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4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal

April 20, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain... more »»

Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche

April 20, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of... more »»

Dealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed in Spain

April 20, 2014

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain, officials said Sunday. more »»

Syria's Assad visits recaptured Christian village

April 20, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch... more »»

Transcript of SKorea ship sinking: 'We can't move'

April 20, 2014

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The following is a portion of the transcript released Sunday by the South Korean coast guard of the conversation between the ferry that sank Wednesday and the Jindo... more »»

Gunmen kill police captain, conscript near Cairo

April 20, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen killed a police captain and a conscript in a firefight on a desert road outside Cairo on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said, in the second such attack in three days to target... more »»

Militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in ambush

April 20, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in the mountainous Kabylie region, killing 14 soldiers, the state news agency reported Sunday. more »»

Syria media reports Assad visits Christian village

April 20, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — President Bashar Assad on Sunday toured a historic Christian village his forces recently captured from rebels, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that... more »»

New portrait unveiled for British queen's birthday

April 20, 2014

LONDON (AP) — A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by renowned British photographer David Bailey has been unveiled to mark the monarch's 88th birthday. more »»

Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts

April 20, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their... more »»

Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land

April 20, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusale... more »»

Shootout in eastern Ukraine leaves 1 dead

April 20, 2014

BYLBASIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — A shootout took place Sunday at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, which the insurgents and the Ukrainian police said left one person dead... more »»

Palestinian rock throwers arrested at holy site

April 20, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police entered the compound of Jerusalem's holiest site to disperse Palestinians who were throwing rocks at them on Sunday, as thousands of tourists packed the Old City... more »»

Aesthetics-minded Americans decry Paris love locks

April 20, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Without love, what is Paris? And yet what is a trip to Paris without unfettered vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine?

Concerns... more »»

Egypt gunmen kill police captain near Cairo

April 20, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen killed an Egyptian police captain and a conscript on a desert road outside Cairo on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said. more »»

Divers pull bodies from sunken ferry; toll tops 50

April 20, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a... more »»

13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

April 20, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest... more »»

Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

April 20, 2014

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more tha... more »»

4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

April 20, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey and reached freedom Saturday, though dozens more remain held in the... more »»

Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

April 20, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams... more »»

 
 

 

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