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1 hr ago | The Macon Telegraph

Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 19 people

Iraqi security forces guard the main gate of a Shiite private college following a deadly suicide attack, in Baghdad's eastern neighborhood of Ur, Iraq, Sunday, April 20, 2014.

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5 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension

In this Feb. 11, 2014 photo, visitors walk through a hall filled with yellow bulbs symbolizing massacre victims at Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall in Nanjing, in eastern China's Jiangsu province.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Prosecutor says 4 ferry crewmembers detained

South Korean rescue team members on a boat sail to rescue missing passengers believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol near the buoys which were installed to mark the vessel in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014.

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KMBC-TV

'Massive' attack targets al Qaeda in Yemen

An operation targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is under way in Abyan and Shabwa, Yemen, a high-level Yemeni government official who is being briefed on the strikes told CNN on Monday.

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The China Post

Going nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat new eco-city

Pistachios are already a key ingredient in Turkish baklava, but the country may now have found a new way to exploit the nuts known as "green gold" - by using their shells to heat a new eco-city.

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The New Zealand Herald

Malaysia Airlines jet makes emergency landing

A Malaysia Airlines flight heading to India with 166 people aboard made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday after it was forced to turn back when a tire burst upon takeoff, the airline said.

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KFBB

8 killed in Finland parachutist plane accident

Det. Supt. Petri Kangas said three people survived the accident Sunday after they parachuted from the aircraft above Jamijarvi airfield, about 70 kilometers east of the southwestern town of Pori.

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Mysterious fatal shooting in eastern Ukraine

Mystery surrounds a shooting incident on a country road in eastern Ukraine that left at least one person dead and ratcheted up tensions in the region, where pro-Russian groups have seized government buildings and set up roadblocks in defiance of authorities in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.

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San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica where he delivered the Urbi et Orbi at the end of the Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square at the the Vatican Sunday, April 20, 2014.

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Weekday Magazine

Abdullah Leading In Afghan Presidential Vote Count

Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah is holding an 11-point lead in the latest results from Afghanistan's presidential election released by the Independent Election Commission.

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New portrait unveiled for British queen's birthday

LONDON - A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by renowned British photographer David Bailey has been unveiled to mark the monarch's 88th birthday.

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Militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in ambush

The attack came two days after Algeria's presidential election. The attack near the village of Iboudraren began at 10 p.m. Saturday night with 11 soldiers being killed immediately and another three succumbing to their wounds, the agency said.

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The Olympian

Egypt gunmen kill police captain near Cairo

The ministry's media center said the joint security patrol was trying to stop a suspicious vehicle on the road to the canal city of Suez early in the morning when its occupants opened fire.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

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Divers find 10 more bodies inside sunken ferry; captain arrested

Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunday.

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Israeli police block U.N. envoy in Jerusalem

Israeli security forces halted Palestinian Christians -- joined by a U.N. envoy -- participating a pre-Easter procession Saturday in Jerusalem's Old City, an action the envoy sharply criticized but that an Israeli official dismissed as a "non-event."

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CBS 3 Springfield

US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday.

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OPCW: Syria on track to meet weapons deadline

Syria has destroyed a majority of its chemical weapons material, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Saturday.

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TheCourier.com

Islamic militants claim this weeka s Nigeria blastDamaged buses are...

"We are in your city, but you don't know where we are," Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram terrorist network, says in a new video that threatens more attacks.

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Famous Television Host in Pakistan Shot by Gunmen

Police in Pakistan say gunmen have shot a famous television talk show host amid a wave of attacks on journalists in the country.

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Nanaimo Daily News

Report: Iran's vice-president says row over heavy water nuclear reactor 'virtually resolved'

TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian state television is reporting that the Islamic Republic's vice-president is saying a dispute between world powers and the country over its heavy water reactor at Arak has been "virtually resolved."

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