Thursday April 17, 2014

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Putin rejects claims of Russian special forces' presence in eastern Ukraine as "nonsense"

MOSCOW - Russia's President Vladimir Putin has dismissed claims that Russian special forces are in eastern Ukraine as "nonsense."...

posted: April 17,2014

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Hoping to stabilize ferry, officers didn't order immediate evacuation, lost time, says crew

MOKPO, South Korea - An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with about 290 people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel...

India struggles to cope with deadly Maoist rebel attacks during weekslong general election

RAJNANDGAON, India - Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where rebels threatened violence over the plight of India's...

Robot sub finishes 1st full search of seabed in hunt for Malaysian plane; data being analyzed

PERTH, Australia - A robotic submarine completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, and investigators were analyzing the sub's data while also trying to identify the origins of a...

Aiming to de-escalate military tensions with Russia, US and Ukraine try carrot-stick approach

GENEVA - Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbour even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest....

Possible explosive prompts evacuations in California town

SOLVANG, Calif. - Hundreds of homes and businesses in the Central California town of Solvang have been evacuated following discovery of a potentially explosive device....

Firetruck plows into LA-area cafe; 15 hurt, including firefighters

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. - A Monterey Park firetruck heading to a blaze collided with another engine and then plowed into restaurant, injuring 15 people including six firefighters, authorities said....

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