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Ukrainian soldiers are placed in a tough, humiliating spot (LIVE BLOG)

There were rumors of defection as it appeared Ukrainian troops either gave up their armored personnel carriers or switched sides in Kramatorsk and Slovyansk.

A bombing at a bus station near the Nigerian capital of Abuja killed 71 people

There had been no such violence near the capital since suicide car bombers targeted a newspaper office in Abuja in April 2012.

Afghan election love fest is officially over

It took exactly one week for the Afghan elections to lose their luster. Delays in reporting, news of violence and fraud have all contributed to a more critical assessment of the process than the general euphoria that followed the vote.

Kyiv readies troops to deal with Russia's 'aggression'

KYIV, Ukraine, and MOSCOW, Russia — Armed separatists took virtual control of a city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday and Kyiv prepared troops to deal with what it called an "act of aggression by Russia."

Pro-Russian gunmen seize more buildings in east Ukraine

Kalashnikov-wielding gunmen on Saturday seized a police station and a security building in Ukraine's restive eastern industrial heartland amid spreading protests to press for the heavily Russified region to join Kremlin rule.

India election: 'Idealistic banker' represents anti-corruption Aam Aadmi Party

MUMBAI — Meera Sanyal came looking for a fight. A parliamentary candidate for the Mumbai South constituency and former bank CEO, Sanyal said she hoped to square off in a debate with her opponent, incumbent Milind Deora from the ruling Indian National Congress. So she dropped her campaign plans and rushed to the Express Towers in Mumbai where Deora was scheduled to appear.

Pope Francis wants you to forgive 'evil' priests who sexually abused children

Child abuse litigation has shaken the moral authority of leaders of the world's largest religious denomination.
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