Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, right, poses with President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, before a state banquet given in honour of the Irish President, at Windsor Castle Tuesday April 8, 2014, in Windsor, England. Guests and dignitaries including Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny and Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness attending the banquet at the end of the first day of a state visit by Ireland's Michael D. Higgins. Ireland's Michael D. Higgins is making the first state visit by a president of the republic since it gained independence from Britain. Camilla Duchess of Cornwall at left. (AP Photo / Dan Kitwood)

Queen hosts Irish president on first UK state visit

President Michael D. Higgins, Ireland's elfin head of state, was guest of honor at a royal banquet that brought together former enemies in Northern Ireland and leading politicians and celebrities of Britain and Ireland. …
FILE -In this Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, file photo, A 43 year old Congolese patient, center, who has been confirmed to have Ebola hemorrhagic fever, following laboratory tests, is comforted by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) nurse Isabel Grovas, left, and Doctor Hilde Declerck, right, in Kampungu, Kasai Occidental province, Congo. An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is believed to have killed at least 59 people in Guinea and may already have spread to neighboring Liberia, health officials said Monday, March 25, 2014. (AP Photo/WHO, Christopher Black, HO, File)

Officials say Ebola outbreak could last months

Health officials say the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could last for months in what they called one of the most challenging episodes of the disease that the international community has faced.…
Pro-Russian activists shout during a rally at the regional administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, as the makings of an improved self-appointed government began to take shape, with demonstrators dug in for their third day at the 11-storey regional administration headquarters. Ukrainian authorities on Tuesday reasserted control over an administration building in the country's second-largest city of Kharkiv, 250 Km ( 155 miles) north of Donetsk, which had been seized by pro-Russian protesters, and authorities detained some dozens. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Report: 60 people taken hostage in eastern Ukraine

Ukraine's government struggled to stay in control of the country's eastern regions as tensions flared Tuesday in three cities. While the government managed to recapture its regional headquarters and detain dozens of pro-Russian protesters in one city, it said "radicals" were keeping 60 people hostage and threatening them in another city.…
Activists prepare a barricade inside the regional administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine, Monday, April 7, 2014. A Ukrainian news agency is reporting that pro-Russian separatists who have seized the regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk proclaimed the region an independent republic. The activists on Monday also called for a referendum on the sovereignty of the Donetsk region, which borders Russia, to be held no later than May 11, the Interfax news agency reported.(AP Photo/Alexander Ermochenko)

Pro-Russians call east Ukraine region independent

The Ukrainian government accused Russia of stirring up the unrest and tried to flush the assailants from some of the seized buildings, setting off fiery clashes in one city. …
Diagram shows three types of technology used in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

‘Promising lead’ emerges in hunt for Flight 370

A concentrated air and sea search was under way in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday after an Australian ship detected faint pings deep underwater in what an official called the "most promising lead" yet in the search for Flight 370.…
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, leader of the ruling center-right Fidesz party delivers his victory speech after the parliamentary elections in downtown Budapest, Hungary, late Sunday, April 6, 2014. Orban's Fidesz party won the 2014 elections and is close to securing a new two-thirds majority in parliament. (AP Photo/MTI, Laszlo Beliczay)

Hungary prime minister wins 3rd term

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party won parliamentary elections Sunday and narrowly secured a new two-thirds majority, but gains by a far-right party were a cause for concern.…
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Photos: The work of Anja Neidringhaus

Renowned German photographer Anja Neidringhaus, 48, was killed April 4, 2014 when an Afghan policeman opened fire on a car she was sitting in, in eastern Afghanistan. …
Members of the Turkish Youth Union hold cartoons depicting Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a protest against a ban on Twitter, in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, March 21, 2014. Turkey's attempt to block access to Twitter appeared to backfire on Friday with many tech-savvy users circumventing the ban and suspicions growing that the prime minister was using court orders to suppress corruption allegations against him and his government. Cartoon second right reads: Erdogan, left, to his Ankara Mayor Melih Gokcek " we will rip out the roots of Twitter." Gokcek: "don't say it."(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Turkish government lifts Twitter ban

Turkey's government said Thursday it is lifting its ban on Twitter, a day after the country's highest court ruled that the block is a violation of freedoms and ordered that access be restored.…
Riot police block a street that leads to the Greek parliament in Athens, on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, after authorities banned all protests in a large section of central Athens because of a Eurogroup meeting and a meeting of all European Union finance ministers. Nevertheless, some 7,500 anti-austerity demonstrators held three separate protests outside the exclusion zone, and some tried to break through a riot police cordon blocking their way to Parliament, where most marches in Athens wind up. (AP Photo/ Petros Giannakouris)

Amnesty International criticizes Greek police

The rights group Amnesty International says it has found a culture of impunity and abuse within the Greek police, which it also criticizes for inadequately responding to hate crimes and attacks by far-right groups on migrants and protesters.…
Heavy machinery is used in the clearing of debris on the road leading to the town of Camarones, in Arica, Thursday Apr. 3, 2014. The road was cut off due to the magnitude-8.2 quake that struck Chile's Northern coast on Tuesday. Authorities discovered surprisingly light damage from the quake. As strong aftershocks continue, power remains out in many areas, and hospitals were handling only emergencies. Schools were closed, and large supermarkets and gas stations coordinated their reopenings Thursday with police and military to avoid problems with long lines of customers. (AP Photo/ Luis Hidalgo)

Aftershocks rattle Chile as military keeps order

There are no reports of significant new damage from the aftershocks that continue to be felt in northern Chile, where residents spent a second sleepless night outside their homes.…