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Wednesday, April 23

EVENTS-US
Obama poised for new sanctions on Russia if no progress on Ukraine
US troops in Poland for exercises
Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods
Pentagon dossier to detail secretive U.S. Afghan detainee policy
Images released of shipwreck in San Francisco Bay
Cleared of murder, man starts fresh 24 years later
EVENTS-INTL
Three Americans killed in Kabul hospital attack: U.S. embassy
Pakistan fighter jets target militant hideouts near Afghan border
Ukrainian forces 'regain city hall'
China releases Japanese cargo ship
S Sudan president sacks army chief
Hong Kong's "milkshake murderer" loses bid for final appeal
Earthquake shakes British Columbia; no injuries reported
China bans petitioners appealing directly to higher authorities
Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team
UK team to shoot for fusion record
Canada to drop 'flawed' rail tankers
Thai opposition leader seeks compromise to avert bloodshed
Wage talks resume as South Africa platinum strike marks 13th week
Crime falls 15% in England and Wales
Buddha tattoo woman to be flown home
OTHER-US
Obama reaffirms commitment to Japan on tour of Asia allies
U.S. would reassess aid if Hamas-PLO form government - official
U.S. sharply criticizes Iran's election to U.N. committee
Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death
GM said it has shipped thousands of replacement ignition switches
Buffett: moving oil by rail safely major industry concern
Biologists watching fish runs after deadly slide
In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle
Shakespeare's birds cause US trouble
OTHER-INTL
Australia rules out link between debris and Malaysian plane
Police make Syria plea to UK women
Ban blames all Syria sides over aid
Boy and girl on Korean ferry tied life jackets together before they drowned
Binge drinking 'link to overeating'
Turkey: Armenia killings 'inhumane'
China splurging on military as US pulls back
Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound
Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile

Tuesday, April 22

EVENTS-US
9 indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father
Soldier faces hearing in killings of Iraqi boys
U.S. top court upholds Michigan ban on college affirmative action
Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying
FBI investigates suspected serial child molester
Federal judge to hear Oregon gay marriage case
IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes
U.S. to deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt, relaxing hold on aid
Damages phase of BP Gulf spill trial set for January
Google refunding buyers of fake app
EVENTS-INTL
Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers
Pirates raid Malacca Straits tanker
Pakistan's army seeks closure of TV channel
Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes
Ukraine government resumes offensive, hopes for more U.S. help
Russia holds snap military drills in Caspian Sea: report
China activist missing after trying to help striking workers
China stops prominent rights lawyer from meeting German minister
Russian social network founder fired
Iran asks U.N. to act on U.S. ban on new ambassador
Brunei delays tough new Islamic law
Thai court gives PM time to defend herself; economy rudderless
France unveils plan to fight jihadist threat
Nepal moves to ease tension among Sherpas after Everest disaster
Colombia tribunal restores ousted Bogota mayor
Future of the net debated in Brazil
SKorea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher
Yemen identifying dead 'militants'
Violent crime 'continues to fall'
'Irresponsible' holiday ad banned
Australia to buy 58 new F-35 jets
Visitors flock to China memorial to Japanese official's assassin
Brazil ex-president 'not murdered'
Mystery of 'ocean quacks' solved
Graphene 'made with kitchen blender'
OTHER-US
US threatens more Russia sanctions
Obama reassures Japan, other allies on China ahead of visit
White House 'horrified' by massacre of hundreds in South Sudan
Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon
Republican activists push party on gay marriage
Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches
OTHER-INTL
Mali group says French hostage dead
Blair warns West over radical Islam
Netanyahu tells Abbas to choose peace partner: Hamas or Israel
Australia unmoved by U.N. critique of asylum seeker policy
Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea
Cost 'no issue' in plane search
Search for MH370 reveals a military vulnerability for China
Satellites show North Korea nuclear test unlikely: think tank
Malta criticised for mass bird shoot
Rwandan president says he is not ready to rule out third term
China military says faces 'complex' task keeping secrets
Import tariffs strain rich-poor gap in 'madly expensive' Luanda
Paying for giant Nile dam itself, Ethiopia thwarts Egypt but takes risks
Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage
Asteroid impact risks 'underplayed'

