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Man wins half marathon, dies in Argentina

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A man in Argentina’s second largest city, Cordoba, dropped dead Sunday just after receiving his prize for winning a half marathon, organizers said.

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

Canadians rally to legalize marijuana

Several thousand people came out in Canada’s biggest cities on Saturday to call for the legalization of marijuana – a yearly protest that happens internationally on April 20.

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

S. Korea ferry transcript reveals evacuation panic

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Panic-stricken and fumbling for a response, the crew of a South Korean ferry dithered over the evacuation of passengers in the crucial final moments before it sank, a transcript released Sunday revealed, as divers began retrieving bodies from the vessel.

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

Unease in Vatican over cardinal’s luxury flat—report

This handout picture released on October 15, 2013 by the Vatican press office shows Pope Francis speaking with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone (R) during a farewell ceremony at the Vatican. The Vatican began a new chapter today with scandal-hit cardinal Tarcisio Bertone stepping down as right-hand man to Pope Francis and replaced by veteran diplomat Pietro Parolin.  AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO/HO

An Italian cardinal is moving into a 600-square-meter (6,500 square foot) Vatican apartment in apparent contradiction with Pope Francis’s call for a “poor Church”, Italian daily La Repubblica reported on Sunday.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nepal calls off search for missing guides on Everest—official

Family members of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cry as his body is brought to the Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The Sherpa people are one of the main ethnic groups in Nepal's alpine region, and many make their living as climbing guides on Everest and other Himalayan peaks. AP FILE PHOTO

Nepal called off the search Sunday for three local guides still missing after the deadliest accident on Mount Everest that killed 13 of their colleagues, a tourism ministry official said.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

No sympathy from North Korea over ferry disaster

The body of a passenger aboard the Sewol ferry which sank in the water off the southern coast, is carried by rescue workers upon its arrival at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

South Korea’s devastating ferry disaster has elicited messages of sympathy, condolence and support from around the world, with one glaring, though not wholly unexpected, exception.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

South Korean relatives divided over whether to raise ferry

In this April 16, 2014 file photo,  released by South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean rescue team boats and fishing boats try to rescue passengers of the sinking Sewol ferry, off South Korea's southern coast,near Jindo, south of Seoul. AP Photo/South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap, File

Four days after South Korea’s shattering ferry disaster, grieving relatives were split Sunday over whether to approve an end to the search for survivors and let cranes raise the vessel to the surface.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘I’ll make it,’ says young ferry passenger to family

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In a last terrified, tearful call to his elder sister, 16-year-old Kim Dong-Hyup promised to get off the sinking ferry alive.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Bad weather halts rescue after deadliest Everest disaster

The body of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, is carried to the Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 19, 2014. AP

Bad weather suspended searches Sunday on Mount Everest for three Nepalese sherpa guides still missing after an avalanche killed 13 of their colleagues in the deadliest accident on the world’s highest peak.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Tragedies at sea: The Sewol and the Costa Concordia

South Korean Coast Guard officers try to search missing passengers aboard the Sewol ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Friday, April 18, 2014. AP

The causes may be very different and the toll far heavier but Italian media have pointed to similarities between the ferry disaster of the Sewol in South Korea and the Costa Concordia cruise ship crash in 2012.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Boko Haram leader claims Nigeria capital bombing

Damaged buses are seen at the scene of an explosion at a bus park in Abuja, Nigeria, on Monday, April 14, 2014. The massive rush-hour explosion killed 71, with the toll expected to rise in the deadliest attack yet on the nation’s capital. AP

The leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamists Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility for a bombing in Nigeria’s capital that killed at least 75 people, in a video message obtained by AFP on Saturday.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nothing should impede normalization of Russia-West relations – Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Royal Dutch Shell's CEO Ben Van Beurden in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, April 18, 2014. AP

President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said nothing should impede the normalization of relations between Russia and the West, after ties hit a post-Cold War low due to the standoff over Ukraine.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pope sends condolences for S.Korea ferry victims

Pope Francis.  AP FILE PHOTO

Pope Francis on Saturday voiced condolences for the victims of a ferry disaster in South Korea, where 273 people are missing and 29 have been confirmed dead.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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