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  • Syrian state TV: 14 people killed in car bomb near mosque in pro-government district of Homs

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state TV: 14 people killed in car bomb near mosque in pro-government district of Homs.

  • Japan to hunt fewer whales in Pacific this season

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan will target fewer whales when its Pacific hunt begins next week and will observe them in the Antarctic next season with the aim of resuming full-fledged commercial whaling, the fisheries minister said Friday. The announcement underscored that Japan hasn't abandoned its...

  • Turkish president rules out job swap with Erdogan

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Abdullah Gul has signaled that he doesn't want to swap jobs with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when the presidential term ends later this year. Gul said Friday he opposes a model similar to that of Russia where the president and prime minister...

  • Peaches Geldof funeral to be held on Easter Monday

    LONDON (AP) — The family of Peaches Geldof say her funeral will be take place on Easter Monday at the same church where her mother's funeral was held. The church in Kent, southern England, is also where Geldof married her second husband, musician Tom Cohen, and where her mother, Paula Yates,...

  • 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...

  • 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 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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....

  • Vandals damage mosque in northern Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Police say vandals have damaged a mosque in northern Israel in an attack blamed on a fringe group of Jewish extremists. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the door of a mosque in the Arab town of Umm al-Fahm was damaged overnight and the house of worship was sprayed with...

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  • Pro-Russian insurgents: will only leave occupied buildings if interim Ukrainian gov't resigns

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents: will only leave occupied buildings if interim Ukrainian gov't resigns.

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast. One of the most revered and influential writers of his generation,...



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