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  • Afghan hospital guard kills 3 foreign doctors

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three foreign physicians and wounding two other people, officials said. The shooting at Cure International Hospital in western Kabul was the latest...

  • Ukraine official: city hall cleared of protesters

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week. Pro-Russian protesters and masked gunmen have been occupying government buildings across eastern...

  • Last appeal bid rejected in HK 'Milkshake Murder'

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's top court has rejected a final bid for an appeal by an American convicted of drugging her wealthy banker husband and bashing him to death. The Court of Final Appeal dismissed Nancy Kissel's application on Thursday. Kissel was convicted twice for the...

  • Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama is accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments and warning Moscow that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up." Still, he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin's handling of...

  • Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) — When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that sets the team apart from many of its rivals — he recruited from the Arab...

  • EU, post-Soviet republics meet on partnership plan

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    PRAGUE (AP) — Amid Ukraine's deepening crisis, the presidents of post-Soviet republics and EU member states are gathering in Prague to save a project to boost their ties. Launched in the Czech capital in 2009, the Eastern Partnership was supposed to inspire democratic change in six...

  • Asian stocks drop on no trade deal in Obama visit

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed as stocks in Tokyo slipped Thursday after talks between Japan's prime minister and visiting President Barack Obama produced little on a trade agreement. Progress on the trans-Pacific pact would be a plus for Japan's giant exporters like Toyota...

  • Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    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...

  • 3 people missing after freighter sinks off Greece

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek rescue teams are searching for three people reported missing after a cargo ship sank off the southern island of Crete. A Merchant Marine Ministry statement says four other crew members were rescued by a merchant vessel in the area, some 50 kilometers (30...

  • Unilever first quarter sales hit by strong euro

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Unilever PLC, the maker of consumer products such as Dove soaps and Ben & Jerry's ice cream, said Thursday that the stronger euro dented its revenues in the first quarter of the year. In a trading update, the company said sales fell 6.3 percent to 11.4 billion euros...

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