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Kerry to promote peace, sanctions in South Sudan

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to members of the media at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, during his meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy. (AP Photo) Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to members of the media at the State...

Reports abducted girls forced to marry extremists

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A civil society group says villagers are reporting that scores of girls and young women who were recently kidnapped from a school in Nigeria are being forced to marry Islamic extremists. A federal senator for the area in northeast Nigeria wants the...

Drug resistance found worldwide, new drugs needed

LONDON (AP) — Bacteria resistant to antibiotics have now spread to every part of the world and might lead to a future where minor infections could kill, according to a report published Wednesday by the World Health Organization. In its first global survey of the...
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Australia dismisses possible plane wreckage claim

In this aerial photo taken April 29, 2014 provided by the Australia Defence Force, multinational air-crew and aircraft involved in operation “Southern Indian Ocean” are assembled for a photo at RAAF Base Pearce, in Perth, Western Australia. Seven nations, including...
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Off-duty captain warned of stability problems

Relatives of a passenger aboard the sunken Sewol ferry look toward the sea at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. South Korea’s president apologized Tuesday for the government’s inept initial response to a deadly ferry sinking as divers fought...
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Kiev says it’s “helpless” to restore order in east

Ukrainian government soldier guards a checkpoint near the village of Dolina, 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The European Union on Tuesday released the names of 15 new targets of sanctions because of their roles in the Ukraine...
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More buildings seized in east Ukraine

Ukrainian government soldier guards a checkpoint near the village of Dolina, 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The European Union on Tuesday released the names of 15 new targets of sanctions because of their roles in the Ukraine...
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Iraq timeline: Key events since 2003 invasion

An Iraqi man casts his vote at a polling station in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. A key election for a new Iraqi parliament was underway on Wednesday amid a massive security operation as the country continued to slide deeper into sectarian violence more than two years...
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Bombs kill 2 women heading to polls as Iraqis vote

An Iraqi man casts his vote at a polling center in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. A key election for a new Iraqi parliament was underway on Wednesday amid a massive security operation as the country continued to slide deeper into sectarian violence more than two years...
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Jordan opens Syria refugee camp for 130,000 people

In this Thursday April 17, 2014 photo, Syrian children play under the heat of the midday sun at Zaatari refugee camp, near the Syrian border in Jordan. Life in this sprawling camp, Zaatari, is only getting harder for 130,000 residents, most of them fleeing fighting in south...