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Ukraine launches 'gradual' operation, action limited Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014

KRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces launched a "special operation" on Tuesday against separatist militia in the Russian-speaking East, authorities said, although aside from a landing by airborne troops the action was limited.  Full Article

 
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Scores rescued from sinking South Korean ferry, two dead: officials 2:53am EDT 

SEOUL (Reuters) - About 160 passengers, including high school students, were plucked to safety on Wednesday in a dramatic rescue from a South Korean passenger ferry sinking with 475 on board, officials said, although at least two people had died.  Full Article  

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Canada police drop probe into PM Harper's former aide Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian police on Tuesday dropped an investigation into Prime Minister Stephen Harper's former chief of staff whom they suspected of corruption in connection with a Senate expenses scandal that hurt the Conservative government's popularity.  Full Article