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  • Chinese police begin carrying guns during patrols

    SHANGHAI (AP) — A quarter of the police in Shanghai began carrying guns during routine patrols for the first time this week as part of a China-wide boost in police firepower following a deadly mass knifing blamed on Xinjiang separatists. Ordinary police in China generally don't carry...

  • Court to consider Natchez hospital ombudsman

    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The federal bankruptcy court overseeing Natchez Regional Medical Center's Chapter 9 filing will decide this week if it needs to appoint a special patient advocate for the duration of the process. Most of the case's early filings and motions have been done in Jackson, but...

  • SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior," while criticism of her own government's handling of the disaster grew. The captain initially told passengers to...

  • Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's parliament speaker says the country will hold presidential elections on June 3. Monday's announcement by the speaker, Mohammed Lahham, came just hours after a pair of mortars exploded near the parliament building in central Damascus, killing five people....

  • Somali lawmaker killed in car bomb explosion

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police official says a legislator in the country's parliament has been killed in a car bomb explosion in the Somali capital on Monday. Capt. Mohamed Yusuf said Monday that Isaq Mohamed Rino was killed after a bomb planted under his car exploded in...

  • Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension

    NANJING, China (AP) — Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound. "Japan is a country without credibility. They pretend to be friendly, but they can't be trusted," Qi Houjie said as...

  • Syrian parliament speaker says the country will hold presidential elections on June 3

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian parliament speaker says the country will hold presidential elections on June 3.

  • High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being. The battle has moved out of viewers'...

  • Saudi Arabia reports 3 more deaths from MERS virus

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's health ministry says three more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died amid a recent increase in infections. The ministry posted details of the deaths in a statement Sunday evening. They included a...

  • Biden heads to Ukraine as tensions rise

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Ukraine to meet with leaders of the turbulent country. Biden's visit comes a day after violence erupted in eastern Ukraine, despite an agreement last week aimed at easing tensions. A shootout at a checkpoint in eastern Ukraine manned by...

  • US justices hear arguments in Argentina debt case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Monday in Argentina's decade-long battle with holders of its defaulted bonds. The question now before the court is relatively narrow, focusing on whether a sovereign nation can be forced to reveal its assets around the world so...

  • John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church teaching on a range of hot-button issues as Christianity entered its third millennium. But the...

  • Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has continued to rivet the...

  • APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in...

  • Sub search for missing jet two-thirds complete

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet on Monday, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing after one of its tires burst on takeoff. All 159 passengers and seven crew...



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