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Ukrainian Protesters Seize Weapons, Raising The Stakes

Pro-Russian demonstrations have led to standoffs in three Ukrainian cities. The confrontation is considered especially dangerous in Luhansk, where protesters took over a building filled with weapons.
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Arab Israeli Celebrity Chef Aims To Foster Peace Through Cooking

Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, an Arab Israeli, is the latest winner of the Israeli reality cooking show Master Chef. She plans to open a cooking school to bring Arabs and Israelis together at the table.
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Banning Traditional Animal Slaughter, Denmark Stokes Religous Ire

The country's move to require animals to be stunned before being killed is seen by some as an affront to religious methods of slaughter. But now Jews and Muslims are working together to protest it.
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Three Little Letters That, When Strung Together, Insult A Nation

A geopolitical language lesson: It's correct to say Ukraine — not the Ukraine. Those three letters make a big difference, and we explain why.
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More Force May Be Used To Move Pro-Russia Protesters, Ukraine Says

Demonstrators have taken over some government buildings in eastern Ukraine, saying they want a vote on whether to join Russia. Ukrainian officials vow to resolve the situation within 48 hours.
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9-Month-Old Boy Charged With Attempted Murder In Pakistan

Musa Khan was arrested along with his family at a violent protest in Lahore where police said the boy threw stones at them.
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On Heels Of GM, Toyota Recalls More Than 6 Million Vehicles

The recall involves some of the Japanese automaker's top-selling vehicles, including some model years for the RAV4 SUV, Corolla, Yaris and Matrix.
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Lost Malaysian Plane Could Land In Cultural Lore

The plane's vanishing is a tragedy and an unsolved mystery. The desire for answers means the event could retain attention for decades, as have the disappearances of Jimmy Hoffa and Amelia Earhart.
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WHO Calls For High-Priced Drugs For Millions With Hepatitis C

About 150 million people worldwide have hepatitis C, and all should be assessed and treated, the World Health Organization says. The cost of screening and drugs means that won't happen soon.
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New Pings Have Head Of Search Optimistic Jet Will Soon Be Found

But searchers aren't declaring success just yet. And if what they're hearing aren't signals from the plane's black boxes, they may not get a second chance. The boxes' batteries are due to run out.

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