Monday, April 21

EVENTS-US
US defendant shot dead in court
Court orders U.S. to release memo on drones, al-Awlaki killing
GM seeks court protection against ignition lawsuits
Armstrong's team boss gets 10-year ban
Fugitive in '81 Pennsylvania death nabbed in Texas
Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan
NYC jury hears tape defending 9/11 terror attacks
Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon, first U.S. victor in decades
Boeing gets $4.6bn China plane order
UAW suddenly retreats from fight at Tennessee VW plant
Reddit revolt over censored posts
EVENTS-INTL
Nine killed in attacks in Pakistan's volatile northwest
Syrian rebels make last stand for Homs
Saudi health minister sacked
Japanese minister, MPs visit Yasukuni Shrine on eve of Obama visit
Submarine drone search for Malaysian plane to continue
'Activity' at N Korea nuclear site
Nepal tries to avert Sherpa strike on Everest
Death count in ferry sinking tops 100
French troops in Central African Republic escort Muslims to safety
Buddha tattoo Briton held in S Lanka
South Africa platinum talks resume in bid to end three-month strike
Novartis, GSK, Lilly in multibillion-dollar deals
India lifts Goa iron ore mining ban
UK scares sports piracy site offline
OTHER-US
U.S. says has indications toxic chemical used in Syria in April
Biden tells Ukrainian leaders US stands with them
Kachin rebels renew plea for U.S. role to ensure fair Myanmar peace
Post-9/11 military build-up reversal hits officers
Teen stowaway shows holes in vast airport security
1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration
Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal
U.S. force in Afghanistan may be cut to less than 10,000 troops
OTHER-INTL
Japan finance minister expects stronger Japan-U.S. alliance through summit
Drone strikes alone won't stamp out al Qaeda in Yemen: analysts
No JPII fever in Poland as canonization nears
Pacific accord on maritime code could help prevent conflicts
First sign of South Korea ferry disaster was call from a frightened boy
Black Briton aims to be Estonian MEP

Sunday, April 20

EVENTS-US
Car hits packed Florida church, injuring 21
Biden heads to Ukraine as tensions rise
Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet
Kraft recalls 96,000lb of hot dogs
Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado
Boston Marathon to feature second-largest field in race history
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies
EVENTS-INTL
Three killed in Yemen drone strike
Gaza rocket salvo hits southern Israel - army
Fresh violence erupts in Venezuela
More girls 'flee Nigeria kidnappers'
Saudi Arabia sentences five to death for 2003 attacks: SPA
Families of Iran prisoners stage protest outside parliament
Japan PM makes offering to Yasukuni Shrine, angers China, South Korea
Ex-army chief, leftist to run for Egyptian presidency
Syria to hold presidential election on June 3: state media
Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to recaptured Christian town
Kuwaiti newspapers suspended over 'plot' tape stories
China shoe strike spreads, enters second week
China's Communist Party expels former executive of defense firm
Abdullah widens lead in Afghan presidential vote
Sub search for missing jet two-thirds complete
Huge fire on Leeds industrial estate
Gibraltar fire hits online gambling
Turkey Twitter accounts appear blocked after Erdogan court action
Bankrupt British loans official resigns, embarrassing PM Cameron
Teachers vote for strike in June
Hidden company owners to be revealed
Victoria Coren makes poker history
Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s'
OTHER-US
At Mt. Gox bitcoin hub, 'geek' CEO sought both control and escape
Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes
Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas
OTHER-INTL
South Korea's Park says conduct of ferry crew tantamount to murder
Top Palestinian cleric says Israel threw stun grenades into al Aqsa; Israel denies
Japan warns over China ship seizure
Russia says Kiev 'breaking accord'
Everest Sherpas demand better terms
PM's Christianity remarks 'divisive'
Iraq-Turkey pipeline unusable due to persistent attacks: Turkish minister

