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AP Top International News At 6:09 a.m. EDT

Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors....

292 missing, 3 dead in South Korea ferry disaster
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by ships and helicopters. At least three people were confirmed dead and 55 injured....

Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) -- A column of armored personnel carriers flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russia demonstrators on Wednesday. Some of the troops aboard said they were Ukrainian soldiers who had switched allegiance....

Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- As a robotic submarine dove into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person....

If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US
BEIJING (AP) -- Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas....

Belgian head of Congo's Virunga park shot
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park, a reserve in conflict-ridden eastern Congo, has been shot and seriously wounded but his condition is improving, park officials said....

Egypt clamps hold over mosques to control message
CAIRO (AP) -- In his weekly sermon, Muslim cleric Ali Abdel-Moati preached to his congregation in a southern Egyptian city about the evils of making hasty judgments. That prompted a complaint to authorities from a judge, who accused him of criticizing a recent mass death sentence issued against supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi....

China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q
BEIJING (AP) -- China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to put the country on a more sustainable path without politically dangerous job losses....

Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- A recent graduate of the University of Calgary was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the police chief called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history....

Official: Iran will not discuss missile program
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Tehran will not discuss its ballistic missiles as part of ongoing talks with world powers on a final agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program, the country's defense minister said Wednesday....

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Africa
Belgian head of Congo's Virunga park shot

Asia
292 missing, 3 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

Europe
Russian economy slows amid Ukraine crisis

Latin America/Caribbean
Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane

Middle East
Israel police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site