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The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe sank on Saturday, making it the worst such incident ever in the Mediterranean.
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Protest held in Ethiopia over killings by Islamic extremists

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  posted 25 minutes ago
Hundreds of Ethiopians in Addis Ababa on Tuesday protested the killings of dozens of Ethiopian Christians by Islamic extremists in Libya as parliament weighed a response to the killings.
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Dozens killed in fighting in southern Syria, activists say

The Associated Press  |  posted 25 minutes ago
Fierce clashes between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters in the country's south killed dozens on both sides over the past two days as rebel factions regained much of the ground they lost earlier, activists said Tuesday.
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Bomb blasts in Afghanistan kill 4

The Associated Press  |  posted 35 minutes ago
A bomb blast near a police station in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed three people and wounded 17, while a separate bomb killed one person and wounded five in the north, officials said.
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European court blames Russia for fatal shooting of Moldovan

The Associated Press  |  posted 46 minutes ago
Europe's top human rights court has ordered Russia to pay damages for the fatal shooting of a Moldovan man in 2012.
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Chinese president applauds Pakistan's anti-terror efforts

Zarar Khan and Asif Shahzad, Associated Press  |  posted Apr 21st - 7:41am
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday applauded Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts and vowed his nation would continue to stand by its neighbor as he wrapped up a two-day visit meant to boost bilateral ties and assure Islamabad of Beijing's support.
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Macedonian police say border watchtower attacked

The Associated Press  |  posted Apr 21st - 7:41am
Macedonian police say a group of about 40 people wearing uniforms of the disbanded Kosovo Liberation Army, or UCK, have attacked a police watchtower in Gosince on the country's northern border with Kosovo.
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US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing

Firdia Lisnawati, Associated Press  |  posted Apr 21st - 7:40am
An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the killing of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.
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Serbia president's plane trouble caused by coffee spill

The Associated Press  |  posted Apr 21st - 7:31am
An investigation into the sudden plunge of the Serbian president's plane has shown that it was because the co-pilot spilled coffee on the instruments panel, aviation authorities said Tuesday.
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Japan's leader sends offerings to controversial war shrine

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  posted Apr 21st - 7:21am
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent religious offerings Tuesday rather than visiting a Tokyo shrine that honors Japan's war dead, including convicted World War II leaders, a move less likely to draw controversy on his Southeast Asian trip and an upcoming U.S. visit.
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Government spokesman says Libya chaos spurs human smuggling

The Associated Press  |  posted Apr 21st - 7:21am
A spokesman for Libya's internationally recognized government says the chaos in his country has allowed human traffickers to proliferate.
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Somalia police: 9 killed by car bomb in capital

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  posted Apr 21st - 6:51am
A car bomb killed at least nine people and wounded many others at a restaurant in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, police said.
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Hungary says FBI chief insensitive, superficial on Holocaust

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  posted Apr 21st - 6:32am
Hungary has joined Poland in denouncing remarks by FBI director James Comey which seemed to equate Germany's role in the Holocaust with that of Poland and Hungary.
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UN: More than 800 people dead in Med sinking is worst ever

The Associated Press  |  posted Apr 21st - 6:13am
The United Nations refugee agency says it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe sank on Saturday, the worst such incident ever in the Mediterranean.
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Iraqi troops retake some Ramadi districts from Islamic State

Sameer N. Yacoub, Associated Press  |  posted Apr 21st - 6:12am
Iraq security forces recaptured areas lost earlier to the Islamic State group in and around the battleground city of Ramadi, security officials said on Tuesday.
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Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  posted Apr 21st - 6:10am
An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.
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UN agency says drowning of more than 800 migrants is deadliest Mediterranean incident recorded

The Associated Press  |  posted Apr 21st - 6:00am
UN agency says drowning of more than 800 migrants is deadliest Mediterranean incident recorded.
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126 migrants reach Greek shores, a day after fatal sinking

The Associated Press  |  posted Apr 21st - 6:00am
Greek authorities have picked up more than 120 migrants who illegally entered the country by sea on three separate vessels, a day after a yacht with 90 people on board foundered just off the island of Rhodes, drowning three.
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Auschwitz guard goes on trial, says he shares moral guilt

David Rising, Associated Press  |  posted Apr 21st - 5:10am
A former Auschwitz guard acknowledged Tuesday that he bears a share of the moral guilt for atrocities at the camp, but told judges at the opening of his trial that it is up to them to decide whether he deserves to be convicted as an accessory to murder.
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Israel says Palestinian confesses to car attack on Jews

The Associated Press  |  posted Apr 21st - 4:40am
Israel's Shin Bet security service says a 37-year-old Palestinian man has confessed to intentionally ramming his car into a group of Israeli Jews in a deadly car attack last week.
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Catalan schools hold ceremony after teacher killed by boy

The Associated Press  |  posted Apr 21st - 4:20am
Schools across the northeastern region of Catalonia have held five minutes of silence in memory of a teacher killed in a school attack by a 13-year-old boy armed with a crossbow and a machete.
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Sri Lankan lawmakers protest bribery summons for ex-leader

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  posted Apr 21st - 2:41am
A protest staged by lawmakers backing former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ran into a second day Tuesday after the country's bribery commission summoned the ex-leader and his brothers to explain their actions while in power.
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US official: Kosovo should try its own rebels

The Associated Press  |  posted Apr 21st - 2:41am
A senior U.S. official says Kosovo must set up a court to try former ethnic Albanian guerrillas for suspected organ-trafficking and the disappearance of hundreds of Serb captives if it wants to avoid Russia and Serbia dealing with the issue at the United Nations.
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