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world Australia, New Zealand Men Killed in Yemen

New Zealand said a New Zealand man and an Australian man with links to terrorism were killed in November during a drone strike in Yemen.

11 minutes ago // ABC

world Pistorius Stumbled With His Testimony, Experts Say

Oscar Pistorius may have hurt his own defense while on the stand, defense lawyers believe.

13 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.S. Officials Say Al Qaeda Video Shows Group Still Active

A promotional al Qaeda video featuring an open public appearance by a man seen as the group's second in command surfaced Tuesday, providing unusually bold and defiant evidence of the group's continuing determination to attack the U.S.

14 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Ferry Carrying Hundreds Sinking Off South Korea

A passenger ship carrying about 470 people, including students and teachers, was sinking off the coast of South Korea, and at least two people were already dead, officials told Reuters.

16 minutes ago // Sky News

world South Korea: 'Dozens Missing' After Ferry Sinks

Hundreds of school children are told to jump off a listing ferry as the stricken vessel begins to sink.

17 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Datablog: Barry O'Farrell's term cut short, but it was longer than the average

The 43rd premier of NSW lasted 901 days in office, longer than his immediate predecessors and the average Continue reading...

22 minutes ago // BBC

world UK warns Russia on long-term future

There will be serious long-term consequences if Russia continues to destabilise Ukraine, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.

27 minutes ago // VOA

world One Dead After S. Korean Ferry Sinks

A passenger ship carrying more than 470 people has sunk off South Korea's southern coast and a massive rescue operation is under way.Officials say at least one person has been found dead. So far, at least 147 people have been rescued from the ferry.South Korean television showed the boat leaning heavily to one side, and then slowly sinking, almost completely under the water.South Korean Vice Minister of Security and Public Information Lee Gyeong-og says President Park Geun-hye has made the r

27 minutes ago // BBC

world Putin: Ukraine on brink of civil war

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns that Ukraine is "on the brink of civil war" as Kiev sends in troops against pro-Russia separatists.

28 minutes ago // ABC

world China's Growth Slows to 7.4 Percent in 1Q

China's economic growth slows to 7.4 percent, raising risk of job losses, impact on trade

28 minutes ago // ABC

world 2 Dead After Ferry Sinks off South Korean Coast

2 dead, 14 injured as after ferry carrying hundreds sinks off South Korean coast

29 minutes ago // VOA

world One Dead as South Korea Ferry Sinks

A passenger ship carrying more than 470 people has sunk off South Korea's southern coast and a massive rescue operation is under way.   Officials say at least one person has been found dead, but that 147 people have been rescued so far from the ferry, which was headed to the popular resort island of Jeju.   South Korean television showed the boat leaning heavily to one side, and then slowly sinking almost completely under the water.   South Korean Vice Minister of Securi

29 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Slackening Growth Pressures Beijing

China's economic growth slowed to its weakest pace in 18 months, putting pressure on China's leaders to allow the yuan to fall as a way to help troubled exporters and boost growth, and setting up a potential fight with the U.S. on trade and currency policy.

30 minutes ago // MSNBC

world New Video Shows Al-Qaeda Leaders Addressing Dozens of Militants

American counter-terrorism officials are examining a new video put out by a terrorism tracking watchdog group that appears to show a very large gathering of al-Qaeda members who recently escaped from a Yemen prison.

30 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Ferry Carrying Hundreds Sinking Off South Korea: Reports

A passenger ship carrying about 470 people, including students and teachers, was sinking off the coast of South Korea, and at least two people were already dead, according to the coast guard.

30 minutes ago // ABC

world 2 Dead After Ferry Sinks off South Korea's Coast

At least two people have died after a ferry carrying 447 passengers, most of them students, sank off South Koreas southern coast Wednesday.

30 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Oscar Pistorius Faces Uphill Battle in Murder Trial After Prosecutor's Barrage: Experts

The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius unleashed a fury of blistering accusations and biting questions during cross-examination last week, leaving the South African superstar fumbling, trembling and crying on the witness stand.

32 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Australia, New Zealand Men Killed in Yemen Drone Strike

New Zealand said a New Zealand man and an Australian man with links to terrorism were killed in November during a drone strike in Yemen.

