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UN chief: 3.5 million civilians in Syria desperately need aid and people are dying needlessly 24.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances as Ukraine crisis vies for his attention 24.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Russia in new Ukraine attack threat (Cached) 24.4.2014 Telegraph: International
Moscow, April 23: Russia continued today to ratchet up pressure on the government in Kiev, warning that events in eastern Ukraine could prompt a military response and again accusing the US of directing events there.
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Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks 24.4.2014 AP Top News
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side....
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Questioning an iconic number 24.4.2014 Hindu: Lead
Accurately estimating the numbers of those dead in any conflict is notoriously difficult. In Bangladesh, these practical difficulties are exacerbated by the partisan nature of the politics
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Edward Snowden installed as University of Glasgow student leader but unlikely to visit UK 23.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Q&A: Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun interviews President Obama 23.4.2014 Washington Post: World
Following is a transcript of a written interview with President Obama conducted by the Yomiuri Shimbun. The White House provided the newspaper with Obama’s answers on Monday, in advance of the president’s trip to ...
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Andy Coulson denies 'covering up' phone hacking at News of the World 23.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Paper's former editor also tells court that he did not order royal editor Clive Goodman to plead guilty after his arrest in 2006

Andy Coulson has denied that he "covered up" phone hacking at the News of the World after one of his reporters was arrested in 2006 for eavesdropping on royal household voicemails.

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Obama opens four-country, Asia-Pacific trip in Tokyo 23.4.2014 Hindu: International
US President Barack Obama is opening a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region in Japan, but the West’s dispute with Russia over Ukraine is looming. Mr. Obama arrived in Tokyo on We...
Kiev orders military moves in eastern Ukraine; Russians threatens retaliation 23.4.2014 Washington Post: World
HORLIVKA, Ukraine — The Ukrainian government Wednesday ordered the resumption of military operations against pro-Russian militants in the east after a local political supporter was kidnapped and killed, and Russia warned that it would retaliate if its citizens or interests were ...
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Anti-Obama protesters clash with police in Manila 23.4.2014 Hindu: International
Police armed with truncheons, shields and a fire hose clashed on Wednesday with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the U.S. Embassy in Manila to oppose a visit by President Barack Ob...
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U.S. Clears Egypt For Some Military Assistance 23.4.2014 NPR News
The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.
US agrees to deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt (Cached) 23.4.2014 Hindustan Times: World
The United States said on Tuesday it will deliver 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt relaxing a suspension of aid imposed after Egypts armed forces ousted President Mohamed Mursi last year and cracked down violently on ...
U.S. clears aid for Egypt 23.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
Obama says US-Japan security treaty applies to islands claimed by China 23.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
Artist at centre of multimillion dollar forgery scandal turns up in China 23.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Pei-Shen Qian, acccused, along with two Spanish brokers, of conning New York art collectors, will likely escape extradition

A 75-year-old painter accused of forging works by artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning for a $33m fraud scheme in New York appears well placed to avoid prosecution and up to 45 years in prison, as he has moved to China.

Pei-Shen Qian was on Monday indicted on charges of wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and lying to the FBI. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan allege that he produced dozens of worthless fakes that were eventually sold by prestigious galleries for tens of millions of dollars.

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Israelis, Palestinians struggle for way forward as deadline nears 23.4.2014 L.A. Times - World News
JERUSALEM -- With Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations still deadlocked a week before their current round expires, negotiating teams met Tuesday with U.S. envoy Martin Indyk in Jerusalem to discuss extending the troubled talks.
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Almost All Of Syria’s Chemical Weapons Have Been Removed, Should Obama Get The Credit? 23.4.2014 Outside the Beltway
The removal of chemical weapons from Syria is nearly complete. Does Obama deserve credit for that?
Trudy Rubin: Iran's choice for U.N. ambassador 22.4.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Opinion
Hamid Aboutalebi looked like the ideal candidate to become Tehran's ambassador to the United Nations.
A Map of Every Nuke-Scale Asteroid Strike From the Last Decade 22.4.2014 Wired Top Stories
Though dinosaur-killing impacts are rare, large asteroids routinely hit the Earth. In the visualization above, you can see the location of 26 space rocks that slammed into our planet between 2000 and 2013, each releasing the energy of our most powerful nuclear ...
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