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  • Nigeria: 100-plus kidnapped students free

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Scores of female students kidnapped by Islamic militants from a northeastern Nigerian school are free, Nigeria's military reported Wednesday. Only eight of more than 100 students are unaccounted for, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade said in a statement that gave no details....

  • UN chief: 1 million South Sudanese may face famine

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Wednesday up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan in the coming months unless the world takes immediate action. Ban told reporters before meeting with Kristalina Georgieva, the European Union's...

  • Egypt Clamps Down on Mosques to Control Message

    Egyptian authorities are tightening control on mosques around the country, purging preachers and seeking to control the message, as the military-backed government cracks down on Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood following his ouster last summer. (April 16) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISON - AP CLIENTS ONLY...

  • Mexico probes death of pregnant woman at clinic

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday it will investigate the latest apparent case of denial of medical care for poor women, after a pregnant Mixtec Indian woman died in a clinic along with the fetus. The woman waited five hours for treatment at a...

  • Dominican Republic installs beach despite drought

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic is being criticized for building a temporary artificial beach amid a drought. The yearly project is intended for those who cannot afford to travel during Holy Week and will include 12 pools near a boardwalk in the capital of...

  • Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave

    SEJKOVACA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Denisa Hegic pulled her scarf around her nose to guard against the stench and drew back the plastic shroud. Shaking, she reached down to touch her mother's skull and caressed it. The last time she touched her mother she was bleeding on the floor of the...

  • US: Russia facing diplomacy or new sanctions

    GENEVA (AP) — A senior U.S. official says high-stakes diplomatic meetings in Geneva on Thursday to try to ease burgeoning violence in eastern Ukraine will mark Kiev's final attempt to engage with Russia before the West hits Moscow with additional economic sanctions. It was not immediately...

  • Raw: Three Rare White Tiger Cubs Debut at Zoo

    The Buenos Aires Zoo debuted a trio of rare white Bengal tiger cubs on Wednesday. (April 16) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Buenos Aires, Argentina - April 16, 2014 1. Zoom into white Bengal tiger clubs coming out into enclosure 2. Mid of tiger cubs 3. Close of male cub...

  • Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent

    BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi Justice Ministry official said Wednesday that this week's closure of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad is temporary and that it will be reopened once the security situation in the surrounding area is stable. The closure is the latest chapter in the history...

  • Romanian poet, dissident Nina Cassian dies

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian poet and translator Nina Cassian, who obtained political asylum in the United States after the Communist-era secret police found her critical poems scribbled in a friend's diary, has died in New York City. She was 89. Her husband, Maurice Edwards, told The...

  • Inmates rock Peru prison with 'Superstar

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Inmates have rocked a Peruvian prison with a Holy Week performance of the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar." Minimum-security prisoners joined national prisons officials in the audience of Tuesday night's performance in the Sarita Colonia prison in Lima's port of Callao. The...

  • Mexico nabs No. 2 in Beltran-Leyva gang

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police said Wednesday they have captured a man identified as the second highest-ranking figure in the once-powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel. The head of Mexico's federal police, Monte Alejandro Rubido, said suspect Arnoldo Villa Sanchez was arrested Tuesday, in an...

  • Mexico arrests mayor for drug cartel extortion

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in western Mexico arrested the mayor of a city that once served as a stronghold of the Knights Templar drug cartel on charges that he helped the gang extort money from city council members. Prosecutors in Michoacan state said late Tuesday that they arrested...

  • Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own credentials and findings sharply questioned. With Pistorius...

  • Egypt Islamist sentenced to 7 years for forgery

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court convicted an ultraconservative Islamist and ally of ousted President Mohammed Morsi of forging official documents to conceal that his mother was a U.S. citizen, and sentenced him Wednesday to seven years in prison. The case against Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail, a...



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