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Glass half empty for Germany's proud beer industry


FREISING, Germany - Behind the pale yellow walls of a former Benedictine monastery on a wooded hill near Munich, the master brewers of Weihenstephan are still perfecting their art after nearly 1,000 years of making beer.

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Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87


MEXICO CITY - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87. | Video

At least 12 Nepali guides killed in Everest avalanche


KATHMANDU - An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season, a Tourism Ministry official said.

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Filipinos nailed to cross in Easter ritual frowned on by church

CUTUD, Philippines - Nearly 20 Filipinos and a Danish filmmaker were nailed to crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday, a practice the Roman Catholic Church frowns upon as a distortion of the Easter message.

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Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with first child


NEW YORK - Chelsea Clinton announced on Thursday that she is pregnant with the first grandchild of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. | Video

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Cut off from the world, Gazans consumed by poverty


GAZA - Life has never seemed so grim for the Mustafas, a family of seven cramped into a shabby two-room hovel in Gaza's Jabalya refugee camp.

17 Apr 2014

Forty years on, bullying takes its toll on health and wealth

LONDON - The negative social, physical and mental health effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to research by British psychiatrists.

17 Apr 2014

Trip tips: Sun, yachts and stars beckon visitors to Cannes


CANNES - Sun, celebrities, and a world-renowned film festival have made Cannes synonymous with glamour, guaranteed prime people-watching and a chance to relish the good life against the backdrop of palm trees and yachts.

17 Apr 2014

Church must be open to sick, homeless, pope says on Holy Thursday


VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis, starting four packed days culminating in Easter, said the Catholic Church must always be a refuge for the needy and later washed the feet of 12 disabled people at a traditional Holy Thursday ceremony. | Video

Iraq's draft child marriage law seen as political stunt - and sign of times

BAGHDAD - Proposals that would legalize the marriage of nine-year-old Iraqi girls are unlikely to become law, but indicate the growing role of religion in a country some fear is going down the path of neighboring theocracy Iran.

17 Apr 2014

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.