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Clashes spread across eastern Ukraine

Security forces killed “up to five” pro-Russian activists, officials said, as Putin condemned use of the Ukrainian military against its own citizens.

3 Americans killed in attack on Kabul hospital

The attack on the hospital was the latest in a wave of violence targeting foreigners in Afghanistan.

Obama says U.S. will stand by treaty obligations to Japan

President says China-Japan dispute over islands in East China Sea should be settled through diplomacy.

Iran to increase gasoline prices

Iran, which is home to some of the world's cheapest gas, plans a price increase.

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Deadly protests follow man’s killing in Rio de Janeiro

Deadly protests follow man’s killing in Rio de Janeiro

Residents accuse police in death of 26-year-old dancer in slum near famous Copacabana beach area.

Ex-Afghan warlord may again assume key political role

Ex-Afghan warlord may again assume key political role

Abdurrashid Dostum was America’s man in Afghanistan, until things went sour. Now he is back in the mix.

Moscow issues warning over Ukraine’s military moves

Moscow issues warning over Ukraine’s military moves

If Russian interests are attacked, Foreign Minister Lavrov says, “we would certainly respond.”

Fatah, Hamas announce accord

Fatah, Hamas announce accord

Israeli prime minister says Palestinian unity government would mean the end of peace negotiations.

Fighting rages in South Sudan, days after massacre

Fighting rages in South Sudan, days after massacre

Clashes erupted in three key states; the White House condemns the attacks as ‘an abomination.’

Q&A: Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun interviews President Obama

Q&A: Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun interviews President Obama

“America is and always will be a Pacific nation,” the president wrote in response to questions.

Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

The government quickly said top tourism officials would fly to base camp to negotiate with the Sherpas.

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The search for Flight 370

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has spanned three weeks with more than two dozen countries assisting in the mission.

2009: A Rwanda homecoming

Former rebels and their families return after 15 years in Congo.

Refuge: Stories from the Syrian exodus

Refugees from Syria’s civil war are remaking the political, economic and religious landscape in the Mideast.

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Obama: More sanctions against Russia possible

Obama: More sanctions against Russia possible

President Obama, on his state visit to Japan, urged China and Russia to uphold standards of international law. He specifically criticized Russia over recent developments in Ukraine.
U.S. paratroopers arrive in Poland

U.S. paratroopers arrive in Poland

U.S. Army paratroopers arrived in Poland to begin a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe in the wake of Russia's annexation of Crimea last month.
Obama arrives in Japan

Obama arrives in Japan

President Obama arrived in Tokyo Wednesday night, kicking off a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region. Obama's trip aims to reassure partners about the U.S. commitment to the area.
Officials: Flight MH370 may never be found

Officials: Flight MH370 may never be found

Malaysian and Australian officials said a police investigation may never determine the reason why Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared and that search efforts may not yield results.
Malaysia vows to give Flight MH370 families closure

Malaysia vows to give Flight MH370 families closure

Leaders of the two countries heading multinational efforts to solve the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 pledged Thursday that no effort would be spared to give the families of those on board the answers they need.
U.N.: Syrian refugees hit million mark in Lebanon

U.N.: Syrian refugees hit million mark in Lebanon

A teenager from central Syria became the one millionth Syrian refugee to register in Lebanon on Thursday, a "devastating milestone," the United Nations refugee agency said.
Malaysia vows to keep looking for jet

Malaysia vows to keep looking for jet

Malaysia vowed Saturday that it would not give up trying to find the missing jetliner and said a multinational investigation team would to try to solve the aviation mystery of Malaysian Airlines flight 370.
Ships race to investigate signals in Malaysian jet search

Ships race to investigate signals in Malaysian jet search

Crews looking for the missing Malaysian plane raced toward a patch of the southern Indian Ocean on Sunday to see if sounds picked up by underwater equipment came from the plane's black boxes, whose battery-operated pingers are on the verge of dying out.
1 month after MH370 disappears, pings pause

1 month after MH370 disappears, pings pause

Officials searching for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 say no pings consistent with an airplane's black boxes have been heard since Sunday. The plane disappeared a month ago Tuesday.
Two more pings heard from Indian Ocean

Two more pings heard from Indian Ocean

Australian officials say a ship searching for the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 has relocated an underwater signal that is consistent with a plane's black boxes.
PM Abbott is ‘very confident’ in black box signal

PM Abbott is ‘very confident’ in black box signal

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the hunt for Flight MH370 has narrowed significantly and searchers are confident that signals are coming from the missing jet's black box.
Search for Malaysia plane heads to sea floor

Search for Malaysia plane heads to sea floor

Search coordinator Angus Houston says crews will send a submarine into the Indian Ocean to seek Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Houston also says an oil slick has been detected.
Malaysia: Ocean floor images 'very clear'

Malaysia: Ocean floor images 'very clear'

Malaysia's defense minister said on Thursday that images from the underwater vehicle searching for missing flight MH370 were ‘very clear’ but had so far returned no clues.
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.
French journalists freed From Syria

French journalists freed From Syria

Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday.
Video shows ferry captain being treated after rescue

Video shows ferry captain being treated after rescue

The captain of the sunken South Korean ferry, Lee Joon-seok, receives medical treatment shortly after reaching shore.

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Tensions high in Ukraine

Vice President Biden pledged to lend Ukraine U.S. support for its election next month and to defy Russian pressure.

Obama visits Japan

President Obama arrived in Japan on Wednesday during his week-long trip to Asia.

India goes to the polls

On April 7, the nation began holding the world’s biggest election ever.

Search continues in S. Korea ferry sinking

What was once a rescue mission now appears increasingly like an operation to recover bodies.

Photos of the day

Keystone pipeline protest, New York World’s Fair anniversary, ATLAS humanoid robot and more.

Protests break out in Brazilian slum

After a popular local dancer was found dead, protesters lit fires and tossed explosives and bottles onto a busy street.

Crisis in the Central African Republic

The U.N. evacuated Muslims from the capital of the Central African Republic in order to “save their lives,” officials say.

Animal views

Take a look at a rare Spix’s macaw chick, a tree-kangaroo and baby giraffes, camels and white Bengal tigers.

South Sudan again rocked by violence

Hundreds killed as rebels seize oil hub, the United Nations has said.

Photos of the day

Christmas of Rome, Ukrainian journalist detained by militants, White House Easter egg roll and more.

Paying respects to Gabriel García Márquez

Thousands gather in Mexico City to honor the late Colombian author.

In Nicaraguan town, punishing the ‘Judases’

In Masatepe, Nicaragua, chained “traitors” are tormented on Good Friday.

Photos of the day

Scenes from Seattle Hempfest, an Easter bonnet festival, Hungarian Easter celebration, giant omelette and more.

A change in justice on Indian reservations

Pascua Yaqui is one of three tribes chosen for pilot project allowing prosecution of non-tribal men.

Passenger ferry sinks off South Korean coast

Days after the Sewol ferry capsized, 270 people were still missing, most or all of them presumably trapped in the vessel.

Best news photos of the week

A look at some of our favorite images from the week of April 13.