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world Coalition's Church 'split' and AGM anger

Claims that the coalition is split over the role of the Church of England, shareholders 'anger' at Barclays AGM and the debate over crime figures attract headlines.

12 minutes ago // CBS

world Families' frustration grows as leads fizzle in search for Malaysian plane

The week's developments in the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

15 minutes ago // VOA

world Obama Warns North Korea Against Nuclear Test

U.S. President Barack Obama is warning of a "firm response" should North Korea go ahead with a fourth nuclear test that some analysts and officials say could take place in the coming days.Speaking to South Korean media before landing in Seoul, Mr. Obama said "Pyongyang will gain absolutely nothing from another nuclear test except to deepen its own isolation from the international community."South Korea's government has warned that the North appears to be making preparatio

23 minutes ago // Fox News

world Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet set to widen with no clues found in targeted area

The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said Friday.

28 minutes ago // Reuters

world Obama wraps up Japan visit but no trade deal

TOKYO Reuters - U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up a state visit to Japan on Friday during which he assured America's ally that Washington would come to its defense, but failed to clinch a trade deal key his "pivot" to Asia and to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reforms.

28 minutes ago // Reuters

world Search for missing Malaysian jet may take years: U.S. official

SYDNEY Reuters - The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is likely to drag on for years, a senior U.S. defense official told Reuters on Friday, as an underwater search for any trace of the plane's wreckage off west Australia appeared to have failed.

32 minutes ago // Fox News

world US, Japan make headway in TPP trade talks

Closing two days of around the clock negotiations, U.S. officials said Friday that they reached a breakthrough with Japan to move forward a stalled regional trade pact even though gaps remain that could still upend a final agreement.

44 minutes ago // BBC

world William and Kate at Anzac Day events

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pay their respects to Australia's war dead on the final day of their tour.

45 minutes ago // Reuters

world Search for missing Malaysian jet likely to take years: U.S. official

SYDNEY Reuters - The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is likely to drag on for years, a senior U.S. defense official told Reuters on Friday, as an underwater search for any trace of the plane's wreckage off west Australia appeared to have failed.

49 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Obama in Asia: US president fails to clinch Japan trade deal

Hopes of supporting pivot to Asia flounder after round-the-clock talks deadlocked over farm produce and cars Continue reading...

49 minutes ago // BBC

world 'He couldn't believe he was lovable'

The story of one young man who 'couldn't believe he was lovable'

50 minutes ago // Fox News

world US, Japan say TPP trade talks make headway, though broad agreement still out of reach

U.S. officials are claiming a breakthrough with Japan on a stalled regional trade pact, even though gaps remain.

52 minutes ago // VOA

world Kerry Accuses Russia of Ignoring Geneva Agreement On Ukraine

The United States has accused Russia of orchestrating armed resistance in eastern Ukraine. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday warned Moscow of crippling economic sanctions if it fails to adhere to commitments it made earlier this month in Geneva. Russia has begun military exercises close to its border with Ukraine and says it is ready to step in to defend pro-Russian separatists.   Kerry said Thursday there is no doubt that Russia has sent armed men who have occupied government b

54 minutes ago // Reuters

world Empty spaces mark Korean school tribute for missing ferry victims

ANSAN, South Korea/SEOUL Reuters - A floral tribute to the children who drowned in a sinking South Korean ferry displays photographs of the victims in their school uniforms, while lines of empty spaces wait to be filled with photos once those still missing are confirmed dead.

57 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Obama Lands in South Korea With North in Mind

Barack Obama arrives in South Korea with a warning for Pyongyang as the White House continues to keep a wary eye on North Korea's nuclear test site.

59 minutes ago // CBS

world Connecticut teen says school nixed her date for the prom

18-year-old senior says school officials consider her boyfriend too old to go to high school's big dance

1 hour ago // The Times of India

world US unwilling to give up Middle East peace process yet

Even diplomats and experts sympathetic to Kerry's desire to soldier on with the talks declared the Mideast peace process on life support.

1 hour ago // BBC

world In pictures: Anzac Day

Images of Australians and New Zealanders around the world gathering on Anzac Day to remember those who fought and died for their countries, on the 99th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.

1 hour ago // The Times of India

world Obama lands in Seoul as NKorea nuclear test fears grow

Barack Obama arrived in Seoul on Friday to growing signs North Korea was defiantly readying another nuclear test, and with South Koreans in a state of national mourning over the sinking of a ferry full of schoolchildren.

