Object Washes Ashore; Connected to Flight 370?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_fced4d08d3.jpg (PERTH, Australia) -- An unidentified object washed ashore in Australia, and investigators are trying to determine if the object is related to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. According to a press release from Australian authorities, the item washed ashore near Augusta, on the country’s southwestern coastline. The news has been shared with Malaysia officials, who are overseeing the overall search efforts.

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Death Toll Mounts in South Korean Ferry Sinking

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_71b7cda93a.jpgJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images (SEOUL, South Korea) -- One week after a ferry sank off the coast of South Korea, the death toll continues to climb. As of Wednesday, at least 156 people have been confirmed dead with 146 others still missing. There are 174 known survivors, including all 12 of the ferry's crew. The updated death count comes as South Korean prosecutors are considering charges of accidental homicide against the captain, third mate and helmsman of the ferry, which sank last Wednesday.

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Ukraine: At Least 130 Russian Officers in Eastern Ukraine

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_0d5fe8a7f2.jpgGenya Savilov//AFP/Getty Images (KIEV, Ukraine) -- At least 130 members of the Russian intelligence service and military are leading uprising efforts in Eastern Ukraine, the director of Ukraine's national security service said Tuesday. In a Google Hangout sponsored by the Atlantic Council, security official Valentyn Nalyvaichenko explained there were as many as 30 special troops or officers of Russia's intelligence service, the GRU, working in the Slaviansk region, plus another 100 in Donetsk.

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US To Deliver Helicopters to Egypt, Clears Partial Military Assistance

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_d779e81131.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (CAIRO) -- The United States cleared Egypt to receive some military assistance, following a conversation Tuesday between Secretary of State John Kerry and Egyptian foreign minister Nabil Fahmy. The Obama administration approved the delivery of 10 Apache helicopters in support of Egypt's counterterrorism operations in Sinai, in hopes that it will help the country's government counter extremists threatening American, Egyptian, and Israeli security.

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American Journalist with Vice News Detained in Ukraine

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_de8673d002.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (SLOVIANSK, Ukraine) -- An American journalist has been reportedly detained by unidentified people in uniform in Eastern Ukraine. Simon Ostrovsky, a reporter with Vice News, was captured. Vyacheslav Ponomarev, the self-proclaimed "People's Mayor" of Sloviansk, announced the journalist's detention, according to media reports Tuesday from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

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