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Anti-junta Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies at 85

YANGON, Myanmar – Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar’s longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, died Monday, He was 85. 460 more words


Biden heads to Ukraine after violence erupts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden is heading to Ukraine to meet with leaders of the turbulent country.

Biden’s visit comes a day after violence erupted in eastern Ukraine, despite an agreement last week aimed at easing tensions. 92 more words


Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster

KATMANDU, Nepal – Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain’s history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season, a mountaineering official said Monday. 180 more words


Well: Lifesaving Procedure With an Image Problem

Though donating bone marrow has become simpler and less painful, more like giving blood, perception has not caught up with reality, scaring off some potential donors. 48 more words


SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean President Park Geun-hye says the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed ‘unforgivable, murderous acts’ in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing. 93 more words


Roundup: Boston Finds Spark Early to Tie Series With Detroit

After a lackluster first game, the Bruins came back with a barrage of shots to level the series at one game each.

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Sports Briefing: Kuchar Rallies at RBC Heritage

Matt Kuchar overcame a four-stroke deficit to finally finish on top, when his chip-in on the 18th hole gave him a 64 and a one-stroke victory at the RBC Heritage on Hilton Head Island, S.C. 40 more words