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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, testing an already fragile international accord that is supposed to defuse Ukraine's armed stand-off. | Video

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Iran says it watered down, converted over 200 kg of enriched uranium

DUBAI - Iran said on Saturday it had completed watering down and converting more than 200 kilograms (440 lb) of enriched uranium under a deal reached in Geneva last November with world powers over its disputed nuclear program.

19 Apr 2014

Social Security to resume benefits statement mailings

CHICAGO - Paper Social Security benefits statements, which used to be mailed out every year and then fell victim to budget cuts, are going to make a partial comeback.

Politics, Money 19 Apr 2014

U.N. peace envoy criticizes Israeli Easter security in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM - Israeli police refused to let the U.N.'s peace envoy to the Middle East, other diplomats and a crowd of Palestinians pass through a barricade to attend a pre-Easter ritual in the Jerusalem church that Christians revere as the burial site of Jesus, the U.N. official said on Saturday.

World, Italy, Israel, Norway 19 Apr 2014

High stakes as restive Benghazi votes in Libyan local polls

BENGHAZI - Libyan voters went to the polls on Saturday to elect municipal council members in 15 cities, including Benghazi, the country's second city, which is seeking greater autonomy for the eastern seaboard region.

World, Libya 19 Apr 2014

Gunmen kill two Egyptian policemen near Cairo

CAIRO - Gunmen killed an Egyptian intelligence officer and a policeman on a road outside Cairo in a late-night firefight, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

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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.