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AP Top International News At 11:40 a.m. EDT

Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers struggled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead....

Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country's interim government resigns....

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties....

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....

Australia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunt
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern world has ever known: What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?...

Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- Six weeks into the extensive search for the lost Malaysia Airlines plane without so much as a piece of debris yet found, several Chinese relatives met Friday to pray for spouses who never came home, while begging for answers that could end their misery of not knowing....

Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr."...

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....

UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited David Axelrod - a key figure behind Barack Obama's two presidential victories - to help with its leader's election bid next year....

Dutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Canadian police confirmed Thursday 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....

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Up to the Minute
Africa
Mali opposition: Tuareg impasse makes north unsafe

Asia
Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades

Europe
Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

Latin America/Caribbean
Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

Middle East
Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs