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N. Korea finally offers condolences over ferry tragedy

U.S. technicians put the ROV or remotely-operated vehicle to South Korean rescue team members for searching passengers of the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Monday, April 21, 2014. AP

More than a week after a South Korean ferry carrying 476 people capsized and sank, North Korea finally voiced its condolences Wednesday for the victims of the disaster, including the many schoolchildren who died.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UK woman held for murder after children’s bodies found

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A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after three children were found dead at a house in London, British police said on Wednesday.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Washington calls S. Sudan violence an ‘abomination’

In this image taken from video, dead bodies lie on the road near Bentiu, South Sudan, on Sunday, April 20, 2014. The United Nations' top humanitarian official in South Sudan, Toby Lanzer, told The Associated Press in a phone interview on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, that the ethnically targeted killings are "quite possibly a game-changer" for a conflict that has been raging since mid-December and that has exposed longstanding ethnic hostilities. There was also a disturbing echo of Rwanda, which is marking the 20th anniversary this month of its genocide that killed 1 million people. AP

The White House expressed horror at what it called the “abomination” of spiralling violence in South Sudan’s civil war, where rebels have been accused of massacring hundreds of civilians.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

[VIDEO] NASA chief outlines plan for human mission to Mars

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[VIDEO] Vatican readies for Sunday’s double canonisation

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Obama heads on Asia tour, visits US disaster site

President Barack Obama looks back as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, for a flight to Oso, Washington to visit with victims of the deadly March 22 disaster, emergency responders and recovery workers.  AP

President Barack Obama met Tuesday with survivors of a deadly landslide near Seattle before leaving on a weeklong tour of Asia in what the White House has called a “rebalancing” eastward of US foreign policy.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Canadian woman’s letter arrives — after 45-year delay

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A 45-year-old letter mysteriously arrived in the mailbox of a Canadian woman, who received the ancient correspondence from her younger sister decades after it was sent, Canadian media reported Tuesday.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school

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Indonesia has ordered the nursery of a prestigious Jakarta international school to close following an alleged sexual assault on a six-year-old boy by cleaning staff, an official said Tuesday.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

MERS death toll hits 81 in Saudi

Saudi medical staff leave the emergency department at a hospital in the center of the Saudi capital Riyadh on April 8, 2014. The health ministry reported four more MERS cases in Jeddah, two of them among health workers, prompting authorities to close the emergency department at the city's King Fahd Hospital.      AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE

The MERS death toll has climbed to 81 in Saudi Arabia, which sacked its health minister as cases of infection by the coronavirus mount in the country.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cyclone curtails aerial search for MH370

A Chinese Ilyushin IL -76 aircraft taxis off the runway after landing at Perth International Airport after returning from ongoing search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth, Australia, Friday, April 18, 2014. A robotic submarine heads back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast, as data from the sub's previous missions turned up no evidence of the plane. (AP Photo/Theron Kirkman)
 A Chinese Ilyushin IL -76 aircraft taxis off the runway after landing at Perth International Airport after returning from ongoing search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth, Australia, Friday, April 18, 2014. A robotic submarine heads back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast, as data from the sub's previous missions turned up no evidence of the plane. AP

The aerial search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was suspended Tuesday due to a tropical cyclone, but not before several aircraft had departed on the mission, officials said.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Death toll in South Korea ferry disaster crosses 100

Searchers and divers look for people believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry boat Sewol near the buoys which were installed to mark the vessel in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago. AP

The confirmed death toll from South Korea’s ferry disaster crossed 100 on Tuesday, as dive teams, under growing pressure from bereaved relatives, accelerated the grim task of recovering hundreds more bodies from the submerged vessel.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Confirmed death toll in S. Korea ferry disaster passes 100—coastguard

South Korean rescue team members work to rescue passengers believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol near the buoys which were installed to mark the vessel in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Monday, April 21, 2014. AP Photo

The confirmed death toll in South Korea’s ferry disaster crossed 100 on Tuesday, but almost twice that number remained unaccounted for nearly a week into the rescue and recovery effort.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

4 more crew detained over S. Korea ferry disaster

South Korea Coast Guard members transfer the bodies of passengers from the sunken South Korean ferry 'Sewol', to a ship at sea off Jindo on April 20, 2014. Divers began retrieving bodies on April 20 from inside the submerged South Korean ferry that capsized four days ago with hundreds of children on board, as families angered by the pace of the rescue efforts scuffled with police. AFP P

South Korean prosecutors Monday detained four more crew members in a widening investigation into a ferry disaster that left hundreds missing, presumed dead, local media reported.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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