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Meet between families, attorneys at Guantanamo stirs frustration
Lawyers defending five accused terrorists at the Guantanamo naval prison hoped meeting with victims' families would give an understanding of their difficult role. Instead, it has stoked anger and frustration as legal delays mount in the case.
Divers pumping air into sunken South Korean ship, officials say
Coast guard officials said late Thursday that divers have started pumping air into a sunken South Korean ship, 48 hours after it went down. But it wasn't immediately clear if the air was for survivors or for a salvage operation.
Vietnam pulls out of Asian Games due to lack of funds
The nation of Vietnam has formally withdrawn as the host of the 2019 Asian Games, saying it lacked funds and the country's reputation could be at risk if things don't go smoothly.
Toronto mayor promises to fight harder than ever for re-election
Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is acknowledging "some rocky moments over the past year," but on Thursday promised to fight harder than ever to win re-election in October.
Obama sends condolences on South Korea ferry disaster
President Obama is sending condolences to victims of a South Korean ferry disaster, saying that the U.S. has an "unwavering commitment" to its ally South Korea in good times and bad -- and will pay tribute during a visit to the country next week.
Obama says no US military involvement in Ukraine
President Obama is repeating his position that involving the U.S. military in Ukraine is not an option he is considering, because what's happening in Eastern Europe is not a situation that would be amenable to a military solution.
Iran cuts stockpile of near nuclear-arms grade uranium, UN says
The U.N. nuclear agency on Thursday said that Iran has neutralized half of its stockpile of higher-enriched uranium that could be turned quickly into the core of a nuclear weapon.
All sides reach deal on calming Ukraine tensions
Ukraine's foreign minister said Thursday that the agreement reached in Switzerland -- which doesn't spell out any specific directions for Ukraine's future -- will be a "test" to see if Russia really wants to see stability in the region.
Ash from Peru volcano prompts evacuation of 4,000 residents
Peruvian authorities have ordered the preventative evacuation of at least 4,000 people living near the Ubinas volcano, which has been spouting ash clouds up to two miles high for weeks.
Hail wreaks Easter travel havoc in Mexico City
A freak spring hailstorm has caused havoc for thousands of people trying to leaving Mexico City for Easter weekend. The heavy storm hit Wednesday evening on the mountain pass west of Mexico City.
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