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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.

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.

Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Pakistan's powerful army has asked a government regulator to shut down a leading private news channel over what the military calls "false" reports that the country's intelligence service shot one of its top anchors.

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.

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.

Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.

Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

An American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise — literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in "The Warren" is meant to question the ways Israelis and Palestinians see each other as a result of their long-running conflict.

SKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government Wednesday to finish the grim task of recovery soon. But the work was reaching a new, more complicated phase, with an official saying divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims.

Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below — not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock.

Anti-Obama protesters clash with police in Manila

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Police armed with truncheons, shields and a fire hose clashed Wednesday with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the U.S. Embassy in Manila to oppose a visit by President Barack Obama and an expected security pact that would increase the American military presence in the Philippines.

Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and benefits.

Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Toyota kept its position at the top in global vehicle sales for the first quarter of this year, outpacing rivals General Motors and Volkswagen.

Pirates rob Singapore tanker in Malacca Strait

|Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Pirates stopped a Singapore-owned tanker in the Malacca Strait and stole several million liters of diesel fuel it was carrying, Malaysian marine police said Wednesday.

Australia lifts F-35 order from 14 to 72 fighters

| |Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Australia announced Wednesday that it had increased its order for F-35 Joint Strike Fighters by 58 to 72 to be fully operational by 2023 in a declaration of confidence in the troubled stealth war plane.

Vietnam sentences American man to death for heroin

|Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

State media say a court in Vietnam has sentenced an American to death for heroin trafficking.

Obama: US-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands

|Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan.

Survey: China manufacturing shrinks for 4th month

|Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Factory activity in China shrank for the fourth straight month in April, though the decline was slightly slower, a survey on Wednesday said, in a possible sign the slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy is stabilizing.

Hundreds in Mexico protest telecommunications law

|Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014

Hundreds of students and activists marched in Mexico's capital Tuesday to protest a telecommunications law being debated by the Senate that they say will allow the government to arbitrarily censor Internet content.