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Putin urges postponing eastern Ukraine referendum

Men carry the coffin of a person killed during last week’s unrest, during a commemorative service in the center of Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The U.S. and European nations have increased diplomatic efforts ahead of Ukraine’s May 25...
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Vietnam: Chinese ships ram vessels near oil rig

In this photo released by Vietnam Coast Guard, a Chinese ship, left, shoots water cannon at a Vietnamese vessel, right, while a Chinese Coast Guard ship, center, sails alongside in the South China Sea, off Vietnam’s coast, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Chinese ships are ramming...

Official: Many killed in attack on Nigerian town

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian state government official says “many, many” people have been killed by Islamic militants who attacked a northeastern border town. Information commissioner Mohammed Bulama of northeastern Borno state said Wednesday that many...
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Rebels evacuating strongholds in Syria’s Homs

FILE – This file photo released on Thursday Nov. 29, 2012 by the anti-government activist group Homs City Union of The Syrian Revolution, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens walking in a destroyed street that was...

Pakistan police question American after FBI arrest

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Police in Pakistan say they are questioning an American after U.S. authorities said an FBI agent had been arrested. Pakistani police officer Rao Anwaar declined to say Wednesday whether the detained American was the FBI agent. Anwaar says...

Gang-raped Indonesian woman may be caned publicly

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian woman who was gang-raped by men who accused her of having extramarital sex may be caned publicly for violating Islamic law, an official said Wednesday. The 25-year-old widow said she was raped by eight men who allegedly found her...
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In the West Bank, conflict stalls sewage solution

In this April 17, 2014 photo, a Palestinian landlord carries his daughter by a sewage tank vehicle that he rents to vacuum his house’s underground wastewater storage container, at the Palestinian village of Silwad, adjacent to the Israeli settlement of Ofra, north of the...
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Court forces out Thai leader, but crisis continues

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra shakes hands with her supporters in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Shinawatra and part of her Cabinet have been forced out of office by the Constitution Court ruling finding her guilty in an abuse of power case, pushing the...
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Rebels begin evacuating Syrian city of Homs

FILE – This file photo released on Thursday Nov. 29, 2012 by the anti-government activist group Homs City Union of The Syrian Revolution, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens walking in a destroyed street that was...
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S. Korea lowers survivor count in ferry disaster

A girl with a man puts a paper ship she made to pay tribute to the victims and missing passengers of the sunken ferry Sewol at a group memorial altar in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The ferry disaster left more than 200 people dead, with others still missing....