In this Jan. 17, 2014 file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the State Department in Washington. The US on Wednesday warned Russia against a military intervention in Ukraine, saying such a move would be a “grave mistake,” as troops in western Russia were placed on high alert for massive new war games in the area, including near the Russian-Ukrainian border. In delivering the blunt message, John Kerry also announced the Obama administration was planning $1 billion in loan guarantees for Ukraine and would consider additional direct assistance for the former Soviet republic following unrest that led to the ouster of its Russian-backed president.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Russia war games over Ukraine prompt U.S. warning

Putin put the military on alert for massive exercises involving most of the military units in western Russia, which prompted a sharp rebuke from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who warned Russia against any military intervention in Ukraine.…
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Hezbollah says Israel bombed its positions

Hezbollah said Wednesday that Israel carried out an airstrike targeting one of its positions near the border with Syria earlier this week, and vowed to retaliate.…
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Court orders arrest of key Indian business leader

India's Supreme Court has issued arrest warrants for a key Indian business leader for failing to attend a hearing in a case relating to the refund of 200 billion rupees ($3.2 billion) to investors.…
Ibrahim Adamou sits on a bench at a Catholic church in Carnot a town 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the Cameroonian border, in the Central African Republic Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Ibrahim Adamou wasn’t sure whether any of his five siblings had survived the attack by Christian militiamen who opened fire on his family as the group of herders journeyed on foot. His parents already had been killed in front of him. (AP Photo/Krista Larson)

C. African Republic orphans walk to refuge alone

In the nearly three months since the country erupted in violence between Christians and Muslims, leaving many hundreds dead, children appear to be in many cases the only survivors.…
In this Jan. 25, 2014 photo, fisherman Tony Chambers cleans a small snapper on a beach in the fishing town of Old Harbor in southern Jamaica. A Chinese engineering company is expected to develop a $1.5 billion transshipment port on cays less than a mile off the fishing beach as the Caribbean island joins a regional rush to lure the bigger, deeper-drafting boats expected to cross through an expanded Panama Canal by mid-2015. (AP Photo/David McFadden)

China would use coal plant to power Jamaica port

The Chinese company aims to develop a transshipment port in a swath of southern Jamaica that would lure the deep-drafting ships expected to travel through the Panama Canal when its expansion is completed.…
This April 3, 2013 file photo shows bitcoin tokens in Sandy, Utah.  The website of major bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is offline Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, amid reports it suffered a debilitating theft, a new setback for efforts to gain legitimacy for the virtual currency.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Major bitcoin exchange said to be insolvent

One of the world's largest bitcoin exchanges has seemingly disappeared, delivering a severe blow to the virtual currency as it struggles to gain legitimacy.…
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Ugandan newspaper prints list of ’200 top’ gays

A Ugandan newspaper published a list Tuesday of what it called the country's "200 top" gays, outing some Ugandans and raising fears of violence against those named just a day after the president enacted a severe anti-gay law.…
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Egypt names new premier ahead of key vote

Egypt's interim president chose the outgoing housing minister, a construction magnate from the era of ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak, as his new prime minister on Tuesday, some two months ahead of key presidential elections.…
A Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, left,  and a Samsung Gear 2 are displayed at the Samsung Galaxy Studio, in New York,  Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Samsung on Monday unveiled a new smartphone with a built-in heart rate monitor to complement three upcoming fitness devices, as the Korean company tries to turn its technological wizardry into lifestyle products. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Samsung unveils phone with heart-rate monitor

Samsung sought Monday to frame its new Galaxy S5 smartphone as a lifestyle product, as it emphasized a built-in heart-rate sensor and improved camera features over its slightly larger size. …
An Afghan mother shows off her 3-hour-old baby in the maternity ward of Ahmad Shah Baba District Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday, Feb. 24. 2014. (AP Photo/Cassandra Vinograd)

Aid group: Afghan medical needs unmet

Doctors Without Borders said that while some progress has been made from the last decade of international investment, access to medical care in Afghanistan remains severely limited and poorly adapted to meet the needs of an ongoing conflict. …
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Gorbachev calls for Ukraine unity

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says it is important that Ukraine hold together, emphasizing the battle for influence between Russia and the West in the crisis roiling the country.…
Police agents escort Guatemalan Hugo Alvaro Gomez to a courtroom in Guatemala City, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Gomez and eight other alleged members of Los Zetas drug cartel were each sentenced to 106 years in prison, after they were found guilty of participating in the May 14, 2011 massacre of 27 farm laborers in Peten, north of Guatemala City. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

9 guilty in drug massacre

A Guatemalan court on Friday convicted three Mexican men and six Guatemalans of murder and kidnapping for the 2011 massacre of 27 farm workers. …
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. President and CEO Andrew House, second left, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan President Hiroshi Kawano, right, and first customer of PlayStation 4 , center, pose for photo during launch event in Tokyo, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Beleaguered Sony counting on new game machine

The PlayStation 4's much awaited arrival in Sony Corp.'s home market is the first time Japan did not get a major Sony game machine ahead of other markets. …
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Ukraine’s president buckles but protesters split

In a fast-moving day that aimed to reshape Ukraine's political destiny, protest leaders and the beleaguered president agreed Friday to form a new government and hold an early election. …