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World briefs: Taliban kidnap, kill Afghan cops

Plus: Pakistan peace prospects falter; Turkish prime minister denounces Twitter; Pistorius trial delayed; Britain reaches economic

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Ukraine faces Russia in talks

President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday that Russia will face increasing economic penalties unless President Vladimir Putin backs off.

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Syrian opposition forces using U.S.-made anti-tank missiles

The United States has sold them in the past to Turkey, which has aided opposition groups.

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Scores lost as South Korea ferry sinks

There were 475 people aboard the vessel, which was headed for a tourist island off the southern coast.

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Russian economy worsening ahead of sanctions

Even before the Crimean episode and the West's resulting sanctions, Russia's $2 trillion economy was suffering from stagflation.

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World briefs: Pistorius ends his testimony

Plus: Jet search undersea; Jordanian envoy abducted; Berlusconi sentenced; U.S. won't fault China; Japan's population shrinks

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Ukraine sends troops to curb unrest

The Ukrainian military landed airborne troops at an airport about 25 miles south of Slovyansk.

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Russians get warped view of Ukraine

Political analysts say Moscow's propaganda campaign reflects a new brazenness on the part of Russian officials

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Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria

The attacks are increasing calls for President Goodluck Jonathan to rethink his strategy in confronting the biggest threat to the security.

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Iraq says Abu Ghraib prison closed

The Abu Ghraib prison was the site of a notorious prisoner abuse scandal during the U.S. occupation of Iraq.

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National briefs: Cities grapple with high rents

Plus: Reports of data hacks rise; Social Security drops debts; Environmental groups unite; Judge strikes down Ohio ban

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World briefs: Pistorius challenged by prosecutor

Plus: DNA tested in France rape case; Shooting in West Bank; Bird flu resurfaces in Japan; Cigarette makers sued in South Korea

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Syria continues chemical weapons reduction

Nation faces end-of-the-month deadline for completing to destroy caches.

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Submersible drone set to troll ocean depths for Flight 370

Teams searching for a missing Malaysian airliner were planning to send an unmanned submarine into the depths of the Indian Ocean.

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Ukraine crisis reaches critical juncture

Defiant pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine pushed the country to the brink of war or dissolution.

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Bombing leaves trail of blood in Nigeria

Suspected Islamic militants struck in heart of Nigeria with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people.

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Pope poses for 'selfies' after Palm Sunday rites

On Palm Sunday, he called on people, himself included, to look into their own hearts to see how they are living their lives.

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Iranian hard-liners riled over burial

Richard Nelson Frye was a renowned scholar of Iran who died last month in Boston at 94.

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Pistorius, 'Pit Bull' face off

South African prosecutor Gerrie Nel has cemented a reputation for abrasive, in-your-face cross-examination.

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U.N. panel issues stern report on global warming

Global greenhouse-gas emissions soared to "unprecedented levels" during the decade that ended in 2010, scientists said.

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Afghan presidential election picture clears up

Based on 10 percent of the vote count, the former foreign minister is short of the 50 percent threshold for outright victory.

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World Briefs: U.S. probes Syria poison reports

PLUS: deadly Chilean blaze; Glencore selling Peru mine; interim Libyan PM leaving; American ends hunger strike.

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Ukraine sends troops to quell unrest in east

A Ukrainian security officer was killed in a gunbattle with pro-Russian insurgents outside the city of Slovyansk.

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Iran stiffens in envoy flap

Plus: French official huddles in Cuba; pessimism over Malaysia plane grows; stranded plane in China revealed; oil pipe leak taints water in

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Militants seize police sites in Ukraine

The protests suggested a coordinated campaign to destabilize the Donetsk region.

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Damascus and rebels trade blame on gas use

They say chlorine possibly was used in a rebel-held village in central Syria, sickening more than 100 people.

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U.S. staying silent on Scotland's bid for independence

But there has been conspicuous silence from one major player with a lot to lose if Scotland secedes: the United States.

