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Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine

Apr 17, 2014

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked uniforms who had overtaken Ukraine's Crimean ...

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Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

Apr 17, 2014

By YOUKYUNG LEE and FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it ...

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Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers

Apr 17, 2014

By SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants launched a brazen attack on a military base in a restive area in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12, officials said.

The morning attack at the base outside the city of Mosul, about 360 kilometers ...

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Algerians trickle to polls in presidential vote

Apr 17, 2014

By PAUL SCHEMM, Associated Press

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerians trickled into voting booths on a sunshine-drenched Thursday to elect the president of this oil-rich North African nation in an election dominated by the ailing incumbent running for a fourth term.

Despite recovering from a stroke ...

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Ukraine: More stringent border checks for Russians

Apr 17, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is introducing stringent checks for Russian citizens who want to cross the border into Ukraine.

Russia's flagship Aeroflot said Thursday that Ukrainian officials told the airline that Russian men between 16 and 60 are now banned from entering Ukraine except when they ...

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Diplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine

Apr 17, 2014

By LARA JAKES and JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) — High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine attempting to forge a common position on how to ...

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Ex-Senegalese president's son to face graft trial

Apr 17, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An official says the son of Senegal's former president will be tried for illicit enrichment following an investigation into how he amassed his multi-million dollar fortune.

Soro Diop, an adviser to the Justice Ministry, said Thursday that Karim Wade will be tried in two ...

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Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

Apr 17, 2014

By JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing at next month's Cannes Film Festival.

Organizers of the famed Riviera festival announced the ...

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Nigeria: Fate of 115 abducted girls unknown

Apr 17, 2014

By HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The fate of 115 female students abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied the Nigerian military's report that almost all the pupils had been freed.

"Up till now we ...

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India struggles with rebel threats during election

Apr 17, 2014

By KATY DAIGLE, Associated Press

RAJNANDGAON, India (AP) — Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where leftist rebels threatened violence over the plight of India's marginalized and poor.

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US senators support Moldova in EU bid

Apr 17, 2014

CORNELIU RUSNAC, Associated Press

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Four U.S. senators visited Moldova Thursday to lend support to the former Soviet republic's move toward the European Union, while Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Ukraine to end a blockade of the country's separatist province ...

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Street theater in Mexico City's rough Tepito area

Apr 17, 2014

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Few outsiders dare venture after dark into Tepito, a neighborhood known as Mexico City's main clearinghouse for contraband ranging from guns and drugs to counterfeit sneakers.

But a theater project led by one of Mexico's best-known actors has ...

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UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade

Apr 17, 2014

By GEORGE JAHN, Associated Press

VIENNA (AP) — Iran has converted most of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms as part of a deal with six world powers, the U.N. atomic agency reported Thursday.

The development leaves Iran with ...

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Israel arrests Arab journalist over Lebanon visit

Apr 17, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet intelligence service said on Thursday that it has detained a young Israeli Arab journalist for traveling to Lebanon, which Israel considers an enemy country.

Majd Kayyal, a 23-year-old journalist for the Lebanese newspaper As-Safir, traveled to Beirut last month ...

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Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing

Apr 17, 2014

By YOUKYUNG LEE, Associated Press

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jeong-keun woke up on his cabin bed to find out his friends had smeared lipstick on his face while he had been asleep, a prank harking back to their school days.

The 60-year-old Kim took it in good spirits and washed his face. After ...

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Robot sub finishes 1st full seabed search for jet

Apr 17, 2014

By MARGIE MASON, Associated Press

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, and investigators were analyzing the sub's data while also trying to identify the origins of a nearby oil slick.

The ...

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Ukraine: 3 Killed After Black Sea Base Attack

Apr 17, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Three pro-Russian militants died and 13 were wounded when Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on a National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol, Ukraine's interior minister said Thursday.

A crowd of around 300 men armed with Molotov cocktails attacked the base, in ...

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Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

Apr 16, 2014

By YURAS KARMANAU, Associated Press

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a hero's welcome.

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Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

Apr 16, 2014

By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one ...

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uFly fires flight simulator who appeared on CNN

Apr 16, 2014

By ROB GILLIES, Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing like a teenager.

uFly company ...

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