Russia Renews Threat to Intervene in Ukraine as Truce Falters
A gunman stands guard outside the security service (SBU) regional building seized by the separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 23, 2014. Close. Photographer: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images. A gunman stands guard outside ...
Ukraine: Pro-Russian family desperate for 'order'BBC News
Seib: Biden's Strategic Ukraine ChecklistWall Street Journal
Russia Warns Ukraine of Potential Military ResponseNew York Times
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Obama Visit to Japan to Set Tone for Four-Nation Asia Tour (1)
President Barack Obama arrived in Japan to start a four-country tour of Asia aimed at advancing a Pacific-nations trade pact and reassuring allies the U.S. will back their security interests, including in territorial disputes with China. Obama met Prime Minister ...
Obama, Arriving in Japan, Starts Work on Tightening US TiesWall Street Journal
Justin Bieber apologizes after Japan shrine visit sparks Asian angerReuters
Obama begins Asia tour with reassurance to JapanCNN
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An 'abomination:' Slaughter in the mosques and churches of Bentiu, South Sudan.
There is no body count for the city of Bentiu in South Sudan, perhaps because there are too many to count. The news from the United Nations' mission in South Sudan only describes “piles and piles” of bodies. Other reports speak of streets “littered” with ...
'Piles and piles' of bodies in South Sudan slaughter, UN official saysFox News
South Sudan Says Rebels Killed 400 People in Bentiu AttacksBusinessweek
S Sudan attacks an abomination, says White HouseBBC News
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Everest avalanche: American climber recounts how Sherpa saved his life
Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) -- To set foot on Mount Everest is to risk death. Mountaineering tourists and their native Nepali guides both have this on their minds, as they straddle cavernous ravines in the ice. But nothing could have prepared American climber ...
Mount Everest expeditions cancelled in peak season as dozens of Sherpas walk ...CBS News
Climate Change Likely to Make Everest Even RiskierABC News
Discovery Channel to make documentary Sherpas killed on Mount EverestDaily Mail
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MH370 search: 'Object of interest' found on Western Australian coast
(CNN) -- Australian officials say an "object of interest" in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been found, but Malaysia authorities said it was too early to tell if it is a real lead. Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief Commissioner Martin ...
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 hunt set to go deeper as "materials washed ashore ...CBS News
Malaysia Plane Search Tests Limits of Ocean Mapping TechnologyVoice of America
MH370 search: investigators examine Australia debrisBBC News
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China Won't Necessarily Observe New Conduct Code for Navies
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Chinese naval sailors looked on as a helicopter preared to take off from Chinese naval frigate Linyi during multi-country maritime joint exercises off the coast in Qingdao on Wednesday. Reuters. QINGDAO, China—China won't necessarily observe a new ...
Deal Could Reduce Chance of Conflict in Contested Pacific SeasNew York Times
China won't swallow 'bitter pill' of ceding sovereign rights – military officialeuronews
India, China, Pakistan Naval ships hold rare exercisesThe Hindu
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South Korea ferry death toll hits 150 as grim recovery effort hits cabin walls
South Korean rescue workers operate around the area where capsized passenger ship Sewol sank during an rescue operation in Jindo, April 23, 2014. Reuters. Shares. Tweets; Stumble. Email; More +. JINDO, South Korea -- The grim work of recovering ...
Hometown of young victims of SKorean ferry wreck opens memorial, steels for ...Fox News
The search goes on for missing South Korea ferry passengersUSA TODAY
S. Korea Ferry Death Toll Nears 150, Search for Victims ContinuesVoice of America
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Brazil passes bill on Internet privacy
SAO PAULO — Brazil's Congress has passed a bill guaranteeing Internet privacy and enshrining access to the Web. The Senate passed the legislation late Tuesday, on the eve of a two-day conference in Sao Paulo on the future of Internet governance that's ...
Brazilian Senate approves Internet Bill of RightsZDNet
Spying on Rousseff Has Brazil Leading Internet Road MapBusinessweek
Battle For Control Of Net Kicks Off In BrazilSky News
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Obama and Abe dine on sushi
When in Japan, have some sushi. That was on the menu Wednesday night in Tokyo as President Obama did some dinner diplomacy with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The two leaders met at Sukiyabashi Jiro, one of the world's finest sushi ...
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Sushi legend Jiro enlisted in bid to wow presidentThe Japan Times
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There will never be Palestinian reconciliation, says analyst
Ramallah: Reconciliation is a method for the Palestinian leadership to pressure Israel, according to an analyst who spoke to Gulf News. “The Ramallah leadership uses this tactic as a negotiating tool to press Israel and the US Administration, knowing that ...
