Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Easter truce

SLAVIANSK, Ukraine - At least two people were killed in a gunfight early on Sunday near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, shaking an already fragile international accord that was designed to avert a wider conflict. | Video

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LONDON - The Archbishop of Canterbury said the Church of England still held an indirect investment in short-term loan company Wonga, even though he branded its activities "morally wrong" nine months ago.

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Joyful homecoming for four French journalists after Syria captivity

VILLACOUBLAY AIRBASE, France - Four French journalists held captive in Syria for more than 10 months returned home to France on Sunday, freshly shaved and beaming, where they were met at an airbase by President Francois Hollande, their families and friends.

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On Easter, Pope calls for end to war, condemns waste exacerbating hunger

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa.

Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to recaptured Christian town

BEIRUT - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday visited the ancient Christian town of Maaloula recaptured from rebels last week, state media said, a rare appearance outside central Damascus.

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Obamacare enrollees urged to change passwords over Heartbleed bug

NEW YORK - Americans with accounts on President Barack Obama's health insurance enrollment website,, were advised that their passwords had been reset to guard against the "Heartbleed" bug, in a message posted on the site on Saturday.

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South Africa's ANC set for two-thirds majority: poll

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) is on course to win nearly a two-thirds majority in May 7 elections, a poll showed on Sunday, confounding analysts who had predicted a fall in support for South Africa's ruling party 20 years after the end of apartheid.