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Wednesday, May 7

EVENTS-US
Bodies found after fire at tennis star's home
Colorado lawmakers approve plan for pot banking
Poll: US split on legal pot, against online bets
Veterans Affairs secretary won't resign, is 'angry' over claims
SEC ends probe of Chesapeake, ex-CEO McClendon; no action planned
U.S. renews training of elite Iraqi forces in Jordan
NC primary with singer Clay Aiken still close
No gains for 12th-graders on national exam
Obama hangs with Spielberg, Springsteen at benefit
EVENTS-INTL
Nine Pakistan soldiers killed by suspected Taliban bomb on Afghan border
Nigeria confirms market massacre
Gunmen kill Pakistan lawyer defending blasphemy case
Homes set on fire, militants flee to Bhutan after Assam massacre: police
Saudi Arabia finds another 18 MERS cases as disease spreads
East Ukraine rebel vote to go ahead
Putin oversees Russian nuclear forces exercise
Government forces set to control Homs, cradle of Syrian uprising
Yemen army seizes last militant stronghold in southern offensive
Cuba arrests four Miami-based exiles suspected of attack plot
Mexico ruling party official arrested on suspicion of gang links
Ecuador rejects vote on Amazon oil
Chinese journalist Gao Yu detained
Thai ex-PM faces corruption charge
Iran, six powers hold 'useful' nuclear talks; agreement elusive
HK tycoons in major corruption trial
Colombian broadcaster offered peace talks info by hacker, opposition figure
ANC leads South Africa vote count
Grieving South Korea seeks arrest of ferry operator owners
Oscar Pistorius defense calls anesthetist
Minecraft Denmark replica 'attacked'
NI women: No free English abortions
Nintendo says 'No' to gay characters
Israeli 1948 testimonies go online
Paralysed person 'to walk' at World Cup
Banksy has say over disputed artwork
Rosetta comet-hunter narrows the gap
Universe evolution recreated in lab
OTHER-US
Obama says kidnapping of Nigerian girls shows man's "darkest impulses"
Snowden being manipulated by Russian intelligence: ex-NSA chief
Yellen cites housing, geopolitical tensions as economic risks
At China's Alibaba, chairman Ma's dealings raise red flags
OTHER-INTL
Syrian rebels claim massive Aleppo hotel bombing
China urges talks, says no 'clash' with Vietnam
Crashed drones programmed to fly from North Korea and back: South Korea
Police threaten World Cup pay strike
India's Modi accuses election agency of discrimination
Africa must work harder to reduce inequality: Annan
Two weeks before EU elections, 62 percent 'not interested'
Bedouins in strategic West Bank area fear eviction
'Electric noise disorientates birds'
Rising carbon curbs crop nutrition
Viagra could treat muscle disease
Black Death skeletons yield secrets
End of oil boom threatens Norway's welfare model

Tuesday, May 6

EVENTS-US
Stars boycott Beverly Hills Hotel
White House security breached by car
Deadly Oklahoma wildfire largely contained
US joins hunt for Nigerian girls
U.S. issues sanctions on both sides of South Sudan conflict
Minnesota Senate advances medical marijuana bill
In North Carolina, Republican establishment favorite wins Senate primary
China's Alibaba seeks blockbuster IPO in US
SEC probing brokerages over handling of retail orders - sources
U.S. proposes immigration rules to help high-skilled workers
Spy plane causes air traffic chaos
Toronto mayor 'turned back' from US
Monica Lewinsky breaks media silence
EVENTS-INTL
Twelve Pakistani Taliban killed in factional in-fighting
Colombia raids 'spying' office
Tensions surge in South China Sea as China locks horns with Philippines, Vietnam
Thai court rules PM must step down, with no end to turmoil in sight
Rebels start withdrawal from Homs, cradle of uprising
Lebanon 'expels' Syria Palestinians
Both sides bury dead as Ukraine slides towards war
Russia booed at Eurovision semi-final
El Salvador seeks arrest of former president for corruption
South Sudan rivals 'will meet'
Israel transfers Palestinian funds as threat of sanctions wanes
Shallow quake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes off PNG: USGS
Australia cull catches 172 sharks
Tank to float Concordia shifts
South Africa in post-Mandela vote
OTHER-US
U.S. warns of plot to attack churches in Ugandan capital
U of Utah president backs review of fight song
Report: Climate change already affecting US
Holiday delayed work in hot NYC jail
Parachutists: We spent 4 hours atop trade center
Circus acrobat willing to do hair-hanging again
LGBT Arab-Americans find room of their own in NYC
OTHER-INTL
Warlord Kony hiding in disputed South Sudan enclave: U.N.
Greek PM says won't seek more bailout money
Gerry Adams calls on Irish government to act over arrest
Egypt's presidential frontrunner Sisi cautious on energy subsidies
In the West Bank, conflict stalls sewage solution
Guangzhou attacker 'acted alone'
Officer 'reckless' over riot deaths
'Nazi art' hoarder Gurlitt left will
New Tyrannosaur named 'Pinocchio'

