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Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels, Russia starts drill near border4/24/2014 9:49:22 PMSLAVIANSK, Ukraine/ST PETERSBURG, Russia - Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels on Thursday as they closed in on the separatists' military stronghold in the east and Russia launched army drills near the border in response, raising fears its troops would invade.Strong durable goods orders buoy growth outlook4/24/2014 8:33:01 PMWASHINGTON - Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose more than expected in March and a measure of business capital spending plans surged, bolstering views of an acceleration in growth in the second quarter.Israel suspends peace talks after Palestinian unity bid4/24/2014 9:25:21 PMJERUSALEM - Israel on Thursday suspended U.S.-sponsored peace talks with the Palestinians in response to President Mahmoud Abbas's unexpected unity pact with the rival Islamist Hamas group.GM posts lower profit after recall; core outlook on target4/24/2014 9:01:07 PMDETROIT - General Motors Co said on Thursday that first-quarter profit tumbled 88 percent after a massive recall due to defective ignition switches, but results still topped expectations on strong pricing for its redesigned pickup trucks in North America and improvement overseas.Apple's sales boom in communist Vietnam4/24/2014 8:28:31 PMHANOI - Communist Vietnam is suddenly Apple Inc's hottest market after sales there tripled in its fiscal first half, a growth rate five times faster than in India where it is spending heavily in a battle for market share.Obama reaffirms commitment to Japan on tour of Asia allies4/24/2014 5:42:21 PMTOKYO - U.S. President Barack Obama assured ally Japan on Thursday that Washington was committed to its defense, including of tiny isles at the heart of a row with China, but denied he had drawn any new "red line" and urged peaceful dialogue over the islands.Three Americans killed in Kabul hospital attack4/24/2014 9:54:11 PMKABUL - Three Americans were killed on Thursday when a security guard opened fire at a Kabul hospital funded by a U.S. Christian charity, the latest in a spate of attacks on foreign civilians in Afghanistan.Chemical weapons watchdog weighs chlorine attack probe in Syria: sources4/24/2014 8:12:05 PMAMSTERDAM - The head of the global chemical weapons watchdog overseeing the destruction of Syria's toxic stockpile is considering launching a fact-finding mission on his own initiative to investigate reports of chlorine gas attacks there, sources said.Apple's China success sets stage for iPhone 6, new products4/24/2014 5:52:52 PM - Strong sales of iPhones in China and emerging markets sets the stage for Apple Inc to reap even higher profits after it launches the next iPhone and other new products, analysts said.London's Gherkin skyscraper enters receivership4/24/2014 7:14:51 PMLONDON - London's landmark Gherkin office tower has been placed into receivership by its creditors, accountancy firm and joint receivers Deloitte said on Thursday, paving the way for a possible sale of the skyscraper.