Ukraine unrest: Orthodox Easter messages show divide
Orthodox Easter messages from patriarchs in Kiev and Moscow have highlighted the deep division in Ukraine, where a tense stand-off is continuing in the east. The head of Ukraine's Orthodox Church Patriarch Filaret accused Russia of "aggression" and "evil" ...
Mediator heads to east Ukraine, seeking surrendersReuters
Russian, Ukrainian Patriarchs Condemn 'Aggression' on EasterVoice of America
Pro-Russian protesters are convinced Kyiv is anti-democraticToronto Star
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Everest avalanche: Search continues for missing guides
The search for three missing Sherpa guides on Mount Everest has resumed after 13 were killed by an avalanche. The avalanche struck around 06:45 local time (01:00 GMT) on Friday in an area known as "popcorn field", just above Everest base camp at ...
The Aftermath of Everest's Deadly AvalancheNational Geographic
Mt Everest avalanche: Queensland teenager Alyssa Azar determined to reach ...ABC Online
Australian 'minutes' off Everest avalancheBrisbane Times
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Death toll rises to 46 in South Korea ferry disaster
Divers searching inside the ferry that sank off South Korea have recovered 10 more bodies from inside the ship, increasing the confirmed death toll to 46. Officials said Sunday the bodies were recovered after divers gained access to the inside of the ferry after ...
Death Toll From Ferry Sinking RisesWall Street Journal
'Wake up, please!': 13 more bodies from South Korea ferry brought ashoreCNN
South Korean ferry disaster: 'Novice' was steering boat, officials sayTimes of India
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Malaysian plane search in 44th day, sea bed scans could end in days
SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered its 44th day on Sunday as Australian search officials said a crucial series of sonar scans of the Indian Ocean floor could be completed within a week.
Malaysia missing plane: Search at 'critical junctureBBC News
Critical week in search for MH370The Australian
Robotic sub should finish seabed search in focused area for missing Malaysia ...Fox News
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What the canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II tell us
Every spring in Rome, the big production is normally the Easter Mass celebrated by the pope. This year Easter remains the spiritual linchpin, but in popular terms it's more like a warm-up act for next Sunday's double-play canonizations of Popes John XXIII and ...
Pope seeks to bring faith to 'ends of the Earth'Inquirer.net
Pope holds vigil to lead Catholics into Easter SundayDeutsche Welle
Easter marked around the GlobeEconomic Times
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Iran' heavy water reactor dispute "almost solved": official
TEHRAN, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Arak heavy water reactor dispute with the six world powers has almost been solved during their nuclear negotiations, head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali-Akbar Salehi, said on Saturday. "As for Arak heavy water ...
Iran Says it Has Diluted Highly Enriched UraniumVoice of America
Iran proposes limiting plutonium productionThe Seattle Times
Arak reactor dispute 'virtually solved'Oman Tribune
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6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea, no tsunami warning ...
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has been registered 96 km (60 mi) southwest of the town of Panguna, Papua New Guinea, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake occurred at 00:15 GMT. The epicenter was located at a depth of 18 kilometers.
Fresh tremor rattles Papua New Guinea after 7.5-magnitude quakeStraits Times
Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes off PNGSydney Morning Herald
Strong magnitude-7.5 earthquake strikes off Papua New GuineaABC Online
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South Korea ferry 'steered by inexperienced third mate'
The South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday was steered by an inexperienced third mate who had never navigated the challenging waters where the accident occurred, prosecutors say. The third mate is in custody along with the captain and another crew ...
Third mate who was steering ship in South Korea ferry accident was navigating ...New York Daily News
Third mate unfamiliar with waters where South Korean ferry sankTribune-Review
Confirmed death toll climbs to 33; about 270 missingWKEF ABC 22
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French Journalists Freed From Captivity in Syria
Voice of America
Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months are free. Turkey's Dogan News Agency, or DHA, says Turkish soldiers found the men - Didier Francois, Edouard Elias, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres - on the border with Syria blindfolded with their ...
4 French journos freed after Syria kidnapDaily Times
Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months freedSouth China Morning Post
Held in Syria, 4 Journalists Are ReleasedNew York Times
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Boko Haram leader claims bombing, stays mum on kidnapped schoolgirls
Abuja, Nigeria (CNN) -- Boko Haram's elusive leader claimed responsibility for a bombing in Nigeria's capital of Abuja that left dozens dead, but said nothing about the group's reported mass abduction of schoolgirls that occurred the same day as the ...
