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Posted: April 23, 2013 at 4 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Our volunteers are on standby.We are yet to be provided clearance.” Nwakpa O. Nwakpa, a Red Cross spokesman, as his group awaits the Nigerian government to give it a chance to offer care in a town where 300 homes were burned down over the weekend Article, 2A Israel, Turkey agree on payment principles ANKARA, Turkey — In a step toward restoring ties, former allies Turkey and Israel agreed Monday on the “methods and principles” of working out compensation payments for the victims of a deadly 2010 Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, Turkey’s deputy prime minister said.

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A man carrying boxes of water walks on the remains of a wall that had collapsed onto a vehicle after an earthquake struck the county seat of Lushan in southwestern China's Sichuan province, Monday, April 22, 2013. Saturday's earthquake in Sichuan province killed at least 186 people, injured more than 11,000 and left nearly two dozen missing, mostly in the rural communities around Ya'an city, along the same seismic fault where a devastating quake to the north killed more than 90,000 people in Sichuan and neighboring areas five years ago in one of China's worst natural disasters. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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