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Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation

Ukraine relaunched military operations against pro-Kremlin separatists late Tuesday, hours after US Vice President Joe Biden ended a two-day visit to Kiev in which he warned Russia over its actions in the former Soviet republic.

Pirates kidnap 3 on Singapore tanker off Malaysia

Armed pirates boarded a Singapore-managed oil tanker in the Strait of Malacca, kidnapping three Indonesian crew and stealing some of the vessel's shipment of diesel fuel, the International Maritime Bureau said.

US agrees to deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt

The United States said on Tuesday it will deliver 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt, relaxing a suspension of aid imposed after Egypt's armed forces ousted President Mohamed Mursi last year and cracked down violently on protesters.

Valeant, Ackman offer to buy Botox maker Allergan for $47 billion

Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said on Tuesday it and activist investor Bill Ackman made an unsolicited $47 billion bid to buy Botox maker Allergan Inc as it seeks to become one of the world's five biggest drug companies.

Pentagon scientists show off life-size 'Terminator' robot

The 6-foot-2-inch (187 centimeters) Atlas is one of the entrants in a contest designed to produce a man-like life-saver machine, the brainchild of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Obama’s Asia tour: Beyond geopolitical fad, it’s need of hour

President Barack Obama starts Tuesday a tour, to re-emphasize his Asia Pacific rebalance, which he was forced to abandon because of the government shutdown last fall. His first stop is Tokyo, which he has never visited as president, then Seoul, which he has visited four times.

Did Pistorius take acting lessons for trial?

A spokeswoman for Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday said suggestions that the Paralympian had taken acting lessons ahead of his emotional murder trial testimony were “totally devoid of any truth”.

Staff linked to Armstrong doping get long bans

Lance Armstrong's former cycling team manager Johan Bruyneel, doctor Pedro Celaya and trainer Jose "Pepe" Marti have all been handed long bans from sport for their involvement in doping, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Tuesday.

Missing Malaysian jet may have landed and not ended in ocean?

The probe into the mysterious disappearance of the Malaysian jet is now looking at the possibility that the plane may have landed somewhere as no debris has been found so far, a media report has said.

Syria calls prez vote, defying Assad's opponents

Syria announced on Monday a presidential election for June 3, preparing the ground for Bashar al-Assad to defy widespread opposition and extend his grip on power, days after he said the civil war was turning in his favour.

Cyclone curtails search for missing Malaysian plane

The aerial search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was suspended Tuesday due to a tropical cyclone, but not before several aircraft had departed on the mission, officials said.

Sri Lanka to deport British tourist over Buddha tattoo

A 35-year-old British woman faces deportation for sporting a Buddha tattoo in Buddhist-majority Sri Lanka. The tourist had an image of the Buddha seated on a lotus flower tattooed on her right arm.

Google says Happy Earth Day through a doodle!

Google is celebrating Earth Day, which is marked to raise awareness for our planet's environment, through animated doodles featuring six creatures from the animal planet.

Militant attacks in northwestern Pakistan, 8 killed

Officials say 2 militant attacks in northwestern Pakistan have killed 8 people, including 5 policemen. The police say the attacks took place on Tuesday morning on the outskirts of Peshawar city and in the neighboring district of Charsadda.

Boston Marathon men's champ says inspired by bomb victims

American runner Meb Keflezighi covered the race's hilly 26.2 miles (42.2 km)with a personal best time of two hours, eight minutes and 37 seconds, narrowly defeating Kenyan Wilson Chebet, 28, who nipped at his heels during the final miles.
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