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Oklahoma's execution battle prompts impeachment talk for Supreme Court justices

OKLAHOMA CITY - A member of the Oklahoma legislature is drafting a resolution seeking the impeachment of state Supreme Court justices who granted a delay of execution to two death-row inmates....

posted: April 23,2014

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After seven-year rift, Palestinian rivals to try again for unity deal leading to elections

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed Wednesday to form a unity government and hold new elections a potentially historic step toward mending the rift that has split their people between two sets of rulers for seven years....

Syrian activists, medics accuse Assad government of chlorine gas attacks; Syria denies it

BEIRUT - Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews...

FM Lavrov says Russia will respond if its citizens or interests are attacked in Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine - Ukraine's highly publicized goal to recapture police stations and government buildings seized by pro-Russia forces in the east produced little action on the ground Wednesday but ignited foreboding words from Moscow....

Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances as Ukraine crisis vies for his attention

TOKYO - Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S....

SKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher; divers break cabin walls to reach victims

JINDO, South Korea - As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government Wednesday to finish the grim task of recovery soon. But the work was...

Cairo bombing kills senior Egyptian police officer, another dies in raid in northern city

CAIRO - A senior Egyptian police officer was killed by a bomb placed under his car in a western Cairo suburb Wednesday, the latest in a series of targeted attacks on police and the military as Islamic militant groups keep up a campaign of...

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