Monday, May 5

EVENTS-US
Chinese fishermen airlifted to San Diego burn unit
Pilot unhurt as plane hits US house
Oklahoma residents survey wildfire damage; 1 dead
Clip suspected in circus accident; 8 hospitalized
Man freed in Missouri delayed imprisonment case
U.S. Supreme Court backs prayer before government meetings
U.S. recognizes Syria opposition offices as 'foreign mission'
Coca-Cola to remove drinks ingredient
Encana settles Michigan antitrust case, Chesapeake fights on
First U.S. MERS patient improving, gets ready for discharge
North Carolina primary voters decide Hagan rival
Amazon launches shopping via Twitter
EVENTS-INTL
Bomb in Syria's Idlib kills 30 government fighters: monitoring group
Two explosions rock southern Thai tourist town, five wounded
Ukraine moves forces to Odessa, helicopter downed in east
Knife attack at south China station
Diver dies in S Korea ferry search
Chinese citizen kidnapped in Malaysia's Borneo
China detains rights lawyer ahead of 25th anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown
Croatian PM sacks finance minister
Thai court to rule Wednesday in abuse of power case against PM
India top court rejects Sahara chief bid to be released from jail
Iran 'blows up replica US warships'
Iran's hard-line lawmakers grill FM on Holocaust
Colombia's Santos keeps lead in opinion poll on election; rival gains
Colombia president's election strategist quits over bribe claim
Pistorius team calls more witnesses
Congo rape trial clears many troops
Australia billionaire in brawl probe
'Skull Cracker' sighted in London
UK lawmakers summon Pfizer and AstraZeneca over takeover deal
China to step up crackdown on military corruption: Xinhua
OTHER-US
US 'outrage' at Nigeria abductions
U.S. delegation urges talks to free American jailed in Cuba
Health care law-Holocaust comparison criticized
U.S. to sanction both sides of South Sudan conflict in days - sources
Credit Suisse in talks to pay $1.6 billion to resolve U.S. tax probe: source
Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules
U.S. economy to see faster growth after winter freeze: OECD
Old-world glamour in black and white at Met gala
Brunei's new laws affect sultan's Hollywood ties
New blood can 'recharge old brain'
OTHER-INTL
Nigeria's Boko Haram threatens to sell kidnapped schoolgirls
Germany: citizens should leave east, south Ukraine
Sisi vows Brotherhood 'won't exist'
Yemeni authorities were warned ahead of AQAP prison raid: documents
Modi attacks Priyanka Gandhi remarks
Russia expects progress in Iran nuclear talks next week
Adams detention and release aggravate both sides of Northern Irish divide
Venezuelan protesters 'abused'
Israeli says he has found King David's citadel
Damascus opera suffers under mortar strikes
World facing polio health emergency
Warning over unintentional file leak
'Complacency' leads to asthma deaths

