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Pro-Russian Forces Work on Consolidating Power

An Orthodox priest in Donetsk, Ukraine, blessed pro-Russian activists on Saturday who are part of the city0s occupying force.

In Cold War Echo, Obama Strategy Writes Off Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday.

Breaking Proud Tradition, Captains Flee and Others Go Down With the Ship

A sketch of the capsized ferry stood near relatives waiting for missing passengers in South Korea.

Covert Inquiry by F.B.I. Rattles 9/11 Tribunals

The F.B.I.0s inquiry became the focus of the pretrial hearings at Guant0namo this week, after the contractor who was visited by the F.B.I. disclosed it to the defense team.

News Analysis: Torment on the Stand, but Is It an Act?

Oscar Pistorius reacting to testimony given at his murder trial on April 7.

The Lede: Turkish Women Use Twitter to Fight Sexual Harassment

Thousands of Turkish women have taken part in a Twitter campaign to voice outrage at men who invade their space by spreading their legs while sitting next to them on buses and trains.

Held in Syria, 4 Journalists Are Released

After 10 months in captivity in Syria, the French journalists were released on the Turkish-Syrian border on Friday.

Ferry Pilot Was Negotiating Perilous Waterway for First Time, Prosecutors Say

A 26-year-old third mate was steering a South Korean ferry through a notoriously treacherous waterway for the first time when it tilted and sank, prosecutors said on Saturday.

Forget the Car. In Slovakian Lottery, Real Prize Goes to Tax Man.

Jozef Lazarcik, left, won a car after registering only nine receipts with Slovakia0s new tax lottery.

Deadliest Day: Sherpas Bear Everest0s Risks

Mount Everest in 2009. An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday, killing guides.0

Deadly Clash Reported on Border of China and Vietnam

Seven people died during the gunfight Friday, which began after migrants grabbed one or more assault rifles from the guards and began firing, the reports said.

Sinosphere Blog: Chinese Court Sentences 4 Activists to Jail

Police officers outside the courthouse in Beijing on Apr. 8 during Ding Jiaxi's trial.

Sinosphere Blog: Prominent Scientist Welcomes Soil Pollution Report

Chimneys from a state-owned lead smelter and foundry alongside agricultural fields in Anhui Province. The sign warns against constructing residential buildings within 800 meters.

Italian Bank Proposes Increased Stock Offering

The headquarters of Monte dei Paschi in Siena, Italy. The bank, Italy0s third largest, must begin repaying a European bailout.

Snowden Defends Query to Putin on Surveillance

Edward J. Snowden insisted that he had been trying to hold Russia0s government to account over its surveillance practices, as he did with the Obama administration.

U.S. Plans Military Drills in Eastern Europe

The moves in Poland and Estonia are part of a broader effort to strengthen NATO0s air, sea and land presence in the region in response to Russia0s military actions in and near Ukraine.

U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense has identified 2,302 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations.

In Pistorius Trial, Critics See a Justice System Favoring the Rich and Famous

Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial on Thursday in Pretoria, South Africa. He was granted bail last year on lenient conditions.

World Briefing: Algerian President Wins a Fourth Term

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

World Briefing: Viral Disease Spreads to Southeast Asia

The viral disease known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has reached Asia, according to reports from Malaysia and the Philippines.

Paper Shows U.S.-Flagged Plane in Iran Has Ties to Ghana

The ownership ties between a Utah bank and a Ghanaian company raise questions about the role of sanctions.

Ex-Marine Held in Iran Asks Official for Help

Amir Hekmati, an American incarcerated in Iran since August 2011, recently wrote to its foreign minister seeking help in gaining his release.

World Briefing: Obama Signs Bill That Bars Iran0s Envoy

President Obama signed a bill into law on Friday that would prohibit anyone who has engaged in espionage or terrorism against the United States from obtaining a visa to enter the country as a representative to the United Nations.

Memo From Berlin: Twin Shocks Shake Foundation of German Power

Prime Minister Arseniy P. Yatsenyuk of Ukraine, left, with the German foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, last month.

Powerful Earthquake Rattles Mexico, Shaking Buildings

People evacuated buildings after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake shook Mexico City on Friday.

The Lede: Snowden Defends His Part in Putin Forum

One day after he took part in a stage-managed forum with President Vladimir Putin on Russian state television, the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden defended his participation.

World Briefing: Program to Destroy Syria0s Chemical Weapons Is 75% Complete, Group Says

An official from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Syria might not finish the job by a revised deadline of April 27, but might do so soon after.

Chinese Official Urges Russia and Central Asian Allies to Control Internet

Guo Shengkun, China0s minister of public security, said that Russia and Central Asian countries must prevent 0external forces0 from trying to overthrow governments and provoke revolutions.

Russian Opposition Figure Faces Accusations of Libel

Aleksei A. Navalny, Russia0s most prominent opposition leader, is accused of calling a Moscow politician a 0drug addict,0 a charge he denies.

India Ink: Image of the Day: April 18

A procession in Kolkata, West Bengal, to mark the occasion of Good Friday.

Japan Plans to Resume Whaling Program, With Changes to Address Court Concerns

A Japanese whaling vessel. Earlier this month, Japan canceled this year0s hunt after a ruling by the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

Sinosphere Blog: Scandal Downs Chairman of a Top Chinese State Company

The downfall of Song Lin, former head of China Resources, has the trappings of a late-night drama, including accusations of illicit riches, extramarital sex and pictures taken in a bedroom.

Off the Charts: Most G-7 Nations Still Trying to Recoup Lost Jobs

Of all the major industrialized countries, only Germany and Japan have managed to return to their 2007 employment levels.

Built on Brotherhood, Club Lives Up to Name

Tudorel Mihailescu, the team's 47-year-old goalkeeper, has a left arm that does not extend beyond the elbow. 0I always dreamed of being a goalkeeper,0 he said.

The Saturday Profile: Nationalist Leader in Scotland Wagers Career on Independence Vote

"There0s a hysteria of potential loss of possession impinging on the minds of the British establishment," Mr. Salmond said.

India Ink: A Fractured Vote in Old Delhi Market

Chandni Chowk is one among the seven constituencies in the nation0s capital that make up the state of Delhi, which is seen as a potential bellwether for the national elections.

India Ink: India Election Digest: April 18

An official marking the thumb of a voter with indelible election ink at a polling station in Bangalore, India, on Thursday.

The Lede: Video of Snowden Asking Putin About Surveillance

Edward Snowden's appearance, via video message, on Russian state television on Thursday.

Gabriel Garc0a M0rquez, Conjurer of Literary Magic, Dies at 87

Mr. Garc0a M0rquez, a Colombian who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, wrote fiction rooted in a mythical Latin American landscape of his own creation.

Lens Blog: Witness to History, Searching for Dignity

Rwandans fled with all they could carry in the midst of the panic of genocide and civil war, toward refugee camps in Zaire, Tanzania and Burundi.

At War Blog: Days of Tea and Honey: Memories of a Quiet Iraq

A summer sand storm in the Iraqi province of Nineveh.

Lens Blog: Photos That Cross Borders and Challenge Perceptions

Marisol, in flowered shirt, enjoying an outing with her mother,0Andr0s and all of her sisters and their families. They attended a public dance featuring Mexican bands. Because of financial constraints, Marisol and0Andr0s rarely go out. Texas. 2011.