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Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Geneva accord

SLAVIANSK/YENAKIEVO, Ukraine - At least three people were killed in a gunfight in the early hours of 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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Protesters fight police, burn Maduro puppets in Venezuela

CARACAS - Masked youths battled police, protesters burned and hung from lamp-posts effigies of President Nicolas Maduro and marchers demanded the "resurrection" of democracy on a volatile Easter Sunday in Venezuela.

World, Venezuela 20 Apr 2014

Boston Marathon to feature second-largest field in race history

BOSTON - Some 36,000 athletes, including Kenyan and Ethiopian runners who are consistently ranked among the world's fastest, will run in the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday, putting the world-renown race back in the spotlight after it was marred by last year's bombing attack. | Video

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Abdullah widens lead in Afghan presidential vote

KABUL - Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead in the Afghan presidential race has widened, the latest official tally of votes released on Sunday showed, although half of the votes have yet to be counted.

Afghanistan, World 20 Apr 2014

Ex-army chief, leftist to run for Egyptian presidency

CAIRO - The former army general who toppled Egypt's first freely elected president will face a leftist politician in next month's presidential election, as they were the only candidates to enter, the committee organising the vote said on Sunday.

World, Egypt 20 Apr 2014

Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to recaptured Christian town

MAALOULA, Syria - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday visited an ancient Christian town recaptured from rebels last week, state media said, as he seeks to persuade minorities that the government is their best protection against hardline Islamists. | Video

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Marijuana fans pack 4/20 events in Colorado, Washington state

- Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Colorado and Washington state over the weekend for an annual celebration of cannabis culture with rallies, concerts and trade shows in the first two U.S. states to legalize recreational marijuana.

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Air strikes in Yemen kill 40 al Qaeda militants in two days

ADEN, Yemen - Air strikes in southern Yemen killed about 30 suspected al Qaeda members on Sunday, local tribal sources said, in the second day of strikes against militant targets in the country.