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Ukraine Marks Anniversary of Deadly 1930s Famine During a commemoration for millions who died of starvation in Ukraine in the early 1930s, President Petro Poroshenko lashed out at Soviet-era totalitarianism for causing the deaths and accused todays Russian-backed rebels in the east of using similar tact
Voice of America | 3 hours, 8 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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US Plans to Arm Sunni Tribesmen in Iraq The U.S. says it is planning to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq in an expanded effort to try to halt the advance of Islamic State militants. In a document prepared for Congress, the Defense Department says the weapons purchase would cost more than $1
Voice of America | 3 hours, 32 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Suicide Bomber Kills 40 at Afghan Volleyball Match Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has killed at least 40 people in an attack during a volleyball tournament in the country's east. The match in the Paktika province district of Yahya Khel had drawn a large crowd. Dozens more people were wounded in the
Voice of America | 4 hours, 35 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Nigeria's Keshi urged to 'walk away' Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi is urged not to try to stay in the job after failing to qualify the team for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
BBC News | 5 hours, 13 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Attack in Northeastern Nigeria Kills 25 Witnesses and authorities in Nigeria say suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed at least 25 people in the country's northeast. They said the victims were mostly fishermen in the remote community of Doron Baga, north of Maiduguri in Borno state. Some witnesses
Voice of America | 5 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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S. Philippines Convictions Elusive 5 Years After Election-related Killings Five years after 58 people, more than half of them media workers, were killed in the southern Philippines, no convictions have been made and scores of suspects remain at large. F Philippine and international journalists are remembering the massacre in Mag
Voice of America | 6 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry Dies Marion Barry, Jr., a sharecropperss son and a civil rights activist who became a maddening and beloved mayor of Washington, DC, has died. Barry was 78 years old when he died early Sunday morning in a Washington hospital, just hours after being discharged
Voice of America | 7 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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39 Injured in Japan Quake Cleanup has begun in the mountainous area of central Japan where a powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Saturday night, injuring at least 39 and causing several homes to collapse. The quake was centered near Nagano and was felt as far away as Tokyo. S
Voice of America | 7 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
4 Killed in China Earthquake Chinese officials say an earthquake has hit a thinly populated area of western China, leaving at least four people dead and more than 50 injured. The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake at 5.9 at a depth of 14 kilometers and said it stru
Voice of America | 7 hours, 45 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Tunisia Votes For President Tunisians are voting Sunday for their first directly elected president since the 2011 revolution that led to the Arab Spring pro-democracy uprisings in other regional countries. Sundays vote marks the long-awaited completion of a transition to democracy a
Voice of America | 7 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend