Oil Slick Not Tied to Flight 370, Preliminary Analysis Shows

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_a265113809.jpg (PERTH, Australia) -- The oil slick that Australian vessel Ocean Shield detected Sunday evening during its search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is not connected to the missing jetliner. A preliminary analysis of the sample "has confirmed that it is not aircraft engine oil or hydraulic fluid," Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Center (JACC), which is leading the search for the Boeing 777, said in a statement Thursday.

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Three Dead After Military Base Attack in Ukraine

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_3f547fea8b.jpgberean/Thinkstock (KIEV, Ukraine) -- Three militants were killed, 13 wounded and over 60 arrested when they attacked a military base in Ukraine overnight, the country's interior minister said. The incident happened in the coastal town of Mariupol in the southeast part of the country. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in a statement Thursday that a crowd of around 300 men, armed with Molotov cocktails, attacked the base late Wednesday but were repelled by the National Guard and police forces.

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What to Expect from Thursday’s Russia/Ukraine Talks

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_bca4374756.jpgState Department photo/ Public Domain (GENEVA) -- Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, have already spent at least 10 hours together in the past month, not to mention almost daily phone calls, trying to find a diplomatic solution to the Russian incursion in Ukraine. During that period, the region of Crimea has essentially been lost to Russia and pro-Russian militants have spread throughout the eastern part of the country, with little meaningful resistance from the Ukrainians.

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Prince William and Duchess Kate Bring Prince George to Australia

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_a2f0e86f93.jpgSamir Hussein/WireImage (SYDNEY) -- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Sydney Wednesday for the second half of their 19-day tour Down Under. Prince William and Duchess Kate treated local dignitaries to a royal first upon their arrival in Australia’s largest city, introducing them to their 8-month-old son, Prince George.

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Hundreds Missing After Ferry Sinks off South Korea's Coast

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_66ca0a52f9.jpgThe Republic of Korea Coast Guard via Getty Images (SEOUL, South Korea) -- Nearly 300 people are missing after a ferry carrying 462 passengers, many of them students, sank in cold waters off South Korea’s southern coast Wednesday. So far, four deaths have been reported with 164 people having been rescued. A female crew member and a male student are among the fatalities.

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