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April 10, 2014 - 9:14am
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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Relatives of three men killed during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre will each receive 20,000 euros ($28,000) in compensation, the Dutch government announced Thursday. Their lawyer called the amount "shameful."

The compensation announcement came seven months after the Dutch Supreme Court ruled that the Netherlands was liable in the deaths of the three Bosnian Muslims because Dutch troops serving in a United Nations peacekeeping force should not...

April 10, 2014 - 8:36am
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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — As Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar face acute shortages of water, food and medical care, a visiting U.S. State Department official urged the government to work quickly to facilitate the return of aid groups, saying the word was watching.

Daniel Russel, the assistant secretary for East Asia and the Pacific, met with President Thein Sein and other top government officials during a two-day visit ending Thursday.

He said his...

April 10, 2014 - 8:36am
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BEIRUT (AP) — Fierce infighting between rival Islamic rebel groups in eastern Syria killed more than 50 fighters Thursday, an opposition group said, while government shelling left at least four teenagers dead in a town in the country's west.

The rebel infighting took place around the town of Bukamal in the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province near the Iraqi border between rebels from the al-Qaida breakaway group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and fighters of...

April 10, 2014 - 8:23am
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KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's state news agency says authorities have asked a United Nations official to leave the country, saying that she interfered in Sudan's internal affairs.

SUNA on Wednesday quoted Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abu Bakr el-Seddiq as confirming the expulsion of Pamela DeLargy, head of the U.N. Population Fund office in Sudan.

The Sudanese government told the UN representative in Sudan this step will not affect their cooperation...

April 10, 2014 - 8:09am
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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says gunmen in the country's northwest have opened fire on a truck carrying gasoline for NATO forces based in Afghanistan, killing a driver and wounding another.

Manzoor Khan says Thursday's attack took place in the tribal Jamrud region when the truck was heading to neighboring Afghanistan.

No one has claimed responsibility for the shooting but authorities have blamed Pakistani militant groups for...

April 10, 2014 - 8:08am
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CAMPIA TARZII MILITARY BASE, Romania (AP) — Some 450 U.S. and Romanian troops and technical staff kicked off joint military exercises in northwestern Romania on Thursday, flying U.S. F-16 fighter jets alongside Romanian ones.

Four F-16s and one Romanian MiG-21 LanceR took off from Romania's Campia Tarzii military base as the Dacian Viper 2014 exercises began. The weeklong exercise at the base 300 kilometers (190 miles) northwest of Bucharest — the fourth of its kind...

April 10, 2014 - 7:49am
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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Law enforcement authorities have arrested 70 people at airports around the world in a meticulously coordinated crackdown targeting criminals using fake or stolen credit cards to buy airline tickets.

Europol, the European Union police organization which oversaw the operation, said Thursday that the arrests were made this week by police and customs officials at 68 airports in 32 countries.

The arrests followed close...

April 10, 2014 - 7:41am
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CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors presented their first evidence Thursday to back up charges that three journalists from the Al-Jazeera satellite news network and their co-defendants participated in terrorism, playing to the court an assortment of videos found in their possession. They included news clips about an animal hospital with donkeys and horses, and another about Christian life in Egypt.

Defense lawyers — and even the judge — dismissed the videos as irrelevant,...

April 10, 2014 - 7:14am
1 week 3 days ago

ADDIS ABBA, Ethiopia (AP) — Two groups in Ethiopia said Thursday that they will hold an anti-gay demonstration later this month, a move that puts Ethiopia in line to become the next African country to increase the public demonization of gays.

Although gay sex is already outlawed in Ethiopia, the rally set for April 26 comes as the parliament considers making homosexual acts ineligible for presidential pardons. New legislation in Uganda and Nigeria this year has increased...

April 10, 2014 - 7:07am
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PARIS (AP) — France's indebted government is selling the Park Avenue residence of its U.N. ambassador, located in one of New York's most prestigious apartment buildings, for an asking price of $48 million.

The sale of the 18-room, 7-1/2 bath duplex with five fireplaces is part of a long-planned sale of state-owned real estate to help France reduce its 1.9-billion euro ($2.6-billion) debt.

The Foreign Ministry confirmed Thursday that the apartment at...

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