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2 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Algeria says ailing president Bouteflika wins in landslide; opposition cries foul, cites fraud

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term in office with a landslide 81 per cent of the vote, according to preliminary figures announced Friday by the Algerian government.


Related Topix: Algeria, Africa, Abdelaziz Bouteflika

6 hrs ago | WBTV

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Geology, Science, Mexico,

6 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald

Pro-Russian insurgents in occupied buildings demand interim Ukrainian govt resigns

A masked pro-Russian activist looks through a window of the regional administration building seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Friday.

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Related Topix: Europe, Ukraine,

9 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Chinese Trade Group To Mediate Shoe Factory Strike

A Chinese government trade union says it will mediate a labor dispute in which tens of thousands of workers have joined a massive strike against the world's largest shoemaker.


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12 hrs ago | ABC News

Transcript of Conversation Between Ferry, Shore

Following is the transcript released by the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries of the conversation between Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center on Jeju Island and The Sewol, the ferry that sank on Wednesday.


Related Topix: South Korea,

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Sub scouring ocean for Malaysian jet as analysis of data from previous trips turns up nothing

A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast, as data from the sub's previous missions turned up no evidence of the plane.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, Malaysia,

Norwalk Citizen News

Gov't: Case against a Blackwater guard in jeopardy

The government says its criminal case against a former Blackwater security guard is in jeopardy as a June 11 trial looms on charges stemming from the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens in an incident in Baghdad nearly seven years ago.


Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq,


Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again

11 terrorist attack and four co-defendants veered off track again Thursday as a pretrial hearing ended with new obstacles that threaten to further derail the case before a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay.


Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, Cuba, Panama City, FL


Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.


Related Topix: Travel, South Korea Travel, Asia Travel, South Korea, Asia, Education Etc.,

The Montreal Gazette

Putin hopes he won't have to send troops to Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked uniforms who had overtaken Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula before its annexation by Moscow were Russian soldiers.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Prison


Nigeria: Fate of 100+ abducted girls unknown

The fate of more than 100 girls and young women abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied a report from Nigeria's military that almost all the students were free.


Related Topix: Nigeria, Africa, Education Etc.


Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return

This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Life, Holidays, Passover, China,

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Wausau Daily Herald

Feds say drug kingpin targeted prosecutors in Del.

A DEA a??trapa? vehicle before it was loaded onto an Air National Guard C-17 at New Castle Airport as part of a DEA operation to track a cocaine network to its source.


Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Drug Enforcement Administration, Mexico,


Report: Ebola virus in Guinea is a new strain, not imported from other African countries

The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain - evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.


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Rescuers face 'nightmarish' obstacles in South Korean shipwreck

It began as a routine ocean passage on calm seas. Passengers bound for a resort island were just stirring, some eating breakfast.


Related Topix: South Korea, Asia, Boat Disaster, Education Etc., US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster

North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair.


Related Topix: Asia, North Korea, Kim Jong Un

The Toronto Star

NATO increases military moves to counter Russia

NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine , the alliance's chief said Wednesday.


Related Topix: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Nanaimo Daily News

Israeli police enter holy site in Jerusalem to disperse Palestinian rioters

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Palestinian rioters hurled stones and firecrackers on Wednesday from atop the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Religion, Judaism

The Macon Telegraph

Royal couple arrive in Sydney for Down Under tour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge landed in Sydney after wrapping up a 10-day trip around New Zealand.

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Related Topix: Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Sydney, Australia Travel, Prince William, World News

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WAVE-TV Louisville

2 dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast

Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring 14, officials said.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, South Korea, Asia, Education Etc.,