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Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Easter truce

SLAVIANSK, Ukraine - At least two people were killed in a gunfight early on 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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South Africa's ANC set for two-thirds majority: poll

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) is on course to win nearly a two-thirds majority in May 7 elections, a poll showed on Sunday, confounding analysts who had predicted a fall in support for South Africa's ruling party 20 years after the end of apartheid.

Africa 4:24am EDT

Joyful homecoming for four French journalists after Syria captivity

VILLACOUBLAY AIRBASE, France - Four French journalists held captive in Syria for more than 10 months returned home to France on Sunday, freshly shaved and beaming, where they were met at an airbase by President Francois Hollande, their families and friends.

France, Syria 5:11am EDT

On Easter, Pope calls for end to war, condemns waste exacerbating hunger

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa.

Gunmen kill two Egyptian policemen near Cairo, court jails Islamists

CAIRO - Gunmen killed an Egyptian intelligence officer and a policeman on a road outside Cairo in a late-night firefight, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

Egypt 8:01am EDT

Militants kill 11 Algerian soldiers in ambush

ALGIERS - Islamic militants killed at least 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a patrol in mountains east of the capital Algiers, a security source said on Sunday, in one of the deadliest attacks on the military in years.

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