- C. African Republic sisters orphans after attack
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Armed fighters stormed the family's house at 3 a.m., demanding money and taking everything of value. Then they fatally shot Belvia Salo's father in front of the 11-year-old who had awoken amid the commotion.
- Syrian air raids exact high toll on Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) — In a withering four-day air assault, the Syrian government pummeled opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo, leveling apartment buildings, flooding hospitals with casualties and killing nearly 200 people.
- Egypt's Morsi to face new trial on terror charges
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors on Wednesday announced a new trial of ousted President Mohammed Morsi and the top leaders of his Muslim Brotherhood, accusing them of conspiring with Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran's Revolutionary Guard and militant groups to carry out a wave of terrorism to destabilize the country.
- India diplomat in US is transferred to UN mission
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Indian diplomat who was strip-searched after her arrest in New York City on visa charges has been transferred to India's mission to the United Nations, her lawyer and a former colleague said Wednesday.
- Guantanamo prisoner again ejected from hearing
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A Guantanamo Bay prisoner charged in the Sept. 11 attacks was ejected from court twice Wednesday for a second straight day for refusing a judge's order to stop speaking out to complain about prison conditions.
- Task force urges limit on NSA snooping
WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential advisory panel has recommended sweeping limits on the government's surveillance programs, including requiring a court to sign off on individual searches of phone records and stripping the National Security Agency of its ability to store that data from Americans.
- Govt: 500 killed in South Sudan violence
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — At least 500 people, most of them soldiers, have been killed in South Sudan since Sunday, a senior government official said, as an ethnic rivalry threatened to tear apart the world's newest country.
- Brazilian senator urges asylum for Snowden
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Wednesday she would not comment on the letter written by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden in which he said he was willing to help Brazil investigate NSA spying on its soil but could only do so if granted political asylum.
- Russia passes amnesty bill, questions remain
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's parliament on Wednesday passed an amnesty bill that will likely apply to the 30-member crew of a Greenpeace ship detained after an Arctic protest, but it wasn't immediately clear if and when the activists would be allowed to leave the country.
- Palestinians ready to extend talks with Israel
BEIT JALLA, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians are ready to extend current peace talks with Israel beyond an April deadline if a detailed framework agreement is in place by then, the chief Palestinian negotiator said Wednesday.
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