Wednesday April 23, 2014

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Afghan election commission delays release of full results to allow recounts, audits

KABUL - Afghanistan's election commission delayed a planned release of full results from the April 5 presidential election to allow for recounts and audits, officials said Wednesday, a development that adds to the confusion surrounding the ...

posted: April 23,2014

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Obama begins Asia-Pacific trip in Japan; dispute with Russia over Ukraine casts shadow

TOKYO - President Barack Obama is opening a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region in Japan, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine is looming....

Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine hold American journalist captive

DONETSK, Ukraine - Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist who has not been seen since early Tuesday....

Material on Australian shore being examined in Malaysian jet search

PERTH, Australia - Authorities say unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane....

Cairo bombing kills senior Egyptian police officer, another dies in raid in northern city

CAIRO - A senior Egyptian police officer was killed after an explosive device placed under his car went off in a western Cairo suburb on Wednesday while another officer died in a raid on a militant hideout in the country's second-largest...

Obama says US-Japan security treaty applies to islands claimed by China

TOKYO - President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the centre of a territorial dispute between China and Japan....

Australia says search for Malaysian jet likely to use more powerful sonar to delve deeper

CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the lost Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of the search, as officials planned soon to bring in more ...

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