Saturday, April 19

EVENTS-US
Obamacare enrollees urged to change passwords over Heartbleed bug
Body found by highway is missing Massachusetts boy
San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims
Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart
NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies
EVENTS-INTL
Militants kill 11 Algerian soldiers in ambush: security source
Eight killed in plane crash in northern Mexico
Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Easter truce
Two killed by bomb inside Bahrain car: ministry
Gunmen kill two Egyptian policemen near Cairo
Sudanese militants kill two, kidnap three at oil field
Brazil cars torched in protest
Strong 7.5 magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea
Prosecutors extend Korea ferry captain's detention as death toll mounts
France's oldest nuclear plant shut down after incident but no danger posed - EDF
Kidnapped Uzbek doctor freed in northern Yemen: local official
4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal
High stakes as restive Benghazi votes in Libyan local polls
Italy gives wife, daughter of wanted Kazakh banker refugee status
Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle
Malaysian plane search in 44th day, sea bed scans could end in days
Nigeria teacher in seized girls plea
Japan to base troops near islands
Archbishop to highlight suffering
Colombia to honour Garcia Marquez
OTHER-US
In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream
Governor: Closing Boston amid bomber hunt 'tough'
Aesthetics-minded Americans decry Paris love locks
OTHER-INTL
Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation
New militant group claims responsibility for Friday blast in Cairo
Iran says it watered down, converted over 200 kg of enriched uranium
Iran condemns US skyscraper seizure
U.N. peace envoy criticizes Israeli Easter security in Jerusalem
Eighty percent of Syrian chemical weapons shipped out: monitors
South Africa's ANC set for two-thirds majority: poll
Religious leaders show Ukraine split
Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face
Africa land grabs endanger elephants
Why big buttocks can be bad for your health

Friday, April 18

EVENTS-US
Looming, creeping landslide splits home in Wyoming
US 'delays' Keystone XL decision
Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road
Vengeful note left in 2 boys' murder
Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review
Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast
Obama signs UN envoy visa ban law
Memorial held for policeman slain after Boston Marathon bombing
EVENTS-INTL
Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake
Al-Qaeda suspects killed in Yemen
Dissident Irish republican shot dead in Belfast
Bomb blast in Cairo kills police officer: Egyptian state media
Gunmen kidnap two Pakistani U.N. staff members from Karachi
4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed
Nigeria Islamists still holding 85 schoolgirls after raid: state
Ukraine calls Easter truce in east
13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche
Besieged Muslims face murder, starvation in Central African Republic
Court order halts Brazil match
Sunken Korea ferry relatives give DNA swabs to help identify dead
SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies
Algeria's ailing Bouteflika wins re-election
Egyptian leftist politician submits bid to run for president
Top Hollande aide quits in conflict of interest row
Belarus signals interest in resolving row with Uralkali
Italy PM Renzi cuts taxes for 10 million low earners
'Rogue directors' crackdown planned
Man held over NI dissident murder
HMRC 'plans to share personal data'
Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'
OTHER-US
Obama-Abe summit to aid trade talks, not seal deal: U.S. official
Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice
Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury
Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop
Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL
OTHER-INTL
Libyan kidnappers of Tunisian diplomat demand Islamists' release
Putin: no blocks to boosting relations with West
UN outrage at South Sudan attack
France denies veto threat looms over Western Sahara negotiations
Iran says plane at airport leased to Ghana after U.S.-flagged plane sighting
Malaysia asks world to pray for missing plane clue
Shell committed to Russia expansion despite sanctions