Sunday, May 4

EVENTS-US
Crews battle large wildfire in central Oklahoma
Pilot dies as plane crashes at California air show
Nine badly hurt in U.S. circus 'hair hang' accident
Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules
US-Philippine military drills begin
US air teams rescuing injured Chinese sailors
1st openly gay Episcopal bishop to divorce husband
Powerade drops controversial ingredient
EVENTS-INTL
Two migrants drown, 30 missing after boats capsize off Greek island
Crew missing after ship sinks off HK
Yemeni army in heavy fighting; six soldiers die in suicide blast
Five killed as boulder crushes house in Sierra Leone capital
Nairobi buses hit by deadly blasts
Syria: Rockets slam into Aleppo district, kill 9
Thousands flee Syria rebel infighting
Nigeria 1st Lady orders arrest of protest leaders
Nigeria leader ends silence on girls
Pro-Russians storm Odessa police station, PM slams local police
Death toll lowered to 17 in road accident in southwest Haiti
Earthquake jolts Tokyo, no tsunami warning
Vatican undergoes 2nd grilling this year on abuse
Italy arrests man over cup final shootings, bemoans soccer violence
Maiteeq installed as Libya's new premier but dismissed by speaker
S Sudan oil town offensive falters
South Africa's AMCU says members reject platinum wage offer
Hungarian president asks PM Orban to form new government
Outsider Varela wins Panama election
Slovenian PM Bratusek resigns
China gives 10-year sentence to leaker of military secrets
China bans British cheese imports
China hunting family members of Xinjiang bombers
Pistorius trial moves into 7th week
South Korea changing maritime rules after sinking
Germany pushing for new Ukraine talks in Geneva
Boy, 16, arrested over teen killing
Navy gets first female submariners
Egypt announces plans to revive flagging tourism sector
OTHER-US
Republicans risk getting 'burned' on Benghazi issue: Senator
Police: Ex-NYPD cop sprayed anti-Semitic graffiti
California city looks to sea for water in drought
OTHER-INTL
In eastern Ukraine, the mob rules
India's Modi rails against illegal immigrants after Muslim killings
Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams urges calm after release
South Africa's ANC vows to extend rule, rivals promise election 'shock'
Video of clash brings outcry from Israeli troops
Portugal needs no more loans - PM
EU expects recovery to lower unemployment faster
Governments pledge won't give up search for Malaysia Airlines jet
Brittle bone disease protein 'find'

Saturday, May 3

EVENTS-US
2 adults, 3 kids found dead in Pennsylvania cabin
Gunman, 3 others killed in Arkansas shootings
Indiana health officials: MERS patient improving
U.S. warns of plan to attack hotel in Lagos
Condoleezza Rice backs out of Rutgers commencement
SF under fire over policing remarks
SAC's Steinberg asks for two-year sentence
Honduras to extradite drug trafficker wanted by U.S.
EVENTS-INTL
Report: Rebel infighting in eastern Syria kills 62
Bus crash kills 23, injures 17 in southwest Haiti
Passenger train derails in India; at least 10 dead
Bridge collapses in south China, killing 11
At least six killed in blast in Somali capital: police
Three people killed by blasts in Kenya's Mombasa
Yemeni colonel shot dead in Aden, two hurt in bomb attack
India politician dies in fire attack
Earthquake of 6.6 magnitude deep in Pacific Ocean south of Fuji: USGS
Rescuers struggle to help Afghans hit by landslide
Libyan commander survives assassination attempt in Benghazi: official
India deploys army in Assam after 31 Muslims killed
Ukraine claims advances on rebel-held positions
Egypt militants claim responsibility for 2 attacks
Chinese oil engineers kidnapped in Sudan freed: Xinhua agency
Al-Jazeera journalists denied bail
Israeli settlers launch enclave in Palestinian business hub
Tory quits over anti-Islamic tweets
Ten bodies recovered from collapsed Colombia mine
Nigeria cracks down before WEF event
Italian Cup final delayed after pre-match shootings
Mexico arrests former opposition party governor in embezzlement
Slovenia's prime minister to step down on Monday
Greek conservatives regain lead in polls ahead of EU election
South Korea leader visits kin of ferry missing
Papal commission on sex abuse to push for accountability
Brazil presidential race tightens in new poll
OTHER-US
NYC subway rail that snapped in derailment was new
Charge: Alaska man, 19, shot troopers from behind
Lawmakers say they won't abandon death penalty
Washington gridlock butt of Obama jokes at White House correspondents' dinner
Buffett defends Coke, BNSF at Berkshire annual meeting
Senator urges Hillary Clinton to seek presidency
OTHER-INTL
Ex-security head: Israel soft on anti-Arab crimes
Tunisia elections probably to be held in November: election chief
Sinn Fein poised for Irish poll success amid Adams murder probe
China premier says Sino-Africa disputes just 'growing pains'
South Korea ferry was routinely overloaded
Tight finish seen in Panama presidential election
Bahraini Shi'ite youth risk radicalization as political talks stall
Hormone boost 'may help infertility'

