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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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Bomb explodes at Spanish embassy in Libyan capital

TRIPOLI - A bomb exploded in front of the Spanish embassy in the Libyan capital late on Monday, residents said, the latest in a string of attacks on foreign missions in the North African country.

Libya, Spain, Africa 20 Apr 2015

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.

Indonesia, Africa 20 Apr 2015

Iran charging U.S. journalist Rezaian with four crimes: Washington Post

WASHINGTON - Iran is charging Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian with four crimes, including espionage, the newspaper said on Monday in a report offering the first details about the exact charges against him.

U.S. 20 Apr 2015

U.N. Security Council demands aid access for Syria's Yarmouk camp

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Monday demanded all parties to the Syrian civil war allow humanitarian aid to reach without obstruction the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus, a site that Islamist militants had recently seized.

United Nations, Syria 20 Apr 2015

Japanese PM Abe makes ritual offering at Yasukuni shrine

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering on Tuesday to a Tokyo shrine for war dead, a senior spokesman said, a day before he hopes to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a leaders' summit in Jakarta.

Japan 20 Apr 2015

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