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Air Strikes Kill Dozens of al-Qaeda Members in Yemen

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Air Strikes Kill Dozens of al-Qaeda Members in Yemen
A series of coordinated joint U.S.-Yemeni suspected drone strikes were launched against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula over the weekend, killing around 40 militants in the country’s south but also at least three civilians

Rivalries, sensitivities form prism for MH370 search

published about 3 hours ago
The co-operation of militaries in the search for the missing Flight 370 has created a unique event in a region increasingly fraught with rivalries.

Aussie teen Kyrgios wins title in Florida

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Australian young gun Nick Kyrgios has made a triumphant return from injury by claiming victory in the final of the Sarasota Open in Florida.

Russia Agrees Deal to Slash North Korean Debt by 90%

published about 3 hours ago
Russia Agrees Deal to Slash North Korean Debt by 90%
Russia has finalized an agreement that will write off almost $10 billion owed by North Korea since the Cold-war era, with plans to build a gas pipeline and railway to South Korea through the communist state

South Korea president says conduct of ferry crew tantamount to murder

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South Korea president says conduct of ferry crew tantamount to murder
By Ju-min Park JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Monday the actions of the captain and crew of a ferry that sank last week with hundreds feared dead were tantamount to murder, as authorities arrested four more officers of the vessel. Captain Lee Joon-seok, 69, and two other crew members were arrested last week on negligence charges, with prosecutors announcing four further arrests - two first mates, one second mate and a chief engineer ... more


Runaway stowaway survives Calif.-Hawaii flight: FBI

Agency says boy, 16, had run away from his family, stashed self in plane's wheel well, where he faced harsh conditions

Car rams through wall of Fla. church during Easter service

Drama as parishioners use bare hands and jacks trying to get the car off people trapped beneath it

High school student enjoying 15 minutes of fame after prom stunt

Pennsylvania teen was suspended from school after asking Miss America out, but while he didn't get his dream date he is getting a lot of ... more

16-Year-Old Stowed Away on Maui Flight: FBI

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A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the voyage halfway across the Pacific Ocean unscathed ... more

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners

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USDA says some packages of Oscar Mayer's "Classic Wieners" may mistakenly contain cheese that is not noted on label
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Shinzo Abe's wartime shrine tribute risks inflaming China tensions

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Shinzo Abe's wartime shrine tribute risks inflaming China tensions
Japanese prime minister has sent a ritual offering to the controversial war shrine seen as glorifying past militarismJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ... more

South Korea ferry: president says captain's actions were like 'murder'

published about 2 hours ago
South Korea ferry: president says captain's actions were like 'murder'
Park Geun-hye says conduct was 'unfathomable' as four more officers are arrested and confirmed deaths rise to 64South Korean president Park Geun-hye said on Monday ... more

David Cameron accused of fostering division in UK

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David Cameron accused of fostering division in UK
Prime minister's references to Britain as a Christian country have negative consequences, say campaignersMore than 50 prominent public figures including novelist, diplomats, Nobel prize winners ... more

One in five teachers abused online by parents and pupils, survey says

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One in five teachers abused online by parents and pupils, survey says
Many teachers do not report abuse due to management failure in dealing with previous incidents, NASUWT study findsOne in five teachers have received abuse aimed ... more

Vince Cable presses ahead with public register on company ownership

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Vince Cable presses ahead with public register on company ownership
Business secretary brushes off warnings from CBI and Law Society over plan to tackle 'darker side of capitalism'The business secretary, Vince Cable, has claimed to ... more
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Quotation of the Day for Monday April 21, 2014

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Quotation of the Day for Monday April 21, 2014.

U.S.-Russia Relations Come Full Circle After Ukraine

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The Obama administration resolved to 'reset' relations with Moscow, but the Ukraine crisis shows the old tensions are far from extinguished.

Photos Link Masked Men in East Ukraine to Russia

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Descriptions from eastern Ukraine endorsed by the Obama administration suggest many of the mysteriously well-armed gunmen there are Russian military and intelligence forces.

Shootout at Checkpoint in Eastern Ukraine

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A deadly shootout erupted at a roadblock outside an eastern Ukrainian town held by pro-Russian separatists, leading to an escalation in their conflict with Kiev.

