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  • Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said....

  • AP Photos: Latam Catholics pay tribute to Christ

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Roman Catholics throughout Latin America and the Caribbean are paying tribute to Jesus Christ in Holy Week traditions that go back centuries and range from religious processions to self-flagellation. From Brazil to Haiti, the faithful staged processions that recreate the...

  • Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

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

  • 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....

  • Ferry captain arrested in South Korea disaster

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A prosecutor says the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested. Senior prosecutor Yang Jung-jin says 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok and the crew members were detained early Saturday. The ship, the Sewol, sank Wednesday, leaving hundreds...

  • Pensive pope at Good Friday Colosseum procession

    ROME (AP) — Desperate migrants, suicidal failed business owners, battered women, torture victims and all people suffering in the world were remembered at a torch-lit Good Friday Way of the Cross procession presided over by Pope Francis at the Colosseum. With his head bowed and eyes often...

  • Blast in busy Cairo square kills 1 police officer

    CAIRO (AP) — An explosion rocked a busy square in central Cairo late Friday, killing one police officer and causing panic, Egypt's Interior Ministry and security officials said. The ministry said the bomb detonated next to a traffic post in Lebanon Square in Cairo's Mohandessin district,...

  • Officials: 24 more abducted Nigerian students free

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Twenty-four more Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists have escaped and 85 still are missing, an education official said Friday. Some of the women jumped off the back of a truck when they were kidnapped before dawn Tuesday from a high school in the...

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    Graphics profiles Mount Everest.

  • Belfast IRA figure killed in splinter-group feud

    DUBLIN (AP) — A senior Irish Republican Army hard-liner was shot to death Friday in Belfast three years after former comrades in his splinter group threatened to kill him. Residents say gunmen escorted the victim, 43-year-old Tommy Crossan, to a fuel depot overlooked by houses and shot him in...

  • 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...

  • After Algerian landslide, what next?

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's frail president won a fourth term in a landslide victory, but it only masks a bigger question for this oil-rich North African nation — what now? It's still unclear who will eventually succeed the 77-year-old leader who has been in power since 1999 and deal...

  • Ukraine crisis: turning points

    MOSCOW (AP) — An agreement struck by the U.S., the European Union, Russia and Ukraine has raised hopes for defusing the Ukrainian crisis, which has strained East-West ties to a degree unseen since the Cold War. The deal Thursday in Geneva came after the four parties held talks together for 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...

  • UN says 58 killed in attack on UN base in So.Sudan

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An attack on a U.N. peacekeeping base in South Sudan where some 5,000 members of an ethnic minority had sought shelter killed 58 people and injured about 100 others, a U.N. official said Friday. An angry mob of youths attacked the U.N. peacekeeping mission's camp in Bor...



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