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28 min ago | The Fresno Bee

Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested

Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Boat Disaster,

4 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

Vow to move on Ukraine pact meets defiance

Two days after an international pact was brokered with the stated goal of easing tensions in Ukraine, the major players met again in Kiev to hash out plans to push it along, but ended their meeting offering little indication of progress.


Related Topix: Marijuana, World News, Russia, Vladimir Putin, Autos

7 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Gunmen kidnap two Pakistani U.N. staff members from Karachi

Supporters of Pakistan's former president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf shout slogans during their leader's telephonic address outside his farmhouse, Friday, April 18, 2014 in Islamabad, Pakistan.


Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf,

11 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

Avalanche sweeps Everest, killing 12

An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.


Related Topix: Avalanche, Nepal, World News

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Common Dreams

Inside Attacks, American-Style

Staff Sgt. John Robertson waits in a parking lot outside of the Fort Hood military base for updates on April 2, 2014.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Hood, Fort Hood, TX, World News, Afghanistan, US News, Liberal Political News

Brandon Sun

White House focuses Obama's Asia trip on economics, but regional security also an issue

The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region, but regional security concerns are likely to be pushed higher on the president's agenda because of the tense situation between Russia and Ukraine.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, North Korea, World News

Thurrock Gazette

Russia launches Arctic oil shipment

The first ever shipment of oil from offshore Arctic waters to Europe has been launched, in a "defining moment" for the region, according to Greenpeace.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, Vladimir Putin

Stars and Stripes

Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades

Maulana Abdul Aziz, left, head cleric of a Pakistani seminary, talks to a visitor in a library named after slain al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Islamabad, Pakistan.


Related Topix: Pakistan, Osama bin Laden,

The New Zealand Herald

Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike

Chinese police hauled away dozens of workers Friday to break up a march on a factory complex targeted by tens of thousands of laborers striking against the world's largest maker of athletic shoes, while a government trade union said it would mediate the labor dispute.


Related Topix: World News, China, Social Security, Personal Finance

Rescuers rush to reach hundreds in SKorean ferry

Danwon High School students hold papers with messages such as "come back," "miss you," "love you" and "don't loose your hope" for their friends who are missing after Wednesday's ferry disaster at the school yard in Ansan, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Boat Disaster, South Korea, World News,


Ukraine protesters defiant despite pact

The self-declared leader of pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk city Friday defied an international deal for protesters to vacate seized buildings and lay down their arms.


Related Topix: Russia, World News

Greenwich Citizen

Taliban inmates break out of Afghan prison

An official says three Taliban insurgents escaped from a prison in northern Afghanistan using weapons smuggled into the facility in a jailbreak that killed three police guards.


Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News

Thu Apr 17, 2014

6 Nepalese guides dead, 9 missing in Mount Everest avalanche

An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine more missing, officials said.


Related Topix: Avalanche, Nepal, World News

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Russian state media claim AP skews Putin coverage

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a televised call-in show with the nation in Moscow, Thursday, April 17, 2014.


Related Topix: Russia, World News, Vladimir Putin

ABC News

UN Security Council Meets on Rights in North Korea

The head of the commission of inquiry that accused North Korea of crimes against humanity told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it must take action against "a totalitarian state without parallel in the contemporary world."


Related Topix: North Korea, World News

Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferrySouth Korean Coast...

South Korean Coast Guard officers try to rescue missing passengers from a sunken ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Education Etc.

ABC News

China Says Man Attacked Checkpoint in Xinjiang

China says police killed a youth who attacked a checkpoint in the restive northwestern Xinjiang region, contradicting allegations he was gunned down after running a red light.


Related Topix: China, World News,


India struggles with rebel threats during election

Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where leftist rebels threatened violence over the plight of India's marginalized and poor.


Related Topix: World News, India, Manmohan Singh

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

China factories face new challenge as growth slows

As China's growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low cost producer is no longer enough to prosper.


Related Topix: World News, China,

Cape Breton Post

Chinese auto brands losing ground to aggressive global rivals

China's automakers are the underdogs heading into next week's Beijing auto show, where foreign and domestic brands will jostle for attention in a market that is increasingly difficult for homegrown models.


Related Topix: World News, China, Chevrolet Cruze, Sedan, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Coupe, Wagon, Cadillac CTS