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Colombia ICRC says peace may solve mystery of disappeared

BOGOTA (Reuters) – A government peace accord with Marxist FARC rebels may help solve the mystery behind tens of thousands of Colombians who disappeared during 50 years of war, a Red Cross official said on Wednesday.








Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:51 pm

Senegal police disperse crowds as ex-president’s return delayed

DAKAR (Reuters) – Senegalese police dispersed hundreds of supporters of former President Abdoulaye Wade who gathered at Dakar airport on Wednesday to welcome him back two years after losing power, but his return was delayed after his flight was stuck in Morocco.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:29 pm

Two policemen, militant killed in Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) – A senior police officer was killed near Cairo on Wednesday in a bomb attack claimed by a militant group, while security forces stormed a hideout used by another Islamist organization near Alexandria in a raid that left an officer and a militant dead.








Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:24 pm

Kashmiris wary as Modi challenges for power in India

ANANTNAG, India (Reuters) – Mohammad Amin Pandith, a smallholder and father-of-three from Indian-controlled Kashmir, was lured from his home at night by a man in army uniform, dragged along a potholed lane and shot in the back of the head.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 8:37 pm

Car bomb kills four in Kenyan capital

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Four people killed when a car bomb exploded outside a police station in a poor neighborhood of the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said.








Posted on 23 April 2014 | 8:31 pm

Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked

KIEV (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in Ukraine and said Moscow would respond if its interests came under attack.








Posted on 23 April 2014 | 8:21 pm

Turkey’s Erdogan offers condolences for 1915 killings of Armenians

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan offered on Wednesday what the government said were unprecedented condolences to the grandchildren of Armenians killed in World War One by Ottoman soldiers.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 8:12 pm

Three charged in plot to ship chemical lab equipment from U.S. to Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three men have been charged in a conspiracy to export chemical laboratory equipment from the United States to Syria, according to an unsealed indictment released on Wednesday by the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 8:11 pm

Hamas, Abbas’s PLO announce reconciliation agreement

GAZA/RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – The Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) announced a unity pact on Wednesday, deepening a crisis in U.S.-brokered peace talks with Israel.








Posted on 23 April 2014 | 8:04 pm

U.S. Western Sahara draft urges respecting human rights, no U.N. monitors

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A U.S.-drafted resolution that would renew the U.N. peacekeeping mission in disputed Western Sahara urges all sides to respect human rights but does not ask the United Nations to monitor abuses, according to a text obtained by Reuters on Wednesday.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 7:31 pm

U.S. may charge ex-Blackwater guard with murder for Iraq massacre

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is considering charging a former Blackwater Worldwide security guard with murder over his alleged role in a 2007 massacre of unarmed civilians in Baghdad, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 7:27 pm

Three charged in plot to ship chemical lab equipment from U.S. to Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three men have been charged in a conspiracy to export chemical laboratory equipment from the United States to Syria, according to an unsealed indictment released on Wednesday by the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 6:53 pm

Italy’s Berlusconi to start community service work next week

MILAN (Reuters) – Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Wednesday he would start doing community service with the elderly next week as part of a one-year tax fraud sentence.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 6:25 pm

Iran prison chief replaced after alleged beatings

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Wednesday it had replaced the country’s prisons chief amid an uproar over alleged beating of political prisoners last week in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 6:12 pm

Cambodian experts deactivate mudslide minefield in Cyprus

MAMMARI, Cyprus (Reuters) – Landmines are meant to lurk underground for years until someone steps on them, but United Nations deminers in Cyprus have now found some that have moved about 50 meters (yards) since being buried almost 40 years ago.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 5:57 pm

Two policemen, militant killed in Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) – An Egyptian policeman and a militant were killed when security forces raided a hideout used by radical Islamists near Alexandria on Wednesday, and a senior officer was killed near Cairo when a bomb blew up his car, the Interior Ministry said.