Friday, May 2

EVENTS-US
Ex-chair of bridge agency won't turn over docs
CDC confirms first case of MERS virus in American
Stiviano speaks about Sterling, recording
Jury says Samsung infringed Apple patents
Warrant: Mom couldn't recall number of dead babies
EVENTS-INTL
More than 2,100 confirmed dead in Afghan landslide
Nine more Muslims killed in sectarian attack in India's Assam
Nine killed in clashes between separatists and Islamists in Mali
Honduras children 'killed by gangs'
Abducted Ukraine observers released
Bombs, protests hit Egypt in run-up to presidential election
Schools in Nigeria capital closing for security
Syrian rebels 'to pull out of Homs'
Police get extra 48 hours to question Gerry Adams
Colombia court backs Santos in sea boundary dispute with Nicaragua
Turkish party keeps term limit, hinting at Erdogan presidency
Uruguay unveils legal marijuana plan
Fire causes explosion of rotten fish
Dutch release Pim Fortuyn's killer
March to mark women priests landmark
Museum to take 'exploding' whales
OTHER-US
Obama calls for death penalty review
U.S. bankruptcy judge urges settlement on GM ignition defects
Kerry urges steps to ensure democracy in Africa
Obama, Merkel still struggle over spying but agree on trade
Ukraine crisis highlights NATO defense spending problem: Hagel
5 cautionary signs tucked into April's jobs report
As wildfire fear rises, US tanker fleet incomplete
OTHER-INTL
Venezuela says 58 foreigners among unrest detainees
Thai opposition urges election delay
Al Qaeda's leader says Iraqi branch in Syria must return to fight at home
South Sudan leader ready for talks but rival doesn't commit
Concerns grow over deadly pig virus
Guides hope Everest deaths will impel safety fixes
Vatican needs 'change of mentality', transparent finances: Pope
Swiss migration quotas: Rift with EU grows
Japan split over revision to pacifist constitution
Baby heart risk for pregnant smokers

Thursday, May 1

EVENTS-US
2 Alaska State Troopers killed, person detained
Two inmates dead in suspected gas explosion at Florida jail
NBA panel agrees to act swiftly on bid to oust Clippers owner
Los Angeles Clippers owner Sterling battling cancer: report
Kerry in South Sudan in U.S. push to halt conflict
U.S. offers to help Nigeria in hunt for abducted girls
BP cleaning up oil spill on Alaska's North Slope
Philippines to give U.S. forces access to up to five military bases
SEC probing hedge funds' bets on Herbalife
Windows XP users to get Explorer fix
EVENTS-INTL
Car bomb rocks Nigeria's capital
Eleven Muslims killed in sectarian attacks in India's Assam
Syria attack 'kills 11 children'
Seven dead after rains cause landslide in central Mexico
Five killed as Libyan militiamen attack security HQ in Benghazi
Rebels down Ukraine helicopters
Suicide bomber kills soldier in Egypt's Sinai, second blast wounds 3
Philippines dismantles 'sextortion' groups, arrests 58 people
Seoul subway trains crash, causing minor injuries
Republic of Congo expels 50,000 citizens of neighboring Congo
Malaysia releases missing plane report, reveals confusion
Tunisia MPs approve electoral law
Australian police minister resigns over corruption inquiry
Barrister jailed over lies to police
Sinn Fein chief detained 3rd day over IRA killing
Hamid Mir speaks at judicial inquiry
Astronaut launches space meal contest
OTHER-US
U.S. says Obamacare enrollment points to stable costs
Drugs in botched Oklahoma execution leaked from IV
U.S. military sexual assault reports jumped 50 percent last year
Dozens of U.S. colleges under investigation for sexual violence cases
St. Louis trial highlights gender bias in pay
Police use new tool to source crowds for evidence
OTHER-INTL
Nigeria police: 276 abducted girls still missing
North Korea seen testing engine for intercontinental ballistic missile
Segregation in Central African Republic shows world's failure: U.N. official
Indonesia's Jokowi pledges to eliminate fuel subsidies slowly: media
Lack of health care deadly for Myanmar's Rohingya

