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  • New militant group claims responsibility for Friday blast in Cairo

    The Egyptian militant group Ajnad Misr claimed responsibility on Saturday for a blast that killed one police officer in Cairo. The bomb exploded in Cairo's Lebanon Square on Friday night, killing the officer and wounding another. Ajnad Misr, or Soldiers of Egypt, said in a statement on an Islamist…

    Reuters
  • Strong 7.5 magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea

    (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude 7.5 struck off Papua New Guinea on Saturday and a tsunami warning was briefly issued for the Pacific Island nation and neighboring Solomon Islands, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake, at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), struck 68 km…

    Reuters
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  • Iran says plane at airport leased to Ghana after U.S.-flagged plane sighting

    Iran says that a plane which landed in Tehran airport flying the American flag was leased to Ghana's presidential office and carrying a business delegation from the West African nation. The New York Times reported on Thursday that a plane owned by the Bank of Utah was parked in Mehrabad Airport in…

    Reuters
  • '8THEIST' license plate in NJ: Why states can't rein in the vanity plate monster

    If you can get a New Jersey vanity license plate that reads “BAPTIST,” why not one that reads “8THEIST”? That’s the question Shannon Morgan, a self-describe atheist, is asking in a lawsuit after the New Jersey department of motor vehicles denied her vanity plate application. She also wants the…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Harry Reid: Cliven Bundy's armed supporters are 'domestic terrorists'

    The tea party and most Republicans, it seems, are not saddling up to join the Nevada range war. Rancher Cliven Bundy’s fight with the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over grazing fees came to a head last week when federal agents “gathered” – that’s the bureaucratic term for “rounded up” – some…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 25 years later, western Germany is still pumping money to the east

    Almost 400 miles west, Dortmund, located in Germany's industrial Ruhr valley, is also struggling, hard hit by the decline of the traditional coal and steel industries. Twenty-five years after the reunification of East and West Germany, western cities and districts continue to contribute funds to…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • In Central African Republic, a town embodies the nation's conflict

    Three days after Saliou Yaya's mother was abducted while escorting his wife into Boda’s Muslim neighborhood, she was hacked to death with machetes, her body left in the bush outside this wartorn community. “Why are you talking to the Muslims?” Mr. Yaya says Christian militias asked his mother, a…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was…

    Associated Press56 mins ago
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  • Confusion, anger as sunken ferry's relatives wait

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The informal briefing by a South Korean coast guard rescuer started calmly enough. He stood on a stage in front of relatives of those missing from a sunken ferry, explaining how divers trying to find their loved ones are hampered by poor visibility and can venture only so…

    Associated Press56 mins ago
  • Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.

    Associated Press
  • Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

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

    Associated Press43 mins ago
  • At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

    DOENTSK, Ukraine (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.

    Associated Press
  • Costa Rican woman attributes miracle to pope

    TRES RIOS, Costa Rica (AP) — On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper.

    Associated Press
  • Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China

    ROME (AP) — Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors.

    Associated Press27 mins ago
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  • Top Asian News at 4:30 p.m. GMT

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was…

    Associated Press31 mins ago
  • Guinea to cancel BSG Resources-Vale mining rights

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The government of Guinea says it plans to revoke the mining rights to one of the largest untapped iron ore deposits in the world, following a watchdog's recommendation.

    Associated Press31 mins ago
  • Boko Haram claims bombing in Nigeria's capital

    Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack ever in Nigeria’s capital in a video obtained Saturday, as the search continued for 85 schoolgirls still missing after a mass abduction by the Islamists. The bombing at a bus station packed with morning commuters…

    AFP37 mins ago
  • South Sudan army battles rebels in worsening war

    South Sudan's army said on Saturday they had "lost communication" with commanders battling rebels in a key oil state where rebels have seized a major town, amid a worsening conflict engulfing the young nation. However, army spokesman Malaak Ayuen said the situation was "all calm" in the flashpoint…

    AFP47 mins ago
  • Penalty gives Cardiff a point against Stoke

    CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Peter Whittingham's second-half penalty gave Cardiff a precious point in its fight for Premier League survival but the Welsh club still has it all to do.

    Associated Press50 mins ago
  • Palace beats West Ham 1-0 in Premier League

    LONDON (AP) — Mile Jedinak's second-half penalty gave Crystal Palace a 1-0 win at West Ham for a club-record fifth straight win in the Premier League.

    Associated Press51 mins ago
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