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April 20, 2014 - 1:26pm
5 hours 39 min ago

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Relatives of those missing on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are expressing dissatisfaction after a meeting with a Malaysian official today.

A deputy foreign affairs minister discussed ways of providing passengers' relatives financial assistance, but relatives say authorities should not try to settle the case until "at least a tiny bit of concrete evidence" that the plane crashed is found. After the meeting, they complained that the official...

April 20, 2014 - 1:05pm
2 hours 29 min ago

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An airstrike targeting suspected al-Qaida training camps in a rugged mountain region in southern Yemen killed a number of fighters Sunday, a high-level government security committee said, without specifying a casualty figure.

The Supreme Security Committee, which includes the defense and interior ministers, as well as the country's intelligence chief, said the attack struck the rugged Mahfad mountains between Abyan and Shabwa provinces. But its...

April 20, 2014 - 12:44pm
3 hours 29 min ago

EDE, Netherlands (AP) — A large wildfire destroyed at least 530 hectares (1,300 acres) in the Netherlands' Hoge Veluwe National Park on Sunday, one of the worst fires seen in the region for decades, Dutch authorities said.

No injuries have been reported, according to Mayor Cees van der Knaap of the municipality of Ede, 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of Amsterdam, which oversees the park.

Military helicopters and firefighters from surrounding provinces...

April 20, 2014 - 12:20pm
2 hours 29 min ago

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A Kuwaiti court has temporarily suspended the publication of two independent newspapers over articles about a secret probe into allegations of a coup plot to overthrow the Gulf monarchy's government, the official state news agency reported Sunday.

KUNA carried a statement by the Information Ministry saying it notified Al Watan and Alam Al Yawm newspapers of the suspension because they had violated a prosecutor-ordered media blackout of the...

April 20, 2014 - 12:06pm
11 hours 9 min ago

BYLBASIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The self-proclaimed mayor of Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine is appealing to Russia to send in peacekeeping troops after a shootout at checkpoint near the city manned by pro-Russia insurgents.

The Ukrainian Interior Ministry says three people died in the attack and three others were wounded. The statement says some of the attackers were also killed or wounded, but the ministry did not have a number.

Russia is blaming militant...

April 20, 2014 - 11:30am
11 hours 19 min ago

TORONTO (AP) — Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.

A longtime friend and caregiver, John Artis, says Carter died in his sleep today. Carter had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native's adopted home.

Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a tavern in Paterson, N.J., in 1966. He was convicted alongside Artis...

April 20, 2014 - 11:16am
7 hours 59 min ago

BEIT UMAR, West Bank (AP) — The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other.

But there was a crucial difference that helped to shape each boy's fate: One was Israeli, and the other Palestinian.

The tale of the two teens provides a stark example of the vast disparities...

April 20, 2014 - 11:10am
11 hours 19 min ago

TORONTO (AP) — Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.

He had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native's adopted home. John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, said Carter died in his sleep.

Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a tavern in Paterson, N.J., in 1966. He was convicted alongside Artis in...

April 20, 2014 - 11:07am
11 hours 19 min ago

BEIRUT (AP) — One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's skyline almost beyond recognition amid an ongoing construction frenzy seemingly immune to tensions from the civil war raging next door.

Lebanon's enchanting Ottoman and colonial French-style buildings once represented Beirut's rich history, withstanding years of civil war and invasions only to be demolished in peace time by wealthy...

April 20, 2014 - 10:56am
11 hours 19 min ago

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Fighting between government troops and ethnic rebels in Myanmar's northeastern state of Kachin has left at least 22 people dead this month, state-run media reported Sunday.

The clashes in Kachin come despite efforts by the government to forge a nationwide cease-fire agreement with all armed ethnic groups within the next few months — a deadline that has repeatedly been pushed back because of ongoing clashes.

The latest violence...

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