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2 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster

North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair.

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Related Topix: Asia, North Korea, Kim Jong Un

6 hrs ago | The Toronto Star

NATO increases military moves to counter Russia

NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine , the alliance's chief said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

10 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News

Israeli police enter holy site in Jerusalem to disperse Palestinian rioters

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Palestinian rioters hurled stones and firecrackers on Wednesday from atop the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Religion, Judaism

11 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph

Royal couple arrive in Sydney for Down Under tour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge landed in Sydney after wrapping up a 10-day trip around New Zealand.

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Related Topix: Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Sydney, Australia Travel, Prince William, World News

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WAVE-TV Louisville

2 dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast

Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring 14, officials said.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, South Korea, Asia, Education Etc.,

WMC-TV Memphis

Reports: Ferry with 471 people sinking off SKorea

A government office says a South Korean passenger ship carrying about 470 people has sent a distress call off the southern coast after it began leaning to one side.

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National Public Radio

New York Judge: Jurors Can Hear Imam Praise 9/11

An Egyptian Islamic preacher's statements that "everybody was happy" when the World Trade Center was hit by airplanes can be heard by a jury sitting just blocks from the site of the Sept.

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Related Topix: Yemen, Middle East, Terrorism

The New Zealand Herald

Islamists abduct 100 schoolgirls in Nigeria

Nigerian children play football in a UNHCR refugee camp of Minawao. Many fled there after continued fighting between Boko Haram and government forces.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, Africa, Goodluck Jonathan, Terrorism

MySanAntonio.com

Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

The prime minister of the Hamas -ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday praised a shooting that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife and son as they drove through the West Bank the previous evening en route to a Seder, the traditional Passover meal that starts the weeklong Jewish holiday.

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Related Topix: Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Israel, Life, Holidays, Passover

El Paso Times

Kelela: An R&B star-to-be rises in L.A.

Her futuristic love songs feel like high-def screen grabs of latent passion, micro-tonal desire and other in-the-middle emotions that the English language can't quite articulate.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Kanye West, Hip-Hop, Africa, Ethiopia, Andrews, TX

The Fresno Bee

Ukraine leader announces anti-terror move in east

In this photo taken on Monday, April 14, 2014, Ukrainian soldiers sit on top of military vehicles parked in a field about 70 kilometers from the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk, where the Ukrainian regional administration building was seized by pro-Russian activists.

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Related Topix: Russia, Asia, Ukraine,

CBC News

Gunmen abduct Afghan deputy minister from his car

Ahmad Shah Wahid, Afghanistan's deputy public works minister, was abducted by gunmen from his car in Kabul on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan,

WTOC-TV Savannah

Official: Gunmen abduct Jordan ambassador in Libya

Libya's Foreign Ministry's spokesman Said al-Aswad says several masked gunmen in civilian clothes and in two cars attacked the car of Ambassador Fawaz al-Etan on Tuesday morning in Tripoli.

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Related Topix: Africa, Libya

Bellingham Herald

UN Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead

Starvation was only one form of torture they endured. Some bear the marks of strangulation.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Fight continues against wildfires at Chilean port

With all of Valparaiso under military rule early Tuesday, 5,000 firefighters, police, forest rangers, soldiers, sailors and civil defense workers joined in a mammoth fight against wildfires licking around the hilltop shantytowns of this picturesque port city.

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Related Topix: South America, Chile, Michelle Bachelet, Fire

ABC News

American Samoa Schools Reopen After Pink Eye Woes

Public schools in American Samoa fully reopened Monday after some 3,000 students and teachers contracted pink eye, an outbreak that prompted tourism officials to warn cruise passengers heading to the group of islands in the South Pacific.

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Related Topix: Oceania, American Samoa, Medicine, Conjunctivitis, Health

WTEN-TV Albany

Fans think Banksy behind artwork mocking UK spies

A shortage of whitefish in the Great Lakes region resulting partly from the winter deep freeze is coming at an inconvenient time for Jewish families: the Passover holiday, when demand is high because it's a key... LONDON - Street artist Banksy may have struck again, leaving an espionage-themed graffiti artwork in the hometown of Britain's ... (more)

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Gloucestershire County, England, Life, Holidays, Passover

National Public Radio

Egypt: El-Sissi In Final Step To Run For President

Egypt's former military chief on Monday took the final formal step to run in next month's presidential election, submitting to the election commission eight times the number of signatures required, his campaign said in a statement.

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Related Topix: Africa, Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak

CTV

527 DNA tests ordered in French high school rape case

Male students and staff at a high school in western France -- 527 people in total -- are being asked to give DNA samples as police search for the assailant who raped a teenage girl last fall.

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National Public Radio

Blast Rips Up Busy Bus Station In Nigerian Capital

An explosion blasted through a busy commuter bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital, Abuja, before 7 a.m. Monday as hundreds of people were traveling to work.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Nigeria, Africa, Terrorism

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