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UK looking into death of teenager in Syria

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

British officials say they are looking into the death of a British teenager in Syria.

Egypt stops attempt to smuggle Jewish artifacts

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Authorities in Egypt say they have seized a cache of Jewish religious artifacts that smugglers wanted to ship to Belgium at one of the country's main ports.

Turkish president rules out job swap with Erdogan

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

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.

French President Hollande's top aide resigns

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

The French president's top adviser resigned Friday following allegations of a past conflict of interest, striking a new blow to the already unpopular Francois Hollande.

Peaches Geldof funeral to be held on Easter Monday

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

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.

Bomb in shopping street in Iraqi capital kills 3

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Officials in Iraq say a bomb planted on a street full of shoppers in the capital, Baghdad, has killed three people and wounded five.

Ferry captain arrested in South Korea disaster

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

A prosecutor says the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested.

7 die in shooting at China-Vietnam border

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

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.

Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

A powerful car bomb exploded Friday outside a mosque in a pro-government district of central Syria, killing 14 people in the latest violence to hit the war-shattered city, state-run Syrian television reported.

UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited David Axelrod — a key figure behind Barack Obama's two presidential victories — to help with its leader's election bid next year.

Dutch supreme court bans pedophile group

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

The Dutch Supreme Court has banned a Dutch group that advocates the legalization of pedophilia.

Boat capsizes in Indonesia; dozens missing, 7 dead

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

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.

Suspected militant, son killed in Thailand's south

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

A suspected insurgent and his 6-year-old son were shot dead in Thailand's violence-plagued south, police said Friday.

Vandals damage mosque in northern Israel

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Police say vandals have damaged a mosque in northern Israel in an attack blamed on a fringe group of Jewish extremists.

Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium's love of beer

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say how much longer. Sooner or later, yet another bar with a warm "Welcome" will be gone.

Australia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunt

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern world has ever known: What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

Japan to hunt fewer whales in Pacific this season

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

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.

Vice principal saved from Korea ferry found hanged

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.

Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev.

Taliban inmates break out of Afghan prison

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

An official says three Taliban insurgents escaped from a prison in northern Afghanistan using weapons smuggled into the facility in a jailbreak that killed three police guards.