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Ukraine is pulling back from the abyss, for now

The Geneva agreement puts off for the present some very ticklish decisions that Washington and its allies will have to face if Russia and Ukraine can't find a way to live together. But will it last?

Nobel-prize winning Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

Garcia Marquez died at his home in Mexico City, a source close to his family said.

Gunmen pretending to be peaceful protesters attack UN base in South Sudan

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said dozens of civilians were wounded, but the exact number of people killed or wounded had not yet been confirmed.

Turkish parliament approves wider powers for its spy agency

The changes ratified by parliament give the agency more scope for eavesdropping and foreign operations.

For the first time, NASA has found an Earth-sized planet that could support life as we know it

In a historic first, NASA has confirmed the existence of an Earth-sized planet that could support life.

Bad news for 420: Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in young adults

Researchers identified changes to the regions of the brain that are key to regulating emotion and motivation.

3 things I learned in eastern Ukraine

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — With the pro-Russian uprising in eastern Ukraine showing no signs of abating, GlobalPost’s Dan Peleschuk shares from his experience reporting on the ground.

Whistleblower Edward Snowden makes a surprise appearance on Putin's TV call-in

Russian President Vladimir Putin talked about mass surveillance, Western sanctions and European energy needs in his address.

The largest election on the planet is holding its largest day of polling today

Voting took place in 120 constituencies across 12 Indian states, from the fractious Himalayan region of Jammu and Kashmir to the lush southern state of Karnataka.
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