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Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Easter truce

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SLAVIANSK, Ukraine - At least two people were killed in a gunfight early on Sunday near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, shaking an already fragile international accord that was designed to avert a wider conflict. | Video

Prosecutors extend Korea ferry captain's detention as death toll mounts

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JINDO/MOKPO, South Korea - South Korean prosecutors investigating last week's ferry disaster said on Sunday they wanted to extend the detention of the captain and two other crew as they try to determine the cause of an accident that likely claimed more than 300 lives. | Video

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Malaysian plane search in 44th day, sea bed scans could end in days

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SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia - The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered its 44th day on Sunday as Australian search officials said a crucial series of sonar scans of the Indian Ocean floor could be completed within a week. | Video

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Joyful homecoming for four French journalists after Syria captivity

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VILLACOUBLAY AIRBASE, France - Four French journalists held captive in Syria for more than 10 months returned home to France on Sunday, freshly shaved and beaming, where they were met at an airbase by President Francois Hollande, their families and friends.

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South Africa's ANC set for two-thirds majority - poll

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JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) is on course to win nearly a two-thirds majority in May 7 elections, a poll showed on Sunday, confounding analysts who had predicted a fall in support for South Africa's ruling party 20 years after the end of apartheid.

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On Easter, Pope calls for end to war, condemns waste exacerbating hunger

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VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa. | Video

Edward Hadas

Don’t bother with share-based pay

Coca-Cola’s controversial share award scheme takes a bad idea to a foolish extreme. Paying workers in their employer’s paper makes no sense. The share price has too little to do with corporate performance, and the work of any single employee has little effect on the share price.  Commentary 

Dominic Elliott

Credit Suisse still firing on one cylinder

Credit Suisse's private banking arm is pulling in more money. But an 11 percent year-on-year dip in quarterly investment banking revenue suggests the Swiss bank's other main engine isn’t motoring. Paring back further in fixed income would be one way to get things moving.  Commentary 

Hugo Dixon

How Greece can turn vice to virtue

The vicious cycle of two years ago is turning virtuous – see Athens' return to the bond market last week. More can be done to maintain momentum, especially rooting out vested interests. As ever, the weak spot is politics.  Commentary 

Nicholas Wapshott

The EU-U.S. love-hate relationship

While the Americans were funding and fixing the world economy, the Europeans decided to belatedly address their under-regulated banking and financial sectors and reform their overly generous labour laws and welfare arrangements funded by high public borrowing they wrongly blamed for the Great Recession.  Commentary 

Julian Hunt and Amy Stidworthy

How cities can help protect citizens from air pollution

When the Saharan dust hit London earlier this month, just as with the smog of the 1950s and of Dickens’s day, the cloud of dust particles was dense enough that less sunlight made it through to ground level. While forecasts and public warnings for such events exist, the experience demonstrated that they need to be related more precisely to health impacts.  Commentary 

Anatole Kaletsky

Behind Wall Street's anxiety

Stock market gains in the next few years are likely to be driven by very different companies than the leaders of the past five years. The bad news for investors is that these leadership rotations generally coincide with temporary market setbacks, since the old leaders tend to retreat faster than the laggards advance.   Commentary