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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

4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago |

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.

16 hrs ago | 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,

18 hrs ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

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

21 hrs ago | 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,

23 hrs ago | 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

Wed Apr 16, 2014

CBC News

'They could have been rescued': Nearly 300 missing after ferry sinks

A family member of a missing passenger who was on the South Korean ferry Sewol, which sank in the sea off Jindo, cries as she waits for a rescue team's arrival at a port where family members of missing passengers gathered in Jindo on Wednesday.


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

Air Force Times

Afghanistan election results increase chance U.S. will stay

Afghan election workers carry ballot boxes and election materials on donkeys to deliver to polling stations in Dara-e-Noor district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 4, in advance of elections that took place the next day.

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Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan,


Co-Creator of Russia's 'Homosexual Propaganda' Law Wants to Ban Gay Bars

One of Russia's lawmakers who helped create the infamous "homosexual propaganda" bill, which was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin last summer, is now urging for all gay clubs and LGBT social media pages to be banned, Gay Star News reports.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, World News, Russia, Vladimir Putin,

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Shipwreck: Passengers 'forced to stay put'

Passengers aboard a sinking South Korean ferry faced a terrifying choice as the vessel rolled: obey commands barked over loudspeakers to stay in place, or don life vests and jump into the chilly ocean water.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Boat Disaster, US Military, US Navy, 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: North Korea, World News, Kim Jong Un


Theories on how a South Korean passenger ferry suddenly sank

Rescue crews attempt to save passengers from the Sewol, a South Korean ferry ship, as it sinks in the Yellow Sea on Wednesday, April 16. Of the 459 people on board, 325 were students from a Seoul high school on their way to a resort island called Jeju.


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

Greenwich Citizen

Afghan policeman shoots, wounds female lawmaker

An Afghan policeman has opened fire and wounded a female lawmaker in the country's capital, Kabul, during what authorities described as a "dispute" between the two.


Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News,

ABC News

UK Lawmakers Slam Lax Security in Taliban Attack

British lawmakers said Wednesday that U.K. commanders' complacency and inadequate security were partly to blame for the failure to stop a Taliban attack on a U.S-British base in Afghanistan that killed two U.S. Marines.


Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News, US Military, US Marine Corps, Prince Harry

Gunbattles erupt as Ukraine 'repels attack'

IN THE first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces yesterday said they clashed with about 30 armed gunmen at a small airport.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Russia, Oleksandr Turchynov,

2 dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coastSouth Korean rescue...

South Korean rescue helicopters fly over a South Korean passenger ship, trying to rescue passengers from the ship in water off the southern coast in South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014.


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

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, World News, Education Etc.,

CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

Rescue operation underway after South Korean passenger ship sinks

A South Korean ship, with around 350 passengers on board, was sinking off the country's southwestern coast Tuesday night, CNN affiliate YTN has reported.


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