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Posted: May 10, 2014 at 6:24 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I have nothing left for me to remember, so I brought these photos. My house was destroyed.” Fadia al-Ahmar, a Syrian woman who returned to her home Friday after rebels withdrew from Homs

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Putin in Crimea salutes its 'return'

People with the Donetsk republic flag stand atop a Ukrainian government forces armored personal carrier seized by pro-Russia insurgents during fighting in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Friday, May 9, 2014. In Ukraine's east, where pro-Russia insurgents have seized government buildings and fought with Ukrainian forces, fatal fighting broke out in the city of Mariupol.  Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said about 60 gunmen attacked the police station and were repelled in an operation that killed one policeman and about 20 people that he called “terrorists.”   (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea -- Presiding over a triumphant spectacle of warships and fighter jets, President Vladimir P... Read »

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Parents of ferry dead focus anger on Park

Family members holding the portraits of the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol, sit on a street near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 9, 2014. Family members marched to the presidential Blue House in Seoul early Friday calling for a meeting with President Park Geun-hye but ended up sitting on streets near the presidential palace after police officers blocked them. Park's office said a senior presidential official plans to meet them later Friday. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

SEOUL, South Korea -- Parents of high school students killed in the South Korean ferry disaster marched on the... Read »