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Surrender talks set with separatists in Ukraine as standoff lasts into Easter

DONETSK/KIEV (Reuters) – A senior mediator from Europe’s OSCE security body is due to start negotiating the surrender of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, although hopes for a rapid end to the crisis are limited.








Posted on 20 April 2014 | 5:31 am

Prosecutors extend Korea ferry captain’s detention as death toll mounts

JINDO/MOKPO, South Korea (Reuters) – South Korean prosecutors investigating a ferry disaster said on Sunday they would seek to extend the detention of the ship’s captain and two other crew by 10 days as they tried to determine the cause of an accident that may claim more than 300 lives.


Posted on 20 April 2014 | 4:36 am

Malaysian plane search in 44th day, sea bed scans could end in days

SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia (Reuters) – The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered its 44th day on Sunday as Australian search officials said a crucial series of sonar scans of the Indian Ocean floor could be completed within a week.


Posted on 20 April 2014 | 2:27 am

New militant group claims responsibility for Friday blast in Cairo

CAIRO (Reuters) – The Egyptian militant group, Ajnad Misr, claimed responsibility on Saturday for a blast that killed one police officer in Cairo.


Posted on 20 April 2014 | 12:07 am

South Korea recovers first bodies from inside sunken ferry

JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) – South Korean divers retrieved three bodies from inside a sunken ferry overnight, officials said on Sunday, the first time they have been able to gain entry to the passenger section of the ship.








Posted on 19 April 2014 | 11:05 pm

Iran says it watered down, converted over 200 kg of enriched uranium

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Saturday it had completed watering down and converting more than 200 kilograms (440 lb) of enriched uranium under a deal reached in Geneva last November with world powers over its disputed nuclear program.


Posted on 19 April 2014 | 10:31 pm

U.N. peace envoy criticizes Israeli Easter security in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police refused to let the U.N.’s peace envoy to the Middle East, other diplomats and a crowd of Palestinians pass through a barricade to attend a pre-Easter ritual in the Jerusalem church that Christians revere as the burial site of Jesus, the U.N. official said on Saturday.








Posted on 19 April 2014 | 10:28 pm

Mediator heads to east Ukraine, seeking surrenders

KIEV/DONETSK (Reuters) – A mediator from Europe’s OSCE security body headed to eastern Ukraine on Saturday seeking the surrender of pro-Russian separatists as the Kiev government declared an Easter truce following a peace accord with Moscow.








Posted on 19 April 2014 | 10:27 pm

Sudanese militants kill two, kidnap three at oil field

CAIRO (Reuters) – Armed militants killed two security staff and kidnapped a Chinese, an Algerian and a Sudanese worker in an attack on an oil field in Sudan’s West Kordofan state, army spokesman Al-Sawarmi Khalid Sa’ad said on Saturday.


Posted on 19 April 2014 | 8:38 pm

Iran slams U.S. justice verdict on Manhattan skyscraper

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran on Saturday criticized a U.S. government move to seize a Manhattan skyscraper owned largely by a foundation that promotes its language and Islamic culture, saying this violated the right to religious freedom in the United States.


Posted on 19 April 2014 | 8:20 pm

Kidnapped Uzbek doctor freed in northern Yemen: local official

SANAA (Reuters) – An Uzbek doctor kidnapped in northern Yemen last week has been freed, a provincial official said on Saturday.


Posted on 19 April 2014 | 7:44 pm

Two killed by bomb inside Bahrain car: ministry

MANAMA (Reuters) – Two people were killed in a car that blew up in a mainly Shi’ite village in Bahrain on Saturday, and the interior ministry said the initial investigation showed that a homemade bomb had detonated inside the vehicle.








Posted on 19 April 2014 | 7:41 pm

High stakes as restive Benghazi votes in Libyan local polls

BENGHAZI (Reuters) – Libyan voters went to the polls on Saturday to elect municipal council members in 15 cities, including Benghazi, the country’s second city, which is seeking greater autonomy for the eastern seaboard region.


