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Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Geneva accord

SLAVIANSK/YENAKIEVO, 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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Japan PM makes offering to Yasukuni Shrine, angers China, South Korea

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine, seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, angering both South Korea and China on Monday and putting regional ties under further strain.

Japan, South Korea, China 5:45am EDT

Gaza rocket salvo hits southern Israel - army

GAZA - Five rockets fired from the Palestinian-run Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel during the Jewish Passover holiday on Monday morning, wounding no one, the Israeli army said.

5:10am EDT

Nepal Sherpas demand compensation for families of avalanche victims

KATHMANDU - Nepal's Sherpas have demanded compensation of $10,000 for the families of 16 colleagues dead or missing in an avalanche on Mount Everest and double the insurance cover for expeditions on the world's highest mountain, crowded with climbers.

3:01am EDT

China shoe strike spreads, enters second week

SHANGHAI - One of China's biggest strikes in years stretched into a second week on Monday, and spread from a huge shoe production complex in southern Guangdong province to a facility owned by the same company in neighboring Jiangxi province.

China 4:15am EDT

Iraq-Turkey pipeline unusable due to persistent attacks: Turkish minister

ANKARA - An oil pipeline carrying crude from Iraq's Kirkuk oil fields to Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan is unusable because of persistent militant attacks, Turkey's energy minister said on Monday.

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