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Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the... Full Story

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  • Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
    Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

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  • Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies
    Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs, a day after the most lethal clash so far killed three pro-Russian activists.

  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now
    Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

    GENEVA (AP) — In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

  • Who gained, and what, at Ukraine talks
    Who gained, and what, at Ukraine talks

    MOSCOW (AP) — The talks in Geneva on Ukraine brought together four parties that had seemed extremely far apart on some issues, but within a few hours they produced a broad agreement that that holds out substantial hope for a crisis that appeared on the verge of spinning out of control.

  • Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry
    Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday.

  • Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking
    Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

    ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary.

  • Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls
    Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist kidnappers, an education official said Thursday.

  • Iranian woman forgives son's killer at the gallows
    Iranian woman forgives son's killer at the gallows

    The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his victim forgave him as he stood on the gallows with the noose around his neck, according to Iranian media.

  • French military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali

    PARIS (AP) — French special forces backed by helicopters led a pre-dawn operation in northern Mail Thursday and freed five humanitarian aid workers who had been held captive by a "terrorist group" — killing about 10 of the alleged militants, officials said.

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