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Britain's opposition party hires former top Obama adviser
Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited a former top adviser to U.S. President Obama, who was a key figure behind his two presidential victories, to help with its leader's election bid next year.
Chinese relatives pray over missing Malaysian jetliner
Six weeks into the search for the lost Malaysia Airlines plane, without so much as a piece of debris yet found, several Chinese relatives met Friday to pray for spouses who never came home -- and begged for answers that could end their misery.
Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land
Christians in the Holy Land on Friday marked the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City, as thousands of pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City.
Pakistani madrassa names library after Osama bin Laden
A spokesman for a controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital, Islamabad, said Friday that he has named the school's new library in honor of slain terror leader Osama bin Laden.
Iran's president talks peace, outreach at army parade
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West, during a military parade marking the country's National Army Day.
Magnitude-7.2 earthquake hits near Acapulco, shakes Mexico City
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.
Explosion in busy Egyptian square kills police officer
An Egyptian security official said an explosion Friday rocked a busy square in central Cairo, killing one police officer and causing panic -- leading security forces to seal off the area and search for more bombs.
North Korea criticizes 'human rights racket' of US
A North Korean spokesman is blaming the United States and its allies for a "human rights racket" a day after the U.N. Security Council met to discuss a new report that accuses the reclusive communist regime of crimes against humanity.
Pope leads torch-lit Good Friday procession
Pope Francis is presiding over a torch-lit Way of the Cross procession at the Colosseum marking Good Friday in Rome. The pope's resolve to focus the Catholic church's attention on those who suffer was reflected in meditations read aloud.
Belfast IRA figure killed in splinter-group feud
A senior Irish Republican Army hard-liner has been shot to death in Belfast -- three years after former comrades in his splinter group threatened to kill him.
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