Posted on 23 April 2014 | 5:52 pm

Bahrain says expels representative of Shi’ite Ayatollah Sistani

MANAMA (Reuters) – Bahrain expelled a prominent Shi’ite religious figure on Wednesday, accusing him of acting as a representative of influential Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani without permission.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 5:25 pm

UK says scrambles jets to see off Russian planes near Scotland

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain on Wednesday scrambled Typhoon fighter jets to see off Russian military planes flying close to its airspace off the coast of Scotland, a spokeswoman from the defense ministry said.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 5:06 pm

Exclusive: Russia, China block Central African Republic blacklistings at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia and China have blocked a proposal by the United States and France to impose U.N. sanctions on Central African Republic’s former President Francois Bozize and two other people linked to the conflict there, diplomats told Reuters on Wednesday.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 4:45 pm

At least 63 killed as speeding Congo train derails: government official

KINSHASA (Reuters) – At least 63 people were killed and 80 were seriously injured in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Katanga province when a train speeding too fast round a bend derailed, a provincial minister said on Wednesday.


Posted on 23 April 2014 | 4:33 pm

World News Headlines – Yahoo News

Fu ends Gould world championship jinx

Marco Fu of China plays a shot during the World Snooker Championship 2014 first round match against Martin Gould of England at The Crucible in Sheffield on April 23, 2014Sheffield (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Hong Kong ace cuesman Marco Fu set up a second round clash with former world champion Shaun Murphy at this year's snooker world championships with a fine 10-7 win over Englishman Martin Gould on Wednesday. Fu, seeded seven, had lost to Gould on the previous two occasions they had met at the championships, bowing out in the first round in 2010 and 2011. However, the 36-year-old — whose best performance at the championships was reaching the semi-finals in 2006 — kept his nerve to repel a late challenge by Gould to seal his place in the last 16 against 2005 world champion Murphy. Two former beaten finalists also went through, English duo Judd Trump and Barry Hawkins.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 10:11 pm

Benzema guides Madrid to 1-0 win over Bayern

Real's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring the opening goal during a Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul White)MADRID (AP) — Karim Benzema's goal gave Real Madrid a 1-0 first-leg victory over title holder Bayern Munich on Wednesday, but the nine-time champions may live to regret the missed chances in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 10:11 pm

Train derails in Congo, dozens dead

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials in Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country’s southeast, killing around 50 people.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 10:07 pm

Tutu speaks out on 20 years of South African freedom

Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks during a press conference at St Georges Cathedral in Cape Town on April 23, 2014Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu Wednesday celebrated 20 years of freedom in South Africa as a "heck of an achievement", while confirming that he would not vote for the ruling party in upcoming elections. Anglican archbishop emeritus Tutu, 82, is still regarded as a moral beacon for South Africa in the mould of the first post-apartheid president Nelson Mandela, who led the country from 1994 to 1999. But he has been openly critical of current President Jacob Zuma's graft-tainted administration and said last year he would no longer vote for Mandela's African National Congress (ANC). He said he sometimes stopped and simply watched children of all colours heading for the same school on a weekday morning — something unimaginable in apartheid South Africa.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 10:07 pm

Ex-Senegalese president to retry homecoming

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A Senegalese party official says the former president plans to return home on Thursday after finally receiving permission for his plane to land for what was supposed to be his triumphant homecoming after two years abroad.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 10:07 pm

Top Asian News at 10:00 p.m. GMT

TOKYO (AP) — Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan’s leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attention and resources elsewhere. The ominous standoff between Ukraine and Russia is threatening to overshadow Obama’s four-country Asia swing that began Wednesday. He may decide during the trip whether to levy new economic sanctions on Moscow, a step that would signal the failure of an international agreement aimed at defusing the crisis.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 10:02 pm

Death of Australian player weighs heavy on team

In this April 10, 2014 photo, baseball player Chris Lane’s locker is seen at East Central University in Ada, Okla. Twenty-two-year Lane, of Melbourne, Australia, was preparing to enter his senior season at East Central University when he was gunned down last August. Lane’s death has left a void for his college team. (AP Photo/Kristi Eaton)ADA, Okla. (AP) — The locker where Chris Lane once got ready to play now sits empty on the campus of East Central University in Ada. All that's left is his nameplate and a large black and white photo of the young man preparing to throw a baseball.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:56 pm