Thursday, April 17

EVENTS-US
US freeing Iran funds as deal 'kept'
Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings
Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash
Oregon ruling spurs halt on immigration detainers
U.S. judge declines to order 'park it now' notices for GM cars
Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords
White House updating online privacy policy
Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law
Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion
Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall
EVENTS-INTL
At least 12 Nepali guides killed in Everest avalanche
Peru evacuates Ubinas volcano area
Islamist militants kill 30 in attacks around Iraq
Armed mob under guise of peaceful protest attacks U.N. in South Sudan
Ukrainian militia deny calls to free buildings
Gunmen kidnap Tunisian diplomat in Libya
French troops free five aid workers kidnapped in Mali
Court chaos: Iraqi man convicted in wife's murder
China jails corruption activists
Drone risks damage at record depth in search for Malaysian plane
Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane
Second earthquake hits East Midlands
Ex-BP worker fined over shares trade
India's election commission lifts ban on top Modi aide
Labour hires Obama poll guru Axelrod
Fly me to Sochi, demands Cathay passenger armed with chocolate bar, court hears
Brazilian police end strike over pay
Students add Easter twist to dwindling Venezuela protests
Rob Ford launches re-election bid
French far-right 'opens arms' to UKIP
Lavabit loses contempt appeal
EU green light for UK carbon project
Pistorius trial adjourns until May, state mauls forensic expert
Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87
Gold found in Indian man's stomach
OTHER-US
Views differ of imam accused in terror case
Obama argues healthcare law is working, rejects Republican criticism
U.S. special forces struggle with record suicides: admiral
U.S. envoy Power urges Myanmar action to stop Rakhine violence
No U.N. rights monitoring in U.S. draft on Western Sahara mission
After Nevada ranch stand-off, emboldened militias ask: where next?
GM says recalled cars safe, but has not tested for knee-bump danger
OTHER-INTL
South Korea ferry captain rushed back to bridge as ship listed-crewman
Nigerian state, army says most abducted schoolgirls still missing
U.N. inquiry chief wants North Korea hauled before international court
Iran says will firmly deter any attacks as military displays might
Algeria's Bouteflika camp claims election win, rival alleges fraud
As opposition grows, China defends plans for petrochemical plants
Iran killer's reprieve stokes campaign against executions
Disapproval of Brazil's president grows ahead of election
German media boss criticises Google
Female cave insects have 'penises'
Ancient life 'frozen' by space impact
'Most Earth-like planet yet' found
Trouble in paradise for Chile's Easter Island

Wednesday, April 16

EVENTS-US
Blast on site of explosives plants kills 1
Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured
Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited
First Heartbleed 'hacker' arrested
Fund raises thousands for exonerated NYC man
GM to seek court protection against ignition lawsuits
Mt. Gox set to liquidate as court denies rehabilitation
Robber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced
US case against Abu Hamza to start
Former Madoff aides seek to have convictions tossed
Bloomberg in $50m push for gun laws
EVENTS-INTL
Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers
Three dead in east Ukraine, Putin warns of 'abyss'
Japan postpones foreign minister's trip to Russia
Chinese police shoot man dead at checkpoint in Xinjiang
Weather blights S Korea ferry search
Fate of Nigeria kidnap girls unclear
Search for Malaysia Airlines jet refocuses on drone scans of seafloor
Mid-East peace talks meeting delayed
Iran execution stopped at last minute
China releases blogger on bail, jails another amid rumor crackdown
Australia navy captains disciplined
El Salvador to use terror charges against gangs
Obama, Abe to battle negative images at U.S.-Japan summit
Pistorius forensic tests challenged
Argentina girl kept years in garage
Graft trial of son of Senegal's ex-president to start in June
India holds biggest day of voting with Hindu nationalists gaining strength
Algeria votes on Bouteflika's future
Guinea-Bissau run-off vote pits ex-finance minister Vaz against Nabiam
Brazil's leader holds wide lead six months from election: survey
Afghan women stand to be counted as West begins to disengage
Brazil troops guard strike-hit Bahia
Mexican mobile phone operator sues IBM for $2.5 billion
EU Sentinel returns first images
Birth of 'new Saturn moon' witnessed
OTHER-US
Weak U.S. prices, not inflation, the threat now: Fed's Yellen
U.S. calls for more investment-friendly Indian government
Obama, Republicans openly feud over immigration legislation
OTHER-INTL
Syrian opposition accuses Assad's forces of new poison gas attack
Iran is complying with nuclear deal with powers - IAEA
Japan's Abe dubs China vital partner amid territorial disputes
India struggles with rebel threats during election
China's Xi purging corrupt officials to put own men in place: sources
Hospital infections 'still too high'

