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Confusion, anger as sunken ferry's relatives wait

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

The informal briefing by a South Korean coast guard rescuer started calmly enough. He stood on a stage in front of relatives of those missing from a sunken ferry, explaining how divers trying to find their loved ones are hampered by poor visibility and can venture only so deep.

At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the premises.

Man arrested over murder of ex-IRA leader

|Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a man for questioning about the killing of a senior Irish Republican Army hard-liner.

Al-Qaida chief blesses attacks on Egypt security

|Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri has given his blessing to attacks of Egyptian jihadis on the police and army, but said they should avoid harming civilians.

Religion builds bridges in ethnically split Cyprus

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

An unexpected moment during the Good Friday service in a long-abandoned church in Cyprus' breakaway north illustrated how religion is helping to bring together Christian Greek Cypriots and Muslim Turkish Cypriots on this ethnically divided island.

Iran general urges Tehran to make new UN pick

|Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

A senior Iranian military official has urged the foreign ministry to name a new envoy to the U.N. after the U.S. blocked its chosen ambassador over alleged ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.

EU official against cutting Russia gas ties

|Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

A senior European Union official says he opposes cutting back gas ties with Russia in the next few years but the bloc should work on diversifying supplies.

4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

|Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released, France's presidential palace said Saturday.

Death toll in SKorea ferry sinking climbs to 32

|Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

South Korean coast guard officials say they've found three more bodies from the sinking of a ferry, raising the death toll to 32.

Bombs targeting soldiers, shoppers kill 16 in Iraq

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Attacks across Iraq, including a series of bombings targeting shoppers in a Sunni neighborhood in the country's capital, killed at least 16 people Saturday, authorities said.

Putin: no blocks to boosting relations with West

|Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he sees no obstacles to improving relations with the West, which are fraught with tension over the Ukraine crisis.

4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey and reached freedom Saturday, though dozens more remain held in the country's chaotic civil war.

Drone in Yemen kills at least 9 al-Qaida members

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

A U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen killed at least nine suspected al-Qaida militants and three civilians Saturday, authorities said, as part of America's ongoing strikes in the country against what it considers the terror network's most dangerous local group.

Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 50, officials said.

Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment fines on property seized after they were deported to Nazi death camps.

Prosecutor says mate steering waters for 1st time

|Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

A prosecutor says that the third mate steering a South Korean ferry at the time of a major accident was navigating those waters for the first time.

13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak that killed 13 others.

Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane continued to dive Sunday after completing about half of its search on the bottom of the Indian Ocean with no luck, prompting an official to express the urgent need to find something that can help solve the mysterious disappearance six weeks ago.

On upcoming trip, Obama will try to pivot to Asia - again

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

President Barack Obama will leave Tuesday for a four-nation trip to Asia, looking to recharge a focus on the region, an ambitious initiative that’s been sidetracked by domestic politics and international conflicts elsewhere.

AP Photos: Latam Catholics pay tribute to Christ

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Roman Catholics throughout Latin America and the Caribbean are paying tribute to Jesus Christ in Holy Week traditions that go back centuries and range from religious processions to self-flagellation.