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Gunmen kill 9 on bus in Ethiopia near dam project

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Ethiopian officials say that attackers fired on a public bus in the country's west, killing nine people and wounding seven.

UK lawmakers slam lax security in Taliban attack

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

British lawmakers said Wednesday that U.K. commanders' complacency and inadequate security were partly to blame for the failure to stop a Taliban attack on a U.S-British base in Afghanistan that killed two U.S. Marines.

Hoeness tax case has Germans dashing to confess

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The high-profile tax evasion trial against former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has prompted a surge in the number of Germans turning themselves in to authorities for failing to properly declare their taxes.

20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, local government and security officials said Wednesday.

Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own credentials and findings sharply questioned.

Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Jordanian military warplanes struck a convoy of vehicles as they were trying to enter Jordan from Syria, the army said in a statement Wednesday, in an unusual move at a time of tensions between the desert kingdom and Damascus.

Protector of vast African park shot and wounded

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

A Belgian royal who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has defended endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging, was shot and seriously wounded as he drove through the park, officials said Wednesday.

If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.

UN seeks $274 million for Central African Republic

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The United Nations and aid groups launched an appeal for $274 million Wednesday to help people who have fled the Central African Republic because of the sectarian conflict there, warning that the dire needs of hundreds of thousands of refugees can't be met with existing funds.

Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a hero's welcome.

Israel police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday, firing tear gas to disperse a protest by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said.

Russian FM: Russia still to meet with Ukraine

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia is still planning to meet with Ukrainian officials at an international conference in Geneva on Thursday.

Official: Iran will not discuss missile program

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Tehran will not discuss its ballistic missiles as part of ongoing talks with world powers on a final agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program, the country's defense minister said Wednesday.

ASML sees lull in orders from computer chip makers

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

ASML Holding NV, the largest supplier of equipment to computer chip makers such as Intel and Samsung, says it sees only incremental sales gains in the coming two quarters.

Egypt clamps hold over mosques to control message

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

In his weekly sermon, Muslim cleric Ali Abdel-Moati preached to his congregation in a southern Egyptian city about the evils of making hasty judgments. That prompted a complaint to authorities from a judge, who accused him of criticizing a recent mass death sentence issued against supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The son of a Calgary police officer was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the law enforcement officials called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history.

Credit Suisse profits down 34 percent

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Swiss bank Credit Suisse says net profit fell 34 percent in the first quarter as revenues decreased from its investment banking business.

Credit Suisse profits down 34 percent

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Swiss bank Credit Suisse says its net profit fell 34 percent in the first quarter, more than expected, as bond-market woes hurt earnings at its investment banking business.

Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers still missing a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of South Korea.

Royal couple visit wildfire-affected Aussie town

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have visited a town ravaged by wildfires in the mountains west of Sydney as they continue their tour of Australia.