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at 08:42 on April 16, 2014, EDT.

Man accused of dropping backpack containing rice cooker near Boston Marathon to face a judge

BOSTON - A man who authorities say was taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

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at 08:38 on April 16, 2014, EDT.

Nearly 300 missing after South Korean ferry sinks; 4 dead, dozens injured

SEOUL, South Korea - A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.

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at 08:27 on April 16, 2014, EDT.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect seeks dismissal of some charges, easing of prison restrictions

BOSTON - Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect are headed to court Wednesday to ask a judge to dismiss some of the charges against him and to ease restrictions on him in prison.

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at 08:27 on April 16, 2014, EDT.

Combat vehicles in east Ukraine city fly Russian flags

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine - A column of armoured vehicles flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russia demonstrators Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes to re-establish control over restive eastern Ukraine.

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at 08:26 on April 16, 2014, EDT.

Robot sub makes 2nd dive to search for plane; Chinese families walk out on Malaysian govt

PERTH, Australia - As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person.

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at 08:26 on April 16, 2014, EDT.

Israeli police fire tear gas, disperse Palestinian rioters at Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM - Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday and fired tear gas to disperse a riot by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said.

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