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Families march to China shipwreck site as survivor hopes fade

JIANLI, China - Dozens of people broke through a police cordon on Wednesday as they marched towards the site of a sunken cruise ship in the Yangtze River to demand news of missing relatives. | Video

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Hong Kong 'umbrella' protest gives topical relevance to Tiananmen vigil

HONG KONG - Tens of thousands of people are due to attend an annual candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on Thursday to mark Beijing's Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989 as tension lingers in the financial hub from its pro-democracy protests last year.

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Bid to gain U.N. approval for EU migrant mission 'paused': diplomats

UNITED NATIONS - Work on a United Nations Security Council resolution authorizing a European Union naval mission to stem the deadly flow of migrants across the Mediterranean has been put on hold until Libya consents to the operation, diplomats said on Wednesday.

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Slain Boston man had planned to behead police officers: FBI

BOSTON - A Massachusetts man slain by law enforcement officers on Tuesday had discussed plans to behead police officers with an associate arrested the same day, according to papers filed in Boston federal court on Wednesday. | Video

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FBI extends FIFA scrutiny to World Cup host bids of Russia, Qatar

NEW YORK/ZURICH - The FBI's investigation of bribery and corruption at FIFA includes scrutiny of how soccer's governing body awarded World Cup hosting rights to Russia and Qatar, a U.S. law enforcement official said. | Video

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Djokovic thrashes Nadal to reach French Open semis

PARIS - Novak Djokovic handed nine-times champion Rafa Nadal his second defeat in 11 years at Roland Garros to reach the semi-finals of the French Open with a devastating and thoroughly one-sided 7-5 6-3 6-1 win on Wednesday.

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Ukraine forces, separatists fight first serious battles in months

KIEV - Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists on Wednesday fought their first serious battles in months and Ukraine's defense minister said an attempt by rebels to take the eastern town of Maryinka had been thwarted. | Video