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April 7, 2014 - 5:07pm
1 week 6 days ago

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Police say a boat has capsized in the Liberian capital, killing at least five. Many more may be missing.

Police spokesman Sam Collins said that another two people who survived Monday's accident were being treated at a hospital. Collins did not know how many people were aboard the boat, which overturned in the Mesurado river while crossing from one slum neighborhood of Monrovia to another.

He said rescuers were still looking...

April 7, 2014 - 5:00pm
1 week 6 days ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kuwait is donating $249.5 million to the United Nations and other humanitarian agencies to help relieve the Syrian crisis.

The U.N.'s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs announced Monday that the funds would go to U.N. and international agencies and private groups.

The recipients include the office of the High Commissioner for Refugees ($100 million); the World Food Program ($35 million); the U.N. Children's Fund...

April 7, 2014 - 4:38pm
1 week 6 days ago

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Ana Tijoux, whose rap song "La Bala" (The Bullet) became the soundtrack for Chile's student movement, has emerged as one of the most influential voices in Latin America's hip-hop scene.

Now Tijoux, who spent her youth in France after her family was forced into exile during Gen. Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship, says she's eager to discover her roots. Her latest album, "Vengo" (I Come), trades pre-recorded electronic tracks for a live band of...

April 7, 2014 - 4:33pm
1 week 6 days ago

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The director of the International Air Transport Association says he wants to see a globally agreed-on standard for airlines to track planes in place by the end of this year to avoid another disappearance like that of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Tony Tyler told a small media gathering in Abu Dhabi on Monday that the cost of tracking will have to be examined in any decision. He said profits for the global industry this year are...

April 7, 2014 - 4:24pm
1 week 6 days ago

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A separatist leader says the Trans-Dniester region of Moldova wants independence — and eventually to join Russia.

Evgheny Shevciuk, president of the self-proclaimed republic, said Monday the "Trans-Dniester people" want to be recognized as an independent state.

"Our dream is to have a successful, independent Trans-Dniester, together with Russia," he said. The region voted in a 2006 referendum to join Russia but these were...

April 7, 2014 - 3:54pm
1 week 6 days ago

GENEVA (AP) — Police in Liechtenstein launched a manhunt Monday for a former fund manager suspected of shooting to death a 48-year-old CEO in a bank's underground parking garage.

The police said in a statement that the suspected shooter, Juergen Hermann of Liechtenstein, had fled the scene in the village of Balzers in a white-and-gray Smart car.

Swiss broadcaster SRF identified the victim as Juergen Frick, the chief executive officer of Bank Frick,...

April 7, 2014 - 3:51pm
1 week 6 days ago

BERLIN (AP) — German federal prosecutors have opened an investigation into the killing of Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was shot dead in Afghanistan on Friday.

Niedringhaus, a German citizen, died instantly when an Afghan police commander opened fire on the car she was sitting in. AP reporter Kathy Gannon, who was with her, was wounded but survived.

The police officer surrendered to colleagues after the killing....

April 7, 2014 - 3:45pm
1 week 6 days ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Athens' center-left mayor Giorgos Kamanis says Greece has an "international obligation" to build a mosque in the capital, criticizing a proposal by his main opponent in municipal elections next month to hold a city referendum on the project.

Plans to build a mosque in the Greek capital have been delayed for more than a decade, with Muslim immigrants instead using makeshift prayer sites around the city. But the government has agreed to fund a project...

April 7, 2014 - 3:39pm
1 week 6 days ago

SAO PAULO (AP) — Infrastructure experts say that Brazil has run out of time to meet its promise to fully expand and renovate airports that will serve hundreds of thousands of fans pouring into the country for the World Cup that starts in just two months.

Improvements are ready at only two of the 13 major airports that will be used in the tournament. Around the nation, the sounds of jet engines blend with the noise of drills, jackhammers and bulldozers. Construction...

April 7, 2014 - 3:25pm
1 week 6 days ago

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is sending its former sex crimes prosecutor to Scotland this week to investigate "recent serious allegations of misconduct" surrounding disgraced Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who resigned last year after admitting to sexual misdeeds.

The Vatican and the Scottish church said Bishop Charles Scicluna will report on the situation.

O'Brien, once Britain's highest-ranking Catholic leader, resigned in disgrace as the...

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