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Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

MOSCOW (AP) -- The founder of Russia's leading social media network - a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg - has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership....

Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

MOSCOW (AP) -- The founder of Russia's leading social media network - a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg - has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership....

Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side....

UN seeks probe of alleged chlorine gas in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council called for an investigation Wednesday into reports of alleged chlorine gas use in some Syrian towns, causing deaths and injuries....

New social networks connect cooks and diners

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- If the latest development in culinary social media catches on, the trendiest restaurants may no longer be restaurants....

Turkey calls WWI Armenian killings 'shared pain'

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday offered an unprecedented, conciliatory message to Armenians on the eve of the anniversary of the massacre of Armenians almost a century ago....

Shakespeare's Globe taking 'Hamlet' to 200 nations

LONDON (AP) -- Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world....

Train derails in Congo, dozens dead

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Officials in Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country's southeast, killing at least 30 people....

SKorean city full of grief prepares for more

ANSAN, South Korea (AP) -- The altar of the memorial is a wall of white and yellow flowers and greens, surrounding photos of 47 students and teachers whose bodies have been identified after being recovered from the ferry Sewol. There is room for many, many more pictures....

France unveils plan to fight jihadist threat

PARIS (AP) -- France is cracking down on youth who leave their homes to fight with Islamist radicals in Syria's civil war....