On Easter, Pope calls for end to war

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa.Full article

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Russia 'outraged' as deadly east Ukraine shootout shatters Easter truce

As of 04/20/2014 9:34 PM
SLAVYANSK - A deadly gunfight in a town in restive east Ukraine on Sunday shattered a fragile Easter truce, with Russia declaring it was "outraged" at the return to violence in the crisis-hit former Soviet republic. Full article

Pope leads Easter celebrations marred by Ukraine

As of 04/20/2014 4:58 PM
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis celebrated Easter mass on Sunday with a message of social solidarity as the world's Orthodox marked a holiday marred by bitter divisions over Ukraine and clashes broke out in Jerusalem. Full article

Korea ferry captain's detention extended as death toll mounts

As of 04/20/2014 4:52 PM
South Korean prosecutors investigating last week's ferry disaster said on Sunday they wanted to extend the detention of the captain and two other crew by 10 days as they try to determine the cause of an accident that likely claimed more than 300 lives. Full article

China's shadow to follow Obama around Asia

As of 04/20/2014 11:37 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will not visit China on his Asia tour next week, but its broadening shadow will be cast everywhere he goes at a time of complex regional disputes and questions about US strategy. Full article

Pope presides at Vatican mass leading Catholics into Easter

As of 04/20/2014 9:16 AM
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Saturday led Easter rites commemorating what Christians believe was Jesus' resurrection from the dead, and urged people to rediscover direction in their lives. Full article

S. Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies

As of 04/19/2014 3:57 PM
JINDO - Investigators on Saturday arrested the captain accused of abandoning the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board, as divers finally accessed the submerged vessel and spotted bodies inside. Full article

US Capitol superheroes fail to break world record

As of 04/19/2014 10:45 AM
WASHINGTON - They may have super-human powers and the nerve to don spandex, but a dozen Supermen and a number of Captain Americas failed to break a world record Friday outside the US Capitol. Full article

Korea Ferry captain says evacuation delayed for safety

As of 04/19/2014 10:16 AM
JINDO - The arrested captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized with 476 people on board said Saturday he had delayed evacuating the ship because of the sea conditions and the absence of rescue ships. Full article

6.9-earthquake off Papua New Guinea's Bougainville: USGS

As of 04/19/2014 10:10 AM
SYDNEY (1st UPDATE) - A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea's Bougainville Island Saturday but there was no risk of a widespread tsunami, seismologists said. Full article

No Obama meeting for Malaysia's Anwar

As of 04/19/2014 9:22 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama does not plan to see Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim when he is in Kuala Lumpur next week, though US officials on Friday did not rule out a lower-level meeting. Full article