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UN says 58 killed in attack on UN base in SSudan

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

An attack on a U.N. peacekeeping base in South Sudan where some 5,000 members of an ethnic minority had sought shelter killed 58 people and injured about 100 others, a U.N. official said Friday.

Asia stocks rise in abbreviated trading

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Asian stocks were mostly higher in trading muted by Good Friday observance.

In Egypt, a corruption watchdog hit by backlash

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Hesham Genena has created uproar by trying to actually do his job. The head of one of Egypt's foremost government oversight agencies, he says he has uncovered billions of dollars-worth of corruption, involving some of the country's most untouchable institutions, including the police, intelligence agencies, and the judiciary.

After Algerian landslide, what next?

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Algeria's frail president won a fourth term in a landslide victory, but it only masks a bigger question for this oil-rich North African nation — what now? It's still unclear who will eventually succeed the 77-year-old leader who has been in power since 1999 and deal with an emboldened opposition.

Ukraine crisis: turning points

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

An agreement struck by the U.S., the European Union, Russia and Ukraine has raised hopes for defusing the Ukrainian crisis, which has strained East-West ties to a degree unseen since the Cold War. The deal Thursday in Geneva came after the four parties held talks together for the first time since Ukraine's turmoil began nearly five months ago. A look at how the Ukrainian crisis has evolved:

Mali opposition: Tuareg impasse makes north unsafe

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

An opposition party says an impasse in negotiations between Mali's government and separatist rebels is creating insecurity in the country's north.

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.

Dutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Canadian police confirmed an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video watched by millions around the world.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality.

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.

57-nation OSCE plays key Ukraine monitoring role

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

A 57-nation organization with a history of mediation but no enforcing powers has been tasked with helping to translate diplomatic progress on easing Ukrainian tensions into reality on the ground.

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.

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.