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April 11, 2014 - 11:03 AM

Crocodile close calls: UK man walks length of Nile

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Close calls with crocodiles and a brutal civil war have not deterred a British man from attempting to walk the length of the Nile River.

The yearlong, 4,250 mile journey along the world's longest river will see the former British army captain pass through seven countries.

April 11, 2014 - 11:03 AM

Sue Townsend, creator of Adrian Mole, dies at 68

LONDON (AP) — British comic author Sue Townsend, the creator of teenage angst-ridden Adrian Mole, has died after suffering a stroke. She was 68.

Penguin Books confirmed that Townsend died in Leicester, central England. British media reports said she died Thursday.

April 11, 2014 - 8:03 AM

Real IRA man charged with Omagh bomb refused bail

April 11, 2014 - 4:33 AM

Studies: Lab-Grown Nostrils, Vaginas Working Well

April 10, 2014 - 5:33 PM

UN global study: Murder rate very high in Americas

LONDON (AP) — A new U.N. study finds the global murder rate has declined slightly but remains very high in the Americas and parts of Africa.

The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime report released Thursday shows homicide rates in southern Africa and Central America are more than four times higher than the global average of 6.2 victims per 100,000 people.

April 10, 2014 - 3:33 PM

Real IRA man charged with 29 Omagh bomb murders

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — An Irish Republican Army veteran has been charged with 29 murders of civilians in the 1998 car bomb attack on Omagh, the deadliest bombing of the entire Northern Ireland conflict.

April 10, 2014 - 1:33 PM

Black box data lost for 2012 Malaysia Air flight

LONDON (AP) — Malaysian Airlines failed to properly preserve flight recordings during an incident at London's Heathrow Airport in 2012, a report by Britain's air accidents investigator said Thursday.

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