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Journalists in Jordan fight on live TV talk show

The Associated Press
May 8 2014 - 5:00pm

AMMAN, Jordan -- Two journalists in Jordan having a televised debate about the civil war in neighboring Syria literally turned -- and overturned -- the table on each other during an on-air brawl. The speakers broke apart the studio's table they had been seated in an attempt to fight each other.

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Are deadly landslides becoming more common?

Joshua Keating, Slate
May 6 2014 - 4:57pm

WASHINGTON -- Afghanistan suffered one of its worst natural disasters in more than a decade last week, when a massive landslide buried a third of the village of Abi Barak in the northeastern province of Badakhshan. A rescue effort is ongoing, but hope is dwindling for the more than 2,000 people buried by the mountain slope, which collapsed after...

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Russia brings back May Day parade

The Associated Press
May 2 2014 - 5:24pm

MOSCOW -- Russia celebrated May Day with its first joyful parade across Red Square since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, as President Vladimir Putin basked in a surge of patriotism over Crimea's annexation. In Turkey, scores were injured in clashes with police.

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VIDEO: Heartbreaking video shows students as ferry sinks

The Associated Press
May 1 2014 - 10:13am

SEOUL, South Korea -- Soon after the ferry begins to tilt, nervous laughter can be heard from the high school students huddled below deck. In video clips from the cellphone of a victim of a disaster that has shaken South Korea, the teenagers talk of taking selfies, wonder if they'll make the news and discuss posting about the excitement later on...

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Iraqis brave threat of violence to cast ballots

The Associated Press
Apr 30 2014 - 8:19am

BAGHDAD  -- Iraqis braved the threat of bombs and attacks to vote Wednesday in key elections for a new parliament amid a massive security operation as the country slides deeper into sectarian strife.

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Protesters seize new building in eastern Ukraine

The Associated Press
Apr 29 2014 - 4:01pm

LUHANSK, Ukraine -- Protesters demanding more power for Ukraine's regions stormed the government building in Luhansk with baseball bats Tuesday, seizing control of a key site in one of the largest cities in Ukraine's troubled east.

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Ukraine mayor shot; US announces new sanctions

The Associated Press
Apr 28 2014 - 2:54pm

KIEV, Ukraine -- The mayor of Ukraine's second-largest city was shot in the back Monday and hundreds of men attacked a peaceful pro-Ukraine rally with batons, bricks and stun grenades, wounding dozens as tensions soared in Ukraine's volatile east.

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1 million expected in Rome for two popes to be canonized

The Associated Press
Apr 26 2014 - 5:54pm

VATICAN CITY -- By train, bus, car and on foot, pilgrims and tourists streamed into Rome on Saturday to participate in the ceremony in St. Peter's Square that will see two popes, John XXIII and John Paul II, be proclaimed saints.

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VIDEO: Heartbreaking video shows students as ferry sinks

The Associated Press
May 1 2014 - 10:13am

SEOUL, South Korea -- Soon after the ferry begins to tilt, nervous laughter can be heard from the high school students huddled below deck. In video clips from the cellphone of a victim of a disaster that has shaken South Korea, the teenagers talk of taking selfies, wonder if they'll make the news and discuss posting about the excitement later on...

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VIDEO: Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

The Associated Press
Apr 24 2014 - 12:09pm

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan government security guard opened fire Thursday on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.

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VIDEO: Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 9:47am

KATMANDU, Nepal -- An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

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VIDEO: African nation finding support for education in Utah

Becky Wright, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 7 2014 - 5:50pm

OGDEN -- Utah has one of the highest pupil to teacher ratios in the United States, at 22.8 to 1. Many classes have higher student numbers than that, but even a big-size Utah class would be a dream situation for a teacher in Malawi. "We have a pupil-teacher ratio of as high as 150, and in some schools 1 to 250," said Benedicto Kondowe. "We...

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VIDEO: Powerful earthquake hits Chile, but only light damage and low death toll

The Associated Press
Apr 2 2014 - 6:50am

IQUIQUE, Chile -- Authorities in northern Chile discovered surprisingly light damage and just six reported deaths Wednesday from a magnitude-8.2 quake -- a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earth's crust.

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VIDEO: South Ogden aid group builds bonds with Haitians

Morgan Briesmaster, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 24 2014 - 5:28am

SAUT D'EAU, Haiti -- "Are they going to eat us?" the young Haitian girl asked in creole, her native language.Taking her hand, Herode Guillomettre (one of five Haitian translators) led the innocent child over to touch our team leader. He comforted her saying these people are here to help. 

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VIDEO: Russian troops storm Ukraine’s Crimea base

John-Thor Dahlburg, The Associated Press
Mar 19 2014 - 9:48am

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea -- Masked Russian-speaking troops on Wednesday seized control of Ukrainian naval headquarters in Crimea after it was stormed by militiamen. Pro-Moscow Crimean authorities also detained the Ukrainian navy commander and reportedly blocked the defense minister and another government official from traveling to the peninsula in what...

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VIDEO: Mormon missionaries leaving Venezuela amid unrest

The Associated Press
Mar 18 2014 - 1:05pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Mormon church has announced that it will pull 152 missionaries out of Venezuela because of unrest in the country.

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VIDEO: Heartbreaking video shows students as ferry sinks

The Associated Press
May 1 2014 - 10:13am

SEOUL, South Korea -- Soon after the ferry begins to tilt, nervous laughter can be heard from the high school students huddled below deck. In video clips from the cellphone of a victim of a disaster that has shaken South Korea, the teenagers talk of taking selfies, wonder if they'll make the news and discuss posting about the excitement later on...

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VIDEO: Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

The Associated Press
Apr 24 2014 - 12:09pm

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan government security guard opened fire Thursday on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.

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VIDEO: Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 9:47am

KATMANDU, Nepal -- An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

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VIDEO: African nation finding support for education in Utah

Becky Wright, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 7 2014 - 5:50pm

OGDEN -- Utah has one of the highest pupil to teacher ratios in the United States, at 22.8 to 1. Many classes have higher student numbers than that, but even a big-size Utah class would be a dream situation for a teacher in Malawi. "We have a pupil-teacher ratio of as high as 150, and in some schools 1 to 250," said Benedicto Kondowe. "We...

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VIDEO: Powerful earthquake hits Chile, but only light damage and low death toll

The Associated Press
Apr 2 2014 - 6:50am

IQUIQUE, Chile -- Authorities in northern Chile discovered surprisingly light damage and just six reported deaths Wednesday from a magnitude-8.2 quake -- a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earth's crust.

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VIDEO: South Ogden aid group builds bonds with Haitians

Morgan Briesmaster, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 24 2014 - 5:28am

SAUT D'EAU, Haiti -- "Are they going to eat us?" the young Haitian girl asked in creole, her native language.Taking her hand, Herode Guillomettre (one of five Haitian translators) led the innocent child over to touch our team leader. He comforted her saying these people are here to help. 

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VIDEO: Russian troops storm Ukraine’s Crimea base

John-Thor Dahlburg, The Associated Press
Mar 19 2014 - 9:48am

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea -- Masked Russian-speaking troops on Wednesday seized control of Ukrainian naval headquarters in Crimea after it was stormed by militiamen. Pro-Moscow Crimean authorities also detained the Ukrainian navy commander and reportedly blocked the defense minister and another government official from traveling to the peninsula in what...

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VIDEO: Mormon missionaries leaving Venezuela amid unrest

The Associated Press
Mar 18 2014 - 1:05pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Mormon church has announced that it will pull 152 missionaries out of Venezuela because of unrest in the country.

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