Wednesday, April 30

EVENTS-US
More than 100 injured in Florida jail explosion
Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Va.
U.S. Gulf Coast hit by flooding after 24 hours non-stop rain
Senate Republicans block Obama bid to hike minimum wage
Republicans to push anti-Obamacare message in Senate hearings
London cleric wanted jihadists to train in Oregon, U.S. jury told
NBA sets wheels turning for Clippers sale; Oprah in wings
EVENTS-INTL
Two attackers among three killed in China bombing
Twin blasts hit India express train
EU peacekeepers take charge at Central African Republic airport, violence rages
Kiev holds 'spying' Russia diplomat
Tear gas at Turkish May Day protests
Afghan flood death toll rises
Magnitude 6.7 quake strikes off Pacific island of Vanuatu-USGS
Mid-sized quake hits off central Chile coast; no damage reported
North Sea 'Atlantis' hit by tsunami
Mexico illegal iron ore ship seized
Japan to conduct island defense drill amid tension with China
Northern Ireland police arrest Gerry Adams over 1972 murder
Toronto mayor seeks help for drinking; new video surfaces
Modi in police trouble as India's election nears climax
Mexico votes to allow civilian trials for soldiers
Iraq vote count gets under way
Lebanese presidential vote delayed as deputies boycott vote
IMF approves $17bn Ukraine bailout
Protesters urge Nigeria to step up hunt for girls abducted by Islamists
Welfare and tax boost for Brazil poor
OTHER-US
Botched execution could renew 'cruel' challenges
US executions evolved from hanging to injection
Former NSA contractor Snowden expects to remain in Russia
'Stand your ground' law tested in recent shootings
A different tone for Merkel on Obama visit
OTHER-INTL
Egypt's judges rebuff criticism of death sentences
Unesco warns Australia over reef
Thai government supporters fear July poll disruption
Police 'don't record fifth of crime'
Warming boosts UK flooding risk
Drug resistance 'global threat'

Tuesday, April 29

EVENTS-US
35 dead after days of tornadoes in South, Midwest
Inmate dies in 'botched' execution
Man shoots, wounds 6 at metro Atlanta FedEx center
Nigerian pleads guilty to U.S. charges of aiding al Qaeda group
U.S. offers $5 million for Chinese businessman accused of Iran dealings
Patton Boggs' latest case versus Chevron over pollution award tossed
Kerry to promote peace, sanctions in South Sudan
Kerry to resume Mideast peace talks after a pause
Mars rover starts drilling again
MIT undergrads to get $100 in bitcoin in digital money trial
EVENTS-INTL
Philippines troops exchange mortar fire with militants, 15 dead
Fire kills 10 at Russian arms depot, briefly halts Transsiberian railway
Ukraine separatists seize second provincial capital, fire on police
Afghan and foreign forces kill 60 near Pakistan border: spy agency
Venezuela ex-intelligence chief shot
Two aides to Guinea-Bissau ex-navy chief plead guilty in U.S.
Europe rejects UK financial tax case
Activists: Airstrike on Syrian school kills 9
Gunmen storm Libyan parliament
Nigeria march over girls' abductions
Heavy security as Iraq goes to polls
Brunei adopts sharia law, others in region consider it
Jubilant Modi votes, India's ruling party fights to deny him majority
Santos holds lead in Colombia election opinion poll but rival gains
U.N. renews Western Sahara mission, but without rights monitors
Chemical watchdog to investigate Syria chlorine gas claims
Italy court says Knox murdered flatmate over argument, not orgy
UK PM Cameron faces vote test after lawmaker's resignation
European Union moves to end smartphone patent wars
OTHER-US
Clippers owner race row ban welcomed
Turkey's Erdogan calls on U.S. to extradite rival Gulen
U.S. consumer confidence rebounds to pre-crisis levels in first quarter: Nielsen
Fed expected to take further step toward ending bond buying
OTHER-INTL
UN official 'appalled' by S Sudan leaders' apathy
EU says Egypt mass death sentences in breach of international law
Searchers dismiss possibility wreckage in Bay of Bengal is from MH370
Israel, Palestinians at U.N. accuse each other of sabotaging peace
Karzai: UK, US still run illegal detention centers
China 'resolutely opposes' U.S. sanctions on missile parts supplier
Pakistan should investigate spy agency over journalist attacks: Amnesty
Korea ferry disaster exposes cozy industry ties, soft penalties
Fossil fuel subsidies growing despite concerns
Piracy sites are 'rife with scams'
Pre-pregnancy diet 'affects genes'
Fibre 'helps heart-attack survivors'

