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3 hrs ago | EDGE

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,

7 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | CNN

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,

15 hrs ago | 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,

17 hrs ago | 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

20 hrs ago |

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,

21 hrs ago |

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,

ABC News

US Declines to Name China a Currency Manipulator

The Obama administration is raising concern about the value of China's currency but is declining, as in recent years, to accuse Beijing of manipulating it.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News,

The Salinas Californian

Medal of Honor recipient risked all for comrades

The voice from a distant mountain ambush in Afghanistan left U.S. commanders glued to their radios in 2007.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Charlotte

Nanaimo Daily News

Women's media group names courage award after AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus

A women's media group has created a new award for courage honouring Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan, the group announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News, Arts, Photography

WTEN-TV Albany

Norway restores, donates 1927 silent film to China

Norway donated a restored Chinese silent film from the 1920s to China's national film archive on Tuesday, despite a prolonged diplomatic chill between the countries over the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.


Related Topix: China, World News, Libraries

Blackpool Citizen

Barber challenged over Kim poster

Barber Karim Nabbach standing next to a poster poking fun at North Korean leader Kim Jong-un unusual hairstyle, as North Korean officials visited the salon over the display of their leader's poster in the salon's window.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, United Kingdom Travel

The Washington Post

India high court recognizes 'third gender'

In this photograph taken on October 3, 2013, Indians attend a seminar for the transgender community in Mumbai.


Related Topix: World News, India, Transgender, Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, US News

National Public Radio

Gunmen Kidnap Afghan Deputy Minister In Kabul

At least five gunmen pulled Ahmad Shah Wahid from his car in northern Kabul as he was on his way to work on Tuesday morning.


Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News,

Mon Apr 14, 2014

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Top US Spy: Intel Cooperation with Pakistan - On the Upswing'

The strained spy relationship between Pakistan and the U.S. is "of lateon the upswing," according to America's top intelligence official.


Related Topix: James R. Clapper, University of Georgia, World News, Afghanistan, Terrorism, Pakistan,

WTOP-FM Washington

Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak

Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine and Putin denying that Moscow was interfering in the region.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Vladimir Putin, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

KVOR-AM Colorado Springs

Deadline for Ukrainian Protesters Expires, but No Crackdown

The deadline for protesters in the eastern part of Ukraine to put down their weapons and leave occupied buildings has come and gone, but the "anti-terrorist operation" vowed by Ukraine's acting president has yet to materialize.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Ukraine, Prison,