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  • South Korean ferry accident death toll rises to 152; 150 still missing

    April 24, 2014 1:44 PM 17

    The official death toll for the now-sunken ferry off the coast of South Korea reached 152 on Wednesday. 150 people remain missing as divers continue an underwater search of the five-story vessel. 212 boats, 34 aircraft, and 550 personnel are involved in the operation. Coast Guard, Navy, and civilian divers searched the now sunken five-story vessel, retrieving

  • EU considers ban on Crimea bank transactions

    April 24, 2014 12:54 PM 16

    Last updated Thu 24 Apr 2014 The European Union may ban transactions with financial institutions in Crimea as part of its response to the annexation of the peninsula by Russia last month. EU leaders consider the takeover of Crimea by Russia as illegal and have asked the EU executive arm, the European Commission, to propose economic, trade and financial

  • Indiana cat missing 5 years reunited with owner

    April 24, 2014 12:42 PM 10

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 April 23, 2014 (FORT WAYNE, Ind.) -- A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip. WOWO-AM and WANE-TV report the 10-year-old cat named Charlie showed up at Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control on Monday. Workers there scanned the cat and discovered Charlie

  • Prince William bids farewell in only speech of Australia tour

    April 24, 2014 11:54 AM 19

    CANBERRA, Australia -- Prince William has bid farewell to Australia in the only speech of his national tour, revealing that his baby son George has become particularly fond of a toy native animal during the visit. Duke of Cambridge told a reception on Thursday at Australia's Parliament House in the national capital Canberra that he and his wife Kate "go away with wonderful

  • Ukrainian Federalists Propose Swap Deal for US Journalist

    April 24, 2014 9:30 AM 7

    SLAVIANSK, April 24 (RIA Novosti) – Pro-federalization activists have announced the terms of a possible deal for the release of US journalist Simon Ostrovsky, who is being held in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk, local protest leader Vyacheslav Ponomaryov said Thursday. Under the proposed deal, Ostrovsky would be held by federalists until they verify

  • city hall in eastern Ukraine cleared of pro-Russia protesters

    April 24, 2014 9:02 AM 12

    DONETSK, Ukraine - Police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern Ukrainian city of the pro-Russia protesters who had been occupying it for over a week, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Thursday as government forces appeared to be resuming operations in the east. Local police officials and protesters, however, presented quite another picture

  • 'Ukraine A Pawn In US Game Against Russia'

    April 24, 2014 5:45 AM 38

    Russia's Foreign Minister claims the US and EU were behind the uprising that ousted Viktor Yanukovych from office in Ukraine. Russia has accused the West of instigating a "revolution" in Ukraine as part of a "geopolitical game" against Moscow. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claims the US and EU were behind the uprising that ousted Viktor Yanukovych - the pro-Kremlin

  • Gruesome killings in eastern Ukraine send 'message of terror’

    April 24, 2014 3:07 AM 119

    Slaying of pro-western politician heightens atmosphere of fear and lawlessness in areas where anti-Russian voices are all but silenced. “The people who have taken over our cities are the bottom of society. Thugs, low-lifes. I believe the killing of (city councillor Volodymyr) Rybak was to send a message of terror to all of us. And I don’t accept it. If we are to look our children

  • U.N. Security Council members call for Syria chlorine gas probe

    April 23, 2014 10:20 PM 43

    UNITED NATIONS: Members of the U.N. Security Council called Wednesday for an investigation into new claims of a chlorine gas attack on a rebel bastion in Syria, expressing concern over the reports. The 15-member body was briefed behind closed doors by Sigrid Kaag, who coordinates a mission in Syria to oversee the removal of its chemical weapons stockpile

  • MH370 search: 'Object of interest' found on Western Australian coast

    April 23, 2014 3:36 PM 28

    (CNN) -- Australian officials say an "object of interest" in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been found, but Malaysian authorities said it was too early to tell if it is a real lead. Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief Commissioner Martin Dolan described the object as appearing to be sheet metal with rivets and said it was recovered