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Global economy turning the corner, IMF contends

The International Monetary Fund predicts global growth would strengthen to 3.6 percent this year and an even better 3.9 percent in 2015.

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Ebola empties hotels as Africa borders close

The disease is heightening fears that it will bring not only illness and death but economic ruin in its wake.

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 Kollengode Venkataraman, editor for the Pittsburgh Patrika, a magazine for the local Indian-American community, sits inside his Murrysville home on Friday. Of India’s election process, Mr. Venkataraman says, “The corruption is known inside and outside India. The country is looking for a change.”

Election inflames many of city's Indian residents

They have strong feelings about Indian politics even after becoming American citizens and spending decades away from the country.

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World Briefs: Taliban clashes kill dozens

Plus: Kenya faulted for arrests; Turkish court limits PM; Venezuela rivals hold talks; Rio police, squatters clash; cyclone strikes.

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Ukraine prime minister endorses more local power

NATO, meanwhile, rebutted Moscow's charges that the alliance was exaggerating the Russian military presence on the Ukrainian border.

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Pope takes responsibility for priest abuse

It was the first time a pope has taken personal responsibility for the sex crimes of his priests and begged forgiveness.

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Prosecutor targets Pistorius' account of safety fears

What exactly was Oscar Pistorius doing in the moments before he fatally shot his girlfriend in his home?

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White House to bar Iran's U.N. envoy

The unusual decision follows a political tempest on Capitol Hill related to the diplomat's involvement in the 1979-81 Iran hostage crisis.

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 Runners pass  the Arch of Triumph in Pyongyang during last year’s marathon.

Portfolio: Marathoners are in the running to visit N. Korea

Pyongyang's marathon Sunday welcomes a mass of foreigners for the first time.

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Federal prosecutor says bomb threat defendant's statements to newspaper validate charges

The Sun of Scotland quotes Adam Busby as saying that he sent emails claiming that there were bombs in Pitt buildings.

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World Briefs: Panel to review 'Cuban twitter'

PLUS: Possible signal from plane; Prosecutor mocks Pistorius; India's capital votes; Hagel gets gift horse

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Putin warns Europe of possible natural gas shutdown

The Russian president's message is clear: The EU has tried to lure Ukraine from Russia's orbit and into its fold, so it should now foot

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Who lost the Soviet Union's empire?

Five deputies of the State Duma have asked the nation's prosecutor general to investigate Mikhail Gorbachev and bring him to account.

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Mexico cartel figure has been cooperating with U.S.

The son of a co-founder of the Sinaloa Cartel has worked with American agents to minimize a possible life sentence for drug trafficking.

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Spate of official suicides in China sparks debate

Questions among the public, as well as a government directive to reporters to stay quiet, follow the recent string of deaths.

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Scientists: Papyrus referring to wife of Jesus is very old

A faded fragment of papyrus known as the "Gospel of Jesus's Wife," which caused an uproar when unveiled by a Harvard Divinity School

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World briefs: Blasts kill 25 in Syrian city

PLUS: Bombing kills 22 in Pakistan; Hopes rise for finding plane; Israel cuts off contacts; Greece back in bond market

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Ukraine faces squeeze on gas by Russia as confrontations persist

President Vladimir Putin warned Ukraine that it may have to pay in advance for its gas imports from Russia.

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Prosecutor tries to rattle Pistorius at murder trial

The defendant refused to look at a picture in court of his slain girlfriend's bloodied head.

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World briefs: Settlers cited for impasse

Plus: U.S.: Nominee 'not viable'; Hunger strike in Cuba; Plane's signals undetected; Bomb on train kills 16

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Eastern Ukraine unrest draws concern

Pro-Russia agitators are holding hostages, occupy government building.

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Drama, tears as Pistorius details killing

It was bold and theatrical, the kind of flourish more often seen in courtroom dramas than in real-life murder trials.

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USAID chief grilled over alleged 'Cuban Twitter' subterfuge

Administrator Rajiv Shah is chided for secretive government-funded program that was called a "cockamamie idea."

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