We're in Abuja with you, Boko Haram tells JonathanNigerian Tribune
Who Are Boko Haram? Extremists Escalate Nigeria Terror CampaignNBCNews.com
Militant Group Says It Bombed Nigerian CityNew York Times
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Critic of Pakistani Military Wounded in Karachi Attack
New York Times
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Hamid Mir, a prominent Pakistani journalist and a critic of the nation's powerful military, was wounded by gunmen in the southern port city of Karachi on Saturday evening, according to police officials and local news media reports.
Famous Pakistani Journalist Shot and Wounded in KarachiVoice of America
Hamid Mir attacked in KarachiDaily Times
British HC dubs attack on Mir as assault on press freedomThe News International
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Putin's popularity at its peak, society rallies around patriotism
The Voice of Russia
President Vladimir Putin' popularity is at its peak, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. “It's absolutely obvious that we can see phenomenal consolidation of society around the ideas of patriotism, some sort of renaissance of Russian patriotism,” he told ...
Putin welcomes new NATO head, says better ties with West possibleHaaretz
Analysis: Putin stymies West with subterfugeUSA TODAY
Putin Pat on the Back: Russians in Crimea Seizure Will be AwardedNBCNews.com
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U.S. assassination drone kills nearly 20 Yemenis
c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_01_Yemen99(3).jpg A U.S. killer drone carried out an attack in the Yemeni province of Baida, killing nearly 20 people on the ground. A Yemeni security official confirmed on Saturday that the terror drone ...
US drone strike kills 16 AQAP fighters, 5 civiliansLong War Journal
Drone strike in Yemen kills suspected al-Qaeda militantsTheCelebrityCafe.com
Drone in Yemen kills 9 suspected al-Qaeda fightersUSA TODAY
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Obama signs law to block Iran's U.N. ambassador
Christian Science Monitor
President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance.
Obama signs into law 'terrorist' UN envoy visa banBBC News
General Urges Iran To Pick New UN EnvoyRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Iranian MP Warns against Conceding to Washington's Excessive DemandsTasnim News Agency
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Tommy Crossan murder: 26-year-old man arrested in connection with fatal ...
A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan, who was shot dead in west Belfast on Friday. The 43-year-old ex-Continuity IRA (CIRA) figure was gunned down at a fuel depot in the ...
Murdered IRA chief 'didn't stand a chance' as he was blasted by former colleaguesMirror.co.uk
Northern Ireland police arrest man in Belfast shootingReuters
Man arrested over murder of ex-IRA leaderChron.com
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Al-Qaida head blesses attacks on Egyptian security forces, says should avoid ...
CAIRO – Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri has given his blessing to attacks of Egyptian jihadis on the police and army, but said they should avoid harming civilians. In an audio interview with al-Qaida media arm as-Sahab posted early Saturday on a militant ...
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Deadly attack on South Sudan base may be considered a 'war crime'
The United Nations Security Council said the attack which killed at least 58 people on a UN base in South Sudan where thousands of civilians were sheltering may 'constitute a war crime'. Expressing its "outrage" over the attack on Friday, the world body ...
South Sudan army battles rebels in worsening warNDTV
58 killed in attack on UN base in South SudanThe News International
Attack on S Sudan UN base may be 'war crime'Aljazeera.com
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Journalists Kidnapped in Syria are Free
Voice of America
Four French journalists held captive in Syria for almost a year are free. French President Francois Hollande said Saturday he learned "with great relief this morning of the liberation" of the four reporters. Mr. Hollande said the four (Edouard Elias, Didier ...
Four French journalists 'free' after Syria kidnapBangkok Post
President Hollande won't run for re-election if unemployment remains highRFI
Top Hollande aide quits in conflict of interest roweuronews
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TV newscaster keeps calm as quake hits Mexico
Lalo Salazar, a newscaster on the Mexican TV network Televisa, was on air at the moment a massive 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit. He stayed calm as a quake siren sounded while describing the shaking inside the studio. The tremors were felt across at least ...
Mexicans flee after 7.2 earthquake damages more than 100 homes in GuerreroSydney Morning Herald
Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capitalWashington Post
Quake Shakes, But Doesn't Stir, MexicoWall Street Journal
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Bouteflika re-elected in Algeria but turnout is paltry
Celebrations started early, even before the results of the Algerian presidential election were announced, but supporters of Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in power for 15 years, were confident he would serve a fourth five-year term. And so preliminary results proved, ...
UPDATE 2-Algeria's ailing Bouteflika wins re-electionReuters
Algeria's Bouteflika wins election with 81.53 pct - official resultsReuters Africa
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