Posted on 19 April 2014 | 7:32 pm

Air strike kills 10 al Qaeda militants, three civilians in Yemen: Saba

SANAA (Reuters) – An air strike killed 10 al Qaeda militants in central Yemen on Saturday after an intelligence report said they were planning attacks on civil and military targets in al-Bayda province, the state news agency Saba said.








Posted on 19 April 2014 | 6:48 pm

Eighty percent of Syrian chemical weapons shipped out: monitors

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria has shipped out or destroyed approximately 80 percent of its declared chemical weapons material, the head of the international team overseeing the disarmament process said on Saturday.








Posted on 19 April 2014 | 6:01 pm

Italy gives wife, daughter of wanted Kazakh banker refugee status

ROME (Reuters) – The wife and daughter of a Kazakh tycoon who is wanted in three countries for alleged fraud have been granted refugee status in Italy, their lawyer said on Friday.


Posted on 19 April 2014 | 5:23 pm

New militant group claims responsibility for Friday blast in Cairo

CAIRO (Reuters) – The Egyptian militant group Ajnad Misr claimed responsibility on Saturday for a blast that killed one police officer in Cairo.








Posted on 19 April 2014 | 3:06 pm

Strong 7.5 magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea

(Reuters) – An earthquake with a magnitude 7.5 struck off Papua New Guinea on Saturday and a tsunami warning was briefly issued for the Pacific Island nation and neighboring Solomon Islands, but there were no immediate reports of damage.


Posted on 19 April 2014 | 3:05 pm

Iran says plane at airport leased to Ghana after U.S.-flagged plane sighting

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran says that a plane which landed in Tehran airport flying the American flag was leased to Ghana’s presidential office and carrying a business delegation from the West African nation.








Posted on 19 April 2014 | 3:04 pm

In Damascus, Christians briefly ignore war for Easter

DAMASCUS (Reuters) – The sound of battles echoes from the outskirts of the capital as Christians in Damascus celebrated the Easter weekend, briefly ignoring the conflict for the yearly ritual.


Posted on 19 April 2014 | 1:30 pm

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Fed Cup: Germany 3, Australia 0

Angelique Kerber of Germany plays a shot in her match against Samantha Stosur of Australia during the Fed Cup semifinals between Australia and Germany in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Germany sealed its place in the Fed Cup final by taking an unbeatable 3-0 lead over Australia when Angelique Kerber beat Sam Stosur on Sunday.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 5:23 am

Top Asian News at 5:00 a.m. GMT

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea’s southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 50, officials said. More than 250 people are still missing, most of them high school students on a holiday trip, and anguished families are furious with the pace of rescue efforts. Divers had previously failed to enter the ferry, officials said, because of extremely strong currents and bad visibility due to foul weather. They have yet to find any survivors in the ship.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 5:02 am

13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

Daughter of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries as her father's 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 Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak that killed 13 others.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 4:52 am

US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia’s buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its annexation last month of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 4:46 am

Asia seeks Obama’s assurance in territorial spats

FILE - This April 17, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. During his upcoming trip to Asia, the president and the region's leaders will be keeping close watch on the Russian troops amassed on Ukraine's border and the status of a tenuous diplomatic deal aimed at keeping those forces at bay. In Asia, the U.S. response to the Ukraine crisis is being viewed through the prism of the region's own territorial disputes China. Japan and the Philippines _ two of the four countries Obama will visit _ are locked in tense disputes with Beijing over islands in the South and East China Seas and will be seeking reassurances that the U.S. would back them if the conflicts boiled over. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 4:44 am

Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

A weeping relative of a missing passenger aboard the sunken ferry Sewol struggles with a policeman as he tries to march toward the presidential house to protest the government's rescue operation at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014. Divers recovered more bodies from inside the ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to over three dozen. The discovery came after rescuers finally gained access to the inside of the ship following three days of failure and frustration caused by strong currents and bad visibility due to inclement weather. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 50, officials said.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 4:41 am

