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1 hr ago | KXXV-TV Waco

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

5 hrs ago | KEPR CBS 19

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.,

9 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | WBTV

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.

14 hrs ago | KIII

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.

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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.


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.,

WMC-TV Memphis

Reports: Ferry with 471 people sinking off SKorea

A government office says a South Korean passenger ship carrying about 470 people has sent a distress call off the southern coast after it began leaning to one side.


Related Topix: South Korea,

National Public Radio

New York Judge: Jurors Can Hear Imam Praise 9/11

An Egyptian Islamic preacher's statements that "everybody was happy" when the World Trade Center was hit by airplanes can be heard by a jury sitting just blocks from the site of the Sept.


Related Topix: Yemen, Middle East, Terrorism

The New Zealand Herald

Islamists abduct 100 schoolgirls in Nigeria

Nigerian children play football in a UNHCR refugee camp of Minawao. Many fled there after continued fighting between Boko Haram and government forces.


Related Topix: Nigeria, Africa, Goodluck Jonathan, Terrorism

Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

The prime minister of the Hamas -ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday praised a shooting that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife and son as they drove through the West Bank the previous evening en route to a Seder, the traditional Passover meal that starts the weeklong Jewish holiday.


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

El Paso Times

Kelela: An R&B star-to-be rises in L.A.

Her futuristic love songs feel like high-def screen grabs of latent passion, micro-tonal desire and other in-the-middle emotions that the English language can't quite articulate.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Kanye West, Hip-Hop, Africa, Ethiopia, Andrews, TX

The Fresno Bee

Ukraine leader announces anti-terror move in east

In this photo taken on Monday, April 14, 2014, Ukrainian soldiers sit on top of military vehicles parked in a field about 70 kilometers from the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk, where the Ukrainian regional administration building was seized by pro-Russian activists.

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Related Topix: Russia, Asia, Ukraine,

CBC News

Gunmen abduct Afghan deputy minister from his car

Ahmad Shah Wahid, Afghanistan's deputy public works minister, was abducted by gunmen from his car in Kabul on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan,