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2 killed in apparent Bahrain car bombing

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Authorities in Bahrain say an apparent car bombing has killed two people and wounded one west of the capital, Manama.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

A young couple shares a tender moment in a street leading towards the barricade in Slovyansk, Ukraine, Saturday, April 19, 2014. AP

Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the premises.

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Tragedies at sea: The Sewol and the Costa Concordia

South Korean Coast Guard officers try to search missing passengers aboard the Sewol ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Friday, April 18, 2014. AP

The causes may be very different and the toll far heavier but Italian media have pointed to similarities between the ferry disaster of the Sewol in South Korea and the Costa Concordia cruise ship crash in 2012.

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Boko Haram leader claims Nigeria capital bombing

Damaged buses are seen at the scene of an explosion at a bus park in Abuja, Nigeria, on Monday, April 14, 2014. The massive rush-hour explosion killed 71, with the toll expected to rise in the deadliest attack yet on the nation’s capital. AP

The leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamists Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility for a bombing in Nigeria’s capital that killed at least 75 people, in a video message obtained by AFP on Saturday.

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Russia promises support to ending Ukraine crisis

Pro-Russian gunman patrol a streets in downtown Slovyansk, Eastern Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. AP

Russia’s foreign ministry on Saturday promised it would offer strong assistance to Ukraine to overcome its crisis, but emphasized that the ultimate responsibility for reducing tensions lies with Ukrainians rather than outsiders.

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Religion builds bridges in ethnically split Cyprus

A Greek Orthodox Christian worshiper attends a Good Friday service at the church of Ayios Georgios Exorinos in Famagusta, in Cyprus’ breakaway Turkish Cypriot north on Friday, April 18, 2014. AP

An unexpected moment during the Good Friday service in a long-abandoned church in Cyprus’ breakaway north illustrated how religion is helping to bring together Christian Greek Cypriots and Muslim Turkish Cypriots on this ethnically divided island.

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Iran general urges Tehran to make new UN pick

This Feb. 6, 2014 photo, provided by the office of the Iranian President, shows Hamid Aboutalebi, an Iranian diplomat, who was recently named as Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, speaking in his office in Tehran, Iran. President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at blocking Iran’s chosen ambassador to the United Nations but says he’s only treating it as guidance. The unusual legislation bars anyone from entering the U.S. as a U.N. representative if they’ve engaged in espionage or terrorist activity and still pose a threat to U.S. security. It’s aimed at blocking Hamid Aboutalebi, linked to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran. AP

A senior Iranian military official has urged the foreign ministry to name a new envoy to the United Nations after the United States blocked its chosen ambassador over alleged ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.

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4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

This March 19, 2013 file photo provided on Friday, June 7, 2013 by Haytham Pictures shows French photojournalist, Edouard Elias posing for a portrait in Yangon, Myanmar. AP FILE PHOTO

France’s presidential palace says four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released.

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Car bomber kills at least 6 at Syrian government checkpoint

This photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows firefighters hose down burning buildings following a Syrian government air strike in Aleppo, Syria, Friday, April. 18, 2014. Activists say more than 150,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict since it began in March 2011. The larger fight to topple Syrian president Bashar Assad has been undermined by fierce rebel infighting, particularly since the beginning of the year. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center AMC)

A suicide bomber in a car blew himself up at a checkpoint near a government-controlled town in central Syria early Saturday, killing at least six soldiers, activists said.

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Nothing should impede normalization of Russia-West relations – Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Royal Dutch Shell's CEO Ben Van Beurden in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, April 18, 2014. AP

President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said nothing should impede the normalization of relations between Russia and the West, after ties hit a post-Cold War low due to the standoff over Ukraine.

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Prosecutor says mate in SKorean ferry steering waters for 1st time

Students hold papers with candles as they pray for the safe return of their friends aboard the sunken ferry Sewol at Danwon High School in Ansan, south of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 18, 2014. AP

A prosecutor says that the third mate steering a South Korean ferry at the time of a major accident was navigating those waters for the first time.

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Malaysia asks world to pray for missing plane clue

Malaysian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hamzah Zainudin, left, listens as Malaysia's acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein answers a question from a journalist during a press conference on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 19, 2014. AP

A Malaysian official on Saturday asked the world to “pray hard” for a clue to help find Flight 370, while authorities said a robotic submarine was expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty.

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13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

Mother of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries while she waits for his body at Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 19, 2014. AP

Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mouth Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak.

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