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South Korea ferry was routinely overloaded

05/04/2014 1:10am
The sinking of the South Korean ferry Sewol is revealing serious safety gaps in the government's monitoring of domestic passenger ships, including regular runs overloaded with cargo.

Ex-security head: Israel soft on anti-Arab crimes

05/04/2014 3:50am
The former head of Israel's Shin Bet security agency says its current leader does not take seriously recent vandalism by ultranationalist Jews of Palestinian and Arab Israeli property.

Syrian novelist hurts for his country's bloodbath

05/04/2014 4:40am
Sitting in a cafe in downtown Beirut, Syrian novelist Khaled Khalifa's thoughts keep wandering back to his home and favorite place in the world, the northern city of Aleppo, much of which now lies in ruins, demolished by civil war.

South Korea leader visits kin of ferry missing

05/04/2014 5:00am
South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Sunday told families of those missing in a sunken ferry that her heart breaks knowing what they are going through.

Rebel leader: Islamic extremists kill N. Mali man

05/04/2014 6:00am
A Tuareg leader says a resident of Kidal in northern Mali died after being shot at his home in an attack suspected to have been carried out by al-Qaida-linked Islamic extremists.

Police kill 3 suspected rebels in northeast India

05/04/2014 6:50am
Police said Sunday they killed three suspected rebels and arrested eight forest guards for alleged involvement in the killings of 31 Muslims in the worst ethnic violence in India's remote northeast in two years.

US offers $30M to Congo for upcoming elections

05/04/2014 7:10am
The United States is prepared to give Congo $30 million in aid for stability and democracy-building — but wants President Joseph Kabila to agree to step down at the end of his current term in office, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday.

UN chief calls for greater action on climate

05/04/2014 7:40am
The United Nations secretary-general on Sunday urged world policymakers to do more to address the threat of climate change as negotiators attempt to forge a new global warming pact next year.

Report: Iran detains Spaniards for illegal hunting

05/04/2014 7:40am
Iran's official news agency is reporting that authorities have detained two Spaniards for alleged illegal hunting after they were found with a captured alligator.

Pistorius defense enters critical phase at trial

05/04/2014 7:41am
Oscar Pistorius' murder trial enters a critical phase Monday as his defense team attempts to recover from a faltering start and reinforce the disabled athlete's claim that he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake because he was overwhelmed by a long-held fear of violent crime.

Libya's parliament swears in Ahmed Matiq as prime minister after disputed vote

05/04/2014 8:41am
Libya's parliament swears in Ahmed Matiq as prime minister after disputed vote.

Slain German exchange student honored at memorial

05/04/2014 9:02am
More than 500 people were attending a memorial service for a 17-year-old German exchange student who was shot dead a week ago in the United States.

Pistorius trial: What's ahead

05/04/2014 9:40am
Oscar Pistorius' chief defense lawyer predicted that he would wrap up his case by the middle of May, giving the double-amputee athlete about two more weeks to show a judge that his story that he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake is reasonable and possible — the test the defense must pass.

Northern Ireland police official: Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams to be released

05/04/2014 9:50am
Northern Ireland police official: Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams to be released.

Israel honors war dead on annual Memorial Day

05/04/2014 11:10am
Israel has opened its annual Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism.

Mauritania opposition plans to boycott election

05/04/2014 12:00pm
A coalition of Mauritania's most prominent opposition parties says they will boycott next month's presidential election, complaining that opposition leaders were not sufficiently consulted before the date was set.

Odessa police free 67 detained after deadly clashes

05/04/2014 12:01pm
Hundreds of pro-Russian demonstrators have stormed police headquarters in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa and won the release of 67 people detained after deadly clashes last week.

Kenya police: 3 dead in 2 explosions in Nairobi

05/04/2014 12:20pm
Three people were killed and at least 60 wounded when two homemade bombs exploded on buses along one of the busiest highways in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, authorities said Sunday, as this East African nation struggles to stop a series of terrorist attacks.

