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Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Geneva accord

SLAVIANSK, 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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Venezuelan protesters hold Easter rally, plan to burn Maduro effigies

CARACAS - Hundreds of protesters rallied on Sunday to demand the "resurrection" of Venezuelan democracy while effigies of both President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leaders were paraded for burning in a local Easter Day tradition.

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Boston Marathon looks to shake shadow of 2013 bombing

BOSTON - Runners, from the world's elite racers to first-timers, will step to the Boston Marathon starting line on Monday for the first running of the world-renowned race since last year's deadly bombing attack.

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BrazilĀ“s president also responsible for refinery deal: ex CEO

BRASILIA - BrazilĀ“s President Dilma Rousseff must assume her share of responsibility for the controversial purchase of a refinery in Texas by Petroleo Brasileiro SA, the former chief executive of the state-run oil company said in an interview published on Sunday.

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Kuwaiti newspapers suspended over 'plot' tape stories

KUWAIT - A judge has suspended two Kuwaiti newspapers for two weeks after they published stories about a recording that discusses an alleged plot to overthrow the Gulf state's ruling system, their editors and the state news agency said on Sunday.

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Prosecutors extend Korea ferry captain's detention as death toll mounts

JINDO/MOKPO, South Korea - South Korean prosecutors investigating last week's ferry disaster said on Sunday they wanted to extend the detention of the captain and two other crew as they try to determine the cause of an accident that likely claimed more than 300 lives. | Video

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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