Monday, April 28

EVENTS-US
Tornadoes kill 11 as storm moves across South
U.S. sanctions Putin allies as Ukraine violence goes on
Stabbing school 'to open as usual'
Republican Representative Grimm of NY indicted on fraud charges
Ohio to increase lethal injection drug dosages
Judge deciding where dog that mauled boy will live
China breaks into Las Vegas show business
Family, friends remember slain Connecticut teen
Yahoo announces original TV series
EVENTS-INTL
Deadly mortar attack in Damascus
Iraq: Bombs kills at least 11 people in market
Libyan barracks hit by car bomb
Colombian rebels torch convoy repairing Ecopetrol pipeline
North Korea conducts firing drills near disputed border with South
EU names 15 new targets for sanctions
Mexico begins disarming vigilantes
Mayor of Mexico's largest port city arrested over possible crime links
China labor activist held over online "disturbance"
Egyptian court sentences top Muslim Brotherhood leader to death
Hong Kong woman faces additional charges in maid abuse case
Tougher European bank tests revealed
China customs to intensify checks for harmful print material- report
Middle East peace deadline expires
Tube strike hits city commuters
Peru security forces trash illegal mining machines
Minor fire in India PM office doused
Scientists study Swiss lake tsunamis
DNA fingerprint for legendary tree
OTHER-US
Obama says U.S. commitment to defend Philippines "ironclad"
OTHER-INTL
Britain's Cameron vows to resign if his EU referendum plan blocked
SKorean president apologizes for ferry response
UN 'should ignore Syria aid curbs'
Israeli politicians seek to bypass talks, set own boundaries
Colombia farmer protests a headache for Santos' re-election bid
Libya says Jordan to handover jailed Islamist to get kidnapped ambassador
Nigeria leader under pressure over abducted schoolgirls
Maliki faces struggle to secure third term as Iraqi PM
China's Xi says Xinjiang is front line on terrorism, hails police
Olympic preparations 'worst ever'
'Left behind' workers desert EU socialists for populists
Half with cancer 'live a decade'

Sunday, April 27

EVENTS-US
Tornadoes kill 16 in Arkansas, 1 in Oklahoma
Obama announces new U.S. sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
Student to be arraigned in prom day slaying
US basketball team in silent protest
NY bill would bar condoms as proof of prostitution
Report: 4 in 5 US high school students graduate
Election-year Senate vote nears on minimum wage
EVENTS-INTL
C. African Republic rebels kill 16; 3 MSF staffers
Egypt court recommends death sentence for Brotherhood leader, 682 supporters
Ukraine rebels free Swedish hostage; Obama seeks unity against Russia
Election violence flares in South Africa's platinum belt
Syria's Assad to run for third term as president
Rohingya health crisis in west Myanmar after aid groups forced out
Hungarians march against anti-Semitism after far-right poll gains
Thai opposition leader meets military head as crisis deepens
Nigeria: surging bloodshed strains 'marriage of irreconcilables'
Saudi Mers death toll passes 100
Divers renew search for South Korea ferry dead
Missing plane's search area to be expanded
Bahrain sentences eight people to life for policeman bomb death
Gaddafi's son Saif, former officials face charges in Tripoli court
Anti-nuclear protests hit Taiwan
Macedonia's conservatives re-elected; opposition condemns vote
Chinese spies read Australian MPs' emails for a year: report
Death of witness may stymie probe into Brazil dictatorship
Top award for toxic dump campaigner
Poles applaud beloved John Paul II's sainthood
OTHER-US
Obama hails Philippines defence pact
American detained in North Korea tore up his visa: tour company
Microsoft warns of Explorer security
OTHER-INTL
Seoul condemns N Korea 'foul' slurs
China approves of Norwegian leaders not meeting Dalai Lama
China party mouthpiece says no Internet freedom without order, as U.S. TV shows pulled
Sisi urges big vote in Egyptian election; Islamists urge boycott
Volunteers quietly help families of ferry's lost
War-ravaged Syria may face worst wheat harvest in 40 years
Teen stowaway desperate to see mother
Hunt on to find Cervantes _ Spain's great writer

