Activists reinforce the barricades in Kiev's Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Fierce clashes between police and protesters, some including gunfire, shattered a brief truce in Ukraine's besieged capital Thursday, killing numerous people. The deaths came in a new eruption of violence just hours after the country's embattled president and the opposition leaders demanding his resignation called for a truce and negotiations to try to resolve Ukraine's political crisis. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

Kiev protest death toll tops 100

At least 101 people have died this week in the clashes in Kiev, according to protesters and Ukrainian authorities, a sharp reversal in three months of mostly peaceful protests. …
In this photo taken Jan. 16, 2011 and made available Thursday, Feb 20, 2014, Liu Han, the former multimillionaire chairman of energy conglomerate Sichuan Hanlong Group with stakes in Australian and U.S. miners, is seen in Chengdu in southwest China's Sichuan province. Authorities on Thursday accused the Chinese tycoon and three dozen associates of running one of the country’s biggest mafia gangs in recent years, armed with hand grenades and guns, whose takedown exposed ties between organized crime, police and officials. (AP Photo)

China accuses tycoon of murder in major gang bust

The high-level investigation centering on Liu Han, the former multimillionaire chairman of energy conglomerate Sichuan Hanlong Group with stakes in Australian and U.S. miners, and his brother Liu Wei and 34 associates has exposed ties between organized crime and Chinese officialdom.…
Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest, Kiev, Ukraine,, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Thousands of angry anti-government protesters clashed with police in a new eruption of violence following new maneuvering by Russia and the European Union to gain influence over this former Soviet republic. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky

Riot police move in against Kiev protest camp

The violence was the deadliest in nearly three months of anti-government protests that have paralyzed Ukraine's capital in a struggle over the nation's identity, and the worst in the country's post-Soviet history.…
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Fears of more protest clashes high in Venezuela

Security forces closed off access to a plaza where anti-government demonstrators were set to rally behind fugitive opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez in a tense standoff with pro-government forces who have organized their own march.…
Former U.S. President and UN special envoy to Haiti Bill Clinton waves to the children of the Union Des Apotres – Prodev School in Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday Feb. 17, 2014. Clinton is in Haiti to visit several projects that focus on agriculture and the environment, including the Union Des Apotres – Prodev solar-powered school that his private foundation has assisted and a training school for Haitian coffee farmers. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Bill Clinton visits projects in Haiti

Bill Clinton arrived in Haiti Monday to shine a spotlight on some of the projects that his private foundation has supported to help the country recover from a devastating earthquake in 2010.…
A collapsed resort building is seen in Gyeongju, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. The roof of the resort auditorium collapsed during a welcoming ceremony for South Korean university freshmen, killing nine and likely trapping about 10, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Lee Jae-hyuck)

Roof collapse kills 10

A resort auditorium's roof loaded down with snow and rain collapsed during a welcoming ceremony for South Korean university freshmen, killing 10 and injuring more than 100. …
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4 injured in Istanbul gas explosion

An official says a powerful gas explosion at a small art gallery in central Istanbul has injured at least four people.…
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Thick fog causes delays at Sochi Olympics

Thick fog lingered over the mountains at the Sochi Olympics on Monday, forcing the postponement of a biathlon race and snowboard event until Tuesday.…
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UK military: Security incident at naval base

Britain's defense ministry says it is dealing with a security "incident" at the Royal Navy warfare school in southern England, days after letter bombs were sent to several army facilities.…
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Libya ex-army head calls for government disbanding

A former Libya military chief has called for disbanding the country's parliament and government in a video message, three days after the defense minister warned that coup attempt had been foiled.…