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world Obama: New Sanctions Against Russia Are 'Teed Up'

Obama: New sanctions against Russia 'teed up;' Moscow not easing tensions in Ukraine

18 minutes ago // Sky News

world Ukraine: Obama Accuses Putin Of Defying Accord

The US President says Russia is not abiding by the spirit of last week's agreement to stem the violence is eastern Ukraine.

20 minutes ago // BBC

world Police make Syria plea to UK women

British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to urge their relatives against travelling to Syria to possibly fight in the civil war.

21 minutes ago // BBC

world Education warnings 'six years ago'

A lack of a long-term vision for education in Wales, highlighted in a critical OECD report, was first raised more than six years ago, BBC Wales has learnt.

25 minutes ago // New York Times

world India Ink: Image of the Day: April 23

Arvind Kejriwal, chief of the Aam Aadmi Party, filed his nomination to contest the elections from the temple town of Varanasi in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

27 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

TOKYO Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully.

28 minutes ago // Sky News

world Royal Tour: Kate And William Bid Farewell

The Duke of Cambridge thanks Australia for "wonderful memories" and reveals Prince George's personal tour highlight.

29 minutes ago // NPR

world Apple Increases Stock Buyback, To Split Stock

Apple is giving more of its cash to shareholders and will split its stock for the first time in 9 years. It's attempting to charm investors fretting over slow sales growth and the pace of innovation.

30 minutes ago // BBC

world China releases Japanese cargo ship

China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation.

32 minutes ago // New York Times

world India Ink: What Female Voters Say About Womens Safety in Mumbai

Women from all walks of life talk about how secure they feel in Indias financial capital.

33 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world UK asks Muslim women to help curb Syria trips

Police reach out to wives, mothers and sisters in drive to stop young British men travelling to and fighting in Syria.

33 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world China frees Japanese cargo ship in $28m deal

Seizure, relating to unpaid compensation for Chinese ships leased in 1936, sparked Japanese formal diplomatic complaint.

34 minutes ago // CBS

world Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson to divorce

Wilson, who led Seattle to its first Super Bowl title in February, announced he and wife Ashton are splitting up

36 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Hong Kong, Philippines Reach Accord Over Hostage Tragedy

Hong Kong reached an agreement with the Philippines that endslingering tension over a botched attempt to end a hostage crisis in Manila four years ago that led to the death of eight Hong Kong tourists.

37 minutes ago // MSNBC

world President Obama Arrives at Imperial Palace to Meet Japanese Emperor

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Japanese Emperor Akihito, second left, and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Thursday, local time.

37 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Obama Urges China and Japan to Resolve Island Spat

President Barack Obama on Thursday called on China and Japan to resolve their long-simmering dispute over islands in the East China Sea.

37 minutes ago // MSNBC

world More Than 7 Percent of Kids on Behavioral Meds

A new survey finds that 7.5 percent of children aged 617 are taking some sort of prescription medicine for emotional or behavioral difficulties.Its a first look at the problem, and supports evidence that more and more U.S.

37 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Blackhawks Tie Series With Blues in Overtime Win

Patrick Kane added to his big-game legacy with a 4-3 OT winner to lock his Chicago Blackhawks up 2-2 with the St. Louis Blues.

37 minutes ago // Reuters

world Thai opposition leader seeks compromise to avert bloodshed

BANGKOK Reuters - Alarmed by the prospect of bloodshed in Thailand as a six-month political crisis nears a critical juncture, former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has called for talks between the government and its foes, urging compromise to restore stability.

37 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Obama reiterates military support for Japan

US president says islands at centre of Sino-Japanese dispute are Japanese and fall under terms of US-Japan defence pact.

38 minutes ago // Sky News

world Royal Tour: Kate And William Bid Farewell

The Duke of Cambridge thanked Australia for "wonderful memories" and revealed Prince George's personal tour highlight.

38 minutes ago // Reuters

world Body of Korean boy who raised ferry alarm believed found

SEOUL Reuters - A South Korean boy whose shaking voice first raised the alarm that an overloaded ferry with hundreds of children on board was sinking has been found drowned in the submerged wreckage of the vessel, his parents believe, the coastguard said on Thursday.

40 minutes ago // ABC

world Magnitude 6.6 Quake off British Columbia Coast

Magnitude 6.6 quake off British Columbia's Vancouver Island; no reports of injuries, damage

43 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Obama calls for peaceful end to island dispute

TOKYO Standing next to Japan's leader, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully.

44 minutes ago // VOA

world Ban: Security Council Must Act on Violations in Syria

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Kai-moon says the U.N. Security Council must take action to address what he calls "flagrant violations" of international law in Syria, where millions of people cannot get badly needed humanitarian aid.In a new report to the council, Mr. Ban says both the Syrian government and rebel fighters have failed to allow humanitarian access as demanded in a Security Council resolution passed in February.He says the warring sides must also lift their sieges of

47 minutes ago // Mercury News

world 6.7 quake near Vancouver Island

PORT ALICE, British Columbia AP -- The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 6.

48 minutes ago // BBC

world Indians vote on big polling day

The man who many expect to be India's next leader, Narendra Modi, is due to file his election nomination papers, as polling takes place in the sixth phase of general election.

48 minutes ago // Reuters

world Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked

KIEV Reuters - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in Ukraine and said Moscow would respond if its interests came under attack.

50 minutes ago // BBC

world NI incomes rise but half UK average

Disposable income in Northern Ireland households is increasing but is less than half of the UK average, according to an economic consultancy.

50 minutes ago // BBC

world Skill deficit a concern says survey

Skills shortages are an issue in the NI construction sector as its recovery continues, according to a survey.

52 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Prince William addresses Australian parliament video

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended an official reception at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday. William gave thanks to the people the couple had met on their visit, and praised the country's natural beauty: "There is so much to admire about Australia." Continue reading...

52 minutes ago // Mercury News

world Russian foreign minister vows firm response if interests in Ukraine are attacked

Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday promised a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine -- a vow that came after Ukraine announced a renewal of its 'anti-terror' campaign against those occupying buildings in its troubled east.

52 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.S., Japan to Push Ahead With Trade Talks

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have instructed their chief trade negotiators to push forward with efforts to reach a deal seen as crucial to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

55 minutes ago // BBC

world Facebook earnings surge on mobile ads

Social networking giant Facebook reports better than expected profits, as a surge in mobile advertising helps boost its revenues.

58 minutes ago // BBC

world Brother's death 'devastates' duchess

The Duchess of Cornwall has been left "devastated" by the news of her brother's death, Clarence House says.

58 minutes ago // ABC

world EU, Post-Soviet Republics Meet on Partnership Plan

Presidents of post-Soviet republics, EU meet in Prague over closer ties amid crisis in Ukraine