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world South Korea Ferry Watchdog Raided in Corruption Probe

South Korean prosecutors said on Thursday that they had raided the shipping safety watchdog as part of their expanded investigation following the fatal sinking of the Sewol ferry.

10 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Three Americans Slain at Hospital in Kabul, Afghan Cop Says

KABUL, Afghanistan - A rogue cop shot and killed at least three Americans at a children's hospital on Thursday, a police chief in the Afghan capital told NBC News.The attack is the second time this month a member of the Afghan security forces has turned a gun on foreign civilians.

17 minutes ago // VOA

world Ukraine: Police Take Back a City Hall from Separatists, Army Repels Attack on Base

Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says police have driven pro-Russian separatists out of the city hall in the eastern city of Mariupol. Avakov said in a Facebook post Thursday that city officials are free to return to work. He gave no details how the building was retaken, but reported no casualties.The government also says Ukrainian forces repelled an attack by armed separatists on an army base in the town of Artemivsk. One soldier was wounded.Ukraine says it is relaunching what it ca

18 minutes ago // Time

world Iraq: Suicide Attack Kills at Least 10 People

BAGHDAD Iraqi officials say a suicide attack on a police checkpoint south of the capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 10 people and wounded 18. A police officer says the bomber drove his explosives-laden car into the checkpoint at the entrance of the southern city of Hillah, about 95 kilometers 60 miles south of…

23 minutes ago // Fox News

world Iraqi officials: Suicide bomber hits checkpoint south of Baghdad, kills at least 10 people

Iraqi officials say a suicide attack on a police checkpoint south of the capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 10 people and wounded 18.

24 minutes ago // ABC

world UK Police Seek to Halt Brits Joining Syria Rebels

UK police seek to discourage British youths from going to Syria to support rebels

25 minutes ago // ABC

world Militant Group in Egypt Says It Killed Officer

Egypt: Militant group claims responsibility for bombing, killing police officer

26 minutes ago // Fox News

world Egypt: Militant group claims responsibility for bombing, killing police officer

An Islamic militant group in Egypt has claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed a senior police officer the day before.

26 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Three Americans Slain at Hospital in Kabul, Afghan Cop Says

KABUL, Afghanistan - A rogue cop shot and killed at least three Americans at a children's hospital in the Afghan capital on Thursday, a police chief NBC News.The attack is the second time this month a member of the Afghan security forces has turned a gun on foreign civilians.

27 minutes ago // Fox News

world UK police seek to discourage British youths from going to Syria to support rebels

British police are launching a nationwide bid to prevent young people from traveling to Syria to take part in the fighting there.

27 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Israeli boycott case: court strikes out part of racial discrimination lawsuit

Sydney academic Jake Lynch says judges decision a blow to legal centre Shurat HaDins aim of outlawing BDS in Australia Continue reading...

28 minutes ago // Reuters

world Hong Kong's "milkshake murderer" loses bid for final appeal

HONG KONG Reuters - American expatriate Nancy Kissel, who is serving a life sentence in a Hong Kong jail for the "milkshake" murder of her Merrill Lynch banker husband, failed in her last bid to appeal her conviction on Thursday.

29 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Ukraine rivals clash as US blames Russia

Two confrontations reported by Kiev government as US president accuses Russia of going against spirit of Geneva deal.

33 minutes ago // Fox News

world Ukraine official claims separatists ejected from southeastern city hall

Police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern Ukrainian city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Thursday, but local police officials and protesters presented quite another picture of what happened.

36 minutes ago // VOA

world Australia Climate Plan Leaves Emission Cuts with Government

Australia on Thursday released a draft climate plan that would leave the government responsible for funding the nation's emission cuts while the nation's biggest carbon emitters would only be liable if they exceed historically high levels.   The A$2.55 billion Emissions Reduction Fund is the Liberal government's main weapon to meet its target of cutting Australia's climate-changing emissions to 5 percent below 2000 levels by 2020.   Australia must cut CO2 emissions

36 minutes ago // ABC

world Bomb Kills 4 in Pakistan; Airstrikes Hit Militants

Suicide bomber kills 4 in Pakistan, including officer; military airstrikes kill 16 militants

38 minutes ago // Sky News

world 'Ukraine A Pawn In US Game Against Russia'

Russia's Foreign Minister says the US and EU are behind the Ukraine crisis, as Obama warns Moscow new sanctions are "teed up".

