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Philippines orders 8 arrests in Taiwanese death

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Manila, Apr 22 (AP) - A court has ordered eight Philippine coast guard personnel to be arrested on a homicide charge in the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman last year.

The order by the Regional Trial Court in northernmost Batanes province was dated April 7, and it was made public Tuesday by the Department of Justice without an explanation for the delay.

The judge set bail at 40,000 pesos ($899). Coast guard spokesmen were unreachable and it was unclear if any of the accused had been...
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Biden tells Ukrainian leaders US stands with them

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Kiev, Apr 22 (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden told Ukrainian political leaders Tuesday that the United States stands with them against "humiliating threats" and encouraged them to root out corruption as they rebuild their government.

In the most high-level visit of a U.S. official since crisis...
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After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

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Boston, Apr 21 (AP) - For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course and plan for emergencies that could arise during the race.

So many new people needed to attend the session...
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Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster

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Katmandu, Apr 21 (AP) - Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a climbing boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season, a mountaineering official said Monday.

Several Sherpas already have quit while...
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US lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

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Washington, Apr 21 (AP) - Two members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for tougher Western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored U.S. and European efforts to persuade it to back off its...
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