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Havana shows concern over hunger strike by US government contractor Gross, jailed in Cuba

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:00
The Cuban government is expressing concern over a hunger strike launched by a U.S. government subcontractor imprisoned on the island.
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US envoy Power: More troops needed in Central African Republic after exit of Chadian forces

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 09:58
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there's more urgency than ever to increase the number of troops on the ground in Central African Republic.
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Women's group says Sri Lanka arresting female family members in place of rebel suspects

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 06:09
A Sri Lankan women's rights group said Wednesday that the government is arresting innocent female relatives of males it suspects are trying to revive the Tamil Tiger rebel group and the women are suffering from ill treatment.
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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 05:53
India's stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has strengthened on signs that the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party will win the largest bloc of seats in parliamentary elections that began this week and run until May 12.
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Italy rescues 4,000 migrants at sea in past 48 hours; hundreds of thousands wait in Libya

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 05:31
Italian authorities say some 4,000 migrants have been rescued at sea in the past 48 hours as the exodus from Libya continues unabated.
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Official: Israeli PM tells ministers to halt meetings with Palestinian counterparts

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 05:15
An Israeli government official says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told his ministers to stop holding meetings and talks with their Palestinian counterparts.
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Night work holds little glamor for ground crews but vital in keeping Flight 370 search aloft

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:51
As the brilliant orange glow of another Australian sunset fades and the raucous engines of the search planes stop whirring, the men and women who keep this high-profile operation in the air switch on the floodlights and get busy.
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Germany's Merkel suggests Russia not doing enough to defuse Ukraine, urges more observers

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:42
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is suggesting that Russia isn't doing enough to defuse tensions in Ukraine, and is calling for an international monitoring mission to be strengthened.
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Cross-examination of Pistorius begins in athlete's murder trial

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:28
A South African state prosecutor began cross-examining Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius Wednesday on the third day of the runner's testimony in his murder trial. 
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British Culture Secretary Maria Miller resigns after questions raised about expense account

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:17
British Culture Secretary Maria Miller, who was in charge of legislation on press regulation and gay marriage, has resigned following a row over her parliamentary expense account.
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Iraqi officials: Several car bombs hit Baghdad neighborhoods, killing at least 13 people

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:02
Iraqi officials say a series of car bombs has hit several mostly Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad, killing at least 13 people.
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Ming-era "chicken cup" auctioned for $36M, smashing world record price for Chinese porcelain

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:00
A rare Ming Dynasty cup that's more than 500 years old has fetched $36 million at a Hong Kong auction, smashing the previous world record price for Chinese porcelain.
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Mexico: Sect had children from 2008 mass disappearance at shelter

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 19:06
Mexican authorities have confirmed that members of a tiny, mysterious evangelical sect had "adopted" about a dozen children who vanished from a Mexico City children's shelter in 2008.
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Disgraced Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson joins Toronto mayor's re-election campaign.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 18:57
Disgraced Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson and a member of the mockumentary series "Trailer Park Boys" have joined Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's re-election team.
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Spain's Parliament rejects Catalonian request for right to stage independence referendum

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 18:17
Spain's Parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a petition by the powerful northeastern Catalonia region to allow an independence referendum, a decision that is likely to increase the divide between both sides.
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Chile: ancient 'Chinchorro' mummies damaged by powerful quake

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 17:27
Chilean officials say some pre-Columbian mummies buried in the northern Atacama desert have been damaged by a magnitude-8.2 earthquake and hundreds of aftershocks that hit the country last week.
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Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez leaves hospital after treatment for pneumonia

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 17:23
A medical official says Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has left the hospital where he was treated for eight days for pneumonia and related problems.
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Italy puts 2014 growth forecast at 0.8 percent; Renzi says he's got payroll tax cut covered

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 15:32
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi's government has approved a budget framework that puts economic growth at 0.8 percent this year.
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Austrian weapons magnate forks out $15 million for show-jumping stallion

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 15:22
The founder of Austrian firearms maker Glock has bought a prize-winning stallion for 11 million euros ($15.15 million), in one of the priciest purchases of its kind.
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A century of conflict and compromise: Key events in relations between Britain and Ireland

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 15:15
Relations between Britain and Ireland have experienced a century of rebellion, terror and treaties, culminating in this week's first-ever state visit by Ireland's president.
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