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Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality....

Dutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Canadian police confirmed an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video watched by millions around the world....

Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said....

Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev....

Ukraine crisis: turning points
MOSCOW (AP) -- An agreement struck by the U.S., the European Union, Russia and Ukraine has raised hopes for defusing the Ukrainian crisis, which has strained East-West ties to a degree unseen since the Cold War. The deal Thursday in Geneva came after the four parties held talks together for the first time since Ukraine's turmoil began nearly five months ago. A look at how the Ukrainian crisis has evolved:...

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured....

Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it's not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People in other countries want the first lady, too....

Pensive pope at Good Friday Colosseum procession
ROME (AP) -- Desperate migrants, suicidal failed business owners, battered women, torture victims and all people suffering in the world were remembered at a torch-lit Good Friday Way of the Cross procession presided over by Pope Francis at the Colosseum....

AP PHOTOS: Marking Jesus' journey on Good Friday
Around the world, Christians are coming together in observance of Good Friday, which they believe was the day Jesus was crucified....

After Algerian landslide, what next?
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algeria's frail president won a fourth term in a landslide victory, but it only masks a bigger question for this oil-rich North African nation - what now? It's still unclear who will eventually succeed the 77-year-old leader who has been in power since 1999 and deal with an emboldened opposition....

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World Video
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Africa
Officials: 24 more abducted Nigerian students free

Asia
Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested

Europe
Belfast IRA figure killed in splinter-group feud

Latin America/Caribbean
Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

Middle East
Blast in busy Cairo square kills 1 police officer


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