AP - ap.online.headlines.intl http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.intl News Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:14:07 -0400 Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:23:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/04/20/AS--SKorea-Ship.Sinking/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS--SKorea-Ship.Sinking c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3a2f JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300. Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:27:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/04/20/AS--SKorea-Ship-Staying.Below.Deck/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS--SKorea-Ship-Staying.Below.Deck c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3a88 MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck? Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:41:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/04/20/EU-REL--Vatican-Easter/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU-REL--Vatican-Easter c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3a98 VATICAN CITY (AP) — Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home. AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:05:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/04/20/Easter-Photo-Gallery/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_Easter-Photo-Gallery c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3c01 From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event — the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:07:31 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/04/20/EU-Ukraine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU-Ukraine c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3ab5 BYLBASIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state television stations aired pictures of supposed proof of their involvement in the attack that left at least three people dead. In West Bank, teen offenders face different fates Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:07:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/04/20/ML--Israel-Tale.of.Two.Teens/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML--Israel-Tale.of.Two.Teens c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3b4e BEIT UMAR, West Bank (AP) — The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other. Aesthetics-minded Americans decry Paris love locks Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:46:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/04/20/EU--France-Paris.Love.Locks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--France-Paris.Love.Locks c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3a9a PARIS (AP) — Without love, what is Paris? And yet what is a trip to Paris without unfettered vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine? Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:10:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/04/20/ML-Lebanon-Changing-Skyline/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML-Lebanon-Changing-Skyline c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3b3f BEIRUT (AP) — One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's skyline almost beyond recognition amid an ongoing construction frenzy seemingly immune to tensions from the civil war raging next door. Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:09:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/04/20/AS--Afghan-Elections/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS--Afghan-Elections c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3aff KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead slightly increased in partial results for Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday, but he and rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai still seem to be heading for a runoff next month. 8 killed in Finland parachutist plane accident Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:39:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/04/20/EU-Finland-Plane-Crash/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU-Finland-Plane-Crash c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3bdd HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish officials say eight people died when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed to the ground and caught fire. Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:33:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/04/20/AS--Nepal-Everest.Avalanche/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS--Nepal-Everest.Avalanche c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3b1e KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive. 4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:44:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/04/20/ML-Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML-Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3a61 PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists. APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:05:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/04/20/US--Ivory.Poaching/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_US--Ivory.Poaching c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3a7b WASHINGTON (AP) — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking. Militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in ambush Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:52:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/04/20/ML-Algeria-Militants/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML-Algeria-Militants c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3aa4 ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in the mountainous Kabylie region, killing 14 soldiers, the state news agency reported Sunday. The attack came two days after Algeria's presidential election. Dealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed in Spain Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:36:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/04/20/EU--Spain-Art.Dealer-Fraud/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Spain-Art.Dealer-Fraud c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3b11 MADRID (AP) — A Spanish businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain, officials said Sunday. 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:52:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/04/19/AS--Nepal-Everest.Avalanche/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS--Nepal-Everest.Avalanche c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3623 KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak that killed 13 others. Transcript of SKorea ship sinking: 'We can't move' Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:27:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/04/20/AS--SKorea-Ship.Sinking-Transcript/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS--SKorea-Ship.Sinking-Transcript c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3afe JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The following is a portion of the transcript released Sunday by the South Korean coast guard of the conversation between the ferry that sank Wednesday and the Jindo Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jindo island. The ferry Sewol issued its distress call to another VTS center before these communications began. The Associated Press translated the transcript from Korean. The names of other ships included in the transcript are omitted at the request of South Korean authorities. Syria's Assad visits recaptured Christian village Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:31:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/04/20/ML-Syria-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML-Syria- c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3a6e BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that country's Christians "will not submit and yield" to extremists. New portrait unveiled for British queen's birthday Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:37:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/04/20/EU--Britain-Queen_s.Portrait/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Britain-Queen_s.Portrait c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3aef LONDON (AP) — A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by renowned British photographer David Bailey has been unveiled to mark the monarch's 88th birthday. Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:08:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/04/20/ML-Holy-Land-Easter/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML-Holy-Land-Easter c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3a8b JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago.