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Emirati firm promises to send citizen into space

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space.

Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

With little to celebrate, Nigerians marked Easter Sunday with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of at least 75 bomb blast victims and fearful of the fate of 85 abducted schoolgirls.

Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

A Malaysian official met Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued to search for any signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Shootout in eastern Ukraine leaves 1 dead

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

The Ukrainian and Russian governments are reporting a shootout at a checkpoint set up by pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine that has left one person dead and others hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

Militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in ambush

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in the mountainous Kabylie region, killing 14 soldiers, the state news agency reported Sunday. The attack came two days after Algeria's presidential election.

Aesthetics-minded Americans decry Paris love locks

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Without love, what is Paris? And yet what is a trip to Paris without unfettered vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine?

Iraq: Separate attacks kill at least 12 people

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Officials say attacks in Iraq have killed at least 12 people and wounded 35 others.

Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago.

Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck?

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted so many Christians.

Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

A transcript released Sunday of communications with the South Korean ferry that sank details crippling confusion and indecision, with a crew member questioning whether an evacuation was the right move well after the ship began listing dangerously.

Palestinian rock throwers arrested at holy site

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Israeli police entered the compound of Jerusalem's holiest site to disperse Palestinians who were throwing rocks at them on Sunday, as thousands of tourists packed the Old City for the Easter and Passover holidays.

Syria media reports Assad visits Christian village

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

President Bashar Assad on Sunday toured a historic Christian village his forces recently captured from rebels, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists.

4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists.

Egypt gunmen kill police captain near Cairo

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Gunmen killed an Egyptian police captain and a conscript on a desert road outside Cairo on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said.

Road accident kills 36 in southern Pakistan

|Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Pakistani police say a passenger bus has rammed into a disabled flatbed trailer parked on the side of a highway in the south, killing at least 36 people, including 17 women and children.

Divers pull bodies from sunken ferry; toll tops 50

| |Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort.

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.

Japan minister at shrine honoring war criminals

| |Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

A Japanese Cabinet minister on Sunday visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead including war criminals, in what has repeatedly caused friction with Japan's neighbors.

Beijing auto show opens amid market slowdown

|Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

Global and Chinese automakers are looking to the Beijing auto show to help boost sales in a slowing, intensely competitive market.