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Angry parents seek autopsies of Korea ferry victims

24 April 2014, 18:15

Some parents of the mostly teenage victims of South Korea's ferry disaster are pushing for autopsies that might show timing and actual cause of death.

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3 foreigners killed in attack on Afghan hospital

24 April 2014, 16:12

Three foreigners have been killed after a security guard opened fire at an international hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, security sources say.

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Russia not abiding by Geneva agreement - Obama

24 April 2014, 16:12

US President Barack Obama says that Russia is not abiding by agreements aimed at defusing the crisis in Ukraine, in his first public comments since the Geneva meeting.

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US must explain 'Cuban Twitter' - Costa Rica

24 April 2014, 15:07

The Costa Rica government has warned the US against the launch of a 'Cuban Twitter', they now demand answers.

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Bangladesh 'miracle' survivor marries, builds new life

24 April 2014, 13:51

The "miracle" seamstress, plucked from the rubble of the world's worst garment factory disaster 17 days after the factory collapsed, one year on, has married and found a new job.

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Concern as N Korea seals nuke test tunnel

24 April 2014, 13:47

North Korea has apparently sealed a tunnel at its nuclear test site, a government official says ahead of US President Barack Obama's arrival in Seoul for a two-day visit.

Putin foe faces threat of jail in new trial

24 April 2014, 13:45

Prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny goes on trial in a major case that his supporters fear will end in a lengthy jail sentence for President Vladimir Putin's top critic.

Strong 6.7 quake strikes off Canada island

24 April 2014, 13:14

A strong earthquake measuring 6.7 has struck off Canada's Vancouver Island in the Pacific, the US Geological Survey says.

Bomb kills four in Pakistan's Karachi

24 April 2014, 12:41

A bomb targeting a local police official has killed at least four people and wounded 15 others in Pakistan's port city of Karachi, police say.

Stowaway teen survives California-Hawaii flight

24 April 2014, 11:38

A teenager has defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, he could barely walk after the freezing, low-pressure ordeal, airport officials say.

Obama calls for end to China-Japan island dispute

24 April 2014, 10:37

President Barack Obama says that he wants to see a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea resolved peacefully, while affirming the US-Japan security treaty.

Body found of boy who made first call from ferry

24 April 2014, 09:38

The body of a high school student who made the first distress call from a sinking South Korean ferry has been recovered from the submerged vessel.

Afghan vote was fair, says Iranian official

24 April 2014, 09:05

A top Iranian official has declared that Afghanistan’s presidential election was held fairly in a sign of progress for the country, despite final results being delayed because of fraud allegations.

Minister: Militants returning from Syria pose threat

24 April 2014, 08:38

The Netherlands has warned that militants returning from Syria posed a security threat to Europe.

Palestinians to form unity government

24 April 2014, 08:14

Rival Palestinian movements have agreed to form a unity government within five weeks to end seven years of divided administration, the PLO and the Hamas rulers of Gaza say.

Amsterdam may ban pot shops in Red Light district

24 April 2014, 07:43

Amsterdam has won court permission to ban marijuana cafes in its famous Red Light district, stepping up a crackdown on the city's freewheeling lifestyle.

Dead Ukraine politician faced hostile mob

23 April 2014, 21:52

The Ukrainian town councillor whose apparent torture and murder helped to prompt a new government offensive was mobbed by a hostile, pro-Russian crowd before he disappeared, a video shows.

Kids tried desperately to survive as ferry sank

23 April 2014, 17:19

South Korean divers continue their search for the bodies of those children who died after a ferry sunk, many of the children have broken fingers, evidence of their struggle to survive.

Doomed ferry captain had 40 years at sea

23 April 2014, 16:09

A colleague has described Captain Lee Joon-seok as the nicest person on board the now sunken South Korean ferry, yet he has been accused of abandoning the stricken ship.

Russia accuses US of 'running the show' in Kiev

23 April 2014, 15:04

Russia has accused the US of controlling the actions of the pro-West Ukrainian government, saying that Washington was now "running the show" in Kiev.

Mumbai slum-dwellers wary of election promises

23 April 2014, 13:58

Winning votes from the slums is key to political success in India's financial capital, where the elites are apathetic and around half of the population lives in tightly-packed shantytowns.

'Lost' driver jailed for Singapore border dash

23 April 2014, 13:58

A Malaysian motorist who tried to dodge Singapore's border control has been jailed for eight weeks after a judge rejected his pleas that he was lost and overheating in his car.

Obama to seek fresh start with Malaysia

23 April 2014, 12:53

Barack Obama will this weekend become the first US president to visit Malaysia for nearly 50 years, seeking to put decades of uneasy relations behind him as both cast wary eyes on a rising China.

S Korea ferry survivors are 'also victims'

23 April 2014, 12:52

The desperate, tragically fruitless search for survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster has so far overshadowed the damaging psychological legacy inflicted on those who survived.

Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

23 April 2014, 12:35

The US Senate's report on the CIA's use of interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed military tribunals of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay .

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