Somali Lawmaker Killed by Car Bomb

by Voice of America on April 21, 2014

A member of Somalia's parliament has been killed by a car bomb in Mogadishu. Isak Mohamed Ibrahim was killed when a bomb concealed in his vehicle exploded in the capital's Hamar Weyne district. Another lawmaker, Mohamud Abdi, was wounded in the attack. The attack and casualties were confirmed by the Somali prime minister's office. The Somali militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack. The al-Qaida-linked group has lost much of its territory over...

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Biden Heading to Ukraine

by Voice of America on April 21, 2014

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is on his way to Ukraine for talks with the acting president and prime minister as the situation in east remains violent despite a deal aimed at easing the crisis. White House officials say Biden will discuss the international community's efforts to help Ukraine move forward on constitutional reform, and for what Obama administration officials say will be a free and fair presidential election on May 25.The talks will also focus on the situation in eastern...

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Expert: Renewables Add Billions to N.C. Energy Costs

April 21, 2014

RALEIGH – North Carolina consumers would have saved $4.2 billion since 2007 if mandates on electric power utilities to purchase expensive renewable energy had not driven costs well above the U.S. average, said a nationally recognized energy and envir…

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Syria Holding June 3 Presidential Vote

April 21, 2014

Candidates can begin registering Tuesday for Syria’s presidential election, which the country’s parliament speaker says will take place June 3.

The vote announced Monday will give President Bashar al-Assad the chance to win a third seven-year term in …

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Biden Heading to Ukraine

April 21, 2014

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is on his way to Ukraine for talks with the acting president and prime minister as the situation in east remains violent despite a deal aims at easing the crisis. White House officials say Biden will discuss the internatio…

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Gunmen Kill Philippine Mayor

April 21, 2014

Officials say suspected Communist guerrillas have shot dead a Philippine mayor.

Authorities say Mayor Carlito Pentecostes, of the northern town of Gonzaga, was presiding over a flag raising ceremony when at least 20 assailants stormed the town hall.

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Ukraine Looms Over Obama Trip to Asia

April 21, 2014

President Barack Obama’s trip to Asia this week comes as concerns about Beijing’s territorial ambitions are growing in the region. Those concerns have been compounded by Russia’s recent actions in Ukraine and the possibility that Chinese strategists mi…

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‘Exceptionally Lucky’ US Boy Survives Flight in Wheel Well

April 21, 2014

Officials said a 16-year-old boy from California is lucky to be alive after hiding in an airplane wheel well on a five-hour flight to the pacific island state of Hawaii.

A Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman said the boy ran away from home Sunda…

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Nepal’s Sherpas Consider Strike

April 21, 2014

The famed Sherpa guides of Nepal are considering a strike, following a massive avalanche on Mount Everest last week that killed 13 guides. The Sherpas are seeking better pay and welfare provisions. Three Sherpas were hospitalized after the avalanche F…

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Boat Capsize in India Kills Six

April 21, 2014

At least six people drowned and several others went missing after a boat ferrying at least 25 people capsized in India’s central Madhya Pradesh.
          
The boat was carrying around 25 passengers when this incident took place in Datia distr…

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