39 minutes ago // VOA

world Obama: Senkaku Islands Fall Under US-Japan Defense Treaty

President Barack Obama has reaffirmed the U.S. treaty commitment to defend Japan, including a group of East China Sea islands claimed by both Tokyo and Beijing.Following a Thursday meeting in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Mr. Obama explicitly stated the Senkaku Islands fall under the treaty obliging the United States to defend Japan if attacked. "Let me reiterate that our treaty commitment to Japan's security is absolute, and Article 5 covers all territories under Japan

39 minutes ago // ABC

world Iraq Officials: Suicide Attack on a Checkpoint South of Baghdad Kills at Least 10 People

Iraq officials: Suicide attack on a checkpoint south of Baghdad kills at least 10 people

39 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Joe Hockey signals big changes will come after next election

As Labor builds its 'broken promises' critique, treasurer says Australians will have opportunity to make judgment at next poll Continue reading...

40 minutes ago // Reuters

world U.S. would reassess aid if Hamas-PLO form government - official

WASHINGTON Reuters - The United States would have to reconsider its assistance to the Palestinians if Islamist group Hamas and the Palestinian Liberation Organization form a government together, a senior U.S. administration official said on Thursday.

41 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Three Americans Slain at Hospital in Kabul, Afghan Cop Says

KABUL, Afghanistan - A rogue cop shot and killed at least three Americans at a children's hospital in the Afghan capital on Thursday, a police chief NBC News.District police chief Colonel Hafiz Aliza said that at least one of the American nationals was a doctor.

44 minutes ago // New York Times

world British Moves to Prevent Young People From Joining Syrian War

The campaign reflects growing concern in Europe that jihadis returning home from the conflict represent a great danger.

44 minutes ago // New York Times

world British Moves to Prevent Young People From Joining Syrian War

The campaign reflects growing concern in Europe that jihadists returning home from the conflict represent a great danger.

46 minutes ago // Time

world Almost All of Syrias Chemical Weapons Have Now Been Removed

U.S. President Barack Obama says the removal of "87%" of Syria's chemical arsenal without the use of force can be credited to U.S. leadership, even as Syrian opposition groups report the use of chlorine gas by the Assad regime in several attacks last month

49 minutes ago // BBC

world Syria helpers' 'radicalisation' fear

Anti-terror police are concerned the Syria conflict is "radicalising" humanitarian volunteers from Wales.

52 minutes ago // BBC

world Ecclestone trial begins in Germany

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone appears in court in the German city of Munich to face bribery charges that carry a 10-year jail term.

55 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Ukrainian forces defeat rebels in 2 eastern towns

The interior ministry confirmed the rebel assault and claimed it was led "by a Russian soldier".

57 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Three Americans Slain at Hospital in Kabul, Afghan Cop Says

KABUL, Afghanistan - A cop shot and killed at least three Americans at a children's hospital in the Afghan capital on Thursday, a police officer told NBC News.District police chief Colonel Hafiz Aliza said that at least one of the American nationals was a doctor.The U.S.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Obama reaffirms commitment to Japan on tour of Asia allies

TOKYO Reuters - U.S. President Barack Obama assured ally Japan on Thursday that Washington was committed to its defense, including of tiny isles at the heart of a row with China, but denied he had drawn any new "red line" and urged peaceful dialogue over the islands.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Students return to school hit hardest by S. Korea ferry disaster

Students in the city hit hardest by the South Korean ferry disaster returned to classes Thursday, their school campus a tragic landscape of yellow ribbons, chrysanthemums and photos of classmates and teachers who make up the vast majority of the more than 300 people feared dead.

1 hour ago // Time

world Afghan Security Guard Kills Three Foreigners at a Kabul Hospital

An Afghan security guard opened fire on three foreign doctors working at a hospital in the Afghan capital, before being shot and wounded in the ensuing melee

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Direct Action: Coalition will provide an extra $1bn to emissions reduction fund

Only 130 Australian companies will have any limits set on their greenhouse pollution Continue reading...

1 hour ago // VOA

world Security Guard Opens Fire in Kabul Hospital, Kills 3

A security guard has opened fire at a hospital in the Afghan capital, killing three foreigners and wounding at least one other person. Afghan police said the attack occurred Thursday at western Kabul's Cure Hospital, which is run by a United States-based charity group. At least one of those killed was a doctor. Officials could not comment on the nationalities of any of the victims. Foreign civilians in Afghanistan have been the target of several attacks this year. Earlier this mo

1 hour ago // New York Times

world 3 American Doctors Killed by Guard at Afghan Hospital

It was the second apparently unprovoked attack on foreigners in recent weeks, coming after the shooting of two journalists.