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Four-way talks call for end to Ukraine violence

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GENEVA/MOSCOW - The United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union called after crisis talks on Thursday for an immediate halt to violence in Ukraine, where Western powers believe Russia is fomenting a pro-Russian separatist movement. | Video

12:08am BST

U.N. inquiry chief wants North Korea hauled before international court

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UNITED NATIONS - The chief U.N. investigator into human rights abuses in North Korea appealed to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to refer the situation in the reclusive Asian state to the International Criminal Court for prosecution.

12:23am BST

Algeria's Bouteflika camp claims election win, rival alleges fraud

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ALGIERS - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika looked set to win a fourth term with allies claiming victory in an election on Thursday, despite questions over his health and his rare appearances since suffering a stroke in 2013.

12:34am BST

Armed mob under guise of peaceful protest attacks U.N. in South Sudan

UNITED NATIONS - A mob of armed civilians pretending to be peaceful protesters delivering a petition to the United Nations in South Sudan forced their way into a U.N. base sheltering some 5,000 civilians on Thursday and opened fire, the world body said.

World, Africa 12:41am BST

Students add Easter twist to dwindling Venezuela protests

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CARACAS - Venezuelan students are marching barefoot, building crucifixes and planning to burn effigies of President Nicolas Maduro to try and breathe new life into their protest movement over Easter.

12:26am BST

Thu, Apr 17 2014

Divers struggle in search for South Korean ferry survivors

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MOKPO/JINDO, South Korea - Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people, most of them teenagers from the same school, still missing after a South Korean ferry capsized on Wednesday. | Video

17 Apr 2014

Nigerian state, army says most abducted schoolgirls still missing

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Nigeria's northeast Borno state said on Thursday only 20 of up to 129 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels were back with their parents, and the military retracted an earlier statement in which it said it had freed most of them.

World, Africa 17 Apr 2014

Tokyo area hit by magnitude 4.7 earthquake

TOKYO - An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 4.7 shook eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Friday morning, but there was no threat of a tsunami and no immediate reports of damage, public broadcaster NHK reported.

World, Japan 12:14am BST

French troops free five aid workers kidnapped in Mali

GAO/PARIS - French troops in Mali on Thursday freed five local aid workers kidnapped in February, the French and Malian governments said, killing about a dozen of their captors in the process.

World, Africa, Mali 17 Apr 2014

U.S. envoy Power urges Myanmar action to stop Rakhine violence

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UNITED NATIONS - U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on Thursday urged the Myanmar government to intervene in Rakhine State to stop violence between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims and ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid.

17 Apr 2014