Government spokesman says Libya chaos spurs human smuggling

BAYDA, Libya (AP) — A spokesman for Libya’s internationally recognized government says the chaos in his country has allowed human traffickers to proliferate. Hatem al-Aribi said Tuesday that the smuggling of migrants to Europe via Libya generates massive amounts of...
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Prosecutors detail cause of capsizing of migrant ship

Survivors of the boat that overturned off the coasts of Libya Saturday, wait to disembark from Italian Coast Guard ship Bruno Gregoretti, at Catania Harbor, Italy, Monday, April 20, 2015. A smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya’s coast...
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Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift

In this Sunday, April 19, 2015 photo, workers place new carpets at the Dome of the Rock shrine in Jerusalem. The Dome of the Rock enshrines the large rock slab where Muslim tradition says Mohammed ascended to heaven. Jews believe the rock may be where the holiest part of the two...
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Prosecutors build case against traffickers as EU mulls plan

Survivors of the boat that overturned off the coasts of Libya Saturday, wait to disembark from Italian Coast Guard ship Bruno Gregoretti, at Catania Harbor, Italy, Monday, April 20, 2015. A smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya’s coast...
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Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

Egypt’s ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi sits in a soundproof glass cage inside a makeshift courtroom at Egypt’s national police academy in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday, sentenced Morsi to 20 years in prison...
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Ferry anger, corruption charges test South Korean president

South Korean Prime Minister Lee Wan Koo walks on the terrace of his residence in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Lee has offered to resign amid a bribery scandal just two months after he took up the country’s No. 2 post, officials said Tuesday, in the latest...
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How countries cope with migrants arriving by boat

In this November 30, 1977, file photo, Vietnamese refugee Nguyen Thi Yen, holds her sick child as she asks for help while sitting in a fishing boat carrying her and 48 other refugees as they arrive at Khlong Yai, a village 220 miles southeast of Bangkok, Thailand. The refugees...
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Prosecutors build case against traffickers as EU mulls plan

Survivors of the boat that overturned off the coasts of Libya Saturday, wait to disembark from Italian Coast Guard ship Bruno Gregoretti, at Catania Harbor, Italy, Monday, April 20, 2015. A smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya’s coast...

Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court has sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country’s first elected leader. The Cairo Criminal Court issued...
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Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift

In this Sunday, April 19, 2015 photo, workers place new carpets at the Dome of the Rock shrine in Jerusalem. The Dome of the Rock enshrines the large rock slab where Muslim tradition says Mohammed ascended to heaven. Jews believe the rock may be where the holiest part of the two...