Drop in population of Gulf of Maine baby lobsters puzzles scientists

The number of baby lobsters in the Gulf of Maine has dropped by half since 2007, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists as the population of adult lobsters remains near a record high, contributing to robust catches. Scientists note that baby lobsters take eight years to reach harvestable size, meaning the dip could yet be felt by the state’s 4,200 lobstermen, who last year hauled in a record catch worth $365 million, representing nearly 70 percent of Maine’s total seafood harvest. Despite the record hauls, scientists, including University of Maine researcher Rick Wahle, who founded the baby lobster study in 1989, contend over-fishing is not likely the culprit. The lobster industry, they note, is among the country’s most closely regulated.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:54 pm

Colombia ICRC says peace may solve mystery of disappeared

By Julia Symmes Cobb BOGOTA (Reuters) – A government peace accord with Marxist FARC rebels may help solve the mystery behind tens of thousands of Colombians who disappeared during 50 years of war, a Red Cross official said on Wednesday. Negotiations between the FARC, or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, and the government are in their 17th month in Cuba. More than 20,000 people are known to have disappeared after being violently taken from their homes by rebels, right-wing paramilitaries or armed forces, according to government estimates. The International Committee of the Red Cross finds or identifies about three missing people every few months, said Jordi Raich, the head of its Colombia delegation.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:51 pm

Advantage Sundowns as title rivals draw

Pitso Mosimane attends an international friendly football match between South Africa and Burkina Faso on August 10, 2011 at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South AfricaMamelodi Sundowns are two victories away from a first South African Premiership title in seven years after closest rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Wits University drew 0-0 Wednesday. "Pitso Mosimane (Sundowns coach) should send me a good bottle of wine," joked Wits coach Gavin Hunt after his side had the better of an often cagey clash. Wits were foiled by the woodwork in each half before Katlego Mphela almost won it for Chiefs at the death with a header that rebounded off the post.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:47 pm

World – Google News

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Analysis: Abbas’s message – My demands, or else… – Jerusalem Post


Indian Express

Analysis: Abbas's message – My demands, or else…
Jerusalem Post
One week before the expiration of the April 29 deadline for peace talks with Israel, PA president has clearly decided to try every available maneuver to exert pressure on Israel, US. Mahmoud Abbas and Ismail Haniyeh Photo: REUTERS. Wednesday's …
The new Palestinian AuthorityHaaretz
Hamas and Fatah Sign Palestinian Unity DealTIME
PLO and Hamas sign unity pact as peace talks falterFinancial Times
Voice of America -Fox News -Reuters
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:59 pm

US Airborne Lands in Eastern Europe as Ukraine Tensions Rise – Voice of America


Toronto Star

US Airborne Lands in Eastern Europe as Ukraine Tensions Rise
Voice of America
U.S. Army paratroopers landed in Poland Wednesday, at the start of military maneuvers aimed at easing anxieties in allied eastern European countries alarmed at Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula. The Pentagon said the exercises, slated …
Pro-Russian Separatist Takeover Changes Lives in Small Ukraine CityWall Street Journal
Russian FM Lavrov: US 'running the show' in UkraineBBC News
Will respond if interests attacked, warns RussiaIndian Express
Daily Times -Washington Post -Los Angeles Times
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:56 pm

4 killed in blast in Nairobi suburb – CNN


The Guardian

4 killed in blast in Nairobi suburb
CNN
(CNN) — At least four people, including two police officers, were killed when a car exploded outside a police station in the Nairobi suburb of Pangani, Kenya's Ministry of Interior said Wednesday on its Twitter account. Interior Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku is at …
Car Bomb Outside Nairobi Police Station Kills 4ABC News
Bomb blast in Nairobi kills 4 peopleThe Independent
Car bomb kills four in Kenyan capitalReuters
Fox News -Reuters Africa -Bloomberg
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:36 pm

