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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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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.
6 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
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.
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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.
10 hrs ago | KMIZ
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.
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.
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a televised call-in show with the nation in Moscow, Thursday, April 17, 2014.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair.