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  • SKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government Wednesday to finish the grim task of recovery soon. But the work was reaching a new, more complicated phase, with an...

  • Shakespeare's Globe taking 'Hamlet' to 200 nations

    LONDON (AP) — Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world. It's fitting they were first staged at a playhouse called the Globe. Now the modern-day Shakespeare's Globe theater in London is...

  • Yemen examines DNA of slain al-Qaida militants

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president on Wednesday said that the death toll of this week's military campaign against al-Qaida has reached over 60 suspected militants, including several of the group's leaders. Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's remarks aired on state TV came as a high ranking security...

  • Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue

    Violence erupted late Tuesday in a main tourist area of Rio de Janeiro following the killing of a popular local figure near where 2016 Olympic swimming events are expected to take place. (April 23) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Rio De Janeiro - April 23, 2014 1. Various of...

  • Kosovo lawmakers clear way for EU war crimes court

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Lawmakers in Kosovo cleared the way Wednesday for the creation of a European Union-backed court that will investigate crimes committed by ethnic Albanian rebels during the country's 1998-99 war of independence from Serbia. The move, in an 89-22 vote, follows years of...

  • Officials: 1 UN soldier wounded by mine in Mali

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A United Nations vehicle securing an airstrip in northern Mali drove over a mine and a soldier with the U.N. force was seriously wounded, said a U.N. official. Earlier Wednesday, a plane carrying U.N. officials and European ambassadors landed at the strip in the city of...

  • Colombia president reinstates ousted Bogota mayor

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's biggest city is set to change hands for a third time in little more than a month after President Juan Manuel Santos said he would heed a court order to reinstate ousted Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro. Santos said Wednesday that he had signed a decree ordering...

  • Emirates says another family attacked in London

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Several armed men targeted a family from the United Arab Emirates by forcing their way into their London apartment, weeks after a similar attack in the British capital, state media in the Gulf nation and police said Wednesday. The attacks have been...

  • Guyana residents seek improvements to 911 system

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — People in the South American country of Guyana are pressuring the government to improve its 911 emergency system amid accusations that numerous calls about serious incidents are going unanswered. National Security Minister Clement Rohee has blamed the Guyana...

  • Sri Lanka to deport UK tourist with Buddha tattoo

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities will deport a British tourist for having an image of Buddha tattooed on her arm, an official said Wednesday. Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said Naomi Coleman was detained at Colombo's airport after she arrived from India on Monday when...

  • Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine trip

    TOKYO (AP) — Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting a Japanese war shrine, saying he thought it was a beautiful site and only a place of prayer. The Yasukuni Shrine in central Tokyo enshrines 2.5 million war dead, including Japan's 14 convicted war criminals, and...

  • Indonesian general says his flashy watch is a fake

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military commander, under fire in the media after being photographed wearing a luxury watch, says his critics should be quiet because the timepiece is actually a cheap Chinese fake. A Singapore website flagged a picture of the general and his watch this...

  • Train derails in Congo, dozens dead

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials in Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country's southeast, killing at least 30 people. Government spokesman Lambert Mende said Wednesday that the death toll could be much higher. It is common in Congo for people to jump onto freight trains for a...

  • Obama: US-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan. "The policy of the United States is clear," he said in a written response to questions published in...

  • Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt

    A senior Egyptian police officer was fatally wounded when an explosive device placed under his car went off in a western Cairo suburb on Wednesday. (April 23) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Cairo, Egypt - April 23, 2014 1. Wide of scene of attack, vehicle seen in background 2....



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