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Three dead in east Ukraine, Putin warns of 'abyss'

MARIUPOL, Ukraine - Separatists attacked a base of the Ukrainian national guard overnight and Kiev said three separatists were killed, the worst bloodshed yet in a 10-day pro-Russian uprising in east Ukraine, overshadowing crisis talks to resolve the conflict. | Video

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U.S. industry shows some vigor, but housing soft

WASHINGTON - U.S. industrial production rose at a faster-than-expected clip in March, the latest sign the economy was gaining momentum.

16 Apr 2014

China economy stronger than data suggests: government

BEIJING - China's economy is doing better than official data suggests, the Commerce Ministry said a day after figures showed growth at an 18-month low, adding that targets for exports and imports this year should be met despite some caution over the trade outlook.

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Obama, Republicans openly feud over immigration legislation

WASHINGTON - Partisan bickering over immigration reform legislation intensified on Wednesday as President Barack Obama and House of Representatives Republicans accused each other of standing in the way of progress one year after bipartisan Senate legislation was introduced.

16 Apr 2014

Syrian opposition accuses Assad's forces of new poison gas attack

BEIRUT - Opposition activists accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of a new poison gas attack in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, posting footage of four men being treated by medics.

World, United Nations, Syria 16 Apr 2014

China's Xi purging corrupt officials to put own men in place: sources

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to use a purge of senior officials suspected of corruption to put his own men and reform-minded bureaucrats into key positions across the Communist Party, the government and the military, sources said.

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Family is key to understanding accused Boston bomber: attorney

BOSTON - The accused Boston Marathon bomber's relationship with family, and particularly with his slain older brother who prosecutors contend helped plan the attack, is key to understanding his case, defense lawyers argued on Wednesday. | Video

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Iran is complying with nuclear deal with powers - IAEA

VIENNA - Iran is complying with the terms of last year's interim nuclear agreement with six world powers and is continuing to reduce its most sensitive uranium stockpile, a monthly update from the U.N. atomic agency obtained by Reuters showed on Thursday.