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world Bridge Under Troubled Waters: Canoe Crosses Flooded River

Joe Keating pulls his son Joe along Willow Road through the flooded Otonabee River near Peterborough, Ontario on Friday, April 18. Spring run off is causing problems in much of central Ontario as warm temperatures finally melt snow and ice.

9 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Idris Elba Shares Touching Photo of Newborn Son Winston

The star of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" tweeted a sweet photo of his baby's tiny hand clutching dad's finger.

9 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Is Havana Condom Shortage Overblown?

HAVANA, Cuba -- Despite published reports about a shortage of condoms in Cuba, a majority of Havana drugstores were carrying the prophylactics, according to NBC News.

9 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Risk of Death Doesn't Stop Everest Climbers

If climbers eyeing Mount Everest were intimidated by the possibility of death, they would have stopped a long time ago.Instead, they keep coming, in growing numbers, in defiance of the danger - and often because of it.

13 minutes ago // CBS

world Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

Mohammed Whitaker, 27, has been charged with nine separate counts of armed criminal action, in addition to seven counts of shooting into a motor vehicle and an additional two for injuring people

13 minutes ago // BBC

world 'Rogue directors' crackdown planned

People convicted of commercial crimes overseas could be banned from running UK firms in an attempt to tackle "rogue directors", Business Secretary Vince Cable says.

16 minutes ago // The Independent

world Postcard from... Berlin

The monument boasts a giant statue of a Red Army soldier and two Russian T-34 tanks vehicles, which many historians argue, did more than any other piece of military hardware to help Stalin inflict humiliating defeat on Nazi Germany during the Second World War.

17 minutes ago // Mercury News

world GM South Africa Apartheid lawsuit given another chance in U.S.

General Motors, Ford Motor and IBM lost a bid to stop victims from suing them in the U.S. for allegedly aiding the former apartheid regime in South Africa.

17 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Turkey's President Rules Out Russia-Like Job Swap With Premier

Abdullah Gul indicated he was not going to become a figurehead prime minister should Recep Tayyip Erdogan become president, but it is still unclear if he plans to retire or will challenge Mr Erdogan in the August elections.

20 minutes ago // BBC

world Pope leads Good Friday services

Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.

24 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world How Rwanda's Strongman Exploits U.S. Guilt

Washington stood by during a shocking genocide 20 years ago. But today, its remorse is making it complicit in repression by an autocrat.

25 minutes ago // CBS

world Watch: Courtroom outburst following guilty verdict against Iraqi man

A San Diego jury found Kassim Alhimidi, 49, guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his estranged wife, prompting an outburst from family members

28 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world 15 Killed in Mount Everest Avalanche

An avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest killed at least 15 Nepalese Sherpa guides, making it one of the deadliest days in the history of mountaineering on the world's highest peak.

28 minutes ago // Reuters

world Obama-Abe summit to aid trade talks, not seal deal: U.S. official

WASHINGTON/TOKYO Reuters - Next week's meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a good opportunity to give impetus to Pacific trade negotiations but will not seal a deal, a senior U.S. administration official said on Friday.

33 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Besieged Muslims face murder, starvation in CAR

In normal times, the rickety wooden bridges at each end of the red-dirt main street in Boda were gateways to shops and a bustling market in the diamond-mining town in Central African Republic.

34 minutes ago // Reuters

world New Russia sanctions threats as Ukraine stalemate goes on

SLAVIANSK/DONETSK, Ukraine Reuters - A day after an international deal in Geneva to defuse the East-West crisis in Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists vowed not to end their occupation of public buildings and Washington threatened further sanctions on Moscow if the stalemate continued.

35 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Southeast Asia on Alert After MERS Death

Malaysia has put scores of villagers under surveillance and other Southeast Asian nations were on high alert after a Muslim pilgrim returning from Saudi Arabia died from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

37 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Dante's Path to Paradise

The Saturday Essay: 'The Divine Comedy' is not just a classic of world literature. It's the most astonishing self-help book ever written. Rod Dreher on how the 700-year-old poem gave him hope.

39 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he is only treating the legislation as guidance.

40 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Filipinos Rebuild Lives Five Months After Typhoon

A man stands in front of a large ship grounded by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines, on Friday.People continue to rebuild their lives five months after Typhoon Haiyan struck the coast on Nov. 8, 2013, leaving more than 6000 dead and many more homeless.

41 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Striking South African Platinum Union Says Latest Offer No Improvement

Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum Holdings and Lonmin say they have returned to their striking South African platinum miners with a fresh wage offer.

42 minutes ago // ABC

world AP Photos: Latam Catholics Pay Tribute to Christ

AP Photos: Latin American Catholics pay tribute to Christ with Holy Week traditions

44 minutes ago // ABC

world Mixed Feelings for Garcia Marquez in Hometown

Garcia Marquez's death brings back conflicted relationship with his native Colombia

44 minutes ago // NPR

world Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.

48 minutes ago // Reuters

world Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico, shakes buildings

MEXICO CITY Reuters - A powerful earthquake shook Mexico on Friday, damaging more than 100 homes in the southwestern state of Guerrero and opening cracks in some buildings but there were no reports of deaths.

52 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Cairo bomb blast kills policeman

Egyptian police officer killed in bomb attack on traffic police kiosk in Cairo's busy Lebanon Square.

55 minutes ago // New York Times

world Powerful Earthquake Rattles Mexico, Shakes Buildings

A powerful earthquake shook Mexico on Friday, damaging more than 100 homes in the southwestern state of Guerrero and opening cracks in some buildings but there were no reports of deaths.

59 minutes ago // BBC

world Pensions and privacy - front pages

The Daily Express says people are releasing equity from homes to "top up" their pensions, while other papers are concerned about state intrusion into privacy.

1 hour ago // Newsvine

world Ukrainian Militias Prepare for Possibility of Russian Invasion - SPIEGEL ONLINE

In terms of their numbers, right-wing groups were only a minority during the Maidan protests, but they formed the backbone of the revolt against the Yanukovych government. When initially peaceful protests turned violent, it was right-wing groups who defended the barricades, thr …

1 hour ago // VOA

world Pope's Good Friday Service Underscores Plight of Suffering

The plight of immigrants, the poor, the sick, the elderly, unemployed and prisoners dominated Pope Francis' Good Friday service at Rome's Colosseum as he led Catholics around the world in commemorating the day Jesus died. The pope, in the run-up to the second Easter of his pontificate, presided at the traditional "Via Crucis" Way of the Cross service around the ancient Roman ruin. Sitting on a chair on the Palatine Hill just opposite the Colosseum and often kneeling to

1 hour ago // Al Jazeera

world Scores of abducted girls freed in Nigeria

Education official confirms release of 44 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram fighters in restive Borno state.

1 hour ago // BBC

world US raises Ukraine pressure on Russia

The US threatens tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international deal to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Republican shot dead in west Belfast

A prominent dissident republican, Tommy Crossan, has been shot dead in west Belfast.

1 hour ago // Sky News

world South Korea Ferry Disaster Captain 'Arrested'

Lee Joon-Seok is "behind bars" after pictures showed him jumping to safety as hundreds of children remained trapped on the ship.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Korea Arrests Ferry Captain

Authorities arrested Lee Jun-seok, captain of the sunken South Korean ferry, as one of the crew confirmed accounts the captain was among the first to abandon the ship.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world The Lede: Turkish Women Use Twitter to Fight Sexual Harassment

Thousands of Turkish women have taken part in a Twitter campaign to voice outrage at men who invade their space by spreading their legs while sitting next to them on buses and trains.