Saturday, April 26

EVENTS-US
Central US bracing for possible severe weather
Eastern NC tornadoes damage homes, injure a dozen
School stabbing suspect is under psych evaluation
NBA probes racist remarks claim
Father, son from Illinois killed in Kabul attack
Hospice hosts teen's graduation so mom can attend
EVENTS-INTL
Russia rehab centre fire kills eight
Russian forces kill up to five suspected militants in Dagestan: Ifax
Saudi reports five more Mers deaths
South Korean PM resigns over government response to ferry disaster
Activists rally in Cairo against law curbing demonstrations
Egypt court jails Morsi supporters
Afghan election set for run-off
'Plebgate' officer in 200,000 claim
Zimbabwe's MDC suspends Tsvangirai
Vatican declares two popes saints
China releases Japanese wartime documents: state media
Macedonians set to hand conservative PM Gruevski new term
Tiananmen museum opens in Hong Kong
OTHER-US
Obama urges united riposte to Russia for 'destabilizing' Ukraine
Malaysia cites 'sensitivities' as Obama struggles to push trade pact
Obama: Myanmar won't succeed if Muslims are oppressed
Obama says U.S. committed to supporting MH370 search
U.S., Japan unlikely to wrap up trade deal by May TPP talks: Japan official
More renounce US citizenship but deny stereotype
Law aims to boost halal, kosher food for poor
OTHER-INTL
Kerry urges Russia to help observers
Watchdog: Syria should destroy all toxic chemicals
France denies it paid ransom for Syria reporters
Abbas calls Holocaust `most heinous crime'
Berlusconi says Germans deny concentration camps existed
North Korea says army must develop to be able to beat U.S.
German anger at Berlusconi comments
Parties vie for spoils of Basra
China aims to build over 7 million public homes this year