Tuesday, April 15

EVENTS-US
White supremacist charged with murder in Kansas shootings
Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees
Handless cleric's own words to be used against him in U.S. trial
Defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox files for liquidation: WSJ
Exhuming remains at Florida school
New York court advances lawsuit against Martha Stewart Living on pet products
College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT
EVENTS-INTL
South Korea says 293 missing in ferry disaster
Gunmen kill nine in western Ethiopia bus attack: state media
Six killed in India bus fire
Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings
Recovery effort underway after two die in Australia coal mine
Belgian head of Congo's Virunga park shot
Thousands flee gun battle as Chad withdraw from Central African Republic
'Mass abduction' at Nigeria school
Ukraine troops enter eastern town
Syria 'torture' photos shown to UN
Syria: Report shows how foreign fighters use social media
Saudi intelligence chief removed
Former Egypt finance minister released hours after arrest in France: source
Australian NSW leader resigns
Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane
U.S., China in 'productive' talks after North Korea test threat
Bid to extend Mid-East peace talks
Forensics examined in Pistorius case
New Banksy art removed with crowbar
U.N. seeks to locate followers of slain Congo warlord
EU agrees to train Mali police, extends army training mission
EU to back alien species blacklist
French Socialists pick veteran to run party after poll rout
Battle over Scottish independence slightly tightens in new poll
Berlusconi ordered to do community service for tax conviction
Hair salon visited over N Korea ad
Credit Suisse rebuffs forex probe
OTHER-US
U.S. adopts harsher tone in U.N. envoy dispute with Iran
Voices of gratitude, defiance at Boston bombing memorial
End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded
Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on healthcare: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Many questions about mom accused in infant deaths
Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits
Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice
Heartbleed may 'slow' web speeds
OTHER-INTL
Official: Iran will not discuss missile program
China stresses need for stability at first meeting of new security council
MPs criticise UK over Afghan attack
U.N. should halt arms shipments via Ivory Coast after China breach - panel
CME trading outage showed that man can still match the machine
India's politicians aren't listening to women
'Shocking' rise in use of food banks
Birds choose best building materials
Early air points to cold, dry Mars

Monday, April 14

EVENTS-US
Storm topples RVs near Mississippi's Gulf coast
People with old Social Security debts get reprieve
White supremacist charged with hate crimes in Kansas Jewish center killings
Two NY broker-dealer executives charged in Venezuelan bribery case
Jackson mother must pay AEG's costs
SpaceX stands down Falcon launch
'Blood moon' eclipse in Americas
First women move to Army platoon artillery jobs
Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing
Guardian, Washington Post win Pulitzers for U.S. spying coverage
Donna Tartt wins fiction Pulitzer
CBO lowers U.S. deficit estimates as health subsidies fall
EVENTS-INTL
Jordan's ambassador to Libya kidnapped after gunmen attack his car
Afghan deputy minister kidnapped
Bomb wounds two policemen in Cairo
Undersea drone hunt for Malaysian plane foiled by depth
Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 121
China detains 160 in Shanghai healthcare scam
Syrian army seizes ancient Christian town near Lebanon border
Sierra Leone charges 14 soldiers with mutiny
Ukraine leader announces anti-terror move in east
China angered by Britain's report on human rights, cancels talks
'Heartbleed' blamed in attack on Canada tax agency, more expected
Indian top court recognizes transgenders in landmark ruling
Prosecutor ends cross-examination of Pistorius
Libya adjourns trial of ex-Gaddafi officials and sons
Former Egyptian finance minister detained in France: report
Panama presidential candidates tied ahead of May vote
Brazil's Campos to run for president with environmentalist
Europe's banks prepare for ECB tests with new provisions
Nazi memorabilia auction cancelled
Australia: Second airport for Sydney
Lawsuit claims CME gave high-frequency traders special access
China set to elevate environment over development in new law
Dutch unveil glow in the dark road
3D sound tests carried out by BBC
OTHER-US
Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies
US anti-Semitic attacks down before Kan. shooting
After success on Iran, U.S. Treasury's sanctions team faces new challenges
OTHER-INTL
Iran complains to UN over envoy ban
Chinese lawyers say they were tortured by police
Syria opposition claims has evidence of chlorine gas attack
Obama presses Putin over Ukraine
U.N. warns Nepal against amnesty for civil war crimes
South Korea's Park apologizes for latest scandal to rock spy agency
India's Sonia Gandhi in TV appeal to stop 'divisive' BJP
Nigeria pledges massive security for World Economic Forum event
Chile promises to rebuild Valparaiso
China's President Xi urges greater military use of space
China gold demand 'on the rise'
Climate fears over Colombia drought
Sensors to prevent pain for amputees
Male monkey cares for dying partner
Asia pollution drives Pacific storms

