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  • Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers

    By Sarah El Deeb - Associated Press

    A senior Egyptian police officer was killed by a bomb placed under his car in a western Cairo suburb Wednesday, the latest in a series of targeted attacks on police and the military as Islamic militant groups keep up a campaign of violence since last summer's ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Published April 23, 2014

  • Lawyer: US man held in Cuba seeks to go home soon

    By PETER ORSI - Associated Press

    The lawyer for U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for more than four years in Cuba, said Wednesday his client is certain he will go home in the next year, be it alive or dead. Published April 23, 2014

  • Protesters, police clash in Philippines ahead of Obama visit

    By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times

    As President Obama began a weeklong tour of Asia on Wednesday, anti-U.S. protesters in the Philippines clashed with police over the president's scheduled visit and a pact that will beef up U.S. military forces there. Published April 23, 2014

  • Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

    By ELAINE KURTENBACH - Associated Press

    President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth. Published April 23, 2014

  • Candidates tout reform in secretary of state race

    By FENIT NIRAPPIL - Associated Press

    Four candidates vying to be the next secretary of state offered competing visions on Wednesday for controlling political fundraising and how they would best improve access and transparency for California elections. Published April 23, 2014

  • Secret base U.S. special forces used to train Libyans now under terrorist control: report

    By Douglas Ernst - The Washington Times

    A secret U.S. base in Libya that was originally created by special operations forces to train authorities to hunt down terrorists has been converted into a terrorist training camp. Published April 23, 2014

  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    By Rod MgGuirk - Associated Press

    Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday. Published April 23, 2014

  • Jimmy Carter: Don’t hurt Russian people with sanctions

    By Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times

    Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that the United States shouldn't impose harmful sanctions on Russia, as he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin "is not going to use military force" in eastern Ukraine. Published April 23, 2014

  • Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

    By ZEINA KARAM and DIAA HADID - Associated Press

    Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side. Published April 23, 2014

  • Russian bombers buzz U.K. airspace; jets scrambled to chase off 'Bears'

    By Douglas Ernst - The Washington Times

    Royal Air Force jets had to be scrambled Tuesday when two Russian bombers flew a little too close to U.K. airspace. Published April 23, 2014

  • Tragedy rocks the royal family

    By Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times

    The Duchess of Cornwall's brother, Mark Shand, died Wednesday in New York after falling and hitting his head the night before. He was 62. Published April 23, 2014

  • Obama avoids 'red line' for China, prepared to impose tougher sanctions on Russia

    By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times

    President Obama pledged Thursday that the U.S. would come to Japan's defense if China further threatens a disputed chain of islands, but said he isn't drawing another "red line" on possible military action. Published April 23, 2014

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