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  • Libyan kidnappers of Tunisian diplomat demand Islamists' release: Tunisia

    TUNIS (Reuters) - Militants who kidnapped a Tunisian diplomat in Tripoli on Thursday have demanded the release of Islamist militants detained in Tunisia, its foreign minister said.
  • Obama looks to salvage Asia 'pivot' as allies fret about China

    (The last paragraph of this April 16 story has been corrected to say Chuck Hagel is U.S. Defense Secretary) WASHINGTON/MANILA (Reuters) - When a Philippine government ship evaded a Chinese blockade in disputed waters of the South China Sea last month,...

    Parkland employee Joanne Hartranft retiring after 61 years

    Parkland employee Joanne Hartranft retiring after 61 years
    When Joanne Hartranft started as a secretary in Parkland High School in 1952, Harry S. Truman was president, the U.S. was fighting the Korean War and the Brooklyn Dodgers won the National League pennant. Sixty-one years later, Hartranft, now the...

    Syria presses offensive in Homs' Old City after talks break down

    Syria presses offensive in Homs' Old City after talks break down
    HOMS, Syria — The crackle of gunfire and the sound of shelling resounded in this central Syrian city Thursday as army troops pressed an offensive in the Old City after a breakdown in talks between the government and rebels. Homs, long at the heart...

    Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87; Nobel-winning writer was master of magical realism

     Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87; Nobel-winning writer was master of magical realism
    When Colonel Aureliano Buendía faced the firing squad, time slipped away, and his life became a dream. Before him rose the mythical town of Macondo and its retinue of gypsies and their pipes and kettle drums and magical inventions. Of course Buendía's...