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SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine: Crimea's parliament on Monday declared the region an independent state, after its residents voted overwhelmingly to break off from Ukraine and seek to join Russia.
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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says it does not see a threat of powerful waves along the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska or Hawaii due to a powerful earthquake off South America.
In this photo provided by the US Navy, crew members on board an aircraft P-8A Poseidon assist in search and rescue operations for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, March 16, 2014.
St. Patrick's Day festivities are in full swing with the usual merriment of bagpipes and beer, but political tensions lingered in the northeastern U.S., where city leaders will be conspicuously absent from... St. Patrick's Day festivities are in full swing with the usual merriment of bagpipes and beer, but political tensions lingered in the ... (more)
Vietnam War veterans pay a silent tribute during a rally denouncing North Korea's rocket missiles launch, held on the occasion of the March First Independence Movement Day in Seoul.
Germany's finance minister wants to tighten rules allowing tax evaders to escape punishment if they turn themselves in after the conviction of soccer giant Bayern Munich's ex-president highlighted the issue.
The parents of a Japanese woman abducted by North Korea in 1977 have met their Korean-born granddaughter for the first time.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied sending troops to Ukraine's breakaway pro-Russian Crimea peninsula, but according to local militia stationed at key places in the region, Russian forces are certainly helping.
Russia vetoed a U.N. resolution declaring Sunday's referendum on the future of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula illegal, and close ally China abstained, underlining Moscow's international isolation.
India's top court on Saturday temporarily stayed the hanging of two of the four men convicted for the 2012 gang rape and murder of a young woman on a bus in New Delhi.
Kenya's lead counterterrorism agency is working to stop another Westgate Mall-style terrorist attack - that many here believe Somali militants will try again - on a shoe-string budget: The Anti-Terror Police Unit in Nairobi has just $735 to spend this month.
A Pakistani judicial official reduced on Saturday the 33-year jail sentence of a doctor alleged to have helped the U.S. track down Osama bin Laden to 23 years, one of his lawyers said.
Multiple news organizations are reporting Friday night that investigators have decided that one or more people with significant flying experience hijacked the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, switched off communication devices and steered it off-course, a Malaysian government official involved in the investigation told the Associated Press.
Sea survivor Jose Salvador Alvarenga, center, embraces his mother Maria Julia, after they arrive at the airport in Mexico City, Friday, March 14, 2014.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia a?? The leader of an opposition party here on Friday described his government's handling of the missing plane crisis as "incompetent" and "inept."