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3 hrs ago | WMDT

Australia signals deeper search for Malaysian jet

CANBERRA, Australia - Australia may use more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper beneath the Indian Ocean in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet as the prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site would not spell the end of the search.

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Related Topix: Australia Travel, Travel, Pacific Travel, Malaysia, Asia Travel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Travel, Malaysia Travel, Australia, US Navy, US News, US Military

7 hrs ago | TwinCities

FBI investigates suspected serial child molester who killed himself in Minnesota

The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad for more than four decades before committing suicide last month in Minnesota.


Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Luverne, MN, Nicaragua, Central America,

11 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

New York AG seeks Airbnb's NYC sublet information

Most New York City rentals listed by the global website Airbnb appear to violate state law, according to the New York attorney general who's trying to subpoena information about nearly 16,000 so-called "hosts" renting apartments.


Related Topix: New York, North Yorkshire County, England, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, New York Government, Lower East Side (New York, NY)

15 hrs ago | National Public Radio

'Piles And Piles' Of Bodies In S. Sudan Slaughter

Gunmen who targeted both children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies - many of those in a mosque - in a provincial capital in South Sudan, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.


Related Topix: Africa, South Sudan

19 hrs ago | WKYC-TV Cleveland

Biden to Kiev: 'Fight cancer of corruption'

Vice President Joe Biden has been speaking in Ukraine on the second day of a trip where he is showing support to the nation's fledgling pro-Western government.


Related Topix: Ukraine

22 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Death count in South Korean ferry sinking tops 100, with nearly 200 still missing

Searchers and divers look for people believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry boat Sewol near the buoys which were installed to mark the vessel in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.


Related Topix: South Korea, Asia,

Mon Apr 21, 2014


Thousands line up to bid goodbye to Garcia Marquez

MEXICO CITY - The ashes of Gabriel Garcia Marquez arrived Monday at Mexico City's majestic Palace of Fine Arts to several minutes of thunderous applause from admirers paying tribute to the Colombian Nobel laureate, considered one of the greatest Spanish-language authors of all time.


Related Topix: Fine Arts, Arts, Mexico

Fox 23

Prosecutor to brief Guantanamo judge on FBI probe

A U.S. prosecutor is asking the judge in the 9/11 case for more time to look into whether an FBI investigation will affect the stalled war crimes trial at the Guantanamo naval prison in Cuba.


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

WKRC-AM Cincinnati

Russian and American military dolphins might face off this summer

According to a report from the Russian newspaper Izvestia, the United States Navy's marine mammal unit will be deployed to the Black Sea this summer, where American dolphins and sea lions could find themselves nose-to-nose with their Russian counterparts.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)


Parents: 234 girls kidnapped from Nigeria school

Some 234 girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week by Islamic extremists, significantly more than the 85 reported by education officials, parents told the state governor Monday.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, Africa, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Terrorism

The Macon Telegraph

Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 19 people

Iraqi security forces guard the main gate of a Shiite private college following a deadly suicide attack, in Baghdad's eastern neighborhood of Ur, Iraq, Sunday, April 20, 2014.


Related Topix: Iraq, Explosion

The Fresno Bee

Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension

In this Feb. 11, 2014 photo, visitors walk through a hall filled with yellow bulbs symbolizing massacre victims at Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall in Nanjing, in eastern China's Jiangsu province.


Related Topix: China,

Sun Apr 20, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Prosecutor says 4 ferry crewmembers detained

South Korean rescue team members on a boat sail to rescue missing passengers believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol near the buoys which were installed to mark the vessel in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014.


Related Topix: Asia, South Korea,


'Massive' attack targets al Qaeda in Yemen

An operation targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is under way in Abyan and Shabwa, Yemen, a high-level Yemeni government official who is being briefed on the strikes told CNN on Monday.


Related Topix: Yemen, Middle East, Terrorism

The China Post

Going nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat new eco-city

Pistachios are already a key ingredient in Turkish baklava, but the country may now have found a new way to exploit the nuts known as "green gold" - by using their shells to heat a new eco-city.


Related Topix: Turkey, Middle East

The New Zealand Herald

Malaysia Airlines jet makes emergency landing

A Malaysia Airlines flight heading to India with 166 people aboard made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday after it was forced to turn back when a tire burst upon takeoff, the airline said.


Related Topix: Malaysia, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft


8 killed in Finland parachutist plane accident

Det. Supt. Petri Kangas said three people survived the accident Sunday after they parachuted from the aircraft above Jamijarvi airfield, about 70 kilometers east of the southwestern town of Pori.


Related Topix: Europe, Finland,

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Mysterious fatal shooting in eastern Ukraine

Mystery surrounds a shooting incident on a country road in eastern Ukraine that left at least one person dead and ratcheted up tensions in the region, where pro-Russian groups have seized government buildings and set up roadblocks in defiance of authorities in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.


Related Topix: Russia, Asia, Prison, Ukraine,

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica where he delivered the Urbi et Orbi at the end of the Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square at the the Vatican Sunday, April 20, 2014.


Related Topix: Terrorism, Nigeria, Africa, Pope Benedict XVI, Religion, Orthodox Church

Weekday Magazine

Abdullah Leading In Afghan Presidential Vote Count

Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah is holding an 11-point lead in the latest results from Afghanistan's presidential election released by the Independent Election Commission.

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Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan