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AP Top International News At 1:36 p.m. EST

Death toll mounts in Ukraine coal mine blast; 17 dead
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- A methane explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least 17 workers, officials said....

UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet
LONDON (AP) -- Put down the doughnut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup....

Microsoft co-founder says he found sunken Japan WWII warship
TOKYO (AP) -- Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, he said Wednesday....

Italy rescues nearly 1,000 migrants; 10 die
ROME (AP) -- In dramatic sea rescues north of Libya, a flotilla of ships saved more than 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday....

Russian court keeps hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot in jail
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Moscow court refused Wednesday to release a Ukrainian military officer who has been on hunger strike in a Russian prison since mid-December and has become a national hero in Ukraine....

Rights body scolds France, saying spanking kids is a no-no
PARIS (AP) -- Scolding France like a wayward child, Europe's top human rights body says French laws aren't clear enough that spanking is a big no-no....

Internet invades everything at gadget fair in Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- The pervasive creep of the Internet from computers and phones to all kinds of objects is the theme of this year's edition of the Mobile World Congress wireless show....

A murderer and rapist's views reflect those of many in India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- When a condemned killer said the woman he and others brutally gang-raped on a New Delhi bus was responsible for what had happened to her, his comments were shocking in their callousness and lack of remorse. But the underlying view has wide acceptance in India....

Rise of pragmatic Arab politician shakes up Israeli politics
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A charismatic Arab politician, who confidently jousts with Jewish rivals on TV and wants to build a broad Arab-Jewish "alliance of the disadvantaged," has emerged as one of the biggest surprises of Israel's election campaign....

Mexico authorities arrest Zetas leader Omar Trevino Morales
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country's northern border with the U.S., a federal official said....

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Africa
Coalition forms in Lesotho after no clear election winner

Asia
Microsoft co-founder says he found sunken Japan WWII warship

Europe
Italy rescues nearly 1,000 migrants; 10 die

Latin America/Caribbean
Appeal of decision to toss case against Argentine president

Middle East
Netanyahu says he gave 'practical alternative' to Iran deal