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Uruguay's leader declares $322,883 in wealth
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Uruguayan President Jose Mujica says his wealth adds up to $322,883. Nearly a third of that is cash, kept in three bank accounts that he didn't previously declare....
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283 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than 280 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured....
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Pro-Russian insurgents seize armored vehicles
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Pro-Russian insurgents commandeered six Ukrainian armored vehicles along with their crews and hoisted Russian flags over them Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes of re-establishing control over restive eastern Ukraine....
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US working on non-lethal aid package for Ukraine
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is working on a package of non-lethal aid for Ukraine that could include medical supplies and clothing, but would stop short of providing body armor and other military-style equipment, U.S. officials said Wednesday....
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Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave
SEJKOVACA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Denisa Hegic pulled her scarf around her nose to guard against the stench, and drew back the plastic shroud. Shaking, she reached down to touch her mother's skull, and caressed it....
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NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday....
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Geneva talks on Ukraine face steep hurdles
MOSCOW (AP) -- Thursday's high-level talks in Geneva on Ukraine come as the country's eastern regions are awash in turmoil and pro-Russian insurgents have seized police stations and government buildings in at least nine cities....
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Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own credentials and findings sharply questioned....
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Romanian poet, dissident Nina Cassian dies
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romanian poet and translator Nina Cassian, who obtained political asylum in the United States after the Communist-era secret police found her critical poems scribbled in a friend's diary, has died in New York City. She was 89....
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Venezuelan crisis talks show signs of progress
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Negotiators from Venezuela's government and the opposition agreed to broaden membership in a truth commission tasked with investigating who's to blame for 41 deaths tied to weeks of political unrest....
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