Friday, April 25

EVENTS-US
SUV rams people at ice cream shop; 1 dead, 6 hurt
Obama arrives in Malaysia; 3rd stop on Asia tour
Kerry to visit Ethiopia, Congo and Angola next week
Pentagon staff 'to leave Ecuador'
North Korea 'detains US tourist'
Chevron wins a round in U.S. suit against lawyer in Ecuador case
Court weighs police use of cellphone tower data
SpaceX rocket stage in soft return
Possible GOP presidential candidates court NRA
U.S. expanding corporate foreign bribery probes to include hiring
U.S. investigating theft of doctors' tax refunds
Builder in youth jail scandal gets year in prison
New York Republican congressman Grimm to be indicted, lawyer says
NC teen accused of poisoning grandmother's greens
Funeral held for NYC inmate who died in hot cell
U.S. appeals court revives Apple patent lawsuit against Google
The Chinese take Manhattan: replace Russians as top apartment buyers
EVENTS-INTL
Shiite rally bombing sparks reprisals in Iraq
Congo music festival stampede kills 21
5 NATO troops killed in Afghan helicopter crash
Woman killed in clash between Egypt's Brotherhood, security forces: sources
Most workers trapped in Nepal tunnel rescued, three still missing
G7 'to intensify Russia sanctions'
4.5 magnitude quake strikes in southern Greece
All S Korea ferry crew 'in custody'
Malaysian Airlines staff detained by angry relatives in China: airline
Venezuela holds 16 in latest offensive on price gougers
Brazil military torturer found dead
S Sudan frees 'coup plot' leaders
Canada orders sex misconduct review
U.N. set to lift Ivory Coast diamond ban, tweak arms embargo
Senegal's ex-president Wade returns ahead of son's graft trial
Senior official in China's Qinghai faces corruption probe
Slovenian PM Bratusek loses party leadership, government likely to fall
Nigeria delays Biafran war film
Spain to search for Cervantes body
All of Denmark virtually recreated
Agreement reached on deep sea mining
OTHER-US
Obama reminds North Korea of U.S. 'military might'
'Pause' perhaps needed in Israeli-Palestinian talks: Obama
Nevada rancher had limited sympathy in the West
Homeland Security struggles to tempt, retain cyber talent
Japan, U.S. tiptoe into new phase of Pacific trade talks
OTHER-INTL
Australian mistook cockpit for toilet, triggering hijack scare
No quick finish expected for Afghan elections
Top Turkish judge assails Erdogan for splitting judiciary
Tokyo governor passes on Japan PM's goodwill on China visit
Francis deeply influenced by both saintly popes
Western intelligence suggests Syria can still produce chemical arms
Somali shock over 'lost' stowaway
Blasphemy accused speaks of ordeal
Mideast conflicts meet in tiny patch of Lebanon
Hillsborough web probe 'challenging'
Thatcher warned of WW2 codebreaker

Thursday, April 24

EVENTS-US
12 hurt, 3 critical in California school bus crash
Judge strikes down NY limits on donations to 'super PACs'
Former U.S. test site sues nuclear nations for disarmament failure
U.S. seeks $700,000 in illegal proceeds traced to ex-South Korea leader
Obama wraps up Japan visit but no trade deal
Northwestern players vote on union question
Apple, Google to pay $324 million to settle conspiracy lawsuit
JetBlue flight attendants seek to hold unionization vote
Cover Oregon board to decide exchange's future
Business window stickers protest Mississippi law
Yurok Tribe to release condors in California
Number of military suicides dropped last year
Warhol works found on Amiga disks
EVENTS-INTL
Nine killed as poll violence hits restive Indian regions
Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels; Russia starts drill near border
Obama may call EU leaders in Russia sanctions push - sources
New clashes in Rio over dancer death
U.N. Security Council asks for inquiry into South Sudan massacre
South Sudan treason charges dropped
Arrest after Bali plane hijack alert
Many return to work after Yue Yuen offer in China strike
Climbers descend Everest amid row
Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen
Chemical weapons watchdog weighs chlorine attack probe in Syria: sources
Probe over Hillsborough insult posts
Mauritania president to stand for reelection at June 21 poll
Panama presidential candidates battle for top spot in final polls
Iranians see petrol prices surge
UK science to get 200m polar ship
Blood 'is not from headless king'
Human skin grown in laboratory
Mystery of dazzling supernova solved
OTHER-US
U.S., South Korea may delay command transfer: Obama
Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters
Nasdaq not yet subpoenaed in N.Y. high frequency trading probe: CEO
GM says facing multiple probes into recent recalls
Obama administration may unveil new deportation policy in two stages
Plane stowaway 'going to Somalia'
New report calls U.S. a 'rising star' of global manufacturing
Where will calorie labels appear? Not just menus
Scientists want to breed fish to be better biters
Tornado shelters face dilemma with pet lovers
OTHER-INTL
Nigeria vows to find abducted girls
Russia's Lavrov: West plotting to control Ukraine
Netanyahu: Abbas must end Hamas pact
Angry Muslims in Central African Republic call for partition
Iran dismisses U.S. criticism of its election to U.N. NGO committee
China believes arms firm did not violate rules in Syria
Hamid Mir issues defiant statement
Thai government wants more troops in Bangkok as crisis heats up
Divers battle darkness and fear to find bodies
Baltic states lead push to cut Russia gas reliance
Foreign food aid drying up in NKorea

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


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