Two policemen, militant killed in Egypt – Reuters


CTV News

Two policemen, militant killed in Egypt
Reuters
CAIRO (Reuters) – A senior police officer was killed near Cairo on Wednesday in a bomb attack claimed by a militant group, while security forces stormed a hideout used by another Islamist organization near Alexandria in a raid that left an officer and a militant …
Violence in Egypt kills 2 police officersUSA TODAY
UPDATE 4-Two policemen, militant killed in EgyptReuters Africa
Washington impose freeze on weapons to egypt, while Egypt's FM travellign to USZee News
Huffington Post
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:31 pm

‘Piles and piles’ of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter – The Daily Star


The Daily Star

'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter
The Daily Star
NAIROBI: The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn't safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then gunmen came and …
UN says it sheltered thousands from Sudan killingsSalt Lake Tribune
S Sudan massacre 'an abomination' says White HouseBBC News
UN denies S. Sudan government statementSFGate
Slate Magazine (blog) -NPR (blog)
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:22 pm

Brazil’s global Internet conference includes call to end spying – PCWorld


Washington Post

Brazil's global Internet conference includes call to end spying
PCWorld
Participants in a Brazil-hosted conference on Internet governance laid out an aggressive agenda, with some calling for a policy statement that would condemn Internet surveillance, support net neutrality regulations and create programs to close the digital …
Brazil enacts Internet 'Bill of Rights'Businessweek
Brazil: No nation has right to rule InternetFox News Latino
Brazil Becomes One Of The First To Adopt Internet 'Bill Of Rights'NPR (blog)
Reuters
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:07 pm

South Korea ferry disaster: Children’s corpses reveal desperate attempts to … – Sydney Morning Herald


Washington Post

South Korea ferry disaster: Children's corpses reveal desperate attempts to
Sydney Morning Herald
South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. The divers, with oxygen and …
South Korea Ferry: Sunken Ship Was Overloaded, Prosecutors AllegeNBCNews.com
Death toll in South Korea ferry disaster reaches 150Fox News Latino
Corpses reveal desperate escape attemptsManawatu Standard
CTV News -New Straits Times -Huffington Post
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 8:54 pm

Ukraine crisis: Tortured politician’s widow mourns, as Russia vows to defend its … – The Independent


The Independent

Ukraine crisis: Tortured politician's widow mourns, as Russia vows to defend its
The Independent
The death of her husband under torture had played a part in the president of Ukraine's decision to resume military operations against separatists. But Elena Rybak's immediate feelings were very personal: devastating grief and numbing incomprehension …
Murdered politician in Ukraine suffered 'many knife wounds': widowYahoo!7 News
Ukraine says has 'freed' an eastern town of separatistsGlobalPost

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 8:14 pm

Sherpas and Climbers Leave Everest After Tragedy – NBCNews.com


Montreal Gazette

Sherpas and Climbers Leave Everest After Tragedy
NBCNews.com
As the fate of Mount Everest climbing season remained up in the air Wednesday with scores of Sherpas walking off the job, climbers and expedition teams are already heading home out of respect for the 16 guides lost in an avalanche last week. One of those …
Everest avalanche: How a Sherpa strike will affect Nepal's tourist industryCBC.ca
Everest on hold as Sherpas seek fairer payIrish Times
After Everest Avalanche Deaths, Sherpas Threaten to StrikeWall Street Journal
Aljazeera.com -TVNZ -Telegraph.co.uk
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 7:37 pm

Poland Welcomes US Troops – Wall Street Journal


Poland Welcomes US Troops
Wall Street Journal
Poland, nervous over Russia's actions in Ukraine, welcomed 150 U.S. infantry troops. It's just one of the four NATO countries where U.S. is dispatching troops. WSJ Washington bureau chief Jerry Seib reports on the News Hub. Photo: Getty Images.

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 5:18 pm