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HK, Philippines compromise over tourist deaths

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Hong Kong and the Philippines reached a compromise Wednesday over Hong Kong's demands for an apology for the families of eight tourists killed in a bungled response to a 2010 Manila hostage-taking that soured relations.

Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Unidentified material that has washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane, authorities said Wednesday.

Blair: Radicalized Islam a growing threat

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

The West should set aside its differences with Russia and China to focus on the growing threat from radical Islam, Tony Blair said Wednesday, in a speech that included a call to support Egypt's military government against its Muslim Brotherhood opponents.

Greece reaches milestone, opens way for assistance

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Greece has reached a major financial milestone that its creditors demanded as a precondition for being granted more debt relief, the European Commission said Wednesday.

UN heads say Syria aid needs 'largely unanswered'

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

The directors of five United Nations agencies that provide humanitarian aid to Syria say their appeal for $6.5 billion in emergency funding for 2014 has been mostly ignored.

Pro-Russian insurgents hold journalist captive

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist who has not been seen since early Tuesday.

The nation's weather

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Weather Underground Forecast for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

A senior Egyptian police officer was killed after an explosive device placed under his car went off in a western Cairo suburb on Wednesday while another officer died in a raid on a militant hideout in the country's second-largest city, officials said.

9 indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.

Afghan election commission delays vote results

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Afghanistan's election commission delayed a planned release of full results from the April 5 presidential election to allow for recounts and audits, officials said Wednesday, a development that adds to the confusion surrounding the balloting to replace President Hamid Karzai.

Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. With more than 40 years' experience at sea, Lee could speak with eloquence about the romance and danger of a life spent on ships.

AP PHOTOS: Syrians on treacherous trek to safety

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians desperate to flee their country's bloody civil war set off on their treacherous nighttime trek across the rugged frontier into neighboring Lebanon.

Chris Brown assault trial could start Wednesday

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

After a brief postponement, singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge is scheduled to begin in Washington.

Pakistan's army seeks closure of TV channel

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

The Pakistani army has filed a complaint asking the government to shut down the country's leading private Geo News TV channel over what the military calls "false" reports, an official said Wednesday.

Pujols 1st to hit HRs No. 499, 500 in same game

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499.

Prof: Ferry turned further than 3rd mate ordered

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

A maritime professor who spoke with the third mate who was steering the South Korean ferry before it sank said Wednesday that he suspects there was a problem with the steering gear.

Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.

Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

The Senate's forthcoming report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

AP PHOTOS: Entering the monkhood a rite of passage

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

With golden umbrellas covering them from the equatorial sun, boys in princely attire are hoisted onto the shoulders of their fathers and uncles, part of a ritual carried out this time every year at Buddhist pagodas all over Myanmar: young would-be-novices preparing to enter the monkhood.

Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.