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  • WORLD

    Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

    Russia began new military exercises near its border with Ukraine, the defense minister announced Thursday, after Ukrainian forces launched an operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east.

  • POLITICS

    Everest climbing season in disarray after deaths

    Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season fell flat Thursday as major expedition companies canceled their climbs and many Sherpas quit the mountain after an avalanche killed 16 of their fellow guides last week.

  • WORLD

    Vatican: Pope's private calls don't reflect policy

    What Pope Francis may tell Catholics in private telephone conversations doesn't reflect church policy, the Vatican's spokesman said Thursday.

  • TECHNOLOGY

    China set to punish web giant Sina for pornography

    China plans to revoke two crucial publication licenses for Sina.com, which might partially ban the web giant's operations, because obscene content was found during an anti-pornography crackdown, state media said Thursday.

  • WORLD

    Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

    An Afghan government security guard opened fire Thursday on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.

  • WORLD

    Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    The Costa Rican government says it's waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries' diplomatic relations.

  • WORLD

    South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

    When President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea on Friday, he will be thrust anew into the role of consoler in chief in a time of crisis, a responsibility he has become all too accustomed to in the United States.

  • WORLD

    Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians

    Israel broke off Mideast peace talks and brought the U.S.-brokered process to the brink of collapse Thursday, protesting a reconciliation agreement between the Western-backed Palestinian Authority and the militant group Hamas, the Jewish state's sworn enemy.

  • WORLD

    Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

    Angry relatives of some of the more than 120 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where families have been waiting for word of their loved ones for more than a week.

  • WORLD

    Report: Iran to cut portion of gasoline subsidies

    Iran will cut a portion of its gasoline subsidies beginning Friday, nearly doubling some prices at the pump as part of a second round of cuts delayed since 2012, state television reported Thursday.

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