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at 13:45 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials; signs that ship was heavily overloaded

JINDO, South Korea - Angry relatives of some of the more than 120 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where families have been waiting for word of their loved ones for more than a week.

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at 13:38 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

Rebels kill 7 in India, casting pall over big day of voting in national elections

SRINAGAR, India - A major day of voting in the world's biggest elections was marred by violence Thursday as suspected rebels killed four paramilitary soldiers and three polling officials who were travelling on buses after conducting balloting in two Indian states.

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at 13:31 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

After legal confusion cleared, US state prepares for its first double execution since 1937

OKLAHOMA CITY - Two condemned inmates at the centre of Oklahoma's now-resolved legal confusion will be put to death Tuesday, the state's first double execution since 1937.

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at 13:26 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

Israel halts US-brokered peace talks in response to Palestinian reconciliation deal

JERUSALEM - Israel broke off Mideast peace talks and brought the U.S.-brokered process to the brink of collapse Thursday, protesting a reconciliation agreement between the Western-backed Palestinian Authority and the militant group Hamas, the Jewish state's sworn enemy.

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at 13:23 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

Material that washed ashore in western Australia not from missing Malaysian jet

CANBERRA, Australia - The material that washed ashore in southwest Australia appears to not be from the missing Malaysian plane, officials said Thursday.

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at 13:23 on April 24, 2014, EDT.

Syrian government airstrikes on market in northern town kill at least 27 people, activists say

BEIRUT - Syrian government airstrikes struck a vegetable market in a northern rebel-held town Thursday, killing at least 27 people and wounding scores of others, an activist group said.

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