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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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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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Families of Iran prisoners stage protest outside parliament

DUBAI - Families of Iranian prisoners charged with political offences demonstrated outside parliament in Tehran on Sunday to protest at what they said was violent treatment of their relatives at the Evin prison, the Iranian Students' News Agency reported.

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Bankrupt British loans official resigns, embarrassing PM Cameron

LONDON - The head of a British government agency that hands out billions of pounds of loans to local authorities has resigned after failing to reveal he was bankrupt, Prime Minister David Cameron's office said on Sunday.

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Malaysian plane search in 44th day, sea bed scans could end in days

SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia - The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered its 44th day on Sunday as Australian search officials said a crucial series of sonar scans of the Indian Ocean floor could be completed within a week. | Video

Search ends for missing on Everest, some Sherpas call for shutdown

KATHMANDU - Rescuers have given up searching for three sherpa guides missing two days after the deadliest ever accident on Nepal's Mount Everest killed at least 13 and shocked the mountaineering world.

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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.