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Ukraine’s military asks for help, and the people pitch in

With the treasury empty and the military short of weaponry and other supplies, citizens open their wallets.

Divers start to remove bodies from inside sunken ferry

Divers managed for the first time to break through the ferry’s windows and scour the wreckage.

A royal embarrassment? Australia brings back knights

Critics say the prime minister’s revival of knights and dames shows a lack of priorities at a time of fiscal strain.

Along Mexico’s oil frontier, a fracking divide

After the passage of a landmark energy bill, a new mother lode from the south beckons U.S. companies.

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Palestinian Christians kept from holy site, U.N. envoy says

Palestinian Christians kept from holy site, U.N. envoy says

Israeli police say the annual Saturday of Light event in Jerusalem’s Old City proceeded “respectfully.”

In Afghanistan, losing candidates could decide president

In Afghanistan, losing candidates could decide president

As the votes are counted, two front-runners seek support from the six candidates seen as likely to lose.

Moscow’s inroads alarm E. Europe

Moscow’s inroads alarm E. Europe

Developments in Ukraine bring heightened sense of vulnerability to nearby U.S. allies as NATO ramps up security in the Baltics.

South Korean ferry captain, two crew members arrested

South Korean ferry captain, two crew members arrested

Officials say Lee Joon-seok and two underlings fled the stricken vessel after passengers were told to wait for help.

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major infrastructure damage or casualties.

Obama signs bill to block visa for Iran’s U.N. envoy

Obama signs bill to block visa for Iran’s U.N. envoy

The new law, sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz, bars nominees deemed to have engaged in terrorist activity.

Pro-Russian militants ignore settlement and dig in

Pro-Russian militants ignore settlement and dig in

Militants’ defiance upends hopes for a quick end to the standoff with new government in Kiev.

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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.

Latest Videos from around the World

Orthodox Christians observe Easter rite in Jerusalem

Orthodox Christians observe Easter rite in Jerusalem

Flames from thousands of candles illuminated the dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a spiritual event in Orthodox Easter rites.
Deadly avalanche sweeps Mount Everest

Deadly avalanche sweeps Mount Everest

Several Nepalese guides are dead after an avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest along a route used to climb the world's highest peak.
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.
Anti-semitic leaflets posted in eastern Ukraine

Anti-semitic leaflets posted in eastern Ukraine

The chief rabbi in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine says the Jewish community was shocked after anti-Semitic leaflets were posted, but he dismisses claims that Jews were being targeted.
Good Friday celebrations around the world

Good Friday celebrations around the world

Christians around the world commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday with prayers, processions, and re-enactments.
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.
Agreement reached to calm Ukraine tensions

Agreement reached to calm Ukraine tensions

Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.
Toronto mayor Rob Ford launches reelection campaign

Toronto mayor Rob Ford launches reelection campaign

Toronto's controversial mayor, Rob Ford, officially launched his campaign for reelection on Thursday night vowing to "not back down."
Pistorius trial adjourned until May 5

Pistorius trial adjourned until May 5

Following a five-day cross-examination of Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled that proceedings will adjourn after Thursday and resume May 5.
Bulgarian monastery dyes 5,000 Easter eggs

Bulgarian monastery dyes 5,000 Easter eggs

The Thursday before Orthodox Easter, or Holy Thursday, the Bachkovo Monastery made their traditional preparations by dying about 5,000 Easter eggs at the monastery's kitchen.
U.S. sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military

U.S. sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the U.S. will send medical supplies, helmets and other nonlethal aid to the Ukrainian military in response to Russia's “destabilizing activities.”
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.
Pro-Russian militants killed on base

Pro-Russian militants killed on base

WARNING: Video contains some graphic footage. Ukraine's interior minister says three pro-Russian militants have been killed and 13 wounded after Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on a national guard base.
Pope leads Palm Sunday procession

Pope leads Palm Sunday procession

Addressing a packed St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Pope Francis called on people to look into their own hearts to see how they are living their lives.
Pope's relic on wheels departs to Rome

Pope's relic on wheels departs to Rome

The owner of Pope John Paul II's Polish vintage car is driving to Rome for the late pope’s canonization on Sunday.
Pistorius describes holding shot girlfriend

Pistorius describes holding shot girlfriend

On his third day on the witness stand at his murder trial, athlete Oscar Pistorius details the day his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot and killed.

Photos from Around the World

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.

Photos of the day

Scenes from Holy Week events, South Korean ferry search efforts, macaw conservation and more.

Scenes of Pompeii

Italy’s culture minister inaugurated three restored ancient homes at Pompeii with the aim of attracting Easter visitors.

India goes to the polls

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

Photos of the day

Ukrainian crisis, Iranian mother spares the life of her son’s killer just before his execution, Easter play and more.

Prisoners in Peru perform ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

The Holy Week activity is intended to help inmates in their rehabilitation.

Photos of the day

South Korean ferry capsizes, Boston marathon bombing anniversary, T. rex bones, Viking longboat on the Thames and more.

Pro-Russian refuse to leave occupied buildings

The­ militants occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine boasted that they do not take orders from U.S., Russia.

Chilean city continues to burn from a massive fire

A massive fire raged this weekend through the port city of Valparaiso killing at least 12 and destroying hundreds of homes.

Animal views

Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.

Photos of the day

Nepalese New Year, Passover, Ni­ger­ian bomb blast, Bundy cattle released, lunar eclipse and more.

Three dead in suburban Kansas City shooting

Two died at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, another at a retirement community nearby.

A holy city’s challenge for India’s next prime minister

Muslim minorities and Hindus near the Ganges River depict key issues of May’s national election.

North Korea hosts international marathon

The annual race in the capital was open to foreign tourists for the first time.