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1 hr ago | KTRE-TV Lufkin

Amid Russia warning, Ukraine is in a security bind

Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances that opened the war with Georgia in 2008.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Terrorism

5 hrs ago |

Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attention and resources elsewhere.


Related Topix: World News, Japan, US Politics, Barack Obama

5 hrs ago | KPLR-11

South Korean authorities search ferry owner's offices as probe widens

South Korean authorities searched the offices of the company that owns the sunken ferry Sewol on Wednesday, prosecutors confirmed to CNN, broadening a criminal investigation that has already ensnared 11 members of the ill-fated ship's crew.


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

8 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

Pakistani journalists protest for their colleague Hamid Mir, who was shot and injured by gunmen in Karachi on Saturday, Monday, April 21, 2014 in Islamabad, Pakistan.


Related Topix: World News, Pakistan,

10 hrs ago | Asbury Park Press

Officials: Taliban kill 5 Afghan police officers

Officials in Afghanistan say five police officers have been killed in a Taliban attack on a checkpoint in the country's volatile south.


Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News

14 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

"He - A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. With more than 40 years' experience at sea, Lee could speak with eloquence about the romance and danger of a life spent on ships.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News,

16 hrs ago | The Montreal Gazette

Afghan commemoration cloaked in secrecy with two weeks left to go

A Royal Proclamation, a moment of silence in schools, and the heavy beating of helicopter rotors over Parliament Hill are slated for May 9, but the Harper's government attempt to turn commemoration of the Afghan mission into a national event is facing delays, confusion and the sting of politics.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Stephen Harper, North America, Canada, Life, Veteran Affairs

Tue Apr 22, 2014

News Times

The confirmed death toll from the South Korean ferry disaster rose to 135 Wednesday, but there were many more bodies left to be retrieved as divers swam through tight, dark rooms and passageways to search for nearly 170 people still missing.


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

The Item

Militant attacks in northwestern Pakistan kill 8

In one of the attacks, gunmen ambushed a police patrol on the outskirts of the city of Peshawar, killing five policemen and a civilian, said police officer Fazal Wahid.


Related Topix: Pakistan,

The Daily Tribune

Sherpa: Most plan to boycott Everest for season

Most Sherpa mountain guides have decided to leave Mount Everest in a walkout certain to disrupt a climbing season that was already marked by grief over the lives lost last week in Everest's deadliest disaster.


Related Topix: Nepal, World News, Avalanche

The Olympian

Profiles of some of SKorean ferry's dead, missing

In this Saturday, April 19, 2014 file photo, a portrait of Lee Seok-joon, one of missing passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol, is shown by his father Lee Byung-soo during an interview at a gymnasium in Jindo, South Korea.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News,

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Biden to Ukraine: We'll support you

As the crisis in Ukraine shows no signs of easing, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden promised support for Ukraine and stressed that the United States won't recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Russia, Oleksandr Turchynov,

Hillingdon Times

Buddha tattoo sees Briton deported

Sri Lankan police said Naomi Michelle Coleman, 37, was arrested at Bandaranaike International Airport in the capital, Colombo, after she arrived from India.


Related Topix: Sri Lanka, World News

Even as they're branded 'murderous,' stories of South Korean ferry crew's bravery emerge

The city's overheated real estate market has seen many older homes and buildings plowed down by bulldozers.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Park Geun-hye

ABC News

Obama Visit to Asia Seen as Counterweight to China

President Barack Obama's travels through Asia in coming days aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth.


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

Prince George Citizen

Afghan campaign worker shot dead outside his home; Taliban deny attack

A prominent campaign worker in Afghanistan's presidential election was shot dead outside his home in the country's east, officials said Tuesday.


Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News

Mon Apr 21, 2014


U.S. force in Afghanistan may be cut to less than 10,000 troops

The number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 - the minimum demanded by the U.S. military to train Afghan forces - as the longest war in American history winds down, Obama administration officials briefed on the matter say, Reuters reported.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Terrorism, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US Military, US Air Force


China Begins to Arm Police Force

A quarter of the police in Shanghai began carrying guns during routine patrols for the first time this week as part of a China-wide boost in police firepower following a deadly mass knifing blamed on Xinjiang separatists.


Related Topix: China, World News

Daily Mail

Utah boy accidentally shot and killed by his sister

'It was my dream to win for the people of Boston': American man wins city's marathon for the first time in THREE DECADES while wearing bombing victims' names, just a year after tragedy hit EXCLUSIVE - The killer smirk that says I'm free: Ronald Reagan shooter John Hinckley pictured for first time after winning fight to be released for 17 days a ... (more)


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Utah, Family, Parenting, North Korea, World News

Northern Michigan News

David Baldacci hits 'The Target' with new thriller

In David Baldacci's latest thriller, "The Target," master assassins Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel, are supposedly given a clean slate by the government on the condition that they take an assignment that is - in reality - a suicide mission.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News