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1 hr ago | The Chronicle Herald

France's presidency: 4 journalists held hostage in Syria since June freed

President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement he felt "immense relief" after learning of the release of Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres - all said to be in good health despite "very trying conditions" of their captivity.

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Related Topix: Francois Hollande, Turkey, Middle East

5 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

Relatives of Chinese passengers on board the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 pray at a hotel conference room in Beijing, China, Friday, April 18, 2014.

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Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Malaysia Travel, China, China Travel, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Travel, Beijing, China Travel

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Prestwichandwhitefieldguide.co.uk

Shooting death suspects 'dinosaurs'

Dissident republican suspects in the killing of one of their former commanders in Belfast are "dinosaurs trapped in the past", the city's Lord Mayor said.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Down County, Northern Ireland, Belfast County, Northern Ireland, Irish Republican Army, Sinn Fein

Canada.com

Captain of capsized South Korea ferry arrested as probe focuses on vessel's slow evacuation

The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, South Korea,

Brandon Sun

Algeria says ailing president Bouteflika wins in landslide; opposition cries foul, cites fraud

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term in office with a landslide 81 per cent of the vote, according to preliminary figures announced Friday by the Algerian government.

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Related Topix: Algeria, Africa, Abdelaziz Bouteflika

WBTV

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Geology, Science, Mexico,

The Chronicle Herald

Pro-Russian insurgents in occupied buildings demand interim Ukrainian govt resigns

A masked pro-Russian activist looks through a window of the regional administration building seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Friday.

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Related Topix: Europe, Ukraine,

National Public Radio

Chinese Trade Group To Mediate Shoe Factory Strike

A Chinese government trade union says it will mediate a labor dispute in which tens of thousands of workers have joined a massive strike against the world's largest shoemaker.

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Related Topix: China,

ABC News

Transcript of Conversation Between Ferry, Shore

Following is the transcript released by the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries of the conversation between Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center on Jeju Island and The Sewol, the ferry that sank on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: South Korea,

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Sub scouring ocean for Malaysian jet as analysis of data from previous trips turns up nothing

A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast, as data from the sub's previous missions turned up no evidence of the plane.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, Malaysia,

Norwalk Citizen News

Gov't: Case against a Blackwater guard in jeopardy

The government says its criminal case against a former Blackwater security guard is in jeopardy as a June 11 trial looms on charges stemming from the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens in an incident in Baghdad nearly seven years ago.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq,

KXXV-TV Waco

Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again

11 terrorist attack and four co-defendants veered off track again Thursday as a pretrial hearing ended with new obstacles that threaten to further derail the case before a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay.

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Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, Cuba, Panama City, FL

KEPR CBS 19

Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Travel, South Korea Travel, Asia Travel, South Korea, Asia, Education Etc.,

The Montreal Gazette

Putin hopes he won't have to send troops to Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked uniforms who had overtaken Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula before its annexation by Moscow were Russian soldiers.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Prison

WBTV

Nigeria: Fate of 100+ abducted girls unknown

The fate of more than 100 girls and young women abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied a report from Nigeria's military that almost all the students were free.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, Africa, Education Etc.

KIII

Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return

This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world.

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

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Wausau Daily Herald

Feds say drug kingpin targeted prosecutors in Del.

A DEA a??trapa? vehicle before it was loaded onto an Air National Guard C-17 at New Castle Airport as part of a DEA operation to track a cocaine network to its source.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Drug Enforcement Administration, Mexico,

CFRA

Report: Ebola virus in Guinea is a new strain, not imported from other African countries

The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain - evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.

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Related Topix: Germany,

KPLR-11

Rescuers face 'nightmarish' obstacles in South Korean shipwreck

It began as a routine ocean passage on calm seas. Passengers bound for a resort island were just stirring, some eating breakfast.

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Related Topix: South Korea, Asia, Boat Disaster, Education Etc., US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

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

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