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People sing the Ukranian national anthem as they attend a pro-Ukrainian rally in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 19, 2014. The Ukrainian government said it will not attack pro-Russian separatists over the Easter weekend as its U.S. ally threatened Moscow with new sanctions if it fails to persuade the militants to surrender.  REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

Surrender talks set with separatists in Ukraine as standoff lasts into Easter

People sing the Ukranian national anthem as they attend a pro-Ukrainian rally in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 19, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko Ukraine separatists reject ...

Sudanese militants kill two, kidnap three at oil field

CAIRO (Reuters) – Armed militants killed two security staff and kidnapped a Chinese, an Algerian and a Sudanese worker in an attack on an oil ...

U.N. envoy say Israel tried to bar him from pre-Easter rites

UN special envoy Robert Serry gestures as he leaves in a car in Simferopol March 5, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko

Mediator heads to east Ukraine, seeking surrenders

People sing the Ukranian national anthem as they attend a pro-Ukrainian rally in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 19, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko Ukraine separatists reject ...

Italy gives wife, daughter of wanted Kazakh banker refugee status

Alma Shalabayeva (R), the wife of exiled oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, talks next to her daughter Madina during a news conference in Rome December 27, 2013. ...

The Phoenix International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Artemis is craned over the side of Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the Southern Indian Ocean in his picture released by the Australian Defence Force on April 20, 2014. Australian officials supervising the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 told Reuters on Saturday that an underwater search for the black box recorder based on "pings" possibly from the device could be completed in five to seven days. REUTERS/LSIS Bradley Darvill/Handout via Reuters (MID-SEA - Tags: DISASTER MILITARY) 

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Malaysian plane search in 44th day, sea bed scans could end in days

The Phoenix International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Artemis is craned over the side of Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield in the search for missing Malaysia ...

South Korea recovers first bodies from inside sunken ferry

Students from Danwon high school and other people attend a candlelight vigil to wish for the safe return of missing passengers from the South Korean ...

Iran says it watered down, converted over 200 kg of enriched uranium

Former Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi reacts upon his arrival to attend the official opening ceremony for the new headquarters of the Iranian embassy ...

Kidnapped Uzbek doctor freed in northern Yemen: local official

SANAA (Reuters) – An Uzbek doctor kidnapped in northern Yemen last week has been freed, a provincial official said on Saturday. The official told Reuters ...

Air strike kills 10 al Qaeda militants, three civilians in Yemen: Saba

By Mohamed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) – An air strike killed 10 al Qaeda militants in central Yemen on Saturday after an intelligence report said they ...

People gather at the site of a bomb blast in Cairo, April 18, 2014. A bomb exploded in a Cairo square late on Friday, killing one police officer and wounding another, the Egyptian state newspaper Al Ahram reported on its website. REUTERS/Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) EGYPT OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN EGYPT

New militant group claims responsibility for Friday blast in Cairo

People gather at the site of a bomb blast in Cairo, April 18, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper

Iran says plane at airport leased to Ghana after U.S.-flagged plane sighting

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran says that a plane which landed in Tehran airport flying the American flag was leased to Ghana’s presidential office and carrying ...

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My mother hit me and made me kowtow to her… on my knees: Vanessa Mae reveals how her strict tiger mother slapped her face to improve her violin playing

de cleared”> My mother hit me and made me kowtow to her… on my knees: Vanessa Mae reveals how her strict tiger mother slapped her ...

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SOCIAL INSIDER: Facebook Location Sharing — Twitter’s Mobile Ad Push — Flickr Revamp

Social Insider is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. FACEBOOK LOCATION SHARING: Yesterday, Facebook unveiled its latest feature, Nearby Friends, which allows users to share ...

Facebook Can Now Track Your Precise Location Continuously Through Your Phone (FB)

Today, Facebook launches a new function for its Android and iPhone apps called “Friends Nearby”, which allows users to track each others’ locations continuously down ...

19-Year-Old Hacker Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Social Security Numbers Through The Heartbleed Bug

Canadian police made the first Heartbleed-related arrest, taking in an Ontario teenager accused of hacking the Canada Revenue Agency Website and taking almost 1,000 Social ...

SOCIAL INSIDER: New LinkedIn App — Weibo IPO — Facebook’s Future

Social Insider is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. LINKEDIN’S NEW APP: LinkedIn, which bought SlideShare in 2012, has just launched a new app for ...

Marketers Shouldn’t Wait To Join The Latest Social Networks — The Benefits Accrue To Those Who Get There First

A new social network or messaging app seems to launch every week. Marketers — whose resources are already strapped keeping up feeds on Facebook, Twitter, ...