Kiev Sees Kremlin Agents Behind Unrest

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Kiev says recent seizures of government buildings and infrastructure in eastern Ukraine are at the center of a covert Russian intelligence effort to orchestrate parts ... more

Square Discusses Possible Sale

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Square Inc. representatives have discussed a possible sale of the mobile-payments startup to several deeper-pocketed rivals.

U.S.-Russia Relations Come Full Circle After Ukraine

published about 2 hours ago
U.S.-Russia Relations Come Full Circle After Ukraine
The Obama administration resolved to 'reset' relations with Moscow, but the Ukraine crisis shows the old tensions are far from extinguished.

Asian Shares Mixed

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Japan's Nikkei index gained ground despite investor anxiety over upcoming earnings reports and rising regional tensions, while South Korea's benchmark declined.

Afghan Couple Find Idyllic Hide-Out in Mountains, but Not for Long

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Mohammad Ali and Zakia, running from her family and the police, were welcomed into the home of distant relatives until their location was revealed.

Toyota Revs Up Ambitious Plans for China

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Toyota Revs Up Ambitious Plans for China
Toyota is revving up efforts to unseat Nissan as China's top Japanese auto maker, even as they both struggle to win back market share lost ... more

Aracataca Journal: Magic Ebbs From Colombian Town That Informed an Author’s Work

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For Gabriel García Márquez, Aracataca served as the model for the fictitious town of Macondo in “One Hundred Years of Solitude.” For Cataqueros, it serves ... more

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The April Invasion of Veracruz

published about 7 hours ago
In 1914, the people of the city, left to their own devices, defied a U.S. force sent to teach Mexico some lessons.

U.N. Struggles to Stem Haiti Cholera Epidemic

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As it struggles with insufficient resources to stem a cholera epidemic, the United Nations remains silent on whether it was responsible for the crisis.

About New York: A 12-Year-Old’s Trek of Despair Ends in a Noose at the Border

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About New York: A 12-Year-Old’s Trek of Despair Ends in a Noose at the Border
In the care of smugglers, a 12-year-old girl set out from Ecuador to join her parents, who had immigrated illegally to New York. She made ... more

Powerful Earthquake Rattles Mexico, Shakes Buildings

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Powerful Earthquake Rattles Mexico, Shakes Buildings
A powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital and sending people running out into the street, although there were no early ... more

Militants Kill Soldiers in Algeria

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Qaeda-affiliated fighters ambushed military forces east of the capital, killing at least 14 soldiers.

Yemen Strikes Target Qaeda Camps

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One Yemeni official said the militants targeted in the attacks were among the “leading and dangerous” elements of Al Qaeda.

International Education: Palestinian Teaches Tolerance via Holocaust

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International Education: Palestinian Teaches Tolerance via Holocaust
Mohammed S. Dajani Daoudi trained as a Palestinian guerrilla fighter. Now he is a university professor and teaches Palestinians about the Holocaust.

Militant Group Says It Bombed Nigerian City

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Islamic extremists claimed responsibility for an explosion that ripped through a busy bus station in Abuja, killing at least 75 people and wounding 141.

Battle Rages in Homs, Hub of Revolt Against Assad Government

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Battle Rages in Homs, Hub of Revolt Against Assad Government
Syrian insurgents and anti-government activists are reporting near-continuous bombardment of the Old City and the nearby neighborhood of Waer.

Cyclone threatens to disrupt search for missing Malaysian plane

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PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - A tropical cyclone was threatening to hamper the search for a missing Malaysian jetliner in a remote stretch of the Indian ... more

Boston Marathon to feature second-largest field in race history

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BOSTON (Reuters) - Some 36,000 athletes, including Kenyan and Ethiopian runners who are consistently ranked among the world's fastest, will run in the 118th Boston ... more

Japan PM makes offering to Yasukuni Shrine; China seizes ship

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine, seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's ... more

Captain of ill-fated Korean ferry praised safety in promotional video

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JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - The captain of a ferry that sank off South Korea's southwestern tip with hundreds feared dead said in a promotional ... more

Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to recaptured Christian town

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MAALOULA, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday visited an ancient Christian town recaptured from rebels last week, state media said, as he ... more