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Koreas set up hotline between leaders ahead of summit

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:29am

North and South Korea installed the first-ever telephone hotline between their leaders Friday as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang.

South Africa's leader cuts short UK visit after protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:23am

South Africa's president has cut short a visit to Britain to return home and deal with violent protests in a provincial capital.

Israeli leaflets tell Gaza residents to shun border protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:14am

Israeli military aircraft have dropped leaflets urging Palestinians to stay away from the Gaza-Israel border fence and warning that they endanger their lives if they follow directives of Hamas organizers of weekly protests there.

Tiny African kingdom of Swaziland changes its name

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:07am

Breathe easy, Switzerland: The tiny African kingdom of Swaziland is changing its name.

Mahathir's wife urges Malaysian women to be 'queenmakers'

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:54am

The wife of former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad urged women on Friday to support the opposition coalition in next month's general election for a better future.

North and South Korea have set up a hotline between their leaders ahead of their summit next Friday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:43am

North and South Korea have set up a hotline between their leaders ahead of their summit next Friday.

Basque militant group ETA: 'We really are sorry'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:41am

Basque militant group ETA says it is sorry for the pain that its armed campaign for Basque independence has caused, and vows not to return to violence.

Police evacuate occupied Paris university site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:39am

French police have evacuated a Paris university site occupied for a month by students protesting against admission reforms.

Romania: leaders row about relocating embassy to Jerusalem

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:33am

The leader of Romania's ruling party says the country plans to move its embassy in Israel to the disputed city of Jerusalem, but the president says the decision is premature.

Large area of Berlin center evacuated for WWII bomb disposal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:16am

Berlin police are evacuating thousands from a central area of the German capital and shutting down the main train station in preparation for the removal of an unexploded World War II bomb found during recent construction work.

Dozens suffer minor injuries in Salzburg train accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:23am

Police say dozens of people suffered minor injuries in a train accident in the Austrian city of Salzburg.

Newlywed couple among 7 killed in Pakistan highway accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:52pm

Pakistani police say a road accident on a highway in the south has killed seven members of a family, including a newlywed couple.

Prime minister says Australia will sail in South China Sea

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:32pm

Australia's prime minister said the Australian navy has a "perfect right" to traverse the South China Sea after a media report Friday that the Chinese navy had challenged three Australian warships in the hotly contested waterway.

Plane skids off runway, shutting down Nepal's airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:48pm

Nepal's only international airport remained closed Friday after a passenger plane attempting to take off skidded off the runway.

Argentine women see legal abortion closer than ever

Debora Rey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:26pm

Pushed by a wave of demonstrations by women's groups, the homeland of Pope Francis seems closer than ever to legalizing abortion.

Ahead of summits, North Korea's ruling party calls meeting

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:16pm

North Korea's ruling party was scheduled to convene a meeting of its full Central Committee on Friday to discuss what state media are calling a "new stage" of policies.

Prosecutors again accuse Guatemala president of corruption

Sonia Perez D., Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:56pm

Guatemalan prosecutors and a United Nations' anti-corruption commission again accused President Jimmy Morales of corruption Thursday related to alleged illegal campaign financing while he was secretary general of his party.

UK envoy: Russia and Syria must let inspectors visit Douma

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:52pm

Britain's U.N. ambassador said Thursday the Russians and Syrians must uphold the promises they made to let chemical weapons inspectors visit the site of a suspected poisonous gas attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma — and "it should happen expeditiously."

Water scooter gunmen fire at beach vendor in Mexico's Cancun

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:47pm

Gunmen on water scooters shot at a roving vendor on a beach in Cancun's glittering hotel zone Thursday, an incident believed to be unprecedented for the Caribbean city. Nobody was wounded.