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54 detained in anti-World Cup protest in Brazil

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Police say that 54 people protesting against the World Cup have been arrested in Brazil's largest city.

NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair.

UN deploys Ugandan guard unit in Somali capital

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

About 400 Ugandan troops will be deployed to Somalia under a new United Nations guard unit charged with protecting U.N. staff and installations in the violence-prone Somali capital, Ugandan military officials said.

Progress in Venezuela talks, but protests continue

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Negotiators for the government and the opposition have agreed to broaden membership in a truth commission that is to investigate who is to blame for 41 deaths tied to weeks of political unrest in Venezuela.

AP names Nigeria chief of bureau

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The Associated Press has named Michelle Faul, who has covered the major stories of Africa over the past three decades, as its bureau chief in Nigeria.

Egypt Islamist sentenced to 7 years for forgery

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

An Egyptian court convicted an ultraconservative Islamist and ally of ousted President Mohammed Morsi of forging official documents to conceal that his mother was a U.S. citizen, and sentenced him Wednesday to seven years in prison.

Ex-editor admits hearing hacked voicemails in 2004

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that he listened to hacked voicemail messages while he was editor of the tabloid.

Court rejects bankruptcy protection for Mt. Gox

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application.

Tanzanian president warns Congo rebels to disarm

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Tanzania's president warned armed groups operating in eastern Congo to disarm or risk being hunted down by Congolese and U.N. forces in an interview with The Associated Press.

Planned anti-gay rally in Ethiopia is cancelled

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

A planned anti-gay rally that would have made Ethiopia the latest African country to demonize gays has been cancelled, officials said Wednesday.

Romanian poet, dissident Nina Cassian dies

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Romanian poet and translator Nina Cassian, who obtained political asylum in the United States after the Communist-era secret police found her critical poems scribbled in a friend's diary, has died in New York City. She was 89.

France targets welfare for big spending cuts

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

France's new prime minister announced plans Wednesday to cut 21 billion euros ($29 billion) from state pensions, health care and the social safety net as a part of a 50 billion-euro effort to rein in the country's debt and deficit.

Passenger train derails in northern India; 42 hurt

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

A passenger train derailed in northeastern India early Wednesday, and dozens of passengers suffered mostly minor injuries.

Malaysia reports first Asian death from MERS virus

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

A Malaysian man who went on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has become the first death in Asia from Middle East respiratory syndrome, while the Philippines has isolated a health worker who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.

Paul Weller's children win lawsuit over pictures

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The children of musician Paul Weller won a privacy lawsuit Wednesday over paparazzi pictures published on a newspaper website.

NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.

Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

An Iraqi Justice Ministry official said Wednesday that this week's closure of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad is temporary and that it will be reopened once the security situation in the surrounding area is stable.

Session to elect Lebanon president on April 23

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Lebanon's parliament speaker on Wednesday called for a meeting to elect a new president on April 23, kicking off what is expected to be a lengthy and fiercely contested vote for the country's top Christian post amid regional unrest.

Robot sub makes first complete search for plane

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

A robotic submarine has completed its first full 16-hour mission scanning the floor of the Indian Ocean for wreckage of the missing Malaysian airliner after two previous missions were cut short by technical problems and deep water, authorities said on Thursday.

UK: Ex-Co-op Bank chair charged with drug offenses

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Police have charged the former chairman of Britain's troubled Co-operative Bank with drug offenses.