Sunday, April 13

EVENTS-US
Supremacist ID'd as suspect in Kansas attacks
Police seek answers after 7 dead babies found
Jury to be picked in US trial of Egyptian preacher
Judge set to issue key Ohio gay marriage ruling
Feds revisit safety rules after Calif. bus crash
Feds to pursue effort to end dispute with rancher
Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo
NSA surveillance report among Pulitzer contenders
Lawyers start mining the Medicare data for clues to fraud
EVENTS-INTL
'Dozens killed' in Nigeria blasts
Nigeria Islamists kill 68 in two village attacks: witnesses
Fresh quake hits Nicaragua, damaging some buildings
Chile fire toll: 12 dead; 2,000 homes destroyed
Gunmen kill Saudi guard near Yemeni border, wound another: media
Foreign doctor kidnapped in northern Yemen: local official
Saudi Arabia jails 13 for aiding overseas fighters
Libya starts trial of ex-Gaddafi officials, sons absent
Ukraine's east braces for anti-rebel operation as deadline passes
Moscow protest for media freedom draws 5,000 people
China in 'record weapons seizure'
25 schools probed over 'Islam plot'
DNA tests at French school over rape
South Korea sues tobacco firms
Malaysia Airlines search heads deep underwater in new phase
Abdullah leads in first official results from Afghan vote
Guinea-Bissau counts votes after big turnout in crucial poll
Macedonia to hold presidential runoff vote April 27
Armenian president names speaker as new prime minister
Pistorius breaks down on stand in murder trial
Man dies after marathon collapse
Israel appropriates land in West Bank: newspaper
Sombre, tired-looking pope presides at Palm Sunday services
Pinochet victims reburied in Chile
China buys $6bn Glencore Peru mine
Glaxo 'paid Polish doctors bribes'
Drummond building barge wrecked in Colombia; some diesel spillage
Smartphones 'black market' exposed
OTHER-US
Sebelius says she told Obama staying 'wasn't an option'
Tribe banks on syrup for sweet relief from poverty
OTHER-INTL
Syria's Assad says war turning in his favor
Venezuela admits 'protest excesses'
Iran official concerned for nuclear power plant
Israel says Kerry remarks on Iran nuclear threshold 'not acceptable'
China tells U.S. to stop 'gesticulating' on rights cases
Anxious China emerges as diplomatic player in Afghanistan
Israeli gas holds promise of better ties with neighbors
Cuba looks to cooperatives to slow rise of capitalism

Saturday, April 12

EVENTS-US
4.9-magnitude earthquake rattles central Idaho
NTSB examines claim truck was on fire before crash
Ohio begins pushback against college player unions
EVENTS-INTL
Nigeria attacks leave '135 dead'
Deadly blasts hit India vote staff
4 dead in Chile forest fire; 500 homes destroyed
Ukraine officer killed in gunbattle in east
Gunmen kidnap 100 Pakistani villagers in northwest, government says
Thousands march in Paris, Rome against austerity, economic reforms
Egyptian hardline Islamist leader jailed for one year
South Korea, Japan to hold rare official talks on 'comfort women'
Missing plane's black box batteries may have died
Japan confirms first bird flu case since 2011
Earthquake hits near Solomon Islands
Myanmar's first census in three decades extended amid controversy
North Korea's capital hosts international marathon
China protests after Japanese minister visits shrine for war dead
Berlusconi ally arrested in Lebanon
French foreign minister meets Raul Castro on historic visit to Cuba
Hungary's Orban retains two-thirds parliament majority
Indonesian parties in pact, clear way for top presidential candidate
Guinea-Bissau votes in poll aimed at turning page on coup
Macedonians vote for new president as general election nears
Senior official from China's Sichuan under graft probe: Xinhua
Nigerian jailbreak tweeter 'freed'
Hammer attack victim 'lost an eye'
Mexico prepares first illegal drug financing blacklist
Shipwreck given protected status
Pope leads Palm Sunday procession at Vatican
'Running priest' in Philippines campaigns for poor
OTHER-US
Feds: Safety concerns led to Nevada cow release
NSA denies it knew of Heartbleed bug
Stabbing suspect's mental state is key to the case
High fees eroding many 401(k) retirement accounts
OTHER-INTL
Act fast to curb global warming, or extract CO2 from air: U.N.
Finance ministers: Economy stronger but fragile
Reforms to IMF hit serious deadlock: G20 official
Australia says progress towards G20 growth target "unacceptable"
Ally says Algeria's Bouteflika recovering, will make reforms
France's Le Pen, in Moscow, blames EU for new 'Cold War'
Peru state a violent 'mini-dictatorship'
In Assad's coastal heartland, Syria's war creeps closer
Poison gas claims complicate Syrian civil war

