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Ukraine accuses Russia of invasion after aid convoy crosses border

DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING Russia - Ukraine declared on Friday that Russia had launched a "direct invasion" of its territory after Moscow sent a convoy of aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian rebels are fighting government forces.

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Arab states, Israel set to clash at U.N. nuclear meeting

VIENNA - As war rages in Gaza, Arab states will likely try to heighten diplomatic pressure on Israel over its assumed nuclear arsenal at next month's annual meeting of the U.N. nuclear agency's 160 member states, diplomats said on Friday.

Israel 7:24am EDT

Slovene parliament to confirm Cerar as prime minister on Monday

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia's parliament is expected to vote in political novice Miro Cerar as the euro zone country's new prime minister on Monday, parliament speaker Doris Krzisnik said.

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Documented death toll in Syria war at least 191,369 through April 2014: U.N.

GENEVA - At least 191,369 people have been killed in Syria's conflict through April, more than double the figure documented a year ago and probably still an under-estimate, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday.

United Nations, Syria 5:41am EDT

Malaysia mourns as bodies of MH17 victims finally come home

KUALA LUMPUR - People across Malaysia held a minute's silence and wore black on Friday as the Southeast Asian country observed a day of mourning to mark the return of the first 20 bodies among its citizens killed when a jetliner was downed last month.

Some South Korean ferry mourners tire of the politics of closure

ANSAN South Korea - A man whose 17-year-old child was killed in the April sinking of a South Korean ferry, the country's worst maritime accident in decades, said he is ready to move on, tired of the political wrangling and mud-slinging four months after disaster struck.

South Korea 5:06am EDT

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