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As Ukraine erects defenses, critics fear expensive failure
HOPTIVKA, Ukraine (AP) -- The flimsy, razor wire-topped fences popping up along bare expanses of Ukraine's eastern frontier are the first line of defense against a much-feared Russian invasion. Trenches fortified by timber have been hollowed out for soldiers to take up positions. And bulky, metallic obstacles looped together with more barbed wire are laid across the fields to halt advancing tanks and infantry....
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Nepal's earthquake highlights village exodus of the young
KHADKA TOLE, Nepal (AP) -- Gone, the girl says as she squints into the sun, the air around her shimmering with wind-blown wheat chaff. She points to one house after another nestled in the green hills, most shattered from the massive earthquake that hit Nepal last month....
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Afghan judge sentences 4 to death in mob killing of woman
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan court on Wednesday convicted and sentenced four men to death for their role in the brutal mob killing of a woman in Kabul in March - a slaying that shocked the nation and spurred calls for authorities to ensure women's rights to equality and protection from violence....
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US due to stop managing Afghan airspace by end of June
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The United States is to stop managing Afghan airspace by the end of June after its air-traffic control contract with the government in Kabul expires, a development that could see international airlines forced to cancel flights both into the country and over its territory....
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11 dead after Mali separatists launch central region attack
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Members of a coalition of separatist groups attacked a town in central Mali on Tuesday, killing 11 people and moving violence farther south after a cease-fire was broken last week, a spokesman and the government said....
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Nigerian troops who fled Boko Haram now have them on the run
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- A year ago, a dozen Nigerian troops fighting about 200 Boko Haram militants in the town of Chibok exhausted their ammunition and ran, leaving the road open for the abduction of nearly 300 girls....
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Who is David Cameron? Elusive leader at heart of UK election
COLESHILL, England (AP) -- David Cameron is fighting for his political life in Britain's election. But it sure doesn't look like it....
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60 bodies recovered in Nepal valley hit by quake, mudslide
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Emergency workers have recovered the bodies of 60 people - including nine foreigners - who were killed when Nepal's earthquake triggered a mudslide that buried a village in the scenic Langtang Valley popular with tourists....
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Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output
ZHARI, Afghanistan (AP) -- It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan - the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin....
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Moments from safety, migrants die trying to reach Europe
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- Young men piled over each other, some shimmying up ropes dangling from the towering rescue ship and others falling into the churning sea. Women and children were the last off the stricken dinghy during a chaotic Mediterranean rescue in which at least five migrants were crushed to death and more were feared drowned....
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