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Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades

April 18, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osam... more »»

Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

April 18, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order... more »»

Ukrainian insurgents reject call to quit buildings

April 18, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine's east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim governmen... more »»

Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ferry captain

April 18, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared... more »»

Filipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christ

April 18, 2014

SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) — Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign... more »»

Transcript of conversation between ferry, shore

April 18, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Following is the transcript released by the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries of the conversation between Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jeju Island and The... more »»

Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium's love of beer

April 18, 2014

DWORP, Belgium (AP) — The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. more »»

12 killed, 3 missing in avalanche on Everest

April 18, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the... more »»

Australia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunt

April 18, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern world has ever known: What... more »»

Vice principal saved from Korea ferry found hanged

April 18, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tre. more »»

China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted

April 18, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated... more »»

Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane

April 18, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Six weeks into the extensive search for the lost Malaysia Airlines plane without so much as a piece of debris yet found, several Chinese relatives met Friday to pray for... more »»

Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

April 18, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers... more »»

Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

April 18, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak. more »»

Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet

April 18, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the... more »»

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

April 18, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up... more »»

Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

April 18, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated... more »»

Works by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

April 18, 2014

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism. more »»

Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial

April 18, 2014

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. more »»

Divers pumping air into submerged SKorean ship

April 18, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Coast guard officials say divers have begun pumping air into a submerged South Korean ship 48 hours after it listed and sank. more »»

 
 

 

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