• Thailand's Kiradech wins Shenzhen in playoff

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat captured the inaugural Shenzhen International on Sunday after rallying in regulation with an eagle on the 17th hole and beating Chinese teenager Li Haotong in a playoff. Kiradech and Li shared the lead after the turn, but the...

  • Boston Marathon winner who died century ago in WWI honored

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    VLAMERTINGE, Belgium (AP) — At the Vlamertinge Military Cemetery in Flanders Fields, the headstone of James Duffy usually stands unnoticed among the solemn rows. But one century after his death and in the days leading up to Monday's Boston Marathon, Duffy's grave has been honored with...

  • Indian farmers protest gov't plans to ease land acquisition

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of flag-waving farmers rallied in India's capital on Sunday to protest the government's plan to ease rules for obtaining land for industry and development projects. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said existing rules, established in 2013 to protect...

  • UN: 90,000 people have fled IS advance in Iraq's Anbar

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A United Nations humanitarian agency says more than 90,000 people have fled the Islamic State group's advance in Iraq's western Anbar province, which has set off fierce fighting in and around the provincial capital Ramadi. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...

  • AP Exclusive: Chinese activist more determined after lockup

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — The most prominent of five recently released Chinese women's rights activists feels her dedication to the cause has grown stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation, her girlfriend and...

  • UN report finds Afghan women failed by justice system

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations says Afghanistan's women are being failed by the country's justice system as most complaints of domestic violence are dealt with by mediation rather than prosecution. A report released Sunday says only 5 percent of surveyed cases were...

  • 2 Indian policemen arrested in killing of Kashmiri youth

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Two Indian policemen have been arrested in the killing of a teenage boy during weekend protests in the disputed region of Kashmir, police said. Towns across the Himalayan territory were mostly quiet Sunday, following two days of clashes between Indian law...

  • S. Korean police question dozens after violent ferry protest

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police say they're questioning dozens of protesters after violence broke out at a rally denouncing the government's handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago. Police used water cannons and pepper spray to break up...

  • 24 dead, 28 safe, hundreds missing as Med migrant boat sinks

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    ROME (AP) — A boat crowded with migrants capsized in the sea north of Libya overnight, leaving at least 24 confirmed dead with the death toll expected to rise into the hundreds, Italy's Coast Guard said Sunday. The Coast Guard said in a statement that the migrants' 20-meter (66-foot)...

  • Jordan hosts international competition of anti-terror squads

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan is hosting a competition of elite anti-terrorism squads from 18 countries, including fellow members of the military coalitions fighting rebels in Yemen and Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria. Spokesman Col. Khaled Abu Hamad says the 7th Annual...

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