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Demonstrators rally as Crimea crisis mounts

Demonstrators rally as Crimea crisis mounts

Demonstrators clapped along to Soviet-era songs as dancers from Russia's Black Sea fleet entertained the masses at the center of Crimea's administrative capital Sunday.
Malaysia Airlines loses contact with passenger jet

Malaysia Airlines loses contact with passenger jet

A passenger flight carrying 239 people en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing is missing, Malaysia Airlines said Saturday.
North Korean election provides clues to reclusive Stalinist state

North Korean election provides clues to reclusive Stalinist state

Reading the official website of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and you would be forgiven for thinking the reclusive Stalinist state was the Cayman Islands of East Asia.
Ex-girlfriend: Pistorius cheated on me, kept gun by his bed

Ex-girlfriend: Pistorius cheated on me, kept gun by his bed

The former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius, the track star charged with murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, testified Friday that their relationship ended when he cheated on her with Steenkamp.
Russia backs Crimea vote, dismisses sanctions threat

Russia backs Crimea vote, dismisses sanctions threat

Russia's parliament gave its defiant support Friday to Crimean lawmakers who want to see their region split from Ukraine and join Russia, saying no sanctions imposed by the United States or Europe will change its mind.
Moammar Gadhafi's son extradited from Niger, now in Libyan custody

Moammar Gadhafi's son extradited from Niger, now in Libyan custody

Niger has extradited Moammar Gadhafi's son, Saadi , who has been transferred to a jail in Tripoli, the Libyan government said Thursday.
U.S. imposes sanctions on Russians, Ukrainians over conflict

U.S. imposes sanctions on Russians, Ukrainians over conflict

The State Department Thursday imposed a visa ban on Russian and Ukrainian officials and individuals responsible for or complicit in threatening the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
World's best travel reward programs

World's best travel reward programs

(CNN) -- Which airline, hotel and rental car rewards programs are worth your while? With all the mergers and changes in the travel industry, it's nearly impossible for the occasional traveler to know.
Oscar Pistorius trial: Witness recounts accidental shooting in restaurant

Oscar Pistorius trial: Witness recounts accidental shooting in restaurant

"Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius asked a friend to take the blame when he accidentally discharged a pistol under the table at a Johannesburg restaurant one month before he killed his girlfriend, another athlete testified Wednesday in th
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (CNN)

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (CNN)

Russia is not considering trying to make Crimea a part of Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday. Only people who live in Crimea can determine their future, he said.
Russia tells Western critics to put Ukrainian people first

Russia tells Western critics to put Ukrainian people first

Russia rejected accusations that it is acting aggressively toward neighbor Ukraine, telling its Western critics Monday to put aside "geopolitical calculations" in favor of the interests of the people in the former Soviet republic.
Oscar Pistorius murder trial set to begin in South Africa

Oscar Pistorius murder trial set to begin in South Africa

The world will be watching Monday as South African amputee track star Oscar Pistorius goes on trial, charged with murdering his girlfriend inside his house a year ago.
China train station killings described as a terrorist attack

China train station killings described as a terrorist attack

A day after men armed with long knives stormed a railway station in the southwest Chinese city of Kunming, killing dozens of people and wounding more than 100, authorities described what happened as a premeditated terrorist attack.
27 killed in China railway attack

27 killed in China railway attack

At least 27 people were killed and 109 others were wounded in an attack Saturday in a railway station in the southwest Chinese city of Kunming, authorities said, according to state news agency Xinhua.
Political tension grows in Ukraine's Crimea region

Political tension grows in Ukraine's Crimea region

Political tension roiled in Ukraine's Crimea region Friday, as U.S. officials received assurances that Russian military activities there were routine and not intended as a threat to Ukraine sovereignty.