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world Combat Vehicles in East Ukraine Raise Russian Flag

A soldier said the unit was part of the 25th brigade of Ukraine's airborne forces and that they have switched to the side of the pro-Russian forces, but that couldn't be confirmed.

50 minutes ago // ABC

world Hoeness Tax Case Has Germans Dashing to Confess

Trial of ex-Bayern president Hoeness prompts surge in number of Germans confessing tax evasion

57 minutes ago // VOA

world Putin: Ukraine at Brink of Civil War

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the growing crisis in Ukraine has brought the country to the brink of civil war.The Kremlin says Mr. Putin made his comment during a telephone call Tuesday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.President Putin accused the Ukrainian government of pursuing an "anti-constitutional" path by using force against the pro-Russian demonstrators who have taken over official buildings in 10 southeastern Ukrainian towns and cities.The Kremlin says the Russian a

58 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Pro-Russia vehicles roll through east Ukraine

Military-type vehicles carrying dozens of armed men in camouflage seen rolling through Kramatorsk and Slovyansk.

58 minutes ago // Reuters

world More than 300 people missing after South Korean ferry sinks: coastguard

JINDO, South Korea Reuters - Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry sank off South Korea on Wednesday, the coastguard said, in what could be the country's biggest peacetime disaster in nearly 20 years.

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

world China growth dips as property fears rise

BEIJING Chinas economic growth slowed in the first three months of this year to 7.4 percent from a year earlier, government data showed Wednesday, dragged down by a slowdown in property investment growth as concerns rise about a possible slump in the real estate market.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Former Egypt finance minister released hours after arrest in France: source

PARIS Reuters - Former Egyptian finance minister Youssef Boutros Ghali was released following his arrest in Paris on an international warrant over corruption charges from his time in Hosni Mubarak's government, a judicial source said on Wednesday.

1 hour ago // CBS

world S. Korea ferry sinks carrying hundreds of students

Conflicting information amid frantic search and rescue operation in cold water, but almost 300 of the 476 on board ferry still missing

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Woman stabbed to death in front of son on busy Melbourne shopping strip

Police say mother of four was killed by partner who had history of domestic violence after court dispute Continue reading...

1 hour ago // BBC

world Many missing as S Korea ferry sinks

Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea, officials say.

1 hour ago // CNN

world 5 Calgary students fatally stabbed in city's 'worst mass murder'

Five University of Calgary students were stabbed to death Tuesday morning in what the city's police chief called "the worst mass murder in Calgary's history."

1 hour ago // CNN

world Militants, Ukraine army face off

With armored vehicles in its streets and troops reportedly in control of the airport, the city of Kramatorsk in eastern Ukraine was at the center of a tense standoff.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Ukraine crisis: pro-Russian separatists seize vehicles - live updates

Putin condemns Ukrainian moves as 'anti-constitutional' High-level talks to be held in Geneva tomorrow Continue reading...

1 hour ago // CNN

world Britian's royal family arrive in Australia

Prince William and family arrive in Australia. This is their latest stop on a three week tour of the region.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.K. Unemployment Falls Below BOE Threshold

U.K. unemployment fell in February below a threshold set by the Bank of England, official data showed, a fall that will prompt officials to reassess their interest-rate stance next month.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Unemployment total falls by 6,000

Unemployment has fallen in Wales by 6,000 to 102,000 in the last quarter and now stands at 6.8%, according to official figures.

1 hour ago // Sky News

world Pro-Russians 'Take Ukrainian Soldiers Hostage'

Pro-Russian militiamen have taken two Ukrainian soldiers hostage, according to the AFP news agency, as tensions continue to rise.

1 hour ago // CNN

world 2 dead, more than 200 missing as S.Korean ferry sinks

Rescue boats and helicopters scrambled to pluck passengers, most of them high school students, from a ferry as it listed and slowly sank off the southwest coast of South Korea early Wednesday.

1 hour ago // CNN

world MH370: Underwater vessel almost done with second dive

An underwater vessel searching for traces of the lost Malaysian jet is expected to complete its second dive Wednesday after the first attempt ended prematurely.

1 hour ago // Al Jazeera

world Palestinians injured in al-Aqsa clashes

Dozens of Palestinians wounded by rubber-coated bullets and stun grenade canisters during clashes with Israeli police.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world The shirt on your back: the human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry

How did the clothes you're wearing get to you? Guardian journalists trace the lifecycle of the shirt on your back via the teeming workshops of Dhaka, where labour is cheap, factories are cheaper and just going to work can be fatal Continue reading...

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

world Rescuers race to find survivors after South Korean ferry sinks

SEOUL Two have died and 293 remain unaccounted for after a South Korean passenger ferry slowly sank Wednesday off the countrys southern coast, officials said. Rescuers raced to find survivors in an elaborate operation as the ferry carrying 459 passengers, most of them high school students gradually went belly-up, then slipped deeper and deeper into the Yellow Sea.

1 hour ago // Al Jazeera

world Japan politicians defiant despite whaling ban

Parliamentary committee unanimously passes a resolution urging the government to continue whaling, weeks after ICJ ban.

1 hour ago // Al Jazeera

world Hundreds missing after South Korea ship sinks

At least 290 passengers missing following rescue of 180, as vessel carrying 475 passengers founders off southwest coast.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Baby lost in chaos of Nigerian bomb blast to be reunited with critically wounded mum, report

A Nigerian newspaper reports that a baby lost in the chaos of the bus station bomb blast in Nigeria's capital is set to be reunited with her critically wounded mother.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Saudi intelligence chief removed

Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, has been removed from his post "at his own request", state media report.

1 hour ago // Time

world South Korea Bans Immoral Hook-Up Website Ashley Madison

Authorities in Seoul has blocked a global adultery hook-up site, calling it an incitement to immorality in a nation where marital infidelity is punishable with jail-time. The site's owners call the decision "hopelessly outdated"

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: China's hard-hit steel industry

China's economy grew 7.4% in the first three months of the year - slightly better than expected, but below the government's target.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Panthers Win Lottery, Will Pick First Overall in NHL Draft

This will mark the second time in Panthers history that theyve selected first overall. In 1994, the club took Ed Jovanovski.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Halo Heroics Undone as A's Rally to Win in 11 Innings

The A's overcame Mike Trout's tying homer in the ninth for a 10-9 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Mid-April Freeze to Chill Millions as Far South as Louisiana

A unusual cold snap will have people as far south as Louisiana reaching for their winter coats Wednesday.A mass of cold air that saw temperatures in the Plains plummet below freezing Tuesday has now shifted east and will hang over a large area of the inland U.S.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Choppers Rescue Passengers From Capsized Ferry

Stranded passengers are rescued by helicopter after a large ferry capsizes off South Korea.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Hundreds Missing as South Korea Ferry Carrying Students Sinks

Almost 300 people were unaccounted for Wednesday after a ferry mainly carrying students on a high school trip capsized and sank off South Korea's coast.Two deaths were confirmed.

1 hour ago // ABC

world World Shares Rise, Shrug off Slower China Growth

World stock markets rise, shrug off slower Chinese economic growth

1 hour ago // VOA

world Technical Issue Cuts Short Robotic Submarine's Search for MH370

The robotic submarine searching for the wreckage from the missing Malaysian airliner was once again forced to cut short its mission Wednesday. The Australian agency coordinating the search said an unspecified technical problem forced the Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle to resurface. It said the vehicle was subsequently redeployed to continue the search, adding that an initial analysis of data retrieved has revealed "no significant detections."The agency gave no explanation for

1 hour ago // BBC

world Many missing as S Korea ferry sinks

Several hundred people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea, officials say.