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Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to people close to his family. He was 87....
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Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions
GENEVA (AP) -- Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine....
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Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies
MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukrainian unity was on display Thursday night as peaceful demonstrations were held in at least four eastern cities condemning Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs....
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Snowden questions Putin on surveillance policies
MOSCOW (AP) -- Several hours into Vladimir Putin's televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers' questions to air what she said was a "sensational video" for the Russian president: a message from Edward Snowden....
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Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) -- An effort to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and four co-defendants veered off track again Thursday as a pretrial hearing ended with new obstacles that threaten to further derail the case before a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay....
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Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday....
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UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade
VIENNA (AP) -- Iran has converted three quarters of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms and is well on the way toward transforming the rest, the U.N. atomic agency reported Thursday....
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French military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali
PARIS (AP) -- French special forces backed by helicopters led a pre-dawn operation Thursday and freed five humanitarian aid workers who had been held captive by a "terrorist group" - killing about 10 of the alleged militants, officials said....
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Algeria's ailing president votes from wheelchair
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algeria's ailing president was wheeled to the voting booth on Thursday to cast his ballot for his fourth term in an election he is expected to dominate as the few Algerians that do bother going to the polls will most likely choose stability over change....
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Nigeria: Fate of 115 abducted girls unknown
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- The fate of 115 female students abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied the Nigerian military's report that almost all the pupils had been freed....
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