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Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

UNITED NATIONS  — The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than 1 million people.

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Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

In this photo provided by the United Nations, former New Zealand ambassador Colin Keating addresses an open session of the United Nations Security Council at United Nations Headquarters, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Keating, who was president of the Security Council in April 1994, apologized W…

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Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border

Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordanian military warplanes struck a convoy of vehicles as they were trying to enter Jordan from Syria, the army said in a statement Wednesday.

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Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border

Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border

This aerial photo shows a truck burning after a Jordanian air strike on a convoy at the border between Jordan and Syria on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Jordanian military warplanes struck a convoy of vehicles as they were trying to enter Jordan from Syria, the army said in a statement Wednesda…

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Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border

Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border

This aerial photo shows a truck burning after a Jordanian air strike on a convoy at the border between Jordan and Syria on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Jordanian military warplanes struck a convoy of vehicles as they were trying to enter Jordan from Syria, the army said in a statement Wednesda…

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Ukraine moves to suppress uprising

Ukraine moves to suppress uprising

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an “anti-terrorist operation” to try to restore authority over the resti…

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Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

JERUSALEM (AP) — The prime minister of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday praised a shooting that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife and son as they drove through the West Bank the previous evening en route to a Seder, the traditional Passover meal that starts the weeklong Jewish holiday.

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Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

An Israeli soldier stands guard near the scene of a shooting near the Tarqumiya checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Hebron, Monday, April 14, 2014. Police say assailants opened fire on an Israeli vehicle in the West Bank, killing one person and wounding two. (AP Photo/Gil Yohanan) ISRAEL OUT

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Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

Israeli soldiers pause during a patrol of an area near the scene of a shooting near the Tarqumiya checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Hebron, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Police say assailants opened fire on an Israeli vehicle in the West Bank Monday, killing one person and wounding two.(AP P…

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Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

Israeli soldiers check their weapons a staging near the scene of a shooting near the Tarqumiya checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Hebron, Tuesday , April 15, 2014. Police say assailants opened fire on an Israeli vehicle in the West Bank Monday, killing one person and wounding two.(AP Pho…

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Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

WASHINGTON — Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S.

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First women move into Army platoon artillery jobs

First women move into Army platoon artillery jobs

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watche…

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First women move into Army platoon artillery jobs

First women move into Army platoon artillery jobs

1st Lt. Kelly Requa speaks with Spc. Michael Cantrell of Bravo Battery, 321st Field Artillery. Requa is one of a small number of female lieutenants leading a cannon platoon at Ft. Bragg.

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FBI said to question member of 9/11 case defense

FBI said to question member of 9/11 case defense

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A lawyer for one of five defendants in the Sept. 11 war crimes tribunal said Monday that FBI agents questioned a member of his defense team, apparently in an investigation related to the handling of evidence, a revelation that brought an abrupt halt to …

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Pulitzers for reporting on NSA snooping, Boston bombs

Pulitzers for reporting on NSA snooping, Boston bombs

NEW YORK — The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government’s sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster series of stories based on secret documents supplied by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

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Syrian troops choke off rebels north of Damascus

Syrian troops choke off rebels north of Damascus

In this photo released on Sunday, April 13, 2014 by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian government soldiers take their positions during clashes with Syrian rebels, near the town of Rankous, Syria. The seizure of the villages comes a day after Syrian troops backed by fighters from Le…

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Syrian troops choke off rebels north of Damascus

Syrian troops choke off rebels north of Damascus

MAALOULA, Syria — Syrian troops triumphantly swept through some of the last remaining opposition strongholds north of Damascus, including a much coveted ancient Christian hamlet, sending rebel fighters fleeing to nearby hills amid an ever tightening noose.

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Accusation of FBI spying stalls 9/11 hearing

Accusation of FBI spying stalls 9/11 hearing

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — A military judge abruptly recessed the first 9/11 trial hearing of the year Monday after defense lawyers accused the FBI in open court of trying to turn a defense team security officer into a secret informant.

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Ukraine asks for UN peacekeepers in restive east

Ukraine asks for UN peacekeepers in restive east

HORLIVKA, Ukraine — Ukraine’s acting president urged the United Nations on Monday to send peacekeeping troops to eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian gunmen kept up their rampage of storming and occupying local government offices, police stations and a small airport.

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Ukraine asks for UN peacekeepers in restive east

Ukraine asks for UN peacekeepers in restive east

A pro-Russian mob storms a police station in the eastern Ukrainian town of Horlivka on Monday.

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