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Biden urges Russia to uphold east Ukraine truce

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, left, shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during a meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky) U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk during a meeting in...
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UK police spied on reporters for years, docs show

LONDON (AP) — In January, freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his life laid out in shocking detail. Twelve pages of police intelligence logs noted which...
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ABC to celebrate Disney on Broadway in TV special

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney will celebrate 20 years of making Broadway magic with a prime-time, hour-long special next month on ABC that highlights many of its musicals, including “Beauty and the Beast,” ”The Lion King,” ”Aida,”...
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2 Palestinian families get demolition notices

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday handed home demolition notices to families of four Palestinian attackers from east Jerusalem, including two assailants who killed five people in a synagogue attack earlier this week, according to relatives and Palestinian officials. The...
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HK leader: Room to discuss election committee

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s Beijing-backed leader said Tuesday his government won’t let the public nominate candidates to succeed him, as thousands of protesters demand, but he added that there’s room to discuss how to form a key committee that would pick...
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Nepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal on Tuesday said it will introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country’s worst hiking disaster left dozens dead last week. Tourism Department official Tulasi Gautam...
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Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — After emerging months ago in eastern Sierra Leone, Ebola is now hitting the western edges of the country where the capital is located with dozens of people falling sick each day, the government said Tuesday. So many people are dying that...