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  • French troops free five aid workers kidnapped in Mali

    By Cheick Dioura and Jean-Baptiste Vey GAO/PARIS (Reuters) - French troops in Mali on Thursday freed five local aid workers kidnapped in February, the French and Malian governments said, killing about a dozen of their captors in the process. Land and air forces were deployed in the rescue…

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  • Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87

    By Anahi Rama MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. A prolific writer who started out as a newspaper…

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  • U.S. envoy Power urges Myanmar action to stop Rakhine violence

    U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on Thursday urged the Myanmar government to intervene in Rakhine State to stop violence between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims and ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid. Power's remarks came after U.N. special adviser on Myanmar…

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  • Enrollment surge should end debate over Obamacare, Obama says

    President Obama argued Thursday that new enrollment numbers should effectively end the highly partisan debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Eight million people have now signed up for health coverage on government-run exchanges. That’s 1 million more than the Obama administration’s original…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Chelsea Clinton baby: Will Hillary Clinton be less likely to run in 2016?

    The news that Chelsea Clinton is pregnant has triggered a royal baby watch, American-style. Ms. Clinton, the only child of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, announced Thursday that she is expecting her first child. No word yet on when Clinton is…

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  • Ukraine deal aims to stop violence: Can it work?

    Nations involved in the Ukraine crisis pledged an easing of tensions Thursday, opening a possible path toward resolving Ukraine’s future without further Russian military intervention. US Secretary of State John Kerry and the foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, and the European Union issued a…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 'One Boston' or two? Hospital wants to be strong for all victims of violence

    As Boston remembers the bombings that ended three lives and forever changed scores of others, a city hospital is reminding the public – and, perhaps, itself – that the events at the Boston Marathon finish line were not the only test of the city’s strength: In some neighborhoods, such tests, if…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • SSudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside. Peacekeepers were forced to open fire, amid rampaging violence that killed at least 12 people, officials there said.

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  • Opposition cries fraud in Algerian election

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The main opposition candidate in Algeria's presidential elections cried foul late Thursday night hours after voting ended, alleging massive fraud and vowing to reject any results announced.

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  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

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  • Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs, a day after the most lethal clash so far killed three pro-Russian activists.

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  • Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The captain of a doomed ferry delayed evacuation for half an hour after a South Korean transportation official ordered preparations to abandon ship, raising more questions about whether quick action could have saved scores of passengers still missing Friday and feared…

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  • Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

    ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary.

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  • Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez dies at 87

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose intoxicating novels and short stories exposed millions outside Latin America to its passions, superstition, violence and social inequality, died at home in Mexico City on Thursday. He was 87.

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  • Divers enter capsized South Korean ferry in hunt for survivors

    By Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - A team of eight divers had entered a capsized South Korean ferry on Friday and was searching for survivors, although they were unlikely to find anyone alive from among hundreds still missing more than 48 hours after the vessel…

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  • Still no success as deep-sea drone searches for MH370

    By Byron Kaye PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Hopes that a deep sea drone scouring the Indian Ocean floor might soon turn up a missing Malaysian jetliner were fading on Friday, as the remote-controlled submarine embarked on a fifth mission with still no sign of wreckage. Sonar footage by the U.S. Navy…

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  • Divers pumping air into submerged SKorean ship

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Coast guard officials say divers have begun pumping air into a submerged South Korean ship 48 hours after it listed and sank. But it wasn't immediately clear if the air was for survivors or for a salvage operation.

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  • Top Asian News at 2:30 a.m. GMT

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The captain of a doomed ferry delayed evacuation for half an hour after a South Korean transportation official ordered preparations to abandon ship, raising more questions about whether quick action could have saved scores of passengers still missing Friday and feared…

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  • Armed mob under guise of peaceful protest attacks U.N. in South Sudan

    By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A mob of armed civilians pretending to be peaceful protesters delivering a petition to the United Nations in South Sudan forced their way into a U.N. base sheltering some 5,000 civilians on Thursday and opened fire, the world body said. A U.N.…

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  • China: One-fifth of country's farmland polluted

    BEIJING (AP) — China's government says in a report that nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is polluted, mostly from yearslong accumulations of toxins from factories, mining and agriculture.

    Associated Press43 mins ago
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