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2 hrs ago |

Islamic militants claim this weeka s Nigeria blastDamaged buses are...

"We are in your city, but you don't know where we are," Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram terrorist network, says in a new video that threatens more attacks.


Related Topix: Nigeria, Africa, Explosion, Terrorism

4 hrs ago | ABC News

Famous Television Host in Pakistan Shot by Gunmen

Police in Pakistan say gunmen have shot a famous television talk show host amid a wave of attacks on journalists in the country.


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5 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News

Report: Iran's vice-president says row over heavy water nuclear reactor 'virtually resolved'

TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian state television is reporting that the Islamic Republic's vice-president is saying a dispute between world powers and the country over its heavy water reactor at Arak has been "virtually resolved."


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6 hrs ago | MyFoxAtlanta

Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Ukraine, Oso, WA

10 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald

France's presidency: 4 journalists held hostage in Syria since June freed

President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement he felt "immense relief" after learning of the release of Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres - all said to be in good health despite "very trying conditions" of their captivity.


Related Topix: Francois Hollande, Turkey, Middle East

14 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

Relatives of Chinese passengers on board the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 pray at a hotel conference room in Beijing, China, Friday, April 18, 2014.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Malaysia Travel, China, China Travel, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Travel, Beijing, China Travel

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Shooting death suspects 'dinosaurs'

Dissident republican suspects in the killing of one of their former commanders in Belfast are "dinosaurs trapped in the past", the city's Lord Mayor said.


Related Topix: United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Down County, Northern Ireland, Belfast County, Northern Ireland, Irish Republican Army, Sinn Fein

Captain of capsized South Korea ferry arrested as probe focuses on vessel's slow evacuation

The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, South Korea,

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


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,

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.


Related Topix: Europe, Ukraine,

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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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,