Prosecutors extend Korea ferry captain’s detention as death toll mounts

Students from Danwon high school and other people attend candlelight vigil to wish for safe return of missing passengers from South Korean ferry "Sewol", which sank in the sea off Jindo, in AnsanBy Ju-min Park and Jungmin Jang JINDO/MOKPO, South Korea (Reuters) – South Korean prosecutors investigating a ferry disaster said on Sunday they would seek to extend the detention of the ship's captain and two other crew by 10 days as they tried to determine the cause of an accident that may claim more than 300 lives. Out of the 476 passengers and crew, 339 were pupils or teachers from a high school in Ansan, a commuter city outside Seoul. Divers gained access to the passenger quarters of the sunken vessel overnight for the first time and by midday on Sunday the total of confirmed deaths to had risen to 50, with 252 passengers, most of them children, still missing. The 20-year old ferry took more than two hours to sink but passengers were ordered to stay put in their cabins.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 4:36 am

Liverpool manager Rodgers only has eyes for Norwich

Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers signs autographs before an English Premier League match at Goodison Park in Liverpool, on April 16, 2014Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers remains confident he will be able to keep his players focused against Norwich City as they attempt to take another step towards the Premier League title. With Manchester City drawing 2-2 against Sunderland on Wednesday, the sense of anticipation at Anfield has increased even further, but Rodgers insists his players are simply focused on Sunday's match against strugglers Norwich at Carrow Road. "It doesn't matter about Chelsea, Crystal Palace or Newcastle now — we have to do the job against Norwich.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 4:36 am

Moyes set for tricky Everton return

Manchester United's manager David Moyes, seen before the start of their English Premier League match against Aston Villa, at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on March 29, 2014Manchester United manager David Moyes will be under the spotlight when he returns to Everton on Sunday for the first time since he left the club for Old Trafford at the end of last season. Moyes was in charge at Goodison Park for 11 years before leaving when his contract expired to replace Alex Ferguson, British football's most successful manager, at United following his fellow Scot's retirement. While Moyes's successor, Roberto Martinez, has guided the Everton to a challenge for a Champions League place, something Moyes achieved in 2005, United have slipped into mid-table after winning the Premier League by 11 points last season.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 4:35 am

Top Asian News at 4:30 a.m. GMT

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea’s southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 49, officials said. More than 250 people are still missing, most of them high school students on a holiday trip, and anguished families are furious with the pace of rescue efforts. Divers had previously failed to enter the ferry, officials said, because of extremely strong currents and bad visibility due to foul weather. They have yet to find any survivors in the ship.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 4:32 am

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US condemns attack on Pak journalist Hamid Mir – Hindustan Times


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US condemns attack on Pak journalist Hamid Mir
Hindustan Times
The United States has condemned attack on Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir in Karachi and urged Islamabad to bring those responsible for the attacks on the media to justice. "The United States condemns the vicious attack on television journalist Hamid Mir in …
Top Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir seriously injured in a targeted shooting in Times of India
US condemns attack on Pakistani journalistIndian Express
Hamid Mir survives attack: Geo's attempt to malign ISI slatedThe Express Tribune
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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 5:26 am

Military intervention in Ukraine risks spiralling into ‘all-out war’ with Russia – Mirror.co.uk


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Military intervention in Ukraine risks spiralling into 'all-out war' with Russia
Mirror.co.uk
The head of MI6, known as C, is understood to have told Prime Minster David Cameron that Russian President Vladimir Putin will not “stand idly by” if the West sends troops to support the Ukrainian government. One senior source said: “The basic message is …
A quick end won't serve Vladimir Putin's purposes in UkraineLos Angeles Times
Ukraine's prime minister decries Russia's 'Soviet dream'Deutsche Welle
Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk: 'Putin trying to restore Soviet Union'BBC News
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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 5:12 am

