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  • Migrants' bodies brought ashore as EU proposes doubling rescue effort
  • Mon, Apr 20  CATANIA, Italy/LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union proposed doubling the size of its Mediterranean search and rescue operations on Monday, as the first bodies were brought ashore of as many as 900 people feared killed in the deadliest known shipwreck of migrants trying to reach Europe.

  • After tasting power, former Egyptian president Mursi awaits sentencing
  • 12:29 AM EDT  (Reuters) - Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Mursi will stand in a court cage on Tuesday as a judge announces his fate nearly three years after he was declared Egypt's first freely elected president.

  • Air strike on missile base in Yemen capital kills 25, wounds hundreds
  • 12:11 AM EDT  SANAA (Reuters) - An air strike on a Scud missile base in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa triggered a big explosion that killed 25 people and wounded almost 400 on Monday, state news agency Saba said.

  • U.S. Navy sends more warships near Yemen in security move
  • Mon, Apr 20  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy has sent an aircraft carrier and a guided-missile cruiser into the waters near Yemen, officials said on Monday, heightening the U.S. maritime security presence as concerns mount over Yemen's escalating conflict.

  • U.S. says might talk to Iran about regional stability, cites Syria
  • Mon, Apr 20  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Monday it might talk with Iran about promoting regional stability, noting it had been open to including Iran in past efforts to achieve a Syrian peace deal if Tehran had altered its policy.

  • Bomb explodes at Spanish embassy in Libyan capital
  • Mon, Apr 20  TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A bomb exploded in front of the Spanish embassy in the Libyan capital late on Monday, residents said, the latest in a string of attacks on foreign missions in the North African country.

  • Sudan's president cancels trip to Indonesia
  • Mon, Apr 20  JAKARTA (Reuters) - Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir at the last minute canceled a trip to Indonesia for a summit this week, a government official said, in what would have been his first trip outside of Africa or the Middle East in nearly four years.

  • Iran charging U.S. journalist Rezaian with four crimes: Washington Post
  • Mon, Apr 20  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran is charging Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian with four crimes, including espionage, the newspaper said on Monday in a report offering the first details about the exact charges against him.

  • U.N. Security Council demands aid access for Syria's Yarmouk camp
  • Mon, Apr 20  UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Monday demanded all parties to the Syrian civil war allow humanitarian aid to reach without obstruction the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus, a site that Islamist militants had recently seized.

  • Japanese PM Abe makes ritual offering at Yasukuni shrine
  • Mon, Apr 20  TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering on Tuesday to a Tokyo shrine for war dead, a senior spokesman said, a day before he hopes to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a leaders' summit in Jakarta.

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