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3 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

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: World News, Russia, Prison, Ukraine,

7 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Abdullah strengthens Afghan poll lead to 11 points: officials

Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah is leading Ashraf Ghani in Afghanistan's presidential election by 11 percentage points after half of the ballots were counted, officials said Sunday, with a run-off vote likely next month.


Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News

8 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

GM boosting China production capacity to 5 million

Speaking at the Beijing auto show, David Amman said the company also expects sales of its Cadillac luxury cars to double to 100,000 next year.


Related Topix: China, World News

9 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Youngest winner on Japan women's tour at age 15

Japanese 15-year-old Minami Katsu became the youngest winner in the history of the Japan LPGA tour by shooting a 4-under 68 on Sunday to take out the Vantelin Ladies Open.


Related Topix: Japan, World News

13 hrs ago | Gujarat Global

Lioness that killed the labourer caged

Congress President Sonia Gandhi will campaign in Gujarat on April 24 while party vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be in the state on April 26. Admiral RK Dhowan has taken over as the 22nd Chief of Naval Staff of Independent India.


Related Topix: India, World News

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

A weeping relative of a missing passenger aboard the sunken ferry Sewol struggles with a policeman as he tries to march toward the presidential house to protest the government's rescue operation at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014.


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


Father hugs daughter rescued from sinking ferry, South Korea

The grief of any parent who loses a child is unimaginable. But that pain is amplified now in South Korea, due to the uncertainty over the fate of hundreds -- many of them children on a school field trip -- on a sunken ferry and how this east Asian nation's culture copes with such heartache.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Suicide

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,

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

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,

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