39 minutes ago // VOA

world Italy's Berlusconi Sentenced to Community Service for Tax Fraud

An Italian court has ordered former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to spend the next year helping the elderly in a church-run nursing home as part of his conviction for tax fraud. Berlusconi will spend four hours a week at the home outside Milan, keeping the residents company and taking them to religious services. The former prime minister is still barred from parliament and running for political office, but he is allowed to take part in political campaigns and make restricted trips to R

39 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Tony Abbott attacks journalist over NSW 'corruption' question - video

Tony Abbott has admonished a reporter at a news conference in Liverpool, Sydney. The reporter queried whether he could still trust working with the 'corrupt' NSW government on his roads plan. The prime minister called it an 'entirely unjustified smear'. Continue reading...

39 minutes ago // Reuters

world Scores rescued from sinking South Korean ferry, two dead: officials

SEOUL Reuters - About 160 passengers, including high school students, were plucked to safety on Wednesday in a dramatic rescue from a South Korean passenger ferry sinking with 475 on board, officials said, although at least two people had died.

42 minutes ago // Reuters

world Undersea drone heads back to seafloor in Malaysia jet hunt

PERTH, Australia Reuters - Officials searching for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner were on Wednesday waiting for the results a U.S. Navy underwater drone's first full mission, after it was forced to abort its maiden deployment because it had exceeded its depth limit.

42 minutes ago // CBS

world Barefoot suspect in custody after backpacks left at Boston Marathon finish line

Police bomb squad called in to investigate unattended backpacks on anniversary of bombings; suspect seen screaming "Boston Strong!"

47 minutes ago // New York Times

world Rescuers Rush to South Korean Ferry Accident

A ferry carrying hundreds of high school students to a resort island listed and began sinking off the southwestern tip of South Korea.

50 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Suspect in 'worst mass murder in Calgary's history' is veteran police officer's son CTV News

Before we condemn him, let's see the facts. Something is missing.

53 minutes ago // ABC

world Cuban Doctors in Eye of Venezuelan Hurricane

Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane; program popular with poor, maddening to critics

55 minutes ago // Fox News

world North Korean officials complain about UK salon owner's poster mocking Kim Jong-un's hairstyle

A hairdresser in west London was confronted by two men claiming to be officials from the North Korean embassy earlier this month after putting up a promotional poster making light of dictator Kim Jong-il's distinctive coiffure. 

55 minutes ago // Fox News

world At least 1 killed, scores rescued after ferry sinks off South Korea coast

A government office says a South Korean passenger ship carrying about 470 people has sent a distress call off the southern coast after it began leaning to one side.

55 minutes ago // Fox News

world At least 2 dead, scores rescued after ferry sinks off South Korea coast

A government office says a South Korean passenger ship carrying about 470 people has sent a distress call off the southern coast after it began leaning to one side.

59 minutes ago // VOA

world South Sudan Opposition, Government Forces Clash in Bentiu

A day after a top U.S. official warned that Washington will not hesitate to impose sanctions on anyone who blocks peace in South Sudan, army and opposition forces fought for control of Bentiu, the capital of the country's second biggest oil-producing state.   James Gatdet Dak, a spokesman for former vice president turned opposition leader Riek Machar, said anti-government forces took control of the town early Tuesday after a day of clashes. Sudan Peoples Liberation Army SPLA s

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Leader of Australia's most populous state quits over failure to declare gift of $2,800 wine

The leader of Australia's most populous state quit as premier on Wednesday in the face of mounting evidence that he failed to declare a 3,000 Australian dollar $2,800 bottle of wine that arrived as a gift on his Sydney doorstep.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Tony Abbott says Badgerys Creek to get $2.9bn to upgrade surrounding roads

Work begins this year to help ease congestion as airport in western Sydney is built Continue reading...

1 hour ago // ABC

world CORRECTION: China's Economic Growth Slows to 7.4 Percent, Slowest Since Third Quarter of 2012

CORRECTION: China's economic growth slows to 7.4 percent, slowest since third quarter of 2012

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: South Korea ferry rescue under way

A major rescue operation is under way after a ferry carrying 476 people capsized off South Korea, coastguard officials say.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Royals treated like celebrities in New Zealand

How New Zealand reacted to William, Kate - and George

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Rescuers battle to save 476 passengers after ferry sinks off South Korea

One crew member reported dead as ships and helicopters race to save passengers, including hundreds of children bound for holiday island Continue reading...