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UN: More than 800 people dead in Med sinking is worst ever
BERLIN (AP) -- The United Nations refugee agency says it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe sank on Saturday, the worst such incident ever in the Mediterranean....
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Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader....
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Prosecutors build case against traffickers as EU mulls plan
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- Italian prosecutors on Tuesday began building their case against the traffickers responsible for the drowning of as many as 950 migrants in the Mediterranean, as European Union leaders mulled a new plan to undermine smugglers' finances and their most precious assets - their vessels....
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How countries cope with migrants arriving by boat
Two recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants highlight the growing number of people fleeing persecution, war and economic difficulties in their homelands....
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Protest held in Ethiopia over killings by Islamic extremists
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Hundreds of Ethiopians in Addis Ababa protested the killings of dozens of Ethiopian Christians by Islamic extremists in Libya while parliament weighed a response to the killings....
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Saudi airstrikes pound Yemen's Shiite rebels, killing 20
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The Saudi-led coalition pounded Shiite rebels in Yemen on Tuesday, killing 20 in a city in the country's west as the civilian death toll rose to 38 from airstrikes the day before in the capital, Sanaa, officials said....
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Ferry anger, corruption charges test South Korean president
SEOUL (AP) -- First it was the ferry sinking, which a year later still haunts Park Geun-hye's presidency: Seoul saw violent clashes over the weekend as enraged demonstrators accused Park of ignoring the alleged corruption and incompetence that cost South Korea 304 lives, mostly school kids....
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Auschwitz guard goes on trial, says he shares moral guilt
LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) -- A former Auschwitz guard acknowledged Tuesday that he bears a share of the moral guilt for atrocities at the camp, but told judges at the opening of his trial that it is up to them to decide whether he deserves to be convicted as an accessory to murder....
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Iraqi troops retake some Ramadi districts from Islamic State
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq security forces recaptured areas lost earlier to the Islamic State group in and around the battleground city of Ramadi, security officials said on Tuesday....
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Pope OKs resignation of US bishop for not reporting abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser, in the first known case of a pope taking action against a bishop for covering up for a guilty priest....
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