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Mediator heads to east Ukraine, seeking surrenders

KIEV/DONETSK - A mediator from Europe's OSCE security body headed to eastern Ukraine on Saturday seeking the surrender of pro-Russian separatists as the Kiev government declared an Easter truce following a peace accord with Moscow. | Video

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New militant group claims responsibility for Friday blast in Cairo

CAIRO - The Egyptian militant group, Ajnad Misr, claimed responsibility on Saturday for a blast that killed one police officer in Cairo.

World, Egypt 8:07pm EDT

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 6:28pm EDT

Death toll climbs to at least 13 in worst tragedy on Everest

KATHMANDU - Rescuers recovered the body of one mountain guide on Saturday after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, bringing the death toll to at least 13 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain. | Video

Environment, World 9:22am EDT

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 3:32pm EDT

Two killed by bomb inside Bahrain car: ministry

MANAMA - Two people were killed in a car that blew up in a mainly Shi'ite village in Bahrain on Saturday, and the interior ministry said the initial investigation showed that a homemade bomb had detonated inside the vehicle.

World, Bahrain 3:41pm EDT
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Memorial held for policeman slain after Boston Marathon bombing

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - More than 1,600 people gathered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday for a memorial service for a popular campus police officer shot to death a year ago in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Sudanese militants kill two, kidnap three at oil field

CAIRO - Armed militants killed two security staff and kidnapped a Chinese, an Algerian and a Sudanese worker in an attack on an oil field in Sudan's West Kordofan state, army spokesman Al-Sawarmi Khalid Sa'ad said on Saturday.