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EU, Ukraine leaders meet as shelling worsens, one Ukrainian soldier killed

27 Apr 2015
Top European Union officials met the Ukrainian leadership on Monday for talks on deepening trade links and efforts to bring peace to Ukraine, but worsening violence in the separatist-minded east clouded the summit.   As Ukrainian...
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US, Japan unveil new defense guidelines for global Japanese role

27 Apr 2015
Japan and the United States unveiled new guidelines for defense cooperation on Monday, reflecting Japan's willingness to take on a more robust international role at a time of growing Chinese power and rising concerns about nuclear-...
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Migrants crossing the Mediterranean: A dangerous journey

Illegal migration
27 Apr 2015
A hidden video camera installed on a boat carrying illegal immigrants has recorded horrible moments experienced by mostly Palestinian and Syrian passengers, according to Qatari Al Jazeera news. The camera filmed the passengers...
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South Korea's Park accepts PM's resignation in illegal funds scandal

27 Apr 2015
South Korean President Park Geun-hye accepted the resignation on Monday of her prime minister, who had offered to step down over an allegation that he took illegal funds from a businessman who committed suicide in a scandal that threatens...
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Nepal quake affects almost one million children: UNICEF

27 Apr 2015
Almost one million children urgently need help after an earthquake claimed more than 3,200 lives in Nepal, the UN children's agency said, as relief workers raced to help the most vulnerable. With thousands of children camping out in...
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Leftist Akinci wins north Cyprus election, seeking peace deal

27 Apr 2015
A leftist moderate promising to press for a peace deal in ethnically-split Cyprus swept to victory in a Turkish Cypriot presidential election runoff on Sunday.   Mustafa Akinci, standing as an independent, won 60.3 percent of the...
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Kazakh veteran leader Nazarbayev wins new term by a landslide

27 Apr 2015
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev won a new term at the helm of Central Asia's largest economy by a landslide in Sunday's election, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said.   Nazarbayev, a 74-year-old former...
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UPDATE4: Desperate Nepalis flee capital as aftershocks spread fear

27 Apr 2015
Thousands of Nepalis began fleeing the capital Kathmandu on Monday, terror-stricken by two days of powerful aftershocks and fearing shortages of food and water after an earthquake that killed more than 3,200 people.   Roads leading...
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Officials: Pakistan 'mini-cyclone' death toll rises to 44

27 Apr 2015
A severe storm in northwest Pakistan, dubbed a "mini-cyclone", has killed 44 people and injured more than 200, officials said Monday, raising their previous death toll.   Intense rain and strong winds buffeted the city of...
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'Batman' theater gunman to go on trial

James Holmes is accused of opening fire at a packed Batman movie premiere in 2012, killing 12
 
 
 
26 Apr 2015
Opening statements will finally begin Monday in the long-awaited trial of James Holmes, the allegedly crazed gunman accused of opening fire in a packed Batman movie premiere in 2012, killing 12. Troubled graduate student Holmes, 27, has...
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