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Fighting turns deadly in eastern Ukraine

A Ukrainian operation aimed at dislodging separatist militias from Slavyansk has resulted in fatalities on both sides, according to reports.

33 killed in Homs airstrikes: Syrian opposition group

Syrian military airstrikes hit parts of the country's largest city Thursday, killing at least 33 people and injuring several others, the UK-based opposition group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Girl dies after alleged bullying attack

Authorities are investigating whether it was an extreme case of bullying that led to the death of a 17-year-old student in Argentina, after she was attacked by two women and another girl last week.

Turkey bans May Day rallies, uses tear gas

Turkish security forces barricaded the commercial center of Istanbul in an attempt to stop May Day celebrations from taking place in the city's iconic Taksim Square.

Pro-Russian activists clash with police

Pro-Russian activists and Ukrainian riot police faced off Thursday inside the compound of the prosecutor's office in the eastern city of Donetsk, as simmering tensions appeared to escalate into violence.

China demolishes $4.7 million landmark church

A massive church was razed to the ground this week in Wenzhou, a coastal Chinese city nicknamed the "Jerusalem of the East" for its large Christian population.

Authorities search ferry owner's offices as probe widens

South Korean authorities searched the offices of the company that owns the sunken ferry Sewol on Wednesday, prosecutors confirmed to CNN, broadening a criminal investigation that has already ensnared 11 members of the ill-fated ship's crew.

Drinking recycled waste water?

A third successive year of California's worst drought in a century has the Golden State's reservoirs at record lows. Agriculture has been affected, hitting the local economy, while some small communities risk running out of water.

Mummies get CT scans

The urge to undress a mummy can be strong. In the 19th century, Egyptologists didn't think twice about tearing off a mummy's wrappings. Even Ramses the Great couldn't avoid the indignity of being stripped bare in front of an audience of curious onlookers.

Malaysia releases MH370 report

Malaysian officials did not activate an official rescue operation for four hours after Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 went missing, according to a preliminary report by the country's Transportation Ministry that was released to the public Thursday.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn may sue sex club using his initials

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund chief who was at one time accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York, is threatening to sue a Belgian sex club using the initials "D.S.K."

Malaysia to release first report on MH 370

As the world waits to see Malaysia's first report on MH 370, the private company that says it may have found plane wreckage defended its claim.

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