Divers pull bodies from sunken South Korean ferry as death toll hits 50 – Fox News


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Divers pull bodies from sunken South Korean ferry as death toll hits 50
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Divers have begun to pull bodies from a ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast Wednesday. As of 1:30 p.m. local time Sunday, officials said the confirmed death toll had increased to 50, with more than 250 people still missing. The divers used axes to …
Divers pulling bodies from sunken ferry, death toll at 50USA TODAY
17 More Bodies Recovered from Sunken S. Korean Ferry, Death Toll at 50Voice of America
Prosecutors extend Korea ferry captain's detention as death toll mountsReuters
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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 5:12 am

Hunt for missing plane at "very critical juncture" – CBS News


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Hunt for missing plane at "very critical juncture"
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PERTH, Australia — A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after that, officials said …
Robotic sub covers half of narrowed search area with no sign of missing Fox News
Eighth Submersible Mission Begins for Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370Wall Street Journal
Malaysia Airlines MH370: Underwater search at 'very critical juncture', could be ABC Online
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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 4:56 am

13th Body Pulled From Snow in Everest Avalanche – ABC News


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13th Body Pulled From Snow in Everest Avalanche
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Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak that killed 13 others. A section of the route over the …
California man says Sherpa guide saved his life during Mt. Everest avalancheNew York Daily News
Mt Everest avalanche: Queensland teenager Alyssa Azar determined to reach ABC Online
Everest avalanche: Search continues for missing guidesBBC News
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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 4:52 am

Papua New Guinea hit by fourth strong quake – New Zealand Herald


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Papua New Guinea hit by fourth strong quake
New Zealand Herald
The magnitude 6.1 earthquake follows a powerful magnitude of 7.5 in the area on Saturday night, which sparked a tsunami warning for PNG and the Solomon Islands. The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center later cancelled the alert. The latest …
6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea, no tsunami warning RT
Fresh tremor rattles Papua New Guinea after 7.5-magnitude quakeStraits Times
Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes off PNGSydney Morning Herald

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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 3:20 am

Iran says nuclear dispute with the West ‘virtually resolved’ – Los Angeles Times


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Iran says nuclear dispute with the West 'virtually resolved'
Los Angeles Times
TEHRAN — Iran has "virtually resolved" its dispute with world powers over a planned nuclear plant that could produce weapon material, the chairman of Iran's nuclear agency told a state news agency. Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's nuclear program, told the …
Iranian Vice President Says Reactor Issue ResolvedRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Iranian official tells of nuclear plant redesignTampabay.com
Iran Says it Has Diluted Highly Enriched UraniumVoice of America
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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 2:45 am

French journalists held hostage in Syria since June are freed – Toronto Star


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French journalists held hostage in Syria since June are freed
Toronto Star
PARIS—Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media. President François Hollande's office said …
French Journalists Freed From Captivity in SyriaVoice of America
4 French journos freed after Syria kidnapDaily Times
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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 2:21 am

Boko Haram leader claims bombing, stays mum on kidnapped schoolgirls – CNN


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Boko Haram leader claims bombing, stays mum on kidnapped schoolgirls
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Abuja, Nigeria (CNN) — Boko Haram's elusive leader claimed responsibility for a bombing in Nigeria's capital of Abuja that left dozens dead, but said nothing about the group's reported mass abduction of schoolgirls that occurred the same day as the …
Militant Group Says It Bombed Nigerian CityNew York Times
Who Are Boko Haram? Extremists Escalate Nigeria Terror CampaignNBCNews.com
We're in Abuja with you, Boko Haram tells JonathanNigerian Tribune
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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 11:39 pm

France’s presidency: 4 French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have … – Fox News


France's presidency: 4 French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have
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PARIS – France's presidential palace says four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released. President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement he feels "immense relief" after learning Saturday of the release of Edouard Elias, …

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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 9:36 am