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  • Europe won't recognize vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday's planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and would not be recognized by European leaders, a Berlin government spokesman said on Friday. Merkel and Putin held a joint…

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  • Malaysia Airlines sees first lawsuit on missing Flight MH370

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Two children of a passenger on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 have sued the company and the Malaysian government for damages, the first lawsuit to be filed over the aircraft which disappeared in March. The two Malaysian boys, aged 13 and 14, filed the suit at the High…

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  • Fourteen dead, 55 injured in Honduras bus accident

    TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Fourteen people were killed and 55 injured in western Honduras on Friday when a bus ran off the road and crashed into a ravine, the government said. The bus, which landed with its wheels up, was carrying 69 people, said Moises Alvarado, head of the country's emergency…

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  • Fallujah: The commander US Marines followed without question

    The ferocity of the house-to-house fighting in Fallujah forged a new generation of American combatants. Today the city appears to be firmly in the grip of Islamic militants. Staff writer Scott Peterson, on the ground for that epic fight in 2004, tracked down the platoon of US Marines he knew…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Did Mary Landrieu just insult the entire South? Actually, kinda

    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) of Louisiana couched her comment about Democratic electoral troubles in Dixie as an uncomfortable truth: You know what they say about the South, dontcha? Well, it’s true.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • How a guerilla artist is transforming Chicago's potholes

    Illinois artist Jim Bachor never avoids a Chicago pothole because he sees them as opportunities to fill with stone and glass mosaics of flowers, humor and occasionally the phone number of a good local car repair shop.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Will a satanic coloring book be distributed to Florida school children?

    On the third page of a new coloring book, children are asked to solve seven word jumbles. One spells “justice,” another “freedom.” Later in the packet, children can connect dots to create an inverted pentagram.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • Burkina power struggle as army group 'take country in hand'

    Rival army factions were tussling over the future of Burkina Faso on Friday after deposed President Blaise Compaore reportedly fled the capital. Army chief Navere Honore Traore announced he was assuming power after an extraordinary week of violent protest against Compaore's 27-year rule that saw…

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  • Questions as Virgin spaceship crashes, killing pilot

    Virgin's pioneering tourist-carrying spacecraft crashed on a test flight in California, killing a pilot and scattering debris across the desert -- and raising questions about space tourism's future. Television images showed the wreckage of SpaceShipTwo, a test vehicle that flies to the edge of…

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  • Celtic boss aims to develop young talent

    Glasgow (AFP) - Celtic boss Ronny Deila hopes the Scottish champions can become a magnet for the best young talent in Europe.

    AFP19 mins ago
  • Wolves give Ricky Rubio 4-year, $56M deal,

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ricky Rubio is getting a four-year, $56 million contract extension from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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  • China experimental moon orbiter returns

    BEIJING (AP) — China on Saturday successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

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  • Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power

    By Mathieu Bonkoungou and Joe Penney OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore resigned on Friday amid mass street protests at his attempts to extend his 27-year rule, plunging the West African nation into uncertainty as junior officers vied with top military brass for power.…

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  • Top Asian News at 2:30 a.m. GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China has successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day trip that ended early Saturday marked the first time in almost four decades that a spacecraft…

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  • Spacecraft for tourists explodes on test flight

    MOJAVE, California (AP) — A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week.

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  • Top Asian News at 2:00 a.m. GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China has successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day trip that ended early Saturday marked the first time in almost four decades that a spacecraft…

    Associated Press
  • Ecuador court clears way for unlimited presidential terms

    Ecuador's Constitutional Court has given lawmakers the green light to set new rules on term limits that would allow President Rafael Correa to extend his rule beyond 2017. Ecuador's constitution, which was adopted by referendum under Correa in 2008, only allows two consecutive terms for public…

    AFP