday morning. Health officials...

  • Prosecutors ask court for arrest warrant for captain of South Korean ferry that sank

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors ask court for arrest warrant for captain of South Korean ferry that sank.

  • Rapides Parish sues former Coliseum design firm

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The Rapides Parish Police Jury has filed a lawsuit against the architectural firm that formerly headed the Rapides Parish Coliseum renovation project. The Town Talk reports (http://townta.lk/1qTjByq ) the suit against Barron, Heinberg & Brocato Inc., filed last week,...

  • Transcript of conversation between ferry, shore

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Following is the transcript released by the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries of the conversation between Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jeju Island and The Sewol, the ferry that sank on Wednesday. The original transcript is in Korean and the translation...

  • Filipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christ

    SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) — Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic...

  • Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West in a speech Friday during a military parade on the country's National Army Day. Referring to the ongoing negotiations between Iran and the world powers over Tehran's controversial nuclear program,...

  • Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium's love of beer

    DWORP, Belgium (AP) — The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say how much longer. Sooner or later, yet another bar with a warm "Welcome" will be...

  • Suspected militant, son killed in Thailand's south

    HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — A suspected insurgent and his 6-year-old son were shot dead in Thailand's violence-plagued south, police said Friday. The man and his son were attacked at a rubber plantation in Bannang Sata distict in Yala province on Thursday, police Col. Chartchai Chanasit said....



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