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Shooting at checkpoint raises tensions in eastern Ukraine

The mayor of the city of Slovyansk asks Russia to send “peacekeepers” after gunfight ends an Easter truce.

South Koreans just want their loved ones’ bodies recovered

As bodies are pulled from the ferry, a transcript gives a clearer picture to the events of the ferry’s sinking.

Pope makes Easter plea for peace in Ukraine and Syria

At Mass in St. Peter’s Square, the pontiff urges people to pay attention to those in need.

Egypt’s political generation gap

Many young Egyptians are frustrated about the country’s increasingly authoritarian trajectory.

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Abdullah extends his lead over rival for Afghan presidency

Abdullah extends his lead over rival for Afghan presidency

The former foreign minister has 44 percent of the votes with 40 percent of the ballots counted.

Divers start to remove bodies from inside sunken ferry

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

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

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.

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.

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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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Conflict raises tensions in Ukraine on Easter

Russian Orthodox Church is near the regional administration building, which has been taken over by pro-Russia activists.

Search continues in S. Korea ferry sinking

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

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.