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Monday, April 21, 2014
Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats
As U.S. President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.
Japan's defense minister said Sunday there have been an “abnormal” number of flights by Russian military aircraft close to Japanese islands in recent days.
Russia angry as east Ukraine shootout shatters truce
A deadly gunfight in a town in restive east Ukraine on Sunday shattered a fragile Easter truce, with Russia declaring it was “outraged” at the return to violence in the crisis-hit former Soviet republic.
4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal
Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists.
A speeding passenger bus smashed into a tractor-trailer in southern Pakistan Sunday, killing 42 people including 14 children and injuring more than a dozen others with many in critical condition, police said.
Pope Francis celebrates Easter amid huge crowd
Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted many Christians.
Gov. Partick recounts closing down Boston after bombing
Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him that police officers outside the city had just engaged in a ferocious gun battle with the two men suspected of setting the bombs and that one was dead and the other had fled.
The FBI used millions of dollars, liquor and cigarettes seized in other cases and more than a dozen undercover operatives in an elaborate, seven-year sting operation targeting a San Francisco Chinatown association thought to be a front for a notorious organized crime syndicate.
A veteran Fox television executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane's passengers has been fired.
John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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