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Militants seize armored vehicles in Ukraine

A move by the Kiev government against protesters who seized buildings in the east is faltering.

Almost 300 missing in South Korean ferry disaster

Rescuers raced to find survivors in an elaborate operation as the ferry gradually went belly-up.

The Ukrainian government’s other crisis: The economy

Painful measures demanded by the West hurt the government’s image in the east as it confronts separatists.

Obama’s Asia strategy fails to meet expectations

Amid some allies’ loss of confidence in the administration’s commitment, the president plans trips to the region.

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Syrian opposition fighters obtain U.S. antitank missiles

Syrian opposition fighters obtain U.S. antitank missiles

U.S. officials declined to discuss the origin of the weapons but did not dispute that the rebels have them.

U.S. expectations low ahead of talks with Russia, Ukraine

U.S. expectations low ahead of talks with Russia, Ukraine

Secretary of State John F. Kerry is in Geneva for meetings aimed at pressuring Russia to pull back.

Jordanian warplanes destroy vehicles on Syrian border

Jordanian warplanes destroy vehicles on Syrian border

Aircraft fired after drivers believed to be Syrian rebels ignored warnings not to proceed, the government said.

Syrian rebels fear loss of revolution’s capital of Homs

Syrian rebels fear loss of revolution’s capital of Homs

Amid the bombardment by Assad’s forces, some rebels look for the exit, while others brace for a final fight.

Palestinians want to continue peace talks, but with a map

Palestinians want to continue peace talks, but with a map

Abbas meets with Israeli lawmakers and says talks can continue, but certain conditions must first be met.

Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border

Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border

A Syrian military official said the vehicles did not belong to the Syrian army.

China growth slows as property market fears rise

China growth slows as property market fears rise

GDP dipped to 7.4 percent in the first three months of 2014, just below the government's target for year.

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2009: A Rwanda homecoming

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Refuge: Stories from the Syrian exodus

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Pistorius: ‘I was praying for her’

Pistorius: ‘I was praying for her’

On the last day of his cross-examination, Oscar Pistorius breaks down on Tuesday while describing the moment he found girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp bleeding on the bathroom floor.
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.
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.
Combat vehicles in Ukraine fly Russian flag

Combat vehicles in Ukraine fly Russian flag

A column of armored vehicles flying Russian flags drove into an eastern Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russia demonstrators Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes to re-establish control.
Egypt cracks down on mosques preaching extremism

Egypt cracks down on mosques preaching extremism

Egyptian authorities are tightening control on religious centers around the country, purging clerics to prevent mosques from serving the agendas of political parties.
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.
Pistorius apologizes to Steenkamp family

Pistorius apologizes to Steenkamp family

Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand for day four of testimony in his murder trial. He offered an apology to the family of slain girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Tense exchange during Pistorius testimony

Tense exchange during Pistorius testimony

A dramatic courtroom exchange ended Oscar Pistorius's first week testifying in his murder trial, after a prosecutor accused the athlete of shooting his girlfriend as the couple talked and argued.
Pistorius breaks down when pressed by prosecutor

Pistorius breaks down when pressed by prosecutor

Intense questioning from the prosecution led Oscar Pistorius to twice break down on the fourth day of cross-examination at the athlete's murder trial.
India's transgender citizens celebrate historic ruling

India's transgender citizens celebrate historic ruling

India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.
U.N. holds emergency meeting on Ukraine

U.N. holds emergency meeting on Ukraine

The U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting at Russia's request Sunday amid growing violence in Ukraine. Vice President Joe Biden is expected to visit Ukraine in late April.
Objects seen in jet search are fishing equipment

Objects seen in jet search are fishing equipment

A cluster of orange objects spotted by a search plane hunting for any trace of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet turned out to be nothing more than fishing equipment, Australian officials said Monday.
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.
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.

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Passenger ferry sinks off South Korean coast

As many as 290 remain unaccounted for as rescuers fear many were still trapped onboard.

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

Militants seize armored vehicles in Ukraine

A move by the Kiev government against protesters who seized buildings in the east is faltering.

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.

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Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.

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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.

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Coachella Valley festival, Irish dance, clashes in Ukraine and more.

Blast in Nigerian capital kills at least 71

Police say an explosion at a busy bus station has also wounded 124.

Palm Sunday 2014 around the globe

Christians around the world mark the beginning of Holy Week with palm leaves and processions.

Palm Sunday across the globe

Christians around the world mark the beginning of Holy Week with palm leaves and processions.

Palm Sunday across the globe

Christians around the world mark the beginning of Holy Week with palm leaves and processions.

Ukraine seeks to quell conflict in east

Pro-Russia protesters have occupied government buildings in two eastern Ukrainian cities since Sunday.

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