Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a televised call-in show with the nation in Moscow, Thursday, April 17, 2014. President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked uniforms who had overtaken Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula before its annexation by Moscow were Russian soldiers. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)
Russian state media claim AP skews Putin coverageRussian state news media complain about what they call skewed Putin coverage by AP
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Thugs with machetes attack Nigerian party congressMachete-wielding thugs attack opposition party congress in Nigeria, dozens wounded
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In this pool photo of a Pentagon-approved sketch by court artist Janet Hamlin, defendants speak with their defense lawyers during a break in pretrial hearings at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba, Monday, April 14, 2014. From right to left are Mustafa al Hawsawi, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, Ramzi bin al Shibh, and Khalid Sheikh Mohammad sitting on the floor with Walid bin Attash sitting on a chair. A lawyer for one of five defendants in the Sept. 11 war crimes tribunal said Monday that FBI agents questioned a member of his defense team, apparently in an investigation related to the handling of evidence, a revelation that brought an abrupt halt to proceedings. (AP Photo/Janet Hamlin, Pool)
Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track againPretrial hearing in 9/11 case at Guantanamo ends amid uncertainty over FBI probe of defense
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French military frees 5 aid workers in N MaliPresidents: French military sweep in northern Mali frees 5 aid workers kidnapped in February
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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan walks outside his office in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Turkey's parliament looks set to pass a bill that increases the powers and immunities of the country's spy agency. It is the latest in a string of moves critics say is undermining democracy in the country that is a candidate to join the European Union. The bill, expected to be voted on Thursday, gives the National Intelligence Agency greater eavesdropping and operational powers and increases its immunities and abilities to keep tabs on citizens. Journalists publishing classified documents would face prison terms.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Turkey increases spy agency's powersTurkish parliament votes to increase spy agency's powers
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The Mount Tabor number 1 reservoir in Portland, Ore., is seen in a June 20, 2011 photo.  Portland officials said Wednesday, April 16, 2014 that they are flushing away millions of gallons of treated water for the second time in less than three years because someone urinated into a city reservoir. In June 2011, the city drained a 7.5 million-gallon reservoir at Mount Tabor in southeast Portland. This time, 38 million gallons from a different reservoir at the same location will be discarded after a 19-year-old was videotaped in the act  (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Benjamin Brink)
Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teenBig Flush II: Teen cited for urinating in city water; Portland to drain 38 million gallons
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