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Death toll in South Korea ferry disaster crosses 150

Death toll in South Korea ferry disaster crosses 150

The toll in last week's South Korean ferry capsize off the country's southwestern coast reached 150 Wednesday as divers searched intensively inside the submerged hull.
  • Ukraine orders new 'anti-terror' operation

    Ukraine's acting president has ordered security forces to resume “anti-terror” operations in the east after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft was reportedly hit by gunf ...
  • US sending troops to Eastern Europe

    The United States is sending about 600 soldiers to Poland and the three Baltic states for infantry exercises, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, one of its highest-profile steps yet to reassure NATO allies after Russia's seizure of Crimea.
  • Militants kill second Somali lawmaker, threaten more attacks

    Unidentified gunmen shot dead a Somali lawmaker in Mogadishu Tuesday, the second Somali member of parliament (MP) killed since Monday, media reported.

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Militants kill second Somali lawmaker, threaten more attacks Rebels kill hundreds of civilians in South Sudan massacre, says UN Somali lawmaker killed in car bomb in Mogadishu Algeria's ailing president Bouteflika wins 4th term Algerians vote for new president Suspected Islamic gunmen kidnap 100 girls in Nigeria

Middle East

Syria announces presidential election for June 3 Dozens killed in series of blasts in Iraq 80% of Syrian chemical weapons shipped out: monitors Iran says reactor redesign ends dispute over plutonium production 4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed Air strike kills 13 suspected militants in central Yemen

Europe

Ukraine orders new 'anti-terror' operation US sending troops to Eastern Europe Russia expels Canadian diplomat as tensions rise Gunbattle in eastern Ukraine leaves four dead No obstacles to normalizing Russian-West relations - Putin 4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

Asia - Pacific

Death toll in South Korea ferry disaster crosses 150 South Korea ferry disaster death toll passes 100 Japanese lawmakers visit controversial war shrine Suspected communist guerrillas kill Philippine mayor South Korean president says ferry crew's actions 'tantamount to murder' Angry relatives clash with police as Korean ferry death toll rises

US & Canada

US sending troops to Eastern Europe Russia expels Canadian diplomat as tensions rise American wins Boston Marathon for first time since 1985

Latin America & Caribbean

Riot police, protesters clash in Venezuela Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico, shakes buildings Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87

South Asia

At least twelve dead in Mount Everest avalanche Pakistani Taliban end truce with government but vow to continue peace talks India top court recognises transgenders as 'third gender'

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Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas

A woman threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton on Thursday as the former secretary of state was delivering a speech at a Las Vegas hotel, but Clinton dodged ...

Pro-Russian protesters declare Donetsk republic

Pro-Russian protesters occupying a government building in eastern Ukraine have declared the creation of a separatist republic.The rebels have called f ...

Deadly flash floods hit Solomon Islands

Flash flooding has killed at least sixteen people and left 49,000 homeless in the Solomon Islands' capital Honiara, with another 40 missing ...

Magnitude-8.2 quake strikes northern Chile

A magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile's northern coast on Tuesday night, causing landslides and setting off a small tsunami that forced an evacu ...

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