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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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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.

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Obama, Abe to battle negative images at U.S.-Japan summit

TOKYO/WASHINGTON - When U.S. President Barack Obama meets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a summit next week, they will be battling negative undercurrents that could undermine their message that Asia's most important security alliance is firm.

Japan 5:23am EDT

Japan postpones foreign minister's trip to Russia

TOKYO - Japan has postponed a visit to Russia by Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida that had been planned for later this month, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, as bloodshed in an eastern city in Ukraine threatened to overshadow crisis talks in Geneva.

Japan, Russia 4:49am EDT

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.

United Nations, Syria 16 Apr 2014

Chinese police shoot man dead at checkpoint in Xinjiang

BEIJING - Police in China's far-western region of Xinjiang have shot dead a man who drove through a security checkpoint, the local government said on Thursday, the latest violence to hit the troubled area with a large Muslim population.

China 3:58am EDT

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