Friday, April 11

EVENTS-US
NC inmate charged in kidnapping of DA's father
U.S. charges nine in international hacking conspiracy; two extradited from UK
Former U.S. Marine Hekmati retried, convicted in Iran: report
Life sentence for stiletto killing
FBI conducting a probe into Herbalife: sources
G20 gives U.S. year-end deadline for IMF reforms
Ohio geologists link small quakes to fracking
Individuals targeted as San Francisco tech money protests intensify
U.S. government contractor jailed in Cuba ends hunger strike
Obama puts fresh face on Obamacare with new health secretary
Woman accused of tossing shoe at Clinton released
President Obama attends 'A Raisin in the Sun'
Protests as Condi Rice joins Dropbox
EVENTS-INTL
Magnitude 6.6 quake hits southwest Nicaragua: USGS
Gunmen seize Ukraine police station
Clashes as squatters evicted in Rio
Iraqi deputy PM in clash with troops
Policeman hurt in Bahrain bomb blast:ministry
Libya's western Zawiya oil port, refinery shut by protests
Pakistani judge throws out attempted murder case against baby
Vicar arrested over alleged rape
India election chief bans rallies by Modi aide over religious hatred
Queensland surveys Cyclone Ita harm
Militias in Central African Republic block Muslims exit to Cameroon: U.N.
Kenya poaching drive hits officials
Iran's oil exports surge above West's sanctions cap: IEA
Prosecutor challenges Pistorius' story of killing
Madagascar names new prime minister, eyes World Bank aid
Injured Afghan girl's joyous homecoming
Pope assumes responsibility for priest sex abuse
OTHER-US
Police: No known target in school stabbing rampage
Devastating college bus crash also dashed dreams
Documents show GM's early knowledge of switch defect
US warns of Heartbleed bug danger
US faces reluctant partners in sanctioning Russia
U.S. expects Iran will meet oil export target in nuclear deal
4 years after spill, questions on long-term health
Ripples of Nevada range showdown spreading in West
Microsoft, Apple diverge on bankrolling big patent buyer
OTHER-INTL
Abbott: 'Plane signal' rapidly fading
Iran says has no plans to substitute UN envoy pick
Amid 'gas war' talk, Russia reassures Europe on supply
Darfur rebel says peacekeepers turning blind eye to new violence
Germany's Merkel praises Greece, wants joint European response to Putin letter
EU urged to help Italy with migrants
UK 'provokes' Argentina in Falklands
Ex-adviser says Indian PM was hobbled by Sonia Gandhi
Scottish leader urges voters to put aside politics for independence
Hepatitis C trial a 'turning point'
Backlash over Norway memorial plan
Social challenges as Saudis draw throne's future
In Burkina Faso, some Mali refugees want to grow up to serve

