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Plus: Fighting in South Sudan; rebels allege Assad used chemical weapons; U.S. aid to Egypt; debris checked for link to missing jet.
Moscow says it is prepared to retaliate against any attack on its citizens or interests in Ukraine.
South Korean high school students, relatives and other mourners laid long-stemmed white chrysanthemums before an altar in a gymnasium.
The deal between Fatah and Hamas could threaten Mideast talks.
Pope John Paul II's legacy is growing in an area that got scant mention in his obituaries nine years ago: as a sex educator.
The president said that the uninhabited islands are administered by Japan and fall within scope of the U.S.-Japan security treaty.
The number of cases of the potentially deadly, newly contracted Middle East Respiratory Syndrome reaches 272.
PLUS: Sherpas abandon Everest; Bravery on ferry; Search for missing plane; Lawmakers visit war shrine; Forecasters predict El Nino.
Ukraine's acting president on Tuesday ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east.
The U.N. says the civilians were killed last week in Bentiu, capital of South Sudan's oil-producing Unity state, over ethnic hostilities.
The 600 American troops will be in Poland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania by Monday, Adm. John Kirby said,
A review found that polling centers were either closed or saw little activity Election Day, but submitted thousands of votes.
Pope Francis on Sunday is scheduled to proclaim John XXIII a saint -- along with Pope John Paul II.
Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday.
PLUS: Election set in Syria; Cameron's quotes criticized; UAE frees Taliban leader; U.N. condemns killings; Israelis, militants trade fire.
Russia warned Monday that Ukraine's government is igniting a civil war in the eastern regions of the country.
Sherpas consider boycott after Mount Everest avalanche killed at least 13.
President Obama will try to convince allies and adversaries about U.S. "pivot" to Asia.
He will seek to reassure jittery allies that America remains committed to bolstering its security and economic ties to the region.
PLUS: Algerian convoy ambushed; Iran set to redesign plant; Abdullah retains lead; French journalists home.
Its role has a critical bearing on the agreement reached in Geneva among Russian, Ukrainian, U.S. and European diplomats to ease the crisis.
Broad swaths of Zimbabwe are at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report.
A landmark energy bill approved by Mexico's Congress in December is opening the country's oil industry to private and foreign investment.
Sixty-one bodies have been recovered, and about 240 people are still missing.
He issues a plea for peace and dialogue and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.
PLUS: Pakistan journalist wounded; 13th guide's body found; China to build Jeep models; Egypt candidate bows out.
Pressure mounted on political dissenters and the media in ways that are commonplace in Russia but had not been in Ukraine until now.
Insurgents and anti-government activists reported near-continuous bombardment of the Old City enclaves and the nearby neighborhood of Waer.
Trans-Dniester, also known as Transnistria, is a sliver of territory that runs along the border of Moldova and Ukraine.
Rescuers finally gained access to the inside of the ship following three days of failure and frustration.
French President Francois Hollande’s office said in a statement that he felt “immense relief” over the release.
Japan to resume whale hunting, Obama heads for Asia; Syria's chemical weapons; Algerian president reelected; Quake shakes Mexico.
Ignore settlement in Geneva urging restraint in conflict
Fugitive former NSA contractor says he was trying to get Russia's president on the record so his claims can be challenged.
Accounts from survivors suggest that crew members' actions may have exacerbated one of South Korea's worst maritime tragedies.
Local watchmaker Michael Kobold reflects on Sherpa safety in the wake of the recent Mount Everest disaster.
PLUS: U.S. warns Myanmar; China tries to purge Internet; Algerians vote for president; South Sudan civilians killed.
President Barack Obama was skeptical about the agreement that called on activists in eastern Ukraine to stand down.
President Vladimir Putin was on national television, declaring Russia's historical claims over Ukrainian territory.
Agha Jan Motasim, the Taliban's former finance minister, was taken by authorities in the United Arab Emirates a month ago.
Hundreds of passengers were instructed over the intercom to "stay inside and wait" as the ship leaned to one side and began to sin.
After lengthy talks, top leaders from the U.S., E.U., Russia and Ukraine have agreed on immediate steps to ease tensions.
Plus: Pakistan peace prospects falter; Turkish prime minister denounces Twitter; Pistorius trial delayed; Britain reaches economic
President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday that Russia will face increasing economic penalties unless President Vladimir Putin backs off.
The United States has sold them in the past to Turkey, which has aided opposition groups.
There were 475 people aboard the vessel, which was headed for a tourist island off the southern coast.
Even before the Crimean episode and the West's resulting sanctions, Russia's $2 trillion economy was suffering from stagflation.
Plus: Jet search undersea; Jordanian envoy abducted; Berlusconi sentenced; U.S. won't fault China; Japan's population shrinks
The Ukrainian military landed airborne troops at an airport about 25 miles south of Slovyansk.
Political analysts say Moscow's propaganda campaign reflects a new brazenness on the part of Russian officials