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The Hindu

Base attack, referendum talk overshadow Russia, Ukraine talks
(CNN) -- Russia and Ukraine were meeting face-to-face Thursday with a lot of political ground to cover. The crisis in eastern Ukraine is spiraling so fast, it has left diplomacy writhing in the dust. In the city of Mariupol, a gang of 300 attacked a Ukrainian military ...
Putin Condemns Ukraine OperationWall Street Journal
Casualty numbers used as a weapon in Ukraine crisisReuters
Deadly clashes at Ukraine port base as leaders meetBBC News
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Irish Independent

Families cling to hope, texts amid ferry disaster
BEIJING — Families of missing passengers showed anger and anguish Thursday as they criticized the South Korean government's handling of the Sewol ferry sinking, while an increasingly anxious search continued for 287 passengers still missing a day after ...
Rescuers Scramble to Find Missing in S. Korea Ferry DisasterVoice of America
Nearly 300, mostly teens, missing after South Korean ferry sinksCBS News
S Korea ferry: Bad weather hampers search for survivorsBBC News
Wall Street Journal -ABC Online
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CNN International

Joe Biden's First Selfie Is Just Awesome
Eleven hours after opening an Instagram account, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden wrote "Found a friend to join me." He really couldn't have featured a more prominent guest star. Want to see more scenes from the Veep's life? Then follow "vp" on Instagram.
Obama announces $600 million in grant programs to prepare workforce for
Joe Biden Gets Barack Obama on Board for His First SelfieMashable
Obama, Biden to announce $600 million for jobs grantChicago Daily Herald
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Blast at Tennessee plant kills 1, injures 3 (KNXV-TV)
NASHVILLE, TN - A plant explosion and fire killed one person and left three injured Wednesday, emergency authorities said. The plant is located on a property where several businesses have federal licenses for ammunition and explosives, said Bureau of ...

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Feds: No evidence marathon bombing suspect knew of brother's alleged role in ...
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BOSTON – Federal prosecutors have told a judge they have no evidence that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) knew about his brother's alleged role in a triple slaying in Waltham two years before the ...

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Fashion Times

Michael Bloomberg to Spend $50 Million on Challenging NRA on Gun Safety
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Michael Bloomberg (Photo : Reuters) The former mayor of New York City is reportedly allotting around $50 million to be used in his campaign to minimize the influence of the National Rifle Association. Print This. Text + -. Share This. Facebook Share.
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Nigeria abduction: Fate of 8 girls still unknown
Kano, Nigeria (CNN) -- Three days after heavily armed men raided a Nigerian school and seized 129 girls, the fate of 8 is still unclear. The Boko Haram militants herded the students onto buses, vans and trucks Monday and drove off, flanked by motorcycles, ...
UNICEF Calls for Immediate Release of Abducted School
Kidnapped Borno schoolgirls regain freedomDaily Sun
Nigerian schoolgirls freed, 8 still missing, after abduction by Boko Haram militantsABC Online
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UPDATE 1-India holds biggest day of voting with Hindu nationalists gaining ...
(Adds quotes, reprimand of Modi aide). By Ashutosh Pandey and Swetha Gopinath. BANGALORE, April 17 (Reuters) - India held the biggest day of its mammoth general election on Thursday, with a quarter of its 815 million-strong electorate eligible to vote ...
Indian Election Favorite Modi Denies Shying Away From Gujarat Riots IssueTIME
India holds biggest day of voting with Hindu nationalists gaining strengthReuters UK
Whiff of Delhi: A kinder, gentler Modi is coming into viewFirstpost
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Wu-Tang Affiliated Rapper -- You Can Kiss Your Penis Goodbye ... for Good
Wu-Tang affiliated rapper Andre Johnson is just plain Andre now ... because doctors weren't able to reattach his penis. TMZ broke the story Johnson -- aka Christ Bearer -- cut his penis off Wednesday morning and then jumped off his 2nd floor North ...
Wu-Tang Clan Affiliate Rushed To Hospital After Severing Penis And Jumping ...Design & Trend
Rapper reportedly cuts off own penis before leaping from
Andre Johnson: Wu-Tang Clan say rapper who severed penis and jumped off ...The Independent -India Today
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New York Times

Dollar hurt by Yellen's low rate stance, pound at four-and-a-half-year high
LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Thursday after Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen reiterated an accommodative monetary policy stance in comments which gave the euro and the yen a lift. The dollar's weakness lifted the ...
European Shares Take Pause From Rally on Fed CommentsWall Street Journal
Indian Rupee Snaps Three-Day Loss as Yellen Supports U.S. PolicyBloomberg
Dollar lower in Asia after upbeat data, Beige BookBusiness Recorder

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