1 hour ago // VOA

world Obama Warns North Korea Against Nuclear Test

President Barack Obama is warning of a "firm response" should North Korea go ahead with a fourth nuclear test that some analysts and officials say could take place in the coming days.   Speaking to South Korean media before landing in Seoul, Obama said "Pyongyang will gain absolutely nothing from another nuclear test except to deepen its own isolation from the international community."   South Korea's government has warned that the North appears to be making

1 hour ago // VOA

world Obama Warns North Korea Against Nuclear Test

President Barack Obama has arrived in South Korea on the second leg of an Asian tour, with a warning to North Korea against conducting a fourth nuclear test. In a newspaper interview with South Korea's JoongAng Ilbo, released just before his arrival Friday, Obama said: "If North Korea were to make the mistake of engaging in another nuclear test, it should expect a firm response from the international community." Before Obama wrapped up a two-day visit to Japan earlier Friday,

1 hour ago // VOA

world Obama Warns North Korea Against Nuclear Test

U.S. President Barack Obama has arrived in South Korea on the second leg of an Asian tour, with a warning to North Korea against conducting a fourth nuclear test.In a newspaper interview with South Korea's JoongAng Ilbo, released just before his arrival Friday, Mr. Obama said, "If North Korea were to make the mistake of engaging in another nuclear test, it should expect a firm response from the international community."Before Mr. Obama wrapped up a two-day visit to Japan earlier F

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world Residents of Rio slum wracked by conflicts with police stage demo in Copacabana neighbourhood

Protests continue in Copacabana beach neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro after the burial of Douglas Pereira, whose shooting death sparked clashes with police and residents of the Pavao-Pavaozinho favela

1 hour ago // The Times of India

world Vladimir Putin calls the internet a CIA project

Russias parliament, this week, passed a law requiring social media websites to keep their servers in Russia and save all information about their users for at least half a year.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Ecuador expels US military attaches

All 20 defence department employees at US embassy ordered to leave South American country by the end of the month Continue reading...

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Obama wraps up Japan visit after security pledge but no trade deal

TOKYO Reuters - U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up a state visit to Japan on Friday during which he assured America's ally that Washington would come to its defense, but failed to clinch a trade deal key his "pivot" to Asia and to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reforms.

1 hour ago // Time

world Ecuador Expels U.S. Military Group

QUITO, Ecuador Ecuador has ordered all 20 Defense Department employees in the U.S. Embassy’s military group to leave the country by month’s end, The Associated Press has learned. The group was ordered to halt operations in Ecuador in a letter dated April 7, said embassy spokesman Jeffrey Weinshenker. The AP was first alerted to…

1 hour ago // VOA

world Israel Suspends Peace Talks in Response to Palestinian Unity Plan

Israel on Thursday suspended peace negotiations with the Palestinians in response to a plan by Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas to reconcile and form a unity government. These developments further complicate U.S. efforts to mediate a peace deal between the two sides. VOA's Mike Richman has more.

1 hour ago // Time

world Seabed Search for Missing Malaysian Jet to Widen

CANBERRA, Australia Authorities say the seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue. The Australian search coordination center said Friday that a robotic submarine had scanned 95 percent…

1 hour ago // ABC

world Study: US Manufacturers Gaining Competitiveness

Study: US manufacturers gain as rising wages and energy costs erode China's cost advantage

1 hour ago // VOA

world Kerry Accuses Russia of Ignoring Geneva Agreement On Ukraine

The United States has accused Russia of orchestrating armed resistance in eastern Ukraine. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday warned Moscow of crippling economic sanctions if it fails to adhere to commitments it made earlier this month in Geneva. Russia has begun military exercises close to its border with Ukraine and says it is ready to step in to defend pro-Russian separatists. Zlatica Hoke reports.

1 hour ago // ABC

world APNewsBreak: Ecuador Expels US Military Group

APNewsBreak: Ecuador expels all Defense Department employees in US Embassy's military group

1 hour ago // Newsvine

world US Propaganda on Ukraine: New York Times Retracts Russian-Photo Scoop Global Research

In the old days of journalism, we used to apply the scrutiny before we published a story on the front page or on any other page, especially if it had implications toward war or peace, whether people would live or die. However, in this case – fitting with the anti-Russi …

1 hour ago // BBC

world New hearing for Briton in US prison

A US judge orders a hearing to consider new evidence relating to the 1987 double-murder conviction of a British businessman in Miami.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Parents Confront Officials in South Korean Ferry Crisis

As Korea's ferry crisis entered a 10th day, officials agreed to consider a diving bell in the rescue operation to end a standoff with parents.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Jamaican Police Increasingly Facing Murder Charges

As unprecedented probe broadens, growing number of Jamaica police officers face murder charges