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Pope seeks to bring faith to "ends of the Earth"

April 19, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis baptized 10 people Saturday and urged them to bring their faith "to the ends of the Earth" as he presided over an Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica. more »»

Official: 3 bodies retrieved from inside ferry

April 19, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A coast guard official says divers retrieved three bodies from inside a ferry that sunk off South Korea, raising the confirmed death toll to 36 with more than 265 people... more »»

4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

April 19, 2014

PARIS (AP) — 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... more »»

Islamic militants claim this week's Nigeria blast

April 19, 2014

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists Saturday claimed responsibility for the massive rush-hour explosion earlier this week that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital, Abuja,... more »»

Deadline lapses in Peru for illegal gold miners

April 19, 2014

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The clock has run out for an estimated 40,000 illegal gold miners who had until Saturday to legalize their status in a region of southeastern Peru where fortune-seekers have... more »»

Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle

April 19, 2014

TRES RIOS, Costa Rica (AP) — On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul I... more »»

Iran vice president says row over reactor resolved

April 19, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will redesign its Arak heavy water reactor to greatly limit the amount of plutonium it can make, the country's vice president said Saturday, marking a major concession... more »»

Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

April 19, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through... more »»

Man arrested over murder of ex-IRA leader

April 19, 2014

DUBLIN (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a man for questioning about the killing of a senior Irish Republican Army hard-liner. more »»

Nigeria preacher: Healer or controversial leader?

April 19, 2014

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — It's Sunday, and 15,000 people are seated in the enormous arena-like church, fanning themselves against the dusty humid air in Nigeria. more »»

Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem

April 19, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a... more »»

At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

April 19, 2014

DOENTSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite a... more »»

Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

April 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial... more »»

Confusion, anger as sunken ferry's relatives wait

April 19, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The informal briefing by a South Korean coast guard rescuer started calmly enough. more »»

Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

April 19, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up... more »»

Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice

April 19, 2014

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewis... more »»

Religion builds bridges in ethnically split Cyprus

April 19, 2014

FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus (AP) — An unexpected moment during the Good Friday service in a long-abandoned church in Cyprus' breakaway north illustrated how religion is helping to bring together Christian... more »»

4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

April 19, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released, France's presidential palace said Saturda. more »»

Iran general urges Tehran to make new UN pick

April 19, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior Iranian military official has urged the foreign ministry to name a new envoy to the U.N. after the U.S. more »»

EU official against cutting Russia gas ties

April 19, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A senior European Union official says he opposes cutting back gas ties with Russia in the next few years but the bloc should work on diversifying supplies. more »»

 
 

 

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