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GAUHATI, India (AP) - A passenger train derailed in northeastern India early Wednesday, and dozens of passengers suffered mostly minor injuries.
CAIRO (AP) - In his weekly sermon, Muslim cleric Ali Abdel-Moati preached to his congregation in a southern Egyptian city about the evils of making hasty judgments. That prompted a complaint to authorities from a judge, who accused him of criticizing a recent mass death sentence issued against supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing the sentiments of many young Algerians.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A thunderstorm with wind gusts of more than 70 mph ripped a cargo ship's anchors from the seafloor and caused it to run aground just a few hundred feet from a beach, drawing onlookers from nearby condos and apartments Wednesday morning.
BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.
BOSTON (AP) - The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial court appearance.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - A Belgian royal who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has defended endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging, was shot and seriously wounded as he drove through the park, officials said Wednesday.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A pair of convicted sex offenders had proven once before that there were limits to how well GPS devices could track their whereabouts.
PARIS (AP) - France's new prime minister announced plans Wednesday to cut 21 billion euros ($29 billion) from state pensions, health care and the social safety net as a part of a 50 billion-euro effort to rein in the country's debt and deficit.
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) - In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an "anti-terrorist operation" to try to restore authority over the restive region.
BOSTON (AP) - Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.
TORONTO (AP) - A flight instructor who has figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been fired from his job at a flight simulator business for failing to show up to work on time and refusing to dress professionally.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - Nigeria's military says all but eight of 129 female students kidnapped from a northeastern school by Islamic militants are free.
HAVANA (AP) - Cuba on Wednesday published the full language of a new law that seeks to make it more attractive for foreign investors to bring badly needed capital to the island, but provides less advantage for projects that are 100 percent foreign-financed.
BERLIN (AP) - The head of Germany's biggest media company says he is afraid of Google and wants the company to become more transparent.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday it will investigate the latest apparent case of denial of medical care for poor women, after a pregnant Mixtec Indian woman died in a clinic along with the fetus.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - The Dominican Republic is being criticized for building a temporary artificial beach amid a drought.
GENEVA (AP) - A senior U.S. official says high-stakes diplomatic meetings in Geneva on Thursday to try to ease burgeoning violence in eastern Ukraine will mark Kiev's final attempt to engage with Russia before the West hits Moscow with additional economic sanctions.
SEJKOVACA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - Denisa Hegic pulled her scarf around her nose to guard against the stench and drew back the plastic shroud. Shaking, she reached down to touch her mother's skull and caressed it.
LIMA, Peru (AP) - Inmates have rocked a Peruvian prison with a Holy Week performance of the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar."
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican police said Wednesday they have captured a man identified as the second highest-ranking figure in the once-powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Prosecutors in western Mexico arrested the mayor of a city that once served as a stronghold of the Knights Templar drug cartel on charges that he helped the gang extort money from city council members.
MOSCOW (AP) - Thursday's high-level talks in Geneva on Ukraine come as the country's eastern regions are awash in turmoil and pro-Russian insurgents have seized police stations and government buildings in at least nine cities.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Saudi activists say authorities have detained a prominent human rights lawyer in the capital.
BEIRUT (AP) - A Lebanese security official says a longtime ally of former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi detained in Lebanon has been moved to a Beirut hospital after falling ill.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours.
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