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Migrants' bodies brought ashore as EU proposes doubling rescue effort

CATANIA, Italy/LUXEMBOURG - The European Union proposed doubling the size of its Mediterranean search and rescue operations on Monday, as the first bodies were brought ashore of as many as 900 people feared killed in the deadliest known shipwreck of migrants trying to reach Europe. | Video

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Air strike on missile base in Yemen capital kills 25, wounds hundreds

SANAA - An air strike on a Scud missile base in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa triggered a big explosion that killed 25 people and wounded almost 400 on Monday, state news agency Saba said. | Video

Stocks firm after China stimulus, euro hit by Greek anxiety

TOKYO - Asian stocks were firm on Tuesday after China's latest step to prop up its faltering economy lifted global equities, while the euro was pressured on growing worries a cash-strapped Greece may default on its debt.

Greece, China 20 Apr 2015

Oil prices dip as U.S. stockpiles seen rising

SINGAPORE - Oil prices dipped slightly on Tuesday but remained near a 2015 peak reached last week as expectations of another rise in U.S. stockpiles and near-record-high Saudi Arabian output were balanced by rising tension in the Middle East.

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New York Times wins Pulitzers for West Africa Ebola coverage

NEW YORK - The New York Times won two prestigious Pulitzer prizes on Monday for coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, described by the Pulitzer board as courageous and vivid journalism that engaged the public and held authorities accountable. | Video

Iraq, Africa 20 Apr 2015

African marathoners top at Boston two years after bombing

BOSTON - Ethiopian runner Lelisa Desisa finished first in the Boston Marathon on Monday, reclaiming the top spot in a race he last won two years ago when it was struck by a deadly bombing attack.

Sports, U.S. 20 Apr 2015

Baltimore police vow full probe of black man's death while in custody

- Baltimore police vowed on Monday to make a full and swift probe of the death of a black suspect who suffered spinal injuries after white officers arrested him, the latest incident to raise questions about the treatment of minorities by U.S. police.

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Sudan's president cancels trip to Indonesia

JAKARTA - Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir at the last minute canceled a trip to Indonesia for a summit this week, a government official said, in what would have been his first trip outside of Africa or the Middle East in nearly four years.