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Leaflets order Jews to register with eastern Ukraine authorities


"Grotesque" leaflets distributed in eastern Ukraine demanding Jewish people register with local authorities were condemned by U.S.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel-winning author, dead at 87


Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel Prize-winning magic realist behind the beloved novels One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, has died at the age of 87, according to sources close to the family.

BP worker settles charges of insider trading during Gulf cleanup


The government says a former BP employee who was a co-ordinator during the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has settled federal charges of using confidential information on the seriousness of the spill to profit illegally from trading in BP stock.

Earth-sized planet found in star's habitable zone


An Earth-sized planet has been found at the right distance away from its star to host liquid water, the first discovery of its kind.

South Korea ferry: Parents keep calling their children


Desks in the classrooms of Danwon High School in Ansan, where dozens of students were missing and feared dead Thursday after a ferry disaster, are cluttered with textbooks, gym clothes, empty water bottles — small bits of ordinary school life now infused with heartbreak.

Robber, 74, pulls a bank job to get home to jail


Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing today for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year.

Ford Mustang turns 50


Ford Motor Co. unveiled the Mustang at the New York World's Fair on April 17, 1964.

Michael Bloomberg launches $50M gun control effort


New York City's billionaire former mayor Michael Bloomberg is pumping even more cash into his efforts to curb gun violence with a new advocacy group that will spend at least $50 million this year.

Ukraine standoff moving from bluster to diplomacy: Nahlah Ayed


Ukraine's attempt at a military solution to its problems with pro-Russia separatists look to be in disarray.

Pistorius murder trial prosecutor criticizes witness's expertise


The prosecutor at the murder trial of double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius is continuing his cross-examination of one of the defence's forensic experts.

3 pro-Russian militants dead after Ukraine base attack


Ukraine's interior minister says three pro-Russian militants have been killed and 13 wounded after Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on a National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol in the south-east part of the country.

Weather hampers search for nearly 300 missing after ferry sinks


Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered rescuers Thursday in the search for 287 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea.

Belgian conservationist who protected animals from poachers shot in Congo park


A Belgian royal who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has defended endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging, was shot and seriously wounded as he drove through the park, officials said Wednesday.

Ebola virus in Guinea was not imported from nearby countries, scientist says


Finding means virus did not spread to Guinea from other African nations, which could have implications in controlling the outbreak.

'If I wronged any of you, forgive me': South Korean passenger texts from doomed ship


As the South Korean ferry Sewol began to sink in what could be the country's deadliest disaster in 20 years, some of the 462 passengers on board reached for their mobile devices to send farewell messages to friends and loved ones.

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox heads for liquidation


The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application.

Who's against Keystone? This ex-U.S. president


For the first time ever, a former U.S. president has come out against the Keystone XL pipeline as Jimmy Carter has joined a group of Nobel laureates to sign a letter urging Barack Obama to reject the pipeline linking Alberta oil to Texas and beyond.

Muslim groups applaud end of NYPD Muslim surveillance program


Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applaud the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats.

5 little words that could change America's gun culture: Neil Macdonald


The weekend killing spree in Kansas City by a hate-fuelled white supremacist with a history of gun offences shows both the hypocrisy of U.S.

Pistorius trial will adjourn after this week until May 5


The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has ruled that proceedings will adjourn for more than two weeks after Thursday and resume on May 5.


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