Thursday, April 10

EVENTS-US
At least nine dead when truck slams students bus in California
Driver arrested in deadly Florida day care crash
Health secretary resigns after Obamacare launch woes
GM places two engineers on leave in deadly ignition switch probe
Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech
US Congress passes ban on Iran envoy
Obama wraps himself in civil rights legacy of President Lyndon Johnson
Judges in Utah gay marriage case question lawyers
U.S. judge accepts SAC guilty plea, approves $1.2 billion deal
Doctors implant lab-grown vagina
Nirvana inducted to Hall of Fame
Google to sell Glass to public next week
Icahn backs down from demand that eBay spin off PayPal
EVENTS-INTL
Magnitude 7.3 quake hits near Papua New Guinea: USGS
Strong 6.1 quake shakes Nicaragua, no major damage
Seven killed in mine blast in eastern Ukraine
Two Brotherhood members killed in Egypt shoot out: MENA
Kenya army rescues aid workers
Man confesses in first public trial in China's rumor crackdown: Xinhua
Erdogan suffers blow in court decision on judiciary
Israel sets Palestinian tax sanction
Venezuela's Maduro meets opposition as death toll from protests rises
Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power
Pistorius faces fresh lying claims
Man charged with Omagh bomb murders
Ukraine PM heads to crisis-hit east
U.N. Security Council OKs peacekeepers for Central African Republic
No breakthroughs on trade deal for Australia PM in China
Philippine, Vietnamese navies to unite against China over beers and volleyball
US card thief faces lengthy jail term
Heartbleed bug causes confusion
US tech sell-off spreads to Asia
General strike grips Argentina
Huge investor demand for Greek bond
OTHER-US
FBI: NC inmate helped orchestrate kidnapping
SEC eyes test that may lead to shift away from 'dark pools'
U.S. may give up demand for zero Japan beef tariffs in trade deal: Nikkei
La. congressman rebuffs calls for his resignation
Russia 'withheld Boston bombing tip'
Facebook says WhatsApp deal cleared by FTC
Colbert hosting 'Late Show' raises questions, hope
Tax refund fraud is a big frustration for victims
Democrats relish chance to attack Republicans over austere budget
Ailing Puerto Rico open to radical economic fixes
Flies manoeuvre like fighter jets
OTHER-INTL
U.S. accuses Russia after Putin warning on gas supplies to Europe
Israeli coalition partner threatens to quit over peace talks
Swiss say Palestinians can join Geneva Conventions
Australian PM confident sounds are from Flight 370
Prominent Chinese activist scorns court as jail term upheld
U.N. renews call for human rights monitoring in Western Sahara
UN set to warn over 'dash for gas'
Warning to prosecutors after MP case
China says Taiwan protests won't affect relations
Call for vote on Ecuador Amazon oil
Flaws found in Thailand's human-trafficking crackdown
Gold rush threatens West Africa's cocoa future
Somalia's internet 'culture shock'

Wednesday, April 9

EVENTS-US
Chopper crashes on roof of New Mexico hospital
Police seek motive of school stabbing rampage
Police seek driver in deadly Fla. day care crash
Texas executes Mexican killer
US Republicans block 'fair pay' bill
Mickey Rooney remains spark legal row
Obama honours Fort Hood gun victims
United States upgrades Philippine civil aviation rating
Bank of America in $783m settlement
Fannie, Freddie shareholders lobby against U.S. housing reform bill
Scientists try 3-D printer to build human heart
EVENTS-INTL
Car bombings 'kill 25' in Homs
Queensland braces for Cyclone Ita
Car bomb explodes outside Greek central bank building, no one hurt
Two French soldiers wounded in Central African Republic before U.N. vote
Malaysia plane hunt resumes amidst optimism over 'pings'
Afghan probe begins in attack on AP journalists
'At least 30 dead' in CAR violence
Election board rejects Turkish opposition call for Ankara re-run
Turkey keeps YouTube block despite court rulings
UN may approve force for Central African Republic
HP pays $108 million to settle foreign bribery probes
Indonesian opposition leads poll
Iran, six powers seek to narrow 'significant gaps' in nuclear talks
Marine challenges murder conviction
Pistorius: I did not pick on Reeva
Curbing wind energy to push up bills
A shark cull divides a nation
OTHER-US
Obama blasts 'least productive Congress in modern history'
U.S. defense chief praises Mongolia, given horse during visit
Big gaps remain between U.S. and Japan in trade talks: ministers
Man charged in 9 deaths says he killed 40
Cuba says U.S. hunger striker's treatment in prison 'dignified'
Mudslide survivor holding son describes terror
Police taught to spot signs of psychiatric crisis
OTHER-INTL
Ukraine offer to pro-Russian rebels
Russia says NATO is using Ukraine crisis to boost appeal
Frontrunner in Afghan vote rules out coalition government
Kuwait hopes for remedy to Gulf row over Qatar soon
Challenge to Titanic sinking theory
Honduras, Venezuela have world's highest murder rates: U.N.
'Millions wasted' on flu drug
'Selfie' body image warning issued
Bulgaria torn between old friends and new partners over Crimea
Cleric predicted he would be killed
Hezbollah confident in Assad, West resigned to Syria stalemate
Move to oust Thai PM more than just a walk in the park for protesters
Car fumes cut easier than UN thought


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