Military: 43 militants killed in Yemen campaign

05/04/2014 12:40pm
Fighting and airstrikes in an al-Qaida stronghold in southern Yemen killed six suspected militants and four soldiers Sunday, the military said, part of an ongoing military campaign that killed another 37 fighters overnight.

Focus now on Afghan families displaced by slide

05/04/2014 12:50pm
As Afghans observed a day of mourning Sunday for the hundreds of people killed in a horrific landslide, authorities tried to help the 700 families displaced by the torrent of mud that swept through their village.

Assad to face 2 others in Syrian presidential poll

05/04/2014 12:50pm
Embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad will face two other candidates in the coming June presidential election, the country's Supreme Constitutional Court announced Sunday, a vote he's widely expected to win amid the country's raging civil war.

Report: Nuclear inspectors to visit Iranian sites

05/04/2014 1:10pm
International nuclear inspectors will visit two sites in Iran in the coming days, the country's official news agency reported Sunday, as an official said that would fulfill a series of demands made by the United Nations nuclear watchdog.

Egypt militants claim responsibility for 2 attacks

05/04/2014 1:20pm
An Egyptian militant group claimed responsibility Sunday for twin suicide bombings that targeted a military checkpoint and a tourist bus, killing at least one soldier and wounding nine in southern Sinai.

Brazil activists honor gay pride, call for laws

05/04/2014 2:01pm
Gay rights advocates called for a Brazilian law against discrimination as they gathered by the hundreds of thousands in Sao Paulo on Sunday for one of the world's largest gay pride parades.

Pro-Russian crowd storms police HQ in Ukraine port

05/04/2014 2:20pm
Outrage over the deaths of pro-Russian activists in riots in Odessa triggered new violence Sunday in the Black Sea port, where a mob of protesters stormed police headquarters and freed dozens of their jailed allies.

Police find lion stolen from Brazil animal shelter

05/04/2014 3:21pm
Police in Brazil have found a lion that was stolen three days ago from an animal shelter in the state of Sao Paulo.

Catch a train from the sky! How vertical travel could transform your commute

05/04/2014 3:31pm
A futuristic proposal flips the traditional designs of today's major train stations vertically.

Libyan parliament picks new PM after disputed vote

05/04/2014 3:50pm
Libya's parliament swore in an Islamist-backed businessman as the country's new interim prime minister Sunday after a disputed vote and a walkout by secular lawmakers, the latest political turmoil in a country where powerful militias hold sway years after its civil war.

Tonic tainted with cocaine kills 4 in Guyana

05/04/2014 4:01pm
Investigators in Guyana's capital say two children are among four people who have died after drinking liquid cocaine by mistake.

Nigerian leader: New order to free abducted girls

05/04/2014 4:40pm
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan met with security, school and state officials and ordered that "everything must be done" to free the 276 girls held captive by Islamic extremists, one of his advisers said Sunday amid growing national outrage at the government's response to the abduction.

Marine veteran says he missed exit, hit Mexico

05/04/2014 6:59pm
A Marine veteran jailed in Mexico on weapons charges for allegedly bringing guns across the border said he never intended to leave the country but missed an exit when heading to meet friends in a border town.

Strong earthquake jolts Tokyo region; few injuries

05/04/2014 9:00pm
A strong earthquake jolted Tokyo early Monday, rattling windows and nerves though there were no initial reports of major damage. The national broadcaster NHK, citing local authorities, said 17 people were reported injured, some of them from falls as the quake struck.

Sinn Fein's Adams freed after 5 days in custody

05/04/2014 9:30pm
Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams was released without charge Sunday after five days of police questioning over his alleged involvement in a decades-old IRA killing of a Belfast mother of 10, an investigation that has driven a dangerous wedge into Northern Ireland's unity government.

Panama's vice president wins presidential election

05/04/2014 9:41pm
Vice President Juan Carlos Varela pulled off a surprise victory in Panama's presidential election Sunday, thwarting an attempt by former ally President Ricardo Martinelli to extend his grip on power by electing a hand-picked successor.