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Diplomats reach deal on defusing Ukraine crisis

They agreed that all parties, including separatists and their Russian backers, would stop violent and provocative acts.

U.N.: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade

The development leaves Iran with substantially less of the 20 percent enriched uranium that it would need for a nuclear warhead.

Putin’s remarks raise fears of future Ukraine moves

Leader now admits Russian troops were in Crimea, but denies Russian involvement in continuing unrest.

UAE detains Taliban commander, disrupting peace talks

Agha Jan Motasim was taken from his family’s home by Emirati authorities, Afghan officials say.

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U.S. to send Ukrainian military more non-lethal aid

The move to bolster an embattled ally stops short of supplying the weapons that officials in Kiev have sought.

China aims to purge Internet of porn, rumors

China aims to purge Internet of porn, rumors

Critics say the Communist Party’s “clean sky” campaign aims to silence grass-roots voices online and dissent.

U.S.-Burma thaw threatened by violence against Muslims

U.S.-Burma thaw threatened by violence against Muslims

American officials warn that attacks on Rohingya and foreign aid groups could undermine rapprochement.

Snowden to Putin: Does Russia spy on its citizens?

Snowden to Putin: Does Russia spy on its citizens?

The fugitive former NSA contractor turned up via video link on the Russian leader’s call-in program.

Algerians trickle to polls in presidential vote

Algerians trickle to polls in presidential vote

Elections in the oil-rich North African nation is expected to be dominated by the ailing incumbent running for a fourth term.

Pro-Russian militants killed in clash in Ukraine port city

Pro-Russian militants killed in clash in Ukraine port city

Ukraine’s interior minister says the militants killed after they attacked a National Guard base in Mariupol.

Ferry rescue operation in South Korea runs into trouble

Ferry rescue operation in South Korea runs into trouble

Divers were unable to enter the submerged ferry, which sank in the Yellow Sea with 475 people on board.

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U.S. sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military

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Korean ferry captain apologizes

Korean ferry captain apologizes

The captain of the South Korean ferry that sunk off the southern coast apologizes as fears rise. Emergency teams continue to search for almost 300 still missing on Thursday.
Pistorius trial adjourned until May 5

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Pope leads Palm Sunday procession

Pope leads Palm Sunday procession

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Pistorius describes holding shot girlfriend

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Pistorius apologizes to Steenkamp family

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Pro-Russian militants killed on base

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Combat vehicles in Ukraine fly Russian flag

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Military recaptures eastern Ukrainian airport

Military recaptures eastern Ukrainian airport

Ukraine's acting president says special forces have restored control Tuesday over a small airport in eastern Ukraine as the government began "anti-terrorist operations" in the eastern part of the country against pro-Russian militiamen.
Egypt cracks down on mosques preaching extremism

Egypt cracks down on mosques preaching extremism

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India's transgender citizens celebrate historic ruling

India's transgender citizens celebrate historic ruling

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U.N. holds emergency meeting on Ukraine

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