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37 min ago | 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.


Related Topix: Europe, Finland,

2 hrs ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster

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.


Related Topix: Russia, Asia, Prison, Ukraine,

3 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Terrorism, Nigeria, Africa, Pope Benedict XVI, Religion, Orthodox Church

5 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan

6 hrs ago | KFVS12

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.


Related Topix: Europe, United Kingdom, Elizabeth Ii

8 hrs ago |

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.


Related Topix: Algeria, Africa

12 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Africa, Egypt

Sat Apr 19, 2014


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.


Related Topix: South Korea, Asia, Boat Disaster


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."


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East

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.


Related Topix: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

News 4 Jax

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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Related Topix: Middle East, Syria

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.


Related Topix: Nigeria, Africa, Explosion, Terrorism

ABC News

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.


Related Topix: Pakistan,

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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Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Ukraine, Oso, WA

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.


Related Topix: Francois Hollande, Turkey, Middle East

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

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.


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

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.


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.


Related Topix: Algeria, Africa, Abdelaziz Bouteflika