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North Korea sends another US citizen to prison
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison with hard labor after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year....

11 dead, 2 missing after oil-rig helicopter crash off Norway
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- An oil-rig helicopter crashed Friday on an island off the coast of western Norway, killing 11 people and leaving two others missing, a rescue official said....

Violence in Syria's Aleppo kills many including worshippers
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Insurgents shelled a government-held area in the contested city of Aleppo, hitting a mosque and killing at least 15 people as they left Friday prayers, while government airstrikes struck rebel-held parts of Syria's largest city - even as the army unilaterally declared a brief truce in other parts of the country....

Prominent detentions of foreigners in North Korea
Prominent detentions of foreigners by North Korea in recent years:...

Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river
MUSLYUMOVO, Russia (AP) -- At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank....

Report: Election Day shooting in Iran wounds 4
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A semi-official news agency in Iran is reporting that an argument between supporters of hard-liners and reformists in the country escalated into a shooting that wounded four people during the country's runoff election....

Pilgrims trace Jesus' footsteps on Good Friday in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Greek-Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox pilgrims are commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ by following the path in Jerusalem's Old City where, according to tradition, he walked on the way to the cross....

Eurozone economy regains size of 2008 but remains shaky
LONDON (AP) -- It's been a long and tortuous journey, but the eurozone economy is finally back to the size it was before the global financial crisis....

Former SS Auschwitz guard apologizes at trial in Germany
DETMOLD, Germany (AP) -- A 94-year-old former SS sergeant admitted in court Friday that he had served as an Auschwitz death camp guard, apologizing to Nazi Holocaust survivors looking on in a German courtroom that even though he was aware Jews were being gassed and their corpses burned, he did nothing to try to stop it....

The Latest: MSF says Syria hospital bombing killed 50
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Syria's civil war (all times local):...

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Africa
UN urges return to full operation of Western Sahara mission

Asia
Survivors of US airstrike on Afghan hospital demand justice

Europe
The Latest: Norway calls off helicopter rescue, says 13 dead

Latin America/Caribbean
Gov: Puerto Rico braces for lawsuits as major default looms

Middle East
Violence in Syria's Aleppo kills many including worshippers