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Ukraine: Calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded the southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people.

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Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

KIEV, Ukraine -- Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. The Ukrainian president called the blitz a terrorist attack and NATO and the U.S. demanded that Russia stop supporting the rebels.

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Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

DAKAR, Senegal -- A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. Families in Liberia are no longer required to cremate the remains of loved ones to halt the spread of the virulent disease.

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Preservationists fight to save Haiti's gingerbread homes

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- It wasn't until the 2010 earthquake devastated Haiti's capital that many people even realized that dozens of the city's grandest old buildings were still standing -- its quirky and ornate "gingerbread houses" with their fancy latticework, turrets and spires.

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70 years after Auschwitz liberation, a survivor remembers

JERUSALEM -- Marta Wise was ill and emaciated when she heard the distant sound of soldiers marching toward Auschwitz. The 10-year-old Slovakian Jew assumed it was German troops coming to get her but once she saw the red stars on their uniforms she realized they were Russian. Her nightmare was over. She was liberated.

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City that sparked Venezuela protests braces for unrest

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela -- The young men move furtively among the would-be shoppers queued outside a supermarket, passing out pamphlets calling for the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro, whose socialist policies they blame for leaving store shelves barren and Venezuela's economy in shambles.

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