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Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said. Learn More


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Russia to hold new military exercises in southwest

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's defense minister has announced new military exercises in Russia's south and west in reaction to the mounting unrest in eastern Ukraine. More »


Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Angry relatives of some of the more than 130 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where families have been waiting for word of their loved ones for more than a week. More »


Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger

TOKYO (AP) — As negotiators struggle, President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and says the U.S. and Japan must take bold steps to overcome differences that are threatening completion of the cornerstone of his strategic rebalance to the region. More »


Activists: Syrian airstrikes in north kill 18

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government airstrikes targeted a vegetable market in a rebel-held town in the northern Aleppo province on Thursday, killing at least 18 people and wounding scores of others, opposition activists said. More »


China set to punish web giant Sina for pornography

BEIJING (AP) — China's official news agency says authorities plan to revoke two crucial publication licenses for web giant because pornographic content was found on its sites. More »


Everest climbing season in disarray after deaths

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season fell flat Thursday as major expedition companies canceled their climbs and many Sherpas quit the mountain after an avalanche killed 16 of their fellow guides last week. More »


Israel foreign minister: Peace deal 'impossible'

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign minister said Thursday the new Palestinian reconciliation deal has made a peace agreement "impossible," as Israeli leaders fumed about the prospects of the Islamic militant group Hamas joining a Palestinian unity government. More »


Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

ROME (AP) — Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a gunman shot him in the stomach in St. Peter's Square. More »


Kate shows off new royal style in Down Under tour

LONDON (AP) — Kate's dilemma: What to pack for a two-week trip, when your itinerary includes everything from state receptions and church services to toddler playdates and cricket games? More »


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