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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Ex-guards to get lengthy prison sentences for Iraq shootings
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge sentenced one former Blackwater security guard to life in prison and three others to 30-year terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting that killed 14 Iraqi civilians and wounded 17 others.
Flight returns to Seattle after worker trapped in cargo hold
SEATTLE -- An airport worker who fell asleep and found himself trapped in a plane's cargo hold forced a Los Angeles-bound Alaska Airlines flight to return to Seattle on Monday afternoon.
Hillary Rodham Clinton promptly set off on the campaign trail after making her long awaited entry into the 2016 presidential race, and her potential Republican Party rivals wasted no time offering blistering criticism of the former secretary of state.
Iran suspended all trips by pilgrims to Saudi Arabia on Monday amid growing diplomatic tensions between the two countries, state television reported.
German Nobel laureate Guenter Grass dies at the age of 87
Guenter Grass, the Nobel-winning German writer who gave voice to the generation that came of age during the horrors of the Nazi era but later ran into controversy over his own World War II past and stance toward Israel, has died. He was 87.
The U.S. is protesting an intercept of a U.S. reconnaissance plane by a Russian fighter jet last week, calling it "unsafe and unprofessional" amid what it views as increasingly aggressive air operations by Moscow.
Reconstruction of thousands of homes and businesses destroyed in last summer's Israel-Hamas war in Gaza has barely begun and living conditions in the territory have only worsened six months after donor countries pledged US$3.5 billion for the task, a coalition of international aid groups said Monday.
Obama to decide on Cuba's terror listing
U.S. President Barack Obama will decide in "the next days" whether to remove Cuba from a blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism, top diplomat John Kerry said Sunday, refusing to divulge what he had recommended.
Sudan begins voting in presidential election; al-Bashir expected to win
Sudan began voting Monday in an election expected to be won by President Omar al-Bashir, the world's only sitting leader wanted on genocide charges.
World military spending was largely unchanged in 2014 as lower spending in the United States and Western Europe was matched by increases elsewhere, prompted by conflicts in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa, an arms watchdog said Monday.
  
  
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