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Residents of conflictive Rio slum stage protest

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Residents of a Rio de Janeiro slum that saw deadly clashes with police earlier this week are staging a protest in the Copacabana beach neighborhood.

Peace talks suspended over possibility Hamas will join Palestinian government

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Responding to a unity accord among Palestinian factions, the Israeli government said Thursday that it was suspending negotiations with the Palestinians, breaking off nine months of talks brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry.

Report: Iran to cut portion of gasoline subsidies

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Iran will cut a portion of its gasoline subsidies beginning Friday, nearly doubling some prices at the pump as part of a second round of cuts delayed since 2012, state television reported Thursday.

UN chief: Syria war threatens Lebanon's stability

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

The U.N. secretary-general is warning that the 3-year-old conflict in Syria poses a serious threat to the stability of neighboring Lebanon, as thousands of refugees stream into the small country and weapons and fighters are transferred out.

Vatican: Pope's private calls don't reflect policy

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

What Pope Francis may tell Catholics in private telephone conversations doesn't reflect church policy, the Vatican's spokesman said Thursday.

Czech man faces fine after near miss with train

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Czech police say a man faces a fine after having a near miss with a train while walking over a level crossing.

Panama's outgoing president touts wife's candidacy

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

She's a political novice with a scant presence on the campaign trail, but Marta Linares has one vote that matters more than most in her bid to become Panama's next vice president: that of her husband, outgoing President Ricardo Martinelli.

Internet governance debated in Brazil

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

An international two-day conference on Internet governance is drawing to a close in Brazil as government officials, academics and technical experts from some 90 countries debate how the Internet should be run.

John XXIII's brief papacy made big mark for church

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Pope John XXIII left his imprint on humanity and the Catholic Church he led for fewer than five years, helping propel him to sainthood on Sunday. Here are some highlights, in deeds and words:

US awards $4M to help Haitians hurt by drought

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

The American government has awarded $4 million to help Haitian families hurt by a drought in the Caribbean nation's northwest.

State Dept. begins releasing U.S. aid to Egypt

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

The State Department gives a breakdown of the $1.5 billion U.S. aid package reserved for Egypt this year as bilateral relations improve.

Mexican vigilantes search caves for cartel leader

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Vigilantes are searching an extensive cave system in the hunt for the last fugitive boss of the Knights Templar drug cartel, a "self-defense" group leader in western Mexico said Thursday.

Police capture fugitive in Puerto Rico

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Police in Puerto Rico have captured a fugitive who was wanted in connection with a quadruple homicide.

US protests Iran's election to UN NGO committee

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power protested the election of repressive regimes including Iran to the U.N. Committee on Non-governmental Organizations which deals with civil society groups accredited to the United Nations.

A look at deeds and words of John Paul II

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

The most-traveled pope in history, John Paul II left his mark on the Catholic Church and non-believers worldwide. Here are some milestones along his path to sainthood:

London school says students abused by US teacher

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

A British private school said Thursday that images of between 50 and 60 of its students were found on the computer drive of an American suspected child predator who killed himself last month.

Rights group urges UN to help free abducted girls

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

A Nigerian rights group is urging the United Nations to help secure the release of some 230 schoolgirls abducted by extremists 10 days ago.

Martyrs, miracles and the stuff of making saints

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

The Catholic Church makes saints to give the faithful role models. The process is cloaked in secrecy and open to criticism, given that it deals with science-defying miracles and notoriously politicized choices. In Sunday's dual papal canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII, it also involves rule-breaking, fast-track procedures.

Timbuktu's storied mausoleums to rise from ruins

| |Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Roofs are torn off, mud bricks are strewn about and walls barely rise from the desert dunes where Timbuktu's storied mausoleums once stood and are now in ruins. Islamic radicals swept in and tore them apart as totems of idolatry, along with other symbols of the fabled city.

US journalist released in east Ukraine

|Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

An American journalist who was held by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine for several days says he has been released and is in good condition.