• Iranian negotiators reject hardline criticism of nuclear talks

    By Michelle Moghtader ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Iranian hardliners stepped up criticism of Tehran's negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program on Wednesday, but negotiators defended the planned deal that could lead to an end to economic sanctions. The hardliners, unsettled by the shift…

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  • Jordanian warplanes destroy vehicles trying to cross from Syria: spokesman

    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordanian warplanes hit and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, underlining Amman's concern about incursions from areas controlled by Syrian rebels. A Jordanian security source said…

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  • UK says Iraqi murder allegations against its troops a conspiracy

    Allegations British troops unlawfully killed up to 20 Iraqi men at an army camp in 2004 were part of a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, the British government told a public inquiry into the deaths on Wednesday. "The untruthful allegations cannot be attributed to honest mistakes or…

  • An orange-black ribbon holds a clue to eastern Ukraine's chaos

    As pro-Russia protests spread in eastern Ukraine, a strip of striped orange-and-black fabric has become as ubiquitous as the armed men in unmarked military fatigues. Its name is the Ribbon of Saint George. Imbued with history, it’s a powerful symbol in the ongoing information battle over Ukraine.…

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  • Medal of Honor for 'uncommon valor' high in the Hindu Kush

    In the hours before a vicious ambush in which Sgt. Kyle White’s heroic actions would earn him the Medal of Honor, a platoon of US soldiers from Chosen Company, 173rd Airborne, were on their way to a meeting with the elders of a small village in a violent border region of far eastern Afghanistan.  …

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  • Why one Polish MP is working as a handyman in London

    So it’s not surprising that Artur Debski, who arrived in London from Warsaw last weekend, failed to respond to the dozens of calls I placed to his cellphone during his first week in his new country. Except that Mr. Debski is actually a Polish politician, only here to experience what the typical…

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  • Boston Marathon: suspect to be arraigned in Boston bomb hoax

    Kevin Edson of Boston, the man accused of a bomb hoax in Boston’s Copley Square, is scheduled to appear court Wednesday and will face charges of purporting a hoax and disturbing the peace. A police officer had encountered the man walking down the middle of Boylston Street, barefoot and shrouded in…

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  • Uruguay's leader declares $322,883 in wealth

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan President Jose Mujica says his wealth adds up to $322,883. Nearly a third of that is cash, kept in three bank accounts that he didn't previously declare.

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  • 283 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than 280 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least…

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  • Pro-Russian insurgents seize armored vehicles

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents commandeered six Ukrainian armored vehicles along with their crews and hoisted Russian flags over them Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes of re-establishing control over restive eastern Ukraine.

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  • US working on non-lethal aid package for Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is working on a package of non-lethal aid for Ukraine that could include medical supplies and clothing, but would stop short of providing body armor and other military-style equipment, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

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  • Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave

    SEJKOVACA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Denisa Hegic pulled her scarf around her nose to guard against the stench, and drew back the plastic shroud. Shaking, she reached down to touch her mother's skull, and caressed it.

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  • NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

    BRUSSELS (AP) — 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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  • Syrian opposition accuses Assad's forces of new poison gas attack

    Opposition activists accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of a new poison gas attack in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, posting footage of four men being treated by medics. They said the chemical attack, the fourth the opposition has reported this month, was in the Harasta neighborhood. A…

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  • Ukraine says investigating Russia's Sberbank for financing separatists

    Ukraine has launched a criminal investigation against Russia's biggest lender Sberbank for facilitating financing of pro-Russian separatists, acting Attorney General Oleh Makhnitsky said on Wednesday. Makhnitsky said the Attorney General's office was investigating 14 banks for helping to finance…

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  • Top Asian News at 7:00 p.m. GMT

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than 280 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least…

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  • Geneva talks on Ukraine face steep hurdles

    MOSCOW (AP) — Thursday's high-level talks in Geneva on Ukraine come as the country's eastern regions are awash in turmoil and pro-Russian insurgents have seized police stations and government buildings in at least nine cities.

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  • Jamaica agency admits sprinter's test was flawed

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's anti-doping agency is acknowledging that sample collection procedures in sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown's positive test were "inconsistent" with international standards.

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  • White House urges Ukraine to continue to restore order responsibly

    ON BOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday said it was appropriate for the Ukraine government to take action to restore law and order and urged it to continue to do so in a measured and responsible way. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters traveling on Air Force One…

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  • S.Africa's Zuma booed at election rally

    Disgruntled residents in a small South African town booed President Jacob Zuma Wednesday during an election campaign of the ruling ANC three weeks ahead of general polls, according to a report. Rally-goers reacted angrily while Zuma -- under fire for multimillion-dollar state-paid renovations to…

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