Palestinian Factions Agree on Unity Government, Official SaysBusinessweek
Netanyahu: Abbas must choose between peace with Israel or HamasJewish Telegraphic Agency
Liberman: Hamas-Fatah unity government would be end of Israel-PA negotiationsJerusalem Post
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France unveils plan to fight jihadist threat
PARIS (AP) — French authorities are taking steps to crack down on the flow of young would-be jihadis embarking to fight in Syria's civil war. The measures announced Wednesday by Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve include encouraging parents to alert ...
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Blair: Radicalized Islam a Growing Threat
The West should set aside its differences with Russia and China to focus on the growing threat from radical Islam, Tony Blair said Wednesday, in a speech that included a call to support Egypt's military government against its Muslim Brotherhood opponents.
Tony Blair calls on Western powers to 'co-operate' with Russia to fight radical ...The Independent
Tony Blair launches push to back 'moderate' IslamFinancial Times
Blair warns on radical Islam threatBelfast Telegraph
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Russia says would retaliate if citizens' interests threatened: report
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Russia would retaliate if its citizens' interests were threatened and its territory came under attack, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying, adding the United States was behind events in Ukraine. “If we are attacked, we would certainly respond,” ...
Lavrov: If Russian troops attacked, we'll respond in line with int'l lawRT
Ukraine crisis: John Kerry threatens Russia with more sanctionsTelegraph.co.uk
US vows more sanctions on Russia unless tensions ease in UkraineTimes of India
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OSCE Concerned by Reports of Detained US Journalist in Ukraine
VIENNA/SLAVIANSK, April 23 (RIA Novosti) – A representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe voiced concern Wednesday about reports of a US journalist detained in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk. “I remain deeply ...
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Violent Protests Erupt Near Rio's Tourist Attractions
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Residents of a Rio de Janeiro slum rioted and clashed with police late Tuesday in reaction to the death of a popular local figure. The violence broke out in the Brazilian's city's Pavao-Pavaozinho favela, perched in the hills overlooking the famed Copacabana ...
One dead as violent protests erupt in RioTimes of India
Violence in Rio after dancer's death sparks furyeuronews
Violence erupts in Rio slum near Olympic venuesTVNZ
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China committed to nuclear-free Korean Peninsula: Xi
BEIJING, April 23 (Xinhua) -- China is firmly committed to realizing the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, said Chinese President Xi Jinping during a phone conversation with South Korean President Park Geun-hye Wednesday. China will firmly ...
Park asks China to dissuade N. Korea from nuclear testYonhap News
North Korean health system crumbling as shortages and sanctions biteThe Guardian
North Korea said to be preparing nuclear testIrish Times
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Amnesty: Qatar Fails to Protect Domestic Workers
An international human rights group has slammed Qatar for failing to protect foreign maids and other domestic workers from exploitation, adding pressure on the Gulf state over its labor practices as it gears up to host the 2022 World Cup. Amnesty International ...
Qatar Criticised Over Domestic Workers' Rights AbusesInternational Business Times UK
Qatar's Treatment of Migrant Workers Again In Amnesty's Firing LineWall Street Journal (blog)
Amnesty urges Qatar to fight domestic worker abuse with 'bold reforms'Doha News
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Royal tour: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge retrace Diana's steps in Uluru
The royal couple flew into Yulara Airport on Tuesday echoing the trip of Prince William's parents the Prince of Wales and Princess Diana, who visited the region in 1983. They were greeted on the tarmac by Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles and ...
Royal tour 2014 recap: Updates as Prince William and Kate Middleton visit ...Mirror.co.uk
William and Kate have packed Canberra tripThe Australian
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At Al Jazeera trial in Egypt, video of sheep herding and an adjournment
(CNN) -- The trial of three Al Jazeera journalists held on terrorism-related charges in Egypt was adjourned until May after the court on Tuesday viewed videos presented by the prosecution. Bail was again denied for correspondent Peter Greste, producer ...
Greste trial proceedings approach peak farceSydney Morning Herald
Egypt prosecutors submit new evidence in Jazeera trialPeninsula On-line
Al-Jazeera trial shown video evidenceBBC News
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Official: Extensive US involvement in anti-terror operation in Yemen
(CNN) -- The United States offered extensive assistance beyond drone strikes during a massive anti-terror operation in Yemen, including flying Yemeni commandos to a site where they killed scores of suspected al Qaeda members, a U.S. official said.
US personnel sifting through rubble on ground in Yemen after drone strikes ...Fox News
US Defends Support of Attacks on Yemeni MilitantsVoice of America
Intensive US drone strikes on southern Yemen in pursuit of al-Qa'ida leads to ...The Independent
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