A year after pressure cooker bombs killed three people and injured more than 260 others, runners are preparing to run in the Boston Marathon.
Algiers (AFP) - Gunmen killed 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush overnight, the defence ministry said on Sunday, in the first attack of its kind since President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term.
Miss America Nina Davuluri has asked high school officials to rethink the suspension of 18-year-old Patrick Farves, who asked her to be his prom date.
Boston (AFP) - The Boston Marathon returns Monday amid major security after last year's deadly bombings as a near record 35,660 runners get set to compete.
Australian ambassador to the US Kim Beazley has told US TV that searchers will regroup and reconsider if the Malaysia Airlines jet isn't found soon.
Jindo (South Korea) (AFP) - Panic-stricken and fumbling for a response, the crew of a South Korean ferry dithered over the evacuation of passengers in the crucial final moments before it sank, a transcript released Sunday revealed, as divers began retrieving bodies from the vessel.
Havana (AFP) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was in Cuba Sunday, the first stop on a tour of four Latin America countries.
Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Palestinian negotiators have warned they may pass responsiblity for their territory back to occupying power Israel if peace talks remain stalled, a senior Palestinian official said on Sunday.
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday in another blow to its safety image after the loss of flight MH370.
Maalula (Syria) (AFP) - Syria's President Bashar al-Assad paid an Easter Sunday visit to a historic Christian town newly recaptured from jihadist-backed rebels as opposition fighters counter-attacked his forces in a key battleground city.
Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Pro-Kremlin rebels in east Ukraine appealed Sunday for help from Russian "peacekeepers" after a deadly gunfight killed at least two of their militants, shattering an Easter truce and sparking "outrage" in Moscow.
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