AP - ap.online.headlines.intl http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.intl News Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:44:24 -0400 Russian trawler with 132 crew sinks, at least 43 dead Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:44:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/04/02/EU--Russia-Trawler.Sinking/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Russia-Trawler.Sinking c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-6e51 MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian freezer trawler with an international crew of 132 sank Thursday morning in the Sea of Okhotsk off of the Kamchatka Peninsula and at least 43 crew members were killed, rescue workers said. Iraq hails victory over Islamic State extremists in Tikrit Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:13:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/04/01/ML--Islamic.State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML--Islamic.State c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-7346 TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — The government declared victory in Tikrit on Wednesday over extremists of the Islamic State group, and it warned the militants holding other Iraqi provinces that they would be the next to fall. Alps crash: Bodies recovered, but families must wait months Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:09:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/04/01/EU--France-Plane.Crash/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--France-Plane.Crash c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-735b SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — Just over a week after a Germanwings plane crashed into the French Alps, investigators have finished retrieving human remains from the crash site and are now trying to match them with DNA profiles from the 150 people killed — an arduous task that could leave families waiting for months. As Nigeria celebrates Buhari's stunning win, challenges loom Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:01:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/04/01/AF--Nigeria-Election/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AF--Nigeria-Election c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-736c ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — As Nigerians celebrated the electrifying victory Wednesday that returned one of its harshest former dictators to power, sobering challenges confront Muhammadu Buhari, from an Islamic insurgency that has killed thousands to widespread poverty and graft. Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies of cancer Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:04:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/04/01/EU--Obit-Cynthia.Lennon/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Obit-Cynthia.Lennon c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-71f4 LONDON (AP) — Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, died of cancer Wednesday at her home in Spain. She was 75. Flames engulf Mexico oil platform in Gulf, killing 4 workers Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:41:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/04/01/LT--Mexico-Oil.Platform.Fire/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_LT--Mexico-Oil.Platform.Fire c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-7160 MEXICO CITY (AP) — A huge ball of flames engulfed an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing four people and sending terrified workers leaping into the sea. Exhibit in ex-psychiatric ward celebrates Brazilian artist Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:20:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/04/01/LT--Brazil-Folk.Art.King/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_LT--Brazil-Folk.Art.King c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-70ee RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Arthur Bispo do Rosario needed art supplies within the psychiatric institution where he lived, he'd barter cigarettes or trade favors with the guards. When that didn't work, he'd sometimes rough up fellow inmates and snatch away their belongings. Old colonial statues are in the crosshairs in South Africa Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:35:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/04/01/AF--South.Africa-Sculpture.Uproar/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AF--South.Africa-Sculpture.Uproar c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-71a8 CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — It began with a container of excrement. IS enters Palestinian camp in Damascus; Jordan closes border Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:26:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/04/01/ML--Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML--Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-72d8 DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State militants infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Wednesday and were clashing with a Palestinian group, the deepest foray yet by the extremist group into the Syrian capital, seat of President Bashar Assad's power, according to opposition activists and Palestinian officials. Analysis: Yemen ground operation carries major risks Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:28:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/04/01/ML--Yemen-Perils.Ahead-Analysis/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML--Yemen-Perils.Ahead-Analysis c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-7082 CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia and its allies plan an ambitious ground offensive on multiple fronts in Yemen. It may be inevitable if they want to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels but it also carries enormous risks, from the inhospitable, mountainous terrain and a possible guerrilla war to al-Qaida militants waiting in the wings. Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:35:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/04/01/AS--Thailand-Martial.Law.Makeover/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS--Thailand-Martial.Law.Makeover c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-72b0 BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta lifted martial law in most of the nation, but 10 months after staging a coup, it remains firmly in control — with new laws invoked Wednesday that essentially give it absolute power. 35 dead in Yemen after airstrikes hit factory vicinity Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:49:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/04/01/ML-Yemen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML-Yemen c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-7341 SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions Wednesday across Yemen as a missile strike on a dairy factory killed 35 workers, authorities said, as both sides disputed who fired on it. Ex-husband of Canadian diplomat says their son killed in US Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:25:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/04/01/Canadian.Diplomat-Son.Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_Canadian.Diplomat-Son.Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-7216 TORONTO (AP) — The ex-husband of a Canadian diplomat said Wednesday that one of their sons has been killed and another has been arrested in a Miami drug deal gone bad. Istanbul police kill woman carrying bomb near police HQ Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:10:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/04/01/EU--Turkey-Ruling.Party.Raid/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Turkey-Ruling.Party.Raid c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-7263 ISTANBUL (AP) — In a second evening of violence in Istanbul, police killed a woman Wednesday carrying a bomb near the city's main police headquarters, an official said. Report: Egypt, Nigeria led world in death sentences in 2014 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:41:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/04/01/Death.Penalty.Report/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_Death.Penalty.Report c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-7215 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt and Nigeria accounted for well over 1,000 of the death sentences announced last year, more than a third of the world's total, Amnesty International says in its latest annual report on the death penalty. Emirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:15:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/04/01/ML-Emirates-Airplane-Scare/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML-Emirates-Airplane-Scare c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-71e2 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates' two main airlines avoided a possible midair collision after they got too close to each other earlier this week. US military aid released to Egypt boosts leader's legitimacy Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:40:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/04/01/ML--Egypt-US/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML--Egypt-US c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-7328 CAIRO (AP) — The release of U.S. military aid to Egypt withheld following the army's overthrow of an elected Islamist president in 2013 has boosted the legitimacy of the former military chief now running the country, nearly a year into his four-year term. American farmer among the winners in sanctions-hit Russia Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:55:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/04/01/EU-Russia-Year-of-Sanctions/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU-Russia-Year-of-Sanctions c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-739b MOSCOW (AP) — Kansas-born farmer Justus Walker is prospering in Russia — one year after the U.S. and European Union began imposing sanctions against his adopted country over its aggression in Ukraine. Francis recalls John Paul II's suffering decade after death Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:35:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/04/01/EU-REL--Vatican-John.Paul.II-Anniversary/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU-REL--Vatican-John.Paul.II-Anniversary c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-731a VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is remembering St. John Paul II as an admirable example of suffering on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Polish-born pontiff's death after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. International court welcomes Palestinians as 123rd member Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:01:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/04/01/EU-International-Court-Palestinians/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU-International-Court-Palestinians c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-736b THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Palestinian Authority became a member of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, saying it wanted "justice not vengeance" for alleged Israeli war crimes.