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NATO boosts military ground, air presence amid Russian threat
The head of NATO said Wednesday that the alliance is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border, in response to Russia's renewed aggression in Ukraine.
Ex-British editor admits hearing hacked voicemails in 2004
The former editor of Britain's tabloid News of the World on Wednesday acknowledged that he listened to hacked voicemail messages while he was the paper's editor in 2004, and said he worried that it was an invasion of privacy.
Pakistan Taliban says cease-fire over, but talks continue
The Pakistani Taliban said Wednesday that it will not renew a ceasefire it initially called to facilitate peace negotiations with the government, but the group said talks will still continue.
Ex-UN official sorry for doing nothing during Rwanda genocide
The man who was president of the U.N. Security Council 20 years ago, during the Rwanda genocide, apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that the extermination against the Tutsi minority was taking place.
Ukraine insurgents seize armored vehicles, crews amid unrest
Efforts by Ukraine's government to re-establish control over the eastern part of the country appeared to have been dealt a setback on Wednesday, as Pro-Russian insurgents were able to commandeer six Ukrainian armored vehicles, along with their crews.
Mexico arrests mayor for helping drug cartel extort money
Prosecutors in western Mexico have arrested the mayor of a city -- that once served as a stronghold of the Knights Templar drug cartel -- on charges that he helped the gang extort money from city council members.
Syria lands on watch group's list of places risky for journalists
A spike in targeted murders of journalists in Syria has landed the war-scarred country, for the first time, on the Committee to Protect Journalists' annual Impunity Index -- joining a list of countries where journalists' killings are most likely to go unpunished.
Survivors describe escape from sinking South Korea ferry
Survivors of a ferry sinking off the coast of South Korea on Wednesday described how they made their escape -- by jumping into the frigid water wearing life jackets, and then swimming to a nearby rescue boat.
Prominent human rights lawyer detained in Saudi Arabia
Saudi activists say authorities have detained a prominent human rights lawyer in the capital. Activists say he was arrested on Tuesday after attending a court hearing in Riyadh where he faces charges that include inciting public opinion.
Bosnians see families excavated from mass grave
Family members of victims from Bosnia's devastating war during the 1990s are beginning to travel north to view the remains of corpses which have been meticulously pulled from the earth and identified through DNA analysis.
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