• Q&A: Plans for an Arab joint intervention force

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Arab League member nations formally announced on Sunday an agreement to form a joint military force. While details of how such a force would actually operate remain thin, the agreement is a telling sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to...

  • Cameroon residents kill suspected C. African Republic rebels

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Residents of eastern Cameroon killed several suspected fighters from a Central African Republic rebel group who were trying to carry out a large-scale kidnapping, a local official said Sunday. The incident occurred Saturday night near the border town of...

  • Pope prays for plane crash dead during Palm Sunday Mass

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis opened solemn Holy Week services with Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square, stressing humility and remembering the dead in the Germanwings crash. At the end of Mass outside St. Peter's Basilica for some 70,000 faithful, Francis prayed for those who...

  • India's upstart anti-graft party shows signs of unraveling

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Just a few weeks ago, the upstart Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man's Party, was seen by many as a breath of fresh air in the chaotic, corruption-tainted world of Indian politics, promising to root out graft and display complete transparency. Now, however, with its top...

  • Scenes of emotion as Singapore mourns Lee Kuan Yew

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans turned out in the tens of thousands Sunday to pay final respects to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew. Singapore's prime minister for more than three decades until 1990, Lee died last Monday at age 91. His cortege took a 15-kilometer (9-mile) route through the...

  • LA light rail train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurt

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A light rail train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California, seriously injuring the driver and the train's operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries. The Metro Expo Line train was heading east...

  • AP PHOTOS: Mid-Atlantic duckpin bowling keeps its roots

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    MOUNT JACKSON, Va. (AP) — The pins and balls in duckpin bowling aren't as forgiving to beginners as the larger, heavier 10-pin bowling, but according to competitor Jerry Middleton it is what keeps him coming back to Shenandoah Bowling Lanes. The sport is believed to have started in...

  • Worshippers pray at historic Holy Land sites on Palm Sunday

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Christians in Jerusalem are marking Palm Sunday, the start of the Holy Week that concludes with Easter. Crowds of faithful gathered in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. Many waved palm...

  • Sri Lankan president's youngest brother dies after ax attack

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's youngest brother has died two days after he was attacked with an ax in what authorities said was a personal dispute. Priyantha Sirisena, 42, died in a private hospital in Colombo on Saturday after he was airlifted...

  • Charles Dickens' desk to go on permanent display at museum

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — They were the best of lines, they were the worst of lines — and the desk where Charles Dickens wrote them has been saved for the British public. London's Dickens Museum has received a 780,000 pound ($1.2 million) grant from a government-backed heritage fund to buy the...

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