Urging China to act responsibly, Japan PM voices concern over China’s maritime activity

Japan PM urges China to act responsibly

TOKYO — Japan’s prime minister urged China to act as a “responsible” member of the international community and raised concern over its expanding maritime activity in Asia, including in disputed waters where a ship collision ignited a bitter diplomatic feud.

Jewish settlers in West Bank prepare for end of building freeze as US races to rescue talks

Israel: Settlers brace for end of building freeze

Japan prosecutors release Chinese captain held in boat collision that raised tensions

Japan releases Chinese boat captain amid dispute

Rights group accuses FBI of involvement in secret transfers of Kenyan bomb suspects to Uganda

Groups: Kenyan suspects secretly flown to Uganda

Colombia says killing of No. 2 commander worst blow ever to FARC rebels

Colombia: death of feared No. 2 rebel a watershed

Colombia says No. 2 rebel commander killed in raid; major setback for insurgents

Colombia: No. 2 rebel commander killed in raid

Violence erupts in east Jerusalem after deadly shooting of Palestinian, clouding peace efforts

Violence in east Jerusalem clouds peace efforts

Basque separatists say they are ready for international mediation to solve conflict with Spain

Basque separatists want peace talks with Spain

18 injured in charter bus crash on Texas highway; driver’s medical condition investigated

Texas bus driver’s medical condition eyed in crash

18 injured in charter bus crash on Texas highway, some ejected from broken side windows

Charter bus hits Texas highway barrier, 18 injured

18 injured in Texas charter bus crash, some passengers ejected from broken side windows

18 injured in Texas charter bus crash

SANGER, Texas — Texas authorities say 18 people have been injured in a charter bus crash.

Basque group ETA announces another cease-fire, official says it’s not enough

Basque separatist group ETA announce cease-fire

Basque separatist group ETA announces cease-fire in new video

Basque separatists ETA announce cease-fire

NATO service member killed in Afghan fighting as possible talks with insurgents draw closer

NATO service member killed in Afghan fighting

Possible talks with Afghan insurgents draw closer; Karzai set to announce High Peace Council

Possible talks with Afghan insurgents draw closer

Afghan president to name panel for talks with insurgents; suicide bomber kills 7

Barack Obama

Afghan president sets up panel to pursue talks with the Taliban

President Barack Obama

Families raise new questions over medical advice that led to Lockerbie bomber’s release

Lockerbie families raise new questions over bomber

Body scanners going unused at Nigeria airports 7 months after Christmas bombing attempt

Body scanners going unused at Nigeria airports

Obama spurned in charm campaign for business; executives still skeptical of his policies

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Israeli prime minister warns Hamas after Gaza rocket attack on Israel

Barack Obama

Explosion levels Gaza Hamas commander’s home; Palestinians blame Israeli strike, Israel denies

Barack Obama

US officials warned Scotland over release of Lockerbie bomber; feared celebrations in Libya

US officials warned Scotland over al-Megrahi

US senators call on UK, BP officials to testify at hearing on release of Lockerbie bomber

Senators want UK officials at Lockerbie hearing

Senators look for smoking gun linking BP oil deal, release of Lockerbie bomber

Senators look for smoking gun in BP-Lockerbie link

As a hostage for 12 years, Colombian police colonel had the inside view of rebels’ decline

As hostage, officer saw Colombia rebels decline

North Korean military abruptly cancels planned talks with American-led UN Command

NKorea abruptly cancels military talks with UN

UN Command says its planned talks with NKorean military have been delayed at NKorea’s request

US-led UN Command says talks with NKorea delayed

North Korea, US-led UN Command to meet this week to discuss South warship sinking

NKorea, US-led UN Command to meet over sinking

North Korea says it is willing to return to nuclear disarmament talks; South wants proof

NKorea says it’s ready to return to nuclear talks

UN Security Council condemns SKorea ship sinking but doesn’t directly blame NKorea

UN condemns SKorea ship sinking

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council on Friday condemned a deadly attack on a South Korean warship that killed 46 sailors and pointed a finger toward North Korea but didn’t directly blame the reclusive communist nation.

Obama, South Korean leader say North Korea must face consequences for alleged ship sinking

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NTSB: Driver inattention cause of bus crash that killed 7 tourists on Arizona highway

NTSB points to driver inattention in AZ bus crash

26 people rescued from charter fishing boat flooding in Mexican waters south of San Diego

26 rescued from flooded fishing boat off San Diego

Clinton says world must respond to ‘unacceptable provocation’ in sinking of South Korean ship

Clinton: World must act on SKorean ship sinking

Europe wonders whether Iceland’s unstoppable volcano will mean their summer is turning to ash

Europe’s travelers ponder a summer turning to ash

US envoy: Climate bill may not be in place by Cancun summit, insists it’s not crucial to talks

US President Barack Obama

La. charter boat guide trying to convince tourists the Gulf is clean; calls spill PR disaster

La. charter boat guide says Gulf is mostly clean

Chile faces $30B price tag for quake recovery, but in better position to pay than Haiti

Chile faces huge recovery cost, but can go it solo

Fire destroys historic Pa. metal forge that made ashtrays for Hindenburg airship; no injuries

Fire ruins Pa. forge that made Hindenburg ashtrays

Doctors warn of health threats from wreckage and rotting debris left by Chile quake, tsunami

Doctors warn of health threat from Chile wreckage

Chile begins vaccinations, emphasizes health threats a week after deadly quake

Foreign hospitals help quake-damaged health system

Indonesian police stage raids on suspected militants in Aceh, 1 officer killed

Indonesian police stage raid suspected militants

Overwhelming Haiti catastrophe tests man’s humanity to man, offers lessons for next time

Looking for lessons in Haiti’s epic tragedy

Israeli police storm Jerusalem holy site to stop Palestinians throwing objects at tourists